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. 

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 Upcoming events:  

Tuesday, May 22: Holy Hour @ Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish, North Wales; 7:30 pm

Tuesday, June 5:  Froyo @ Swirled Peace, Lansdale @ 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 12:  Bible Study @ St. Rose of Lima, North Wales @ 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 19: Theology on Tap @ Appalachian Brewing Co., Collegeville; Doors at 7:00pm,

Talk Starts at 7:30pm 

Tuesday, June 26: Holy Hour @ Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish, North Wales; 7:30 pm


“Parents, Kids and Porn: The Conversation.” Free Webinar! The goal of this free program is to equip parents to initiate age-appropriate discussion with children about the pitfalls of technology, social media and pornography.  Sponsored by the Religious Alliance Against Pornography and the Archdiocese of Kansas City, the webinar will be presented by Jasper Hall, Jr., President of PureHope, a foundation dedicated to providing Christian solutions in a sexualized culture, and Dan Martin, Campus Pastor at Chase Oaks Church in Fairview, TX and a frequent seminar and conference speaker on topics addressing Family, Parenting, Marriage, Christian Leadership and Technology.

The free, one hour webinar will take place on two different dates, which are listed below.

     •  Tuesday, May 15th at 12:00 p.m. EDT
     •  Tuesday, May 22nd at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Interested parties may register by visiting

Corpus Christi Procession: May 31

Saint Mary Parish, 40 Spring Mount Road, Schwenksville will be holding its Annual Corpus Christi Procession on Thursday, May 31st at 7:00 PM. Please gather in the driveway by the Cafe entrance of the Catholic Education Center by 6:30 PM. In case of inclement weather we will gather in the church for an inside procession.  All are invited to come and Adore Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament! For more information contact Sandi at 610-287-8156 or


Malvern Retreat House:  Retreat Opportunities

Fr. Larry Richards, international author, evangelist, TV and radio host will be directing a 24-hour retreat for men on June 8-9 entitled, Be A Man. This is the first time he has preached at Malvern Retreat House. We invite men of all ages to attend this dynamic, life-changing retreat. Register early at 610-644-0400 or online at

We are offering the first ever Addiction Retreat for those affected by opioids! From Defiance to Reliance: Navigating Your Spiritual Path Amidst the Chaos of Addictions, June 22-23, 2018.

Directed by Mark Christmyer, Marty Kenney, Gethsemani Way Ministries, Anne Costa, best-selling author, retreat master and evangelist and Fr. Bill Dean. This retreat is a 24-hour retreat of healing and recovery for men and women. It is also for those affected by addiction personally or through association with a family member or friend. Are you or someone you love in the chaos of addiction? Are you are in need of healing after the death of a loved one who died from an addiction? Are you tired of being sick and tired? Then this is the retreat for you!

Register at or call 610-644-0400 today. $125.00 includes all meals and accommodations.

Charismatic retreat with Sr. Ann Shields and Fr. James Blount

June 29-July 1. Music will be led by Firehill Worship and Mark Griswold. The retreat will feature a healing service, preaching, uplifting music, Sacrament of Reconciliation, private time and adoration.

Author Gary Zimak is leading a retreat entitled, “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled-Finding Peace in a Stressful World.” July 27-29. Open to both Men and Women! Register today.

CALIX Society:  All are invited to fellowship and support at the St. Patrick Calix Unit in Norristown.  We gather for the 4pm Vigil Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, 714 Dekalb St. Norristown, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, followed by our meeting on the second floor of the Parish School at 5pm, located at 703 Green St. around the corner. The Calix Society is an association for those affiliated with a 12 step spirituality, and/or for family and friends of those who are, who desire to share the graces and truth of our Catholic faith in our personal and community growth as members of the family of God. For more information, please contact Janet @ 610-639-4127, or Paul @ 610-220-8927.  Additional info can be found at:

MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH ACADEMY Offers 7th GRADE VISITATIONS. We invite seventh grade girls to experience life at the Mount. Join us for a morning visit. Visitations will continue through May. All visits can be arranged online. Visit our website at for more information.

Bishop McDevitt High School, Class of 1968 will hold the 50th Reunion this year on Friday, November 23, 2018. Please check out the Facebook website, Bishop McDevitt HS Wyncote, 1968 50th Reunion, and add your name and email to be contacted for reunion details. Questions?E-mail






Gift of Days: Spirituality & Aging Retreat, June 5 – 7 (mid-week). Marianist Family Retreat Center, Cape May Point, NJ 08212. This retreat (intended for those 55+) will explore the mystery of aging and God’s desire for our spiritual fulfillment and development. This retreat will consist of input, quiet personal time, prayer rituals, Mass and small group sharing.  Cost: $130 per person (includes program, lodging & meals). Sign up online at or call 609-884-3829 for more information.

Unbound: Freedom in Christ Conference — June 15 and 16, 2018

Everyone is fighting an invisible battle.  Unbound ministry releases the powers of Jesus into wounded hearts.  To register, or for more information, go to or call 610-952-3019 extension 1.

“From Defiance to Reliance:  Navigating Your Spiritual Life Amidst the Chaos of Addictions.” June 22-23rd.   Join us for a 24-hour spiritual healing retreat sponsored by Malvern Retreat House and Gethsemani Way, June 22-23rd.  This retreat is for men and women seeking help for themselves, loved ones, family, spouse or family. It is an ecumenical retreat.  Register:  online at or call 610-644-0400.  For more information on the retreat, contact Mark Christmyer at

Heed the Call:   camps for grade school and high school boys, B.B.V.C. and Quo Vadis. These camps are wonderful opportunities for participants to not only have fun and interact with the seminarians, but begin to learn how to listen for God’s voice in their lives.

  • Brothers of Borromeo Vocation Camp (B.B.V.C.) – July 13, 2018: Boys in Grades 6 to 8 – (rising 6th graders to graduated 8th graders), are invited to gather at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. The day includes games, activities, great talks, powerful prayer & Mass, lunch and dinner. For more information, visit org/event/BBVC.
  • Quo Vadis Days – June 25, 28, 2018: This 4-day, 3-night camp held at Black Rock Retreat Center, is an annual favorite for high school aged men (incoming freshmen to graduated seniors). The camp includes daily Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, outdoor activities, a ropes course, powerful prayer, great talks, and an opportunity to interact with the Philadelphia seminarians. For more information, visit org/event/quovadis.

PILGRAMIDGE TO SAINTE-ANNE-DE-BEAUPRÉ SHRINE: July 24th – July 27th, 2018, 10 018 Avenue Royale, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré (QC), G0A 3C0 CANADA;  Shrine as early as 1665 with the writings of an Ursuline nun, Blessed Marie de l’Incarnation, the pilgrimage history of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is one that is marked by extraordinary events which continue even to this day.  Join us to celebrate Mass on her feast day July 26th, 2018. The Pilgrimage Tour includes round trip bus fare and hotel accommodations.  Meals are not included. To learn more about the Shrine you can go to:  For more information about the tour you can go to  For a brochure please contact Randy Pagnotta at and in the subject line put “Saint Anne’s Pilgrimage – interested in more information”, or call 610-564-0921.  If you cannot join us we would be happy to take your petitions to the Shrine for you.  Send an email to and in the subject line put Saint Anne’s Petition.  SPECIAL NOTE: Passports are required for entry into Canada.

Catholic Women’s Conference: October 27, 2018, 9 am – 4 pm

Daughters of the King — National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA.  Includes mass, dynamic speakers, exhibits, friendship and prayer.  For more information, go to