"The Cathedral of The North" 


Church of the Holy Child

Parokya Katolika ng Mahal na Birhen ng Pag-Asa, Simbahan Ng Santo Niño  

Parroquia Católica Nuestra Señora de La Experanza,  Iglesia del Santo Niño 

Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church

Kicked off its Black History Month Sunday programs with a lecture by the Rev. Rayford Emmons. He is currently the parochial vicar of the Holy Cross Catholic Community that consists of three Mount Airy parishes — Holy Cross, St. Therese of the Child Jesus and St. Madeline Sophie. He is also the first African American priest ordained in the Philadelphia Archdiocese. 

(Martin de Porres Foundation March Newsletter)

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The Mission of the Martin de Porres Foundation: The goal of the Martin de Porres Foundation is to develop lay leadership among African American/Black Catholics. This is achieved through undergraduate and graduate education as well as training in Ministry and Leadership skills. The Foundation supports these lay leaders in their efforts to advance Catholicism in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. 

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