People and Events

Families gather to say goodbye to St. Francis de Sales School

The Aston, Delaware County parish school closed after 121 years on June 16, preceded by a dinner celebration of remembrance and the graduation ceremony for the last eighth-grade class.

Nurse working with blind and deaf seniors receives top health care award

Registered nurse Molly Crumley leads Mercy LIFE's Valley View Center in Elwyn, Delaware County, oversaw training for three are providers who are deaf became certified nurse aides.

Two Catholic schools compete in First in Math program

The 24 Game, a way to teach mathematics that is both fun and effective, was the focus of awards for students at Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School in Wallingford and St. Laurence School in Upper Darby.

Collegeville school ends school year with fun Field Day

Holy Cross Regional Catholic School in Montgomery County hosted games and activities for the children in grades one through four June 14.

St. Andrew Parish marking 100 years with Mass, party

The Drexel Hill Parish welcomes all current and former parishioners to a Saturday evening Mass led by Archbishop Chaput and gala to follow on June 25. The parish also is planning for its continued growth.

Royersford parish celebrates its patronal feast day

Sacred Heart Parish celebrated its feast Friday, June 3 with morning Mass and an evening holy hour with benediction. Parishioners prayed a special prayer in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Seminary’s School of Theological Studies offers new degree

Formerly called the Religious Studies Division and in recent years the Graduate School of Theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, a new master's in philosophy joins traditional degree and certification programs.

Mother of Providence students noted for their poetry

Nine students of the Wallingford regional Catholic school read their poems aloud in the Delaware County Poetry Competition. See some samples of their work.

Gesu School’s gala raises $371,000, honors archdiocesan pastor

Funds raised at the May 5 event, which also honored the efforts of Father Stephen D. Thorne, will support the independent Catholic grade school in North Philadelphia.

North Philadelphia seniors enjoy special brunch event

Norris Square Senior Center hosted a brunch for local low-income seniors that was organized by the facility's partners, Catholic Social Services, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and Presby's Inspired Life.