Calendar of events for July
The Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia will hold its regular Monday novena with Father Richard Kehoe, C.M., as principal homilist on July 2. He will preach on “Mary, Patroness of the United States.” On July 9 Father William Allegretto, C.M., will preach on “Our Lady of Mount Carmel”; on July 16 Father Michael Shea, C.M., will preach on “The First Apparition to St. Catherine Laboure”; on July 23 Father William O’Brien, C.M., will preach on “Mary, Help of All Christians”; and on July 30 Father John Timlin, C.M., will preach on “The Red & Green Scapulars.” For more information, call 215-848-1010.
A novena to St. Anne is held every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Anne Church in Philadelphia. For more information, call 215-739-4590.
First Friday Mass
The monthly first Friday Mass to honor the Sacred Heart will take place Friday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Visitation Nuns Chapel, 5820 City Avenue (between 59th Street and Cardinal Avenue) in Philadelphia.
The Padre Pio prayer group will meet Saturday, July 7 at Holy Saviour Church in Norristown to pray the rosary at 8:40 a.m. with Mass celebrated at 9 a.m. A meeting will follow the Mass.
Mass for unborn children
The annual Bucks County Mass for unborn children will be celebrated Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Southampton. Bishop Joseph Martino will be the celebrant, with priests from surrounding parishes as concelebrants.
Following the Mass there will be a candlelight prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood in Warminster. For more information, call 215-357-1300 or 215-672-7355.
A Retrouvaille weekend will be held Aug. 10-12 in the McShain-Horstmann Family Life Center at Malvern Retreat House in Malvern. Retrouvaille is a successful marriage program for stressed or troubled marriages. It consists of a weekend retreat plus six sessions following the weekend. If your marriage is tearing you apart or if there is little or no communication, Retrouvaille can help you to bring about a renewal of your relationship by giving you tools to improve communications and handle conflict. For registration information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-470-2230.
Tours of oldest parish
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish at Ivy Mills, established in the home of mill owner Thomas Willcox in 1729, is the oldest Roman Catholic parish in Pennsylvania. The Friends of St. Thomas will offer free guided tours at the Ivy Mills Homestead (Ivy Mills and Pole Cat Roads, Glen Mills) and the St. Thomas Historic District (431 Valleybrook Rd.) on the fourth Sunday of the month through Oct. 28 from 1 to 3:45 p.m. For more information, visit the Friends of St. Thomas at www.fost.us or send an e-mail to: email@example.com.
Marriage Encounter weekends will be offered Aug. 3-5 and Sept. 14-16 at the St. Mary of Providence Center in Elverson. Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend getaway that helps married couples rediscover themselves as individuals and as a couple. Couples are able to get away from the distractions of everyday life and focus on each other. The weekend is led by three married couples and a priest. For information, call 1-800-456-8330 or visit www.wwme-philly.org.
Church tour and presentation
A tour of SS. Cosmas and Damian Church in Conshohocken will be offered Wednesday, July 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. Dr. Kim-Eric Williams will give a presentation on the stained glass windows that were designed by painter and stained glass artist Paula Himmelsbach Balano. Emannuel Utti, liturgical artist and a member of SS. Cosmas and Damian who painted the ceiling in the church, will also give a presentation. For more information, call 610-828-0101.
Presentation on St. Therese
Cranaleith Spiritual Center in Northeast Philadelphia will offer a presentation, “Thérèse of Lisieux, Teacher of Nonviolent Love,” on Tuesday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The presenter will be Brother Joseph Schmidt, F.S.C. For more information, call 215-934-6206 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Albert the Great Parish in Huntingdon Valley is celebrating its golden jubilee Saturday, Aug. 11 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Keenan’s Irish Pub in North Wildwood, N.J. For more information, call 215-499-2117 or 214-499-1129.
The class of 1972 of John W. Hallahan High School will host its 40th reunion Friday, Oct. from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Penns Landing Caterers, Columbus Boulevard and Reed Street in Philadelphia. Members of this class can send contact information to email@example.com. For more information, send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Neumann-Goretti High School will host its second annual all classes summer reunion on Saturday, July 7 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Keenan’s Pub in North Wildwood, N.J. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this event which benefits the annual scholarship fund. For more information, call 215-465-8437.
Crab and Fish Feast
St. Barbara and St. Rose of Lima Parishes will sponsor their annual crab and fish feast Saturday, July 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the St. Barbara parish yard, 54th and Lebanon Avenues. For ticket information, call 215-473-1044.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Bridgeport will sponsor its 88th annual “Grand Festa Italiana” July 13-15. The event will feature food, games and music. For information, call 610-272-3479 or visit www.olmcchurch.net.
St. Bede the Venerable Parish in Holland will offer a free community patriotic concert Tuesday, July 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Music by the Verdi Concert Band. Free admission and parking. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a flag. This year, everyone is invited to bring a bell, which will be rung during the Liberty Bell March and for the conclusion of the 1812 Overture.