People and Events

De Sales Oblates elect new provincial

Father Jack Kolodziej, O.S.F.S., has been elected to head up the order's Wilmington-Philadelphia Province, which has a long and rich history of ministry within the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

Catholic Charities heads back to the ballpark for ‘Night with the Phillies’

Proceeds from the June 30 match between the Phils and the Atlanta Braves will benefit ministries aiding special education, hunger relief, afterschool care and homelessness.

Caring for Friends honors year’s top volunteers

The non-profit organization recognized some of its 10,000 volunteer individuals and partners that helped pack and distribute 12 million pounds of food last year to the needy of the Philadelphia region, especially homebound people.

Group from Papal Foundation attends Legatus gathering

Dave Savage, a St. Norbert parishioner in Paoli and executive director of the Papal Foundation, attended the Legatus Summit recently in Florida, where he accompanied the foundation's Stewards of St. Peter.

Peace is the message for passersby

As at many parishes in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, Our Lady of the Assumption in Strafford, Chester County is reminding area residents to pray for peace during Lent, as a sign erected outside the church shows.

Moms teach their daughters at city Catholic school

At Our Mother of Consolation in Chestnut Hill, several teachers have daughters who attend the school.

Scholar-athletes announced in archdiocese

More than 1,200 students of the 15 high schools of the Philadelphia Archdiocese earned first or second academic honors while competing in sports programs last fall.

Parish holy hours offer prayers for vocations

St. Timothy Parish in Philadelphia and St. Ignatius Parish in Yardley hosted prayers before the Blessed Sacrament to pray for vocations Jan. 5, feast of St. John Neumann.

Friends fete Msgr. Francis Schmidt on 90th birthday

Volunteers with Father Chuck’s Challenge gathered recently to surprise the archdiocesan priest and longtime leader of the overseas aid organization at which they also reviewed its ongoing aid to communities in Nicaragua and Haiti.

65 Catholic grade schools honored for excellence

The archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education recognized Catholic parish and regional schools as this year’s Archdiocesan Schools of Distinguished Instruction in two categories: growth and exceeding potential.