The Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia will hold its regular Monday novena with Father Patrick Flanagan, C.M., as principal homilist on April 9. He will preach on “Mary and the Resurrection” at the 9 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. novena prayers and Mass.

On April 16, Father Gerard Luttenberger, C.M., will preach on “The Sacrament of Holy Eucharist”; on April 23, Father Patrick Flanagan, C.M., will preach on “Our Lady of Good Counsel”; and on April 30, Father Michael Callaghan, C.M., will preach on “May and Devotion to the Blessed Mother.” For more information, call 215-848-1010.

Weekly novena

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.

Prayer meeting

A charismatic prayer meeting is held every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Philadelphia. The meeting will be held in the first floor meeting room in the rectory. For more information, contact Sister Claire at 215.627.2386, ext. 105 or via e-mail: stpetersreled@comcast.net.

Divine Mercy liturgies

Holy Cross Parish in Springfield will have Divine Mercy liturgies on Sunday, April 15 in the church. For more information, call 610-626-3322.

Feast day celebration

The eighth annual feast day of St. Gianna Molla will be celebrated Thursday, April 26 at Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Warminster. Father Christopher Walsh will be the celebrant. For more information, call 215-657-3101.

Day of Recollection

The St. John Neumann Chapter of Catholics United for the Faith will host a Day of Recollection on the Sacred Heart of Jesus Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. For more information, contact Anne Wilson at 215-247-2585 or annemwilson@yahoo.com


Annulment information sessions

The archdiocesan Metropolitan Tribunal conducts information sessions that include an explanation of the grounds for an annulment and the process. For more information, call 215-587-3750. Upcoming information nights include: Wednesday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at the St. Thomas of Villanova Parish Center, next to Rosemont Chapel, Rosemont; Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. at St. Richard Church hall in Philadelphia (parking available); and Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at St. Madeline Parish in Ridley Park.


Mass and reunion

The St. James High School Alumni Association will hold its annual memorial Mass and all-class reunion Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church in Eddystone. The celebrant will be Msgr. Daniel J. Kutys. For more information, call 610-876-2006 or visit www.stjbulldogs.org.

Spring Tea

The Catholic Daughters of America Charities will host a Spring Tea benefit Thursday, April 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Joachim Church in Philadelphia. The event will feature assorted finger sandwiches, teas, scones, desserts and entertainment. For ticket information, call 215-850-1975 or215-288-8168.


West Philadelphia Catholic Boys High School Class of 1958 invites members and friends to their 54th anniversary luncheon Thursday, May 10 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Airport Inn in Essington. For more information, visit www.goldenburrs-1958.com or contact Frank Adolf via e-mail fjapfa@netzero.net or by calling 610-344-0716.

Alumni beef and beer

Our Lady of Lourdes School Alumni will host a Beef and Beer Saturday, April 28 from 7-11 p.m. at the school. For ticket information, send an e-mail to Mike Lang Bigpink444@aol.com or call 610-227-5778. Registration deadline is April 22.

Alumnae luncheon

West Catholic Girls’ Alumnae Association is holding a spring luncheon Sunday, April 22 at noon at The Heritage/Barnaby’s in Holmes. Registration deadline is April 16. For more information, call 610-284-5820.

Farewell celebration

Our Lady of Lourdes School in Overbrook is hosting a final farewell celebration on Saturday, May 12. Lunch will be held at the school at noon, followed by a school tour and ending with a 4 p.m. Mass celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Mc Fadden. For more information, call 215- 473-1669.

Family concert

St. Isidore School in Quakertown is hosting a Cat.Chat concert for families on Friday, May 11 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the gym. For ticket information, call Anne or Tony Luna at 267-373-9315 or send an e-mail to anneluna@yahoo.com

Kidney donation

A member of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Morrisville is in need of a kidney donation. the man has type O blood. If interested, please call 215-369-9477.