Catholic Schools Week

Roman Catholic H.S. hosts prayerful, fun week of events

Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia kicked off Catholic Schools Week with a 1:15 p.m. Mass Monday, Jan. 27, followed by a 40 Hours devotion.

For a dead language, Latin is thriving in Northeast Phila.

A distance learning program links St. Cecilia’s eighth graders with freshman and juniors at Archbishop Ryan High School, where they all enjoy studying Latin.

Mass and homecoming at St. Francis de Sales School

On Sunday, Jan. 29 following a Family Mass at 11:30 a.m., St. Francis de Sales School in Aston will host a special “homecoming” in the school from 1 to 3 p.m. Alumni, past faculty and staff, current students and their families, parishioners and members of the community are welcome to attend both events. For more […]

Banners of Sacred Heart donated to schools

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T HAVERTOWN – A fundamental reason for supporting Catholic schools is to nurture the faith of Catholic children as they receive their education. This point is brought home by large banners of the Sacred Heart of Jesus which Children of the Father, a Havertown-based lay organization, is in the process […]

Retreat helps convey St. Paul’s message to youth

By Arlene EdmondsSpecial to The CS&T Picture Bucks County youths listening intently. They are hearing about the highlights of the life of a famous man that can serve as a role model. Those who work with them are also present, garnering ways they can help the young people follow in this illustrious figure’s footsteps. This […]

New head coach maintains Roman’s basketball legacy

Sports ColumnistJohn Knebels One day soon, people will talk with Roman Catholic basketball coach Chris McNesby and not feel the need to ask what it’s been like inheriting the reins from a legend. Note from McNesby – no need to hurry. After taking over for former coach Dennis Seddon this season, McNesby realized that he […]

Our Lady of Grace rallies community for shut-ins

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T PENNDEL – It was most definitely a day on, not a day off, on Jan. 19 in the gymnasium of Our Lady of Grace School, Penndel. There, a couple hundred volunteers marked Martin Luther King’s birthday by assembling meals for distribution to physically frail shut-ins by Aid for Friends […]

St. Anastasia takes on Day of Service

By Ruth HeilSpecial to The CS&T NEWTOWN SQUARE – The cafeteria of St. Anastasia School was transformed into a sewing shop, card shop and sandwich shop as activities commemorated the Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 19. In the morning, prayers were stitched into brightly colored fabric to create pillowcases and quilts […]

Dedication makes West Oak Lane school special

By Arlene EdmondsSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – The 30 kindergarten students at St. Athanasius-Immaculate Conception School in the city’s West Oak Lane section are high energy and eager. Walk into the orderly classroom and you will know that a Christ-centered education is being delivered here. The respectful young pupils sit on the floor mat […]

Young writer sees fiction published in national magazine

By Nadia Maria SmithCS&T Staff Writer Eleven-year-old Maura Avington is a budding writer with a promising future. She was the winner of American Girl magazine’s latest short story contest and had her story published in the January/February issue of the national magazine loved by many tweens. “I was really, really excited,” Maura said. “I was […]