A festival honors merged parishes' two cultures

Jul 19, 2015 375

by Jason Laughlin

A fried-dough kiosk. Roulette wheels. A lemonade and iced-tea stand. All signs of a typical small-town festival, but at Swedesburg's Sacred Heart Parish in Montgomery County, they represent more than summer fun.

This weekend's Festival of Families is an attempt to heal the hurt inflicted when the Archdiocese of Philadelphia merged two Bridgeport Catholic parishes, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Augustine, into Sacred Heart last summer.

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Source: http://www.philly.com/

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