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 for one week, then are listed by date. 

Calling all Craft Vendors! Saint Alphonsus Parish invites you to participate in the annual Christmas Bazaar on November 23.  For more information and a registration packet; call the parish office at 215.646.4600, or email Mary Francis Kelly at   Enter “Christmas Bazaar” in the subject line.  Please keep in mind spots fill up quickly.

The Philadelphia Charismatic Renewal Conference will be on SATURDAY OCTOBER 5, at the Clarion Hotel/Conference Center in Essington from 9am to 9pm.  Maria Vadia will head up the list of dynamic speakers, and there will be a healing service. Bishop Sam Jacobs will celebrate the vigil Mass. Discounted admission if you register by September 8!  Dianne Spotts (215.855.9740) will car pool with anyone interested in attending. Register at

St. William Parish is 100! On Oct. 6 we will host a Dinner at Philadelphia Ballroom in Northeast Philly to celebrate our anniversary. We welcome all St. William School Alumni, faculty, past parishioners, family and friends.  Cost is $50 for open bar and buffet.  Call 215.745.1389 for tickets.

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

Homecoming / All Class Reunion: St. William Alumni and All Parishioners (former and present). Sunday, October 6 from 2:00-7:00pm at the Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road, Philadelphia, PA . $50 (open bar & buffet). Make your reservations by calling 215.745.1389. Checks made payable to The Church of St. William.

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 attend.

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 from 2:00-7:00pm at the Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road, Philadelphia, PA . $50 (open bar & buffet). Make your reservations by calling 215.745.1389. Checks made payable to The Church of St. William.

Bishop Kenrick 40th High School Reunion Class of 1979: Save the date! Saturday, October 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.

Called and Gifted Workshop: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:30am-4:30pm. Join us at St. John Neumann Hall, Philadelphia. The Called & Gifted discernment workshop includes Church teaching on the laity and lay apostleship, the nature of charisms, call and vocation, and how to undertake the process of discerning your charisms (spiritual gifts). We welcome our speakers, Sherry Weddell and Katherine Coolidge, Catherine of Siena Institute.  For more information. go to Cost is $45. 

Marriage Retreat: Refresh your marriage relationship on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Summer means lots of time spent on everything but your relationship. For 2019, why not give yourselves some time together? Make a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend! The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are: DoubleTree Plymouth Meeting: July 19-21; Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA: October 18-20 and November 22-24.  For more information visit our website at: or contact Al & Mary Liz at

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

For Young Adults:

Metanoia is an active community of Catholic young adults in western Montgomery County, supporting Catholics in their 20s and 30s who are looking to deepen their faith and meet fellow Catholics in the area. The ministry includes Theology on Tap, faith based meetings, community service, retreats, and outdoor events. Contact for more information, or visit 

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 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:

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

Philadelphia Catholic Mamas Group – open to all mothers in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia of all backgrounds and ages who seek fellowship and community with one another through weekly prayer meetups, monthly city-based activities, pro-life ministry, and retreats. For more information about upcoming events check out or e-mail Gosia Sanchez at