People and Events

Catholic grant funding’s impact in Phila. area explored in conference

The Ambassador’s Fund for Catholic Education will host a knowledge-sharing day-long conference Oct. 19 on the effectiveness of grants among Catholic schools, parishes and organizations in the archdiocese. Registration closes Oct. 8.

Drive-by collection brings urgent supplies to Haiti

A Sept. 11 donation event will gather medical supplies, nonperishable foods, clothing and other items for survivors of a devastating Aug. 14 earthquake in the Caribbean nation.

Catholic schools fill backpacks, throw party for fellow students

St. Joseph's Preparatory School and the Gesu School recently teamed up to make sure area kids have the supplies they need for the new academic year -- including hot dogs and a moon bounce.

Neumann U deepens commitment to care for creation

Through a new association, the university will receive support to advance its sustainability initiatives throughout the campus and in the Delaware County community.

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.