Bishop Daniel E. Thomas will celebrate Mass to open the school year at St. Andrew School, Drexel Hill, on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.
Following Mass he will preside over the blessing and dedication of the two school buildings. The main entry to the school, administrative offices, pre-K and kindergarten classrooms were recently renovated.
The school buildings will be renamed in honor of the first two pastors of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, Fathers Joseph McShain and John Hughes.
Father McShain served as the founding pastor of St. Andrew Parish from 1916 through 1949. Father Hughes succeeded him as pastor until 1971. The current pastor, Msgr. Albin Grous, began his tenure in 2008.
St. Andrew School, located at 535 Mason Avenue in Drexel Hill, currently enrolls 357 students representing 250 families.