Ongoing Community Activities

Personal Day of Prayer. Looking for a time away, just to think and pray and be? Call or email to see about coming for a personal day of prayer. There is no schedule; just quiet spaces. $15 donation. Bring your own lunch. Spiritual direction available upon request.
St. Raphaela Center in Haverford, PA 610-642-5715 www.straphaelacenter.org

Monthy Taizé prayer, including Eucharistic Adoration that will extend to midnight. Taizé is a contemplative communal prayer that consists of repeated, sung refrains, a Scripture reading, and times of silence.  St. Raphaela Center 616 Coopertown Road, Haverford
Dates: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:30-8:30 pm. No registration needed. www.straphaelacenter.org

Moms’ and Tots’ Cafe at St. Raymond of Penafort
The Moms’ and Tots’ Cafe is a Moms’ group that will meet the last Saturday of each month from 10 am to -12 noon at St. Raymond of Penafort Church Rectory, 1350 E. Vernon Rd, Philadelphia. Inspired by the examples of holy mothers before us, we are striving to provide a consistent and prayerful witness to our families and children. We are coming together for fellowship, friendship, to share tips, prayer, and snacks. Babies are welcome to join us! Light breakfast and hot beverages will be available. First Meeting was Saturday, January 28, 2017. For more info contact Richara Krajewski, 267-225-8268 or richara@saintraymond.net

Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Help-Line: Do you need help accessing services and supports for someone with an intellectual disability or Autism? A collaboration of Catholic Social Services-Developmental Programs, The Office for Persons with Disabilities and the Schools of Special Education of the Archdiocese is offering this convenient help-line to assist families connect to disabilities services provided by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. To reach the Help-Line call: 484-472-5041 or email: IDDhelp@chs-adphila.org.

Are you a Business Owner or Senior Executive? If so, you may be eligible for membership in Legatus, a unique, international Catholic association of business leaders.
Legatus is the only organization in the world designed exclusively for Catholic business leaders and their spouses. Legatus membership is comprised of CEOs, Presidents, Managing Partners and Business Owners who, with their spouses, meet on a monthly basis to strengthen their faith. Legatus was founded in 1998 and has provided a rich environment for members to become “ambassadors” (legates) for the Catholic Faith. Philadelphia is blessed to have its own chapter and has a strong membership base from all areas in the Philadelphia region.
During our monthly dinners, members listen to lively and engaging speakers on a variety of topics relevant to faith, family and business. Legatus members also have access to “Legatus Forums,” which are private business peer groups (similar to Vistage and YPO), where members can benefit from the wisdom of other business owners.
To learn more about Legatus, contact John Knowles, jknowles@legatus.org, 215-262-3832, http://legatus.org/legatus/

Morning Scripture Reflection for Lawyers, Wednesdays – 8 am-9 am.  Join other center city lawyers for an hour to reflect on the Readings for the following Sunday Mass
Location: In the Neumann Room directly behind the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia. ( Began September 7, 2016)

Catholic Family Fun Club (CFFC). Want to find Catholic activities for the whole family to do together? Want to meet other families that share your values? Look no further! The Catholic Family Fun Club (CFFC) and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia invite you to join the Catholic Family Fun Club to network with other families and to attend—and create—local Catholic catechetical and social activities. Join at www.meetup.com/Catholic-Family-Fun-Club/. Please direct questions to Mary Beth at catholicfamilyfun@gmail.com (posted 6/29/16)

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary offers a variety of learning opportunities for lay men and women. While the seminary provides formation for future priests, some may be surprised that the seminary has an entire division dedicated to providing faith formation to the laity. The School of Theological Studies welcomes students of all ages to pursue undergraduate and graduate courses in theology. For the first time (2016), students will be able to pursue a Master of Arts in Philosophical Studies. Students may enroll in a degree program or take courses for personal enrichment. A wide array of interesting courses is being offered in the Fall, 2016. “Introduction to Islam” is designed to acquaint students with the fundamentals of the Islamic religion. Persons with some or no familiarity with Islam will find the course to be very interesting and informative. “Penance: The Gift and Mission of Mercy” is a timely offering during this Jubilee Year of Divine Mercy. The Sacrament of Penance is a powerful instrument of God’s forgiveness. However, many Catholics (and non-Catholics) have questions. This course provides both theological and practical perspectives that will enrich students’ appreciation of the grace that this Sacrament provides. Of course, there is a wide selection of additional offerings including: Introduction to Philosophy, Catechism of the Catholic Church, Foundational Course in Sacred Scripture, Synoptic Gospels, Theology of the Sacraments, Moral Theology, Church History, Epistemology, Theology of Grace and History of Black Catholics and Saints. For more information about the many programs that are available, please contact: School of Theological Studies, 610-785-628 or www.scs.edu/school-theological-studies

Knights of Columbus, Flaherty Council, invites everyone to their monthly breakfast buffet plus omelette station. Every first Sunday of the month, 8:30 am until 11:30 am at 235 Limekiln Pike, Glenside. Adults $9, children $5. The breakfasts are open to the public. All are welcome!

SHARED TREASURES Thrift Shop will be open on Wednesdays from 10 am to 3 pm and the first and third Saturday of each month from 9 am to 12 noon during the school year. Come browse our large selection of men’s, women’s & children’s clothing, furniture, decorative items, ladies accessories & jewelry. Your tax deductible donations are gratefully accepted during shop hours.
The shop is located at Dunleavy Center, 8799 Cheltenham Ave. Wyndmoor, PA (intersects Delphine Rd.). Sponsored by the La Salle Mothers’ Club Alumnae Committee. All proceeds benefit La Salle students in financial need.
Fabulous Finds, Fantastic Values!

GreenDrop Location, 318 York Road, Willow Grove (across from Giant)
Hours: M-F 8-8/Sat 8-6/Sun 10-6
Benefits St. Vincent de Paul Society
For home pick-up, call 888-944-3767
When it is time to donate, you can bring your items to a convenient GreenDrop location – where a friendly attendant will remove them from your vehicle and provide a tax receipt from your selected charity. All GreenDrop donation centers are fully-staffed to accept your donations of lightly used clothing and household items for the benefit of great American charities while supporting local communities ‘Go Green’ efforts.

Are you unemployed or underemployed? Joseph’s People is a faith-based support group for unemployed and underemployed workers. It offers an opportunity to network, explore job opportunities, and share your job hunting experiences with others. Joseph’s People offers guidance on helping with your job search; you will have access to workshops, job listings, and networking.
It does not matter where you live, what religion you are or not, how long you have been out of work, or what kind of work you need. All services are FREE!
St. Albert the Great Chapter meets in the Parish Center, 212 Welsh Rd., Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. (Summer schedule can change. – Summer 2017: meeting July 13 & August 12))
Contact: hiredjoseph@gmail.com  www.josephspeople.org

The Vocation Hour with Father Stephen DeLacy, Director of the Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood, is a monthly radio program that promotes vocations and the work of the Archdiocese. Listen live to The Vocation Hour with Father DeLacy each month on:
Domestic Church Media Radio, WFJS 1260 AM (Bucks Country), 1st Friday of each month at 7 pm, Encore Presentation the following Saturday at 12 noon.
Holy Spirit Radio 1420 AM (Chester Country) and 1570 AM (Doylestown/Philadelphia), 1st Friday of each month at 4 pm, Encore Presentation the following Saturday at 2 pm.

Malvern Retreat House. Owned and operated by Catholic lay leadership since 1912, Malvern is the oldest and largest Catholic retreat house in the country – hosting 20,000 people annually at 250 retreats on 125 acres in beautiful Chester County, Pennsylvania. You are invited to go to Malvern to reflect, refresh and rejoice in your faith. To find an evening, weekday or weekend spiritual retreat that’s right for you, call 610-644-0400 or visit us online at MalvernRetreat.com.

St. Peter’s Thrift and Gift Shop, 654 N. Easton Rd., Glenside, Mon. & Wed. 10 am – 3 pm; Sat. 10 am – 2 pm. (In summer, shop will be closed on Mondays.)

If a Prenatal Diagnosis is poor, you are not alone. Lily’s Gift, is a network of concerned parents and professionals who have experienced or worked closely with issues surrounding poor prenatal diagnosis. This service can provide a peer support team to assist couples during this critical time. For support: LilysGiftLuke12.27@gmail.com or  215-587-3530. For more information about a Catholic response to PPD visit www.LilysGift.org or www.BeNotAfraid.net.

Knights of Columbus Flaherty Council invites everyone to join in their monthly bus trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. The trips are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month. The bus departs at 9 am from the Council Hall, 235 Limekiln Pike, and return at 6:30 pm. $30 per person, includes $25 casino money. Reservations required, call 215-346-2297 for information.

Podcast + Radio Show from Bishop Robert Barron. Listen to Bishop Robert Barron’s “Word on Fire Show,” a half-hour program about faith, culture, and evangelization. Each week Bishop Barron discusses a new topic relating to faith and culture. From answering atheism, to discerning God’s will, to the latest music and movies, you’ll hear from one of the Church’s best minds on topics that matter to you. The show is free and accessible in many formats – you can hear it on your computer, download it to your phone, or tune in on the radio.
1. Subscribe via iTunes. The best way to ensure you never miss an episode! Subscribing to the podcast is FREE and easy, and it sends each episode directly to your computer, phone, or tablet as soon as it goes live.
2. Listen on the website. When you visit WordOnFireShow.com, you’ll find all the past episodes, including the most recent one. And you can click the “Play” button to immediately begin streaming them through the website.
3. Hear on EWTN Radio. The “Word on Fire Show” can now be heard on Catholic radio stations around the world through the EWTN Radio Network. Tune in to your local station (WISP 1570AM in Doylestown and WCOJ 1420AM in Coatesville) each Wednesday morning at 10:30 am to hear Bishop Barron’s insights. (posted 7/28/16)

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 to the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 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.