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Catholic Adult Formation and Education




Thursday, June 15, 22, 29 at 7:00 pm

Rectory Meeting Room


Blessing of Animals

Parish Pilgrimage to Mother Seton Shrine

Advent by Candlelight

Blessing of Christmas Crib

Fair Trade Christmas Sale

Parish Mission

Parish May Procession

March 2017

Bible Study:  the Book of Tobit

beginning Wednesday, March 22nd

January 2017

Bible Study:  beginning January 25th

The Bible and the Blessed Virgin Mary

(discover Mary's place in the Old and New Testament)

Lent 2017

Parish Mission:  "Dare to Be Holy"

March 5-8

How to pick a Catholic bible:

The Year Of Mercy (2016)

Do you remember the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy?

This is the year to reflect on them and practice them

What's new this year?

January 2016

Bible study:  the Prophets, Messengers of God's Mercy

10 weeks with the Prophets:  Hosea, Jonah, Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, Daniel

Fall 2015 Women in the Old Testament:  

Who are these women that we hear so little about?

Bible Study:  Wednesdays 9:30 am or 7:00 pm

The Our Father

A 6 week study of Jesus' Perfect Prayer

Wednesdays, beginning April 8th, 

9:30 am or 7:00 pm

Rectory meeting room



Is it time for a change?  Walking Toward Eternity is an 

inspiring series designed to help you live your faith more fully 

by developing and nurturing characteristics that are essential to 

the Christian life.  This DVD based series with 

Jeff Cavins introduces seven key virtues (including 

forgiveness, humility, faithfulness, and thankfulness) and 

outlines practical steps for living them out in your life.  Join us 

for Walking Toward Eternity beginning Wednesday, 

September 24th, 9:30 AM or 7:00 PM.  For more information 

or to register for the study, call Theresa Haggerty at  

610-356-5069 or email:  

Parish Pilgrimage

Thursday, November 6th

Shrine of St. Katherine Drexel

Advent By Candlelight

Thursday, December 11th


Sister Sheila Galligan IHM

"Conversion": the Journey of the Magi with Father Robert Barron

An Advent reflection

Hearts  changed by an encounter with Jesus

Tuesday, December 16th, 9:30 am or 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Rectory meeting room


Where do we find a New Heaven and New Earth?  

The Book of Revelation!


Is it the scariest book in the Bible?  Or just the most misunderstood?  Would you like to learn what the writer of the "Apocalypse" was trying to tell us? 


Join us for a study of the Book of Revelation (the last book of the Bible) – a DVD series with the renowned biblical scholar, Jeff Cavins


Beginning Wednesday, January 15th, 9:45 am or 7:00 pm, in the rectory meeting room



Interested in becoming a Catholic?  Or do you know someone who has expressed an interest in the faith?  Maybe you just want to learn more about the Catholic Church?  Contact Sister Mary Barrar at  Sister Mary offers the R.C.I.A. process on Monday nights throughout the school year (Sept - May).  She would be glad to talk to you too!  610-356-1613


 Sorry, you missed: 

  The Psalms -- the School of Prayer



Wednesdays, 9:45-11:30 AM or 7:00-8:30 PM,

Location:  Rectory Lower Level



Our bible study programs combine personal Bible reading and study,

small-group faith sharing, lecture and prayer in an informal setting.

Come join us and learn to make the real connection between your faith and your everyday life.





This is some of what we offered this past year 2010-11:


Catholic Adult Formation & Education

Adult Faith Formation Series 2010/11 



Lenten Retreat

"Saved by Beauty"

with Brother Mickey McGrath

Saturday, March 26, 2011 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

in the Parish School Building

Continental breakfast included.  A $10.00 donation would be appreciated.

See Brother Mickey's artwork:

Register in advance with Mrs. Theresa Haggerty 

Brother Mickey will have his artwork available for sale

Warm the Body, Warm the Soul

Lenten Simple Supper

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Parish School Cafeteria

Bring a crockpot of soup for you and yours, bring enough to share with others.  Bring your soup recipe to share with others.

Spend some time reflecting on the hungers of the human family.




 ALPHA is a DVD based, faith sharing series


ALPHA  takes on the basics of Christianity

It tries to answer some fundamental questions:

Why are we here?

Is there more to Life than this?

Is Christianity relevant?

Who is Jesus and why should I care?

Is there evil, and how can I resist it?

Does "religion" matter?

How can I make the most of the rest of my life?


January - April, 2011, Thursdays

9:45 AM

Rectory lower level

Register in advance with Theresa Haggerty at 610-356-5069

Read more about Alpha:



Our Catholic Faith Formation programs are open to all adult parishioners (non-parishioners are also welcome)



Read more about Bethesda Project in Philadelphia:


Read more about Dawn's Place:



What does the Catholic Church have to say on "social" issues?  Read more about Catholic Social Teaching at:




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Archdiocese of Philadelphia
3309 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073