Community Newsbriefs

Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great lead pilgrimage

PHILADELPHIA The 79th annual pilgrimage honoring the Mother of God on the grounds of the motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Basil the Great in Fox Chase has as its theme “Let it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38). On Oct. 2 the theme will be developed during the Akathist to […]

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 […]

St. Katharine Drexel Parish chapel site for day of service for Immaculata students

CHESTER – More than 100 Immaculata University students spent Aug. 28 sprucing up the chapel at St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Chester. The students painted, cleaned the inside and outside of the church, pulled up rugs and repaired and cleaned the food cupboard there. Msgr. Joseph McLoone, pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, along with […]

Villa Maria teacher participates in French language convention

MALVERN – Dianne J. Goddard, French teacher at Villa Maria Academy, Malvern, recently attended the 83rd annual convention of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). A teacher for 12 years, Goddard was an active participant in the gathering of more than 450 French teachers from around the U.S. and from several other countries. […]

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 […]