St. Thomas Acquinas is a multi-cultural parish located in South Philadelphia. While some of the heirarchy of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have been accused of grevious offenses, the people of this local parish possess a true vibrancy of spirit, faith and a strong community bond with the richness and appreciation of cultural diversity. They provide an example of what "church" truly means. Even though this parish is financially struggling to survive, there is a strong commitment to serve as a beacon for many.
The celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe provides just a small insight into a church of the people.