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Message and Call to Action from the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference: Governor Wolf and the PA Department of Education are looking to take most of the funding that Congress wants distributed equitably in COVID-19 relief to ALL schools in PA and across the country.   Pennsylvania received $471 million in funding from Washington. But PCC Education Director Sean McAleer says “the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) created its own set of rules to distribute that money that blatantly ignores federal guidance. The end result significantly lowers the amounts to be given to Catholic and nonpublic scho...

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New Principal

Posted on May 18, 2020 in: School

Dear Friends: this was shared last week with all the members of our school community: Mr. Joram will assume his duties as principal of Visitation BVM School on July 1, 2020  Dear Visitation BVM Community,  I am excited to introduce myself to you.  My name is Matt Joram and I am currently the Assistant Principal at Saint Martin de Porres, a Catholic School in Philadelphia that serves almost 500 students from Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.  I am thrilled to be the next Principal of Visitation and cannot wait to carry on the strong traditions and excellence here.  Allow me to provi...

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Dear Friends, I hope this note finds you bearing well under the ongoing strain of social distancing & interpersonal isolation which goes with our attempting to flatten the curve of the dreaded Coronavirus that has turned our lives upside down lately. I’m using some of the abundance of time that circumstance provides to ponder & remember with gratitude the past 4 decades of priestly life since my ordination in the Cathedral-Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul on May 17, 1980.  When I lay prostrate on the cold marble floor of the sanctuary on that Saturday morning, little did I know of the great adventu...

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Resurrection & Restoration: Archbishop's Easter Video Series  The Arise: Resurrection and Restoration Easter video series breaks open the mystery of the Resurrection of Jesus and his power to bring us new life in the midst of the pandemic. It is also designed to help us transition back into “in person” life in the Church as the COVID19 restrictions slowly lift.  These short videos, given by dynamic local speakers, will offer a teaching on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, its power to restore our lives here and now, and why the “in person” nature of our life as Catholi...

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New on FORMED.org

Posted on May 06, 2020 in: General News

Newly Released on Formed.org! Series: The Search - Why are We Here? What's Life All About? What Happens When We Die? (Starting May 6) The Search is an innovative video series that tackles the key questions of every human heart. In seven beautifully filmed episodes, Chris Stefanick and experts from multiple fields of science, medicine, psychology, art, and religion examine our place in the larger story of existence.  Whether you’re a practiced inquirer or a jaded skeptic, The Search will speak to you. You may be reassured by some parts, and challenged by others. Either way, you’ll find a lot here to...

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