Calendar of Events

Archdiocesan priest to receive 2016 Claver Award

The Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary will present their annual Claver Award to Father Rayford E. Emmons on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Day of reflection focuses on God’s merciful love

Sister Sarah Butler, M.S.B.T., will present the day-long program at St. Ignatius Parish, Yardley, on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Neumann U. to hold Blessing of the Animals

The popular annual event for pet owners in Delaware County will take place on Sunday, Oct. 2 at Neumann University, led by the chaplain, Father Stephen Thorne.

Coming soon: Film on Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia

Relive the excitement and solemnity of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia and the World Meeting of Families last year by watching a screening of a new film on the events Oct. 13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Book and bake sale in Collingdale

St. Joseph Parish will offer books for sale on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2 in the parish hall, 502 Woodlawn Avenue in Collingdale. Paperback books are $.25, hardback books $.50 and a bag of books $5.

Retreat offered for those dealing with abortion

A healing retreat to help those who have suffered the effects of an abortion in their lives will be held the weekend of Oct. 7-9 at the IHM Spirituality Center in Immaculata, Chester County.

Carmelite Sisters prepare for triduum of St. Therese

Sisters at the Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia invite all to observe the annual feast from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. Prayers and the Mass will be celebrated each evening, with the veneration of saints' relics.

Police officers to be honored on St. Michael’s feast day

Students and parishioners of Mary Mother of the Redeemer Parish, North Wales, will gather in the church on Thursday, Sept. 29 for a special prayer service with local police officers to invoke God's blessing on them.

Public, private, Catholic high school sophs invited to retreat

A rally and retreat for sophomores in any high school in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be held Oct. 17 at La Salle University. About 2,100 students representing 11 high schools are expected to attend.

Film, Q & A session offered for Natural Procreative Technology

A screening of the film “NaPro: A Quiet Revolution” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the Holy Cross Parish Center in Springfield explaining how NaPro can help couples to conceive pregnancy or regulate births.