Saint-Charles Borromée Seminary celebrates 150 years in its current location – Delco Times
On Thursday, September 30, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary will begin a series of celebrations marking its 150th anniversary at its Wynnewood campus. Archbishop Nelson Pérez (class of 89) will celebrate a mass for the elders of the seminary at 4.30 p.m. in the Saint-Martin chapel in Tours. Bishop Michael Burbidge (class of 84) of Arlington, Va., Former rector of the seminary, will be the homilist. After Mass, there will be a tent reception on the seminary lawn for all former students. More than 230 former priests are expected for mass and reception.
Later in the week, Sunday, October 3, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., St. Charles will be hosting an open house. The Open Doors will include visits by current seminarians, followed by Solemn Vespers at 5 p.m. in the Chapelle Saint-Martin in Tours. All are welcome for the open house and the solemn vespers. Visitors must all wear a mask on campus.
Mass and Vespers will be broadcast live. The mass will be broadcast live on https://vimeo.com/592339564. The Solemn Vespers livestream is available at https://vimeo.com/event/1271526,
“St. Charles Borromeo Seminary is the oldest Catholic institution of higher learning in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia with a rich history of distinguished visitors, alumni and laureates, including five past and former popes, three canonized saints, and one individual. venerable, as well as thousands of ordained clergy. and religious and lay, men and women ”, declared Bishop Timothy Senior (’85), rector of the seminary. “Our 150th anniversary on the Overbrook campus is an opportunity to give thanks to Almighty God for this educational and spiritual treasure and to look forward to our future.
The seminary was founded in 1832 by Bishop Francis Patrick Kenrick, third bishop of Philadelphia, at his home on Fifth Street in Center City. There were only five students. After four subsequent moves, St. Charles moved to its present location in Wynnewood in 1871. Archbishop Wood’s purchase of the Overbrook property for $ 62,000 was criticized in the local newspaper as “Wood’s Folly” because that the land was considered to be too far away. in the country to be a practical framework.
In May 2019, the St. Charles Board of Directors made the decision to sell its current campus to Main Line Health. Following this decision, the seminary began to search for a new location for the campus and eventually found a new home on 15 acres of land purchased from Gwynedd Mercy University in Lower Gwynedd in April. Over the next three years, new seminary buildings will be constructed and renovated, and the seminary plans to relocate for the 2024-25 academic year.
The Saint-Charles Borromée seminary has been training men for priestly service in the Catholic Church for 190 years. In August, the seminary expected a total number of 149 seminarians. The seminarian population of St. Charles is increasingly diverse with about 38% of its students now coming from Asian, Latin or African countries. Of the 27 new seminarians, 12 are seminarians studying for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and there are 66 new or returning seminarians for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia studying at St. Charles. With the generosity of many, these young seminarians are able to successfully transform themselves into compassionate and loyal priests and inspiring church leaders of tomorrow. For more information on St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, call 610-667-3394 or visit http://www.scs.edu.
Township of Haverford hosts career fair
Haverford Partnership for Economic Development is hosting a job fair in Haverford Reserve from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12. Many companies struggle to find employees. Sometimes, some businesses have had to reduce their opening hours due to a lack of staff. Many residents are looking for a new job opportunity and the HPED Career Fair can help make that connection between employer and employee.
Free refreshments and a door prize raffle will be presented at the event.
Township of Haverford businesses wishing to participate can email Jeanne and Melissa at [email protected] For a list of employers who have already registered to participate, visit http://www.discoverhaverford.org/jobs.
Newtown residents invited to learn how their taxes are spent
The Township of Newtown has announced that it will be holding the same budget workshops on two different dates and times. The first will take place on Tuesday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. and the second on Thursday, September 30 at 3 p.m. The workshops are free, will last approximately one hour and will take place at the Township Building, 209 Bishop Hollow Road, Newtown Square. There will also be time for questions afterwards.
The workshop speakers are Richard Lafiata, Township Director of Finance and Stephen Nease, Township Director. The workshops will provide residents with a clear understanding of the tax reassessment, budget document, budget process, strategic plan, operations and expenses of the township. Topics to be discussed include: the re-evaluation of the county in 2021; income from new construction; budget document; strategic plan; Budget proposed for 2022; and 2023 and beyond.
“Budget workshops are a great way for the community to learn how their tax money is spent,” Nease said. “Equally important, the supervisory board and staff have the opportunity to learn what the community’s priorities are. “
To learn more, visit https://newtowntownship.org.
“Marker Lady” is aimed at business and professional women at Delco
The Delaware County Business and Professional Women’s Club will meet on Wednesday, October 13 at Anthony’s Restaurant at the Lamb, 865 West Springfield Road, Springfield. Cocktails and networking will begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. The speaker will be author and historian of women, Robyn Young.
Known locally as “The Marker Lady,” Young was instrumental in approving 23 road markers commemorating significant women in Pennsylvania history, including markers celebrating the women’s suffrage movement. . She is the author of “Women at Penn’s Woods”.
The cost is $ 30. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Delaware County Business and Professional Women’s Club is a group of working and retired women who focus on women helping women. For more information or to book, call 610-566-5035 or check out the Delaware County BPW on Facebook and Instagram.
Senior Community Services offers an estate planning program
Christopher Murphy, Esq. from law firm Breslin, Murphy and Roberts, formerly Pappano & Breslin, will present a program on the importance of having a will, power of attorney and health care directive, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 4 at Concord Township Building, 43 Thornton Road, Glen Mills.
Sponsored by Senior Community Service, the program will explain why a will, power of attorney, and healthcare directive are the most important documents needed in estate and medical treatment. The program will determine who should be appointed as executor, trustee, agent and substitute.
Pre-registration is required to attend this presentation. To register, contact Eileen at 484-496-2137.
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