Saturday, May 18, 2013
A blood drive will be held next week for Sydney Hawk, a 3-year-old Bridgeville resident who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.
A replenishment blood drive in Bridgeville on May 26 will support a local child who recently was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Sydney Hawk, 3, is the daughter of Karin and Joe Hawk of Bridgeville. Her sister, Addison, is a kindergarten student at Chartiers Valley Primary School. Sydney was diagnosed with leukemia in March and received treatment at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She has Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a rare condition occurring in less than 10 percent of children with ALL. Her treatments are expected to last for about two and a half years, and will require many units of blood. Those wishing to donate to Sydney’s cause can come to the Holy Child Catholic School…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Christine Rose, a teacher at Holy Child Catholic School, was selected to receive the Golden Apple Award.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Pittsburgh area Catholic leaders reacted to the election of Pope Francis and were especially fixated on his 'New World' origins and the meaning behind the name he chose. Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was selected as the new pope Wednesday.
Pittsburgh area Catholic leaders reacted to the election of Pope Francis and were especially fixated on his 'New World' origins and the meaning behind the name he chose. Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was selected the new pope Wednesday and greeted the thousands who gathered at the Vatican. Closer to home, Catholic leaders here said they are excited about the selection. "Like most Catholics I was filled with great excitement when the white smoke emerged from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel. And although I didn't know all that much about Cardinal Bergoglio, his appearance and remarks from the balcony were both quite impressive. Further, the fact that he is a member of the Jesuit religious order founded by Saint Ignatius, a saint to whom I'm…
Monday, February 11, 2013
Local Catholic leaders were surprised by the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on Monday morning, but also called it a “powerful move” of strength by the pope for the church.
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- Mike Jones
Monday, February 11
Local Catholic leaders were surprised by the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on Monday morning, but also called it a “powerful move” of strength by the pope for the church. Sister Barbara Anne Quinn, principal of Holy Child Catholic School in Bridgeville, said she thinks the decision had to be a difficult one, but was in the best interest of the church. “To me, I was surprised given the fact that it hasn’t happened in 600 years,” she said. “I think it shows a very spiritual person who recognizes what was needed and doing what (he thinks is best).” The fact that is hasn’t happened since the 15th century is mind-boggling, she said, although it shows the church is not “stuck in a mold.” “It was a very powerful move and shows that the church …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
I was invited as a guest speaker for Holy Child Catholic School’s Career Day on Friday morning. It was a lot of fun telling students about Chartiers Valley Patch and my job as a mobile journalist.
I was invited as a guest speaker for Holy Child Catholic School’s Career Day on Friday morning and had a lot of fun telling students about Chartiers Valley Patch and my job as a mobile journalist. The students in Mrs. Rose’s fifth grade class had great questions that ranged from my craziest story I’ve covered to why I carry my computer and camera around in a backpack instead of a bag. I let each of them hold it and they found out how heavy it is fully loaded with all my supplies. I also had a chance to speak to Mrs. Cole’s eighth grade science class. We discussed how new social media outlets, such as Twitter and Facebook, are changing the gathering and receiving of news. A state police trooper, the owners of a new bakery in Bridgeville, …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Students learn about bike safety and raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Preschoolers at Holy Child Catholic School turned laps on their trikes in the gymnasium in an effort to learn about bike safety and raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The students in the 3-day and 5-day preschool classes showed off their riding skills Monday morning by going through the small obstacle course–and avoiding each other–set up by parent volunteers. A Bridgeville police officer spoke to the children before their ride and preached to them the importance of wearing helmets, staying out of the street, and watching for cars. Sister Barbara Anne Quinn said some of the children also had sponsors for the ride to raise money for St. Jude’s. “Their aim is to help the kids raise funds for the children who are sick (at St. Jude…