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CHOSEN FATHERS: A RETREAT FOR FATHERS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES Being a good dad day in and day out is not an easy task. Yet raising children with disabilities can make fatherhood more challenging. Join other Chosen Fathers on Saturday, April 30th for a retreat day led by Doug Keck of EWTN. For more information, please call (215) 587-3530 or email email@example.com.
CARDINAL O’HARA MAINE EVENT On Saturday, April 23rd, join us for our annual fundraiser! Spend a night in Vegas without leaving Delaware County. We have a casino complete with blackjack, roulette, craps, and 3 card poker. We will feature a grand buffet by John Serock Catering, a lounge, shops and more! Proceeds directly benefit our students and school. Tickets are $60 per person and include $25 “fun money”. Purchase tickets online at cohs.ejoinme.org/manevent.
MOTHERS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES RETREAT On Tuesday, May 3 at Malvern Retreat House, Fr. Dennis O’Donnell will direct a retreat for mothers and grandmothers who are raising children with disabilities. There will be time to pray, reflect, and chat with other mothers. To register, go to www.opdarchphilly.com. For more information, please call (610) 644-0400 or the Office of Persons with Disabilities at (215) 587-3530.
BROADWAY BOUND On June 20th through June 24th, BROADWAY BOUND will roll into St. Dorothy’s theater to present, ZING! “New friends who are out of this world”, an original one Act musical about a young group of school students who come upon the most unlikely visitors to their little rural town. The result goes well beyond stars! Professional choreographer, singer, and dancer, Mrs. Carly Deichman will be staging and choreographing this year’s show. For further information about Broadway Bound, please contact William Mayo (Mr. Bill, Music Specialist at St. Dorothy School) firstname.lastname@example.org or call (610) 888-1870.
BONNER/PRENDIE YOUTH FIELD HOCKEY CAMP Monday, June 20 to Friday, June 24 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Players entering 3rd to 9th grades in September 2016 ALL skill level (beginners too) welcome. $125 per player. If you have any questions, please contact B&P Head Coach Joanne Dolan at email@example.com.
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.
VILLA MARIA ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL EVENTS Visit Villa Days for 7th Graders - On April 29 or May 20, visitors will spend part of the day and preview the school curriculum, attend class and have lunch. Register at www.vmahs.org. Space is limited.
Villa Preview Breakfast for 6th & 7th Grade Families - April 22, May 9 and May 13 from 8:30 to 10:30 AM. Register at www.vmahs.org. Space is limited.
JUBILEE YEAR OF DIVINE MERCY Trip to National Shrine of Divine Mercy Stockbridge, MA Saturday, May 21 to Sunday, May 22, 2016 Join St. Pius X and adjoining Parish Cenacles in a luxury tour bus to the shrine, Holiday Express overnight stay with breakfast, and participation in two days of prayer at the National Shrine. Cost per person $185 Double, deposit of $50 required by April 22 made payable to Cathy Jacobs, SPX and mail to Mary Lou Butler, 732 Hillborn Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081. If you have any questions, please call Mary Lou at (610) 690-1699.
19TH ANNUAL ST. DOT’S CHALLENGE The 19th Annual St. Dot’s Challenge will be held on Saturday, June 4th and will start at 9:00 AM with registration opening at 8:00 AM. “The Challenge” consists of the featured 5K Road Race, a 1-mile Kid’s “K”, and the Family Walk through the beautiful tree-lined streets of Drexel Hill. In addition to the 5K race, we’ll also have the Dot’s Dash (400m) for those that are K-2nd grade. This year we’ll again have the disposable electronic bib chip timing and the high quality tech shirts for the first 200 registered 5K runners. For more details and registration information, go to www.dots5k.com. Would you like to volunteer? Check the volunteer block on the on-line 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 we can get!
JOIN US FOR THE PHILLIES GAME The Philadelphia Phillies have invited some of our students to sing the National Anthem at the game on Sunday, May 22 at 1:35 PM. The Phillies will host the Atlanta Braves. You may order tickets at www.phillies.com/stdorothys.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or mail to 1341 Montgomery Avenue, Rosemont PA 19010.
CARDINAL O’HARA HIGH SCHOOL FAIR Come one, come all! Cardinal O’Hara is hosting its annual fair, from April 27 to 30. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now. 20 tickets for $25 and these tickets NEVER EXPIRE! For additional information, please email BJ Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org or email B.J. Griffin email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. JAMES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS St. James High School Alumni Association will again be sponsoring high school scholarships for the 2016 school year. Applications are available upon request at (610) 876-2006 or email@example.com. Completed applications must be returned by Wednesday, April 7, 2016 by 2 PM. The Scholarship Program Open House will be on Wednesday, February 18 at 7PM.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS CYO BASKETBALL Any high school boy interested in playing CYO basketball, please contact Joe Sullivan at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.