UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Labor Day Mass: Monday (9/6), 9:00 AM, church. All parish offices will be closed. There will be no Exposition.

Spirit Newsletter Meeting: Tuesday (9/7), 7:00 PM, St. Mark

Youth Ministry Parent Meeting: Tuesday (9/7), 7:00 PM, Zoom

Bereavement Ministry Meeting: Wednesday (9/8), 9:00 AM, St. Matthew

Opening Mass for Parish School: Wednesday (9/8), 11:00 AM, church

Legion of Mary: Wednesday (9/8 & 9/15), 7:00 PM, Holy Family

Women at the Well: Thursdays, 7:00 PM, St. Luke

Men’s Choir Rehersal: Thursday (9/9 & 9/16), 6:30 PM, choir room

Knights of Columbus Ladies Group: Thursday (9/9), 7:00 PM, Holy Family

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

Pre-Jordan I: Saturday (9/11), 10:30 AM, St. Matthew & St. Mark

Youth Ministry Bible Scavenger Hunt: Saturday (9/11), 3:30 PM, CLC

EFF Opening Prayer Service: Monday (9/13), 4:45 & 6:30 PM; Tuesday (9/14) & Wednesday (9/15), 4:45 PM, church

Rosary on the Green: Monday (9/13), 6:00 PM, Rt 100 & Fellowship Rd

Creation Care Team: Monday (9/13), 7:00 PM, St. Mark

Sister Parish Planning Meeting: Monday (9/13), 7:00 PM, St. Luke

Fall Bible Study: Tuesday (9/14), 9:30 AM, St. Matthew & Zoom; 7:00 PM, Holy Family & Zoom

Joint Councils Mass & Meeting: Tuesday (9/14), 7:00 PM, church & St. Matthew

Home and School Meeting: Wednesday (9/15), 7:00 PM, St. Matthew

Interfaith Action Committee: Wednesday (9/15), 7:00 PM, St. Luke

High School Youth Group: Wednesday (9/15), 7:00 PM, CLC

Anniversary Campaign Committee Meeting: Thursday (9/16), 7:00 PM, Social Hall

Men’s Spirituality Meeting: Thursday (9/16), 7:00 PM, St. Mark

Pre-Cana Retreat: Friday (9/17), 4:00 PM & Saturday (9/18), 8:00 AM, Social Hall

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OTHER ACTIVITIES OF INTEREST

Wonder of Eve

Mothers and Daughters! Join us at 7pm on Sept 7th for a free zoom class titled "The Wonder of Eve." The Wonder of Eve is a fresh and engaging presentation, helping young women understand how naturally amazing their bodies are and the impact their choices can have on their future health and fertility. To learn more- and to RSVP- please enter the following web address in your browser: https://www.phgiannacenter.org/event-details/the-wonder-of-eve-1  

 

Legion of Mary Anniversary Mass

Celebrate our 100th Anniversary! All are invited to join in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Legion of Mary with a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia on Sept. 11 at 1:00 pm with Most Rev. John McIntryre, principal celebrant, and Rev. Hugh Gillespie SMM,  homilist.  Before Holy Mass, the Rosary and Legion prayers will be recited at 12:30 pm. For more information visit www.philadelphiasenatus.org.

 

Sensory-Friendly Mass at St. Joseph

St. Joseph parish will be hosting our first sensory-friendly Mass on Sunday, Sept. 12th at 2pm in the chapel. At this Mass, attendees can expect lower lighting, no music, and concise liturgy guides. This Mass might be of particular interest to those who sometimes find themselves (or a family member) overwhelmed with lights, sounds, crowds or other stimuli. For more information call St. Joseph’s parish at (610) 269-8294.

Marriage Encounter

The next two Marriage Encounter weekend experiences will be held at Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA on September 17-19 and November 12-14, 2021. To register visit https://wwme-philly.org/applyWeekend.php.


Sixth Annual Padre Pio Festival

Saint Bede the Venerable Church, located in Holland, PA welcomes all to its Sixth Annual Festival to honor St. Pio of Pietrelcina, better known as Padre Pio, on Saturday-Sunday, September 18-19. The two day event features games, amusements for children, food and craft vendors, and live music. There will be a 5:30 PM vigil Mass on Saturday evening, followed by blessings with holy relics, and 12:30 PM Mass on Sunday, followed by a street procession through the surrounding neighborhood. Free parking will be available and pilgrim buses are welcome. For more information, visit www.padrepiofestivalhollandpa.com, or call the St. Bede parish office at 215-357-5720.


Sisters of St. Francis Golf Tournament

The Sisters of St. Francis would like to invite you to their 26th Annual Golf Tournament on September 20, 2021 at Penn Oaks Golf Club in West Chester, PA. Please join us for a fun day of golf, dinner, and auction to support our aging sisters. Tee-off is at 1:00 PM with dinner and auction to follow at 6:30 PM.For more information visit www.osfphila.org/events/26th-annual-golf-tournament/ or email golf@osfphila.org. The Sisters of St. Francis thank you for your support!


Contemplative Prayer Retreat

September 27-30, the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May, NJ will host a contemplative prayer retreat. This retreat is intended for those interest in a contemplative prayer experience. First-timers as well as those who are familiar and experienced with this type of retreat are all welcomed. Our time will be filled with prayer experiences, quiet personal time, special liturgies and daily Mass. Cost is $160.00 per person, all single rooms. Sign up online at www.capemaymarianists.org. Questions can be directed to Anthony Fucci at 609-884-3829.


St. Joseph Retreat hosted by Saints Peter and Paul Parish

Join us at the Malvern Retreat House on September 28, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM for a series of talks on Saint Joseph by Father David Friel, our new Archdiocesan Vocations Director.  Mass, Adoration, Confession, and free time to walk the beautiful retreat grounds are all part of the schedule. Continental breakfast and a lunch are included in the cost. If you have any questions, please contact Judy Magee at 484-473-8205. Cost is $45. To register, please send a check to the attention of Judy Magee and made payable to Saints Peter and Paul Parish, 1325 East Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380.  Space is limited.  Deadline for Registration is Monday, September 13. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with others and learn more about the role Saint Joseph has in our lives!


Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries

Rachel's Vineyard of Greater Philadelphia is holding a post-abortion healing retreat on October 22nd - 24th , 2021, in Malvern-Frazer, Pennsylvania. This retreat is designed to help you experience the mercy and compassion of God.  It will help you focus on the buried emotions of the past and begin healing in a non-judgmental, safe, loving, and confidential environment.  It will give you hope for your future and freedom from the pain within your heart and soul.  For information call/email: Georgeann 484-955-4278 geemcgarry@gmail.com or Susan 610-716-4795 susiemck@comcast.net. All inquiries are strictly confidential. Financial aid is offered if needed. National website: www.rachelsvineyard.org