Other Community-related information
Glenside Rotary Fundraiser to help Glenside Library update their medical, science and technology books. Please go to glensiderotary.org for link, or directly to donation page at: https://honeybakedfundraising.com/fundraisers/glenside_rotaract_library_project.
Buy gift cards for HoneyBaked Ham – 20% of gift card sales goes to Library project. (Campaign ends on 1/19/18)
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School presents The Little Mermaid, November 17 & 18, 7 pm, and November 19, 2 pm. Tickets available at www.gmah.org/fallmusical
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 11-19. Redeemer Ministry Corps and the Sisters of the Redeemer invite women and men ages 21-35 for a Simple Supper and to help assemble care packages for those experiencing homelessness in the Philadelphia area, Friday, November 17, at 6:30 pm, at the Sisters of the Redeemer Province Center, 1600 Huntingdon Pike, Meadowbrook, PA 19046
Please feel free to bring one or more of the items listed: 15 oz shampoo, hand lotion, 3.5 oz bar of soap or 1 oz jar shampoo, 1 oz hand lotion. Questions call 215-914-4116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic Social Services of Montgomery County is once again hoping to provide Thanksgiving dinners for 300 families in need in our community. We are in need of frozen turkeys with trimmings, i.e. mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, etc. to provide a dinner for a family. Unfortunately, we cannot accept store coupons for free turkeys. We would ask that you kindly redeem the coupon for a free turkey from the store and then donate the turkey. We also accept donations of store gift cards. Donations can be dropped off at 353 E. Johnson Highway on the following days: Monday, November 13th through Friday, November 17th between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4 PM. Turkeys can also be dropped off on Sunday, November 19th between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. If you have any questions, please call Catholic Social Services at 610-279-7372.
Miraculous Medal Shrine Solemn Novena, November 13 – 21; Feast Day Mass, Wednesday, November 22.
Join in person or online for the 89th Annual Miraculous Medal Solemn Novena and Feast Day Mass at the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia! The Novena runs from November 13 – 21; the Feast Day Mass is Wednesday, November 22.
Fr. Thomas Sendlein, CM, will be the preacher for the nine-day Solemn Novena, which begins Monday, November 13, speaking about “400 Years of Vincentian Charism – Dynamic Virtues for Today.” Each day’s sermon will reflect a unique virtue – the fruits of the Vincentian charism. Check the website for the schedule of Masses, Novena prayers, and sermons; there will also be benediction, confession, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and Anointing of the Sick on specific days.
Can’t make it in person? Go online to MiraculousMedal.org/Novena to send in your intentions or watch the LIVE stream.
Then, Wednesday, November 22, is the formal closing of the Novena, celebrating the Miraculous Medal Feast Day Mass at 10 am. Bishop Edward M. Deliman, Auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will preside.
For more information on daily themes, special intentions, or the LIVE stream, visit MiraculousMedal.org.
Cultivating Compassion Series
With more than 800 hate groups registered in our country today, and with far too many tragic examples of the toxic and destructive emotions that propel their behavior and intentions, it’s time to resist these groups with humble, but courageous counter-movements. The Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation at Chestnut Hill College seeks to contribute to this counter movement by gathering folks intent on making a difference, for a series of five evenings, dedicated to “cultivating compassion” as a way of life and a spiritual practice that can and will transform our inner selves, our outer behavior, and the world we long to help heal.
Session 3: Cultivating Compassion: Buddhist, Jewish, Christian & Muslim Perspectives & Contributions, Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 7 pm in East Parlor. Presenters are Aida Beaupied, Ph.D., Professor of Spanish Literature & Buddhist practitioner; Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Ph.D., Director of Multifaith Studies at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College of Philadelphia; Cecelia Cavanaugh, SSJ, Ph.D., Professor of Spanish & Dean of School of Undergraduate Studies at CHC; and Quaiser Abdullah, Ph.D., Professor of Organizational Development at Temple University and Imam at Quba Institute.
Session 4: Listening & Speaking to Each Other: Compassion, Empathy and Justice, Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 7 pm in East Parlor. Presenter is Sharon Browning, Creator of “justlistening,” a distinguished presenter and practitioner of her message.
Session 5: Toward a Compassion Revolution: Panel of “Compassion in Action” Community Groups, Tuesday, March 2018, Date to be announced. Presenters POWER Philadelphia, New Sanctuary Movement & others
Free and Open to the Public ~ Please RSVP to: email@example.com
Questions? Contact Sister Cathy Nerney, 215-248-7099 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mother Boniface Spirituality Center, 3501 Solly Avenue in northeast Philadelphia is offering a Tuesday evening program “Contemporary Questions About The Last Things” on November 7, 14, and 21, beginning at 7 pm and concluding at 8:30 pm. In November, we remember our beloved dead and celebrate All Saints Day. Many people think that death is the end of one’s existence. They may live for the moment or work to usher in the kingdom here on earth, but they are not living with the hope of final resurrection. What difference does Christian hope make? What is the goal of our human existence? Why do Catholics reject reincarnation, and how is this related to the Incarnation and to our growth in faith and holiness? This short course will consider these and related topics (e.g. assisted suicide, purgatory, cremation.) Presenter: Sr. Sara Butler, MSBT, S.T.L., Ph.D. has taught dogmatic theology for over 30 years. Fee: Free Will Offering. Please call 267-350-1830 for more information or to register.
Immaculata University Presents Its Fall Production – 9 to 5: The Musical. The Cue and Curtain Theatre of Immaculata University proudly presents 9 to 5: The Musical, based on the seminal 1980 hit movie, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick. Performances will be Friday, November 17 (with reserved seating recommended), and Saturday, November 18 at 8 pm Sunday, November 19, matinee performance at 3 pm in Alumnae Hall Theater on the University´s campus. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers, Violet, Judy. and Doralee, concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss, Mr. Hart. In a comical turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Tickets will be available at the door and are $10 for adults, $7 for students & children and $5 for seniors citizens (over 65). Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Recommended for ages 13 and up due to some adult situations and themes. For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 610-647-4400 ext. 3731 or email email@example.com. Located on the Main Line in scenic Chester County, 20 miles west of Philadelphia, Immaculata University is a Catholic comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher learning. On November 12, 1920, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted a college charter at the request of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) thus making Immaculata the first Catholic women’s college in the region. The IHM Sisters’ mission of educating women for more than 165 years has produced approximately 22,000 alumni worldwide and currently has nearly 3,000 students enrolled in 53 undergraduate majors, seven master’s degree programs, three doctoral degree programs, and over 40 additional professional endorsement, certificate and certification programs. Immaculata University contributes to the development of the whole person of any faith, fostering a commitment to truth, service, justice, and peace.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter. The honeymoon isn’t over – Take a fresh look at your marriage on a Weekend of Discovery. You deserve it! Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend in this area will be November 17-19 at Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown. To apply visit www.wwme-philly.org or contact Al and Mary Liz Heumann at 610-449-1859.
St. Teresa of Calcutta Women’s Retreat. All women are welcome to attend this November 17-19 retreat that will be directed by renowned retreat director and former close associate of St. Teresa of Calcutta, Fr. Tom Sullivan. A first class relic of St. Teresa of Calcutta, along with the presence of some of St. Teresa’s Sisters of Charity, will be incorporated into this powerful weekend at Malvern Retreat House. The theme for the weekend will focus on the mission of St. Teresa of Calcutta and the message of Our Lady of Fatima. For more information or to register for this retreat, please visit malvernretreat.com or call 610-644-0400.
Knights of Immaculata. The son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be heading to Malvern Retreat House in November to direct the Knights of Immaculata Men of Malvern Retreat. Fr. Paul Scalia will offer several presentations during the retreat that will be held the weekend of November 17-19. The cost for this inspirational, traditional retreat is $245, including meals. To register, please visit malvernretreat.com/register or call 610-644-0400 for more information.
Retreat for Married Couples, November 17-19. Theme: Together as One: Theology of the Body & Married Life. Participants of this 3-day seminar retreat will immerse their marriage in the riches of St. John Paul II’s vision of marital love. Couples will gain a deeper understanding of the Sacrament of Matrimony and be provided direct applications of the teaching to the lived experience of modern family life. Join other married and engaged couples for a unique time of discussion, prayer, group reflection, and daily celebration of the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confession.
Location: St. Mary of Providence Retreat Center, Elverson, PA
Presenters: Dr. Gregory Bottaro, PsyD and Dr. Mario Sacasa, PhD, LMFT.
More info: Visit the website: http://tobinstitute.org/marriage-retreat/ or call 215-302-8200 ext. 104
Electronics Recycling Day, Saturday, November 18, 9 am – 12 noon (rain or shine), Abington Township Public Works Facility, 2201 Florey Lane, Abington. Electrnic Devices with a Plug. Questions 267-536-1038. Items which will be accepted for a fee – TVs and computer monitors – $30; wooden consols or rear projection TV – $100. No batteries, light bulbs, smoke detectors, or large appliances.
Christmastide Craft Fair and Bake Sale, Saturday, November 18, 9 am to 3 pm, St. Joseph Church (Heritage Room Social Hall), Main St (across from the Septa Lot), Ambler. Over 35 vendors and crafters and home-made delicious baked goods. Something for everyone!
“Meeting Jesus One is Never the Same.” In today’s world of 24/7 sound bites, non-stop commercials, loud music and the like, it can be difficult to hear the really important voices in our life. Sometimes we just need a quiet, safe place where we can listen to our God who knows us, loves us and wants to tell us what is best for us. The Malvern Retreat House is such a place. Come, Thanksgiving weekend November 24-26. To learn more call Frank Coyne at 215-677-0985. Additional information on retreats for men, women, married couples and families can be found at www.malvernretreat.com or call 610-644-0400.
Roman Catholic High School Class of 1967 50th Anniversary Reunion, Saturday, November 25, Sandy Run Country Club, 200 Valley Green Road, Oreland, PA 19075. For information contact: Jim Fitzsimmons, firstname.lastname@example.org, 267-716-9716
Roman Catholic High School, Annual Memorial Mass and Communion Breakfast, Sunday, November 26.
Mass – 9:30 am – Basilica, SS. Peter & Paul
Breakfast – 10:45 am – Sheraton Hotel
Homecoming Reception – 1:00 pm – Roman Catholic High School
The Senior Farmers Market Nutritional Program offers eligible seniors vouchers to purchase fresh produce from participating farmers’ markets during the months of June through November.
To qualify for the program, participants must be:
60 years or older by December 31st of this year
A Montgomery County resident
Living on a limited income ($22,311-single, $30,044-couple) Proof of income is not required
Each qualifying senior can receive $20 worth of checks-at no cost to the senior-to be used at certified farmers’ markets.
For more information on the program, including a list of participating farmers’ markets, please visit the Department of Agriculture’s website http://www.agriculture.pa.gov or contact office of State Rep. Madeleine Dean. 215-517-6800
Christmas Shopping Spectacular at LaSalle College High School. Sunday December 3, Noon-4 pm
Ladies, this event is open to all shoppers, so call your girlfriends and come join the fun. Ticket cost is $25, which includes a spectacular shopping experience and a delicious buffet lunch with drinks!! Tickets for students are $15. Walk-ins are welcome. Tickets at the door are $30.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.lschs.org/shopping and then click on the register button. Questions? Please email Eireann Marzarella at email@example.com or Donna Marzullo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Basil Academy NYC Bus Trip, Friday, December 8, Cost $35 Roundtrip Motorcoach. Bus departs SBA Parking Lot at 8 am; returns 8:30 pm. Optional Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Tickets additional $60 each. Open to all, Payment due by October 25, contact email@example.com
Advent Directed Retreat Week/Weekend. St. Raphaela Center offers retreats for an extended time of prayer and silence, accompanied by a Spiritual Director. Weekend Dates: December 8-10. Weeklong Dates: December 8 – 15. St. Raphaela Center in Haverford, PA 610-642-5715. www.straphaelacenter.org
Flame of Love Retreat. Malvern Retreat House is hosting a dynamic Advent retreat for men and women with gifted retreat director Fr. James Blount. This December 15-17 weekend retreat will focus on the theme: Why Shop Until You Drop When You Can Purchase the Pearl of Great Price? For more information or to register, please visit malvernretreat.com or call 610-644.0400.
St. Raymond’s Parish Life Travel Committee is sponsoring a trip to NYC for the Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes on Saturday, December 16. Cost is $130.00 which includes transportation and show (lunch on your own). For more information contact Michelle, 215-549-3760, or Nicole Crumpler, 301-606-0931 or Nicole.Crumpler@gmail.com.
New Year’s Eve Retreat. Special dinner, presentation, Midnight Mass and celebration, morning brunch. Presenter: Rev. Bernard Farley. December 31, 6 pm to January 1, noon. St. Raphaela Center in Haverford, PA 610-642-5715. www.straphaelacenter.org
College-Age* Retreat, January 5 – 7, 2018. Marianist Family Retreat Center, Cape May Point, NJ 08212. This retreat is designed to bring young people together of college-age (17-22). So whether you are in college or working come you are invited to renew your spiritual life, deepen your relationship with God and to meet new friends. The time will be filled with prayer experiences, peer group discussions, Eucharist and lots of fun! Cost: $130 per person, double occ. Register at: www.capemaymarianists.org or call 609-884-3829. Some financial aid is available. * Current Year High School Seniors are welcomed
Archdiocesan Holy Land Pilgrimage. Walk where Jesus walked. Pray at the site of Jesus’s conception at Nazareth’s Basilica of the Annunciation and His birth in Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity. Sail on the Sea of Galilee. Walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Share the trip of a lifetime with Christians from the Holy Land and fellow pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from February 1-11, 2018.
For more information about the itinerary, pricing, and registration, visit www.selectinternationaltours.com.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, February 26 to March 8, 2018 (extension to Jordan available). Led by Msgr. Stephen P. McHenry, Pastor of St. Anthony Parish, Ambler. All-Inclusive cost $3,697.00 per person based on double occupancy. For more information and reservations, please contact: Spring House Travel tel: 215 643 7074 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org