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We always have more events/announcements than we have room for in our bulletin.  Here are some more great events:
If a Prenatal Diagnosis is poor, you are not alone.  Lily’s Gift, is a network of concerned parents and professionals who have experienced or worked closely with issues surrounding a prenatal diagnosis.  This ministry can provide a peer support team to assist couples during this critical time.  Email LilysGiftLuke12.27@gma… for support or call 215-587-3530.  For more information about a Catholic response to a prenatal diagnosis visit https://www.lilysgift.org/ or https://benotafraid.net/.

Sundays Jan. 9, 16, and 23 at 10:30 AM
Event: Sacraments – Do You Understand What They Do? 
“The Seven Sacraments continue the saving work of Jesus until he comes again…Participation in the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, is not simply an option; rather, it is foundational to sustain the faithful in union with the very life of the Trinity and to strengthen them for the rigors of living their faith as committed disciples.”  USCCB Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis  Join Dr. Joe Zalot to learn more about what the Sacraments do in the Adult Faith Enrichment series at Saints Simon and Jude. From 2004 to 2015, Dr. Zalot was a tenured professor at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati. He joined The National Catholic Bioethics Center as a staff ethicist in July 2017.
Location: Saints Simon and Jude Parish, West Chester in the Meehan Center. All are welcome.
For more information: go to  www.simonandjude.org or contact Sister Mary Agnes at smaryan@simonandjude.org / 610 696-3624

Tuesday, January 18, 2021, 6-9 PM
Event: Five Keys to Freedom Talk with Mass, Adoration and Matt Talbot Novena
Our House Ministries invites you to an evening devoted to healing and freedom. Evening begins at 6:00 PM in the Church and includes Holy Hour, Confession, Matt Talbot Novena, Benediction, Mass & a talk on the Five Keys to Freedom, developed by the Unbound Ministry. For a talk description and more details, click here for the flyer.
Five Keys talk presenter: Meghan Cokeley, Office for the New Evangelization, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Location: St. Gabriel’s Church & School, 29th & Dickinson Streets, Philadelphia
More info: No registration required, all are welcome. Click here for the flyer

Third Saturday of Every Month beginning January 15th (except April and September)
Event:  Padre Pio Prayer Group
Meetings of the Padre Pio Prayer Group occur on the third Saturday of each month and include a brief meeting containing a catechetical component with discussion, Mass, adoration of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, the Rosary, and the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Padre Pio envisioned the prayer groups as a way to cultivate the faith and to unite both our intentions and actions to Jesus in a community setting.  Prayer Group Members are encouraged to commit to attending their monthly meetings to promote unity in their physical presence.
Location: National Centre for Padre Pio – 111 Barto Road – Barto, PA
For Further Information:  View the Flyer  
Registration: Angela@PadrePio.org

Friday, January 21, 2022
Event: National March for Life in Washington, DC
The March for Life is an inspiring, peaceful, vibrant, and joy-filled rally of women, men, young people, and children from all across the country. Every year, tens of thousands of pro-lifers converge on the National Mall and march on Capitol Hill on the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling which legalized abortion in all 50 states. It’s the largest annual human rights demonstration in the world.
Location: Washington, D.C.
More info: Check your parish bulletin to see if you parish is sponsoring a bus or contact the Office for Life and Family, https://phillycatholiclife.org/

Friday January 21 – Sunday, January 23 2022
Event: Restore: A Women’s Healing Retreat at St. Mary of Providence Center in Elverson, PA
Restore: return to its original condition; return what was lost, stolen, or taken away.
God longs for us to believe that we indeed are who He says we are: His beloved daughters, carefully created, infinitely loved and valued beyond measure. Yet, here amidst the darkening caused by sin, betrayals, lies and trauma, we struggle to experience the Truth of who we are. Our pain and woundedness distort the lens through which we look at ourselves and others. Come…and let Him Restore you!
Retreat talks and experiences reconnect us with the Truth of our inherent dignity, beauty, and wholeness. Retreat also includes: small groups, individual healing prayer, Mass, Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Retreat Leaders: Father Stephen DeLacy and De Yarrison of You Are Made New Ministry

January 21, 2022 at 7:00PM
Event: Spiritual Childhood according to St. Therese of the Child Jesus
St. Therese of the Child Jesus was made a doctor of the Church in 1997.  This means that the Holy Spirit recognizes that her teaching is meant to benefit everyone. Let us learn about her little way of the spiritual childhood.
Presenter:  Sr. Carole Marie, PVMI. Sr. Carole Marie is a Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate. She presently serves on the Council of the Community.
More Info: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 864 0074 9064 / Passcode: 985502, View Flyer. All are Welcome!

January 2022 to May 2022
Event: Catholic Grandparents Ministry
Grandparents, you have a great influence for evangelizing the family.  Please join the Catholic Grandparents Ministry to support other Grandparents and to pray for our children and grandchildren.  You can help build a vibrant Grandparents ministry and become equipped to pass on the faith.
Location:  zoom meeting
More info:  Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 7PM by zoom.  Our next meeting is Tuesday, January 4.  If you need more information, want to be added to our email list and get the zoom link, please contact Lidia Manieri 610-350-7232 lidia@mmanieri.com or Paul and Mary Kay Dunne 610-724-6534.

February 4-6, 2022
Event: FOCUS SEEK Small Group Conference (Virtual Event)
SEEK22 is a multi-day event centered on the heart of the Gospel. This year, the full conference experience is coming straight to your parish! With exciting talks from some of today’s best Catholic speakers, times for prayer and the sacraments, deep discussions on relevant issues of the faith and community fellowship, SEEK will give you the hands-on experience you need to go deeper in mission with your local parish community.
How it works: Your parish or ministry assembles a group(s) of up to 10 people who want to participate in SEEK.  You create your own schedule, incorporating the livestreamed and recorded conference talks, as well as in-person adoration, Confession, small group discussion and Mass at your parish.
Cost: $595 for a group of up to 10 people (Grants to help offset the cost are available for parish groups. Click here for details.)
For more details and to register: https://seek.focus.org/details/at-your-parish/

Saturday, February 5, 2022 – 7 PM
Event: SEEK Philly Night of Adoration (in person) 
The pivotal event at a SEEK conference is the Saturday night Eucharistic Adoration with Confessions and prayers teams. The Archdiocese has planned a local Adoration night for SEEK22 groups in our area. Event includes: • Keynote by Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez • Eucharistic Adoration with Confessions and Prayer Teams • Livestream of the evening SEEK Keynote
Location: National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA
More info: View the flyer; Registration is not required for this event. All small groups participating in the SEEK22 virtual conference (see above) are welcome!

Monday, February 7 – Wednesday, March 9, 2022 
Event: Winter Peaks: A 31-Day Journey
Description: All adults are invited to journey through the book “Peak Encounters” with author Heather Makowicz! Read the book on your own, gathering five times to discuss, in person at Malvern Retreat House on Mondays, 7:00-8:00 pm OR via Zoom on Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Registration is free but required.
Location: MONDAYS at Malvern Retreat House, 315 S. Warren Ave., Malvern, PA 19355 OR TUESDAYS via Zoom
More info: Register at peakencounter.org/new-eventsView flyer

Through March 2022
Event: Come and See Weekends for Men Discerning a Call to the Priesthood
Come & See events offer men considering a vocation the opportunity to visit the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary to see what seminary life is like and explore a possible call to the priesthood.
Location: St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA

Sábado 5 de marzo del 2022 de 8:30am – 12:30pm
Evento: Enciende tu ministerio – Introducción a la Nueva Evangelización
Taller de formación para lideres actuales y nuevos. Durante esta presentación aprenderás, ¿Qué es evangelizar? ¿Cuál es la misión central de tu ministerio? ¿Cómo responder a la llamada de Cristo «vayan y hagan discípulos»?  ¿Qué recursos existen para ayudar a otros a experimentar la alegría de ser católicos? También revisaremos ¿De qué manera la Oficina para la Nueva Evangelización puede apoyar tu ministerio?
Dónde: Centro Pastoral de la Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia, 222 North 17th Street, Filadelfia, PA 19103
Más información: Ver volante y registración

March 19, 2022
Event: Man-Up Philly Men’s Spirituality Conference
Join us for Philadelphia’s Biggest Spirituality Conference, a day to inspire, energize and enable men to be better sons, fathers, and husbands by living our faith and leading our families by example.
Speakers: Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Pat Chambers, Keith Nester and more
Location: Immaculata University, Exton, PA
More info and registration: https://manupphilly.com/

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Event: Making Missionary Disciples: A Training Conference for Ministry Leaders
Join us for a training conference on the fundamentals of forming missionary disciples in a parish setting with evangelization expert, Dr. Edward Sri! This event is relevant for anyone involved in parish ministry and will equip you for mission in whatever mission field you find yourself. See the flyer below for workshop topics.
Speaker: Dr. Edward Sri, Vice President of Formation, Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS)
Location: Mother of Divine Providence Parish Center, King of Prussia
More info: Click here for the flyer; Cost is $20 pp; To register, visit https://www.phillyevang.org/events/

Every Wednesday night from 7pm-8pm
Event: Mission of the H.E.A.R.T.T. Candlelit Adoration 
Come for peace, silence, and prayerful reflection.   Mission of the H.E.A.R.T.T. is a parish reach out program that is focused on a parish holy hour.  Every Wednesday night, people are encouraged to come and bring their intentions, place them in a prayer box and then light a candle to be placed on the steps of the altar during Adoration.  The night is amplified in reverence and beauty with being a candlelit service and live music leading the peacefulness.  Come and rest with our Lord
Location: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 136 Saxer Ave, Springfield, PA 19064
More info: Kindly reach out to LukeL@Stewardshipmission.org
ONGOING INITIATIVES

The Courage apostolate is the Church’s invitation to people who experience same-sex attractions, who desire to live in accord with the Gospel call to chastity.  A confidential support group led by a priest chaplain, Courage accompanies men and women along the road to integration, freedom and discipleship.  Visit the Courage website at www.couragerc.org if you want to learn more.  For more information about our local chapter please call:  215-587-4505 or email courage.philadelphia@gmail.com

EnCourage is a ministry within the Catholic Church dedicated to the spiritual needs of parents, siblings, children, and other relatives and friends of persons who have same-sex attractions. Standing by the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, EnCourage members support one another and their loved ones through discussion, prayer and fellowship. Please visit the Courage website at www.couragerc.org if you want to learn more.  For more information about our local chapter please call:  215-587-4505 or email courage.philadelphia@gmail.com