Community Newsbriefs

Quarter-ton of peanut butter & jelly collected by King of Prussia school

Following Jesus’ directive to feed the poor and under the leadership of the student council, Mother Teresa of Calcutta (MTC) Regional Catholic School in King of Prussia collected 8,995 ounces of peanut butter and jelly throughout the month of October for the local Norristown office of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The […]

St. Bridget Parish hosts talk on life of parishioner Grace Kelly

St. Bridget Parish in the East Falls section of Philadelphia hosted a talk by Louise Feder of the Michener Museum in Doylestown on Grace Kelly Nov. 3 at the church. Kelly and her siblings were all baptized in St. Bridget Church, and her family was an integral part of the parish’s history. Some current parishioners remember her as a child sitting in the pews of the church.

Cheltenham Catholic school installs student leaders

Presentation B.V.M. School in Cheltenham installed more than 30 student leaders at a ceremony Oct. 31. The young people will play vital roles in leading their classmates and school community throughout the year. Each one has a unique leadership quality to contribute to the various groups they are representing.  Some of the eighth graders are […]

Montco Catholic schools help NDS collect 68,000 lbs. of peanut butter and jelly

Nutritional Development Services (NDS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia completed its successful 2013 Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive in conjunction with archdiocesan schools and outreach programs during a celebration event Nov. 4 at Mater Dei Catholic School in Lansdale, Montgomery County. NDS recognized students from the school, which is mainly composed of longtime NDS supporters […]

Photo of the Day

West Catholic Prep's junior quarterback Antwain McCollum sprints upfield during West's win over Neumann-Goretti to capture the Catholic League AA championship Nov. 2. See more photos in our Photo Gallery, and watch for coverage next week of championship football games this weekend in the Catholic League's A, AAA, and AAAA divisions. (Sarah Webb)

Photo of the day

Of apples and immigration.

Photo of the day

For about an hour last Saturday evening, during Pope Francis’ meeting with families in St. Peter’s Square, a little boy took over as prefect of the papal household: he helped bring guests up to the pope, he tried to take presents off the pope’s hands, he adjusted the pope’s microphone. He didn’t leave the pope’s side.

Photo of the day

Pope Francis drinks mate, the traditional Argentine herbal tea, as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 30. The drink was given by a person in the crowd. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

St. Agnes in West Chester hosts community art exhibit

St. Agnes School in West Chester recently hosted a one-night art exhibition during the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce Gallery Walk. The Oct. 4 exhibit featured alumni and friends of St. Agnes School, including Max McCourt, an animator and caricature artist and 2003 graduate of the school. Chester County resident John Hannafin, a 1992 […]

Ancillae-Assumpta wins grant to study local historic sites

Representatives from ING's Unsung Heroes Award program presented administrators from Ancillae-Assumpta Academy in Wyncote with a $2,000 grant for its winning program aimed to help students make a connection between the area where the students go to school and the history they study. The Montgomery County school was one of three winners in Pennsylvania.