Community Newsbriefs

Devon Prep students raise nearly $25,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

DEVON – More than 130 Devon Prep upper school students stayed “Up for a Cause” recently to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.Devon Prep’s Christian Action Program (CAP) sponsored the event, a 12-hour night of fun and games beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and ending at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. […]

St. Joseph-St. Robert girls win Villa Joseph Marie’s ‘Sciatholon’

WARRINGTON – St. Joseph-St. Robert School recently selected girls in seventh and eighth grades to participate in Villa Joseph Marie’s 21st annual Sciatholon. The seventh grade team finished first in the competition in the seventh grade spanision. The competition included a lab activity, science problem and jeopardy-style round of science questions.Participants included Kathryn DiFurio, Caitlyn […]

St. Mary surgeon perform surgery for bladder cancer with less invasive technique

LANGHORNE – A urologist at St. Marcy Medical Center recently performed a radical cystectomy on a 75-year-old woman with bladder cancer using the daVinci Surgical System. While the robotic-assisted laparoscopic approach is not widely adopted for this complicated surgery, what is even more remarkable is that Dr. Ilia Zeltser also reconstructed the woman’s urinary tract […]

St. Bede commences annual penny drive

HOLLAND – The penny collections have begun in earnest at St. Bede School in Holland. For the fourth year, St. Bede’s students will be raising funds to help needy families in the area – and they’ll have a lot of fun doing it.According to Principal Margi Slomiany, “This event has become a meaningful Thanksgiving tradition […]

St. Malachy Parish hosts annual Irish concert

PHILADELPHIA – St. Malachy Parish’s annual Irish concert took place Nov. 7, featuring musician and folklorist Mick Moloney along with guest performers Dana Lyn, Billy McComiskey and Caitlin Finley.Moloney is profiled in the Encyclopedia of Ireland. A reception followed the performance. All funds raised benefitted St. Malachy Parish.

St. John students go on a ‘safari’

LOWER MAKEFIELD – St. John the Evangelist School in Lower Makefield presented an enrichment program titled “Global Safari” Nov. 11. The program took students on an interactive and captivating geographical journey across the oceans and seas visiting various countries throughout the globe. The program showcased live animal ambassadors and cultural artifacts from around the world. […]

St. Patrick students visit Friends Home

KENNETT SQUARE – The and second and fourth grade classes at St. Patrick School walked to the Friends Home in Kennett Square Oct. 28 to play bingo with some of the residents who live there as a service to the community. Prizes were given to all the winners. Everyone enjoyed lemonade and a tasty treat. […]

Mount St. Joseph Academy presents ‘Hairspray’

FLOURTOWN – Mount St. Joseph Academy’s fall production of “Hairspray” featured senior Mary Beth Gries as Tracy Turnblad. Set in 1962 Baltimore, Turnblad earns a spot on a local TV dance show and uses her new role to bring integration to the segregated city. The show opened Nov. 5 in the school’s Fournier Auditorium and […]

Father JudgeTurkey Bowl tickets on sale

PHILADELPHIA – The holiday tradition continues this year as the Father Judge Crusaders take on the Railsplitters of Lincoln High School on Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, at 10 a.m. The game will take place at Lincoln Field, located at Rowland Avenue and Bleigh Street in Northeast Philadelphia. Tickets cost $5 and are on sale in the […]

Oct. 23: Grief workshop at St. Thomas of Villanova, Rosemont

ROSEMONT – “To Comfort All Who Mourn: A Workshop for Parish Bereavement Ministry Teams” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Chapel of St. Thomas of Villanova Parish in Rosemont.Mass will be celebrated prior to the workshop at 9 a.m. in the parish chapel.Geared to bereavement and grief […]