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ARONIMINK MAY DAY/PLAY DAY Aronimink May Day/Play Day will be held May 17th from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM. If you are interested in purchasing pre-sale admission contact Kate Long (Parishioner of St Dot.'s) at (484) 624-2136. Offer Ends on 5/10/13.
THE 6TH ANNUAL PENNSYLVANIA WALK FOR THE WOUNDED The 6th Annual Pennsylvania WALK FOR THE WOUNDED will be held Saturday, May 18th in Rose Tree Park, Media, PA from 11AM to 3PM. Our goal is to reach the $1,000,000 mark this year to give back to our veterans. Enjoy an afternoon of free concerts, military vehicle displays, food, games and more. Come meet some WWII veterans during a ceremony honoring CHRIS KYLE (deceased Navy Seal). There will be a 9-hole Mini Golf Course, The Phillie Phanatic, EAGLES Cheerleaders, Broadcaster Michael Barkann and much more. Come out and support our returning wounded heroes. Check the website for details www.walkforthewounded.org. Thank you.
SISTERS OF THE IMMAULATE HEART OF MARY On the weekend of May 18/19 the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be selling chances before and after the Masses for the benefit of their nursing home, Camilla Hall. The proceeds from these chances help them with the care of their aging and sick sisters. The chances are $5.00 for a book of 6 or $1.00 per chance. Please take chances. You can count on the Sister’s prayers.
ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD Come to the Ordination to the Priesthood. All are welcome to pray for our new priests with Solemn Mass with the Rite of Ordination of Several Priests at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia on Saturday, May 18 at 10 AM.
ANYTHING WITH A PLUG RECYCLING EVENT Marple and Haverford Townships to host a FREE Anything with a Plug Recycling Event on May 18, 2013 for all area residents from 9 AM to 1PM.
IHM NUN RUN "SPRINT IN THE SPIRIT" 5K WALK/RUN IHM Nun Run "Sprint in the Spirit" 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 with a start time of 8:30 AM at Villa Maria House of Studies across from IU, Register online or www.ihmnunrun.eventbrite.com. $15.00 individual, $25.00 family. Proceeds benefit Camilla Hall Nursing Home renovations
THE VISITATION NUNS SACRED HEART NOVENA OF MASSES The Visitation Nuns of 5820 City Avenue, between 59th Street and Cardinal Avenue, Philadelphia, cordially invite you to their annual Sacred Heart Novena of Masses at 7:30 PM from Thursday, May 30 through Friday, June 7, 2013, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart. Rev. Frank A. Giuffire, SSL, MA, MDiv, will conduct the Novena.
QUO VADIS Attention all Catholic young men ages 14-17. Do you know where your life is going? The Lord Jesus has a great plan for you. You are invited to attend the Fifth Annual Quo Vadis Days to spend time with other young men your age looking at the Lord’s call in your life while having fun. QVD is led by priests and seminations of the Archdiocese and is supported by the Archdiocesan Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood. QVD will be held from June 27 to June 30 at Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, P A. The cost of the event is $100.00. If you are interested, please contact Father Murphy or Father Kevin Gallagher at (610) 667-5778 or go to www.HeedTheCall.org for this and other vocation opportunities.
ST. LAURENCE PARISH CENTENNIAL COUNTDOWN CELEBRATION St. Laurence Parish, Highland Park, Upper Darby, will host a celebration marking our countdown series of events leading to the parish centennial. The special festivities for former parishioners, alumni, and parishioners on Sunday, June 9, 2013, will begin with noon Mass followed by a parish hall complimentary reception featuring a light buffet, cookbook samples, and the debut and sale of the newly published St. Laurence History and Cookbook. For advanced book orders and any questions, call Cathleen at (610) 789-8792 or email email@example.com.
ST. JAMES HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI CLASS OF '63 50TH REUNION St. James High School, Chester, PA Alumni Class of '63 will hold our 50th Reunion on Saturday, November 9, 2013. It will be from 6:30 to 11:00 PM at the St. James Alumni Doghouse in Eddystone, PA. For more information, please email 63STJ50th@gmail.com, call the Doghouse at (610) 876-2006, or visit www.stjbulldogs.org.
HILLTOP BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL 50TH ANNIVERSARY BEEF AND BEER Hilltop Baseball and Softball is looking for all past players, coaches, umpires, and board members to attend the 50th Anniversary Beef and Beer which will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 6 to 10 PM at American Legion Post 667. To purchase tickets go to www.hilltop50.evebtbrute.com.
COMEDY NIGHT TO BENEFIT WOUNDED WARRIOR HOMECOMING FUND Dennis Kelly AOH Division Havertown is holding its annual Comedy Night on Friday, April 26, at 7 PM at the Palombaro Club on County Line Road in Ardmore. The event will be hosted by John DeBella and Grover Silcox will be the featured comedian. There will be a silent auction and raffles. All proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Homecoming Fund. For information, go to aohdenniskelly.com.
50th PRENDIE REUNION Archbishop Prendergast High School Class of 1963 will celebrate its 50th class reunion on Sunday, September 29, 2013, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m at Drexelbrook, South Ballroom, Drexel Hill, PA. Contact information: Helen Forgione McDowell (610) 558-2585 or Kathy Duffy Sprows (610) 361-9187.
HOST FAMILIES NEEDED For international students at Academy of Notre Dame de Namur
We are currently looking for families to host international students who will be attending Academy of Notre Dame this upcoming fall which starts from September 5th 2013. Host families receive a stipend ($1,050 each month) to cover the student’s food, lodging, and transportation (afterschool activities). It’s a wonderful opportunity to introduce an international teenager to American life. All candidates are exceptional students with wonderful records of academic and personal achievement. Students speak English, have their own spending money, and are fully covered by insurance. Hosting an International student is very rewarding and a way to experience another culture! The benefits are endless when you open your heart and home to welcome a new daughter into your family.
DEVON PREP EVENTS Devon Prep 7th Grade Practice Entrance Exam will be held on April 28, 2013 at 8:30 AM. Open to all prospective members of the class of 2018. Contact Pat Kane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Devon Prep Summer Enrichment Program will be held on June 17 to June 28 and July 8 to July 19. Open to Boys & Girls Ages 10 to 14, For more information, contact Dan Massimini at Danmass21@verizon.net.
CYO HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Any high school student who is interested in playing volleyball for the upcoming CYO coed season please contact Mrs. Keppel at email@example.com or (610) 662-6900. You must be a parishioner of St. Dorothy or a parishioner of a parish that does not have a team participating.
2013 ST. DOT’S CHALLENGE The 2013 St. Dot’s Challenge will be held on Saturday, June 1st. In addition to the 5k race, we’ll also have a 1-mile family walk, a kid’s 1-mile race (“Kid’s K”), and the Dot’s Dash (400m) for those that are in K to 2nd grade. Our race expo will be held Friday evening, May 31st from 5 to 8 PM in St Dot's gym, where you'll be able to pick up your race packet, register, and check out the vendor tables for health & fitness tips and a few goodies. This year we’ll again have the disposable electronic bib chip timing and the high quality tech shirts for the first 300 registered 5k runners.
Whether you’re trying to stick to a New Year’s resolution or you’re out to set a personal best time, sign up NOW to solidify your commitment and get in shape for the summer. We hope that you’ll join us again for this family-fun event. For more details and registration information, go to www.dots5k.com.
Would you like to volunteer? Check the volunteer block on the online registration form, or contact Mike Fohner at (610) 449-6429 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Bob Gross at (610) 853-3595 or email@example.com. We can use all the help that we can get!
BONNER/PRENDIE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CRAFT FAIR Bonner/Prendie Alumni Association will hold a Craft Fair on May 4 from 6 to 9 PM and May 5 from 9 AM to 5 PM. Vendors needed. Contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Gabriel School, South Philadelphia is looking for 1963 graduates. They are trying to form a 50th year class reunion for the Spring. If anyone is interested, please contact Tom Wojciechowski at (610) 500-3323 or email email@example.com.
KEVIN MAGEE’S TRIPLE THREAT QUARTERBACK CLINIC Take your game to the next level. Fundamental instructions and training. Quarterbacks, receivers, running backs, & tight ends. Grade 9-12 Sunday’s, May 5 to June 9. Grade 4-8 Sundays , June 16 to July 21. Cost is $165.00 for a 6 week session at Bonner Prendie or Radnor High School. T-shirt included. Call Coach Magee at (610) 329-3438 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARCHDIOCESAN BOY CHOIR OF PHILADELPHIA PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY OF FATIMA SHRINE The Archdiocesan Boy Choir of Philadelphia will take a Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine and Lisbon Portugal with Father Stephen DeLacy August 11 to 18, 2013. The cost is $2,395.00 which includes all inclusive from Newark Airport. Celebrate Mass at the actual Apparition Sites and the Basilica, enjoy a concert by the Archdiocesan Boy Choir, reflect over mountain top resort views, and relax in the village along the warm Mediterranean Sea. Limited space. Call Susan Prendergast at Select International Tours at 1-800-842-4842 or email email@example.com.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT MERCY FITZGERALD HOSPITAL 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, and to offer prayer and the Holy Eucharist from Monday through Friday during the day. We also need people to support our patients waiting for tests, and to minister to our patients who are having chemotherapy mornings from Monday through Friday. The commitment is from two to four hours per week. We also need someone on weekends to bring the Holy Eucharist to our patients. This commitment is about two hours, but may exceed that if the volunteer is willing to spend some time with the patients and their families. We are also looking for people who might like to make rosaries to distribute to our patients. We will provide the materials if you are interested and have a little spare time. During this wonderful season of giving as we prepare to celebrate Christmas and as we think about New Year’s resolutions, we may want to offer some time to serve our God in a different way. If you are interested, please call Sister Angela at (610) 237-4738.
PENN WISSAHICKON HOSPICE Do you have a few hours to spare? Are you compassionate and interested in helping others? We are seeking individuals willing to share their enthusiasm and time as needed. Hospice training is required. For more information, contact Ellen-Inglesby-Deering@uphs.upenn.edu or call (610) 617-2442.
NEW BIBLE STUDY COURSE STARTING BOOK OF REVELATION In this intriguing look at one of the most talked about books in scripture, Jeff Cavins explores revelation to demonstrate how the Kingdom established by Christ in His church is intimately connected with the Kingdom of Heaven, especially through the celebration of the Mass. You will also learn what all the mysterious figures and images of revelation represent, as well as what will happen during the second Coming of Christ, what is already happening now in salvation history. Everyone is invited. We will meet in the church library for 11 weeks from February through April, Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 AM or Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 PM starting February 6-7 and ending April 24-25. One week break - Off Holy Week. Snow days in May if necessary. Home preparation, small group discussion, video, and review responses. The cost is $10.00, the parish will cover the other half of the cost.
Sign up on Saturday and Sunday, January 19-20 after all the Masses in the church annex. For more information, call (610) 853-1499.
CATHOLIC CRUISE TO THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN Catholic Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean will take sail for 7 nights with Father John Murphy from April 21- April 28, 2013 on the Carnival Pride out of Baltimore, Maryland. Daily Mass and Rosary offered. For more details call Doug or Eileen at (860) 399-1785 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. DOROTHY CLASS OF 1993 REUNION We are excited to announce that the planning has begun for the 20th Reunion Celebration for the St. Dot's class of 1993 to be held in the Spring 2013! More details to come. If you are a classmate, please email Hilary Werner Zajac at email@example.com to provide her with your current contact information. Spread the word!
CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES Forever young Senior Drop-In of Catholic Social Services, Springfield, cordially invites you to visit us anytime! If you are 55 or over, come experience our friendly atmosphere. Free continental breakfast, low-cost lunch, art class, pinochle, Bunco, Bingo, and weekly guest speakers are just some of the things we offer. Hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 AM to 2 PM, Fridays 9:30 AM to 2 PM. We are located behind Holy Cross Church at 240 N. Bishop Avenue. For more information, call Regina at (610) 626-6550.
ATTENTION ST. LAURENCE SCHOOL ALUMNI St. Laurence School is updating their files. If you are a graduate of St. Laurence School, please go to the school website, www.saintlaurence.org, and click on Alumni & Friends in the upper right hand corner and complete the form.
St. Charles Borromeo, Drexel Hill We are in need of new chest freezer to store our casseroles for St. John Hospice. Anyone who has a working freezer they are no longer using and would care to donate please contact our rectory at (610) 623-3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you
ST. LAURENCE CLASS OF ’63 - 50TH REUNION The St. Laurence School (Highland Park, PA) class of 1963 is planning a 50th reunion. The date is October 19, 2013. We would like to contact as many class members as possible. Class members may provide name, phone number and/or e-mail address to Maurita (Orsborn) Scola at email@example.com or Larry Galvin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Salle University Master’s Level Courses La Salle University will be holding Master’s level courses at the Bucks County and Main campus locations this fall. The courses include the Hebrew Scriptures, The Church, Justice, and Politics, Psychology of Religion, Foundations of Faith, and Models of Religious Education. An online course, Introduction to Theology is also available. For more information call (215) 951-1335 or email Fr. Frank at Berna@lasalle.edu.
Archbiship Prendergast High School 50th Anniversary Video The Archbiship Prendergast High School 50th Anniversary video is available by calling Patti Germanovich at (610) 368- 6372 or by email at email@example.com. All proceeds go to Bonner-Prendie Preservation.
CATHOLIC CLINCAL CONSULTANTS Catholic Clinical Consultants offers individual, couples, and family counseling in a supportive environment. There are five offices throughout the Archdiocese. The staff includes psychologists and Master’s level professional therapists. Day and evening hours are available. They are a Medicare provider and most insurance is accepted. A sliding scale is offered for those without insurance coverage. To schedule an appointment in the Springfield Delaware County office, call Michael Montie, L.C.S.W. at (610) 626-6550. Medjugorje 'Queen of Peace' Prayer Group Our Blessed Mother Mary is always pointing us towards Jesus, towards peace. Come, Taste & See. We read and discuss Our Lady's messages. God loves each of us so very much. Please join us on Thursday afternoons at 1 PM in the boardroom. For more information call Michelle Howard at (484) 454-5119 or Eileen Piergiovanni at (610) 789-4181
The Bonner Alumni Association The Bonner Alumni Association is updating class list contact information for their class reunion committee. Please email your name, address, year of graduation, home and mobile phone numbers to MBHS Alumni Association, 403 North Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026, or firstname.lastname@example.org. NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE Have you personally experienced or know someone in the Delaware Valley having a near death experience? If so, please send your name, address, phone number, and email address to email@example.com or write to Science Department, MB & APHS, 401-403 North Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA, 19026. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
Annunciation BVM Looking for Alumni Annunciation BVM in South Philly is looking for alumni and former parishioners to inform them of our 150th Anniversary celebration. For alumni, please forward your name (ladies, maiden name), address, e-mail address, social network preference (facebook ect.), and class year. E-mail to Annunciation150@aol.com or mail to ABVM Alumni, 1511 S. 10th St., Phila., PA, 19147.
St. Barnabas Alumni Association St. Barnabas Alumni Association is looking for all graduates. If you attended the 2nd Greatest school in Southwest Philadelphia, MBA was the first, so says Fr. Murphy. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Divine Providence Village Volunteers Divine Providence Village, Springfield, is home to women with developmental disabilities. We are looking for individuals or families who could volunteer to spend some time with one of the Ladies. Some our Ladies are unable to go home or have families that can not visit them. It would be nice for the Ladies to have someone spend some quality time with them, remember them on their birthday and on special holidays. If you think you could be a companion and would like to serve God’s Special People please contact Sister Mary Veasy, SSJ at (610) 328-7730, ext. 36130. CATHOLIC SCOUTS- A CALL TO FAITH Add to your Scouting knowledge. Learn more about faith. Try a Catholic Scouting Religious Award. Go to the website to find out more at www.oyya.org or call (215) 965-4636
SACRED HEART OF JESUS SCHOOL Sacred Heart of Jesus School (South Philadelphia) Alumni Association is presently looking for all graduates. If you are a graduate of the school, please register on our new parish website - www.sacredheartchurchsp.com. Just hit the Contact Us tab then hit Alumni or you can mail the information to the rectory at 1404 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19147, attn: Kathy Hewitt. Please include all contact information including year of graduation. SAINT CHARLES BORROMEO SEMINARY How well do you know your faith? Take a class in Wisdom Literature or Catholic Spirituality, or make a summer retreat at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Adult catechesis classes are also available. Go to www.scsrsd.org for details. Big Returns for Small Investment Saint Dorothy's Men's Faith Sharing Group meets on Tuesday Evenings from 7 - 8:15 in the Parish Nurse Office located in the Rectory basement. Prayer, Scripture, and Sharing for men of all ages. Materials provided. For more information call John Donnelly at (610) 446-0182.
ST. JOHN’S HOSPICE CASSEROLES We remind you that we are still collecting casseroles for St. John’s Hospice in Philadelphia. You may pick up the containers in the back of the Church and fill them with your own casserole ideas, or use the suggestions that are available with the containers. Your donations may be dropped off in the freezer, which is located in the church annex (basement). It will be greatly appreciated. In compliance with food safety regulations we ask that you please place the date of the prepared casserole on the cover of each casserole. Thank you. Saint Denis Cemetery News We are in the process of updating our records so if you are a current deed holder for a family lot in the St. Denis Cemetery, please make sure the office has your correct address. If you would like to check the status of your family lot or need to update your address, please contact Stefanie at the St. Denis Cemetery Office at (610) 446-0200.
Saint Denis Cemetery has Adult Burial Lots, Cremation Burial Lots and a Columbarium with niches for cremation inurnments. We offer Time Payment Plans and also accept credit cards. Should you be interested in purchasing any of these lots please contact Stefanie to discuss the details.
ST. DOT’S CLASS OF 1960 50TH REUNION If you graduated in the Class of 1960 or know someone who did, please contact Vicki Guiteras Guinta at email@example.com for information about the reunion. LITTLE FLOWER MANOR Now offering short-term rehabilitation (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy) for Medicare patients following surgery/injury, pneumonia, stroke, hip fracture, knee replacement, wound care, or general reconditioning following hospitalization. These patients would have a plan to return to home. If you or your loved one is in need of these services call Joanne Comly, RN for information at (610) 543-6036.
MARY MOTHER OF CAPTIVES SUPPORT GROUP Mary Mother of Captives Support Group has a Pen Pal Program where you can visit someone by mail that is in prison, a Corporal Work of Mercy. Call Jack/Sophie at (215) 698-2585. Total anonymity guaranteed. For more information go to www.MaryMotherofCaptivesupportgroup.org. DE LASALLE COUNCIL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS RETIREES CASINO TRIP Every fourth Tuesday of the month, De La Salle retirees run a casino trip to Atlantic City. Bus leaves De Lasalle Council home on Baltimore Avenue, Springfield. For more information contact Joe Clapper at (610) 544-3426 or Fred Schray at (610) 446-8273. Trip open to the public.
THE NOTABLES AT THE UPPER DARBY SENIOR CENTER The Notables is a women’s singing group from the Main Line, Valley Forge area, whose 20-25 members sing in 4-part harmony. Founded over 25 years ago, the group enjoys a winter concert series and a spring concert series with 8-10 concerts during each season. For information call Pattye Benson at (610) 644-6759.
CHURCH MINISTRY INSTITUTE Are you interested in a little more background in your faith? Do you want to fill some learning gaps for personal reasons to enable you to volunteer with confidence? Then consider attending the Church Ministry Institute, a three-year certificate program offered by the Archdiocese. There are no papers to write or tests to take. Meet committed faculty, and enjoy excellent texts. For a brochure, call (215) 587-0551.
Ignatian Volunteer Corps
Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) is men and women, age 50 and over, sharing their skills, talents, and life experiences with organizations that directly assist people who are poor, or address issues related to poverty. To learn more about the IVC go to www.ivcusa.org.
Upcoming Reunions OUR LADY OF POMPEII AND NEIGHBORHOOD REUNION CONWELL / EGAN 1966?? Are you, or do you know a member of the CLASS of 1966 at Bishop Egan or Bishop Conwell? We are currently in the planning stages for a reunion to be held for our 45th and 50th reunions (shhh I won’t tell) to be held in 2011, and 2016. We need addresses, phone numbers or e-mail address. If a family member was a part of our class, and you can pass this information along we would really appreciate it. If they have passed away, and you can let us know we would like to remember them as a part of our reunion as well. I can be reached at (215) 869-4429, or you can access the reunion web site at www.egan66.com, or e-mail me directly at PatriciaKelly@Egan66.com. We look forward to hearing from everyone soon, and seeing how little we have changed in 45 years!
MBS 8th grade class of 1946 is contacting all graduates for a class reunion. Please contact Mary Maxwell Flynn at (610) 623-6528 ASAP.
Attention All Graduates of Monsignor Bonner High School! The Monsignor Bonner High School Alumni Association is in the process of reorganizing and becoming an integral part of the Bonner Community. To that end the Association is seeking graduates from the classes of 1957-2007 to serve as Class Representatives who will in turn serve as liaisons to members of their respective classes and help shape the future of the Association. Anyone interested in serving as a Class Representative and being part of an exciting Bonner future, please contact the School Development Office at (610) 259-0280 or Joe Mattson, Alumni President, at (610) 325-2456.