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We always have more events/announcements than we have room for in our bulletin.  Here are some more great events:
Year of Saint Joseph Events
December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021  
Everyone is invited to enter fully into the Holy Year of St. Joseph!  To find local events, prayers and faith formation resources for the Holy Year, visit our Archdiocesan website at archphila.org/joseph.
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/.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 – 7:00 PM
Event: Permanent Diaconate Information Night Webinar
Are You Called to Be a Deacon in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia? We invite Catholic men (and wives if married) between the ages of 29 and 55 to join us for live webinar with a panel of clergy about discerning a vocation to the Permanent Diaconate and admittance to the School for Diaconal Formation program.  To learn more about the School of Diaconal Formation visit https://www.scs.edu/diaconal-formation
Location: Webinar
More info: For more information or to register please visit https://archphila.org/deacon

Saturday, October 16, 2021 – 7 PM
Event: Reconnect: Intercultural Gathering for Adoration and Fellowship (Young Adults)
All young adults are invited!  We’ll begin with adoration at 7 PM followed by an outdoor social. Carpooling is encouraged. See the flyer below for details.
Location: National Shrine of St. John Neumann / St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Philadelphia

Saturday, October 16, 2021 – 9:00am to 8:00pm
Event: Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God, have faith also in me.” John 14:1
Speakers: Fr. Chris Walsh, Fr. Rafal Walczyk, OSPPE and Deacon Larry Oney  Location: National Shrine of our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown

October 2021 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

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 @ 7pm
Event: Open House at Martin Saints Classical High School
The halls of Martin Saints Classical High School (Oreland, PA) are buzzing this first week of classes and we are pleased to be  hosting our  FIRST open house of the school year on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 @ 7pm. We will host the event in person, on our campus, while observing the necessary safety precautions (face masks required). We would love to invite you and anyone else you think may be interested in attending.
More info: You are welcome to RSVP through our website here: https://www.martinsaintsclassical.org/open-houses

Thursday, October 21, 2021 – 6 PM
Event: What is Catholicism? An Evening Lecture with Cardinal Gerhard Müller
Collegium Institute and the Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute are pleased to invite you to an evening lecture featuring Cardinal Gerhard Müller, former Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), who will be speaking about his forthcoming book, What is Catholicism?
Location: Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute, which is located at 1923 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Friday, October 22, 2021 – 7 PM
Event: Pontifical Mass with Cardinal Müller: Feast of St. John Paul II
The Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture, together with the Durandus Institute, welcome Gerhard Cardinal Müller—Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith—to Philadelphia. His Eminence will celebrate a pontifical Mass (Ordinary Form) on the memorial of St. John Paul II, pope, at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul, where St. John Paul II celebrated Mass in 1979. Pope John Paul II was formally canonized in 2014.
Location: The Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul (1723 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19103)

2021 Catholic Women’s Conference Mini-Conferences
Join us for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Women’s Conference on Saturday, October 23! CWC2021 will be a highly modified version of our usual event due to continued pandemic limitations. This year, Catholic women are invited to attend one or both, 2-hour, in-person mini-conferences – morning and/or afternoon – and then enjoy four video talks at home at your leisure. Theme: “Strong and Beautiful”; Morning keynote by Lisa Brenninkmeyer, Afternoon keynote by Mother Clare Matthias, CFR; Location: National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA;  For full details and registration, visit catholicwomensconference.org.
Conferencia de mujeres católicas – Sesión en español
Considere unirse a nosotras en un día de amistad, oración y crecimiento en la fe en la Conferencia de Mujeres Católicas de la Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia. Este año el tema es “Fuerte y hermosa.” La presentadora principal para la sesión en español será Yamilka Genao, Directora asociada de la Pastoral Familiar Hispana, Arquidiócesis de Newark. Sábado, 23 de octubre del 2021, de 9am a 12pm en la Parroquia Santos Inocentes en Filadelfia. Último día de registración 1 de octubre o hasta agotar cupos. Para registrarse, contacte la Oficina para Católicos Hispanos, Darlene Morales,  damorales@archphila.org o 215-667-2820. Para más información, visite el sitio de web: catholicwomensconference.org/español.

October 24, 2021 – 11:00 am
Event: Annual St. Luke’s White Mass and Brunch
 (for Medical Professionals)
The St. John Neumann Guild of Philadelphia, Guild of The Catholic Medical Association invites you to celebrate the annual St. Luke’s Mass followed by a brunch with keynote speaker, Dr. Joseph Meaney, PhD, KM, President of the National Catholic Bioethics Center on the topic “Conscience and Healthcare: A Bioethical Analysis”. See the flyer for full details and registration information.
Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
More info: View the flyer; Please RSVP by 10/10/2021

Sundays Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 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
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