UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

FF Opening Prayer Services: 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 & Monday (9/20), St. Mark

Fall Bible Study: Tuesdays (9/14 through 12/4), 9:30 AM, St. Matthew & Zoom; 7:00 PM, Holy Family & Zoom

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

Exton-Lionville Ministerium: Wednesday (9/15), 10:00 AM, St. Mark

Parish School- Home & School Association: Wednesday (9/15), 7:00 PM, St. Matthew

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

Legion of Mary: Wednesdays, 7:00 PM, Holy Family

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

Anniversary Campaign Full Committee Meeting: Thursday (9/16), 7:00 PM, social hall

Men’s Choir Rehearsal: Thursdays, 7:00 PM, choir room

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

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

Pre-Cana Program: Friday (9/17), 7:00 PM & Saturday (9/18), 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, social hall and ministry center

Catechetical Sunday - Blessing of Catechetical Ministers: weekend Masses (9/18-19), church

Cub Scout Lego Derby & Info Day: Sunday (9/19), 10:30 AM, social hall

Parish School - Prayer Service and Welcome Back Social: Sunday (9/19), 3:00 PM, church, social hall & courtyard

Catholics Coming Home: Mondays (9/20-10/18), 7:00 PM, Holy Family

Sister Parish Planning Team: Monday (9/20), 7:00 PM, St. Mark

Joseph’s People: Monday (9/20), 7:00 PM, Zoom

Liturgical Life Committee: Tuesday (9/21), 7:00 PM, St. Luke

Chosen Fathers: Tuesday (9/21), 7:00 PM, St. Mark

Parish School - Board of Limited Jurisdiction: Wednesday (9/22), 7:00 PM, St. Matthew

Family Life Ministry Team: Wednesday (9/22), 7:00 PM, St. Luke

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OTHER ACTIVITIES OF INTEREST

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!


Charity 5K for Homeless

You can make a difference for those experiencing homelessness in just 3.1 miles. Join Bethesda Project for the 2nd annual Home Run 5K from October 7-10, 2021! Register individually or as a team to walk, run, or bike a course of your choice. This can be a great way to connect outdoors and walk as a congregation, Sunday School classes, or worship teams. All racers track their times while completing the 5K and record their times on the race page for the chance to win prizes including fastest time, best race photo, most funds raised, and more. Registration is $25 (with a $200 fundraising minimum). All funds raised support Bethesda Project's essential programs and 16 shelters and residences in Philadelphia. Donate and/or register at www.runsignup.com/homerun5k.


Maternity BVM Class of 1970 Reunion

The Class of 1970 Reunion will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 7-11 PM, at Maternity BVM Parish Hall, 9322 Old Bustleton Avenue. Please send a check to Maternity B.V.M. Rectory, 9220 Old Bustleton Ave, (19115); $50 per person; payable to Maternity B.V.M. Church; Attention: Denise. Please include the names of attendees, a contact number and E-mail address. For additional information, please E-mail dvoisard@maternitybvm.net.


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.


Anniversary Celebration

St Gabriel Parish South Philly will be Celebrating their 125th Anniversary on Sunday, October 24th, with Mass at 12 Noon followed by Dinner at 3 PM at the Crystal Tea Room. Dinner cost is $100 per person. For reservations please email: Rectory@stgabes.org or call 215-463-4060.