Year of Saint Joseph – December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021
Catholics around the world rejoice over the Holy Father’s opening of the Holy Year of St. Joseph to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. The entire Archdiocese of Philadelphia is encouraged to spend this year growing closer to St. Joseph by honoring him, imitating his virtues and asking for his intercession. To find local events, prayers and faith study resources to celebrate the Year of St. Joseph, visit archphila.org/joseph
Año de San José – 8 de diciembre del 2020 al 8 de diciembre del 2021
Los católicos de todo el mundo se regocijan por la apertura del Santo Padre del Año Santo de San José para conmemorar el 150 aniversario de la proclamación de San José como Patrón de la Iglesia Universal. La Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia te anima a pasar este año acercándote más a San José honrándolo, imitando sus virtudes y pidiendo su intercesión. Para encontrar eventos locales, oraciones y recursos para el estudio de la fe para celebrar el Año de San José, visite archphila.org/joseph
Saturday, February 6, 2021 – 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Event: Come and See Event with the Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate
(for women discerning religious life)
Is God calling you to follow Him? Is God asking you to do your part to spread the faith? Come and learn more about our unique charism of spreading the faith as contemplative-missionaries. Learn more about the Parish Visitors at https://parishvisitorsisters.org/
More info: View the flyer
; Sign up to participate via Zoom by emailing Sr. Dolores Marie, Vocation Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays, Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, & May 11; 6:15 – 8:00 PM
Event: Men’s Evenings of Reflection with Father Scott Reilly, LC (in person or livestreamed)
Schedule: 6:15 PM – Mass in church; 7:00 PM – Father Scott’s reflection
Saint Katharine of Siena Parish in Wayne
Contact Father Scott Reilly: email@example.com
Wednesday, February 10, 7:00pm EST
Event: Father Augustus Tolton and the Black Catholic Experience in America
Join St. Francis de Sales Parish, co-sponsored by the Collegium Institute, for an evening conversation with Father Stephen D. Thorne who will share his reflections on the life of Father Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest to be ordained in the United States, whose cause for canonization is under way. In sharing Tolton’s story, Father Thorne will also speak about the past and present experience of Black Catholicism in the United States and where he sees new opportunities for growth and renewal in the Church today.
Location: St. Francis de Sales Parish, 4625 Springfield Avenue, Philadelphia
Wednesday, February 10, 2020 – 7:00-8:00 PM
Event: The Saint Valentine Marriage and Relationship Webinar
Grab a glass of wine and join us for this very special free webinar! Saint John Vianney Parish, Gladwyne, is happy to host this event which will focus both on practical relationship skills as well as the beautiful Theology of Marriage. We welcome Christine Wittman, a Catholic licensed therapist, who will offer a 20 minute presentation on “The 5 Things That Happily Married Coupled Do.” Afterwards, Sr. Moira Debona, a Religious Sister of Mercy of Alma, Michigan, with a doctorate from the Pope John Paul Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family will offer a 20 minute presentation on the Theology of Marriage. Q&A to follow.
To join the Zoom webinar: Webinar ID: 938 0117 5450; Webinar Passcode: 415085.
Thursday, February 11, 2021 – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Webinar: Finding God during Times of Isolation and Solitude (Zoom webinar for young adults)
During the webinar, we hope to shine light on the challenges many young adults are facing by the isolation and solitude that COVID-19 has caused. We will also highlight different resources out there to respond to these challenges and to share how these challenges can also create opportunities for us to encounter and know God more deeply. Event will follow a Q&A format.
Panelists: Dr. Jim Coupe and Dr. Patricia Anne Donoghue, Licensed Clinical Psychologists, St. John Vianney Center
Sponsored by: Archdiocesan Office for Ministry with Young Adults
February 12-14, 2021
Event: RETROUVAILLE: REDISCOVER THE LOVE IN YOUR MARRIAGE
Tens of thousands of couples have healed their marriages through Retrouvaille (pronounced Retro-vy). If you know anyone who could benefit from this program, please pass this on. Couples learn to build communication skills and to increase intimacy. It provides help for marriage problems, difficulties or crises. The next program begins the weekend of February 12 – 14, 2021 at the Family Life Center in Malvern, PA.
For more information
, or to register, visit www.HelpOurMarriage.org
or call 215-766-3944 or 800-470-2230. All inquiries are strictly confidential.
Sunday, February 14, 2021 – 1-2 PM
Event: Sweetheart Story Hour at the National Center for Padre Pio
Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with your favorite little sweetheart (Pre-school through Grade 2)! We’ll read a few great stories, eat a sweet treat, and complete a fun craft project. Invite your daughter or son, grandchild, Godchild, niece, or nephew for an hour of simple graces that help us remember the saint who loved God and others so much that we celebrate God’s gift of love on his feast day!
Location: National Centre for Padre Pio; 111 Barto Road; Barto, PA 19504
Continuing Wed, Feb 17 and Fri, Mar 19 – 7-8 PM
Event: “Go to Joseph” Talk Series (on Zoom)
Please join us for a special talk series for the Year of St. Joseph by Father Gerald Dennis Gill, Rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul. Discussion and sharing on the topics presented will follow. We will close by praying the Holy Rosary and the Litany of St. Joseph.
More information, talk topics and Zoom link: Click here for the flyer
Feb 18 and Mar 15 at 7 PM
Event: Open House for Martin Saints Classical Academy (High School)
Are we the right school for your student? Please come, learn more, and meet our team. Martin Saints Classical Academy hosts Open Houses throughout the school year. We would love to meet you and tell you more about our school and admissions process
Friday, February 19, 12-1:30pm EST on Zoom
Event: Newman and the Limits of Dogma: A Conversation with Eamon Duffy
This year’s Annual Newman Lecture, taking place just before Newman’s birthday, will feature Professor Eamon Duffy of Cambridge University, renowned author of The Stripping of the Altars and other monographs as well as, most recently, John Henry Newman: A Very Brief History. Join the Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture (CI) for its annual lecture commemorating and contemplating the thought of St. John Henry Newman.
Tuesdays, February 23rd, March 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd – 7:00 – 8:30 PM via Zoom
Event: Zoom discussion on “Everything You Wanted to Know About the Sacraments but Were Afraid to Ask!”
Please join St. Augustine Parish (Philadelphia) as we host five virtual discussions during LENT on the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony & Holy Orders. Why Confession? Can’t I just tell God I’m sorry? Why are Last Rites now called Anointing of the Sick? Can a divorced person receive Communion? Why does the Church only ordain men as priests? We will discuss and answer these and other questions you might have. On the fifth and final night, our Zoom presentation is entitled: “How does it all come together?” We will discuss how all of the sacraments are tied together and the theology behind the teachings. Join us and our special guest participants via Zoom on the dates and times listed in the flyer below!
Speakers, registration and details: View the flyer
(Or download the Word document below)
||Lent 2021 Sacraments Discussion (002).docx
Thursday evenings in Lent, starting February 25, March 4, March 11, & March 18, 7-8:30pm EST on Zoom
Event: The Power & The Glory: Graham Greene’s ‘Whiskey Priest’ and the Way of the Cross
During Lent 2021, join Collegium Institute and Dappled Things Magazine as we continue our Writing Between Cultures Virtual Campus Seminar series. We will make a literary pilgrimage through Mexico with Graham Greene’s ‘Whiskey Priest.’ In our virtual reading group, open to all readers, we will discuss The Power and the Glory and explore themes of suffering and triumph and of the power of the sacraments.
Saturday, February 27, 2021 – 7:00-8:30 PM
Event: Ignite Your Heart: Introduction to the New Evangelization (bilingual talk in English and Spanish)
Come and learn how to ignite your heart with a new fire of love for Jesus Christ and reach more people through the Church’s central mission of evangelization. We will discover together how to respond to the call of the new evangelization and how live it out in our personal lives, our families, in our parish and in each of our specific ministries.
Speaker: Meghan Cokeley, Director, Office for the New Evangelization, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Ambler PA (in person or livestreamed)
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 12:05 PM
Event: Mass for the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel
: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and the Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel, Philadelphia
Thursdays, Mar 4, Apr 15 and May 6 – 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Event: Women’s Evenings of Reflection with Father Scott Reilly, LC (in person or livestreamed)
Schedule: 6:30 PM – Mass in church; 7:15 PM – Father Scott’s reflection; 7:45 PM – Faith Testimonial given by a member of the Parish Community; Confession will be available after 7:15 PM in the parish center.
Topics: 2/4 Compassion — St. Josephine Bakhita; 3/4 Persistence — St. Francis de Sales; 4/15 Poverty — St. Bernadette; 5/6 Courage — St. Joan of Arc
Hosted by: Saint Katharine of Siena Parish in Wayne
Friday, March 5, 2021-7:00 PM
Event: Healing Mass and Prayer Service
Join us for Holy Mass, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, praise and worship music and healing prayers.
Location: National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901
March 6, 2021
Event: Man-Up Philly Men’s Spirituality Conference (Virtual)
This year’s Man-Up is going virtual! Join men from around the Archdiocese as we seek to grow closer to the Lord and become the men that God created us to be.
Speakers: Bishop Joseph Coffey, Colonel Tom Manion, Fr. Mike Schmitz and Mark Forrest
Location: Via Livestream
March 12-14, 2021
Event: Make a Lenten Retreat with St. Therese of Lisieux!
“The Science of Weakness: A Lenten Journey with St. Therese of Lisieux” is a 3-day retreat with Susan Brinkmann, OCDS, that will reveal just how wounded and weak was the Little Flower of Lisieux, and how God taught her to turn those weaknesses into the strength she needed to become the “greatest saint of modern time” and to leave a legacy of hope for millions of “little souls.” Scheduled for March 12-14 on the beautiful grounds of St. Mary of Providence Center in Elverson, PA, single and double occupancy rooms are available.
Saturday, March 13, 2021, 9 AM-3:30 PM
Event: Lenten Day of Recollection
Join us for a day with Mass, Confession, Prayer and Spiritual talks as we seek to enter more deeply into Lent and the graces Christ is offering us.
Speaker: Sr. Sheila Galligan, IHM
Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
Save the Date!
Friday, March 19, 2021 – 12:05 PM
Event: Solemn Mass for the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary
Come and celebrate the mystery of God’s plan for St. Joseph as husband of Mary and guardian of the Child Jesus during this Solemn Mass during the Year of St. Joseph.
Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
More info: More details coming soon!
Various dates January – March, 2021
Event: Come and See Events for Men Discerning a Call to the Priesthood
Come and See events, hosted by the Vocations Office for the Diocesan Priesthood are designed to let young men (high school age and above) who are discerning the priesthood. Come and See Events are available for high school men (single day program) and post-high school men (overnight). These events are held monthly between January and March 2021. Ongoing online discernment groups are also available.
Third Sundays of every month at 11:30 AM
Event: Secular Carmelite Meetings
Interested in becoming a Secular Carmelite? Secular Carmelites live in allegiance to Jesus, seeking to imitate the Virgin Mary’s contemplation of the word of God and detachment. We strive to follow the teachings and example of Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint John of the Cross and other Carmelite saints. The Discalced Carmelite Secular Order invites those faithful, who desire to deepen their spiritual life through prayer, to inquire by attending a meeting.
Location: We meet at the Carmelite Monastery, 1400 Old York Road, Philadelphia. 19126, the third Sunday of every month at 11:30 am.
For information call Maribel at: 215-431-2817.
Monthly meetings, various times and locations
Event: Nourish for Caregivers Support Groups
In a recent Sunday Gospel Jesus reminds us that he desires mercy, not sacrifice. Mt 9:13 For caregivers, life is often all about sacrifice. Whether it is putting their own needs aside until the end of the day or forgoing self-care altogether, exhaustion and frustration can be ever present companions. We focus on caring for the caregiver because this role is not just about sacrifice, but also availing one’s self to the loving embrace from our merciful Jesus and his most Blessed Mother. The ministry meets in-person at a variety of times and locations throughout the Archdiocese as well as virtually via Zoom.
More information: visit http://www.phillyevang.org/nourish/ or contact Aimee Gustitis at 610-724-8950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org