UPCOMING EVENTS

Saint Paul Parish Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 7th, 7:00 PM

Widow and Widowers

Now is the time for a “New Beginning”.  Come join us for fun and friendship at the start of a new season.  We meet in St. Helena’s School Cafeteria, 1489 DeKalb Pike, Bleu Bell, at 7PM the first Wednesday of each month.  (No meetings December, June, July and August).  First meeting is Wednesday, September 7th.  Any questions, call the rectory at 610-279-6725.

 

Wednesday, October 12th, 7:00 PM

Event:  27th Annual Candlelight Rosary     

ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT ROSARY 

Our Twenty-seventh Annual Candlelight Rosary Devotions will be held on this date, the vigil of Our Lady’s final apparition at Fatima.  As we have done the past twenty-six years, the rosary will be recited by candlelight, in the presence of the Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima statue.  Benediction and veneration of the relics of Saints Francisco and Jacinta and Sister Lucia and the tree on which Our Lady appeared will follow.

It was at Fatima that Our Lady identified herself as “The Lady of the Rosary” on October 13, 1917.  In each of her apparitions there she asked us to pray the rosary daily for the conversion of sinners and for peace in the world.  Her full title in association with these apparitions is “Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima.”

The night is timed to correspond to the all-night vigil that occurs in Fatima on this night.  At the same time we are gathering in our church to pray the rosary, the all-night vigil of rosaries is going on in Fatima to mark this special occasion of Our Lady’s visit to earth to help her children.  This year, seemingly more than ever, we need Our Lady’s help.  Join us as we unite in prayer with people all over the world imploring Our Lady’s intercession.

The Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima Statue will be present for our devotions.  This statue was blessed in Fatima and carved there from holmoak (the same type of tree over which Our Lady appeared).  Pilgrim Virgin statues travel from Fatima all over the world, inviting the faithful and even non-believers to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart (which she revealed to us at Fatima) and to a contemplation of her Message of Fatima.

The devotions conclude with the famous “Fatima Farewell” during which the congregation waves hankies as they do in Fatima. (Hankies are provided).  Candles are available for a donation as you enter church for the devotions.  Please join us as we consecrate ourselves, our families, our parish and our nation to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart.

This year’s Candlelight Rosary will take on the added dimension of a worldwide prayer for deliverance from COVID-19and for an end to the war in Ukraine.  Most especially, in this, our nation’s Eucharistic Revival (as called for by the USCCB) we must pray for the renewal of belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, and for increased devotion to our Eucharistic Lord by all the faithful. As a nation, we must come to Our Lady and implore her intercession for our country’s peace and harmony.  At Fatima, during the July apparition, Our Lady told us that in desperate situations only she can help us to avoid God’s displeasure.  Join us, as loving children of Mary, on October 12th, to implore Our Lady’s help.  She helped to end a world war at Fatima.  If enough people care, she can help us again, to overcome the present dilemmas we are facing

Sunday – Tuesday, October 23rd – 25th

Event:  FORTY HOURS

This solemn Eucharistic Devotion will be held from October 23rd to October 25th.  All-day exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin at the 10:30 Mass on Sunday.  Our Lord will be exposed on our altar for these three days, until 7:00 devotions each evening.  On Monday and Tuesday, exposition will begin at the 8:00 AM Mass.  Please keep open these dates as we celebrate the Real Presence of Jesus among us in the Blessed Sacrament.

 

Local Area Upcoming Events

August 19 – 21 and October 14 – 16
Event:  RETROUVAILLE:  Rediscover the love in your marriage  
Tens of thousands of couples have healed their marriages through Retrouvaille (pronounced Retro-vy).  If you know anyone who could benefit from this program, please pass this on.  Couples learn to build communication skills and to increase intimacy.  It provides help for marriage problems, difficulties or crises.  Upcoming programs will be held August 19 – 21 and October 14 – 16 at the Family Life Center in Malvern, PA.
Location: Family Life Center in Malvern, PA.
More information, or to register, visit www.HelpOurMarriage.org or call 215-766-3944 or 800-470-2230.  All inquiries are strictly confidential.
Sat, Aug 20, 2022- 12:30pm – 5:00pm (Concludes with Mass at 4pm)
Event: Ignite Your Ministry: An Introduction to the New Evangelization

Join us for an introductory workshop for current and new parish ministry leaders. We will answer these questions: What is evangelization? What is the central purpose of your ministry? How can you respond to Christ’s call to “go and make disciples?” What resources exist to help give your ministry a new fire? English and Spanish tracks available.
Presenters: Meghan Cokeley (English) and Paola Herrera (Spanish), Office for the New Evangelization
Location: St. Katharine Drexel – 1920 Providence Ave – Chester, PA 19013
For more information and to register: View the flyer; No cost to attend, but please register with Sandy Ramos – (484) 844-4233 – sandyxray@comcast.net

Saturday, August 20, 2022 – 6 PM
Event: Young Church, Arise! (Event for teens)
An evening of Adoration with Live Music, Reflection, Confessions, Prayer Teams, and more!
Location: St. Matthew Parish, Conshohocken
More info: flyers and registration: https://phillyym.org/event/arise-evening-of-adoration-for-youth/

Saturday, August 20, 2022 
Event: Our Road to Emmaus: Young Adult Contemplative Retreat
Looking to encounter God in nature and meet other young adults? Spend some time in prayer and community with Peak Encounter Ministries! Please register by August 12.
Location: Ridley Creek State Park (Media, PA)

Saturday, October 15, 2022 
Event:  O’Hara Class of 72 – 50th Reunion 
Cardinal O’Hara High School Class of 1972 will celebrate their 50th reunion on Saturday,  October 15, 2022 at the Drexelbrook Event Center,  Drexel Hill, PA.  For more information and tickets go https://cohs1972reunion50years.eventbrite.com/  or email cohs72reunion@gmail.com