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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 […]

Pilgrimage information sessions to be held for next year’s World Youth Day in Spain

World Youth Day 2011, Aug. 16-21 in Madrid, Spain, is less than a year away.The Philadelphia Archdiocese’s Office for Youth and Young Adults (OYYA) is sponsoring a pilgrimage from Philadelphia to Spain for the event.OYYA is currently conducting information meetings for prospective pilgrims.The archdiocesan trip, scheduled for Aug. 10-22, includes a pre-trip excursion to Lourdes, […]

St. Hilary students Zumba

RYDAL – Students in kindergarten through eighth grades at St. Hilary School in Rydal kicked off their yearly wellness program with Zumba lessons in the school yard Sept. 22. “Zumba is basically aerobic moves set to Latin music,” said Ellen Romano, a Zumba instructor who led children and faculty in the exhilarating workout. In addition, […]

Holy Child Academy receives grant from Connelly Foundation

Drexel Hill – Holy Child Academy received a $15,000 grant from the Connelly Foundation Sept. 24 to advance the school’s mission of providing a competitive academic program and to help the school continue implementing Web 2.0 technology. The awarded grant is restricted to purchase Dell netbooks for the middle school.“With this grant we will be […]

Ryan volleyball team to raise money for Autism

PHILADELPHIA – The girls’ volleyball team at Archbishop Ryan High School will be hosting Bishop McDevitt for a league match Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. with a special emphasis. The team will be raising money for Autism.“I was really impressed that they chose this cause,” said head coach Nora Kramer. “I strongly believe in the […]

State Rep. Tim Briggs meets robotics team at Mount St. Joe Academy

FLOURTOWN – State Rep. Tim Briggs visited Mount St. Joseph Academy in Flourtown Sept. 17 and met with the school’s robotics team, the Firebirds.Before presenting him with a team t-shirt Mary Elizabeth Entwistle, president of the Firebirds, and Hannah Farrell, vice president, acquainted the representative with the world of robotics by explaining the program and […]

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 […]