Community Newsbriefs

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 […]

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 […]

Mercy Vocational High School celebrates 60 years of ‘building tomorrow’s workforce today’

PHILADELPHIA – Mercy Vocational High School students met with more than 150 business people during the fourth annual corporate REACH Breakfast Oct. 8. Eight students moved the crowd to a standing ovation by sharing stories of their past, current accomplishments and future aspirations. Each student represented one of MVHS’s career and technical education shops, including […]

Immaculata Alumni Association celebrates 85 years

IMMACULATA – Immaculata University recently held its annual President’s luncheon. Among honored guests was Pennsylvania State Sen. Andrew Dinniman who represents the state’s 19th district, which includes Chester and Montgomery counties. He presented Immaculata with a special commendation in honor of the alumni association’s 85th anniversary.

Waldron Mercy Academy students take a stroll for a good cause

MERION – Waldron Mercy Academy students participated in the school’s annual Mercy Walkathon to benefit WMA’s outreach efforts and Mercy Housing and Development, a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy in Gulfport, Miss., that helps those affected by the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina.WMA students from the early childhood class to eighth grade walked […]

Daughter of famous Deco artist visits Sacred Heart

BRYN MAWR – Louise Dunn, a graduate of Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr and daughter of acclaimed Art Deco muralist and designer Hildreth Meière (1892-1961), visited her alma mater Oct. 8.Dunn is an authority on the works of her mother, and she spoke to the Sacred Heart students about Meière’s […]

St. Bede’s renovation campaign gets a boost from MBS alumni

HOLLAND – Alumni of Most Blessed Sacrament School in Southwest Philadelphia gathered for a luncheon at the Springfield Country Club Oct. 9 in support of the campaign to renovate St. Bede the Venerable Church in Holland. Nearly 60 alumni enjoyed a gourmet luncheon and took advantage of the event to catch up with old friends […]