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TRUNK OR TREAT Where: St. Dorothy Parking Lot Date:October 29, 2016 Time:5:30 PM St. Dorothy families, mark your calendars, decorate your car, come in costumes and bring candy to share with all your classmates.
ST. DOROTHY KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 12:30 Please join us for an information session to start at 12:45 in the Church Annex.
Faith Formation for Eternity
Curriculum based on PA mandated education standards
Journey toward individual development
RSVP by October 28th to St. Dorothy School at (610) 789-4100.
HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE Monsignor Bonner/Archbishop Prendergast Scholarship Exam - Sunday, October 30, 9 AM to 12 PM. Open House - Sunday, November 20, 11 AM to 1:00 PM. Shadow a student, call (610) 259-0280 x3225. Merion Mercy Academy Scholarship Entrance Exam - Saturday, October 29, 9:00 AM. Register at www.merion-mercy.com.
Villa Maria Academy Scholarship Entrance Exam - Saturday, October 29 and November 5, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Call (610) 644-2551 or go to www.vmahs.org.
Malvern Prep Open House - Sunday, November 6, 2016 Entrance Exam - Saturday, October 22 or Sunday, November 6 at 8:30 AM. Register at www.malvernprep.org.
St. Joseph Prep Scholarship Entrance Exam – Saturday, November 12 or Sunday, November 13 at 8:30 AM. Students are registered upon completing an application.
UPPER DARBY SENIOR CENTER HEALTH FAIR 326 Watkins Ave, Upper Darby Thursday, October 27, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Free Flu Shots! Please call (610) 734-7652 for more information.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP Our Parish offers an 8 week Bereavement Support Group to begin on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 PM in the library (church annex). All are welcome, especially those who have lost a loved one in the past 6-36 months. There is an experienced group leader, on-site parking and no fee. For information or to register, call Trish Sullivan at (610) 789-7257 or Kathie McGonigal, RN at (267) 603-9512.
HEALING MASS Sunday, October 23 at 2:00 PM All are welcome to attend a Healing Mass as we ask God to heal us in body, mind, and spirit. If you need a ride to this Mass, please feel free to call the Rectory at (610) 789-7788.
MASS FOR PARENTS WHO LOST A CHILD Monday, October 24 at 7:00 PM You are invited to attend the Mass for any parents who have lost a child. This will also include any child lost in pregnancy. Refreshments will follow in the annex.
MASS OF REMEMBERANCE Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:00 PM Please join us on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:00 for a Mass of Remembrance as we gather to remember and pray for our loved ones who are deceased and in the loving arms of our Lord.
PennDOT TOWN MEETING When: Thursday, November 3 Time: 6:45 to 8:00 PM Where: School Hall/Gym Please join us for this very important meeting for residents of Haverford and Upper Darby Townships. Local Township and State officials along with members of the PennDOT staff will present their ideas on traffic control measures for Township Line Road between State Road and Lansdowne Avenue. The recent fatal accidents along with other incidents have prompted this meeting in an attempt to devise a plan for safer travel on this road.
SHOP AND SIP AT MALVERN PREP Thursday, November 10, from 7 to 10 PM. Admission is $10. Contact Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEEKEND RETREAT A Time Apart With Jesus to Grow in Your Spiritual Life Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13 at Ave Maria Retreat House, Doylestown. Contact email@example.com or (610) 582-3333.
QUIZZO NIGHT Saint Dorothy 8th Grade is sponsoring a QUIZZO night on Saturday, November 12th from 7 to 11 PM. The cost is $15 per person and proceeds benefit the 8th Grade. Gather your friends together for a fun game night! BYOB and snacks. Questions? Call Donna McGann at (610) 608-9886 or Pat Funchion at (610) 357-3154.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Little Flower Manor will hold its Annual Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, November 13 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in St. Joseph Hall. We will have decorations, jewelry, attic treasure, crafts, baked goods, and other items.
TEACHING ASSISTANTS NEEDED St. Katherine Day School, Wynnewood is looking for Part-time Teaching Assistants to work with students with disabilities. Contact Principal Kathllen Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRE-CANA WORKSHOP St. Joseph Parish in Collingdale will hold a one-day Pre-Cana workshop on Saturday, October 29 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM for all couples planning to marry in the Catholic church. The cost is $125.00. To register, call (610) 583-4530 and for questions, please call Bobbi Shimkus at (610) 259-0875.
CALLING ALL VETRANS St. Dorothy School is extending an invitation to all veterans, retired and active, to join the students on Friday, November 11 to celebrate and thank you for your service to us. We will start the celebration with a prayer service at 9:30 AM in Church. Following the prayer service, you will be escorted to the gym where we will provide breakfast treats which will be served by our Student Council members. After breakfast, the school students will entertain you with songs. Please respond by calling the school office (610) 789-4100 or email email@example.com by Monday, November 1st. We are looking forward to welcoming and honoring you.
HELP WANTED Substitute Teachers and a Music Teacher are needed for St. Bernadette School. Call (610) 789-7676 x201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part Time Cook for St. Raphaela Center, 616 Coopertown Rd, Haverford. Call Sr. Lyan at (610) 642-5715.
PT CNA (3) needed for Society of the Holy Child Jesus in Rosemont. Call Mary Anne Crawford at (610) 525-9900. HOLY FAMILY HOME Holy Family Home is searching for a full time experienced Maintenance Director with strong supervisory skills and related certification. If you are interested in the position, please email email@example.com. HUP EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS NEEDED Eucharistic Ministers are needed at the Catholic Chaplain’s Office at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 34th & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia. Volunteers serve on one Sunday morning per month with a team of volunteers. Currently, most of the Eucharistic Ministers there are from our parish. For more info, call John Buggy at (610) 547-4564. Thank you.
HELP NEEDED Cook - St. Francis of Assisi Parish is seeking a part-time (15 hours per week) cook to work in the parish rectory. Minimum of 3 years experience in food service. If interested contact Marianne Bier, Business Manager or Joan Curtis at (610) 543-0848.
School Nurse - St. Mary Magdalene School, Media. If interested, please forward resume to Ms. Denise Winterberger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 2430 N. Providence Rd, Media. RN or BSN necessary.
ARCHBISHOP PRENDERGAST HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1966 50TH REUNION October 15, 2016 - 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM - Springfield Country Club - $55.00 More info at bonnerprendie.org (Alumni Events). Invitations have been sent. Please return info card with check as soon as possible. If you have not received an invitation, please contact Dottie Bracken Evangelista at email@example.com.
FALL SPORTS REGISTRATION Registration is open for all CYO Fall Sports. Please register on line at stdotsaa.org. If you have any questions, contact Dave Fosbenner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COOK NEEDED The Sisters of Mercy in Springfield are in need of a cook for Monday thru Thursday evenings. If you are interested, please call Sr. Maria Madonna at (610) 544-0238.
LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR RAFFLE The Little Sisters of the Poor invite you to join their ministry of caring for the needy elderly by participating in their St. Jeanne Jugan Pot of Gold Raffle! Besides helping our 97 residents live in a secure and compassionate home, you have a chance to win one of ten prizes, with a grand prize of $25,000! Only 2016 tickets will be sold! This year’s honorees are Msgr. Ralph Chieffo and Ray and Judy Coughlin. To purchase a ticket, please send your name, address, and check for $100 to: Holy Family Home, Dept PB, Attn: Sr. Veronica, 5200 Chester Ave., Phila., PA 19143. Visit www.littlesistersofthepoorphiladelphia.org. Thank you for your prayers and support!
BONNER-PRENDERGAST CLASS OF 1971 JOINT 45TH REUNION Saturday, October 15, 7:00 to 11:00 PM at Springfield Country Club. Tickets - $55. For more information, please call Tom or Jean Shannon at (610) 449-6027 or email email@example.com; Mike Denny at firstname.lastname@example.org. For golf information, please contact Sue Hagan at email@example.com.
CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE 2016 October 29, 2016 - 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown “Mother of Mercy Make Our Hearts Like Yours” Conference - $50/Bus - $45, Call Mary Carney at (610) 586-1520. Bus leaves from St. Joseph in Collingdale. Visit catholicwomensconference.org.
MARY - A BIBLICAL WALK WITH THE BLESSED MOTHER Join us September 22nd through November 17th, on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30. We will gather in the Library which can be found on the lower level of St. Dorothy Church in the Annex. The Bible Study will not take place on the Thursday of Oktoberfest or the week of the Book Fair. The cost is $15 per person, which should be paid on the first night either by cash or check. This Bible Study is filmed on location in the Holy Land. It visits the most significant places in Mary’s life taking you though her joys and sorrows. Dr. Edward Sri provides expert commentary and unique insights on the Blessed Mother. We will receive a workbook which will give us Bible selections to read at home and questions to answer. We will discuss our responses in a small group setting and then watch a 30 minute video related to the Bible passages we have read, and review the answers to the questions as contained in the back of the workbook. Anyone who is interested should call the Religious Education Office at (610) 853-1499 or email Sister Alice the Director of Religious Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOCIETY OF THE HOLY CHILD JESUS JOB OPENINGS CNA- Part Time position available. Evening shift, 26 hours bi-weekly, alternate weekend for small retirement community of religious sisters. One year LTC experience required. Send resume to email@example.com or fax it to (610) 525-7752 or call (610) 525-9000 ext. 656.
RN - Pool positions available. All shifts for small retirement community of religious sisters. RN, LPN, 3 years LTC experience. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to (610) 525-7752 or call (610) 525-9000 ext. 656.
PART-TIME COOK NEEDED Part time experienced cook needed for St. Raphaela Center. Flexible hours, lunch and dinner prep. Assist with menu prep. Call Sr. Lyan at (610) 642-5715.
ST DOROTHY WOMEN’S BOWLING LEAGUE Come bowl with us, join in the fun, and meet new friends. Women of all ages are invited. We meet at Sproul Lanes, 745 S. Sproul Rd, Springfield, PA on Tuesdays at 9:20 AM. For further details, please call Rita Rongione at (610) 853-3613.
SOCIETY OF THE HOLY CHILD JESUS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Activities Aide - PT (16hrs weekly) includes alternate weekends in small retirement community of sisters. Send resumes to email@example.com or call (610) 525-9900 X 656.
Data Entry Assistant - FT assistant to provide administrative support to the Mission Advancement Office. Sent resumes to Dian Taylor-Pringle at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 1341 Montgomery Avenue, Rosemont PA 19010.
GRANT WRITER POSITION Holy Family Home, a Catholic long-term care facility run by the Little Sisters of the Poor in Philadelphia is looking for a full time, experienced grant writer. Send resume to email@example.com.
JUSTFAITH.ORG - ”THE SULTAN AND SAINT FRANCIS" We offer an opportunity for joining an eight-week small group dialogue between Muslim and Christian women as organized by www.justfaith.org entitled “The Sultan and Saint Francis”. Call Charlotte Mulvihill at (610) 789-0163 for more information.
SPIRITUAL SERVICES AT FAIR ACRES We are in need of volunteers for our residents who love conversation and prayer. If you can offer some time here at Fair Acres, the residents would be so grateful. Please call Sr. Mary Sullivan at (610) 891-5923. Thank you.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers are needed at a main line nursing and rehab center. If interested, please contact Jane Ann Murphy at The Bryn Mawr Terrace at (484) 386- 6314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS The Ancient Order of Hibernians of Havertown seeks new members. The AOH is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization dedicated to friendship, unity, and Christian charity. For info, contact Tip Bradin at (610) 449-0276 or visit www.aohdenniskelly.com.
PRENDIE CLASS OF 1966 50TH REUNION Yes! It’s our 50th Class Reunion. Please contact Dottie Bracken Evangelista at email@example.com.
SEEKING CLASSMATES FROM ST. DOT’S CLASS OF 1955 Seeking Classmates from St. Dot’s Class of 1955 for a 60th Reunion. Contact Peter DiBona at (302) 652-4501 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Pat McMahon Magee at (610) 544-0157 or Pmagee01@hotmail.com.
MAIN LINE SINGLES DINNER CLUB We gather to share common interests and dine together twice a month. For more information, please call Barb at (610) 896-6542.
AID FOR FRIENDS Aid for Friends is in need of a Volunteer Evaluator for Delaware County to assess the needs of individuals who would like to receive meals. This task involves receiving referrals and visiting the referred person in their home to assess their needs, then either approving or rejecting their eligibility to become an AFF client/friend based on our criteria. You can do the assessments on your own schedule. We provide training, and Aid for Friends staff is always available to you. Also you pick the area or township that you feel comfortable serving. This volunteer position is critical to our ability to serve those in dire need in Delaware County. If you are interested in helping our ministry to the needy homebound by volunteering for this very important position, please call Lynn Trombetta at (215) 464-2224 or email email@example.com.
HELP DOCUMENT CATHOLIC HISTORY With the endorsement of Archbishop Chaput, History Making Productions (HMP) is producing a series called Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia which will be broadcast on our local ABC affiliate during the week of the World Meeting of Families - Philadelphia.
HMP is interested in identifying and possibly using photographs and home movies that might include any of the following: Archbishop Prendergast, Cardinals Dougherty, O’Hara, Krol; Pope John Paul II’s visit to Philadelphia in 1979; sacred ceremonies including celebrations of a Mass, baptisms, confirmations, weddings, funerals; ethnic and community festivals and celebrations of Saints; Catholic community events involving senior citizens, Catholic Youth Organizations; images of well-known Catholic Philadelphians; and related materials.
If you own and can find these types of photographic or film/video materials and might be willing to share it with the producers of the documentary, please contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (267) 324-5381. All materials will be returned.
LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR The Little Sisters of the Poor need volunteers to serve 2 hours a week changing the bed linens of the residents of the Holy Family home in Philadelphia. Please call (215) 729-5153 and ask for Sister Veronica if you are able to give service to this wonderful home.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT MERCY FITZGERALD The Spiritual Care Department at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital is hoping and praying for a few volunteers to minister to our patients. We need people to visit our patients, offer prayer and the Holy Eucharist. We need volunteers on Mondays and weekends for about 2 hours. Please call Nancy at (610) 237-4760. Thank you.