Community Newsbriefs

Vatican correspondent, analyst to speak at Old St. Joseph’s

PHILADELPHIA – John Allen, Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter and Vatican analyst for CNN and National Public Radio, will speak at Old St. Joseph’s Church at 7 p.m. Oct. 5. Allen will discuss his latest book “The Future Church: How Ten Trends are Revolutionizing the Catholic Church.” The social justice and adult education […]

SJU president to become president of Creighton University

PHILADELPHIA – St. Joseph’s University president, Jesuit Father Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., will leave the university at the conclusion of the current academic year to become the president of Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.Father Lannon’s departure comes as the university concludes its capital campaign, which to date has raised $139 million of its stated $150 […]

Devon Prep students hold school supplies drive

DEVON – Throughout the summer Devon Prep’s Christian Action Program collected over 4,300 school supplies for St. Elizabeth’s Community Center in North Philadelphia. The items, such as notebooks, pencils, crayons, pens, folders and backpacks, helped nearly 200 needy families.

New faculty Join Holy Child Academy

Drexel Hill – Holy Child Academy welcomed two new faculty members this fall, first grade teacher Nancy Menno and reading teacher Lauren Gallagher. Menno most recently she taught at St. James School in Elkins Park, which closed in June. Gallagher most recently worked in the Upper Darby School District.“We’ve experienced a lot of change at […]

Devon Prep Students return to campus changes

DEVON – When Devon Preparatory School students arrived on campus for the first day of school on Sept. 1, they were greeted by new faculty members and saw campus construction. Father James J. Shea, Sch.P., headmaster, served as the principal celebrant for opening day Mass and welcomed new faculty including: class of 1994 alumnus Mark […]

St. Luke goes ‘back to school’ for the 90th time

GLENSIDE – St. Luke the Evangelist School in Glenside opens its doors this fall for the 90th year Sept. 8. It welcomed 35 new kindergartners and 15 new students in grades one through eight, bringing enrollment to 340 students, the highest in the last several years. Sister William Adele, S.S.J., the principal, said that the […]

Holy Child Academy hosts religious education lecture series

DREXEL HILL – Holy Child Academy will host the second and third sessions of its three-part adult religious education series in October and February 2011. Father Stephen D. Thorne, director of the archdiocesan Office for Black Catholics, will lead “The Liturgy of the Word” Oct. 20 and “The Liturgy of the Eucharist” Feb. 28, 2011, […]

Sacred Heart student selected for leadership program

BRYN MAWR – Rosemary Affatato, a senior at The Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr, was selected to participate in the Economics for Leaders program conducted at the College of William and Mary in July. Rosemary was one of 32 students from around the country who was accepted into the Foundation […]

Holy Child Academy receives grant

DREXEL HILL – Holy Child Academy received a $5,000 grant from the Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Fund to support its continued field house renovations. The grant money will be used to purchase and install new bleachers. As an anchor in the Upper Darby community, the field house is one of the most utilized areas […]

Octoberfest remembers Bucks County vets

DOYLESTOWN – The second annual Octoberfest hosted by Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Doylestown, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in the gymnasium. Special attention will go to parishioners serving in the military. At any time Our Lady of Mount Carmel has more than 30 active military members. […]