Archdiocesan summer camp gives kids ‘a bit of heaven on earth’

The messy fun of Camp Rainbow shines in the smiles of kids from St. Edmond's Home for Children, part of Catholic Social Services' continuum of care for persons with disabilities.

Little learners claim diplomas, with eye to kindergarten

More than 50 graduates of the archdiocesan Casa del Carmen Preschool Academy in North Philadelphia turned their tassels June 24, to the cheers of teachers, staff and family.

Little learners cool off after long school year

Kids at the archdiocesan Casa del Carmen Preschool Academy celebrated the end of the term with shaved ice, beating the heat and savoring the moment amid challenging times.

Annual party brings Christmas magic and message to kids

From angels and alpacas to Santa and superheroes, the 66th annual Archbishop's Benefit for Children Christmas party delighted hundreds of kids, while instilling in them the meaning of Jesus' birth.

Christmas bash for kids shows Jesus is the real ‘superhero,’ says archbishop

Archbishop Nelson Pérez donned a red Superman cape Dec. 20 for the 66th annual Archbishop's Benefit for Children party, where he reminded some 300 children that Christ's love is the ultimate power.

Despite COVID and snowstorm, Christmas still came for kids

The Archbishop's Benefit for Children, an annual fundraiser that concludes with a lavish holiday party for kids, looked different this year but the joy and hope it creates remained stronger than ever.

Camp offers summer fun, even in a pandemic

At St. Edmond's Home for Children, watermelon sprinklers and a homemade "drive-through" aquarium are bringing joy to medically fragile kids during a challenging time.

Amid gloom of COVID, Camp Rainbow shines

With bubble wrap fireworks and coffee-filter jellyfish, the archdiocesan summer program for intellectually disabled children is finding ways to keep kids safe while having fun.

Casa del Carmen’s little grads put cap on most unusual year

Forty-five students from the Catholic Social Services preschool in Philadelphia received their diplomas June 19 in drive-through fashion at Holy Innocents Parish.

Time flies as preschoolers celebrate 100 days in class

On Feb. 7, students and staff at Casa del Carmen Preschool Academy in Philadelphia dressed in senior style for the occasion. The learning center, operated by archdiocesan Catholic Social Services, has earned top marks from the state’s education department.