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PILGRIMS GARDENS CIVIC ASSOCIATION 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Please join your neighbors and the Pilgrim Gardens Civic Association in celebrating the Fourth of July at Aronimink Elementary School on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Registration for the bike and wagon decorating contest begins at 9:30 AM and the parade begins at 10 AM for children up to age 11. The event is free for members of the Association (forms will be available) or $3 for non- members. Complimentary pretzels and water ice will be served and prizes will be awarded for the best decorated.
REDISCOVER THE LOVE IN YOUR MARRIAGE! The Retrouvaille Marriage Program offers help for struggling marriages. Tens of thousands of couples have successfully saved their marriages by attending a Retrouvaille weekend and the six post sessions that follow it. Retrouvaille is not just a social gathering, but a way to rediscover and rekindle the loving relationship in your marriage. The next program begins on the weekend of August 7-9 at the Family Life Center, Malvern, PA. For more info, or to register for our upcoming weekend, visit our website www.HelpOurMarriage.com or call 800-470-2230. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.
CAMILLA HALL OKTOBERFEST IS BACK! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 17, 2015 for Oktoberfest 2015 on the grounds of Camilla Hall, Immaculata, PA. Proceeds benefit the retired Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart. This year’s theme is “Some things old; Some things new; IHM Spirit through and through.” Come and experience friendship and fun. We hope to see you there!
SAINT ANDREW SCHOOL ALL-CLASS REUNION Celebrating 100 Years Friday, November 27, 2015 at Springfield Country Club. This event is for those 21 years old and over. Visit us at www.saintandrewschool.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEAD CAMP 2015 Calling all Bead Campers, for 3rd Grade through High School. The Camp meets from 9 AM to 12 PM on Tuesday through Friday. The cost is $110, which includes everything. We offer camp during July and August. Please register in advance to guarantee a seat at www.thebeadgarden.com or The Bead Garden, 2122 Darby Road, Havertown, (610) 449-2699.
PENNSYLVANIA EITC TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PERIOD OPENING A reminder that starting July 1, 2015 Pennsylvania will begin accepting applications for the 2015/2016 Educational Improvement Tax Credit program (EITC). This program allows eligible businesses to divert state taxes to scholarships for St. Dorothy School. The school has received tens of thousands of dollars through this program that is used for need-based scholarships to the school. Eligible businesses are those subject to one or more of these taxes:
Corporate Net Income Tax
Capital Stock Franchise Tax
Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
Insurance Premium Tax
Mutual Thrift Institution Tax
Insurance Company Law of 1921
Personal Income Tax of S corporation shareholders or Partnership partners
Applications are approved on a first-come, first-served basis until the limited funds allotted are exhausted. If you may be able to participate please contact the school development committee as soon as possible through Peter McGahey at (484) 452-6023 or 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.
2015 WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES - PHILADELPHIA Registration for the World Meeting of Families is now open! To register for the World Meeting, September 22-25, 2015, or to learn more, visit WorldMeeting2015.org and go to the “Register” page.
GRIEF TO GRACE - HEALING THE WOUNDS OF ABUSE This is a spiritual program for anyone who has suffered degradation or violation through physical, emotional, sexual or spiritual abuse. The Grief to Grace Retreat will be held June 28 to July 3, 2015 in Aston, Pa. Visit www.grieftograce.org or call (610) 203-2002.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT ARCHBISHOP CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL Two full-time (35 hours per week) and one part-time (19 hours per week) Maintenance/Custodial positions are available at Archbishop Carroll High School, 211 Matson Ford Rd, Radnor. If interested, fax resume to Mr. Joseph Denelsbeck at (610) 688-8326 or mail resume to the above address.
GRIEF TO GRACE Healing the Wounds of Abuse is a spiritual program for anyone who has suffered degradation or violation through physical, emotional, sexual, or spiritual abuse. A weekend retreat will be held June 28 thru July 3, 2015 in Aston, PA. Dr. Theresa Burke who is the founder of Rachel’s Vineyard-retreats for healing after abortion, composed the program and will serve as the facilitator for this retreat. Visit www.grieftograce.org. To request an application contact email@example.com or call (610) 203-2002.
HOST FAMILIES NEEDED Host families are needed for several international students who would like to attend Cardinal O’Hara Catholic High School for the upcoming school year. These F-1 visa students speak English, have medical insurance, and have their own pocket money for personal expenses. Host families provide room and board and receive a generous monthly hosting stipend. Call Alli Lipson at (610) 360-7780.
PART TIME SECRETARY NEEDED There is an opening for a Part-time Secretary at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary for 2.5 days a week. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel & Word), strong organizational skills, 2 years plus experience, ability to take and transcribe minutes, college degree preferred. Send resume to Cait Kokolus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELP WANTED FOR HOLY FAMILY HOME Director of Nursing: BSN, PA license, preferred experience as a Director of Nursing. Must have 3 years experience as a Registered Nurse with background in Geriatrics.
Part/Full Time MDS Coordinator: RN experienced with MDS 3.0, care planning process and Point Click Care software.
SUMMER CAMPS AT ACADEMY OF NOTRE DAME Pre-K through High School Camps begin this June and include: Future Stars Camp for girls and boys ages 4 to 13; i2 Camp, a STEM inspired camp for girls and boys ages 5 to 8th Grade, and various Sports Camps for girls in all grades. For info contact Madeleine Harkins at email@example.com.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY A religious retirement center is seeking a Dining Room Server for 36 hours bi-weekly, for the 8 AM to 2 PM shift. To apply, contact Jeanette Todd-Marrone at (610) 525-9900, ext. 656; or email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (610) 525-7752.
EMPLOYMENT POSITION A Catholic long-term care facility in Philadelphia is looking for an experienced Grant Writer to solicit funds from foundations, corporations, and major donors for the operating and capital needs of the Home. There are also openings for a Director of Nursing and MDS Coordinator. Both need to have knowledge of long term health care. Please send resume to email@example.com.
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.