Bulletin Announcements
from the
Office for the New Evangelization

Presentation: What Can We Do? The Role of the Laity in a Time of Crisis

As the Church undergoes this period of profound crisis, many of us feel helpless as we watch a drama unfold that we can do nothing about. But the truth is that we are not powerless. The history of the Church tells us that lay people have a role to play in the Church’s times of turmoil. Join us for an evening of reflection on the mission of the laity in times of ecclesial crisis and learn what you can do to cooperate with Christ’s action to purify and heal His Church. Speaker: Meghan Cokeley, Director, Office for the New Evangelization, Archdiocese of Philadelphia. No charge to attend. More details and RSVP at phillyevang.org/events. Date/time options for this talk:

  • Mon, Nov 4 at 6:00 PM – Mother Boniface Center, Philadelphia
  • Tues, Nov 12 at 7:15 PM – Nativity, Warminster
  • Wed, Nov 20 at 7:00 PM – St. Bede, Holland
  • Mon, Jan 27 at 7:00 PM – SS Peter and Paul, West Chester

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Monday, November 4, 2019, 4:00pm
Event: Lecture with George Weigel
The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy at Villanova University invites you to an afternoon lecture with George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies Ethics & Public Policy Center. Mr. Weigel will be discussing his new book, The Irony of Modern Catholic History: How the Church Rediscovered Itself and Challenged the Modern World to Reform
Topic: “The Irony of Modern Catholic History”
Location: Room 101, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, 299 N. Spring Mill Rd, Villanova, PA
More info:
Free and open to the public;
Free parking available

Five Keys to Freedom presentation – Nov 6

Come learn about the Five Keys of Unbound, a simple process of prayer that will help you unleash the liberating power of the Gospel into your life and find greater freedom. This presentation is for everyone. It can be especially helpful for situations such as: relationship problems, habitual sin, chronic anger, fear, sadness, or other areas of life where you feel “stuck” and unable to move forward.  Wed, Nov 6, 7-9 PM, St. Mary’s in Schwenksville. Free and open to the public. More info & RSVP: phillyevang.org/events.View the flyer

November 6, 2019 — 7:30 PM
Event: C.S. Lewis On Stage

“Using C.S. Lewis’ own words, award-winning actor Max McLean brings the brilliant Oxford Don to life, taking us on his extraordinary journey from hard-boiled atheist to “the most reluctant convert in all England“ . . . only to become the most influential Christian writer of the 20th century.”
This event is being hosted by the Fellowship for Performing Arts in Partnership with the Veritas Forum. It is being cosponsored by the Collegium Institute.
Location: University of Pennsylvania
More information and tickets: fpatheatre.com/tour/up…

November 7, 2019 – 6:30 PM Prelude, 7:00 PM Mass
Event: Mass in Honor of St. Martin de Porres.

All are welcome to attend a Mass in honor of St. Martin de Porres, as a kickoff to Black Catholic History Month.
Location: The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, Philadelphia, PA
Celebrant: Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Event: PURIFIED with Jason Evert

The innocence of the family is under attack like never before.  For 20 years, Jason Evert has brought a liberating message to more than a million teenagers on six continents. On November 13, 2019, he’ll bring that same message to the teens in West Chester. Come and discover how to protect and heal yours. This is a rare opportunity for parents and teens and is open to those age 13 and older, teens and adults. One need not be Catholic to attend.Get your tickets today so you don’t miss out!
Location: Saints Simon and Jude Parish, 8 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester PA 19382  (Rtes 3 and 352)
More Info: Visit  chastity.com/purified/…
or contact Marty at email@simonandjude.org or 610-696-3624

Saturday November 16th 6:30 PM
Event: Sisters of Life “Glory Night” Holy Hour with praise and adoration

Please join us every third Saturday of the month for our Glory nights of music and adoration at St. Malachy’s Church. Our next Holy Hour will be on Saturday, Nov. 16th at 6:30pm followed by a social. Here in this little corner of Philly Our God will be loved and worshiped.
Location: St. Malachy’s Church, 1429 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
More inf0: Free and open to the public. All are welcome!

SoulCore Exercise Classes

SoulCore is a movement that pairs core strengthening, stretching and functional movement with the prayers of the rosary. A sensory experience combining candlelight, music, scripture and movement to nourish body, mind & soul and encourage deeper reflection on the virtues of the rosary. A beautiful alternative to yoga. Please bring an exercise mat, water and wear comfortable clothing. Classes are free.
Leader: Nicky Verna
Locations and dates: 

  • Fridays, November 15 and December 13 – 9:30am – St. Thomas of Villanova, Rosemont Chapel Auditorium
  • Friday, November 22 – 9:30am – St. Pius X Parish, Broomall
  • Saturday, December 14 – 9am – St. Ann Parish, Phoenixville

More info: Contact nicky@verna.com or 610-639-3816 or visit: www.soulcore.com

November 22- 24, 2019
EventUnbound Leadership Conference

The Kingdom of God can not be contained!  The Unbound Leadership Conference will inspire you to take Unbound into new and unique situations and places.  The Lord’s freedom is for everyone; let’s join with the Holy Spirit as He moves in lives, churches, and communities.  The Unbound Leadership Conference is for anyone who wants to grow in using the Unbound model to minister to others.  Whether you lead a team or feel called to be an intercessor, whether you have been using the Unbound model for 10 years or a few months this conference is for you.
Location: Malvern Retreat House, 315 S. Warren Avenue, Malvern, PA 19355
Speakers include: Neal Lozano, Matt Lozano, Peter Herbeck and Teresa Peterson
To Learn more: Visit the website: heartofthefather.com/e…

November 28, 2019 2:00 PM
Event: FREE Thanksgiving Dinner at Nativity Parish in Warminster

A full turkey dinner with all of the trimmings is being prepared by volunteers to share with those who are unable to be with their family or friends at this time. Come and celebrate the joy of giving thanks for all of God’s blessings. Come feast with Our Family!
Location: Nativity of Our Lord Parish Community Center 605 West Street Rd., Warminster, PA 18974
To learn more:  Please call ahead to reserve your seat 215-675-1925, as soon as possible since seating is limited, but no later than Nov. 18. There is no charge for this meal.
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For married couples: Five Keys to Freedom presentation – Dec 7

Married couples, come learn about the Five Keys of Unbound, a simple process of prayer that will help you unleash the liberating power of the Gospel into your life, your marriage and your other relationships. The talk is for all married couples, and can be especially helpful for situations such as: relationship problems, habitual sin, chronic anger, fear, sadness, family discord, or other areas of life where you feel “stuck” and unable to move forward. Sat, Dec 7, 6-8:30 PM at Annunciation BVM Parish Hall in Havertown. Refreshments and socializing begin at 6, talk begins at 6:30.  Hosted by Annunciation BVM’s Cana’s Vineyard ministry. Please RSVP to Mary Barry at marybarryjmj@gmail.com. For the flyer and more info, visit: phillyevang.org/events.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Event: The Seasons of Infertility: A Retreat for Women

Join other women experiencing infertility for a day of talks, personal reflection and sharing as we walk together in hope and the confidence that God is calling us to a unique fruitfulness.
Location: Mother Boniface Spirituality Center, Philadelphia, PA
Speakers include: Kimberly Henkel, PhD,  Alexandra Kleineck, Ann M. Koshute, MTS, Andrea Mahoney
To learn more:  Visit the website: https://springsinthedesert.org/the-seasons-of-infertility/

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 9:00-3:30 PM
Event: Advent Retreat Lunch

All the faithful of the Archdiocese are welcome to attend an Advent retreat and luncheon sponsored by the Office of Consecrated Life. There will be a variety of speakers, mass, time for confession, adoration and benediction.  There is no charge for this event.
Location: The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, Philadelphia, PA
To learn more: Contact sr.gbraccio@arphphila.org or 215-587-3795

Nourish for Caregivers Support Group

Nourish for Caregivers is a Christ-centered Catholic ministry that supports the practical, emotional & spiritual needs of family caregivers. Our monthly meetings are for anyone juggling the challenges of everyday life, health, career and caring for a loved one, whether it be a family member with disabilities, an ill or aging parent, spouse, friend or grandparent. Meetings are held monthly. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, visit phillyevang.org/nouris…, or contact Aimee Gustitis at 610-724-8950 or aimeegustitis@outlook…..  Local Nourish for Caregiver groups:

  • First Saturdays, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, St. John Chrysostom, Wallingford PA
  • Second Thursdays, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, St. Anastasia, Newtown Square
  • Third Saturdays, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Nativity BVM, Media
  • Fourth Saturdays, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Epiphany of Our Lord, Plymouth Mtg

Spiritual Support for Addiction: Hope in Christ

Seeking spiritual support in the journey towards recovery? Many parishes around the Archdiocese are extending God’s merciful and loving hand to those who have an addiction as well as their families and loved ones. The Hope in Christ: Spiritual Support for Addiction webpage provides a central location for resources, ongoing support, events, and testimonies that are happening throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Visit archphila.org/hope for new postings for Catholic resources available to you or a loved one.