Upcoming Meetings and Events

Casserole Collection: Saturday-Sunday (10/9-10), before all Masses, social hall kitchen

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

Creation Care Team Meeting: Monday (10/11), 7:00 PM, St. Mark

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

Parish Stewardship Council Meeting: Tuesday (10/12), 7:00 PM, St. Luke

Bereavement Ministry Meeting: Wednesday (10/13), 9:00 AM, St. Matthew

Middle School Youth Group: Wednesday (10/13), 6:00 PM, CLC

Altar Server Training: Wednesdays (10/13-11/10), 6:00 PM and Thursdays (10/21-11/11), 4:30 PM, church

Rosary on the Green: Wednesday (10/13), 6:00 PM, outside the church

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

Parish School - Home & School Association: Wednesday (10/13), 7:00 PM, St. Matthew

Knights of Columbus Ladies Group: Thursday (10/14), 7:00 PM, Holy Family

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

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

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

Joseph’s People: Monday (10/18), 7:00 PM, Zoom

Elizabeth Ministry Play Date: Tuesday (10/19), 9:30 AM, Holy Family

Parish Pastoral Council: Tuesday (10/19), 7:00 PM, St. Luke

Chosen Fathers: Tuesday (10/19), 7:0 PM, St. Mark

SDOS Planning Team: Tuesday (10/19), 7:00 PM, Holy Family

High School Youth Group: Wednesday (10/20), 7:15 PM, CLC

Interfaith Action Committee: Wednesday (10/20), 7:00 PM, St. Luke

Men’s Spirituality Group: Thursday (10/21), 7:00 PM, St. Mark

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Other Activities of Interest

Volunteer Opportunity for Partners in Outreach

Volunteer Opportunity for Partners in OutreachJoin 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. 

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.


Mass for Peace and Justice

In October, Chestnut Hill College will observe a month of nonviolence as we pray and advocate for an end to gun violence in our city. In particular, we are grateful that Archbishop Nelson Perez will celebrate a Mass for Peace and Justice on Saturday, October 16 at 10:00 AM in our Sorgenti Arena. All of our Philadelphia area neighbors are welcome to join us for Mass and all the events that will take place on campus over the course of the month. Learn more at www.chc.edu/nonviolence.


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.


Catholic Women’s Conference

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia annual Catholic Women’s Conference will be held on Saturday, October 23, at the  National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA. The conference is a unique event designed for all Catholic women – married, single, and consecrated.  The mission of the conference is three-fold: to invite women into a personal and transformative encounter with Jesus Christ, to form women in the truth about their feminine genius, and to equip women to be a leaven for the world, living their feminine gifts in service to the family, the Church and all aspects of society. For more information or to register, visit https://www.catholicwomensconference.org/.


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.


Chester County Women’s Services 5K Walk/Run for Life

Gather your friends and family and join us on Saturday, November 13th at Hibernia Park in Coatesville for the CCWS 5k Walk/Run for LIFE. Doors open at 8:00 AM. The race begins at 9:00 AM. We are raising funds to support our ongoing mission of providing free quality medical, educational, and material support to at-risk women and families facing unplanned pregnancies. For more information or to register visit https://ccwsmedicalinfo.org/walk-for-life/.