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Archbishop Chaput’s 2nd Annual Christmas Card Design Contest 2017 — DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS OCTOBER 20TH

Thursday, October 12th

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., along with his Auxiliary Bishops, are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Christmas Card Design Contest.  School Administrators, Teachers, PREP Teachers, and Parents are encouraged to invite students to create an original design for the Archbishop’s official 2017 Christmas Card. All cards are to be an original work depicting […]

Link to Video from Back to School Pep Rally and Kick Off Celebration on the steps of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, September 11, 2017. https://vimeo.com/catholicphilly/review/233422220/1f6a1d1c4a

 

On Friday, September 11, 2017, over 300 students gathered on the steps of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to celebrate the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year in the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The celebration signaled the opening of the 234th consecutive year for Catholic education in the region. The several hundred […]

 

(Editor’s Note:  Mr. Mominey, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Catholic Education will celebrate his 5th year with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in May 2018) I hope that each of our students come to know, love, and serve the person of Jesus Christ in a more meaningful way.   I hope that each student reaches […]

 

Students and teachers highlight academics and fine arts in parochial elementary schools during “Showcase of Excellence,” which this year will be held at six satellite locations During the months of March and April, over 65 Parochial and Private Catholic elementary, Independence Mission Schools, and Schools of Special Education throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will participate […]

 

Holy Trinity Catholic School and Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments Share Lesson in Braille

Thursday, February 23rd

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL AND SAINT LUCY DAY SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS SHARE LESSON IN BRAILLE Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School 7th and 8th grade students recently completed a unit of study on the life of Louis Braille, the 19th Century Frenchman who was best known as the creator of the Braille alphabet […]

SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA CELEBRATE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK The National Catholic Schools Week 2017 Theme: “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service”    The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will join in the national observance of Catholic Schools Week January 29, 2017 – February 4, 2017. Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of […]

 

Inaugural Event Gives Students Opportunity to Design Official Christmas Card Cover for Archbishop Chaput

Tuesday, December 6th

This fall, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., along with the Auxiliary Bishops of Philadelphia and the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education (OCE) announced an inaugural “Christmas Card Design Event” in the 217 parishes, 17 high schools, 122 elementary schools, and 4 schools of special education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. School administrators, teachers, Parish […]

Schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will commemorate the first anniversary of the visit of Pope Francis during the World Meeting of Families-Philadelphia 2015 with a celebration of the Year of Mercy called for by the Holy Father. The various components of this celebration are a positive response to the challenge Pope Francis issued in […]

 

Nearly 400 Students Gather in Front of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to Kick-Off the 2016-2017 School Year in the Archdiocese with Prayer and a Pep Rally

Tuesday, September 13th

Today, nearly 400 students gathered on the steps of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to celebrate the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year in the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The celebration signaled the opening of the 233rd consecutive year for Catholic education in the region. The several hundred students in attendance represented […]

Over 500 music students from schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will perform during the annual “Reverend Monsignor Louis D’Addezio Concert of Excellence” in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The “Concert of Excellence” will feature pieces performed by students from the Archdiocesan […]

 

Philadelphia, PA (February 4, 2016) – The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Faith in the Future Foundation, today announced that their management agreement, which was first signed in August 2012 to ensure the independent oversight and strategic management of the 17 high schools within the Archdiocese as well as its four schools of special education, has […]

 

The Archdiocesan Schools for Special Education, whose students Pope Francis expressed such love and care for during his historic visit to Philadelphia, offered special experience with the “Philly FIAT” before Auto Show opens to the public Philadelphia, PA (January 29, 2016) – The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 and […]

 

Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Wednesday, December 16th

December 13th is the Feast of Saint Lucy, Patroness of Saint Lucy Day School Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., was the main celebrant and homilist during Mass to celebrate Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments 60th Anniversary. Concelebrating with the Archbishop was Father Thomas Higgins, Father Thomas Viviano and Father Vincent Tung […]

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference: Show Your Support for the Successful EITC and OSTC Programs

Tuesday, August 4th

Article via Pennsylvania Catholic Conference:  http://www.pacatholic.org/show-your-support-for-the-successful-eitc-and-ostc-programs/ Both the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs are funded by companies that contribute to our scholarship organizations in exchange for a tax credit. The longstanding EITC program has helped countless students attend our Catholic schools every year. EITC tax credits are […]

(Blog Post – Catholic Schools Week) Mr. Chris Mominey, Secretary for Catholic Education: “A Tale of Two Sisters”

Wednesday, February 4th

https://secretaryforeducation.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/a-tale-of-two-sisters/ In the mid 1950’s it is said that there were over 300,000 students in Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  And while the schools seemed to be healthy, there was an enrollment drop at John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School. The loss, at least on paper, was two girls.  But in the […]

(Photo Album) Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Schools Week 2015

Wednesday, February 4th

National Catholic Schools Week 2015 was celebrated throughout the 122 elementary, 17 high schools and 4 schools of special education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from January 25th through January 31st. This year’s theme was “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The following is a collection of photos submitted or shared via social […]

(Blog — Catholic Schools Week 2015) Chris Mominey, Secretary for Catholic Education: “From Hospice to Hope: Equipping Saints for Life In This World and the Next”

Monday, January 26th

https://secretaryforeducation.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/from-hospice-to-hope-equipping-saints-for-life-in-this-world-and-the-next/ From Hospice to Hope: Equipping Saints for Life in This World and The Next In September of 2010, one of the biggest supporters and cheerleaders for Catholic education in the nation, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, published what I considered at the time to be a call to action for Catholic school leaders.  In his article entitled […]

Dear Friends, Today is one of great joy for our Archdiocese, our City, our Commonwealth and our country! It was a privilege to be in the presence of our Holy Father this morning in Rome when he announced to the world that he will be with us in Philadelphia next year for the World Meeting […]

 

Pope Francis Will Attend the World Meeting of Families—Philadelphia 2015

Monday, November 17th

The Vatican confirms the Holy Father’s visit to Philadelphia next year Rome, Italy (November 17,2014) – In remarks offered today in Rome, Pope Francis formally announced his intention to attend the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015, set to be held September 22-27, 2015. This visit will mark his first to the United States […]

World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 to Send 10,000 Letters from Archdiocesan Students to Pope Francis; The Office of Catholic Education Announces Special Schedule and Curriculum Plans for Global Event

Saturday, November 15th

Philadelphia, PA (November 14,2014)– The World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 today packaged 10,000 letters from students across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to send to Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, in Rome, Italy. Ranging from beautifully crafted greeting cards to handwritten letters with emotionally resonant messages of love […]

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Issues Pastoral Letter on Catholic Education and Faith Formation

Tuesday, November 4th

On October 31, 2014, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. gathered over 3,500 Catholic school educators from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 122 elementary schools, 17 high schools and four schools of special education as well as private Catholic and Independence Mission Schools (IMS) at the first “Archbishop’s Day for Teachers and Administrators” at the Pennsylvania […]

Blog Post: Christopher Mominey, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Catholic Education: “Address to Educators in The Archdiocese of Philadelphia”

Tuesday, November 4th

http://secretaryforeducation.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/address-to-educators-in-the-archdiocese-of-philadelphia/ MY BLOG IS UNSUALLY LONG THIS TIME AROUND.  ONLY BECAUSE I WISH TO SHARE MY REFLECTIONS DELIVERED ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31ST TO OUR 3,500 TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS WHO WERE GATHERED AT THE PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER.  Our Mission, Our Vision, Our Virtues On this eve of All Saints Day I wish to greet you in […]

On October 31st, Over 3,500 Catholic school educators including approximately 2,600 teachers and administrators from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 122 elementary schools, 17 high schools and four schools of special education will attend the first “Archbishop’s Day for Teachers and Administrators.” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the presider and homilist during the […]

 

Back to School Message 2014 from Chris Mominey

Tuesday, September 2nd

Christopher Moniney, Secretary for Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, addresses everyone involved in Catholic schools at the start of the new school year.

Blog Post: Christopher Mominey, Secretary for Catholic Education, “Witnesses, Teachers and a New School Year”

Tuesday, August 26th

http://secretaryforeducation.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/witnesses-teachers-and-a-new-school-year/ “A good teacher is like a candle, consuming itself to light the way for others.” Author unknown   As I reflect on the gift of Catholic education during this start of the new school year, I am immediately brought back to my own memories of Catholic school.  Beginning at the age of five I […]

Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments and Archbishop Ryan School for the Deaf Sing and Sign National Anthem at Phillies Game

Friday, June 27th

Students from Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments and Archbishop Ryan School for the Deaf are pictured at the Tuesday, June 24th Phillies game singing and signing the national anthem before the game. The performance was part of “Catholic Charities Night at Citizens Bank Park.” A portion of proceeds from 500 specially […]

35th Annual Archdiocesan Academic Honors Convocation

Friday, May 23rd

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. was the main celebrant during a Liturgy of the Word before the Academic Honors Convocation at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to honor Archdiocesan and private Catholic high school seniors for their academic excellence. The students, who are ranked in the […]

Christopher Mominey, Secretary for Catholic Education: “Why Catholic Schools Week?”

Wednesday, January 29th

http://secretaryforeducation.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/why-catholic-schools-week/ This week marks a ritual for all of us working in the mission of Catholic education across the United States.  It is the national celebration of Catholic Schools Week that occurs just about this time each and every year.  And while each diocese and each school chooses to celebrate in different ways, it might […]

Family from Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments were Special Guests at Catholic Charities Appeal 2014 Launch

Saturday, January 25th

On Thursday, January 23rd, Archbishop Chaput hosted a press conference at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center to launch the 2014 Catholic Charities Appeal. Mr. and Mrs. DiGiuseppe and their daughter Shannon were special guests during the press conference. Shannon is a student at Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments, one of four Schools […]