Catholic school students along with officials celebrate the amount raised by all Catholic students this year in support of the archdiocesan schools of special education, May 6 at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center in Philadelphia. (Photo by Sarah Webb)

Archdiocesan high school students from across the Philadelphia Archdiocese raised $57,238 this year for the four archdiocesan schools of special education in the Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities initiative announced by officials May 6 at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center in Philadelphia.

Joining students from John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School and Roman Catholic High School were, as seen above from left, Kathleen Gould, director of special education; Irene Horstmann Hannan, CEO of Faith in the Future Foundation; Sarah O. Hanley, acting CEO of the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia which runs the annual Catholic Charities Appeal; and Sister Maureen Lawrence McDermott, I.H.M., superintendent of secondary schools, Office of Catholic Education.

The schools of special education include Our Lady of Confidence School, St. Katherine Day School, Archbishop Ryan Academy for the Deaf and St. Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments.