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But wait – there’s more!  Listed below are more announcements that we didn’t have room to print in the current Parish Bulletin.


SoulCore Exercise Classes
SoulCore is a movement that pairs core strengthening, stretching and functional movement with the prayers of the rosary. A sensory experience combining candlelight, music, scripture and movement to nourish body, mind & soul and encourage deeper reflection on the virtues of the rosary. A beautiful alternative to yoga. Please bring an exercise mat, water and wear comfortable clothing. Classes are free.
Leader: Nicky Verna
Locations and dates:
Friday, December 13 – 9:30am – St. Thomas of Villanova, Rosemont Chapel Auditorium
Saturday, December 14 – 9am – St. Ann Parish, Phoenixville
More info: Contact nicky@verna.com or 610-639-3816 or visit: http://www.soulcore.com


For married couples: Five Keys to Freedom presentation – Dec 7
Married couples, come learn about the Five Keys of Unbound, a simple process of prayer that will help you unleash the liberating power of the Gospel into your life, your marriage and your other relationships. The talk is for all married couples, and can be especially helpful for situations such as: relationship problems, habitual sin, chronic anger, fear, sadness, family discord, or other areas of life where you feel “stuck” and unable to move forward. Sat, Dec 7, 6-8:30 PM at Annunciation BVM Parish Hall in Havertown. Refreshments and socializing begin at 6, talk begins at 6:30. Hosted by Annunciation BVM’s Cana’s Vineyard ministry. Please RSVP to Mary Barry at marybarryjmj@gmail.com. For the flyer and more info, visit: phillyevang.org/events.


Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Event: The Seasons of Infertility: A Retreat for Women
Join other women experiencing infertility for a day of talks, personal reflection and sharing as we walk together in hope and the confidence that God is calling us to a unique fruitfulness.
Location: Mother Boniface Spirituality Center, Philadelphia, PA
Speakers include: Kimberly Henkel, PhD, Alexandra Kleineck, Ann M. Koshute, MTS, Andrea Mahoney
To learn more: Visit the website: https://springsinthedesert.org/the-seasons-of-infertility/


Saturday, December 7th, 9:45 AM
Event: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Her Message, and the Tilma of St. Juan Diego
Massimo Paris, Shroud and Our Lady of Guadalupe researcher and lecturer will present a special presentation. A life-size replica of the Tilma and the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be displayed.
Location: Assumption B.V.M. Parish, 300 State Road, West Grove, PA 19390.
More Info: There is no entrance fee; a freewill donation will be collected. For any questions, please contact Massimo Paris at 610-356-6778, or at shroud.massimo@yahoo.com


Sunday, December 8, 2019, 3:00-5:00 PM
Event: Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert
Come and pause for an afternoon of reflection and prayer in anticipation of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Repertoire to include “Seek Him that Maketh the Seven Stars”, the riveting “In Splendoribus Sanctorum”, Sir Christemas, the Advent Responsory and much more! As always, we will perform some holiday favorites for all to join in singing. A small chamber ensemble consisting of full brass, string quartet, organ and timpani will accompany this splendid performance.
Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
More info: Tickets must be purchased; Visit cathedralphilaconcerts.org.


Wednesday, December 11, 2019 , 8 PM Procession; 9 PM Mass
Event: Procession and Mass in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Join us as we fill the Cathedral to honor the patroness of the Americas, Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Celebrant: Bishop Edward Deliman, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia
Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia


Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7:30 PM
Event: “The Spirit of Christmas” starring The New York Tenors at The Miraculous Medal Shrine
Celebrate the spirit of Christmas at the Shrine. There’s no better way to prepare for Christmas than letting the music and voices of the New York Tenors permeate your heart and soul.
Location: The Miraculous Medal Shrine, Philadelphia, PA
To learn more/for tickets: Visit the website:https://cammonline.org/news-events/newyorktenors/


Thursday, December 12th at 7:00 PM
Event: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Her Message, and the Tilma of St. Juan Diego
Massimo Paris, Shroud and Our Lady of Guadalupe researcher and lecturer will present a special presentation. A life-size replica of the Tilma and the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be displayed.
Location: Annunciation B.V.M. Parish, 401 Brookline Blvd., Havertown, PA 19083
More Info: There is no entrance fee; a freewill donation will be collected. For any questions, please contact Massimo Paris at 610-356-6778, or at shroud.massimo@yahoo.com


Saturday, December 14, 2019, 9:00-3:30 PM
Event: FREE Advent Retreat
All the faithful of the Archdiocese are welcome to attend an Advent retreat and luncheon sponsored by the Office of Consecrated Life. There will be a variety of speakers, mass, time for confession, adoration and benediction. There is no charge for this event.
Speaker: Sr. Sara Butler, MSBT
Topic: The Three Comings of Christ
Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, Philadelphia, PA
To learn more: View the flyer; Questions? Contact sr.gbraccio@archphila.org or 215-587-3795


Saturday December 21st , 6:30 PM
Event: Sisters of Life “Glory Night” Holy Hour with praise and adoration
Please join us every third Saturday of the month for our Glory nights of music and adoration at St. Malachy’s Church. Our next Holy Hour will be on Saturday, Dec. 21st at 6:30pm followed by a social. Here in this little corner of Philly Our God will be loved and worshiped.
Location: St. Malachy’s Church, 1429 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
More info: Free and open to the public. All are welcome!

Hope Blooms Healing Retreat
Fri, Jan 10 – Sat, Jan 11, 2020 at Mariawald Renewal Center in Reading PA.
For any woman healing from betrayal trauma, abuse or emotional wounding. Come, as we walk on sacred ground together to share our stories, strengthen spiritually, and immerse ourselves in the healing love of our Lord. Retreat includes opportunities for individual healing work, teachings on the 5 Keys of Unbound, personal reflection time, Mass, Adoration, Confession and more. Retreat leaders: Father Allen Hoffa, De Yarrison of You Are Made New Ministry and Laura Ercolino of Bloom for Catholic Women. For more information visit https://youaremadenew.com/healing-retreats/.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:15-10:45 AM or 7:00-8:30 PM
Event: Bishop Barron’s Letter to a Suffering Church Discussion Group
Feeling hurt, angry, or demoralized about the sexual abuse crisis plaguing the Catholic Church? Join us for a discussion of the book entitled, Letter to a Suffering Church by Bishop Robert Barron. All those registering for this book club receive a free copy of the book (while supplies last).
Location: Saint Maria Goretti Parish Center, 1601 Derstine Road Hatfield, PA 19440
To Register: Contact Angela.McClellan@stmariagoretti.net or 215-721-0199 (ext. 202) or fill out the form attached to the flyer; View the Flyer


Presentation: What Can We Do? The Role of the Laity in a Time of Crisis
As the Church undergoes this period of profound crisis, many of us feel helpless as we watch a drama unfold that we can do nothing about. But the truth is that we are not powerless. The history of the Church tells us that lay people have a role to play in the Church’s times of turmoil. Join us for an evening of reflection on the mission of the laity in times of ecclesial crisis and learn what you can do to cooperate with Christ’s action to purify and heal His Church. Speaker: Meghan Cokeley, Director, Office for the New Evangelization, Archdiocese of Philadelphia. No charge to attend. More details and RSVP at phillyevang.org/events. Date/time options for this talk:
Mon, Jan 27 at 7:00 PM – SS Peter and Paul, West Chester
Tues, Mar 10 at 9:30 AM – St. Maria Goretti, Hatfield
Mon, Mar 16 at 7:00 PM – St. Francis of Assisi, Springfield
(Note: These are the final 3 dates for this presentation.)
View the flyer


Chosen: Daughters, Sisters, Warriors
You Are Made New Ministry invites women of all ages to gather together for this invigorating 1-day event: February 1, 2020 at Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford, PA. We can get caught up in the noise of our hurried, unfulfilling and hyper-sexualized culture, becoming disconnected from the truth of who God says we are: beloved and chosen, of infinite value and undeniable dignity. Come spend the day with us as we: remember our feminine genius, understand common spiritual obstacles we encounter as women and how to overcome them, talk about our Blessed Mother’s role in protecting and strengthening us, gain tools to stand and stay in the Father’s blessing for ourselves and our families. Conference team: Father Stephen DeLacy, De Yarrison of You Are Made New Ministry, Jenn Lozano of Unbound, and Megan Murphy of Megan Murphy Ministries. Learn more and register: http://www.YouAreMadeNew.com/chosen-conference or contact De Yarrison at 610.287.2989.

Friday-Sunday, Feb 21-23, 2020
Event: Retrouvaille for Stressed or Troubled Marriages
A healing program that offers a welcoming and loving space to married couples who have been living with the misery of a failing marriage. Retrouvaille offers hope that it is not too late for a different and better marriage.
Location: Malvern Retreat House, McShain-Horstmann Family Life Center, 315 S. Warren Avenue Malvern, PA 19355
More info: https://www.helpourmarriage.org/


The St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith makes outreach to families in crisis. The initial mission of the foundation is outreach to families and individuals affected by divorce and separation. Monthly on-line support meetings are available for both individuals and families and adult children of divorce. The focus of these support groups are accompaniment and healing during challenging times. For more information, go to http://www.nonnatus.org or email director.srnf@gmail.com. Meetings are free and held on a monthly basis on-line. More info? Call or text 215-870-9913. Social Media: Philly Nonnatus and St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation.


Courage/Encourage Ministry
Are you or a loved one struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions and looking for answers? Courage, an apostolate of the Roman Catholic Church, ministers to those with same-sex attractions and their loved ones, focusing on chastity, prayer, fellowship, support and good example. For more information, call (215) 587-4505 to leave a message, email courage.philadelphia@gmail.com or visit:  phillycourage.com.  Confidentiality is assured.


The Calix Society
Are you currently in a 12-step program? Would you like to be able to freely discuss how your Catholic faith, Christ, and His Sacraments nourish your recovery? If so, the Calix Society is for you! This group serves to enhance (not replace) 12-step groups with an emphasis upon our journey in Christ. You can find our national website at www.calixsociety.org and local meeting information at www.calix-philly.com. You may also contact Ken at 215-327-3236 or Amy at 610-405-7747.


Compassionate Care Hospice
Volunteers are needed for Compassionate Care Hospice.  They have opportunities for kind and caring individuals to provide support and friendship to patients and their families during this most challenging time through visits or phone calls.  Office volunteers are very much welcomed.  Training provided.  Call Myra Griffith, Volunteer Coordinator, at (267) 885-7348 for further information.