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Many Catholic Schools Closing
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has released its list of schools that are closing or merging. Saint Rose of Lima in North Wales merges with Saint Stanislaus of Lansdale at the Lansdale site. Saint Maria Goretti of Hatfield merges with Corpus Christi of Upper Gwynedd at the Upper Gwynedd site. Saint Anthony-Saint Joseph of Ambler and Saint Catherine of Siena of Horsham merge with Saint Alphonsus of Maple Glen at the Maple Glen site.
Our Lady of Victory and Saint Titus, both of East Norriton, merge with Epiphany of Our Lord in Plymouth Meeting at the Plymouth Meeting site. Saint Teresa of Avila in Norristown merges with Visitation BVM in Trooper at the Trooper site. Conshohocken Catholic in Conshohocken merges with Mother Divine Providence in King of Prussia at the King of Prussia Site.
Our Lady Help of Christians in Abington merges with Saint David of Willow Grove at the Willow Grove site. Immaculate Conception in Jenkintown merges with Saint Luke of Glenside at the Glenside site. Saint Philip Neri of East Greenville and Saint John the Baptist of Ottsville merge with Saint Isidore of Quakertown at the Quakertown Site.
Conwell-Egan High School in Bristol Township is targeted for closing, but a group of graduates will take it up with Archdiocesan officials and try to keep it open. The final decision is up to Archbishop Charles Chaput.