Calendar of Events

Cardinal Dougherty H.S. graduates plan 50th reunion

Cardinal Dougherty High School’s class of 1963 will celebrate its 50th reunion Oct. 26 at the Embassy Suites hotel in Wayne. For more information contact cdclassof63@verizon.net or call 215-837-7677.  

Miraculous Medal Shrine offers summer novena

The Miraculous Medal Shrine invites everyone to its Summer Novena of Faith, June 9-17, at 500 East Chelten Ave., in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. The theme is “Our faith: The passion, death and resurrection of Christ Jesus.” Bishop Joseph F. Martino will celebrate the formal closing of the novena with Mass at 12:05 p.m. on June 17.

Mater Dolorosa Parish plans farewell Mass, procession

Mater Dolorosa Parish, a beacon of faith in the Frankford area for over 100 years, will celebrate its farewell Mass on Sunday, June 30. A “procession of solidarity” begins the day’s events at 11 a.m., in which parishioners and friends are invited to gather at Paul and Unity Streets (the site of the original chapel and […]

Catholic Relief Services offers parish-based program in Rosemont

Catholic Relief Services invites the public to hear first-hand accounts of the organization’s work in Africa during the program titled “Turn Compassion into Action – Sharing the Global Mission of Our Church” on Thursday, June 13 from 6-8 p.m. in the Rosemont Auditorium of St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, Rosemont. Participants will also discover easy-to-use, […]

Helen Alvare to speak in Year of Faith lecture series

Helen Alvare will speak on “Women’s Freedom and Religious Freedom: Collaboration or Clash?” during a talk Tuesday, May 14 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary’s Vianney Hall, 100 East Wynnewood Road in Wynnewood. (See related story here.) Part of Archbishop Charles Chaput’s Year of Faith Lecture Series, Alvare’s talk begins at 7 p.m. and includes a question-and-answer […]

Memorial Masses scheduled for the late Bishop Joseph McFadden

A memorial Mass for Bishop Joseph P. McFadden will be celebrated at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. The bishop, who served as president of the school from 1993 to 2001, died May 2 and was buried May 8 in Harrisburg, for which he served the diocese as its […]

Old St. Mary’s Church prepares historic finish to 250th anniversary celebration

Old St. Mary's Church, the first cathedral of the Diocese of Philadelphia, celebrates the 250th anniversary of the parish this year. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput and Msgr. Paul A. DiGirolamo, pastor, will conclude the anniversary year by celebrating Mass at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 26 at the church located at 252 South 4th Street in Philadelphia.

Two-day garage sale at Bryn Mawr parish

The annual garage sale at St. John Neumann Church in Bryn Mawr is planned for Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is a major fund raiser for the parish. All the treasures are at bargain prices and are donated by parishioners in two indoor […]

St. Charles Seminary professor pens book for Year of Faith

Redemptorist Father Dennis J. Billy, the John Cardinal Krol chair of moral theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, will present his book for the Year of Faith, “Tending the Mustard Seed:  Living the Faith in Today’s World” on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ryan Memorial Library at the seminary, 100 East Wynnewood […]

St. Aloysius School, Philadelphia, holding all-class reunion May 10

Former parishioners of St. Aloysius School, 26th St. and Tasker Ave. in Philadelphia, are invited to an all-class reunion May 10 at Galdo’s Catering Hall in Philadelphia. Contact Ellen Moffitt Banning at 267-257-7976 or visit the reunion’s website for details.