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Altar Server Training: Tuesdays (6/1, 6/8 & 6/15), 5:30 PM, church

Parish Stewardship Council: Tuesday (6/1), 7:00 PM, St. Matthew

Men’s Spirituality Group: Thursdays (6/3 & 6/17), 7:00 PM, Zoom

Queen of Peace Prayer Group: Fridays, 1:30 PM, chapel

Nourish for Caregivers: Saturday (6/5), 10:30 AM, Zoom

Youth Group Saturday Stewardship: Saturday (6/5), 3:00 PM

K of C Clothing Drive: Saturday/Sunday (6/5-6), parish parking lot

Open Parish Meeting for Anniversary Capital Campaign: Monday (6/7), 7:00 PM, social hall

Parish Pastoral Council: Tuesday (6/8), 7:00 PM, St. Matthew

Spirit Newsletter Committee: Tuesday (6/8), 7:00 PM, St. Mark

Bereavement Monthly Meeting Wednesday (6/9), 9:00 AM, St. Matthew

Youth Group Meetings: Wednesdays (6/9 & 6/23), middle school (grades 7-8) at 6:00 PM and high school (grades 9-12) at 7:15 PM, education center library

Family Life Ministry Team - Mental Health Committee: Wednesday (6/9), 7:00 PM, St. Matthew

Pre-Jordan II: Saturday (6/12), 10:30 AM, St. Matthew

Casserole Collection: Saturday/Sunday (6/12-13), before all Masses, kitchen bay doors

Chosen Fathers: Tuesday (6/15), 7:00 PM, Zoom Parish School

Eighth Grade Graduation Mass & Reception: Wednesday (6/16), 7:00 PM, church & social hall

Parish School - Closing Mass: Friday (6/18), 10:30 AM, church

K of C Blood Drive: Saturday (6/19), 7:00 AM, social hall (must have appointment, no drop-ins)

Memorial Mass for Deceased Fathers: Saturday (6/19), 8:30 AM, church

PSAC Meeting: Thursday (6/24), 7:00 PM, St. Matthew

Crafting Hands: Thursdays (6/24), 10:30 AM & 6:30 PM, Holy Family & Zoom

Crafting Hands Packaging & Delivery: Fridays (6/25), 10:00 AM, Holy Family

High School Youth Group Agape Latte: Saturday (6/26), 6:30 PM, CLC

Help Wanted: Visitation BVM School, Trooper if looking to hire a full-time, reliable person for the maintenance staff. This position also includes custodian duties on a daily basis. Requirements include ability to lift at least 50 pounds and climb stairs; help maintain proper sanitary conditions of the entire facility; be responsible for cleaning, sanitizing and general appearance of the facilities; perform routine inspection and maintenance of the facilities ability to respond to facility emergencies; complete other tasks as requested by the School Administration or the Director of Maintenance;  good interpersonal skills; excellent time management skills; high school diploma or equivalent and a valid PA driver’s license. Individual must obtain clearances in accordance with federal, state, child abuse prevention, and safe environment requirements of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Standard hours are 7:00 AM-3:30 PM; pay is $15 per hour and benefits include health insurance, paid time off and a retirement plan. Please send your resume to or call Mary Ann at 610-539-5572.

Help Wanted: St. Joseph Parish, Downingtown is seeking a part-time cook to prepare dinners for the 4 resident priests at the rectory. We are looking for someone who likes to cook, has culinary experience, or is a cooking professional interested in some additional hours. The chef works independently in the rectory kitchen and would also purchase groceries as needed (using business credit card. Position would occasionally need to cook for large groups/events hosted at the rectory. This position is part-time, approximately three hours on Monday through Thursday evenings (during dinner hours), and approximately 3 hours on Monday afternoon for shopping. Salary is $15-19 per hour depending on experience. If interested, please email Allan Anderson, Business Manager (

Help Wanted: Saint Joseph parish, Downingtown is seeking a part-time cleaner for the school. 16-18 evening hours (after 3:00 PM) per week. For more information, please contact Alan Anderson at 610-269-8294, ext. 207 or

Help Wanted:  Birthright of West Chester is seeking an Executive Director to oversee administration of the pregnancy center, manage social media content and promotion of Birthright in the community. A pro-life, compassionate, and non-judgmental attitude is required. Good verbal, written and collaborative communication skills a plus. This is a part-time paid position. Please send resume to

Eagleview Landing Senior Living, Exton: Help Wanted! Eagleview Landing is currently seeking dining room servers and housekeepers - both full and part time positions are available. We are a brand-new senior living community located in the Eagleview Town Center. If interested, please call Sarah at 610-458-2588.

Interfaith Action Committee: The IAC will be hosting “A Courageous Conversation on Race” led by Ms. Anita Friday, founder of Open Hearts: A Path for Racial Healing, on Thursday, June 3, at 7:00 PM via Zoom. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit

Chester County Pro-Life Coalition: The CCPLC will be sponsoring a Chester County March for Life on Saturday, June 5, beginning with a Mass at St. Agnes Church with Bishop John J. McIntyre, and Protestant Prayer Service, also at 9:00 AM at Christ Church, 200 Church Street. At 10:15 AM there will be a March to Planned Parenthood for prayer and then a March to the Historic Chester County Courthouse with several speakers.  For more information or questions, please contact Jo Christoff ( or 610-942-3571). For more details and information on free parking, visit

SS. Philip & James, Exton: Join us for Walking In Grief, a summer, once a month, grief program. Thursday, June 10 & Tuesday, July 13, 6:30-7:15 PM via Zoom. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, no matter how much time has passed, please know that you are not alone. These sessions are for anyone grieving. Come share or just listen to others who walk in grief. Come to one, two or all three sessions, whatever your schedule allows. For more information and/or to register, contact Theresa Ferrari, MSN, RN at or call 484-459-1564.

Volunteer English Program in Chester County: Become a Volunteer Tutor! Tutors provide weekly, one-to-one English language instruction for adult immigrants and refugees who speak one of over 22 languages spoken in Chester County. Tutors must be available for a one-year commitment to virtual tutoring. Prior teaching experience is not required. Life experience, time and compassion for helping others is a plus! References and background checks will be conducted before being matched with a student. Join us at our next Virtual Training Workshop to get involved in making a difference in your community! The next 3-day training program will be held via the Zoom Virtual Platform on Monday, June 7, Thursday, June10 and Tuesday, June 15, 6:00-8:00 PM each evening. Workshop fee is $35 for materials. Please dress comfortably. Feel free to enjoy your own snacks and/or beverages.  For more information, please call us at 610-918-8222, ext. 2. Register online at

Malvern Retreat House: Year of Saint Joseph - Every 3rd Thursday, there will be a presentation and discussion about St. Joseph. Each month we will focus on the wonders of St. Joseph. We will be having a St. Joseph Retreat on June 11-12. This weekend retreat will focus on St. Joseph. There will be Mass, private prayer time, talks & discussion. This is a wonderful way to celebrate the year of St. Joseph and honor this wonderful Saint. Cost is $250 pp onsite; $75 virtual. Retreat begins at 5:00 PM Friday evening and concludes on Saturday after a 4:00 PM Mass with Consecration to Saint Joseph. On Sunday, June 6, 5:00-9:00 PM, we will be having a Father/Daughter Evening of Reflection. The theme is “Finding Joy and Purpose in Your Family”. The Retreat Director is Dan Tarrant. Come enjoy a delicious dinner, a special talk, quiet time and Mass. $90 for father & daughter & $25 for each additional daughter. Full payment is due with registration. Register early! On June 25-26, Father Bill Halbing will lead a Charismatic Retreat. There will be prayer, Mass and sessions discussing spiritual warfare. Cost: $160 pp onsite; $75 virtual. We will begin at 5:00 PM on June 25. Also on June 25-26 Sam Kelley of Fierce Athlete will lead a Mind-Body-Spirit Retreat in which attendees will experience a powerful weekend of election, prayer, and Mass. There will be a wokout session built into the program! We begin at 5:00 PM on Friday. The cost is $160 pp. Private personal retreats are now offered at MRH. Beginning in the summer of 2021, anyone interested in making a private retreat at MRH will be welcomed. The first two opportunities for private retreats will be June 1-4 and August 23-27. Retreatants will have the opportunity to celebrate daily Mass, participate in Eucharistic Adoration, and spend time by themselves in silent prayer. There will also be the opportunity for spiritual direction, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Liturgy of the Hours. For more information and/or to register for any of these upcoming events, including the private retreats, please visit or call 610-644-0400. 

St. Peter Parish Respect Life Committee: The Respect Life Committee is sponsoring “Wonderfully Made: A Theology of the Body Retreat for High School Girls” from Friday, June 4, 7:00 PM through Sunday, June 6, 11:30:AM. This program has been well received. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served on Saturday & breakfast served on Sunday. Cost is $125 per person (scholarships are available). Retreat Leader is Samantha Kelley of Speaker is Marie CiCecco - “Women’s Health in conformity with Theology of the Body”. For more information, text Eileen Christian (610-716-1840) or email her ( Register online ( Please note proper safety protocols to protect all participants will be taken. Please contact Eileen with any concerns.

Pope John Paul II High School: Want to have some Panther fun this summer? PJP will be offering  summer camps for students entering grades  K through 9 as of September 2021. All camps take place from Monday through Thursday. Half-day camps run from 8:30-11:30 AM and 12:30-3:30 PM. Both morning and afternoon sessions for many camps are being offered. To download a camp brochure and/or registration information visit Registration is $150 per camp session ($175 for art camps which includes supplies). Camps will follow health and safety guidelines from the state in regards to the gathering of indoor and outdoor events. Camps must meet a minimum and maximum number of campers to operate. PJP has submitted and received approval from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia of the summer Camp Health & Safety Plan. A signed Participant Release Form is required on the FIRST DAY OF CAMP! The link will be available with your payment receipt.

Ronald McDonald Virtual Summer Camp: Ronald McDonald Camp (RMC) creates a nurturing community for kids with cancer and their siblings every summer. Most years, RMC takes place in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, but in order to remain true to our mission of safety and inclusivity, this year’s camp will remain a virtual camp week, ensuring that every camper in our community can participate. Virtual RMC is for children ages 7 to 17 who are currently undergoing treatment or who have been treated for cancer. Each camper may have one sibling attend with them. The camp runs from August 15-20 and activity sessions will be scheduled during the camp week from 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm. We’ll also have fun evening activities from 7-9pm and a private website for campers to explore on their own time. If you would like your child(ren) to participate in any activities during our summer camp week, please visit and submit an application by May 28th. Questions? Contact Cindy Candela-Ryan at or visit

Retrouvaille Marriage Program: Rediscover the Love in Your Marriage! Tens of thousands of couples have saved their marriages by attending the Retrouvaille weekend and the six post sessions that follow. The next weekend is August 13-15, 2021, at the Family Life Center in Malvern. For more information, or to register, visit or call 215-766-3944 or 1-800-470-2230. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.

Catholic Women’s Conference: Registration is now open for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Catholic Women’s Conference which will be held on Saturday, October 23. CWC2021 will be a highly modified version of our usual event due to continued pandemic limitations. Please find full details and registration information on our website,

Save the Date!: The Roman and Hallahan Alumni Day at the Bay is back and is going to be better than ever! The committee is excited to announce that our 2021 event will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2:00-7:00 PM at a New Location at Seaport Pier. Seaport Pier is a venue with larger spaces for social distancing. We are excited to have a fresh venue along the boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ to embrace the ocean view as we reminisce with our fellow grads of Roman and Hallahan. Cost is $30 per person in advance, $40 at the door and includes beer specials, food and music. Mus be 21 to attend. We hope to see you there! For additional information or any questions, please contact: Chuck Taylor at or Marge West Kiefski (class of 66) at 215-913-4482 or

Daylesford Abbey: Our Spirituality and Retreat Center will be reopening in stages. Beginning on June 4, we will welcome guests for personal, private retreats. On July 1, we reopen for group retreats. Covid-19 protocols are still in place. To inquire about booking a retreat, please call 610-601-8702 or email

Archbishop Prendergast High School Reunion: The “Prendy” Class of 1960 will be holding a reunion luncheon on Sunday, September 19, from 12:00-3:00 PM, at the Springfield Country Club, 400 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, PA. For more information, please contact Cathy Palumbo Brooks at 610-220-7783 or

50th Class Reunion: Save the Date! Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School Class of 1970 will gather for a 50th reunion celebration at The Drexelbrook Catering and Event Center, 4700 Drexelbrook Drive, Drexel Hill, on Friday, October 22, 6:00-10:00 PM. For additional information email or contact John Matthews (215-260-4568 or

Archdiocese of Philadelphia-Voices of Faith: Tune into the Voices of Faith radio program monthly for a powerful message of TRUST and HOPE from Archbishop Perez. The program airs the first Saturday of every month on WPHT/1210 am at 5:00 PM. You can listen to the live broadcast on your Smartphone via the app by searching for WPHT. If you miss a show, you can watch it at your convenience on the Voices of Faith YouTube channel.

Flame of Love: Please join our virtual Flame of Love Cenacle-Pray the Rosary-Wherever you Live! The permanent Eastern Time Zone schedule is Sundays-7:00 PM, Mondays-11:00 AM or 9:00 PM;  Tuesdays-7:30 or 9:00 PM; Wednesdays–10:00 AM or 8:00 PM; Fridays-1:00 PM and Saurdays-11:00 AM. To join a cenacle visit Please tune in every Friday from 4:20-5:00 PM to Radio Maria Miami in Spanish with host Patti Schwartz. The link for Radio Maria Spanish is for those who want to listen via a computer.

Daylesford Abbey: Spiritual Direction-Companions for the Journey! Spiritual Direction is the contemplative practice of helping others to awaken to the mystery of God in their lives. Even more so in these unprecedented times, our need for our personal connection to God is vital. The Spiritual Direction Ministry at the Daylesford Abbey in Paoli offers trained and experienced Spiritual Directors for those seeking to revitalize their relationship with God and for those who want to deepen their spiritual lives. In person, virtual and phone meetings are available. For more information on how this ministry can enrich your life, contact Daylesford Abbey at 610-647-2530, ext. 1020 or at

Saint Mary of Providence Center, Elverson: Longing to encounter Christ? The Daughters of St. Mary of Providence offer retreat hospitality in the Roman Catholic tradition. There are two facilities available including a beautifully restored mansion that can accommodate up to 110 people. In addition, there are two chapels, a Rosary garden, and an outdoor stations of the cross. Clergy and Religious are welcome to book for individual retreats. To learn more about the Saint Mary of Providence Center visit or call 610-942-4166/7. 

Decade to Doorways: Experiencing Homelessness? Sleeping outside or in a vehicle? Fleeing domestic violence? At risk of losing your current housing? Call 2-1-1 for assistance! Chester County has services to help. Emergency services information available 24/7. Intake done 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday. Text your zip code to 898-211. Se habla Espanol. Hearing impaired? Use 7-1-1 relay service to call 2-1-1.

West Chester Food Cupboard: In need of food assistance? Live in Pennsylvania? We are open to serve you! The West Chester Food Cupboard is now serving people who live outside the West Chester Area School District. This means any resident of Pennsylvania can come to the Cupboard and get food. We provide quality non-perishable items, fresh produce, dairy and meat products for you and your family with safe and friendly drive-through service. No appointment is needed– just stop in during our hours of operation: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 8:30 - 11:30 AM. The only required documentation is proof of address, such as PA driver’s license, lease, utility bill, etc. We are located at 431 S. Bolmar Street, West Chester, PA 19382; 610-344-3175, Sign up for’s free newsletter sent to your email in-box twice a week - go to Don’t miss our multi-part series, “Our Changing Church,” at