People and Events

Free boxes of nutritious food on offer to those in need Oct. 17

Archdiocesan Nutritional Development Services will distribute pre-packaged food boxes, in partnership with the USDA, containing 10 pounds of produce, five pounds of meat and five pounds of dairy, along with a gallon of milk.

Christ the King parishioners remember ‘terrific’ faithful soul

On what would have been Max Natali’s 99th birthday on Sept. 19, the first pew of his beloved Philadelphia church where he always sat was dedicated with a brass plate in his name during Mass.

Explore calling to be permanent deacon Sept. 30 in webinar

An information night titled “Are You Called to be a Permanent Deacon?” will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. featuring discussions with deacons and a Q&A.

Ray Didinger to join Cardinal Foley Symposium Oct. 1

The legendary Philadelphia sports journalist will be the guest speaker and award recipient at the symposium. All are invited to participate via livestream video with Q & A.

Montco parish school unveils new wing

Students at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer in North Wales were greeted by a campus addition that makes changing class easier and safer.

Grade school students ready to read, thanks to the Prep

St. Joseph's Preparatory School recently donated backpacks with children's books to their neighbors at St. Peter the Apostle School, as part of a 20-year initiative to promote literacy.

Indian Catholics bid farewell to priest after annual Mass

Father Renny Kattel, co-chairman of Indian American Catholic Association, heard a prayerful send off by the group's leaders before leaving Philadelphia for a church in Dallas.

Bucks County man among two to profess vows as Salesians

Brother John Castonguay, a member of St. Bede Parish in Holland, became a Salesian of Don Bosco at a Mass Aug. 15 and with another young brother will begin studies toward priestly ordination.

Annual Marian feast will continue, with modified procession

The 116th MSS Feast honoring the Blessed Mother will be held Sunday, Aug. 16 in Norristown. One of the region’s longest-running ethnic festivals will include a shortened street procession.

Vincentians welcome newest members of congregation

During a Mass at the Miraculous Medal Shrine July 31, four men professed first vows and three men entered the Vincentian Fathers and Brothers as novices.