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An Evening of Lenten Reflection – Open to all Men, Tuesday, March 6, Immaculate Conception Church, Jenkintown. Reflection: “The Art of Speaking Charitably of Others” by Fr. Michael Moriarty, LC. Mass at 6:30 pm, dinner at 7 pm, Reflection at 8 pm. For more information contact Pat Stanton at 267-718-4851.

Centering Prayer for Beginners, Wednesday, March 7, 6-9 pm. Centering Prayer is a remarkably simple method that opens one to God’s gift of contemplative prayer This evening will introduce Centering Prayer to those who are curious and would like to learn more. Regular practitioners are also welcome to come and enrich their experience. t. Raphaela Center 616 Coopertown Road, Haverford. Visit:

Joseph’s People – St. Albert the Great Chapter Meeting, Thursday, March 8, 7 to 8:30 pm, St. Albert the Great Parish Center (behind the church, 212 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley. The “Steering Committee” will present a review/workshop on Phase 2 in the “Blue Journey Book.” There is a lot of great material in the blue book to help people brainstorm their resume including career objective etc.; which of course may change for the job someone is applying. Please bring your resume, our HR professionals on the committee will review it with you and help you incorporate any ideas you pick up during the review.
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.
Available Jobs: If you have a job available please send us that information and we will get you a great candidate.

Women Afire Women’s Retreat at Malvern Retreat House. March 9 – 11. Women Afire is a unique women’s retreat incorporating: Individual & Group Healing Prayer by the Team, Uplifting Music led by Marty Rotella, Inspirational Teaching and Preaching, and opportunity for Liturgies, including Adoration.
Directed by the Women Afire Team of: Anna Iatesta, Kathleen McCarthy, Anne McGlone, and June Piola with music by Marty Rotella, three time Grammy nominee and Catholic Evangelist
Price: $225 per person, double occupancy, meals included
($55 extra for single room, if available). Register at

Monthly Taizé including Eucharistic Adoration that will extend to midnight, 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:30 – 8:30 pm No registration needed. St. Raphaela Center 616 Coopertown Road, Haverford. Next Taizé: March 14.

Celtic Day of Prayer, Thursday, March 15. Whether you have Irish blood or not, everyone is Irish around the 17th of March! Come for a day of reflection and celebration, led by Sister Megan Brown, RSM. Lunch will be particularly Irish. St. Raphaela Center 616 Coopertown Road, Haverford. Visit:

Sisters’ Night, Friday, March 16, 6:30-8:30 pm, Camilla Hall, 1145 W. King Rd., Malvern, PA 19355. Single young women ages 18-35 are invited to spend an evening of prayer, pizza, and St. Paddy’s Day fun with the Immaculate Heart of Mary sisters, novices, and postulants. This is a great opportunity for young women who may be curious or thinking about a vocation to the religious life to spend some time informally with the IHM sisters. Contact: 610-889-1553 or

Immaculata University Fashion Show: “Picture Perfect Prom” Prom Dresses Given to Needy High School Students
Students in Immaculata University’s Fashion Merchandising program is sponsoring a fashion show, Picture Perfect Prom: A Sky Full of Stars on Saturday, March 17, at 6 pm. The fashion show is a fundraiser to support high school girls who cannot afford to buy a prom dress. The evening features hors d ‘Oeuvres, vendors, hair/makeup tutorials by Darci Henry Beauty, and raffle prizes. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at:
David’s Bridal and Jude Connally are donating prom dresses to be given away to the high school students; Eagle Formal Wear and David’s Bridal are lending prom dresses to be worn for the fashion show. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to see fashion designs created by Immaculata’s Fashion Merchandising majors which will be judged by industry experts including:
Emil DeJohn: legendary fashion designer and former professor at the Art Institute of Philadelphia
Darci Henry: founder of Darci Henry Beauty
Stephanie Buthusiem: executive assistant for David’s Bridal and previous fashion buyer
Maureen DeSimone: current faculty member at Immaculata and Drexel universities and fashion industry expert
“As a college student, I know how stressful getting ready for prom can be,” states Jamie Jablonski ’18, president of the Immaculata Fashion Club. “I am so happy that we can help local high school students have a fun evening, view this year’s prom styles and donate several dresses to needy students so they can have a ‘picture perfect prom.'”
Immaculata University is a Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.

A Tenebrae service is a centuries old ritual, word meaning “shadows”. It is basically a funeral service for our Lord. Various readings of scripture that tell events leading to Jesus’ death, hymns sung and candles that are extinguished after each reading, leaves the congregation in total darkness. A loud clatter happens, meant to repeat the earthquake which signaled the moment of the death of Jesus. At the end, the return of one lighted candle heralds the Easter soon to come.
Please join St. Anthony’s choir on Sunday evening, March 18, at 7 pm, to immerse yourself with reflective scripture and music that touch these events that led to Jesus’ passion and death.
St. Anthony of Padua Church, 259 Forrest Ave., Ambler

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 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

Discernment Retreat, March 23 (6 pm) to March 25 (1 pm), Villa Maria House of Studies, 1140 King Rd., Malvern, PA 19355. Experience a weekend retreat at the IHM Motherhouse with the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary sisters, novices, and postulants. Single young women ages of 18-35 are invited to come for a weekend of prayer, spiritual conferences, meals, and times of recreation with the sisters. Daily Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, and Eucharistic adoration are included in our weekend retreat. Contact: 610-889-1553 or

Roman Catholic HS Romauction 2018 will be held on March 24, 6 pm at the school. Entertaining evening featuring a lavish buffet, raffle itmes, games of chance, and silent and live auctions. For info about tickets, sponsorshios, and advertisements, visit or call 215-627-1270 ext 221.

Women’s Weekend Retreat – “Life in the Risen Lord,” April 6-8. Preached retreat with time for personal prayer, group sharing, and liturgies.
St. Raphaela Center 616 Coopertown Road, Haverford

St. Albert the Great Parish Trip to Sight & Sound Theater, Friday, April 13. See the live presentation of the Christian production “Jesus” at the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA. Trip includes stop at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord for dinner. Round trip coach will be provided by Hagey Coach. Leave St. Albert’s at 1:30 pm, and will arrive back to St. Albert’s at 11:45 pm. The cost will be $112 for adults and $67 for children ages 3 to 12. For information, or to purchase tickets, call Len Cornwall at 215-676-1209.

Pre-Cana Program for Engaged Couples, Saturday – April 14, St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Phoenixville, PA. Program begins at 9 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 Parish Office for an application: 610-933-2526 or visit – click on Forms/PRE CANA.

Spirituality of Knitting & Needle-crafting Retreat, April 20 – 22, Marianist Family Retreat Center, Cape May Point, NJ 08212. Explore how the work of your hands is also the work of our Creator’s hands! Through shared prayer services, presentations, daily Mass and plenty of time to craft in community, we will explore the Spirituality of Knitting. All who knit, crochet or needle-craft with some experience are welcome! Cost: $135 per person (includes program, lodging & meals). Sign up online at or call 609-884-3829 for more information.

Little Flower Alumnae Association Kick-off for the Spring Season Maggies on the River Friday, April 27, 2018 7 to 10 pm (Upstairs) Cost $40 in advance $45 at the door Contact Barbara McGovern at for more information

Wedding Anniversary Mass. Are you celebrating a special anniversary this year? The annual Archdiocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass will take place on Saturday, April 28, at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul at the 5:15 pm Vigil Mass with Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap. Presiding. This Mass is to pray for and with all married couples who are newlyweds, or who have been married 25 years or more, or 50 years or more. Friends and family are welcome and encouraged to attend. Registration Required. To register visit: or call: 215-587-0500

St. David School Class of 1963 is having a reunion on Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Fr. Curran Hall at St. David Church in Willow Grove.  For more information text or call John DiMarzio at 215-601-0595.