People and Events

Help support Philadelphia-area prisoners and their families

The Mary Mother of Captives ministry operates three programs in the Philadelphia region: family support group meetings, transition group meetings and a Pen Pal Program.

Bonner-Prendie welcomes new principal

Longtime educator Patricia Rooney will assume her new role Aug. 9, according to a July 29 statement from archdiocesan and school officials.

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.