LADIES NIGHT OUT ! Friday December 1st!

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Breakfast with Santa Tickets Available in the Rectory!

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Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Open House and Christmas Concert

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On behalf of Bishop Timothy C. Senior, Rector of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, I write to share information regarding the Seminary’s 30th Annual Open House and Christmas Concert, which is scheduled for Sunday, December 10th.

During the Open House, seminarians will guide tours through this historic Catholic landmark where visitors can view artwork treasures from the Seminary’s collection, artifacts from Pope Francis’ visit in 2015, explore the daily life of seminarians, and learn about educational programs open to the general public. Tours last one hour and begin at 1:00 p.m. The final tour starts at 3:00 p.m.

Christmas crèches will be on display before the concert in the Ryan Memorial Library featuring dozens of Nativity scenes from around the world. The concert will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Saint Martin of Tours and will feature the musicians and choir of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Both events are free and open to the public. Parking is available on the Seminary campus.  A free will offering will be collected at intermission for the Sisters of Life at Saint Malachy Parish.

Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan
Vicar for Clergy

Attention: Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers:  The Youth Group has prepared a Thanksgiving craft for our Home-bound Parishioners!  Please pick them up in the back of the Church this weekend to bring to your communion calls.  Thank you for your continued devotion to this ministry, it is greatly appreciated by Saint Frances Cabrini and the parishioners you visit.

Only 11 session days left

Giving Tuesday is November 28th

Double your investment in PA Family Institute: pafamily.org/match

Your State Representative will be back in Harrisburg on Monday for one of just eleven session days left in the PA House before the end of the year (last session day: December 20th) and two questions remain unanswered:

  1. Will you continue paying for “sex change” surgery on children?
  2. Will Pennsylvania continue to permit late-term and dismemberment abortion?

  1. “Sex Change” Surgery on Children

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) must be renewed by December 31st and is awaiting action in the PA House of Representatives. This program currently includes coverage for “gender reassignment” surgery on children, something Governor Wolf unilaterally added into the program last year.

TAKE ACTION: Tell your State Representative that you do not want your taxdollars paying for “sex change” surgery on children through the CHIP program. Click here to use our Citizen Action Center to automatically email your State Representative.

  1. Ending Late-Term & Dismemberment Abortion

After passing the State Senate in February, we had been told that a vote can be expected in the PA House by the end of this year on ending both late-term and dismemberment abortions.

Frankly, it should not take nearly a year to pass this important legislation. Just last week, a story made headlines about a baby born at just 21 weeks who is now a healthy 3-year-old (“most pediatrics and obstetrics societies agree that 22 weeks of gestation is the lower threshold of viability.”). The sad truth is Pennsylvania State Representatives are continuing to allow viable babies being killed through abortion as far as six months in pregnancy (24 weeks). That is inexcusable.

TAKE ACTION: Tell your State Representative to end late-term and dismemberment abortion as soon as possible. Click here to use our Citizen Action Center to automatically email your State Representative.

Thank you for helping us advocate for these two bills.

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“I don’t want to imagine a world without PFI.”

– State Representative Bryan Cutler 

Giving Tuesday is coming soon and you have an opportunity to double your investment into the work of the Pennsylvania Family Institute. Thanks to a generous donor, all contributions we receive will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000.

To give towards this matching grant, click here or call 717-545-0600.

For more, visit pafamily.org/match.

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Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday and Amazon donates to Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church!

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Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1476317 and Amazon donates to Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. #YouShopAmazonDonates

 

Five Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Episcopal Alumni Elected Chairmen of USCCB Committees This Morning

This morning at the Fall General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, members voted for chairmen-elect of several committees. I’m most pleased to inform you that five of the bishops elected are alumni of our own Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

  • Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, ‘72, Archbishop of Louisville, was elected Chairman-elect of the Committee For Religious Liberty.
  • Bishop Kevin Rhodes, ‘79 (College Seminary), Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, was elected Chairman-elect of the Committee on Doctrine.
  • Bishop Joseph Cistone, ‘75, Bishop of Saginaw, was elected Chairman-elect of the Committee on National Collections.
  • Bishop Michael Burbidge, ‘84, Bishop of Arlington, was elected Chairman-elect of the Committee on Communications.
  • Bishop Nelson Perez, ‘89, Bishop of Cleveland, was elected Chairman-elect of the Committee on Cultural Diversity.

They will assume these positions for three year terms in November 2018.

Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan
Vicar for Clergy

Come to a free NaPro Road Show and learn more about the Creighton Model and NaProTechnology

Come to a free NaPro Road Show and learn more about the Creighton Model and NaProTechnologynapro

Our next free presentation on NaProTechnology is scheduled for Tuesday November 28 and will be hosted by Our Lady of Grace Parish in Penndel, PA. Meet us in the school cafeteria to view the film NaPro: A Quiet Revolution produced by the Black Friars Media (see trailer here). Come and hear our newest NaProTechnology trained physician, Dr. Delia Larrauri.  Question and answer session will be provided with index cards to ensure anonymity. Our Lady of Grace is located at 225 Bellevue Avenue, Penndel, PA 19047. This event starts at 7 PM. For additional information and/or questions, contact Barbara at 215-884-2922

Introducing the Religious Sign App for Families from the Deaf Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

I write this afternoon on behalf of Sister Kathleen Schipani, IHM, Director of the Archdiocesan Office for Persons with Disabilities and the Deaf Apostolate to introduce the Religious Sign App for Families, which is available in both Apple and Android Platforms. The Deaf Apostolate has produced an app that is available in both Apple and Android platforms. Additional information can be found below.

 

The Religious Sign App for Families

An innovative App has been produced by the Deaf Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is a fun way to learn signs for religious words and to teach young children how to pray in American Sign Language. This App can be used by Deaf and hearing as a way to encourage families to pray together in American Sign Language. It can be used in classrooms for Religious Education and in Catholic Schools. Click here to purchase in the App Store.

 

All of the adult models are Deaf and all the children are Deaf or Children of Deaf Adults (CODAs) from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. This is a great way to have the whole family learn to pray in ASL. The App is captioned and voiced in English and Spanish. To learn more about the App go to www.ReligiousSignApp.org

 

The App was presented to a conference at the Vatican just a few weeks ago and has been featured in a number of news articles. A sampling of links to coverage in the press can be found below.

http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2017/signs-of-the-spirit-app-teaches-blessings-how-to-pray-in-asl.cfm

http://catholicphilly.com/2017/10/news/world-news/app-developed-by-phila-nun-teaches-how-to-pray-in-sign-language/

 

Please join me in offering prayerful congratulations to Sister Kathleen and all those who made this app possible.

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan

Vicar for Clergy

Call to Action: Urge Congress to Enact the Conscience Protection Act of 2017

Dear Friend,

Your help is needed to defend life and liberty of conscience. I write once again to ask your help in advocating for the Conscience Protection Act of 2017. Now is the time to raise our voices in defense of those health care professionals who choose not to participate in abortion. Even if you have sent a message to your members of Congress in the past, please take action again today. This has been a long effort, but we are closer than ever to reaching our goal of making the common-sense protections of the Weldon Amendment part of permanent law. We are grateful that you continue to stand with us as we strive to protect every life and freedom of conscience in federal law. Further information about the legislation is availablehere.

 
Today we renew our call to action to urge Congress to pass the CPA as part of must-pass appropriations legislation. Yesterday morning, a press conference was held at the Capitol to introduce America to three nurses whose freedom of conscience was violated because they chose not to participate in abortion. Human Life Action was there and recorded the event for you. Click the photo below to hear the stories of Sandra Mendoza, Cathy DeCarlo and Fe Vinoya.

Cardinal Dolan and many national and community leaders have called on the Senate and the House of Representatives to enact the Conscience Protection Act of 2017 (CPA). Now is the time to add our voices to theirs.

Please take action today. Together we will be heard!

Amy McInerny
Executive Director