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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

Abington Township’s Summer Youth Meal Program provides a free lunch and snack to local children-up to age 18-who may otherwise not have access to nutritious food during the summer months. The summer meal program is a partnership between local, state, and federal entities. The program runs June 19 to August 18, 2017.
The program is held Monday through Friday at Crestmont Park, 2500 Old Welsh Road in Willow Grove. Lunch is served from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, and a snack is distributed from 2:30 pm to 3 pm. Proof of income is not necessary, but registration is required. For more information contact Van Strother, Director of Community Development for Abington Township, at 267-536-1020

A Unique Week-long Summer Family Retreat, Marianist Family Retreat Center, Cape May Point, NJ. Retreat weeks start each Monday, beginning June 29 through end of August.
Cost for the week: $215 pp ages 8+; $140 ages 2-7; under 2 free. Financial Aid is available.
Join together with several other families to form a Christ-centered community for the week. Mass and other family liturgies are complemented by skits, presentations, family sharing, peer group discussions, sunset beach walks, and other fun activities. Scheduled recreation and free time (4-5 hours daily), with ocean swimming (beach is only 1/2 block from the center) is a part of all family retreats.
To sign up or for more information visit www.capemaymarianists.org or call 609-884-3829.

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)
Contact Information: hiredjoseph@gmail.com

Rediscover the Love in Your Marriage! Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse? Are you constantly fighting or do you simply shut down? Have you thought about separation or divorce? Retrouvaille may be the LIFELINE that you need! It is not just a social gathering or series of seminars, but rather a way to rediscover and rekindle the loving relationship in your marriage. Tens of thousands of couples have successfully saved their marriages by attending a Retrouvaille weekend and the six post sessions that follow it. The next program begins, the weekend of August 11-13 at the Family Life Center in Malvern, PA. For more information, or to register for one of our weekends, visit our web site at: www.HelpOurMarriage.com or call 1-800-470-2230. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.

St. Mark – St. Ann Carnival & Italian Festival, Pond and Dorrance Streets, Bristol, August 14 – 19. Each evening starts at 6 pm. The Carnival-Festival features Games of Chance, Food Court, Basket Auction, Raffle, Bingo, Amusements Rides, Bakery. More information at St. Mark Parish Office, 215-788-2319.

Wedding of the Sea Festival, Tuesday, August 15. Take part in this special tradition of the Parish of St. Monica in Atlantic City! Mass of the Assumption of Mary, Boardwalk Hall. Doors open at 11 am; Program and Mass at 12 noon; Procession to Surf at 1:15 pm. Join the Most Reverend Dennis Sullivan, Bishop of the Diocese of Camden in celebration of this beautiful Mass.
Festival, St. Michael’s Church Parking Lot, Georgia Avenue, 1 pm to 8 pm. Free & open to the public. Enjoy 10 Atlantic City restaurant vendors, a beer garden, live music, children’s games, and more. Free parking at multiple locations. 609-345-1878

Neumann-Goretti Alumni All Classes Summer Reunion, Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Keenan’s in North Wildwood.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For detailed information go to www.themillayclub.org/calendar and for tickets call the Alumni Office at 215.465.8437 ext. 235 or email millayclub@gmail.com. Friday night event is at Keenan’s, $10 at the door with guest bartenders.

Philadelphia Catholic Grandparents Association Conference. Join with other Grandparents for a day of learning, sharing, prayer, and support with keynote speakers, Catherine Wiley, Founder, International Catholic Grandparents Association, and Jim & Joy Pinto, EWTN’s Jim & Joy Show. Topics to include: Your Biblical Mandate; the importance of Grandparents to the Church, the Family and Society; Grandparenting in Secular Times; Practical, Secular, and Spiritual Catechesis. Ending with celebration of Holy Mass. Saturday, August 26, 8:30 am – 5:15 pm, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA. For more info & to register, visit phillycatholiclife.org.

Summer Directed Retreats and Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. St. Raphaela Center offers summer retreats as well as the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises retreat for an extended time of prayer and silence, accompanied by a Spiritual Director. Visit their website for September 2017 retreat dates. St. Raphaela Center in Haverford, PA 610-642-5715. www.straphaelacenter.org

The Sisters of Saint Joseph will host a Women’s Wellness Weekend in lovely Cape May Point, New Jersey, September 8-10, 2017. The weekend is designed to be holistic, spiritual, relaxing, rejuvenating, educational and fun. Included in the $375 price are meals, accommodations and the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops. For additional information please email the SSJ Development Office at development@ssjphila.org or call 1-800-482-6510. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

St. Raymond Parish Life Travel Committee is sponsoring a trip to the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Saturday, September 9. Boarding is 9:30 – 10 am in the school parking lot at 7940 Williams Ave., Philadelphia. Leaves Bethlehem at 6 pm. Cost $40.00. Cost includes $20 slot play, $5 food voucher, and shopping at Sands & Co. Outlet. Contact Shelley, 215-247-7411, or Cathy, 215-248-0806, for more information.

News from The National Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel, 1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020 215-244-9900 x380 www.KatharineDrexel.org
Save The Date: Annual Gala Event for the Sisters will be Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Pen Ryn Mansion, 3—8 pm

The Maternal Womb of Mercy: The Way of Compassion. Presentation by Megan Brown, RSM, D.Min. on Wednesday, September 13, 9:30 am – 2 pm at Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Rd, Philadelphia, PA.
Pope Francis invites us to ponder the mystery of the “maternal womb of mercy.” During the day together we will ponder Pope Francis’ words as we walk the way of compassion.
Cost: $50 ~ Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch
To register call Cathy, 215-262-0265, or Pat, 215-675-3853. Neumann Adult Spirituality Enrichment Ministry.
Megan Brown, RSM, D.Min. is a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. She presently ministers as a Formation Director for the Mid-Atlantic Community. Megan holds a Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling and Doctor of Ministry degree in Applied Ministries. Fascinated with the interplay of psychology and spirituality, Megan is also a Spiritual Director. She has directed numerous retreats and workshops in the areas of Spirituality and Prayer, Celtic Spirituality, Therese of Lisieux, and Mercy Spirituality.

Queen of Peace Ladies Night, Friday, September 15, 7 – 11 pm, Lynaugh Hall, 820 North Hills Avenue, Glenside. Fun, Food, Beer, Wine, Sodas, Music, Line Dancing, and Raffles. Celebrity DJ Mike Alba. Bring a dessert and receive 3 tickets for the raffles. Tickets $20, on sale at Queen of Peace rectory. For more info: Pat Fallon, 215-886-7443, or Kathy Eberz, 215-657-3618.

The AbbeyFest: Faith, Music, and Family Festival. AbbeyFest is the premier celebration of family, friends, and contemporary Catholic/Christian music in the greater Philadelphia area. Over 3,000 kids, teens, and parents attended last year. This year’s musical headliners are Matt Maher and Mandisa, along with many other Christian musicians! Saturday, September 16, Daylesford Abbey, Paoli, PA. More info & tickets at theabbeyfest.com.

All Engaged Couples Planning to Marry. Pre-Cana Program at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Phoenixville, PA. Saturday, September 16, 2017
Program begins at 8 am and ends after the 4 pm Mass. It includes lunch, snacks and an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This one-day Program meets all the requirements of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. A certificate is provided upon completion. Call the St Mary’s Parish Office for an application: 610-933-2526 or visit  www.stmaryassumption.org – click on Parish Information and then Sacraments/PREP.

All are invited to Second Annual Polish Harvest Festival at the TK Club at 521 East Hector Street in Conshohocken on Sunday, September 17, from Noon to 6 pm to support St. Mary Polish American Society. Polka Fest will feature live Polka music, Polish food, a 50/50 drawing and other games of chance, a basket raffle, and baked goods for sale. Families are welcome, as there will be games for children with plenty of prizes!
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. Tickets for children are $7 each and free for children under the age of 6. Tickets include the price of admission, food not included. Advance tickets are on sale until Wednesday, September 6. Walk-ins are still welcome on the day of the event. For advance tickets, please email stmaryconshy@gmail.com or call Dorothy Swedkowski at 610-630-0861.

Rachel’s Vineyard is an extraordinary opportunity for any person who struggles with emotional and spiritual pain of past abortion(s). The weekend is a unique and effective process designed specifically to help you experience the mercy and compassion of God and will help your soul find a voice, and transform the pain of the past into hope. Rachel’s Vineyard is a “therapy for the soul” which combines a unique and creative process for psychological and spiritual healing.
Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries will be hosting a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for Healing after Abortion on: September 22-24, 2017.  Language: English & Polish. This retreat will be held in Doylestown, PA.
For more information contact Evelyn at 215-317-5752 or evelynwalsh59@gmail.com
Read more about it online at www.rachelsvineyard.org. All requests are strictly confidential.

Contemplative Prayer Retreat, September 25-28, Marianist Family Retreat Center, Cape May Point, NJ 08212 www.capemaymarianists.org  609-884-3829
This retreat is intended for those interested in a contemplative prayer experience. First-timers as well as those who are familiar with this type of retreat are all welcomed. The time will be filled with prayer experiences, quiet personal time, special liturgies and daily Eucharist.  Cost: $150/pp

Saint Timothy Parish in Mayfair, Philadelphia, rich in a vibrant heritage and strong tradition, will be commemorating the 90th anniversary of its founding with a year-long celebration, beginning in October 2017 and ending in October 2018. The opening will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2017, with a Solemn Mass celebrated at 12:00 noon in the upper church. The principal celebrant and homilist will be Archbishop James P. Green, who is the Apostolic Nuncio to Sweden and Iceland, and is a son of Saint Timothy’s. A reception will follow in the school gym for all who attend. All present and former Saint Timothy parishioners, as well as all graduates of Saint Timothy School are encouraged to attend this momentous occasion. Please call the rectory at 215-624-6188 if attending. For more information on all the events, please go to www.st-tims.org.

Reboot! Live! With Chris Stefanick. St. Philip Neri Parish in Lafayette Hill, PA is pleased to announce that internationally-renowned Catholic family man, speaker and author, Chris Stefanick and his life-changing event, Reboot Live!, will be held October 5, from 7 pm to 9:30 pm in the parish church located on 437 Ridge Pike in Lafayette Hill. Reboot Live! is the fun, inspiring, and practical experience for all (ages 12 and up) of applying the beauty and genius of the Gospel to every aspect of your life, from prayer and spirituality, to work, dating, marriage, parenting, health and more! Tickets are $20. Event is expect to sell out – register today at www.reallifecatholic.com/reboot. (Look for October 5th and St. Philip Neri to purchase online.)

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 wineconference.org.

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.

Bishop McDevitt High School – Class of 1967 is having a 50th Reunion on October 28, 2017. Please contact John “B” Creeden for details: johncreeden63@gmail.com or 267-205-5822.