People and Events

St. John the Baptist creates cross of Lenten petitions

The Manayunk parish will bring the needs of its flock to Christ on Good Friday in a dramatic display.

Cereal, peanut butter collected to help Mercy ministries in city

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries benefited from recent donations that will provide 2,925 bowls of cereal and 2,557 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for needy families in North Philadelphia.

For one Philly priest, all roads lead to Rome

After serving throughout the Philadelphia archdiocese, Father James Oliver returns to Rome to join the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy -- and to reconnect with old friends.

St. John’s Hospice savors the taste of Super Bowl victory

Residents of the Catholic Social Services ministry benefited from a cash donation and a clam chowder luncheon, thanks to a friendly wager between Archbishop Chaput and his colleagues in Boston.

Indian Catholics of region collect clothes for homeless in city

Members of the Indian American Catholic Association made a large delivery of clothes on Dec. 2 to benefit the Whosoever Gospel Mission, a Christian homeless shelter in Philadelphia’s Germantown section.

Little ones at Holy Cross School tell Christmas story in cutest way

The second, third and fourth graders of the regional Catholic school in Collegeville told the story from the view of the farm animals at the Nativity in their annual Christmas show held at St. Eleanor Church. 

Sales exec to take leadership of Archbishop Ryan HS

Michael Barnett, a telecommunications executive and 1990 graduate of Ryan, has been named the new president of the archdiocesan school in Northeast Philadelphia. He is a business leader and former teacher.

Neumann U passes the torch of leadership in grand inaugural

For the first time in 21 years, the Neumann University community gathered this month to inaugurate a president: Chris Domes became the sixth president in a ceremony rich in regalia and medieval symbolism.

Warrington Catholic school prays rosary on Fatima centenary

Students of St. Joseph/St. Robert School gathered in the parish prayer garden to pray together on the 100th anniversary of Mary's apparitions to children in Fatima, Portugal.

Financial literacy was theme for day at Roman Catholic HS

A free program by Customers Bank was offered at the archdiocesan high school for freshmen to learn topics such as filling out the FAFSA college financial aid form, understanding a pay stub and buying a car.