Amazing Grace
Mar03

Amazing Grace

Stand for a moment facing any of the tall stained glass windows at St. Malachy Church in North Philadelphia, and you’ll learn everything you need to know about its early history just by reading a few of the dedications: “In Memory of Helen A. Devlin” “Gift of John O’Neill” “In Memory of George Kelly” Founded in 1850 by Irish immigrants fleeing An Gorta Mor—the Great Hunger—the church that is now described as “a beacon of hope” on...

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“A Real Irish Mass”
Mar01

“A Real Irish Mass”

St. Malachy’s, one of the city’s oldest historically Irish parishes, will host a special Hibernian Mass on Sunday. All are welcome … Hibernian or not.

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“A Real Irish Mass”
Mar01

“A Real Irish Mass”

St. Malachy Church boasts a largely African-American congregation today, but way back in 1850, when it was dedicated, the church provided food for the soul for Irish immigrants seeking escape from the desperation of the Great Hunger and pursuing a better life in Philadelphia. So in Charlie McNulty’s view, it’s only fitting that the church, at 1429 North 11th Street in North Philly, play host to a “real Irish Mass.” That Mass is...

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25th Annual Irish Concert With Mick Moloney and Friends
Nov09

25th Annual Irish Concert With Mick Moloney and Friends

The concert benefited what has been called a “beacon of hope”: St. Malachy’s Mission School in North Philadelphia.

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Another Successful Benefit for St. Malachy’s
Nov09

Another Successful Benefit for St. Malachy’s

Mick Moloney brought his musical friends for the 23rd time to help raise money for this parish school in North Philadelphia that has strong Irish ties.

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