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Join over 1300 Catholic women from the greater Philadelphia area for a day of fun, friendship, faith formation and prayer at the Catholic Women’s Conference. The 2019 theme is “Unique and Unrepeatable: Your Mission as a Catholic Woman,” in which we explore the amazing truth that God has given each one of us a personal and unique mission, a share in His plan to save the world. Speakers include: Meghan Cokeley, De Yarrison, Dr. Monique Ruberu, Gloria Purvis, Sue Brinkmann and the Sisters of Life. Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9am-4:30pm, at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA. Talks will be offered in English and Spanish. A mid-September sellout is expected. Register today at: http://www.catholicwomensconference.org/.View the conference flyer
Conferencia de mujeres católicas 2019
Considere unirse a más de 1300 mujeres católicas 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 “Única e irrepetible: Tu misión como mujer católica.” El día estará dedicado a explorar la maravillosa verdad que Dios nos ha dado a cada una de nosotras una misión personal y única, una participación en su plan para salvar al mundo. Presentadores en español: Mary Cruz Guzman y las Hermanas de la Vida. Sábado, 26 de octubre del 2019, de 9am a 4:30pm, Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA. Presentaciones en inglés y en español. Último día de registración 1 de octubre o hasta agotar cupos. Para más información, visite http://www.catholicwomensconference.org/
Nourish for Caregivers Support Group
Nourish for Caregivers is a Christ-centered Catholic ministry that supports the practical, emotional & spiritual needs of family caregivers. Our monthly meetings are for anyone juggling the challenges of everyday life, health, career and caring for a loved one, whether it be a family member with disabilities, an ill or aging parent, spouse, friend or grandparent. We meet monthly on second Thursdays from 10:00am – 11:30am. Location: St. Anastasia Rectory Meeting Room in Newtown Square, PA. For more information, visit phillyevang.org/nourish, or contact Aimee J. Gustitis, BSN, RN, JD at 610-724-8950 or email@example.com.
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:30 AM
Event: Mass of Thanksgiving Marking the 150th Anniversary of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Philadelphia
Reception to follow at the Logan Philadelphia Hotel. All are welcome!
Presider: Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap
Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
You’re Invited to Tea with Therese!
Learn how to live the Little Way of Spiritual Childhood and have fun at the same time! This 4-week course entitled, “Live the Little Way,” taught by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS of the Catholic Life Institute, will be held at Fatima House in Bedminster on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. beginning Sept 10 and ending on St. Therese’s feast day of October 1. The evenings include tea, treats, small group discussion, and lots of fun with fellow devotees of the Little Flower! The same course will also be taught on-line on Thursday evenings from 8-9 p.m. beginning Sept 13. Visithttps://www.catholiclifeinstitute.org/calendar/special-events/ to learn more and to register!
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Event: Gender Matters – Fighting for the Integrity of Persons
Please join us as we discover together the compassion and clarity of Jesus for persons facing sexual identity problems. The Father designed us and Jesus redeems us. His redeeming love ushers in the splendid challenge of becoming whole: men and women who are integrating the powers of life and love in our lives, one day at a time.
Speakers: Andrew Comiskey and Desert Stream Ministries
Location: St. Katherine of Siena Parish, Wayne PA
More info: The parish Mass at 8AM is open to participants. Please register at: https://gendermattersphilly.eventbrite.com
September 14 & 15, 2019
Event: Padre Pio Festival
Join us for a weekend of prayer and worship along with music and fun festivities for the whole family in honor of one of the Church’s most powerful saints, Padre Pio!
Location: St. Bede the Venerable Parish, Holland, PA
More info: https://padrepiofestivalhollandpa.com/
Sunday, September 15, 2019, 2:00 PM-4:30 PM
Event: Mini-Conference on Marriage
Join us during the third and final year of the Archbishop’s Remain in My Love initiative! At this mini-conference, national Catholic speakers will present the splendor of Christ’s teachings on the high dignity of the vocation of marriage and Christian family life. This event is for everyone!
Speaker: Fr. Dennis Gill, Megan Murphy and Damon Owens
Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
More info: Free & open to the public; Childcare will be provided; Free parking
Please RSVP at http://archphila.org/remain2019/
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:
- Tues, Sept 17 at 7 PM – St. Stanislaus, Lansdale
- Tues, Sept 24 at 7 PM – St. Catherine of Siena, Horsham
- Mon, Oct 7 at 7 PM – St. Andrew Olde Church, Newtown
- Mon, Nov 4 at 7 PM – Mother Boniface Ctr, Philadelphia
- Tues, Nov 12 at 7:15 PM – Nativity, Warminster
- Wed, Nov 20 at 7:00 PM – St. Bede, Holland
Saturday, September 21, 2019, Noon-9:30 PM
Event: The AbbeyFest: Faith, Music and Family Festival
Join over 4,000 Christians for a day of music, praise, prayer, sacraments and fun at the largest Catholic music festival in our area!
Musicians: Matt Maher, Mac Powell, Hannah Schaefer and more!
Location: Daylesford Abbey, Paoli, PA
Tickets and more info: http://www.theabbeyfest.com/
Our Lady of Confidence Christian Retreat for Persons with Disabilities:
A three day retreat at Malvern Retreat House has been scheduled for October 8, 9 & 10, 2019 for adults with disabilities. The retreat is geared for adults with intellectual, physical or emotional disabilities. The retreat directors are Fr. Jim McGuinn and Fr. Mike Speziale and the theme is: We All Belong. If you or someone you know would enjoy a three day retreat that includes having your faith in God refreshed and strengthened please email OLCRetreat@gmail.com or call Malvern Retreat Center at 610-644-0400 for a brochure and registration form. The registration form is also on line at www.opdarchphilly.org. If you would like to be a volunteer companion on this retreat contact Jenny Mars at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:00 – 9:30PM
Event: Chris Stefanick – REBOOT! Live!
Featuring internationally acclaimed speaker, author and TV host Chris Stefanick, REBOOT! is the fun, inspiring and practical experience of applying the beauty and genius of the heart of the Gospel to every aspect of your life. From prayer and spirituality, to work, dating, marriage and parenting, health and more! For ages 12 and up! Order tickets online.
Location: Archbishop John Carroll High School, Radnor, PA
Speakers include: Chris Stefanick, Real Life Catholic
To learn more: Visit the website: www.RealLifeCatholic.com
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Event: Called and Gifted Workshop
You have received gifts in Baptism and Confirmation through which God intends His love to reach others. Come and discover these charisms in you! The Called & Gifted discernment workshop includes Church teaching on the laity and lay apostleship, the nature of charisms, call and vocation, and how to undertake the process of discerning your charisms (spiritual gifts).
Speakers: Sherry Weddell and Katherine Coolidge, Catherine of Siena Institute
Location: St. John Neumann Hall, Philadelphia
More info: Cost is $45; More details & registration at archphila.org/gifts
Monday, October 14, 2019
Event: Fruit that Will Last: Cultivating the Mission of Disciple-Making in Your Parish
Join us for a workshop with internationally-renowned author and speaker, Sherry Weddell, on how to move your parish out of the “business as usual” mentality and into a community that is “on fire for mission.” This workshop is designed for clergy, parish councils, ministry leaders and anyone who desires to see a culture of missionary disciple-making take root in their parish.
Speaker: Sherry Weddell, author of Forming Intentional Disciples and co-founder of the Catherine of Siena Institute
Location: St. Monica Parish, Berwyn, PA
More info: Cost is $45/person; View the flyer or visit http://archphila.org/fruit/
STRIVE 21-Day Challenge to Help Men Break Free from Pornography
STRIVE is a 21-day online course of videos, worksheets and readings by Matt Fradd that helps men break free from pornography use. It is designed to help men understand why they go to porn in the first place, why they should break-free, and how to do so. It’s not a silver bullet, but a highly effective resource that equips men with the knowledge, tools, and accountability needed to quit porn, find peace, and begin to live the life to which God is calling them. For more information, visithttps://www.cardinalstudios.org/strive
Nourish for Caregivers Workshop
This workshop on Saturday, November 2nd from 9 am to noon will be at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center. Parish Disability Contacts/Advocates, staff and volunteers are invited to learn about this Christ-centered ministry that supports the practical and spiritual needs of parishioners caring for loved ones whether it be a family member with a disability, an aging or ill parent, spouse, friend or grandparent. We will have the chance to talk with our Archdiocesan ‘Nourish’ coordinator, Aimee Gustitis, BSN, RN, JD, along with the faithful in our Archdiocese to shed light on caring for the caregivers. To register for this informative workshop, please visit www.opdarchphilly.org . For information call 215-587-3530 or email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: phillycourage.com. Confidentiality is assured.
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.