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ST. DOROTHY ANNUAL BOOK FAIR Join us next Sunday, January 31st in the library after the 10:00 and 11:30 Mass. Books for all ages will be available for purchase. We are excited to offer some Reading Olympic selections. The fair will be open though the week concluding on Friday, February 5. Please contact Kelly Miller at email@example.com or Chris Schumacher at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you would like to volunteer.
THANK-A-THON FOR DONORS Cardinal O’Hara will launch a Thank-A-Thon from January 31 to February 5. Please call Jennifer Tuberosa at (610) 544-5679 if you have any questions.
SOUP’S ON - YEAR OF MERCY IHM Conference Center Wednesday, February 3 - 6 to 8 PM “Bowl and Roll” and a simple dessert To register, please call (610) 581-0120 or (610) 257-0506. Stipend is $15.
100TH ANNIVERSARY CLOSING MASS AND DINNER St. Joseph Church, Collingdale Saturday, February 6, 2016 Mass celebrated by Archbishop Chaput at 4:30 PM followed by reception at Springfield Country Club. Call (610) 583-4530 for tickets and information.
SHROUD ENCOUNTER St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Drexel Hill on Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall, admission is free. A life-size replica will be on display.
IRISH DAY CELEBRATION St. Lucy Day School For Children With Visual Impairments Archbishop Ryan Academy for the Deaf will host an Irish Day Celebration on Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 12:00 to 4:00 PM at Holy Innocents Parish Center, 4251 L Street, Phila. Please call (215) 289-4220. The cost is $12 for adults and $6.00 for children.
VATICAN SPLENDORS The beauty of Vatican City is currently being hosted at the Franklin Institute with the once-in-a- lifetime exhibit, Vatican Splendors. The tickets are discounted, visit fi.edu or call (215) 448-1200 and use promo code ARCHPHL. For additional savings on groups of 10 or more, call Owen Mullin at (215) 448-1207.
REDISCOVER THE LOVE IN YOUR MARRIAGE If you are struggling in your marriage, attending a Retrouvaille program could be the best gift you give to your spouse, and family, this Christmas! The next program begins on the weekend of February 12 at the Family Life Center in Malvern. For more information, please call 1-800-470-2230 or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com.
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 email@example.com.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS CYO BASKETBALL Any high school boy interested in playing CYO basketball, please contact Joe Sullivan at 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.
JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND AND PRAGUE Father Anthony Costa will be leading a pilgrimage in the footsteps of St. John Paul II and St. Faustina on June 20-30, 2016. For more information, please contact Denise Hay at (610) 361-7979 or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.