Beyond the Parish

Events and enrichment activities sponsored by neighboring parishes and organizations are listed.  Check back often for more opportunities! Newly added events appear at the top, regular events follow.


Jobs Available:

Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, an independent, all-girls Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, has openings for long-term substitute positions as follow:

Spanish from March until May 2020.  Courses to be taught include Spanish 1 and Honors Spanish 2.   Qualified applicants with teaching experience and a degree in Spanish are asked to submit their resume. 

Social Studies from March until June 2020.  Courses to be taught include World Cultures and AP Human Geography.   Qualified applicants with teaching experience and a degree in history are asked to submit their resume. 

Mathematics. Qualified applicants with teaching experience and a degree in math are asked to submit their resume.

All resumes to be submitted to Cindy DeCandido at careers@gmahs.org by January 3, 2020.   


Grave Site Available
A grave double grave site is for sale at St. John Neuman’s Catholic Cemetery (Section 4).  The price is: $3400.00.  Please contact jennysheaff@gmail.com if you have an interest in purchasing this property.

“The Spirit of Christmas” starring The New York Tenors, Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 7:30 pm. at The Miraculous Medal Shrine. Doors Open at 7:00 pm,  500 East Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144 Ticket Prices: VIP Ticket: $115 | General Admission Ticket: $55

VIP ticket includes a private cocktail hour hosted in The Miraculous Medal Shrine Art Museum at 475 East Chelten Avenue. During the cocktail hour, the New York Tenors will be available to socialize and chat with VIP guests. A private shuttle bus will be available to transport VIP guests across the street to The Miraculous Medal Shrine where the performance will be held. VIP guests will also have designated VIP seating during the performance (seats will not be assigned in this section) on a first-come, first-served basis.

General Admission guests will have access to the seats located in the GA area. Seats are first-come, first-served. Please note: the balcony will be open for seating to all GA guests.  Secure parking is available for all guests.


You are invited to an Advent tradition “The  Rorate Mass” Saturday, December 14th at 6:30am.

Traditional Latin Mass by candlelight, Low Mass with hymns

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 235 East State street, Doylestown, PA 18901


On Sunday December 15th, the Knights of Columbus, Pius IX Council, will be holding BREAKFAST WITH SANTA. Seatings are at 8:30am and 10:30am. It is an All You Can Eat buffet and includes a Picture with Santa. Tickets are $9 each, and reservations are required by December 6th. It will be held at Drexel Hall at St. Maria Goretti Church. Reservation form is available under the Events section of www.koc4396.org. Contact Linda at 215.361.7650 or LansdaleBWS@gmail.com with any questions. All Proceeds are used to provide winter coats for children and food baskets for families in the North Penn & Souderton area.


All are invited to the Wigilia Advent Social in St. Mary’s Church Hall, Conshohocken, PA at 12:30 pm on Sunday, December 15th. This event is co-sponsored by St. Mary’s Quasi-Parish and St. Mary Polish American Society, with the proceeds being used for the benefit of St. Mary’s Church. Please plan to arrive no later than 12:45, as food will be served at 1 pm. This event will feature some of the traditional foods found on at a Polish Christmas Eve Wigilia. There will also be a basket raffle, a 50/50 drawing, blessed opłatki wafers available to take home, and pre-ordered babka, kiełbasa and pierogi available for pick-up. Admission is $15 and $6 for children aged 6 to 12, and free for children six or younger. We are offering a special for large families (parents and children only), as the price will be capped at $45. Please order tickets and place babka, kiełbasa and pierogi orders by Wednesday December 4th so we can ensure that the correct amount of food is purchased. To purchase tickets for the Wigilia Advent Social and order babkas, kiełbasa, and pierogi, please email stmaryconshy@gmail.com or call Dorothy Swedkowski at 610-630-0861.

Gaudeamus Music Ministry invites you to their annual Christmas Concert which will be held on Sunday, December 15th at 7:30 PM at Epiphany of Our Lord Church in Plymouth Meeting.  Admission is free and open to the public.  A free-will donation will benefit A Baby’s Breath.  For more information on Gaudeamus and concert details, please visit  www.letusrejoice.org.  

OUR HOUR: Emotional Support Group Our Hour is an emotional support group that fosters unconditional and nonjudgmental support through sharing, listening and healing. Our mission is to create a safe environment for individuals to talk about their emotions with one another. Our Hour is an open group, and there are no dues, fees or pre-registration. All are welcome! Participants must be 18 years or older. Meetings are on Wednesday evenings from 7-8 pm in the Matthew Walsh Teen Center at Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church, 1325 Upper State Road, North Wales, PA 19454. For more information, please contact our group facilitator, Jackie Nucero at ourhour6519@gmail.com.


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.


Considering Adoption?  Touched by Adoption? We invite you to our Adoption Support Group.  This group is open to anyone interested in learning more about the process of adopting children, in the process of adopting a child, or already a parent through adoption. Come meet and talk to caring, supportive families that share their experience with the adoption process and parenting. Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Church.  For updates on meeting times and locations, contact Maria Malone at  215.527.5828 or email her at info@adoptionisalovingoption.org attend.


Corpus Christi Running Club: Corpus Christi parish has started an adult running club for fellowship and training.  We meet once a week on Saturday mornings at 7:45 am in the church parking lot by the Our Lady of Lourdes statue.  Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome.  This is a perfect training/accountability group for newbies, those who want to return to running after a long break and experienced runners.  For workouts we split into groups based on various skill levels.  We also participate in several 5K races each year.  For more info contact emurphy35@verizon.net


For Young Adults:

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.
Tuesday, December 10:
Bible Study @ St. Rose of Lima, North Wales
Tuesday, December 17:
Christmas Party/ Ugly Sweater Contest @ Conshohocken Brewing Company in Bridgeport
No Holy Hour in December

On-line LIVE Support Group for Adult Children of Divorce (Must be 18 or Older):  Join us monthly on the Last Thursday of Every Month for a LIVE support group for adult children of divorce. Participants must be 18 years or older.  Use your laptop or call-in! Presented by the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith.  Prayer, Reflection, Sharing in a Safe Setting. Guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church.  To learn more or to sign-up, email director.srnf@gmail.com and type THURSDAY in the title to receive sign-in link.  Call/Text 215.870.9913 for more info. 


A Mass in the Extraordinary form (Traditional Latin Mass) is held the 2nd Sunday of each month at 11:15 am, at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa.  This Mass is held with the approval of the Archdiocese and fulfills your Sunday Mass obligation.  All our invited to attend.  For more information contact: pewsitter@gmail.com


Souderton Adult Day Care Center: Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is proud to provide high quality, compassionate care for frail seniors in this community.  Our services include: nursing services, assistance with medication management, activities focused on cognitive, social, sensory & physical needs, full noontime meal and afternoon snacks, gentle physical exercise, individualized care planning and family support group. Souderton Adult Day Care provides much-needed respite for caregivers while providing individualized care for their loved ones in a home-like environment. Souderton Adult Day Care Center is located at 228 Ridge Avenue in Souderton.

To learn more about becoming a participant or schedule a visit, please call Deb Lytle at 267-219-7986


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!