People and Events

Catholic Community Choir presents Annie Jr.

SPRINGFIELD – Catholic Community Choir (CCC) is bringing the musical Annie Jr. to the stage at Ridley Community Center at 7 p.m. Nov. 4-7. This is CCC’s fifth production in four years directed by Jeffrey Braconnier of Springfield, who also serves as the music director at St. Mary Magdalene School in Media.CCC, made up of […]

From Wayne to Wynnewood: Students from two schools come together

WYNNEWOOD – Students from St. Katharine of Siena School in Wayne visited their friends at St. Katherine Day School in Wynnewood Sept. 29 to share in an opening-year liturgy celebrated by Father Kevin Gallagher, director of vocations at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

La Salle High students attend anniversary Mass celebrating canonization of St. Katharine Drexel

PHILADELPHIA – Ten students from La Salle College High School in Wyndmoor, along with their families, attended a celebratory Mass honoring the 10th anniversary of the canonization of St. Katharine Drexel at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul Oct. 3. The students were all participants in last summer’s service trip to St. Michael’s […]

Mercy Vocational High School celebrates 60 years of ‘building tomorrow’s workforce today’

PHILADELPHIA – Mercy Vocational High School students met with more than 150 business people during the fourth annual corporate REACH Breakfast Oct. 8. Eight students moved the crowd to a standing ovation by sharing stories of their past, current accomplishments and future aspirations. Each student represented one of MVHS’s career and technical education shops, including […]

Immaculata Alumni Association celebrates 85 years

IMMACULATA – Immaculata University recently held its annual President’s luncheon. Among honored guests was Pennsylvania State Sen. Andrew Dinniman who represents the state’s 19th district, which includes Chester and Montgomery counties. He presented Immaculata with a special commendation in honor of the alumni association’s 85th anniversary.

Waldron Mercy Academy students take a stroll for a good cause

MERION – Waldron Mercy Academy students participated in the school’s annual Mercy Walkathon to benefit WMA’s outreach efforts and Mercy Housing and Development, a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy in Gulfport, Miss., that helps those affected by the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina.WMA students from the early childhood class to eighth grade walked […]

Daughter of famous Deco artist visits Sacred Heart

BRYN MAWR – Louise Dunn, a graduate of Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Bryn Mawr and daughter of acclaimed Art Deco muralist and designer Hildreth Meière (1892-1961), visited her alma mater Oct. 8.Dunn is an authority on the works of her mother, and she spoke to the Sacred Heart students about Meière’s […]

St. Bede’s renovation campaign gets a boost from MBS alumni

HOLLAND – Alumni of Most Blessed Sacrament School in Southwest Philadelphia gathered for a luncheon at the Springfield Country Club Oct. 9 in support of the campaign to renovate St. Bede the Venerable Church in Holland. Nearly 60 alumni enjoyed a gourmet luncheon and took advantage of the event to catch up with old friends […]

Pilgrimage information sessions to be held for next year’s World Youth Day in Spain

World Youth Day 2011, Aug. 16-21 in Madrid, Spain, is less than a year away.The Philadelphia Archdiocese’s Office for Youth and Young Adults (OYYA) is sponsoring a pilgrimage from Philadelphia to Spain for the event.OYYA is currently conducting information meetings for prospective pilgrims.The archdiocesan trip, scheduled for Aug. 10-22, includes a pre-trip excursion to Lourdes, […]

St. Hilary students Zumba

RYDAL – Students in kindergarten through eighth grades at St. Hilary School in Rydal kicked off their yearly wellness program with Zumba lessons in the school yard Sept. 22. “Zumba is basically aerobic moves set to Latin music,” said Ellen Romano, a Zumba instructor who led children and faculty in the exhilarating workout. In addition, […]