Family Fully Alive Festival Sunday, April 30, 2017, 12:00PM – 5:00PM St. Joseph Parish, 338 Manor Ave., Downingtown, PA 19335

https://www.familyfullyalive.us/sponsors-exhibit-area/

Click on link above for details.

Walk By Faith To Live is honored to be an event sponsor and exhibitor!

Stop by my exhibit for dynamic Catholic conversation and to receive my book personally autographed!

Join us for an awesome event for families organized by families!  

Tremendous speakers, relevant breakout sessions, fun activities for kids, exhibits, food, refreshments, Mass and Confession!

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Oremus Communications April 2017 Newsletter

OREMUS COMMUNICATIONS APRIL 2017 NEWSLETTER

Alleluia!

Good News everyone!

The glorious celebration of Easter Sunday will be soon upon us, and how privileged and thankful we are that Our Blessed Lord, Jesus Christ, has saved us from our sins and made it possible for all of us to spend eternity with Him, His Father and the Holy Spirit along with all the angels and saints, including the Blessed Virgin Mary, and finally, all of the souls in Purgatory (once they have undergone their purification).

It doesn’t get any better than that, does it?

When we reflect on our struggles here on earth in light of these saving efforts of Our Lord, Jesus, it is so much easier to deal with our burdens and problems. Nicht wahr? And so there is much wisdom in the old maxim: “Keep the Faith”; because as we know, the rewards for doing so are out of this world!

And now, here on earth, we want to let you know of some of our activities for this month of April.

In addition, to a Special Novena Prayer to Our Lord on Easter Sunday, the 16th, we will be visited by some great co-hosts on our Oremus Communications Family Rosary Program (OCFRP).

Starting on Monday, April 10, we will be joined by Mrs. Janet Graffius, Curator of Collections at Stonyhurst College in the UK. As some of you may remember, Janet was in Philadelphia last June 2016 serving as the Custodian of relics of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, Pa. USA. Janet will be calling in from Washington, D.C. where she is currently on tour with these relics to talk about the political and religious challenges that these two great Saints had to face on their path to Sainthood.

Next, on Wednesday, the 12th of April, Mr. Carl Malburg, the Guardian of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be calling in from the midwestern state of Indiana to talk about the Message of Our Lady of Fatima in light of the official recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima apparitions on May 13th. Certainly, a MUST.

On Monday, May 24th, Dr. Mary Anne Ritchie Gordon, prominent Pro-Life physician from the Delaware Valley and board member of the Pennsylvanians For Human Life Education Services, will be back to talk about the May Procession, in honor of Our Blessed Mother, to be held at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia on Sunday, May 7.

And on Friday, the 28th, author and good friend, Mr. Charles DeFeo, O.P., will return to give a general historical overview of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and the importance of the Council of Trent. {For more details re: the above events and more, please log onto our website: oremuscomms.com

PAX!!!

Remain in My Love: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Initiative for the Renewal of Marriage and Family Life; A Three Year Project

REMAIN IN MY LOVE (John 15, 9) Archdiocese of Philadelphia Initiative For the Renewal of Marriage and Family Life Archbishop Charles J. Chaput announces a three year project, Remain in My Love, directed to every member of the clergy and lay faithful, and to every parish and institution, to reinvigorate our understanding, practices and celebrations of Christian marriage and family life.

 

There is a serious need to shift our previous approach to marriage and family life which ignores the consequences of poor catechesis and the lack of personal encounter to a more evangelical and relational approach.

Remain in my Love, requires of everyone in the Archdiocese that clear and effective catechetical materials are in use on marriage and family life, an intentional assessment of the effectiveness of programs and ministries related to marriage and family life, and the development of a future stable plan for marriage and family life in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The success of Remain in my Love stands on corporate and personal conversion to the way of Christian marriage and family life through prayer and the worthy celebration of the Sacraments.

Remain in My Love will focus on the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center the first year, on parishes and institutions the second year, and on married couples and families the third year.

The project, for all three years, moves in two directions, inviting a committed investment on the part of all. The first direction includes catechesis on significant biblical and pastoral themes on marriage and family life. The second direction includes guided reflection on these themes in small groups.

A more complete presentation of these directions can be found on the attachments to this announcement.

The Archbishop has deliberately chosen the offices and agencies in the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center to be the first participants in this project, Remain in My Love.

As the pastoral arm of his leadership and ministry in the service of all in the Archdiocese, a reinvigorated—biblical, evangelical and pastoral—understanding of marriage and family life becomes the lens through which to encourage the same understanding in our parishes and institutions and among all the clergy and faithful.

 

For more information, visit: archphila.org/remain.