School News and Events

Inner City Church Adapts to Changing Culture and Thrives

June 22, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – The Catholic Church is known for its sacred traditions. Those traditions, however, can make the Church seem resistant to change.

One Philadelphia parish challenged that perception when it moved to transform along with the neighborhood it serves.


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Impressive Work Earns 4th Grade A Free Field Trip

May 31, 2017

Our 4th grade students lead by teacher Dana DiPasquale, learned about journalism as they prepare to create an article for the Healthy NewsWorks Newspaper. They interviewed Mike Weilbacher, the Executive Director of the Schuylkill Center of Environmental Education. …

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Students Raise over $3K with Rice Bowls

April 22, 2017

St Raymond of Penafort Students raised $3121.88 for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) during the Lenten Season.  Ted Miles and Joanne Kratz represented CRS and accepted check at the monthly mass for the school with all students present.  Children learned about …

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Read Across America

March 4, 2017

In case you haven’t heard…Dr. Seuss is a silly character who is serious about books! That’s why his birthday is a nationwide celebration in schools, also known as Read Across America.  At St. Raymond of Penafort School, Pre-Kindergarten through 4th …

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Legacy of Pride 2017

February 27, 2017

Legacy of Pride is an annual tradition in our school used to celebrate African American history. This year our students concentrated on the Civil Rights Movement. Students learned and explored the matter through dramatic performance arts (presentation, song, dance) and …

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