People and Events

Grade school students ready to read, thanks to the Prep

St. Joseph's Preparatory School recently donated backpacks with children's books to their neighbors at St. Peter the Apostle School, as part of a 20-year initiative to promote literacy.

Montco parish school unveils new wing

Students at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer in North Wales were greeted by a campus addition that makes changing class easier and safer.

Indian Catholics bid farewell to priest after annual Mass

Father Renny Kattel, co-chairman of Indian American Catholic Association, heard a prayerful send off by the group's leaders before leaving Philadelphia for a church in Dallas.

Bucks County man among two to profess vows as Salesians

Brother John Castonguay, a member of St. Bede Parish in Holland, became a Salesian of Don Bosco at a Mass Aug. 15 and with another young brother will begin studies toward priestly ordination.

Annual Marian feast will continue, with modified procession

The 116th MSS Feast honoring the Blessed Mother will be held Sunday, Aug. 16 in Norristown. One of the region’s longest-running ethnic festivals will include a shortened street procession.

Vincentians welcome newest members of congregation

During a Mass at the Miraculous Medal Shrine July 31, four men professed first vows and three men entered the Vincentian Fathers and Brothers as novices.

La Salle High toasts 263 grads, sets online ceremony

The Catholic school in Wyndmoor will welcome the Class of 2020 as alumni in a livestreamed program Saturday, May 30 with student and guest speakers.

Villanova U names Augustinian priest VP for mission and ministry

Father Kevin DePrinzio will lead the office that helps ensure the university’s commitment to living out its Augustinian Catholic mission. He succeeds Barbara Wall, who will retire after 50 years at Villanova.

TV Mass continues every Sunday morning on Channel 6

See the schedule for coming weeks, with celebrants and liturgical ministers, for the Mass televised on 6ABC every Sunday morning.

Time flies as preschoolers celebrate 100 days in class

On Feb. 7, students and staff at Casa del Carmen Preschool Academy in Philadelphia dressed in senior style for the occasion. The learning center, operated by archdiocesan Catholic Social Services, has earned top marks from the state’s education department.