People and Events

La Salle High toasts 263 grads, sets online ceremony

The Catholic school in Wyndmoor will welcome the Class of 2020 as alumni in a livestreamed program Saturday, May 30 with student and guest speakers.

Villanova U names Augustinian priest VP for mission and ministry

Father Kevin DePrinzio will lead the office that helps ensure the university’s commitment to living out its Augustinian Catholic mission. He succeeds Barbara Wall, who will retire after 50 years at Villanova.

TV Mass continues every Sunday morning on Channel 6

See the schedule for coming weeks, with celebrants and liturgical ministers, for the Mass televised on 6ABC every Sunday morning.

Time flies as preschoolers celebrate 100 days in class

On Feb. 7, students and staff at Casa del Carmen Preschool Academy in Philadelphia dressed in senior style for the occasion. The learning center, operated by archdiocesan Catholic Social Services, has earned top marks from the state’s education department.

Mater Dei Catholic School marks meaning of Christmas

The Lansdale school held its Christmas Pageant Dec. 10, featuring all of the school's students and led by the eighth graders. The evening was filled with carols, prayer and plenty of Christmas spirit.

Blue makes debut as new Holy Family U mascot

Boosting spirits at the Northeast Philadelphia university's events and campus life, Blue can’t wait to mix and mingle with the crowds at games and help them get loud.

Kids and teachers join in prayer, holiday meal

Students and staff from Our Lady of Confidence Day School and the Marion Bolger Recreational Program gathered on Nov. 22 to give thanks and show off their cooking skills.

West Catholic alum returns to his roots

La Sallian Christian Brother Robert Schieler met with students and staff of the school on Nov. 19. Now superior general of his order, he continues the work of its founder, the patron saint of education.

Regina Luminis Academy makes the honor roll

The Berwyn-based school, one of the five Regina Academies, was recognized by the nonprofit Cardinal Newman Society for its commitment to Catholic, classical liberal arts education.

Fundraising effort sending youths to pro-life events

Eighty local high school students will be attending the annual March for Life and the conference of Students for Life Jan. 24-25, 2020, and funds are sought to send 200 more teens.