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Eagles fans from archdiocese and beyond rejoice at parade

February 9th, 2018 Posted in Featured, Local Sports Tags: ,

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PHILADELPHIA — Dreams do come true.

Faithful fans of the Philadelphia Eagles, who captured their first Super Bowl championship Feb. 4, also captured the hearts of up to 2 million people who packed the row-house-lined streets and grand boulevards of the city for a parade under a bright, cloudless sky Feb. 8.

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As with long-suffering Job, persistence pays off for Eagles’ fans

February 8th, 2018 Posted in Opinion Tags: , , ,

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On the morning before the Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl in franchise history, Catholics at Mass on the fifth Sunday in ordinary Time, Feb. 4, heard the story of Job.

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Tears of joy for Eagles fans include memories of loved ones

February 5th, 2018 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese, Uncategorized Tags: ,

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Those not from our area might believe they understand the flood of emotions coming from people after the Philadelphia Eagles ended their franchise Super Bowl drought and claimed their first NFL Championship since 1960.

They think they get it. Other teams have had long droughts, some longer than the Eagles.

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Donnie Jones: From Catholic school all-star to Super Bowl punter

February 2nd, 2018 Posted in National News Tags: ,

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MINNEAPOLIS — Philadelphia Eagles punter Donnie Jones understands how rarely a chance to play in the Super Bowl comes around.

“I’ve only been once in 14 years, so it’s hard,” said Jones, 37. “I’ve tried to explain to these young guys that you don’t know when you’re going to get another shot. We’ve got to make the most of this, enjoy the week and get ready for playing the game on Sunday.”

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Nun in Florida rewarded with trip to see beloved Philadelphia Eagles

February 2nd, 2018 Posted in Featured, National News Tags: ,

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MIAMI (CNS) — Step into the principal’s office at Epiphany School in Miami, and you’ll think you’ve entered a shrine for the Philadelphia Eagles.

And you’ll be right — as you scan the banners, blanket, desk, chair and other items, all in the green and silver hues of the pro football team.

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E-A-G-L- … oh, wait, this story is about priests offering Mass

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Catholic coaches and players of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles have clear game plans for making Sunday Mass in the midst of prepping for big games each week.

Msgr. Mike Foley and Father Tom Barcellona celebrate Mass for the respective Super Bowl-bound teams they serve.

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Eagles Fever continues with Holy Angels ‘Souper Bowl’

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It’s not officially an epidemic, but it’s not as if you can go anywhere in New Castle County or most of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington schools and not get a touch of Super Bowl Fever courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The NFC champion Eagles earned themselves a pass to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis to square off Feb. 4 against the New England Patriots after Sunday’s 38-7 walloping of the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field.

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St. Mark’s High School students show off Eagles green

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Students from St. Mark’s High School wore Eagles gear on Friday, Jan. 19 to show their support for the Philadelphia Eagles  prior to Sunday’s Eagles game for the NFC championship against the Minnesota Vikings. The Eagles won 38-7 to advance to Super Bowl LII. 

 

St. Mark’s students Brandon Holmburg, Chloe Maher, Joey Centrone and Victor Marcelo show off their Eagles gear in the school cafeteria on Friday, Jan. 19.
(Courtesy St. Mark’s High School)

St. Mark’s students Shayna Torres, Kara Dougherty, Kate Creswell and Grace Sawyer wear their Eagles jerseys at school on Friday, Jan.. 19. (Courtesy St. Mark’s High School)

Saint Mark’s alumni Josh Weldin’ 15, an intern with the Eagles, got the chance
to pose with the NFC Championship trophy after the game. (Courtesy St. Mark’s High School)

 

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