Upcoming Meetings and Events

Parish School Welcome Back Prayer Service: Sunday (9/11), 4:30 PM, church & social hall

EFF Opening Prayer Services: Monday (9/12), 4:45 PM & 6:30 PM, Tuesday (9/13) 4:45 PM, church

RCIA: Mondays, 7:00 PM Holy Family

Adult Bible Study: Tuesday (through 12/6), 9:30 AM, St. Matthew & Zoom, & 7:00 PM, Holy Family & Zoom

Rosary on the Green: Tuesday (9/13), 6:00 PM, corner of route 100 & Fellowship Rd.

Joint Councils Meeting: Tuesday (9/13), 7:00 PM, chapel & St. Matthew

Communications Committee: Tuesday (9/13), 7:00 PM, St. Luke

Bereavement Ministry Team: Wednesday (9/14), 9:00 AM, St. Luke

Cub Scouts Meeting: Wednesday (9/14), 6:30 PM, parking lot

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

Together Retreat Planning Team: Wednesdays (9/14 & 9/21), 7:00 PM, St. Luke

HSA Leadership Team: Wednesday (9/14), 7:00 PM, St. Matthew

High School Youth Group: Wednesday (9/14), 7:15 PM, school library

Legion of Mary Curia Session: Thursday (9/15), 1:00 PM, Holy Family

Men’s Spirituality: Thursday (9/15), 7:00 PM, St. Luke

LLC Planning Session: Thursday (9/15), 7:00 PM, St. Mark

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

Pre-Cana: Friday (9/16), 7:00 PM & Saturday (9/17), 8:30 AM, church & social hall

Youth Group Abbeyfest Trip: Saturday (9/17), 12:00 PM, Abbeyfest grounds in Paoli

Sharing Our Bounty Food Drive: Saturday (9/17) & Sunday (9/18), before all Masses, church narthex

Blessing of Catechetical Ministers: Sunday (9/18) during the 9:30 AM Mass, church

SEAM Board Meeting: Monday (9/19), 7:00 PM, St. Matthew

Walking With Purpose Online Sessions: Wednesdays (9/20 & 9/28), 7:00 PM, Zoom

Chosen Fathers: Tuesday (9/20), 7:00 PM, St. Mark

Exton/Lionville Ministerium: Wednesday (9/21), 9:00 AM, St. Mark

7th & 8th Grade Youth Group: Wednesday (9/21), 6:00 PM, CLC

Parish School BLJ: Wednesday (9/21), 7:00 PM, St. Matthew

IAC Team: Wednesday (9/21), 7:00 PM, St. Luke

SAM Game Day: Thursday (9/22), 10:30 AM, St. Matthew

Women at the Well: Thursday (9/22), 7:00 PM, St. Mark

Guitar Group Practice: Thursday (9/22), 7:00 PM, choir room

Crafting Hands: Friday (9/23), 4:00 PM, social hall

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Other Activities of Interest

REAL: Reading Excites All Learners Tutoring Program

Join your neighbors and fellow parishioners and make a REAL impact in the life of a 2nd grader at a local elementary school. 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, visit our website at www.Partnersinoutreach.org or email Diane Ward at dward@partnersinoutreach.org, or call 610-308-3357. All training and materials will be provided by Partners in Outreach.

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.

Annual Carnival at Holy Martyrs

Holy Martyrs Parish in Oreland will hold their annual carnival starting Tuesday, September 20 through Sunday, September 24 starting at 6:00 PM daily (3:00 PM on Saturday). Come enjoy time with family and friends! There will be rides, games, plenty of food, craft been & wine. Advance tickets are available for purchase at the rectory office. Family night passes are available for $30 (good on Wednesday night or Saturday afternoon only). For questions, call the parish office at 215-884-8575. See you at the carnival!

Sacred Heart Academy

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr invites you to visit this fall. Register to attend our Red & White Breakfast on the Hill - Open House events on Friday 9/30, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, and 12/9 from 9-11:00 AM. Registration is also available for our HSPT/Scholarship Exam on Sunday 9/25 and 10/23. Visit our website SHAbrynmawr.org for a full list of virtual and in-person events.

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.

Oktoberfest at Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart Church in Royersford invites you to join us for our 2nd Annual Oktoberfest!  October 1 from 5:00-10:00 PM.  Authentic German food and beer, live music, dancing, trivia and games - you will find something for the whole family at this fun-filled, family-friendly event!  Tickets sold online at https://www.sacredheartroyersford.org/oktoberfest or in the parish office.  Adult 21+: $35.  Under 21: $20. Sacred Heart Church Gymnasium 838 Walnut Street. Royersford, PA 19468.

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.