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Bonner and Prendergast Catholic High School Math Department Chair Named a 2015 Recipient of the “Delaware County Excellence in Teaching Award”

Wednesday, March 11th

Mrs. Liz Farren, Bonner and Prendergast Catholic High School (Delaware County) Math Department Chair, was recently named a recipient of the 2015 Delaware County Excellence in Teaching Award (http://www.fmfcu.org/fmfcuinfo/education/excellence.htm). This award was created in 2007 through a partnership between the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and the Delaware County Intermediate Unit. Any member of the […]

Roman Catholic High School Hosts Students from Spain

Thursday, February 26th

As part of a cultural exchange program, Roman Catholic High School is hosting nine students from Spain during the months of February and March. The students attend Colegio Alhzahir, a private all boys’ school located in Cordoba, Spain. The purpose of the program is to introduce the young men to an American high school experience, […]

(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 […]

Sister Mary Bur to Retire After 22 Years as Principal of West Catholic Preparatory High School

Friday, January 16th

Sister Mary Bur, IHM will retire at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year.   Sister Mary Bur, IHM, principal of West Catholic Preparatory High School since 1993, has announced she will retire at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year following 27 years of leadership at the school. The announcement was made first to […]

Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School Senior, Inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame (Delaware County Chapter)

Friday, December 12th

Quinn Dolan, Class of 2015 from Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School (Delaware County), was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame (Delaware County Chapter).  The evaluation committee selects from an elite group of athletes based on scholarship, athletics and service.  Quinn’s character embodies all three of these qualities.  As a scholar, Quinn […]

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 […]

Bishop Shanahan High School Students Take 1st and 2nd Place During Case Study Competition at Pennsylvania DECA Conference

Wednesday, November 12th

12 Bishop Shanahan High School (Chester County) students headed to Penn State to participate in the Pennsylvania DECA (http://www.padeca.org/), “Innovations and Entrepreneurship Conference,” hosted by the Penn State Smeal College of Business. They were joined by 16 total teams from around the state of Pennsylvania. During the day students attended four workshops on topics including: […]

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 […]

 

Lansdale Catholic High School Celebrates Homecoming Week With Make-A-Wish Foundation

Friday, October 24th

Beginning on Monday, October 20 and ending on Saturday, October 25, Lansdale Catholic High School students will learn what really matters by adopting a child through the Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley Chapter of Kids for Wish Kids program. In addition to raising $5,500, which will be attributed to a Wish through the […]

NASA Astronaut is Keynote Speaker at Lansdale Catholic High School STEM Career Fair

Tuesday, October 14th

Lansdale Catholic High School, a leader in the region over the past decade for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) studies, with 80% of the top students of the Class of 2014 choosing a STEM major in higher education, hosted its first STEM Career Fair featuring a keynote address by former NASA Astronaut, Captain Christopher […]

Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls Celebrates 75TH Anniversary on Patroness’ Feast Day

Thursday, October 2nd

October 1st is the Feast of Saint Therese, Patroness of Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls   Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls celebrated its 75th Anniversary with festivities including a liturgy, historical review and aerial photo. Immediately following a procession of the 75 Little Flower class flags, Bishop Robert P. Maginnis, retired […]

Bishop Shanahan High School Partners with Widener University’s School of Engineering – “Lead By Design”

Thursday, October 2nd

Students from Bishop Shanahan High School recently got an education in cutting-edge engineering design techniques while using Widener University School of Engineering’s 3D printer to build and test model airplanes of their own making.  Read the full story at the Widener University website, at the following link: http://www.widener.edu/_feature-story/140910_design.aspx#sthash.74Ggm7zv.dpuf Last May, Bishop Shanahan High School and […]

The Maguire Foundation has committed $7 million in scholarships to educating students in high schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia   275 high school freshman and sophomores, including over 200 students from the 17 high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will be honored as Maguire Scholars by The Maguire Foundation at a celebration hosted […]

 

Bishop McDevitt High School (Montgomery County) Agrees to Pact with Arcadia University

Monday, September 15th

Article originally posted on CatholicPhilly.com, Friday September 12th:  http://catholicphilly.com/2014/09/news/local-news/bishop-mcdevitt-hs-agrees-to-pact-with-arcadia-u/ Bishop McDevitt HS agrees to pact with Arcadia U Arcadia University and Bishop McDevitt High School have entered into a long-term strategic alliance which includes the shared use of athletic facilities and a dual enrollment agreement. The two school’s campuses are located about a block away from each […]

This summer student athletes and trainers from eight Archdiocesan high schools participated in a program with researchers from the University of Notre Dame who are developing voice analysis software that will assist doctors and athletic trainers in recognizing concussions. The eight schools participating in this program from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia include: Father Judge High […]

 

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 […]

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Father Joseph Bongard as President and Rector of Roman Catholic High School For Boys, effective August 1st. Father Bongard has been the Vice Rector at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood (Montgomery County) since 2010. Today’s announcement […]

 

Mr. Bruce Robinson Named President; Mr. John Murawski Named Executive Director of Alumni Relations of Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School

Tuesday, July 29th

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Bruce Robinson as President and Mr. John Murawski as Executive Director of Alumni Relations of Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School. Both appointments became effective July 1st. Mr. Christopher Mominey, Chief Operating Officer […]

Ms. Denise LePera Named President of Archbishop Ryan High School

Monday, July 14th

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Denise LePera as President of Archbishop Ryan High School, effective July 28th. Ms. LePera joins Archbishop Ryan after six years of dedicated service to Roman Catholic High School for Boys as Executive Director of Institutional Advancement. […]

Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future Launch “Transfer Advantage” Campaign

Thursday, July 10th

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and Faith in the Future are proud to announce the launch of a new transfer grant campaign, taking place in all 17 Archdiocesan high schools. The “Transfer Advantage” campaign is an outreach to parents of any students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grades who are not currently enrolled at […]

Blog Post: Christopher Mominey, Secretary for Catholic Education, “The Transfer Advantage”

Thursday, July 3rd

http://secretaryforeducation.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/the-transfer-advantage/ This week we have unveiled a new initiative here in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that we are confident will attract even greater numbers of students to our 17 high schools. We are calling it the TRANSFER ADVANTAGE.  Our purpose is simple: to attract potential students in the charter and public schools who are interested […]

Pope John Paul II High School State Championship Baseball Team Celebrates Win with Participation in Skippack July 4th Parade

Wednesday, July 2nd

Pope John Paul II High School (Montgomery County) AAA Baseball State Champions will once again unite as a team when they participate in the annual July 4th Parade in Skippack (Montgomery County) on a float decorated with a banner stating, “Pope John Paul II 2014 Class AAA State Champions.”   Friday, July 4, 2014 11:00 […]

Dr. Tracey A. Rush Named Principal of Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School

Wednesday, June 11th

The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tracey A. Rush as Principal of Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School (Delaware County) effective July 1st. Dr. Rush is a graduate of Archbishop Prendergast High School’s Class of […]

PHOTO FEATURE: ARCHDIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOLS GRADUATE THE CLASS OF 2014

Thursday, June 5th

Baccalaureate Masses and Commencement Exercises scheduled at high schools throughout the five counties of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 17 high schools are proud to announce the baccalaureate Masses and commencement exercises for the Class of 2014. Catholic schools are committed to giving students the tools, skills, and guidance they need to […]

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 […]

ARCHDIOCESAN REGIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATE CANONIZATION OF THEIR NAMESAKE

Monday, May 12th

Pope John Paul II Regional Catholic Elementary School in West Brandywine (Chester County) and Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford (Montgomery County) recently hosted events to celebrate the Canonization of their namesake Saint John Paul II as well as that of Saint John XXIII. Pope John Paul II Regional School held a Mass […]

Ten Archdiocesan High School Students Recognized for Winning 12th Annual Art Contest During Dad Vail Regatta

Friday, May 9th

For the second year in a row, the Grand Prize winner is Kathy Nguyen, Archbishop Ryan High School  Ten Archdiocesan high school students were among those recognized by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter at a press conference during the 76th Annual Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta.  The students took grand prize, first prize, second prize, third prize […]

THREE ARCHDIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIPS

Wednesday, April 30th

The Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future are proud to announce that three Archdiocese of Philadelphia high school seniors have been awarded prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarships for 2014. The three recipients are: Ana DeJesus from John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School, Alex Tieu from Roman Catholic High School for Boys and […]

Roman Catholic High School for Boys Sophomores Earn Perfect Scores on National Latin Exam

Tuesday, April 22nd

Honors Sophomores at Roman Catholic High School for Boys recently took the National Latin Exam, sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League. The exam is a 40-question test offered to Latin I students. There are questions on grammar, comprehension, mythology, derivatives, literature, Roman life, history, geography, oral Latin, and Latin […]

Office of Catholic Education Announces Collaborative Partnership Between Conwell-Egan Catholic High School and Holy Family University

Tuesday, April 8th

On Monday, April 7, 2014 Administrators from Conwell-Egan Catholic High School (Bucks County) joined officials from the Office of Catholic Education and Holy Family University to sign an agreement that entered both schools into a collaborative educational partnership.  The agreement consists of three components, including admissions and scholarship, a university and dual credit agreement, and […]

The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (OCE) and Faith in the Future are pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Peter Balzano, Principal of Cardinal O’Hara High School (Delaware County), Mr. William E. Brannick, Director of Technology, Office of Catholic Education and Mr. Michael J. McArdle as Director of Financial Aid, […]

 

Eight Bishop Shanahan High School Students Named National Merit Finalists

Thursday, March 20th

Eight members of the Bishop Shanahan High School Class of 2014 have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Pictured (left to right) – Jeffrey Mostyn, Matthew Allan, Edward Dugan, Toby Francis, Gina D’Amore, Nicholas Quiroz, Gerald Christians and Paul Blanchard. According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, “In February, some […]

Mr. Thomas S. Fertal Named 3rd President of Cardinal O’Hara High School

Monday, March 17th

The Office of Catholic Education (OCE) and the Faith in the Future Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Thomas S. Fertal as the 3rd President of Cardinal O’Hara High School in Delaware County.  Mr. Fertal will formally assume his responsibilities on June 1st.  He succeeds Dr. William J. McCusker, President of Cardinal […]

Archbishop Ryan High School recently dedicated a stained glass window in their school chapel in memory of a freshman student, Timothy Connors, who died in May 2011 after being struck by a car. Timothy would have a been a member of the 2014 Archbishop Ryan graduating class. Read the full story by Tom Waring of […]

 

Conwell-Egan Catholic High School Senior Recently Accepted to United States Military Academy at West Point

Wednesday, February 12th

http://www.conwell-egan.org/ The Levittown-Fairless Hills Rotary Club has a tradition of honoring a Student of the Month throughout the year. Guidance Counselors at area schools are invited to nominate a deserving student, and the rotary club selects the winning candidate. Rotary’s Student of the Month for January 2014 was Erica Forktus, a senior at Conwell-Egan Catholic […]

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 […]

Congratulations to Joseph Kelly (Class of 2015), junior at Bishop Shanahan High School (Chester County) who has been selected to receive the Widener University High School Leadership Award. The awards program is designed to recognize high school students who embody Widener’s commitment to develop and inspire leaders to affect positive change. The award is presented […]

 

Roman Catholic High School Raises $215,000 for Scholarships in One Night

Tuesday, October 22nd

  (Left to right) RCHS Student Council President Alvin Alex ’14, Chair of Roman’s Board and CEO of Equus Capital Partners, LTD. Dan DiLella ’69, Award Recipient Thomas A. Leonard, Esq. ’64, wife Cathy Leonard, son Tom Leonard, and RCHS President/Rector Father John Flanagan For Immediate Release: PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 18, 2013 On Thursday, October 17th […]

Archdiocesan High School Students Honored at Inaugural Maguire Foundation Scholars

Tuesday, October 1st

The Maguire Foundation has committed $5 million in scholarships to educating students in high schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia   125 high school students in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be honored as inaugural Maguire Scholars by The Maguire Foundation at a reception hosted by Mr. and Mrs. James J. Maguire, Co-Principals of the foundation. The […]

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Faith in the Future Announce the Appointment of Christopher Mominey as Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Catholic Education

Monday, September 23rd

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Faith in the Future, an independent foundation that oversees the Office of Catholic Education, today announced the appointment of Christopher Mominey as Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Mr. Mominey is a highly-respected Catholic school administrator and passionate advocate of the Church, whose […]

The Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future Foundation Announce Three Key Administrative Appointments Aimed at Continued Growth and Enhancement

Tuesday, September 17th

The Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Faith in the Future Foundation are pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Bill Gibson, Director of Enrollment Management, Mrs. Marie D. Bonner, Director of Government Programs and Mr. Kevin D. Kijewski as Associate Superintendent for Secondary Schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. […]