Blooming in faith

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer BENSALEM – Karen Laich likes flowers so much, her employees tease her that if she were looking at dresses, she’d likely buy one with a floral motif. “I enjoy them in any setting – they are beautiful,” said Laich, owner of Flower Girl Florist, located in the Showcase Plaza […]

From childhood job to career

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA – As a boy, Marc Connelly made spending money mowing lawns for parishioners from his church, Christ the King, in Northeast Philadelphia. Today, as owner and operator of MGC Landscaping, Connelly makes a living maintaining many commercial and residential grounds in the Philadelphia Archdiocese. Christ the King Parish […]

Keeping faith ‘down the shore’

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T OCEAN CITY, N.J. – It is 8:45 a.m. on a sunny Saturday morning, and a dozen or so people are reciting the rosary at St. Frances Cabrini Church in Ocean City, N.J. Before the hour strikes, the numbers will swell to more than a hundred for the morning Mass. […]

Room 117: Memories and hope

Guest ColumnistBy Father Stephen D. Thorne On May 16, I gathered with my classmates to offer Holy Mass, share a meal and give thanks to God for 10 years of priestly service. As I sat in the pews of Immaculate Conception Chapel at our Seminary, I spiritually revisited all of my assignments as a priest. […]

Media business puts faith in advertising

By NADIA MARIA SMITHCS&T Staff WriterMEDIA – Integrity and honesty are the foundation for Syndicate Pictures. A full-service advertising and communications company, it offers consultation, branding materials such as business cards, logos and letterhead, and full-scale advertising campaigns involving television, radio, and internet advertising and direct mail campaigns. “We are experts in the science and […]