People and Events

SS. Simon and Jude School delivers presents to 350 needy families

Students, the school community and parishioners collected toys and other gifts as part of the Angel Tree Program of the Delaware Valley Children’s Charity, begun 30 years ago in West Chester by parishioners.

Holy Cross Regional School inducts student council members

The regional Catholic school in Collegeville, Montgomery County, held elections for officers and class representatives, followed by a prayer service and induction ceremony.

Mater Dei Catholic School hosts veterans for prayers, lunch

The regional Catholic school in Lansdale welcomed all U.S. service veterans to a Veterans Day prayer service Nov. 11, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony and a “Hoagies for Heroes” lunch.

SS. Simon and Jude School welcomes new principal

Sister Regina Elinich, I.H.M., now leads the 345 students of the West Chester parochial school. She brings years of educational leadership experience in Philadelphia, Allentown and other areas.

Native of Newtown ordained a Dominican priest

Father Gregory Pine, son of Barry and Regina Pine of St. Andrew Parish in Newtown and is a graduate of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, was ordained for the Dominican congregation May 21.

Neumann U. director to be only U.S. speaker at Vatican session

Lee DelleMonache, head of the Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development, will speak on sports and mercy next month for the Congregation for Catholic Education's conference.

Royersford parish invites sisters for door-to-door visits

Two sisters of the Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate will visit every home in Sacred Heart Parish starting Sept. 6. The sisters will reach out to the entire Christian community and the unchurched.

New study said to show lack of evidence for ‘born that way’ gender claims

"Sexuality and Gender" argues that people’s assertions to be homosexual at birth or that they are “trapped” in the body of a different gender are not supported by scientific evidence, say two scholars.

Philadelphia pastor begins 2nd role as Neumann U chaplain

Father Stephen D. Thorne will care for the sacramental life of students, faculty and staff at the Franciscan university while remaining pastor of St. Martin de Porres Parish, North Philadelphia.

Ethnic, religious communities in archdiocese share food and fun at picnic

About 200 people from 14 communities present in the Philadelphia Archdiocese enjoyed an international potluck lunch and cultural performances at the Family Fun Picnic July 16 at St. Charles Seminary.