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  Here I am, Philly, coming by you again...

Thanks to our Mother for making this beautiful procession possible. In order to see more pictures of the procession click here

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New Phone number: 267-787-5000

Prayer 101: Prayer Workshop with Fr. Carlos! Wednesday evenings: January 28 and February 4, 7:30PM to 9:00PM, Newman Center Chapel. Are you interested in learning how to pray in a more effective way? Would you like to grow in your ability to communicate with God? Heard about different prayers, such as Lectio Divina, but don't know how to go about them? Come learn more about the different ways our communication with God can be expressed and the toos and practices that make it easier. Everyone is welcome! Fr. Carlos Keen will lead the workshops.

Wednesday evenings - Adoration and Mass in Church! - Please join us for this very special time with Our Lord: 9:00PM Adoration; 9:30PM Mass. Everyone is welcome! 

Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture offers lectures, workshops, and meetings of interest to thinking Catholics. For more information, write Or visit the Collegium Institute's website:

Focus on Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation "The Joy of the Gospel."  Come hear five evenings of discussion and explaination of the "New Evangelization" and learn how families can put Pope Francis' words into action. When: Saturdays - January 31; February 7 and 14. after the 5:15PM Mass.  Where: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 1723 Rade Street, Philadelphia 19103.

Gospel of St. Matthew, New Testament Bible Study: This Group will announce when it will resume meeting on Sundays from 12:45PM - 2:15PM, upper level lounge. For the resumption date and more information, contact or 267-228-2559.

Pray the Rosary! All are welcome to stop in to the Chapel, Upper Level, Newman Center, 3720 Chestnut Street, to pray the Rosary on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at 6:30PM.

Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius: Are you facing important decisions? Do you want to experience greater freedom and joy, drawing closer to God? These exercises meet on Sundays and/or Monday evenings. This session is closed but for further information about future sessions, contact:; 267-228-2559. 

Children's Religious Education / Sacramental Preparation: For information, please contact Doug at or 267-228-2559.

For People Seeking Recovery - Narcotics Anonymous (NA): Four meetings every week in the Church Hall (enter at the rear of the Church through the parking lot). Beginners Meeting (Mondays 7-8:15PM); Speaker & Discussion Meeting (Mondays, 8:30-10PM); WAIT Meeting (Fridays, 7-8:15PM); Step Meeting (Fridays, 8:30-10PM). For more information: visit or call 215-629-6757.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Or in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Come to RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) which introduces adults to the Catholic faith and way of life. Regardless of your religious background, whether you already know you want to become Catholic or simply wish to learn more, RCIA will help. This program is also for Catholics who have not received First Communion and/or Confirmation. Meetings are Sundays 3:45PM to 5:15PM before the 5:30PM Sunday Mass. To register or for more info, contact Andrew at  

Meditation/Centering Prayer: You are welcome to join this small ecumenical group which meets in the Newman Center on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00PM. For the schedule and information about the group and about learning to pray in the Christian contemplative tradition, please contact Tom Connolly at 484-995-4046 or  

Volunteers needed for Liturgical Ministries: We need Acolytes, Lectors, Musicians, Choir Members, and Ushers. If you are interested in helping in any capacity with these ministries, please contact us at

38th Street Stained Glass Windows: Walk along 38th Street between Chestnut and Sansom and view our stained glass windows! We thank those who contributed to these windows. If you are interested in contributing to the restoration of additional windows, please write to


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