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The St. Athanasius Alumni Association was established in 2001 to provide a link to the past for many of our former students and parishioners, as well as to provide a source of fundraising for current needs for both St. Athanasius Church and St.Athanasius - Immaculate Conception School. If you are a first time visitor to the website, we invite you to look around and stay awhile. If you are an Alumnus, a warm welcome home!
The Chimney Repair Project:
A call to all Alumni....the Chimney of the School is in need of repair and we are asking Alumni for donations to help offset these significant costs. The total cost is estimated at about $45,000, and Father Okonski has asked for some help from the Alumni. Please send donations, in the name of St. A's Alumni, to the attention of Father Okonski. The address is 2050 East Walnut Lane, Philadelphia, Pa. 19138. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated...and then feel free to stop by for Mass and feel like you've truly arrived back home!
Picture courtesy of David Redmond '71 (click to enlarge)
Alumni Scholarship Program 
Father Okonski announced the creation of an Alumni Scholarship Fund during the All Class Reunion Mass on April 26th. Each year the Alumni Association will contribute money to a deserving student, or students, to help offset the costs of their St. Athanasius tuition. If you would like to contribute directly to the fund, please send donations to Father Okonski, in the name of the St. A's Alumni Association, at the same address as listed in red above.
Did You Know?
That you can donate to St. A's via payroll deduction through United Way. We are listed as "St. Athanasius Social Services Administration 1906553"
Alumni Luncheon Nets $5,000 for Scholarship fund!
The Alumni Association announced at its meeting on June 2nd that $5,000 was raised as a result of the Alumni Luncheon of April 26th. Father Okonski has asked that a special THANK YOU be published on the website for all who were so generous with their time and offering. 
Father Okonski also announced that a scholarship offering of $2,500 will be made to 8 students (roughly $300 per grade) will be awarded in the name of the Alumni Association to defray the cost of a chosen student's tuition for the upcoming school year.  
In addition, a technology upgrade of $2,500 will be made in honor of the Alumni Association to the school.
Again THANK YOU on behalf of Father Okonski and the Alumni Association for your generosity.
Parish Calendars & Pictures
If you have any information regarding pictures and Parish calendars please contact Tim Allen at info@stasforever.com or call at 703-477-6284
Nothing elicits the feelings and memories of St. A's quite as much as the words "May Procession", or just as important the title of the May Queen, or the Crowner as she was known to an older generation of St. A's Alumni. Tim Allen is building a list of May Queen recipients by year. If you know the name of the May Queen from your year, please contact Tim Allen at tallen30@csc.com or at (703) 477-6284. 
May Queen '57  Kathleen Reilly.
May Procession '57
Don't Forget to Sign our Guestbook
We have added a new Guestbook feature to our site. The Guest Book is a great way to let us know that you were here. Also, please  don't forget to add a comment to the Vietnam Veterans "The Wall-USA" Memorial pages supporting our St. A's Vietnam war heroes who were killed in action. This can by done by clicking in the War Memorial page and then clicking on the individuals names in the lower right hand corner of the page, and then heading out to the Vietnam wall site. It's easy.
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St. A's Alumni Veterans Causes

See the "War Memorial Page" for more info:
Operation First Response
A Hero's Welcome
Last updated: February 4, 2015
St. Athanasius Alumni Association
We are....St. A's!
1947 Basketball Team
Thanks to Ed Keenan '51 and Jimmy Malloy '47 for identifying the members of the class of '47 championship basketball team. How great is that!
We Are St. A's! T-Shirts on sale. Click Picture for Order Form. 
A Hero's Welcome
A great organization to welcome home returning vets. We salute Charlie Becker '56 for his continuing involvement. See more about Charlie and A Hero's Welcome on our Memorial Page.
The 2009 Christmas Bazaar was a big success...St. A's Alumni were there in full force to lend support. See the Picture of Tommy and Eileen with Santa Claus (Note: Please be patient, it takes a minute or two for the frames to load)
"Each and every voice brings more light to any need.  Alumni: Your voice is very important."   - Father Michael Gerlach '69
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Folks spread the word, everybody  invites their friends, Its free admission, free parking at the Phila race track and casino. Its daytime  Spring   April 23     Its noon till whenever we leave . Some no doubt will stay for dinner. They provide a very large picnic area along the rail w seating, tables   Plenty of space, off to the left side, outside      Folks still have access to gambling and race betting if desired         or meander back and forth…If it rains we go undercover or inside

St’s A classes '54, '56, '57, '58, '59, '60, '69 and any others      I got Sams, Stan’s, Rodney st Drug,  Renel , Walnut Lane drug,  Pennypacker schoolyard, Donalds, Devlins,74th and Fayette, 19th and Cheltenham, Cue and Cushion. Cedar Park, Custard stand, The REC and a few bars,  others to draw from. Young and old   range so far is 55 to 77. Brothers and sisters. And Peers have  a matching  effort underway in St Bennies area .Some folks from St Raymond’s also .  I  need more         

Gathering of the OLD Neighborhood on APRIL 23

PHILA  PARX      TUESDAY  APRIL 23    NOON TILL     StreetRd      Bensalem,Pa

Left  off Street Rd  2mile east of PA Tpk(Phila Exit)

Parking suggestion      on the EAST side of the track entrance   RACING EAST     Enter thru walkway of left of Track Building  Plenty of Picnic tables and seating  available. If you desire or have special need  bring your own soft Chair

The "CD Cross" - Please click to see a note from Al Shilling at the bottom of the "News and Information" page on this website regarding a fund raiser to have the CD Cross mounted and installed on the grounds at Bishop McDevitt High School. Feel free to contact Al with any support. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Please visit the Immaculate Conception Alumni Website. Dennis McGlinchey has done a fabulous job capturing the history of the Church, the School and Germantown itself.
Memory Lane - answer questions about your favorite West Oak Lane memories!
Brand New!! Click here for our updated World War II Memorial of those who served and those Parishioners Killed in Action.
The Sounds of Philadelphia with Philadelphia's own The Three Degrees. Fayette Pinkney, Sheila Ferguson and Valerie Holiday