Calendar of Events

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.

Men’s group hosting day of reflection on ‘fatherly greatness’

The men’s group Knights of the Immaculata will host a morning reflection for Catholic husbands and fathers titled “The Call to Fatherly Greatness” Saturday, April 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Colman Church, 105 Argyle Road, Ardmore.   The day will include Mass celebrated by Father Jeffrey M. Rott, parochial vicar at […]

Retreat for young adults, single or married, offered at Malvern

An overnight retreat for young adults — men and women in their 20s and 30s, single or married — will be offered May 10-11 at Malvern Retreat House, Malvern. Father Charles Zlock will direct the retreat titled “Changing Water Into Wine — Becoming the Person God Created You to Be” and help participants discover 24 spiritual gifts using […]

Mass for persons with disabilities scheduled for March 23 at Cathedral

The annual archdiocesan Mass honoring the persons with disabilities, the deaf community, family, friends and caregivers is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput will be the principal celebrant and homilist. There will be a light […]

Immaculata University continues its Irish studies programming

Poetry Month at Immaculata University will feature a celebration of “Sense of Place,“ readings by three local poets on Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Loyola Hall on the University’s campus. The evening will focus on the works of poets, all graduates of LaSalle University, who write about the Philadelphia neighborhoods in which they grew up. Each reader will bring his personal style to familiar themes. [...]

Non-practicing Catholics welcomed back in Jamison parish program

St. Cyril of Jerusalem Parish 1410 Almshouse Road, Jamison, PA will conduct an ongoing series called Catholics Returning Home on six consecutive Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm in the church beginning April 18, 2013. These sessions are for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions about returning to the church. There will be informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith. For [...]