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Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia celebrates National School Lunch Week with a special day at one of its newest school partner sites, Saint Cecilia in the city’s Fox Chase section.
Catechists and others working with deaf people have a new tool for religious formation. The National Catholic Office for the Deaf (NCOD) has produced a video series titled “Strengthen in the Faith: Confirmation.”
Teenagers and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing and are preparing to receive the sacrament of confirmation can now study through [...]
Archbishop Charles Chaput hosted a town hall style forum on faithful citizenship on Saturday October 13, 2012. St Elizabeth parish in Uwcland hosted the event. Hundreds of people from the area attended to hear Archbishop Chaput speak and answer questions about Catholics and politics. He addressed issues of social justice, the HHS mandate, being Catholic and being Pro-Choice is not possible among others. When addressing the people he said “I call you as a Catholic to forget about the labels, be a liberal sometimes, a conservative sometimes, but a Catholic first”.
St. Joseph’s University inaugurated Jesuit Father C. Kevin Gillespie as its 27th president on Oct. 12.
His appointment as president marks a return to St. Joseph’s for the Narberth-raised Father Gillespie, who after graduating from SJU in 1972 went on to earn master’s degrees in psychology from Duquesne University and in divinity from the Jesuit School [...]
On Thursday October 11,2012 the Archdiocese of Philadelphia honored five remarkable Catholic school graduates with its 2012 Distinguished Graduate Award, also known as the Archdiocesan Hall of Fame. The event honors Catholic school alumni who have not only achieved professional success in their chosen fields, but also demonstrate a commitment to living their lives by the Gospel Values that guide and define Catholic education in the Archdiocese. Bishop Michael Fitzgerald presented the honorees with their awards. The Emcee for the evening was Mr. Bob Kelly, CBS 3 Traffic Reporter and Graduate of North Catholic High School. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. offered remarks as well as the final prayer. Mayor Michael Nutter also attended to congratulate the honorees. Guests were entertained by the 20 members of the All Catholic Jazz Band under the direction of Mr. Matthew Schwartz. Rachel Campana, a student at Archbishop Wood High School in Bucks County sang the National Anthem and Collin McDonald a student at Bishop Shanahan High School in Chester County performed on the piano.
La Salle University presented Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., D.D., with an honorary degree on October 7 at its honors convocation ceremony for his lifelong commitment to the Catholic faith and inspirational leadership.
From left, Beneficial Bank Vice President of Lending Operations Merle Brown; Cristo Rey Admissions Coordinator Unique Saunders; Cristo Rey students Yohalis L., Mark H., Kelliann A. and David J.; and Beneficial Bank Vice President of Community Development Robert Juliano.
Four students from the new Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School didn’t just start another school year Sept. [...]
Students and teachers of the new St. Katharine Drexel Regional School in Holland shared a special day at the resting place of the school’s namesake, the St. Katharine Drexel Shrine in Bensalem, where they prayed before the saint’s tomb at the Motherhouse of the Blessed Sacrament Sisters Sept. 26.
The school was formed by combining the [...]
On Sept. 27 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS Peter & Paul Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated the annual Puerto Rican mass with a dozen other priest and deacons from the archdiocese. Coral Nueva Creacion Choir with Damaris Thillet and Diego Correa provided music for the night. Before mass there was a procession of the holy rosary.
Nell Stetser of Havertown was installed as the first lay principal in the 89-year history of Waldron Mercy Academy at an Installation and Commitment Ceremony held in the Sisters of Mercy Convent Chapel. The event was attended by students, parents, members of the Board of Trustees, family and friends.
On behalf of the Sisters of Mercy, [...]