People and Events

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.

Catholic school student places third in city-wide art contest

Elodie Breslin, a student of Our Mother of Consolation School in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill section, placed third in a contest to redesign the “I Voted” stickers that voters in the city receive at the polls on Election Day.

Catholic Foundation welcomes new executive member

Longtime nonprofit leader Peggy Sweeney has been appointed as the organization's chief advancement officer.

With new name and refit building, Delco Catholic school ready for future

SS. Cyril and Philomena School has relocated this year to the former St. Philomena School building with a name reflecting its heritage, and with renovations to keep it serving as an Independence Mission School for years to come.

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.