People and Events

Film on saintly Augustinian priest to air again Jan. 10

"ExtraORDINARY: The Father Bill Atkinson, O.S.A. Story" will re-air this Sunday evening at 7. It documents to local man who despite becoming a quadriplegic, was ordained a priest.

Write a letter to an incarcerated man in Chester state prison

Cards 4 Chester is inviting everyone to write a letter of encouragement to prisoners in SCI Chester, likely more isolated because of COVID. Letters will be collected in January and February.

Knights of Columbus in Narberth collect 260 coats for ministry

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries will keep neighborhood children warm thanks to a donation by the Knights' council at St. Margaret Parish and their Coats 4 Kids drive.

Villanova to offer training in Catholic school management

Next year the university's Center for Church Management will offer a certificate in business skills for K-12 Catholic school administrators in an online format over one year.

Franciscan values lead Neumann U business students to competitive success

A team of university students finished 42nd worldwide among almost 3,000 teams in a strategy game that gauged the business management of a fictitious footwear company that they operated.

Two Augustinian brothers profess solemn vows in order

Augustinian Father Michael Di Gregorio, prior provincial, led the profession ceremony for Augustinian friars Brother Bill Gabriel and Brother Jeremy Hiers at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Villanova.

Local couple donates $100,000 to Manor College vet tech program

Jim and Dr. Lourene Nevels of Swarthmore were the honorees of a virtual gala for the college run by the Basilian Sisters. Proceeds also supported a new scholarship in the couple's name.

Philadelphia Catholics join #iGiveCatholic effort Dec. 1

The nationwide Catholic stewardship initiative encourages Catholics to support local parishes, schools and organizations on #GivingTuesday -- learn how you can get involved.

South Philly seniors enjoy early Thanksgiving

Residents of St. John Neumann Place I and II, two of several archdiocesan senior housing complexes, kicked off the holiday Nov. 23 with turkey and all the trimmings.

Immaculata launches online doctoral education program

Beginning in the spring, students enrolling in the program for teachers and administrators who hold a master’s degree and work in Catholic schools are eligible for a 25% tuition discount.