People and Events

Arts festival showcases excellence in Catholic schools

The Showcase of Excellence program this spring will take place at six locations featuring the academic and fine arts work of students at 65 Catholic schools throughout the archdiocese. Find a Showcase location near you.

Waldron Mercy names new principal, Ann Marie Braca

The private Catholic school in Merion Station announced its selection of Braca, who currently is principal of Holy Family Regional School in Phoenixville. She helped put the school into the black and improve technology for students.

Devon Prep students win big at regional science tourney

Nine students among Devon's 30 participants won medals at the recent Science Olympiad at Neumann University. More than 1,000 middle school and high school students from 60 schools in the region took part.

Holy Cross School’s robotics team wins at U Penn event

The Collegeville regional school's team designed a robot using Legos that will help to avoid vehicle collisions with deer by alerting both drivers and animals. Their design won first place at the regional robotics competition.

Doylestown Catholic school planning Uptown Hoedown fundraiser

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is selling chances to win a new Chevrolet truck or $25,000 at the event April 29, which also features music, dancing and food, all to benefit the school's technology programs.

Lessons of life and caring: A little chick shall lead them

The third grade children at St. Ephrem School in Bensalem cared for seven eggs until they hatched, then cared for the chicks, during a classroom project last week. Don't miss our endearing photos.

St. Vincent Parish featured in televised Mass

Participants from St. Vincent de Paul Parish in the Mass airing Sunday, Feb. 26 at 5:30 a.m. on Channel 6 were omitted from the closing credits.

Students in schools, PREPs do a ‘Souper’ job collecting food

Sixteen Catholic schools and parish religious education programs (PREP) in the Philadelphia Archdiocese collected 15,000 pounds of food plus money for the “Souper Bowl of Caring,” the largest amount for the drive in recent years.

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.