Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
The Traditional St. Paul Parish Procession of Saints
Father John Large leads this year's procession, which has long been a customary part of the annual parish May celebration.
It starts at the historic Saint Mary Magdalen Church (712 Montrose St.), and pauses for the Blessing of the Market at 9th and Washington. The procession concludes at St. Paul Catholic Church (808 S. Hutchinson, at Christian St. between 9th & 10th).
St. Mary Magdalen was the first Italian parish in the United States, formed in 1852 by Bishop John Neumann to meet the spiritual needs of Philadelphia's Italian immigrant community.