People and Events

St. Joseph’s Prep receives $5 million gift, its largest ever

With its gift, the Howley Foundation capped a commitment of more than a decade of providing scholarships to the 170-year-old Jesuit high school in North Philadelphia.

Immaculata U. student awarded for leadership, service

Senior nursing student Lynn Krieger received the St. Catherine Medal last month. She is a CRS ambassador, music minister on campus, peer tutor and orientation leader.

Archbishop Perez’s video messages laud Catholic schools

The archbishop was joined by other archdiocesan education leaders in marking the annual Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 31-Feb. 6, in a virtual way.

Knights of Columbus install Mary’s statue at senior home

The Knights at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Limerick, found a new home at a senior living facility for a statue that traces back about a century to a former Catholic church in Pottstown.

Film on saintly Augustinian priest to air again Jan. 10

"ExtraORDINARY: The Father Bill Atkinson, O.S.A. Story" will re-air this Sunday evening at 7. It documents to local man who despite becoming a quadriplegic, was ordained a priest.

Write a letter to an incarcerated man in Chester state prison

Cards 4 Chester is inviting everyone to write a letter of encouragement to prisoners in SCI Chester, likely more isolated because of COVID. Letters will be collected in January and February.

Knights of Columbus in Narberth collect 260 coats for ministry

Mercy Neighborhood Ministries will keep neighborhood children warm thanks to a donation by the Knights' council at St. Margaret Parish and their Coats 4 Kids drive.

Villanova to offer training in Catholic school management

Next year the university's Center for Church Management will offer a certificate in business skills for K-12 Catholic school administrators in an online format over one year.

Franciscan values lead Neumann U business students to competitive success

A team of university students finished 42nd worldwide among almost 3,000 teams in a strategy game that gauged the business management of a fictitious footwear company that they operated.

Two Augustinian brothers profess solemn vows in order

Augustinian Father Michael Di Gregorio, prior provincial, led the profession ceremony for Augustinian friars Brother Bill Gabriel and Brother Jeremy Hiers at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Villanova.