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Joseph’s People.  Next meeting, Thursday, October 12, will feature Steering Committee Member, Laura Allen, who will present a workshop on “Tuning up your Resume.” Laura is currently in a role as Director of Sales Operations with a major software company. She will be conducting a interactive workshop on fine turning your resume. Please bring a current copy of your resume and the Job Postings to which you are applying. Your resume is your first impression and you never get a second chance to make a first impression. At this workshop we go through your resume and review key components and provide feedback.
Where: St. Albert the Great, 212 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006, in the Parish Center
When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the Month,  7 to 8:30 pm.

Joseph’s People is a FREE non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping unemployed and underemployed workers by offering support, guidance, and job counselling services to people of all faiths who are seeking full-time employment.
Joseph’s People Volunteers: We are looking for volunteers to join our Steering Committee. We need people who are willing to help our unemployed. Please leave your contact information and we will get back to you. We think this is a great way to give back. (contact information below)
Available Jobs: If you have a job available please send us that information and we will get you a great candidate. (contact information below)
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Flame of Love Movement Celebrates the Miracle of the Sun, Friday, October 13, St. Charles Seminary, 100 E. Wynnewood Rd., Wynnewood ,PA 19096. Time: 6 pm ~ Holy Hour; 7 pm ~ Fatima Narrative; 7:30 pm ~ Mass. The Celebrant & Homilist is Fr. Chris Walsh, Pastor, St. Raymond of Penafort. Fr. Walsh is a dynamic preacher who has researched the Fatima visions. His homily will capture the Fatima graces and plant them in your heart. No Registration Necessary.

Seven Songs For A Long Life, Film and Discussion, Friday, October 13, 7 – 9 pm, Parish Hall of Our Mother Of Consolation Church, 9 East Chestnut Hill Avenue. Free and open to all.
Guest Speakers: Rev. Scott Robinson, Ph.D., and Laura Thomae, MT-BC. This is a documentary about the Strathcaron Hospice in Sterlingshire, Scotland. Filming at the hospice over the course of four years, Amy Hardie found that music and singing helps patients to express a range of emotions and tap into memories and reflections on life, love, and mortality. Her film touches on issues we will all face at some point in our lives, and shows how songs we love can help to guide us. This event is presented as a joint program of Our Mother of Consolation Catholic Church and Wellspring, The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields’ ministry for spiritual growth and care.
Scott Robinson is an ordained Interfaith Minister who works as a hospice chaplain at Brookdale Hospice in Wayne, PA and TLC Hospice, in Trevose, PA. Scott’s group Mandala performs his original interfaith kirtan, a type of call and response devotional music. His book The Dark Hills is available from Sacred Feet Publishing. Laura Thomae is the Director of Complementary Therapies at Keystone Hospice in Wyndmoor, PA. She is a board certified music therapist, and a singer and songwriter with 15 years of hospice experience. Laura has presented at various national conferences on the use of music therapy in hospice, and on the use of creativity and mindfulness to reduce stress and burnout in caregivers.
The screening of “Seven Songs for a Long Life” is offered in collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. Website: For further information or to RSVP, contact Sister Christine Konolpelski at 215-247-0130 or

A Fatima 100 Conference will be held Saturday, October 14, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in West Chester, PA. The theme will be Discover Heaven’s Blueprint for Restoring Family and a Culture of Life. This event will mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Knights of Immaculata by St. Maximillian Kolbe and the anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. Noted speakers will include Dr. Ralph Martin, Christopher West, and Dr. Paul Kengor. Mass begins at 8 am and the day ends at 3 pm. Continental breakfast and a box lunch are included. Men, women and families are welcome to attend by registering at

Consecration of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Our Lady of Fatima. In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap will consecrate the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Our Lady of Fatima on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the 11 am Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. All clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to this momentous event in the life of our local Church. To learn more and find resources to spiritually prepare, visit:

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.
Find out more about this amazing pilgrimage and the opportunity to be a Pilgrimage Promoter by attending an Information Night and Social on September 27 (Archdiocesan Pastoral Center Auditorium, 222 N. 17th Street, Philadelphia), or October 19 (St. Mary Center Community Room, 701 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale), all beginning at 7 pm. To register for an Information Night, email Heather at For more information about the itinerary, pricing, and registration, visit

Designer Bag Bingo hosted by the Bishop McDevitt HS Alumni Association. Bags from Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Coach, & Vera Bradley. Raffle and 50/50. Friday, October 20, at Bishop McDevitt HS, 125 Royal Avenue, Wyncote. Registration, 6 pm. Bingo starts at 7 pm. $25/person; reserved table of ten/$250. BYO beverage and food. Complimentary desserts. Register at

Thérèse: will be presented at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Ambler on Friday, October 20, at 7 pm. In this inspiring one-woman performance, Thérèse speaks directly to the audience, with humor, grace and humility. Her honest, direct spirituality speaks powerfully to our busy culture, with the encouraging message that anyone can become a saint. Is suitable for all ages. Admission is $15 for adults, and $10 for youth ages 12 & under.  For tickets and additional information, contact St. Anthony Parish Office at 215-646-4742 or visit

Family Retreat. Malvern Retreat House will hold a family retreat this fall –  the Our Lady of the Rosary & St. David’s Family Retreat,  October 20-22. This retreat will give families the opportunity to renew their relationship with God and their loved ones. The retreat includes activities for children, family meals, special liturgies and much more. All families are welcome, including those who would like to attend with young children, teens and grandparents. For more information or to register, please visit or call 610-644-0400.

WINE National Catholic Women’s Conference. Join women from the greater Philadelphia area and across the country for the first-ever National Catholic Women’s Conference hosted by WINE: Women In the New Evangelization! Dynamic Catholic speakers Kelly Wahlquist, Teresa Tomeo, Kitty Cleveland and Sarah Christmyer will inspire you and musician Amanda Vernon will rejuvenate your spirit. The day will include time for Mass, Confession, prayer, rest, socializing, and shopping. Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8:30 am-4 pm, National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA. Special group rate available, so bring your friends! For more information & to register, visit Join with other women from our parish—contact Clare Fitzpatrick at or 267 -237-1845.

St. Lucy Parish Anniversary Celebration. Saint Lucy Parish, Manayunk, if it were still open, would be celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. In thanksgiving for the many blessings God has continued to bestow on this community of faith, a celebration will be held on Sunday, October 22. A Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at 3 pm at Holy Saviour Church, Norristown, PA. A dinner will follow Mass at 5 pm at the Presidential Caterers, East Norriton. Dinner is $50 per person, cash bar. Checks may be sent Saint Timothy Church, c/o Father Michael Olivere, 3001 Levick Street, Philadelphia, PA 19149. Please make checks payable to Saint Timothy Church. Any questions please call Saint Timothy Rectory at 215-624-6188.

Presentation of Institute for Forgiveness & Reconciliation at Chestnut Hill College:”Forgiveness: A path to heal both victim and offender.”
Imagine your child is murdered. Imagine your heartbreak/heartache. Imagine going through the trial and judicial process. Imagine coming to your own voice against the death penalty.
Vicki Schieber is a promoter of restorative justice and the reform of our criminal justice system and a woman of remarkable, moral courage. Come to learn more about her story and her activism over the last 20 years. Be inspired.
Vicki Schieber is Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN)’s Education Director and co-founder of Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights and is a noted advocate for death penalty repeal. Vicki is co-editor of Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty, a comprehensive exploration of the Catholic stance against capital punishment. She and the CMN team are available to teach educators how to present CMN’s workshops. They offer teaching workshops at National and State Conferences for Religious Educators, Social Justice Ministers, Pro-Life Activists and other interested groups.
When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7 pm.
Where: Redmond Room of Chestnut Hill College
Free and Open to the Public~~ Please RSVP to
Questions? Contact Sister Cathy Nerney, 215 -248-7099 or

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. There will be an information meeting on Tuesday, October 24, at 7 pm in Friendship Hall at St Anthony of Padua, 259 Forest Ave, Ambler PA 19002. For more information and reservations, please contact:
Spring House Travel tel: 215 643 7074 or email:

Centering Prayer for Beginners. Centering Prayer is a remarkably simple method that opens one to God’s gift of contemplative prayer. It provides a way for you to lean into God, allowing God to companion you daily. Wednesday, October 25, 6-9 pm. St. Raphaela Center, 616 Coopertown Road, Haverford.

Senior Seminar, Thursday, October 26, 10 am-noon, Queen of Peace Church, Lynaugh Hall, 820 North Hills Avenue, Ardsley. Presentations by Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General on senior scams, APPRISE Medicare counselors on open enrollment and Medicare questions, and RSVP of Montgomery County on services and volunteer opportunities. Event is free for seniors, but registration recommended: call 215-517-6800.

Bishop McDevitt High School – Class of 1967 is having a 50th Reunion on October 28, 2017. Please contact John “B” Creeden for details: or 267-205-5822.

Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. It will take place on Saturday, October 28. Saint Albert the Great parish has chartered a bus to Washington to join the Archdiocese in this event. Look for more details on the parish website ( The cost of the bus transportation will be $40.00 per person. Contact Len Cornwall at 215-676-1209 to save your spot on the bus

K of C Elvis Tribute Show. Knights of Columbus Flaherty Council invites everyone to an afternoon with ELVIS featuring Jeff Swider, Elvis tribute artist, on Sunday, October 29, 3 to 7 pm, in the K of C Hall, 235 Limekiln Pike. Draft beer, wine, soda, and food are included. $30 per person. $50 per couple. For tickets or information, call 215-346-2297 or 484-319-5512. All are welcome!

Fuel the Flame, Monday, October 30, 7 – 9 pm. St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Vianney Auditorium. Impact the future of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by attending this engaging, informative, and vibrant evening! Mike Patin, national speaker, will present practical strategies for promoting vocations and helping to create a culture of vocations in our parishes, schools and communities. This event is free, but all are asked to register at

Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist (OLME) invites you to a special retreat: A Time Apart with Jesus. November 3-5, Ave Maria Retreat House, Doylestown. PA. The retreat is offered by Sister Joan Noreen, Co-founder of OLME and EWTN Host of “Eucharistic Journey.” This retreat includes daily Eucharist and Eucharistic adoration, conferences on Catholic Spirituality, Prayer with Sacred Scripture, Liturgy of the Hours, and much more. For more information, please contact : Jean Jeffers at 215-576-7187 or, or contact OLME directly: 610-582-3333,

Holy Redeemer is holding an interfaith Infant Memorial Service for families who have experienced a loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, or death of an infant. Saturday, November 4, 3 pm, at Redeemer Chapel (located between Holy Redeemer Hospital and St. Joseph Manor). Refreshments will be served afterwards in the hospital Atrium. Please RSVP to the Pastoral Care Department, 215-938-3952, by October 21.

Day of Prayer for Widows and Widowers, November 8, 9:30 am-3 pm. Day of prayer and guided reflection to offer peace and support for those who have lost a spouse (recently or years ago). Led by Deacon David Schaffer. Eucharist will be celebrated. St. Raphaela Center in Haverford, PA 610-642-5715

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.

The Royal Run for Bishop McDevitt HS, Saturday, November 11. Check-in begins at 8 am, Races begin at 9 am. 5K Run/1 Mile Walk. Both routes begin and end at McDevitt, 125 Royal Ave, Wyncote.

Thank You for Your Service Breakfast,  Sunday, November 12, 10 am – noon, North Penn VFW, 2519 Jenkintown Road, Glenside. Information, door prizes and “thank you gifts” for military veterans from local organizations. Veterans can bring their DD-214 discharge paperwork to register for Montgomery County Veteran’s Discount Program. The breakfast is free for veterans and their guest, but registration is required. Please call 215-517-6800 or email

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 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

The Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy are having an information night, Tuesday, November 14, 7 pm, in the Library, Regina Caeli Academy, 1525 Marian Rd, Abington, PA 19001. Workshop on Growing Deeper in Trust.

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 1: HAS BEEN CANCELLED – plans are to reschedule -The Compassion Connection
Session 2: Facing Racism and Discrimination: The Unmended Tear in our Life Together, Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7 pm in East Parlor. Presenter is Juliana Mosley, Ph.D., Director of Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Chestnut Hill College.
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:
Questions? Contact Sister Cathy Nerney, 215-248-7099 or

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 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 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 or call 610-644-0400 for more information.

“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 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,, 267-716-9716

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 or contact office of State Rep. Madeleine Dean. 215-517-6800

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

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.

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