Upcoming Meetings and Events

Together Retreat Planning Team: Sunday (8/28), 6:30 PM, Holy Family & Wednesdays (8/31 & 9/7), 6:30 PM, St. Luke

Liturgical Life Committee: Tuesday (8/30), 7:00 PM, St. Luke

Pre-Cana Team Meeting: Tuesday (8/30) & Wednesday (8/31), 7:00 PM, Holy Family & Zoom

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

Parish School BLJ: Wednesday (8/31), 7:00 PM, St. Matthew

New Student Playdate: Thursday (9/1), 8:30 AM, Hickory Park in Downingtown

Knights of Columbus: Thursday (9/1), 7:00 PM, St. Matthew

Men’s Spirituality: Thursday (9/1), 7:00 PM, St. Luke

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

Labor Day: Monday (9/5), Mass at 9:00 AM, parish offices closed

Lady Knights Meeting: Tuesday (9/6), 6:00 PM, Holy Family

Spirit Newsletter: Tuesday (9/6), 7:00 PM, St. Mark

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


Other Activities of Interest

Director of Youth Evangelization Position: The Church of Saint Monica in Berwyn is looking to fill the position of Director of Youth Evangelization. This is a regular full time (40 hours/week) position with benefits. Candidate should be a practicing Catholic in good standing with a bachelor’s degree in theology, catechesis or equivalent. Must have the ability to engage and build relationships with young people. All clearances and background checks required. Submit resume and salary requirements to jcarter@saintmonicachurch.org. Interested candidates are also welcome to record and submit a two to three minute video to introduce themselves and why they are interested in this position.

Helpers of God's Precious Infants - Vigil for Life

Join us as a Volunteer Helper of God’s Precious Infants in a Vigil for Life on Saturday, September 3. We will attend the 8:00 AM Mass at St. Agnes Parish in West Chester, followed by a Rosary Pilgrimage to Planned Parenthood. For additional information contact Pat & Jack O’Brien at patandjohnob@yahoo.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).

Save the Date ~ Saint Peregrine Day

Resurrection of Our Lord Parish in Northeast Philadelphia is hosting Saint Peregrine Day on Saturday, September 10. This is an all-day event focused on encouragement and spiritual renewal for those fighting cancer and their families. This entire day will feature inspirational talks about faith and cancer, powerful moments of prayer throughout the day, demonstrations and presentations, a holistic health expo fair, and so much more. Come visit the shrine and relics of Saint Peregrine who is the patron saint of those suffering from cancer. To find out the schedule of the day please visit: http://www.resurrectphila.org/cancer.

Golf Classic to Benefit Malvern Retreat House

You are invited to participate in the 13th Annual Golf Classic at the Cedarbrook Country Club in Blue Bell, PA on Monday, September 12. The Malvern Retreat Golf Classic is held each year to raise funds for the Malvern Retreat House.  A portion of the MRH Golf Classic proceeds fund the Malvern Cares program established to assist needy individuals and families. Through Malvern Cares, people from all walks of life who have special needs - emotional, physical, or formerly homeless - will have the opportunity to experience and benefit from the many Retreat House programs. For more information or to register, visit 2022 Malvern Retreat House Golf Classic (golfstatus.com).

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 per person; $275 each for double occupancy ($550 per couple), must find own roommate. $75 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/.

Padre Pio Festival

Saint Bede the Venerable Church, located in Holland (Bucks County, Northampton Township), welcomes all to its Seventh Annual Festival to honor St. Pio of Pietrelcina, (Padre Pio), on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18. The two-day event begins with Saturday’s All-American Picnic Buffet (tickets will be sold at the event), featuring games and amusements for children, food and craft vendors, and live music. The highlight will be a 5:30 PM Vigil Mass, followed by blessings with holy relics of Padre Pio. The Sunday 12:30 PM Solemn Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Thomas Betz, OFM, Cap., followed by a street procession with a statue of Padre Pio and a healing service with confessions and veneration of holy relics. All day there will be specialty food and craft vendors, amusements for children, and live musical entertainment. Plenty of free parking will be available, and pilgrim buses are welcome. For more information, go online to padrepiofestivalhollandpa.com, or call the St. Bede parish office at 215-357-5720.

Villa Maria Academy High School Celebrates 150 Years

Family and friends of the Villa Maria community, please join us on Friday, September 30 for Mass followed by an evening celebrating Villa Maria’s 150 years of excellence in educating and empowering young women. For more information and to purchase your ticket, please visit https://www.vmahs.org/villa-events/celebrate-150-years-of-villa-maria.

Our Lady of Confidence Retreat for Persons with Disabilities

A three-day retreat at Malvern Retreat House has been scheduled for October 11, 12 & 13 for adults with disabilities. The retreat is geared for adults with intellectual, physical or emotional disabilities. The retreat will be directed by a team: Fr. Dennis Weber, Fr. Amal Sawarimuthu, Fr. Mike Speziale and Fr. Steve Surovic. The theme is: Journeying Together:  Communion, Participation & Mission. If you or someone you know would enjoy having their faith in God refreshed and strengthened, register online at: www.opdarchphilly.org. Call 215-587-3530 or email OPD@archphila.org for a brochure and printable registration form. If you would like to be a volunteer companion on this retreat, contact Jenny Mars at marsfam1@gmail.com

O'Hara Class of 72 - 50th Reunion

Cardinal O'Hara High School Class of 1972 will celebrate their 50th reunion on Saturday, October 15 at the Drexelbrook Event Center, Drexel Hill. For more information and tickets go to https://cohs1972reunion50years.eventbrite.com/ or email cohs72reunion@gmail.com.