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ABC_5375On another beautiful May afternoon, St. James School celebrated the feast day of St. James the Less in the historic Church of St. James the Less (est. 1846), followed by a delicious lunch in the school’s Di Bruno Bros. Neighborhood Kitchen.

ABC_5467During Mass, The Rev. Sean Mullen (school co-founder and rector of Saint Mark’s Church Locust Street) spoke of the fourth grade class, a tale that had many in the audience raising a brow. When his story turned a page in the middle, and everyone realized he was referring to a conversation he had with the chickens in the school yard coop, all were thoroughly entertained.

Philadelphia mayoral candidate Doug Oliver speaks to the school body during lunch

Philadelphia mayoral candidate Doug Oliver speaks to the school body during lunch

The school and it’s feast day guests were also joined at lunch by Philadelphia Mayoral candidate Doug Oliver, who spoke enthusiastically and eloquently about the needs for change in the city. Oliver’s mother was also in attendance and enjoyed her time with the students.