Upcoming Meetings & Events          

Summer Sisters Book Club: Tuesdays (7/19 through 8/16), 7:00 PM, St. Matthew & Zoom

Guitar Group Practice: Tuesday (7/19), 7:00 PM, choir room

Chosen Fathers: Tuesday (7/19), 7:00 PM, St. Mark

Legion of Mary: Wednesdays, 7:00 PM, St. Mark

Knights of Columbus Officer Installation: Thursday (7/21), 5:00 PM, social hall

Men’s Spirituality: Thursday (7/21). 7:00 PM, Saint Luke

Lay Leadership Development Team: Thursday (7/21), 7:00 PM, St. Mark

Walking With Purpose: Fridays, 10:00 AM, Zoom

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

Lay Leadership Parish Mission Team: Tuesday (7/26), 7:00 PM, St. Luke


Other Activities of Interest

Job opportunity: Music Director/Organist

St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Parish in Avondale is looking to fill a part-time position for Music Director to begin ministry in September 2022. This position requires the ability to play the organ and at times piano. This position involves two or three weekend Masses (Saturday Vigil Mass at 4:15 pm, Sunday Masses at 9:30am and 11:30 am), The Music Director should plan liturgical music and meet with Pastor as needed for other special liturgies. Along with excellent musical skills, this position requires a person in good standing with our Catholic faith. To apply, send your resume to: St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, P.O. Box 709, Avondale, PA 19311; Email: stgabriel@kennett.netQuestions may be directed to the Parish Business Manager, Silvia Lawrence.

Driver Position Available

The Saint John Vianney Center in Downingtown is seeking a full-time driver to transport patients/residents/visitors to and from outside appointments and destinations.  The ideal candidate would have an appreciation for and desire to serve Catholic religious and clergy who have given their lives to serving the church.  While the position is primarily dayshift working hours, some flexibility to accommodate resident needs is required. Applicants are required to have a High School Diploma or GED, valid driver’s license and driving record with no/minimal infractions. For a complete description of duties and requirements, and/or to submit a resume please contact Vianney-HR@sjvcenter.org

Teacher Positions Available

Mater Laetitiae Academy (located at St. Thomas More parish) is looking for Latin and math teachers for the 2022-2023 school year.  Classes are 45 min. to an hour on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  To apply, please contact either Patty Reyher (preyher@materlaetitiae.com), or Mary Cromwell (mcromwell@materlaetitiae.com).


Administrative Assistant Position

A Full-time PREP Office Administrative Assistant position is available at Saint Agnes Parish in West Chester. This position will provide administrative support to the parish religious education program, and a willingness to work with a large bilingual (English/Spanish) community. Basic computer skills with knowledge in Google Suite, MS Office, Word and Excel. Attention to details while working independently and multi-tasking as needed. Candidates please send your resume directly to Nancy Sanchez at dre@saintagnesparish.org or call at 610-436-4640.


Women of Grace Retreat

Women of Grace will host a retreat called “Smiting Serpents: Battle Strategies for Catholic Women” on the weekend of July 22-24 at the Malvern Retreat House. Presenters include Johnnette Williams, Fr. Jose Francisco Syquia, Kathleen Beckman, Adam Blai and Susan Brinkman. Cost is $275 per person and includes accommodations and meals. For more information or to register, visit www.malvernretreat.com/events/women-of-grace-retreat-5/.

Summer Silent Retreat

Join us for the Come and Rest Awhile Summer Silent Retreat at the Mother Boniface Spirituality Center from July 24-30, 2022. Take some time to pause in prayer, reflection, and silence, attuning your ear and heart to the Holy Spirit.  You may choose to companion with a spiritual director during the week or participate without spiritual direction.  For more information and to register, visit our website at www.msbt.org or call us at 267-350-1830.

Food Truck Event for Life

Chester County Connect Care (formerly Chester County Women’s Services) will be hosting an outdoor Summer Picnic and Silent Auction on August 6 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Cowan Park at Gateway Church in Parkesburg. Join us for live music, games, kids’ activities, food trucks with items available to purchase, and of course, our silent auction! 100% of the proceeds go to empowering individuals and families to make life-affirming decisions through education, resources and support. For more information visit https://ccconnectcareinfo.org/picnic/.

Fundraiser: "Golfing for Gianna" - In Support of Catholic, Pro-Life Health Care

A golf benefit will be held in support of the Gianna Center of Philadelphia will be held on Monday, August 15, at White Manor Country Club, 831 Providence Road in Malvern. The Gianna Center is dedicated to providing authentically Catholic, Pro-Life Health Care that honors the sanctity of life, the dignity of women, and the integrity of marriage. Over 60% of the Gianna Center's income comes from supporters like you who believe in our cause. To register for Golfing for Gianna visit www.phgiannacenter.org/event-details/2nd-annual-golf-outing-2. Be assured of many levels of Sponsorship opportunities that include the display of your business information on our event signage, program booklet, and Gianna's Monthly Newsletter. For more info about this life-saving work, visit www.phGiannaCenter.org. Questions? Contact admin@phGiannaCenter.com.

A Men’s Weekend with Friends & Jesus Too!

Members of Nativity BVM Parish will host a men’s retreat at the Malvern Retreat House on Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11. All men are welcome. This traditional retreat includes Mass, conferences (talks), private Adoration, Stations of the Cross and much more. The retreat will be led by Fr Jim McGuinn and members of the Malvern Retreat Team. This is an ideal way to wind down summer, kick off fall and get closer to yourself by getting closer to God.  Visit https://www.malvernretreat.com/events/nativity-bvm-6/ to register. For more info call Jack Warnock at 610-722-2673 (leave VM please).

Contemplative Prayer Retreat

Apostolate of the Returning King will hold a weekend retreat on contemplative prayer at the Malvern Retreat House from Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18. Cost is $325.00 per person; $275 each for double occupancy ($550 per couple), must find own roommate. $75.00 to attend virtually. All-inclusive price for two night/three day stay, five meals and all conferences. For more information call 610-644-0400 or visit www.malvernretreat.com/events/apostolate-of-the-returning-king/.

2022 Catholic Women’s Conference

Registration is now open for the Catholic Women’s Conference at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA on October 22. The theme for this year’s conference is “Be Not Afraid: Finding Your Freedom in Christ”. Keynote speakers include Michelle Benzinger and Sr. Miriam James Heidland from the Abiding Together Podcast. For more information and to register, visit https://www.catholicwomensconference.org/.