People and Events

Fundraising effort sending youths to pro-life events

Eighty local high school students will be attending the annual March for Life and the conference of Students for Life Jan. 24-25, 2020, and funds are sought to send 200 more teens.

Kids and teachers join in prayer, holiday meal

Students and staff from Our Lady of Confidence Day School and the Marion Bolger Recreational Program gathered on Nov. 22 to give thanks and show off their cooking skills.

West Catholic alum returns to his roots

La Sallian Christian Brother Robert Schieler met with students and staff of the school on Nov. 19. Now superior general of his order, he continues the work of its founder, the patron saint of education.

Regina Luminis Academy makes the honor roll

The Berwyn-based school, one of the five Regina Academies, was recognized by the nonprofit Cardinal Newman Society for its commitment to Catholic, classical liberal arts education.

Warrington Catholic school proud of its 2 Neumann scholars

Vincent Black and Michael Funk of St. Joseph/St. Robert Catholic School were among the 41 eighth graders across the archdiocese to win four-year scholarships to a Catholic high school.

Holy Child alums have fun, raise funds for parish

Our Lady of Hope Parish in North Philadelphia welcomed back 200 graduates of the former Catholic school on North Broad Street for a Nov. 2 dinner-dance reunion.

Medical Mission Sisters mark 25 years working with UN

On the 74th anniversary of the United Nations, the Philadelphia-based order of religious sisters celebrated their quarter-century of affiliation with the UN, recognizing their global ministry.

Philadelphian aboard aircraft carrier named sailor of the day

Liam Sanborn, a U.S. Navy sailor serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, received the honor from his commanding officers during operations in the North Atlantic.

St. Joe’s Prep students, faculty use Jesuit examen daily

The private Catholic high school in Philadelphia has adopted one of the core practices of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola across all sectors of school life.

Vincentians mark 170 years in Philadelphia with gala

The Oct. 10 “Hearts on Fire” gathering celebrated almost two centuries of local ministry by the congregation, which includes outreach to the poor and marginalized, as well as the operation of the Miraculous Medal Shrine in the city's Germantown section.