Category Archives: Community Events

Good News You Can Use/Looking Ahead

New Bible Study Coming!
Information will be coming regarding new Bible Series starting Tuesday, September 8th.  It is called “The Prophets – Messengers of God”. More information to follow.

Cooking for Our Sisters
Our St. David Convent is looking for someone to share their cooking talents. The Sisters’ busy schedule has created a need for a cook to prepare a simple family style meal, Monday thru Thursday, and to do some clean up after the meal, for three hours a day. If you are interested call Sister Maryanne at 215-360-1455. The Sisters thank you and will always appreciate your time and talent.

CYO Fall Sports Registration
St David CYO Fall Sports Registration is now open:

  • Cross Country (K thru 8)
  • Girls’ Volleyball (5/6 and 7/8)
  • Soccer (boys and girls, 3 thru 8)

Go to www.stdavidcyo.org for registration link and school code or visit www.orgsonline.com

“Joy to T.O.D.A.Y.” Annual Show
Friday September 11 & Saturday September 12
(Transforming Opportunities with Disabled Adults & Youth) Annual Show on Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th at 7:15 PM at Archbishop Wood High School.  Our theater participants have been practicing all summer to make this their best theater presentation yet!  Tickets are on sale by contacting Saint Timothy Rectory at 215-624-6188.  We hope to see you there!

Abbey Faith & Music Fest
Saturday September 19
Last year approx. 2000 people of all ages attended!  This year promises to be just as nurturing for our souls. Held at the Daylesford Abbey in Paoli (near the Malvern Retreat Center), it is an all day event with music, confession, Mass and adoration outside on the grounds of the Abbey.  EPIC Youth Group will be attending this awesome spiritual event again this September. Come and be with other Catholics alive in their faith!  Any person or family interested in attending (you don’t need to be a teen) can pre-order tickets through EPIC. Group tickets are $25; or at the gate $40.Contact: Monica at 215-657-8126 or email E.P.I.C.inform@gmail.com. For more info visit epicinform.blogspot.com or theabbeyfest.com.

Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School 1st Annual Golf Tournament
October 2
Friday, October 2, 2015, 9:00AM Registration, 10:00AM Shotgun Start at the Limekiln Golf Club, 1176 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, PA. $125 per golfer. Register by June 30 and receive a $25 discount. Sponsorship Opportunities available. For more information please contact George Hartman at gjhartman3@gmail.com. For sponsorship and golfer registration forms visit www.qoaschool.org.

Our Lady of Confidence Christian Retreat for Persons with Disabilities
October 13, 14 & 15
A three day retreat at Malvern Retreat House is scheduled for October 13, 14, & 15 for adults with disabilities. The retreat is geared for adults with intellectual, physical or emotional disabilities.  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 on line at www.archphila.org/evangelization/resplife/pepd/retreat.htm. If you would like to be a volunteer companion on this retreat contact Ed Seiders at OLCRetreat@gmail.com.

Fall and Winter Retreats
Mother Boniface Spirituality Center located at 3501 Solly Ave. in Philadelphia holds retreats of many varieties. For a flyer and details contact www.msbt.org/nbsc.htm,  or email mberetreat@nsbt.org or call 267-350-1831.

Donate and Save at the Same Time!
With each scrip gift card you purchase through School or Church, a percentage of the amount purchased is donated back to our School or our Church. Please check out information about hours and locations for scrip purchase above. I thank you, Father Connors.

Listen to Archbishop Chaput’s Sunday Homilies
Listen to Archbishop Chaput’s Sunday homilies anytime at http://archphila.org/archbishopchaput/homilies/index.htm. The Archbishop’s homilies are also available as Podcasts on iTunes.

World Meeting of Families Youth Congress
Did you know that the World Meeting of Families Youth Congress is for young people ages 6-17, taking place from Sept 22-25 at the PA Convention Center? Activities include Making Pope Puppets, Bowling with the Bishops, Shooting Hoops with the Seminarians and a Teen Café! Learn more about what’s happening in the Youth Congress and how to register at: WorldMeeting2015.org.

World Meeting of Family Transportation
If you plan on attending the WMOF Adult / Youth Congress in September or any of the weekend events with the Pope,  be reminded that public transportation is encouraged as the best way to get to the Convention Center or the Benjamin Franklin Parkway events.  There will be virtually no automobile parking in Center City Philadelphia during the week of Sept 21st. Charter buses will be parked in areas with substantial walking distances anticipated. Hop aboard SEPTA, the region’s public transit system, for an easy and convenient way to get to downtown Philly by bus, trolley, subway or regional rail. Base cash fare for SEPTA bus, trolley, and subway is $2.25; transfers cost $1.00. Tokens are available for purchase and cost $3.60 for a two pack. Regional Rail fares vary by distance traveled. One Day passes, TrailPasses, and TransPasses (weekly and monthly) are also available if you plan a multiple-day visit to World Meeting of Family events.

Called to Participate, Called to Celebrate
Whether you’d like to increase your visibility as a 2015 sponsor, want to offer your time and talent as a volunteer at the event, or are simply looking to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia with your family, we invite you to participate. Explore the many ways in which you can partake in bringing this vibrant, global event to fruition. We all have a role to play. Together we can make 2015 the most successful World Meeting of Families ever! Go to www.workmeeting2015.org/get-involved.

The Holy Father is coming to the World Meeting of Families! Are you?
We are excited that the Holy Father will be joining us this September for the World Meeting of Families -Philadelphia 2015. As the thrill from this great news ripples across the world, we hope you and your family can join us for the largest gathering of families ever orchestrated. Register today at http://www.worldmeeting2015.org/plan-your-visit/register/

World Meeting of Families-Philadelphia 2015 Announces Launch of Volunteer Registration

 

The World Meeting of Families announced that its highly anticipated online volunteer registration is now officially open to the public. With more than 10,000 volunteers needed for the World Meeting of Families Congress (September 22-25) and Papal Visit (September 26- 27), individuals 18 years of age and older can now register at  http://worldmeeting2015.volunteerhub.com/ for the opportunity to play a crucial role in this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Currently at launch, there are more than 100 volunteer opportunities throughout the week of the World Meeting of Families, including opportunities related to the Festival of Families and Papal Mass. More volunteer options will likely be added upon the announcement of a formal itinerary for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia by the Vatican. That announcement is anticipated in early summer.