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. 

You Belong — How to Foster Active Participation in Worship: April 28 from 9:30 am to 12 pm.  This workshop will be held at the Archdicesan Pastoral Center.  Parish Contacts for the Office for Persons with Disabilities and other parish leaders are encouraged to attend.  The presenters, Dr. Geralyn Anderson Arango from Holy Family University and Gilian Lally, a Behavioral Specialist will present ways to foster active participation in worship for children with disabilities and their families. To rsvp go to, or email or call 215-587-3530. 

Mothers of Children with Disabilities Retreat: Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  This retreat will take place at Malvern Retreat house and will be led by Sr. Suzanne Mayer, IHM. She will direct a retreat for mothers and grandmothers who are raising children with disabilities and also those who have adult children with disabilities. Fr. Jim Olsen will be the celebrant for Mass. There will be time to pray, reflect, and chat with other mothers. To register, go to For more information please contact Malvern Retreat House at 610-644-0400 or the Office for Persons with Disabilities at 215-587-3530.

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

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral & Saint Frances Cabrini Shrine: Tuesday, April 3

There is no better way to travel than to travel as a pilgrim!  Join fellow parishioners and friends from other parishes across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for this one day pilgrimage to New York City.  We will first tour Saint Patrick’s and then celebrate the noon Mass at the Cathedral.  Following Mass, we will depart for the Saint Frances Cabrini Shrine where we will enjoy lunch and a tour.  Free time will be allotted for personal prayer and visits to the gift shops at each sacred place. Bus Departure:  Saint Maria Goretti Church Parking Lot. Approximate Return Home:  7:00 PM. Cost:  $70.00 per person (includes lunch). Register using the form at

Pope John Paul II High School “Panthers in the Sand” — April 14th.

Are you thinking of the cool breezes of summer? Have you had enough snow? Come experience “Panthers in the Sand”-Savor the Flavor- on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 7PM to 11PM at PJP. Join us for our annual restaurant fair, auction and basket raffle! Tickets are on sale now! For more information, please visit our website at > Alumni> Special Events> Savor the Flavor

Saint Mary of the Assumption Parish Pre-Cana Program, Saturday, April 14

Program begins at 9:00 AM and ends after the 4:00 Pm Mass.  It includes lunch, snacks and an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This one-day Program meets all the requirements of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. A certificate is provided upon completion. Call the Parish Office for an application:  610-933-2526 or visit our website – click on Forms/PRE CANA.

St. Titus’ Annual Ladies Night Out, Friday, April 20th -An awesome night doing some of your favorite things-shopping, basket raffles and BINGO! St. Titus Social Hall, 3000 Keenwood Rd, East Norriton.  Doors open at 6:00 pm; Bingo begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20.00. 

Spirituality of Knitting & Needle-crafting Retreat: April 20 – 22

Marianist Family Retreat Center, Cape May Point, NJ. Come explore how the work of your hands is also the work of our Creator’s hands! Through shared prayer services, presentations, daily Mass and plenty of time to craft in community, we will explore the Spirituality of Knitting. All who knit, crochet or needle-craft with some experience are welcome! Cost: $135 per person (includes program, lodging & meals). Sign up online at or call 609-884-3829 for more information.

Matrimony: Rediscovering Its Truth (1-day conference) Saturday, April 21, 10 am to 6:15 pm at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. $50 per person. Featuring: His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, D.D. J.C.D., Member and Prefect Emeritus, Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. Advance registration is required. Lunch will be included as part of the registration fee. For more information call 215-247-2585 or visit:

Mass for those Suffering from Addiction: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Addiction has touched far too many families and taken far too many of our loved ones.  Join us that we may draw strength from one another in the power of faith. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Royersford, PA.  Mass is at 11:00 pm.  Celebrant, Rev. Tadeusz Gporka, Pastor.  All are invited.

St. Peregrine Mass of Anointing of the Sick: April 25 

On Wednesday, April 25, the closing night of the Novena to St. Peregrine, there will be a Mass of Anointing of the Sick following the Novena; the Novena will be at 6:30 pm with Mass at 7:30 pm in the Church. 

Corpus Christi Church, 900 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, PA. For more info call Rosemary at 215.368.5875.

The Society of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla Annual Feast Day Mass: Thursday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m. Mass. After Mass, venerate First-Class & Second-Class Relics followed by refreshments and online store items available in church’s downstairs auditorium; Mass LiveStream at For additional information, please call 215-657-3101 or email Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla, located in the Nativity of Our Lord Church, 625 West Street Road, Warminster, PA  18974

Wedding Anniversary Mass: April 28

 Are you celebrating a special anniversary this year? The annual Archdiocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul at the 5:15 pm Vigil Mass with Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap. presiding. This Mass is to pray for and with all married couples who are newlyweds, or who have been married 25 years or more, or 50 years or more. Friends and family are welcome and encouraged to attend. REGISTRATION  IS REQUIRED to attend this event. To register visit or call 215.587.0500.

Wines and Shrines of Portugal Viewing Party: April 28, 6 – 9 pm

Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 120 Allison Road, Oreland. Enjoy Portuguese wines and delicious food, while watching clips from the upcoming production of “The Faithful Traveler in Portugal.” $50 per person.  Call 215-884-8575 or email for tickets.

The Sensational Soul Cruisers Live in Concert! April 28th

Our Lady of Peace Parish Presents The “SENSATIONAL SOUL CRUISERS”. Dance down memory lane with your family and friends. The concert takes place at Nelson Hall, Notre Dame de Lourdes School, 990 Fairview Road, Swarthmore PA, from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. Tables can be reserved. Tickets are $35 per person. Call the OLP Rectory (610) 328-9330 or Debbie Hanna (215) 520-2097 for tickets.

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.

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.

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