UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Meeting for CLOW Volunteers: Sunday (10/3), 9:30 AM, social hall

Advent Tree Planning Meeting: Monday (10/4), 1:00 PM, St. Luke

Lector Training: Monday (10/4), 7:00 PM & Saturday (10/9), 10:00 AM, church

RCIA: Mondays, 7:00 PM, Holy Family

Walking With Purpose: Mondays (through 12/13), 6:30 PM, St. Matthew, Tuesdays (through 12/14), 6:30 PM, Zoom, Wednesdays (through 12/15), 9:30 AM, St. Luke & Zoom, and Fridays (through 12/17), 10:00 AM, Zoom

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

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

SAM Team Meeting: Wednesday (10/6), 10:30 AM, St. Mark

Cub Scouts Pack Meeting: Wednesday (10/6), 6:30 PM, social hall

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

High School Youth Group: Wednesday (10/6), 7:15, CLC

Protecting God’s Children Training: Thursday (10/7), 6:00 PM, social hall

Knights of Columbus Council Meeting: Thursday (10/7), 7:00 PM, St. Matthew

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

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

Men’s Spirituality Meeting: Thursday (10/7), 7:00 PM, St. Mark

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

Nourish for Caregivers: Saturday (10/9), 10:00 AM, Holy Family

Pre Jordan II: Saturday (10/9), 10:30 AM, St. Matthew

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OTHER ACTIVITIES OF INTEREST

Volunteer Opportunity for Partners in Outreach

Join your neighbors and fellow parishioners and make a REAL impact in the life of a 2nd grade student in one of 6 grade schools in Chester County. Administered by Partners in Outreach, REAL: Reading Excites All Learners is a one-on-one tutoring program built to support at-risk readers in early grades. Join the REAL team and help a second grade student with their reading skills on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, or serve as a substitute as openings occur.  No experience is necessary. For more information please feel free to email Diane Ward at dward@partnersinoutreach.org, or call 610-308-3357. All training and materials will be provided by Partners in Outreach. 


Villa Maria Academy High School Fall Admissions Events

Learn about what the Villa Maria sisterhood has to offer! Villa Maria Academy High School, a Catholic college preparatory school in the tradition of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, invites young women in 7th & 8th grades to attend the school's fall events. Located in Malvern. Villa Maria will host an Open House for prospective students and their families on Sunday, October 3. The 8th Grade Entrance-Scholarship Exam will be offered on two dates: Sunday, October 17, and Saturday, October 23.The VMA Virtual 8th Grade Preview will be offered on Thursday, October 28. Additionally, Villa Maria will host half-day Visit Villa Days to 8th grade students from September through December. For more information or to register, please visit www.vmahs.org or contact the Admissions Office at (610) 644-2551.


SS. Simon & Jude Eucharistic Adoration/Healing Service

The SSJ Charismatic Prayer Ministry in West Chester invites you to a Eucharistic Adoration & Healing Service. We are celebrating our 45th year praying together for each other and anyone in need of prayer. We encourage you to join us in the main church for one, two or all three of the following opportunities for prayer: October 4 - Healing of Body; November 8 - Healing of Mind; February 7 - Healing of Soul. These events will be in-person and also livestreamed. We usually meet from September through June virtually by Zoom. Please contact Margaret for Zoom link, prayer concerns or questions at (610)608-1372 or at margaret.strate@gmail.com.


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.


Roman Catholic High School Open House

Roman Catholic High School will hold its Fall Open House for prospective students on Sunday, October 17th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Pre-registration is required and because of the pandemic we request that only one parent attend with their son. Scholarship Entrance Exams- Roman Catholic High School will administer three entrance exams for 8th grade boys this fall on Saturday, October 23rd / Sunday, November 7th / Saturday, November 27th. Testing will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at noon. We ask that all applicants arrive 30 minutes ahead of time. For additional information visit www.RomanCatholicHS.com or call 215-627-1270 ext.110 or 111.


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.


Writing Retreat

November 2-4, the Marianist Family Retreat Center in Cape May, NJ will host a writing retreat. Writing is a safe and fulfilling way to honor our stories. There will be daily Mass, time to reflect, write, and open up this blessed avenue for self-expression. There is an intentional balance of free time and program time to enjoy the beaches and beauty of Cape May Point. Cost is $140.00 per person. Sign up online at www.capemaymarianists.org or call 609-884-3829.