Reverend Joseph L. Maloney, pastor of Saint Aloysius Parish and School to receive national recognition.
Fr. Joseph L. Maloney, pastor of Saint Aloysius Parish and School in Pottstown, PA will receive the 2017 Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award from the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) for dedication and commitment to excellence.
Fr. Joseph Maloney was chosen from more than 150,000 teachers and administrators, as well as diocesan leaders and organizations dedicated to the nation’s Catholic schools. Fr. Maloney will be recognized during the annual NCEA 2017 Convention & Expo that will take place April 18-20 in St. Louis, MO. The annual award honors those whose ministry is Catholic School education and who have demonstrated a strong Catholic educational philosophy as well as exceptional ability, dedication and results.
Fr. Maloney has provided the school with staff, including a director of advancement, and resources to meet the challenges of excellent educational programming and fiscal health. Since its inception in 2013, the annual fund has steadily increased and allowed the school to invest in technology, building safety features as well as funding for professional development.
Fr. Maloney has been active during 2016 in garnering the parish, financial and community support to relocate the existing Saint Aloysius Parish School to the North Keim Street, Lower Pottsgrove, building that formerly housed Saint Pius X High School. The building has been vacant for several years. It is expected to be renovated in coming months using hundreds of thousands of dollars in pledges donated to the parish. It will then lease the building for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
“We are called to proclaim the Gospel at every moment each day of our lives,” said Fr. Maloney. “I think I wear my love for my school on my sleeve. It is visible to most people… especially my parishioners and school community. Because we love and we care for the school, we meet its present needs on a daily basis. That’s what carries us into the future.”
About the NCA Convention & Expo
NCEA’s convention, held this year in collaboration with the Archdiocese of St. Louis, is the largest private education association gathering in the country. It draws participants from all facets of Catholic education, including elementary and secondary schools and religious education programs. The event features professional development sessions, liturgies and an exhibition of educational products and services. For more information, visit: www.NCEA.org/convention
Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) is a professional membership organization that assists its members to fulfill their teaching mission of the Church and to lead, learn and proclaim the good news of Catholic school education. For more information, visit www.NCEA.org.
Saint Aloysius School has been a vibrant part of the fabric of the Catholic Church in Montgomery County since 1912, offering a challenging, Christ-centered academic curriculum. For more information, visit www.saintaloysiusschool.com.