Beyond the Parish

Events and enrichment activities sponsored by neighboring parishes and organizations are listed. 

Many activities are suspended, have gone virtual, or are being held outdoors due to covid-19, please verify via contact information in each activity listing.


Parenting and Pregnancy Classes Available! Are you a parent expecting a new baby or have children at home? Are you looking to connect with other parents for a time of relaxation and support? Come join us for weekly meet-ups, free diapers, raffles and occasional baby gear giveaways. Please call Catholic Social Services, Norristown at (610) 279.7372 for weekly dates and times. Offered both in English and Spanish.


Corpus Christi Running Club: Corpus Christi parish has an adult running club for fellowship and training. We meet once a week year-round on Saturday mornings at 7:45AM in the church parking lot by the Our Lady of Lourdes statue. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome. In the Summer we have two runs (6:30 am and 7:45 am). We participate in several races each year of varying distances. Visit corpuschristirunclub.com.
Contact Ed Murphy 215.896.9630 or emurphy35@verizon.net for more information.


Metanoia is an active community of Catholic young adults in western Montgomery County, PA. The group supports Catholics in their 20s and 30s who are looking to
deepen their faith and meet fellow Catholics in the area. Our ministry includes: Theology on Tap, faith based meetings, community service, retreats, and outdoor events. We meet on Tuesdays at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. Our upcoming events are listed below, contact metanoiayoungadults@gmail.com for more information, or visit our Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/users/metanoiayoungadults) or our website  (http://www.metanoiayoungadults.org/)for more details.

Spiritual Outreach for Individuals and Families in Crisis:

The St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation headquartered in the Philadelphia area does spiritual outreach for families in crisis.  The initial mission of the foundation is to families affected by divorce and separation.  Check-out podcasts on varied topics at “Philly Nonnatus” on YouTube and Subscribe.
Spiritual Direction/Consultation Available by Appointment.
On-Going:  Free phone or on-line platform calls available on a ‘by-appointment’ basis.  During this time of challenge for the Church and for our communities, free spiritual services are available.
Offered By: The St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith.
Appointments Available with Fr. Kenneth Breen, O.deM, Spiritual Moderator and Anne DeSantis, Director.
To learn more:  Visit the website: www.nonnatus.org or email director.srnf@gmail.com.


Calling All Moms Groups!

There are a number of Catholic Moms Groups in our area and we’d love to help other moms find them!  The Office for the New Evangelization has created a new webpage phillyevang.org/moms .  In the future it will list local Moms groups and their contact information.  If you run a Catholic Moms Group, please let us know!