All moms and grandmothers are invited to the Mom Heart of the Home Day at the 19th annual Chester County Day of Renewal on Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at SS. Simon and Jude Church, The Meehan Center, located at 10 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester.

The theme for the spiritual retreat day is faith.  Speakers include Sarah Christmyer who is a writer, wife and mother of a married daughter and three sons. She will be speaking on the Women of Faith and how their lives can help us grow in faith and give us hope.  Annamarie Elliott is a former CCD teacher and member of the parish council and choir of SS. Peter and Paul Parish, West Chester, who has spoken on faith to that parish’s Women Group.


The day will feature Mass and the celebrant will be Father Michael Gerlach, pastor of SS. Simon and Jude Parish.

Sister Mary Ellen Tennity, I.H.M., former principal of Villa Maria Academy Lower School, Immaculata, and current administrator for the Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, will lead the retreat as spiritual moderator.

A resource room will be available to purchase religious articles, books, tapes and videos. A rosary room will offer opportunities for individual and group devotions. Priests will be available to hear confessions and for individual spiritual direction.

The day of renewal is devoted to giving moms “a day off,” so mothers are encouraged to leave their children in the care of those at home.

Registration is online at and the fee is $25 by check or money order by Feb. 18, after which the registration fee is $30. A boxed lunch will be included in the registration fee. Payment may be made via Pay Pal or by printing out the registration form on the website and mailing to the Mom Heart of the Home. No registrations will be accepted at the door.

Contact Chester County coordinator Mary Cooper at  or at 610-584-1108 for more details.