All Parents of School-Aged Children! Important Meeting Thursday 10/18 7:00pm Monsignor Woods Hall

Dear Parents,

     With a continuing desire to guide and instruct our parish children in their formation in our Catholic faith, and most especially in their relationship with Jesus, we will be hosting a special gathering for parents of children in our PREP and our Holy Family Regional Catholic School this Thursday evening, October 18th at 7:00 PM in the Monsignor Woods Hall.

     The purpose of our coming together is to engage in a conversation of how parents and the parish, working together as partners, can reach the hearts of our parish children, and by so doing, look into our own hearts as we endeavor to follow Jesus. Our theme is “Opening Your Heart to Reach Your Child’s Heart.” We are pleased to say that Audrey Wilson, our Director of Parish Services, will be making the presentation.

     For the sake of the children, please make plans to attend this important program.

 

Parent Meeting Oct 18 2018
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4th-8th Graders: Come Join Us! First Youth Group Meeting 10/14

SAINT FRANCES CABRINI INVITES YOUTH GRADES 4TH THROUGH 8TH GRADE TO JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST YOUTH GROUP MEETING OF THE YEAR SUNDAY OCTOBER 14TH FROM 6-8 PM IN THE FATHER LAUT BUILDING.  BRING A FRIEND!
SNACKS,GAMES,CRAFTS AND MORE…..
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL:
 SCOLLINS@SAINTFRANCESCABRINI.NET OR CALL 215-946-4040
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New Session Starts 9/18 & 9/19! Walking with Purpose: Keeping in Balance

Session 2 of Walking with Purpose is Starting Soon!

The new session of Walking with Purpose is upon us. Join us on a twenty-two week journey starting either on Tuesday morning September 18th from 10:30-12:00pm in the Parish Center or on Wednesday September 19th in the evening from 7:00-8:45pm in Monsignor Woods Hall.  It is not too late to register.  Forms are available at all the church doors and at the rectory. The cost of the Book is $40.00, and you can pay by cash or check.  If paying by check, please make check payable to Saint Frances Cabrini Church.

Session 2 Topic: Keeping in BalanceCreating Order Within. This session will take you on a journey throughout Scripture to discover the relevance of Old and New Testament wisdom to our daily challenges. Explore biblical ways that you can manage life’s pace and pressure while living with calm and steadiness. A lifestyle of health and holiness awaits.

Connect Coffee Talk: Getting a Grip Through Authenticity 

Not sure if you want to commit to the entire session. Join us for the Connect Coffee Talk: Everyone is welcome!   The Connect Coffee Talks are open to all women to participate whether the person signed up for the Keeping in Balance sessions or just wants to come and experience Walking With Purpose through the Connect Coffee Talks.

The Connect Coffee Talks occur once a month and consist of social time, a DVD presentation, and small group discussion of selected questions which relate to the presentation.  The first session for Opening Your Heart will be a Connect Coffee Talk.  Those, who want to commit for the entire 22 week Opening Your Heart Program, are asked to please complete the Registration Form in today’s Parish Bulletin.  For those, who would like to explore the Walking With Purpose Program but only want to attend the Connect Coffee Talks, no registration is necessary and there are no books required for these monthly sessions.

All women, parishioners and non-parishioners, are invited to join us for the first Connect Coffee Talk. Come and experience a taste of Walking with Purpose. Growing in these areas is a lifelong pursuit, but there’s no better time to begin than now!  No experience is necessary. All women are cordially invited to just come as you are for some coffee and a chance to see what Walking with Purpose is all about.

Walking with Purpose endeavors to meet women where they are, giving them practical biblical teaching that is consistent with Church doctrine and uses the Catechism of the Catholic Church as an additional resource. Walking with Purpose has three elements: at-home study and prayer, and small group meetings.

From my experience of attending these sessions and meeting other women who have been participating in this Program, they have shared with me what a life-changing experience it has been for them. It has also been life-changing for me as well. Through our meetings with one another, some participants have expressed that there is a greater peace in their lives and an inner happiness that has touched many aspects of their lives. What a blessing and what a great hope for us who are willing to prayerfully consider becoming part of this sacred process.

“For I know the plan I have for you, says the Lord.  Plans for welfare,

not evil, to give you a hope and a future.”  (Jeremiah 29:11)

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Check Out What’s in the Works at Saint Frances: A New Outdoor Campus

Check Out What’s in the Works at Saint Frances: A New Outdoor Campus

RENOVATIONS CURRENTLY IN DESIGN PHASE

At this point in time, we are envisioning having a gathering space in the center of the lawn on the Southway Drive side of the church with walkways leading from the parking lot and from Southway Drive to the circular gathering space and also having walkways to the three entrances to the church as well as to the Memorial Prayer Garden, which will be situated on the lawn between the church and the Parish Center.  The Memorial Prayer Garden will incorporate the St. Joseph the Worker Statue and the Memorial Bricks with the intention of incorporating additional Memorial Bricks in the future. We will also be incorporating four handicapped parking spaces along the church side of Goble Court. These handicapped spaces will be indented so as to leave more room for cars to pass by.
 
We are also contemplating an attractive walkway from the parking lot which would bring our parishioners to the gathering area on the church grounds and also another attractive walkway alongside the Father Laut building to allow for our parishioners to make their way from the church to the Monsignor Woods Hall. In addition to the resurfacing of the parking lot, there will be some trees, islands with shrubbery, the relocation of the lighting fixtures and four handicapped parking spaces.

In summary, currently our tentative plans include the following:

  • Large plaza/gathering space on the Southway Drive side of the church including two seating walls incorporating the stones removed from the interior of the church during the installation of the stained glass window
  • Memorial Prayer Garden with benches incorporating the St. Joseph the Worker Statue and the Memorial Bricks on the lawn between the church and the Parish Center
  • Five foot wide, stoned-paved walkways from the plaza/gathering space to the church entrances and to the Memorial Prayer Garden
  • Sloped curbing along the length of the drop off area on Southway Drive
  • Ten-foot wide, stoned-paved walkways with lighting from the Father Laut parking lot to the plaza/gathering space near the church and continuing to the main entrance to the church
  • Four ADA recessed-parking spaces on the church side of Goble Court
  • Four ADA parking spaces in the the Father Laut parking lot
  • Seventeen additional parking spaces in the Father Laut parking lot
  • Stamped asphalt running the length of the Father Laut parking lot near the school building
  • Repaving of the Father Laut parking lot, Monsignor Woods Hall parking lot, the rectory parking lot and driveway
  • Planting islands with trees, shrubbery and relocated lighting in the Father Laut parking lot
  • Pedestrian connection from the Monsignor Woods Hall parking lot to Southway Drive
  • Sidewalk and trees along the length of Southway Drive from Goble Court to Goble Court
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Men Rise Up to the Challenge! Join us!

Men Rise Up to the Challenge!

Join us!

Men around the world are stepping-up to the RISE Challenge this September 17th.

The question is: Will you join us?

We are pleased to invite you to an exciting experience which hopefully will enrich your personal life as well as the lives of those around you.  Today’s men are under a lot of pressure, at work and at home. Whether you’re single, a father with kids at home, married with no kids at home, divorced or widowed, we all need help balancing the demands of each day. But not only that, we’re supposed to be living life to the fullest, and finding joy even amidst the grind of work and family life.  And so, in light of these realities, we invite you to take a 30-Day Challenge with the men of St. Frances Cabrini Parish through RISE. It only takes about 5 to 7 minutes each morning, but it will give you the tools you need to take your life and relationships to the next level. Our hope is that many men of the Parish will RISE to this challenge. It’s only 30 days, but the impact it will have on your life is tremendous.  

The RISE: 30 Day Challenge is a powerful video series that has changed the lives of thousands of men around the world. It’s delivered right to your email and again it only takes about 5 to 7 minutes each morning. There is a very modest cost of $32. This investment of $1/day in yourself and your family is priceless.

Just register here MenRiseUp.org for the September 17th start-date.

RISE is for every man, whether you’re just seeking, or have been well-formed, because it takes you deep into your own heart, and challenges you to make what you’ve learned practical. The results are nothing but life-changing.

For more information, visit:   www.menriseup.org.  

 

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Get Your PREP Night Choice in Now, Register Today!

GET YOUR PREP NIGHT CHOICE IN NOW! 

 

Parents please mark your calendars! PREP classes for the 2018 – 2019 school year will begin during the week of September 10th and 11th. Limited Availability for Certain Evenings, Register today! 

In order to accommodate varying family schedules, we offer PREP sessions on Monday evenings and Tuesday evenings. Please note, kindergarten will ONLY be offered on Monday evening, and our Special Religious Education Program (SPRED) will ONLY be offered on Tuesdays. You will have the opportunity on the registration form to request the evening session of your choice. However, available seats for each session are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Prior to the beginning of PREP, you will receive a letter in the mail with more information regarding the night you received and the first night of PREP. No registrations will be processed on the opening nights of PREP.

Visit the Parish Website to register online at: https://saintfrancescabrini.net/youth-2/youth/prep/

If at any time you have questions, please contact Miss Jean E. Madden at the St. Frances Cabrini Rectory at 215-946-1115. Thank you!

 

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Welcome to Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church

We’re excited to debut our new mobile site at:

SaintFrancesCabrini.net

You’ll find our latest news announcements. This is what we’re most excited about — being able to connect with you about information, events, and opportunities in the parish in a more timely fashion than even with our print bulletin.

Mass is Celebrated Sundays 7 AM, 9 AM, 11 AM (Saturday Vigil 5:30 PM)

Monday-Saturday 9:30 AM & Holy Days 6:30 AM, 12 PM, 7 PM

Even better, you can subscribe via e-mail (don’t worry, it’s free!) to receive these latest news posts in your inbox. Click the green email button below to subscribe!

There are a host of other features and new offerings which you can discover by browsing through our web presence. Read about the wonderful site which will keep you engaged with the best Catholic content: FORMED   Sign up with your free subscription to get started!

Be sure to connect with us on our Facebook page, and stay in touch as we continue to share the new and exciting things happening at Saint Frances Cabrini!

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President of U.S. Bishops Conference Issues Statement on Course of Action Responding to Moral Failures on Part of Church Leaders

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued a statement noting the steps the U.S. Bishops Conference will take in addressing the failures of the Church in protecting the people of God. Click here to read the statement.

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Looking forward to the start of a new PREP year!

PREP Registration is NOW OPEN!

Requests for Monday or Tuesday evening sessions are filled on a rolling basis. Once a class is filled, students will automatically be assigned to the evening with remaining availability. Parents are encouraged to register early in order for their children to be enrolled in their preferred evening session.

Click HERE to Register

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Bishops Send a Clear Message to US Government, No Funding for Abortion in Family Planning Programs

Call to Action
Today, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops acting together with the Southern Baptists Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and the Catholic Medical Association sent a clear message to the US Department of Health and Human Services supporting the Agency’s proposal to stop any funds going to abortion facilities through government family planning programs.

Implementation of the “Protect Life Rule” is an important priority for all three organizations.

You can read the letter here.

You can personally support this important interdenominational effort by submitting comments of your own here. And please, share this alert with all your friends.

The deadline for submitting your comments is July 31, 2018.
Planned Parenthood and other abortion purveyors are flooding the Department of Health and Human Services opposing the “Protect Life Rule,” so please support our bishops and take action.

The proposed regulations can be viewed here.

Sample message:

“Most Americans recognize that abortion is not family planning or healthcare and has no place in a taxpayer-funded family planning program. I strongly support the proposed rule on the Title X program because it will help ensure that abortion-related activities are kept separate from this pre-pregnancy family planning program. For too long, Title X has been used to subsidize the abortion industry. We need these regulations in order to draw a bright line between what happens before a pregnancy begins and what happens after a child has been created, as Congress clearly intended.”

Background:

Title X of the Public Health Service Act (Title “Ten”) was created in 1970 as a pre-pregnancy federal family planning program to help poor women limit and space their family size. It was created in the heat of the population control movement, yet even though its authorization expired in 1985, Congress continues to appropriate yearly money.

Embedded in the authorizing law itself is a strict prohibition on its funds being used for abortion demonstrating the intent of Congress that Title X should be completely apart from the controversial and, at that time, still mostly illegal activity of abortion.  In fact, it was argued that Title X was needed in order to reduce the abortion rate.

In spite of this prohibition, the program guidelines governing the early years of the program soon required abortion referrals and allowed abortion providers to perform abortions in the same location, arguably allowing the program to become a direct channel for abortion providers to receive clients as well as federal money for their non-abortion offerings.

To respond to this abuse, President Reagan issued formal regulations in 1987 requiring that Title X service sites be physically and financially separated from abortion centers and not refer or counsel for abortion. These regulations were challenged and successfully defended by the Bush 41 Administration in the US Supreme Court case Rust v. Sullivan of 1991. However, they were rescinded in January of 1993 under President Clinton and replaced by regulations later that year requiring abortion referrals and allowing co-location of Title X clinic sites with abortion sites.

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