Catholic Schools Week

Roman Catholic H.S. hosts prayerful, fun week of events

Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia kicked off Catholic Schools Week with a 1:15 p.m. Mass Monday, Jan. 27, followed by a 40 Hours devotion.

For a dead language, Latin is thriving in Northeast Phila.

A distance learning program links St. Cecilia’s eighth graders with freshman and juniors at Archbishop Ryan High School, where they all enjoy studying Latin.

Mass and homecoming at St. Francis de Sales School

On Sunday, Jan. 29 following a Family Mass at 11:30 a.m., St. Francis de Sales School in Aston will host a special “homecoming” in the school from 1 to 3 p.m. Alumni, past faculty and staff, current students and their families, parishioners and members of the community are welcome to attend both events. For more […]

Our Lady of Grace rallies community for shut-ins

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T PENNDEL – It was most definitely a day on, not a day off, on Jan. 19 in the gymnasium of Our Lady of Grace School, Penndel. There, a couple hundred volunteers marked Martin Luther King’s birthday by assembling meals for distribution to physically frail shut-ins by Aid for Friends […]

St. Anastasia takes on Day of Service

By Ruth HeilSpecial to The CS&T NEWTOWN SQUARE – The cafeteria of St. Anastasia School was transformed into a sewing shop, card shop and sandwich shop as activities commemorated the Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 19. In the morning, prayers were stitched into brightly colored fabric to create pillowcases and quilts […]

Dedication makes West Oak Lane school special

By Arlene EdmondsSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – The 30 kindergarten students at St. Athanasius-Immaculate Conception School in the city’s West Oak Lane section are high energy and eager. Walk into the orderly classroom and you will know that a Christ-centered education is being delivered here. The respectful young pupils sit on the floor mat […]

Young writer sees fiction published in national magazine

By Nadia Maria SmithCS&T Staff Writer Eleven-year-old Maura Avington is a budding writer with a promising future. She was the winner of American Girl magazine’s latest short story contest and had her story published in the January/February issue of the national magazine loved by many tweens. “I was really, really excited,” Maura said. “I was […]

Principal of St. Luke School receives national award

By Arlene EdmondsSpecial to The CS&T Sister of St. Joseph William Adele, principal of St. Luke the Evangelist School in Glenside, received the prestigious 2009 Robert J. Kealey Distinguished Principal Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) recently. She will be presented the actual honor at the Elementary Department Awards Banquet to be held […]

St. Hubert creates space for art to inspire

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls is justly proud of its newly renovated art room, all bright and shiny and thoroughly up-to-date thanks to a recent capital campaign. There is new flooring, lighting and a ceramics facility with a kiln, as well as new counters, sinks, […]

Special ed students inspired to do their best

Archdiocesan schools of special education change the lives of students and their parentsBy Nadia Maria SmithCS&T Staff Writer Christina Bogdan, a mother of 10 children, didn’t know that her doctor had ordered genetic testing when she was pregnant with her seventh child, Andrew. The results indicated that her child might be born with Down syndrome. […]