Mount Saint Joseph Academy 

The Mount Open House will be on October 6th from 12 – 3:00.  Girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grade are invited to attend with their parents to explore the innovative programs and spaces at the Mount.  Register at

The Scholarship/Entrance exam will be on Saturday, October 19th from 8:00 – 12:00.


All are invited to St. Mary Polish American Society’s 4th Annual Polish Harvest Festival at the TK Club at 521 East Hector Street in Conshohocken on Sunday, September 29th from Noon to 5 pm.  Funds raised from this event will be used to support St. Mary Polish American Society in its mission to promote Polish heritage in Montgomery County and the restoration of St. Mary’s Church in Conshohocken, the home for the Latin Mass in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  This event will feature live Polka music, delicious Polish food, a 50/50 drawing and other games of chance, a basket raffle, and baked goods for sale.  Families are welcome, as there will be games for children with plenty of prizes!  

Admission is $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event.  Admission for children 6 to 12 years old is $7 each and free for children under the age of 6.   For tickets, please email or call Dorothy Swedkowski at 610-630-0861. 

Everyone is invited to the Polish American Festival

The 54th Annual Polish American Festival at the National  Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, located on Ferry Road in Doylestown, PA, takes place during Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, August 31st, Sunday, September 1st and Labor Day, Monday from 12 Noon to 8 PM each day.

The Polish American Festival features carnival rides, live music and stage shows and ongoing entertainment on the main stage and in the Polish Village highlighting Polish traditions and customs, Polish Folk Dance Groups, along with a variety of Polish and American food and refreshments.

The $12.00 admission includes all events and carnival rides.  The Festival will continue on Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th. For more information, visit the Shrine’s Internet site or           


125th Anniversary Newman Celebration

Did you know the first Newman club in the country was here in Philadelphia? Celebrate campus ministry in America, as well as the canonization of Cardinal Newman and the inauguration of the new four story Newman Center this Oct. 4-6th! A conference will host nationally recognized speakers and will have topics on the future of the Church and why Newman still matters, the Saturday evening gala will be held at the Inn at Penn, and Sunday’s festivities include a Celebration Mass and ribbon cutting. For more info or to buy a ticket, visit

Septmber 9 Healing Mass


Attention St. Cecilia Class of 1969

It’s our 50th Reunion and we are planning a party.

Date: October 12, 2019 (7:00-10:00pm)
Place: Gallo’s Seafood on Roosevelt Blvd.
Contacts: Colleen James Matysik (267-251-6693) or, Joe McCloskey at
For additional information, visit our Facebook page: St. Cecilia School Class of 1969 50th Reunion

Fourth Annual Padre Pio Festival
St. Bede the Venerable Parish
Sept. 14, 15, 2019

    The priests and the parishioners of  Saint Bede the Venerable Church, located in Holland, Pennsylvania (Bucks County, Northampton Township), welcomes all to its Fourth Annual Mass and Festival to honor St. Pio of Pietrelcina, better known as “Padre Pio,” on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15. The two-day event will be highlighted by Saturday Vigil Mass and Sunday 12:30pm Mass celebrated by Fr. Pio Mandato, followed by a street procession with a statue of Padre Pio through the surrounding neighborhood. The festivities continue with a healing service with confessions, a children’s pavilion, musical entertainment and several specialty food and craft vendors. Plenty of free parking is available, pilgrim buses are welcome. For more information, go online to, or call the St. Bede parish office at 215-357-5720

Celebration of Marriage Retreat- September 27-29
Marianist Family Retreat Center
417 Yale Ave, Cape May Point, NJ 08212

This weekend is intended for couples married at least 10 years. It honors and celebrates the commitment of marriage. We strike a deliberate balance among participation/reflection, liturgy, free time, fun activites and plenty of “couple time” for walks on nearby beaches.
Cost: $280 per couple(includes all meals, room & program)
Sign up online at or call 609-884-3829 for more information.


Remain in My Love 9-15-19


Dear Friends of the SSJ Welcome Center,
It’s time to mark your calendar and save-the-date for our Annual Trivia Night. We know you’re very busy, which is why we’re letting you know about this event so far in advance.
What: SSJ Welcome Center Annual Trivia Night
Where: Norwood-Fontbonne Academy 8900 Norwood Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA
When: 11/2/2019 at 6 pm
Cost: $45 per ticket and $400 per table.
For more information please contact us at 215-634-1696 or
Looking forward to seeing you there!


Deepening Centering Prayer

The MOTHER BONIFACE SPIRITUALITY CENTER, 3501 Solly Avenue in northeast Philadelphia is offering a retreat entitled “Deepening Centering Prayer” on September 15-19, 2019, beginning Sunday with supper at 5:30pm and ending on Thursday at 11:30am. Please call for further information or regarding registration at 267-350-1830.

Shrines of Northern Italy & Rome

Take your faith on a journey to Northern Italy and Rome on this 9 night experience, September 19th  – 27th, 2019.  Your included destinations: Milan, Italy-Turin-Pavia-Sirmione-Padua-Pomposa-Ravenna-Rome, Italy.
Mass and Rosary will be offered throughout your journey.  Space is very limited. For further information or to register, contact Michelle or Eileen at 860-399-1785/


Homecoming / All Class Reunion St. William Alumni and All Parishioners (former and present)

All are invited to come together, reminisce and celebrate Sunday—October 6, 2019  (2:00-7:00pm)

Philadelphia Ballroom 2014 Hornig Road, Philadelphia, PA  19116

$50 (open bar & buffet) Make your reservations by calling 215-745-1389

Checks made payable to The Church of St. William


Bonner/Prendergast High School Class of 1969: 50th reunion on Friday, October 4, 2019. For details visit their Facebook page “BonnerPrendie1969” or email:


                                      ROMAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1969 50th CLASS REUNION

If you are a member of the class of 1969 OR if you know anyone who graduated with us, please contact one of the below committee members. Reunion date 10-5-19 at the Union League Golf Club at Torresdale


Pat Murphy             215-884-6584

Bob Johnston         215-331-3412

Jerry Caiazzo       610-507-1601

Jim Bonner       610-573-1459



                                                                     Bishop Kenrick 40th High School Reunion Class of 1979

                                                    Save the date: Sat. 10/19/19 at PJ Whelihan’s Blue Bell, PA. – private room.

                                                 More information to come at a later date.  Also  check out the BKHS FB page.