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July 18, 1991 | By John Hirokawa, Special to The Inquirer
The last Mass ever to be held in the old St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church in Warminster had just finished, leaving only empty pews and many happy memories of its 36-year history. Sunday morning, as the organist played "Alleluia! Sing to Jesus" on the small Wurlitzer organ at the rear of the church, several parishioners stopped to look back with tears of sadness. Others, however, were in a hurry to rush over next door to the new 18,000- square-foot church building, which was to be dedicated at the 11:15 a.m. Mass by Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, archbishop of Philadelphia, in his first official appearance since returning from Rome for his elevation to cardinal.
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December 17, 1990 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
Academy of the New Church coach Scott Daum was missing two starters for a nonleague game against host Moorestown Friends on Friday. But it is doubtful whether senior guard Dave Closterman (charley horse) and sophomore guard Steve Viscalla (sprained ankle) would have made a difference. "They were quicker, faster and stronger than us," Daum said after the host team pummeled the Lions, 88-32. "We just weren't able to keep up with them. " Junior forward Jason Reuter scored 12 points to lead the Lions (1-3)
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June 17, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two weeks after announcing the painful consolidation of 24 parishes into 10, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia had something to celebrate Saturday in Chester County. St. Joseph parish in Downingtown, the second-largest in the archdiocese, with 4,400 families and more than 14,500 parishioners, opened a new $9.6 million church with a rite of solemn dedication by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput. The new church on Manor Avenue, with seating for 1,200, incorporated stained-glass windows from closed Philadelphia churches.
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March 6, 1988 | By Charles McCurdy, Special to The Inquirer
The West Goshen Zoning Hearing Board has held a public discussion about whether to allow the Christ Community Church of West Chester to build a new church on 34 acres on Phoenixville Pike near Greenhill Road. At a meeting Tuesday night, the three-member board discussed the church's request for a special exception to the residential zoning in the area. The church also has sought a variance from conditions of the zoning ordinance requiring public water and sewer service for such a facility.
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October 25, 2004 | By Frank Kummer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Rev. Maximino Cotto's boiler at home blew this month, singeing his eyebrows. Then his car broke down. But the worst part of his month came Friday night when the church he oversees in Camden, Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal (Pentecostal Church of God), burned. The congregation had just purchased the historic church, the former home of Rosedale Baptist Church, on Oct. 1. It spent about $10,000 and hundreds of volunteer hours fixing the building the last few weeks. It had held only one regular service, on Oct. 17, before the blaze.
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August 13, 1995 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When the Rev. Ralph Petersen told his daughter, Julianne, that he was moving to a new Lutheran church in the Oxford area, she asked what its name was. He couldn't tell her. Nor could he tell her exactly where it would be. That's because Mr. Petersen, pastor of Advent Lutheran Church in Westtown for the last 22 years, is establishing a mission church, the first step in starting a new congregation. "We don't have a name or a place to meet yet, so she wasn't quite sure what I was getting into," said Mr. Petersen, who came to Advent three years after it began as a mission church and watched it grow to a membership of 1,050.
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November 7, 1993 | By Judy Baehr, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Today we celebrate with joy. Our years of planning and waiting are complete. Our dreams have come true. That refrain, composed by a parishioner and sung to the calypso cadence of two 12-string guitars, seemed to sum up the feelings of many of the members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish last weekend as their new church was dedicated. The time-honored ceremony, which may be performed only by a bishop, is solemn, joyous and replete with Christian symbolism. Bishop James T. McHugh, who heads the Diocese of Camden, described the rite as "one of the most important things a bishop can do, second only to ordaining priests.
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February 2, 2016 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Staff Writer
MANY Philadelphians know that Richard Allen founded Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church after he and fellow pastor Absalom Jones led a walkout from St. George's Methodist Church in Old City in 1787 to protest segregated seating. But V. Yvonne Studevan is certain that most folks don't know about Allen's other civic and humanitarian deeds. "He just made such an impact on the world," said Studevan, a descendant of Allen's. Long before the Civil War, Allen wrote pamphlets calling for the abolition of slavery and helped former slaves find refuge.
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January 25, 2016
Boys' Basketball BICENTENNIAL LEAGUE Delco Christian at Holy Ghost Prep, 7 CATHOLIC LEAGUE Archbishop Wood at Bonner-Prendergast, 7 Lansdale Catholic at Bishop McDevitt, 7 La Salle at Archbishop Carroll, 7 West Catholic at Cardinal O'Hara, 7 Conwell-Egan at Archbishop Ryan, 7 PIONEER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Spring-Ford at Phoenixville, 7:30 TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE Mercy Vocational at Barrack Hebrew, 5 NONLEAGUE ...
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December 25, 2015 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
An Atlantic City pastor was searching for a miracle so he could relocate his small church to a safer home. A retired Jewish businessman from Cherry Hill was looking to sell a parcel of land valued at $75,000 to $125,000. Together, they settled on a price: $0. It may have been the holiday spirit, or a blessing. Either way, prayers were answered for the City of Hope Worship Outreach Center and Pastor Kenneth Applewhite. "It was a feel-good type of thing. I wanted to do it, and I did it," James Horowitz, 82, said of his decision to donate the vacant land on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., so the congregation could build a new church.
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November 5, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Caroline Steller scored a career-high three times on Tuesday. But when the game was on the line, she wisely shared the glory. Steller passed to Cammy Toddy who tapped in the winning goal with 4 minutes, 31 seconds remaining as Merion Mercy rallied to defeat Christopher Dock, 4-3, in a District 1 Class AA field hockey semifinal. Steller scored two of her three goals in the second half as he Golden Bears erase a 2-1 halftime deficit. Jill Bolton scored all three goals for Dock.
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October 22, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
A fledgling, predominantly African American church with no permanent home is suing a Burlington County town after municipal land-use officials denied the group a variance to rent space in a warehouse building for services. The 25-member My Father's House Ministry filed the lawsuit against Delanco on Monday in federal court in Camden, accusing the township of "unlawful actions" and for instituting a "discriminatory zoning ordinance. " The township's Joint Land Use Board in June rejected the church's application for a use variance at the building on the 900 block of Coopertown Road, which is zoned for industrial purposes and houses an asphalt business.
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