People and Events

Students dress like the pros for special day

Kindergarteners through eighth graders at Our Mother of Consolation Catholic School in Chestnut Hill participated in "Dress Like a Teacher Day" on Friday, April 30.

Father John Donia named principal of Bishop Shanahan H.S.

Currently the campus minister of the archdiocesan high school in Downingtown, he begins his new role July 1. Longtime Catholic educator Michael McArdle is retiring as principal.

Vaccine clinics designed for deaf, hard of hearing communities

The Philadelphia Archdiocese will co-sponsor events on May 1 and May 4 offering first doses of the Pfizer and Moderna jabs, with American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and select shuttle assistance.

Trinitarian sisters welcome young sister’s first vows

Sister Verónica Castro Nolasco made her first profession of vows as a Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity March 25 at the order’s motherhouse in Northeast Philadelphia.

Augustinians join faculty of Cristo Rey Philadelphia

The local province of Augustinian priests will support the independent Catholic school in North Philadelphia by assigning three friars as faculty and staff, joining the effort with the Oblate Fathers and the I.H.M. Sisters.

All-Catholic Chorus performing online March 20

The 84 students representing archdiocesan and private Catholic high schools will sing in a program beginning at 6:30 p.m. from Conwell-Egan High School.

St. Pius X Parish begins year of St. Joseph with triduum

More than 140 parishioners of the Broomall parish, plus more joining online, welcomed Father Eric Banecker for three days of prayer and talks March 8-10. Watch a video of the final night.

Get vaccine in good conscience, Pa. Catholic Conference says

The public affairs arm of the state's Catholic bishops clarified the Catholic position on COVID vaccinations: where there is no choice of vaccines, Catholics should receive any dosage as their "moral responsibility for the common good."

All Catholic Orchestra to perform virtually March 6

The concert by the 36 students selected from archdiocesan and private Catholic high schools across the region will perform at 6:30 p.m. See details of the program and how you can enjoy it.

Monthly novena to St. Joseph launches March 19

The Philadelphia Archdiocese invites all to unite in prayer for the intercession of St. Joseph starting March 19 and continuing on the 19th of each month through November.