Calendar of Events

Divine Worship Office offers full slate of workshops

The archdiocesan Office for Divine Worship announces its schedule for training and workshops for 2012-2013. Sessions for extraordinary ministers of holy Communion will be held on numerous dates in the fall and spring at locations throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Also offered are workshops for lectors, altar servers and Spanish-speaking liturgical musicians, and information sessions […]

Archbishop Chaput to bless new Mater Dei School

Mater Dei Catholic School, Lansdale, celebrates its grand opening Thursday, Sept. 6 with a visit by Archbishop Charles Chaput. After students arrive by 8:45 a.m., the Archbishop will lead a prayer liturgy at 9:15 at St. Stanislaus Church, Lansdale. Afterward he will lead a procession to the new school and bless it. A school open […]

Corpus Christi Parish hosts leadership conference

A few spaces remain for Corpus Christi Parish’s fifth Leadership Conference Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The free annual conference trains lay people on leadership skills for parish organizations. This year’s theme is “Catholic Leadership in Your Life: A seminar for all walks of life!” Joan Rosenhauer, an executive of Catholic […]

Mount St. Joseph’s Academy hosts golf outing

Join the fun at the 20th annual Mount St. Joseph’s Academy Golf Classic, Monday, Sept. 24 at Blue Bell Country Club. Lunch, cocktails and dinner are included. Golf at your level and convenience! Morning or afternoon tee times with shotgun start. Cost is $250 per golfer. Raffle tickets are available. For more information, please visit […]

Club hosts Notre Dame football trip

The South Jersey Notre Dame Club is sponsoring a Notre Dame vs. Purdue football trip to the South Bend, Ind., campus Sept. 7-9. The package includes a game ticket, two-night stay at Sacred Heart Parish center on the University of Notre Dame campus Friday and Saturday night, a Knights of Columbus party Friday evening and […]

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish preps for festival

A community festival will take place on the grounds of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish Thursday, Aug. 23 through Saturday, Aug. 25 from 6 to 11 p.m. The Blessed Teresa Festival will feature amusement rides by Tons of Fun, live music nightly, children’s games, adult games of chance, bingo, a Business Expo, raffles, Beer & […]

Feast of the Assumption feted in West Chester

The 93rd annual celebration of the Feast of the Assumption will be celebrated in West Chester on Sunday, Aug. 12, preceding the Aug. 15 feast day. The celebration begins with Mass at 9 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, 231 West Gay St. in West Chester, followed by a Communion breakfast at the Elk’s Lodge, Wayne […]

St. Mary of Providence ready to have fun

St. Mary of Providence Center will hold its annual festival and open house Sunday, Aug. 19 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the center, 227 Isabella Rd., Elverson. The festival will include tours of the historic Potts Mansion, food, raffles and fun and games for the whole family. Parking is free, and the event will […]

Novena to St. Anne precedes feast day at namesake church

The annual novena to St. Anne will take place July 18 to 26, with devotions at 3 and 7 p.m., at St. Anne Church, Memphis St. and Lehigh Ave. in Philadelphia. Auxiliary Bishop Timothy C. Senior will preside at the closing Mass of the novena in the upper church on the feast of St. Anne, July 26 at 7 p.m. Redemptorist Father Bruce Lewandowski will be the homilist for the Mass. St. Anne Church is located off the Allegheny and Girard/Lehigh exits of Interstate 95. Call the rectory at 215-739-4590 for more information.

Little Flowers Club to hold charity bake sale

The Little Flowers Girls Club of Parkesburg will hold a charity bake sale Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 10 & 41 Parkesburg Lions Consignment, 3177 N. Limestone Road, Cochranville. A variety of baked goods and sweet treats will be available for purchase. All proceeds will be split equally between two charities: the Chester County Food Bank and Simply Equal Education, a nonprofit organization that sends school supplies to impoverished children in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. The Little Flowers Girls Club is an organization that gives Catholic girls the opportunity to learn more about virtues and female role models while growing in faith and friendship. The bake sale is part of the girls’ efforts to earn the Mercy badge. For more information, contact club leader Erin Cupp at 215-760-5583 or