People and Events

Neumann U named Catholic College of Distinction 

The Colleges of Distinction 2020-21 guide for college-bound students has recognized the Franciscan-run university, which has introduced a $3,000 grant for Catholic high school graduates.

Knights of Columbus offering free online membership

In honor of the beatification of Father Michael J. McGivney, the Knights are reaching out to all Catholic men to join the fraternal organization and take up the challenges of today's world.

Free boxes of nutritious food on offer to those in need Oct. 17

Archdiocesan Nutritional Development Services will distribute pre-packaged food boxes, in partnership with the USDA, containing 10 pounds of produce, five pounds of meat and five pounds of dairy, along with a gallon of milk.

Christ the King parishioners remember ‘terrific’ faithful soul

On what would have been Max Natali’s 99th birthday on Sept. 19, the first pew of his beloved Philadelphia church where he always sat was dedicated with a brass plate in his name during Mass.

Explore calling to be permanent deacon Sept. 30 in webinar

An information night titled “Are You Called to be a Permanent Deacon?” will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. featuring discussions with deacons and a Q&A.

Ray Didinger to join Cardinal Foley Symposium Oct. 1

The legendary Philadelphia sports journalist will be the guest speaker and award recipient at the symposium. All are invited to participate via livestream video with Q & A.

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.

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.

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.