The thousands of spectators attending the annual Independence Day parade in Glenside, Montgomery County, will see a reminder of Catholic education in their community, in addition to the flags and patriotic colors.
Families and the school communities of 10 area Catholic elementary and high schools in Montgomery and Bucks counties plus Philadelphia will walk in the parade that begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 4. The 112th annual celebration in Glenside is said to be one of the oldest in the nation.
The Catholic school marchers in the parade will carry banners for their school and wear T-shirts bearing the image of Pope Francis, showing their support for the coming World Meeting of Families and papal visit, and to support the theme “A Gift of Catholic Education.”
The Catholic school participation in the event is spearheaded by Debbie Cauterucci, advancement director at Our Lady of Mercy School in Maple Glen and Leon Wisniewski, a parent at the school.
The following schools will march in the parade in support of Catholic education:
Our Lady of Mercy, Glenside; Our Mother of Consolation, Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia; St. Joseph the Protector, Glenside; Queen of Angels, Willow Grove; Nativity of Our Lord, Warminster; Presentation B.V.M., Cheltenham; Good Shepherd, Ardsley, St. Albert the Great, Huntingdon Valley; Archbishop Wood High School, Warminster and Bishop McDevitt High School, Wyncote.
Help us keep you informed -- CatholicPhilly.com can't do it without youDuring CatholicPhilly.com's fall donation campaign, you have a way to help us deliver the kind of news you need to know about the Catholic Church, especially in the Philadelphia region, and the world in which we live. Every household's costs keep rising, and we're no different. We make sure your dollars in any amount go a long way toward continuing our mission to inform, form in the Catholic faith and inspire the thousands of readers who visit every month. Here is how you can help:
- A $100 gift allows us to present award-winning photos of Catholic life in our neighborhoods.
- A $50 gift enables us to cover a news event in a local parish, school or Catholic institution.
- A $20 gift lets us obtain solid faith formation resources that can deepen your spirituality and knowledge of the faith.
- A small, automated monthly donation means you can support us continually and easily.
Please join in the church's vital mission of communications by offering a gift in whatever amount that you can -- a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more, or a monthly donation. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Or by credit card here: