People and Events
St. Eleanor Parish’s youth to hold clothing drive in June
The youth ministry group of the Collegeville, Montgomery County parish will accept clothes, shoes and small household items at the church June 26-27 to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society's outreach.
Catholic education leaders honored by Immaculata U.
Dr. Andrew McLaughlin, secretary of archdiocesan elementary education, and business executive Jerry Parsons were recently recognized for their longstanding devotion to students and their schools.
Sacred Heart parishioners lead healthy walk through town
Members of the Royersford parish organized the HEART Community Walk to celebrate the end of pandemic isolation and bring the community together on Saturday, June 5.
Nazareth Academy in national finals for rocketry contest
The all-sophomore team of the girls' Catholic high school in Philadelphia will compete against 600 others to design, build and launch a model rocket to various altitude and time goals.
Local grads earn master’s degrees in church management at Villanova
Two colleagues from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Wanda Nouel and Matt Davis, received their degrees from the Villanova School of Business May 15.
Distinguished Catholic high school seniors recognized
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia honored 138 graduating seniors who were in the top 3% of their class at 33 archdiocesan and private Catholic high schools May 18 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.
May procession, motherhood series honor Mary during her month
The Miraculous Medal Shrine hosted its annual May procession to honor the Blessed Mother on May 17, and a virtual series explores Mary's motherhood all month long.
Special ed schools hosting parent info night
Families can meet Danielle Heeney, director of special education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, who works directly with its three special education schools, on May 19.
Students dress like the pros for special day
Kindergarteners through eighth graders at Our Mother of Consolation Catholic School in Chestnut Hill participated in "Dress Like a Teacher Day" on Friday, April 30.
Father John Donia named principal of Bishop Shanahan H.S.
Currently the campus minister of the archdiocesan high school in Downingtown, he begins his new role July 1. Longtime Catholic educator Michael McArdle is retiring as principal.