Calendar of Events

Mass in Phila. to be offered for victims of Orlando shooting

The Mass to be celebrated June 19 in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul will include special intercessory prayers asking for the mercy of God on all those who suffered and died in the attack.

English martyrs’ relics at cathedral put focus on religious freedom

Marking the Fortnight for Freedom, in Philadelphia the relics of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher will be displayed during liturgies June 25-26 to recall today's challenges to religious liberty.

St. Joseph focus of Father’s Day reflection

Through paintings and stories, Brother Mickey McGrath, O.S.F.S., will celebrate the saint who was also a husband, father and working man at a retreat June 12 at Cranaleith Spiritual Center.

Marriage Encounter retreat for couples slated for autumn

An Oblate priest will direct a weekend retreat using the dialogue and sharing techniques of Worldwide Marriage Encounter, plus quiet reflection and prayer to provide a time of spiritual renewal for a couple.

Parishes invited to reflect on papal document on the environment

Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark, a Sister of St. Joseph and director of the Earth Center in Germantown, asks parishes to share what they are doing to care for the environment and to talk about Pope Francis' encyclical.

Seminary’s lay graduates invited to day of recollection

The Alumni Association of the School of Theological Studies (formerly the Religious Studies Division) at St. Charles Seminary is hosting a reflection, Mass and barbecue for graduates on June 26.

Pat Ciarrocchi to receive honor at Cardinal Foley Symposium

The longtime TV broadcaster will receive the Foley Award in Communications May 26. A panel discussion on World Communications Day precedes the award luncheon and is open to the public.

St. Margaret School, Narberth, to toast two longtime teachers

Second grade teacher Dolores Lopresti has taught for 40 years at the regional school and first grade teacher Jane Krause has devoted 35 of her 40 years in education there. They will be honored May 20.

Collingdale parish hosting carnival

St. Joseph's in the Delaware County borough will offer rides, food and entertainment at its parish carnival June 1-4.

St. Hubert’s HS alumnae to host riverside event

Bambies by the River will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Maggie's Waterfront Cafe in Philadelphia. All Bambies and friends ages 21 and over are welcome.