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Papal Visit Recap

After a much anticipated weekend we are sad to see the World Meeting of Families come to and end in Philadelphia.  However, the impact that the festival had on our Nazareth family and our presence at the festival is one that we will never forget.  From current students and alumnae singing at the Papal Masses to our Naz families getting involved with this weekend's events we are proud to say that our Naz family embodied what it truely means to be a part of Nazareth Academy. Thank you!

Below are photos of some of our family that were involved in the festival events.

Miss Chmelko, `05 (Chorale Director), Dana Glavin, `18, Victoria Sanchez, `16, Jaclyn Ricafort, `18, Alexandra Matlack, `16, and Mr. Kadar  (Asst. Chorale Director). Not pictured:  Marne Brown, `17.

Congrats to Marne Brown, '17, Dana Glavin, '18, Alexdra Matlack, '16, Jackie Ricafort, '18, Victoria Sanchez, '16, Ms. Kate Chmelko, '05 (Chorale Director) and Mr. Sándor Kádár (Asst. Chorale Director)! Alex is a member of the Archdiocesan Choir, the adult choir that sings at all of the special masses, ordinations, Chrism Mass, etc. Ms. Chmelko and Alex both sang for the World Meeting of Families Opening Mass and both Papal Masses on Saturday and Sunday. Ms. Chmelko was also asked to be the Director for the High School Papal Choir. Dana, Victoria, Jackie and Marne auditioned and were accepted into the High School Papal Choir which will combine with the core Papal Choir, several other choirs, and the Archdiocesan Children’s Choir, forming a choir of 500 for the mass on the Parkway. They were specially featured alongside the children’s choir during the Marian Antiphon after communion in an arrangement of the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria. In addition, alumna Charlene Angelini-Lukach, '99 (pictured below), was the Cantor for each of the Papal masses.

To read the news article on our students selected for the Papal Choir, please click here.

Alumna Charlene Angelini-Lukach, '99, cantored the Papal Masses.


Meghan Roberto, ‘12, Mrs. Roberto, and Sophie Wu Mei Roberto performed with the Deaf Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at the Festival of Families.

To read the news article about Sophie and the Roberto family, please click here.


Meghan Yizzi, `15, and her family presented the offering during one of the Papal Masses.


A couple of Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth left a very generous tip for their waitress at the Reading Terminal Market this weekend.  Read the full story here.


Below are some photos takens by our Naz families during the festival.

Sister Mary Joan, principal, right-center. 

Sister Boguslawa