Community Newsbriefs

North Wales school honors local military servicemen

National Guard members from the Horsham Air Guard Station and veterans from Chalfont VFW Post #3258 visited Mary Mother of the Redeemer School at an assembly Jan. 26.

St. Christopher School honors local peace officers

Students from Kindergarten through eighth grades sang songs, gave thanks and presented plaques to 50 firefighters and police officers visiting the Northeast Philadelphia school this week.

La Salle U honors top IT exec of Philadelphia Archdiocese

La Salle University honored Franz Fruehwald, chief information officer for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and a La Salle alumnus, with its 10th annual IT Leadership Award at a ceremony Nov. 10.

Veterans honored at Cheltenham school assembly, lunch

Presentation B.V.M. School in Cheltenham invited all veterans of various branches of the armed forces to join in a prayerful celebration of Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11.  The entire school community offered thoughtful words, prayers and songs of thanks to approximately 20 veterans who attended the liturgy at Presentation B.V.M. Church. These special guests […]

St. Joseph’s Prep marks 125th anniversary of Church of the Gesu

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Church of the Gesu Nov. 10 with tours, Mass and a historical reflection at the church. Nearly 500 people attended the event including many former parishioners of the parish, which closed in 1993. The church, located at 18th and Thompson streets in North Philadelphia, is […]

Warrington students make, sell cupcakes for cancer cure

Students of St. Joseph/St. Robert School in Warrington held a “Cupcakes for a Cancer Cure” event this month that raised $200 to support families that have a loved one receiving cancer treatment. The above eighth-grade students who made and sold cupcakes during lunch at the school include (from left): Rebecca Alexander, Jessica Butler, Brianna Wade, […]

Photo of the day

A 6-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy hold their soft toys Nov. 19 in the devastated waterfront shanty town of Guiuan, Philippines, in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. (CNS photo/Wolfgang Rattay, Reuters)

Sheryl Crow sings at St. Mary’s event for breast cancer survivors

St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne and radio station 92.5 FM WXTU partnered for the first time to offer a special recognition luncheon honoring breast cancer survivors Nov. 13 at the Triumph Brewery in New Hope. About 30 survivors and a guest were invited to the special luncheon, which included an empowering and inspirational program […]

Bishop Shanahan student wins leadership award

Audrey Rucker of Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown received the Widener University High School Leadership Award. A plaque her name will be displayed in the school. Rucker was selected from among 17 nominees from high schools in the tri-state area to receive the award, along with a $20,000 scholarship to Widener where she will […]

Aston parish sixth graders serve community before confirmation

  As part of their preparation for the sacrament of confirmation, sixth graders from St. Francis de Sales School and Parish CCD program in Aston, Delaware County, participated in several service projects.  Some students worked as a team to package items from the St. Francis de Sales Home and School Association’s annual Fall Outgrown Clothing […]