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 THIS ISSUE

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PROGRAMS/EVENTS
programs
3/18/18: 
Join 
St. Matthew's Church, Maple Glen for the next installment of
Dinner Church
from 6-8 p.m. All youth in grades 6-12th are welcome! We will continue the youth-only conversation about gun violence and make signs for the March for Our Lives Philadelphia. Dinner will be a taco bar with all the fixings.

ACCOMMODATIONS/SPACE FOR RENT
accommodations
St. Andrews in-the-Field , 500 Somerton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116, has a spacious, newly remodeled Hall with well-equipped kitchen for rent for conferences, parties, showers, meetings and other events. Private parking lot and convenient to public transportation. Call church office for details: 215-673-5938.
THRIFT STORES
thrift
St. Luke's Thrift Store , 1946 Welsh Road, Philadelphia, PA, is open every Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The store will be closed Sunday, April 1st for Easter and will reopen the following week. Located entirely in the Parish hall basement and handicapped accessible. Contact number: 215-969-3645.

CHURCH SERVICE CHANGES
service
3/16/18: Stations of the Cross at the Church of the Crucifixion (620 S. 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147) from 5 - 5:40 p.m. Stations of the Cross are a series of fourteen pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' progress from his condemnation by Pilate to his crucifixion and burial. Prayers are performed before each image. The Rev. Patricia Cashman, rector at Gloria Dei, will lead the service and is inviting all to experience prayer in this beautiful, urban church dedicated to Christ's passion and death. Please use the Bainbridge Street entrance. (Please note that there are currently no working toilets or heat in the church.)

ITEMS FREE/FOR SALE TO PARISHES
items
Attention, Good Samaritans!  St. Mark's, Frankford needs your help in filling these  "Blessings Bags" for distribution to those in need.  Donations may be dropped off at St. Mark's, Frankford (4442 Frankford Ave., 19124), Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pickups can be arranged. Call Blair Jordan 267-368-0043/Luz Miranda 267-356-3992 or St. Mark's: 215-535-0635.