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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spiritual Adoption Baby Shower/Gift Collection: Saturday/Sunday (6/19-20), before all Masses, narthex

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.

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.

Carmelite Monastery of St. Joseph & St. Anne: Join us on Friday, June 11, 7:00 PM, to celebrate The Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus with a Traditional Latin Mass, Missa Solemnis (Solemn High Mass). An Act of Reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Litany of the Sacred Heart will be solemnly prayed before the exposed Most Blessed Sacrament. The Monastery is located at 1400 66th Avenue, Philadelphia. For more information contact Rev. Harold McKale 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 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 workout 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. 

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 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