The Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia will hold its regular Monday novena with Father Stephen Cantwell, C.M., as principal homilist on May 7. He will preach on “Our Lady of Fatima” at the 9 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. novena prayers and Mass.

On May 14, Father Carl Pieber, C.M., will preach on “Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces”; on May 21, Father Gerard Luttenberger, C.M., will preach on “Mary and Pentecost”; and on May 28, Father Michael Shea, C.M., will preach on “The Visitation.” 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 meetings

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

Healing Mass

Charismatic Healing Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 18 at St. Martha Church in Philadelphia. Prayer and praise at 6:45 p.m. Liturgy at 7:15 p.m. Celebrant will be Father Lawrence Kozak. For more information, call 215-637-5441.

Art of Discernment Retreat

Explore the presence of God in your life through prayer and art. The Sisters of the Holy Redeemer will host a retreat weekend May 18-20 for young single women interested in discovering more about faith, prayer and religious life. For more information, contact Sister Ana Dura, C.S.R., via e-mail: vocations@holyredeemer.com or call 215-914-4109.

Charismatic conference

The national Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference will be held June 1-3 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. in Philadelphia. For registration information, call 1-800-338-2445 or visit http://www.nsc-chariscenter.org/

Pentecost at-home retreat

Mother Boniface Spirituality Center in Northeast Philadelphia is presenting a directed retreat Sunday, May 20 to Thursday, May 24 for persons seeking a deeper relationship with God and who cannot take time off for an extended or overnight retreat. For registration information, call 267-350-1831 or 267-350-1830 Educational

Ethics presentation

The St. Thomas More Society of Philadelphia will host its annual John B. Guest Forum Wednesday, May 23 at noon at the law offices of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker and Rhoades, 123 S. Broad St. in Philadelphia. Father Tad Pacholczyk, of the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia, will speak about “The Ethics of Healthcare Mandates and Nationalized Healthcare.”

To register, send an e-mail to: stthomasmoresocietyphila@gmail.com or call David Rovner at 215-576-7600, ext. 121.

Annulment information session

The archdiocesan Metropolitan Tribunal will offer an information session about the annulment process Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Norristown in the Helen Sant Angelo Room. For more information, call 215-587-3750.


Mass and reception

St. Madeline Alumni Association is hosting a reception Sunday, May 20 after the 11:30 a.m. Mass at the Church of St. Madeline. The reception will be held in the parish center and will celebrate the legacy of St. Madeline-St. Rose School. For registration information, call 610-583-0994.

Open house

A Baby’s Breath Crisis Pregnancy Center announces the grand opening of their newest center in Warminster, 600 Louis Drive, Suite 206B (lower level). An open house, ribbon cutting ceremony and blessing will be held Sunday, May 20 from 1-4 p.m. For more information, call 267-275-4097.

50th reunion

Nativity of Our Lord School in Warminster invites all members of the Class of 1962 to return to celebrate with the 2012 graduating class at their graduation Mass Tuesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. For information, call 215-675-2820.

Mass and Reception

St. David School in Willow Grove is hosting a farewell Mass and reception before the consolidation of the school. A Mass will be celebrated by Msgr. Richard Bolger Sunday, June 10 at 12:30 p.m. A reception will follow the Mass. For reservations, call 215-588-6173.

St. Isaac Jogues Parish in Wayne is sponsoring a spiritual trip to southern Italy, following in the footsteps of St. Padre Pio, Nov. 7-17. Tour will include visits to Naples, Sorrento, Lanciano, San Giovanni Rotodono, Monte Sant’ Angel, Assisi, Rome (Vatican City, St. Peter’s Basilica and a papal audience based on papal schedule). Trip includes airfare, breakfasts and most meals. For more information, call 610-644-3000 or send an e-mail to: wwtrvl@vacation.com.

Cabaret Night

St. Ignatius Parish in Yardley will host a Cabaret Night on Saturday, June 2. The event will feature cabaret music including big band, Broadway and modern music with a special salute to the Armed Forces. The cocktail reception begins at 7 p.m. with the show following at 8 pm. For ticket information, call 215-493-3377 or send an e-mail to: contact@stignatiusyardley.org.

Musical performance

Chester County Voices Abroad will present an evening of sacred and secular music at SS. Simon and Jude Church in West Chester on Friday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.chestercountyvoicesabroad.org.

Mass of Thanksgiving

Our Lady of Ransom School in Philadelphia is hosting a Mass of Thanksgiving Sunday, June 3 at 11 a.m. to celebrate the 56 years the school was a “beacon on the boulevard.” Refreshments will be served after Mass in Our Lady of Ransom Church, and tours of the school will be offered. For more information, call 215-332-6166.

School celebration

Sacred Heart School in Royersford is hosting “Forever in our Hearts School Celebration” for all present and former Sacred Heart School students, staff and their families on Sunday, June 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Father Doyle Gymnasium. Cost is $5 per person. Make check payable to “Sacred Heart H&S.” RSVP by May 20 (name and number) to SHS Celebration, 30 Dale Drive, Royersford, PA 19468. For more details, join the Facebook group, “Sacred Heart School Celebration.”