This weekly newsletter is intended to keep the members of the Diocese aware of programs and activities in our parishes, share position openings throughout the Diocese, and to let others know if we have excess goods/items they might be able to use. Have something to share?  Contact J.D. Lafrance, jdlafrance@diopa.org no later than Wednesday 12 p.m. each week for distribution that week.  
In an effort to streamline our communications with you, we have taken four DIOPA newsletters and condensed them into two. This one - DIOPA Connections - will continue to share what is happening in each parish - events, service changes, items for sale, etc. Our other newsletter, At Work for Youwill continue to update you weekly on Diocesan initiatives, events and news from the Bishop.
IN THIS ISSUE

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PROGRAMS/EVENTS
programs
2/2/18: Church of the Holy Spirit, Harleysville hold its monthly Friday Adult Faith Forum featuring a video of an interview with David Brooks on the political and cultural climate in the U.S. that was recorded at the one year anniversary of the presidential election in November.  The evening will begin with a potluck supper starting at 6 p.m. for those interested in sharing a fellowship meal.  It will be followed by the program and discussion.  All are welcome.  For more information, contact the church at 214-234-8020 or visit www.churchoftheholyspirit.us.
ACCOMMODATIONS/SPACE FOR RENT
accommodations
St. Margaret's House Retreat Center at St. Luke's in Germantown is a spacious center for many needs. From booking meeting and day projects, to weekend retreats and week long events. Please call the Church office at 215 844-8544 or at our Facebook page @the retreat center at St. Margaret's.
THRIFT STORES
thrift
The Catacomb Closet at Holy Trinity Church at  212 South High Street , West Chester , operates an upscale resale shop selling a variety of housewares, books, jewelry, children's toys, adult and children's clothing, pictures, entertaining and decorative glassware, as well as seasonal items at bargain prices. It is open to the general public every Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All proceeds are donated to charitable organizations within our community and the Diocese and to those causes affected by tragic world events.

CHURCH SERVICE CHANGES
service
On Ash Wednesday (2/14), Bishop Daniel G. P. GutiĆ©rrez will offer ashes and prayer at  The Church of the Crucifixion , 620 S. 8th Street in Philadelphia, starting at 8 a.m. All are invited to attend. 

ITEMS FREE/FOR SALE TO PARISHES
items
All Saints' Rhawnhurst has changed out their electronic outdoor carillon and has many Schulmerich "Auto Bell Cards" available. They are in perfect condition, and are no longer available from the manufacturer. For a list, please contact Bill Miller, parish musician: miltronix51@verizon.net. Thank you!