Ridley-area Catholic churches announce Lenten round – Delco Times

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP – Catholic churches in the Ridley area recently announced the Lenten March series. All are welcome to come to the five churches in and around Ridley Township, bring a friend or two and enjoy the program. The series is called “The Sacraments” and will run for five consecutive Tuesday evenings starting March 1, the day before Ash Wednesday. Each evening will be hosted by a different parish at 7 p.m. The program will include evening prayer, benediction, a lecture on a sacrament by a different guest speaker each week, and then a social activity for participants.

The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, March 1 at St. Gabriel’s Church, Norwood, “Confirmation” by the Reverend David Fisher, assistant professor at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary; Tuesday March 8, Saint-François d’Assise Church, Springfield, “Eucharist”, Dr. Kelly Anderson, associate professor at Saint-Charles Borromée Seminary; Tuesday, March 15, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Morton, “Marriage and Holy Orders,” Rev. Patrick Brady, Vice-Rector, at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary; Tuesday, March 22, Our Lady of Peace, Milmont Park, “Baptism,” Meghan Cokeley, director, Office for New Evangelism, Archdiocese of Philadelphia; Tuesday, March 29, St. Madeline’s Church, Ridley Park, “Penance, Reverend John Hand, Parish Administrator at St. Gabriel’s Church.

League of Women Voters Hosts Watch Party

The community is invited to join the League of Women Voters of Central Delaware County for an in-person watch party, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10, at Park Avenue Community Center, 129 Park Ave., Swarthmore. . Attendees will watch the National Constitution Center’s webinar, “Elections, Speeches, and Political Disinformation.” Desserts and drinks are scheduled for 6:30 p.m., followed by the webinar viewing at 7 p.m. and a discussion at 8 p.m., following the live broadcast.

The webinar explores key proposals for combating election misinformation and whether elections are First Amendment compliant. Prominent election law expert and author Richard Hasen and author and free speech scholar Catherine Ross and others discuss this timely and important issue. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates. The event is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, email swhmdi53bwa@outlook.com

Price Rite Marketplace hosts job fair

Price Rite Marketplace will host a job fair, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, February 26, to fill various positions in its retail grocery stores. Candidates looking to jump-start their careers and gain valuable experience in retail, management, customer service and business are encouraged to visit the job fair at any Price Rite Marketplace store to speak with an on-site recruitment manager.

Full-time, part-time, and management positions are available, depending on location.
For more information, visit https://www.priceritemarketplace.com.

Segal Puppet and Theater Company offers local paper puppet workshops

Children and caregivers are invited to paper puppet workshops at Immanuel Lutheran Church on March 6, 13, 20 and 27. Segal Puppet and Theater Company will guide attendees through four weeks of Sunday afternoon fun building puppets, creating scenarios and recording puppet shows. .

Each 45-minute session will be held at the Church, 501 Chester Pike, Norwood, on Sundays at 1 p.m. Children must be at least five years old and be accompanied by an adult for each workshop. The series costs $50 per child or $80 per family for the four sessions. Scholarships are available.

To register, contact the office at 610-586-5860 or email secretariat.immanuel@verizon.net or Pastor Lee at pastor.immanuelnorwood@gmail.com.

The Wardrobe offers free clothes to formerly incarcerated citizens

The Wardrobe, formerly known as Career Wardrobe, has announced Open Wardrobe, a monthly program offering participants the chance to receive free clothing without an appointment. The first Open Wardrobe of the year, Friday, March 4, will focus on serving those formerly involved in justice, the hallmark of the new Returning Wardrobe program.

The event is open to anyone who needs clothing or help transitioning to work and who has been involved in the criminal justice system. Due to COVID safety protocols, people are asked to register to attend http://bit.ly/wardrobe0304.

The Wardrobe, located in Lansdowne and Philadelphia, is a nonprofit social enterprise that uses clothing to inspire change. Everyone at The Wardrobe deserves a second chance and believes clothes shouldn’t be a barrier to success. The organization strives to eliminate clothing insecurity which can mean wearing nothing or not having the right thing to wear. After leaving The Wardrobe, customers shine from within with clothes that help them fit in with their peer group or make a good impression when looking for a job. For more information on how to donate, purchase or support the wardrobe, visit http://www.wardrobepa.org.

Wawa celebrates Black History Month with free admission to museums

In celebration of Black History Month, Wawa, the National Constitution Center and the African American Museum of Philadelphia are teaming up to offer visitors a free Wawa Community Day in honor of Black History Month , Saturday, February 26. Admission to both the National Constitution Center and the African American Museum in Philadelphia will be free, thanks to the generosity of Wawa. A full list of National Constitution Center special programs can be found here and a full list of African American Museum of Philadelphia special programs can be found here.

Throughout the month, the National Constitution Center recognizes the accomplishments and rich heritage of African Americans, and the impact of their stories on constitutional history with special on-site programming, virtual events, and educational resources in line. On February 26, visitors to the National Constitution Center can experience a guided tour of the center’s Civil War and Reconstruction exhibit, a scholarly lecture on Harriet Scott and the 14th Amendment, historical figure meets and greets African-American heroes. Americans, a conversation about the civil rights movement, and more. A complete schedule of online and on-site programming for Black History Month, including links to register, is available at https://constitutioncenter.org/calendar/black-history-month/.

The African American Museum hosted a series of on-site and virtual programs in observation of Black History Month. On Saturday, February 26, it will host re-enactor Noah Lewis as Revolutionary War hero Edward “Ned” Hector for a special living history presentation in its main exhibit “Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776 – 1876.” . It will also host her family workshop Learning Through the Arts, where the Museum’s youngest visitors will have the chance to make art inspired by the legacy of Harriet Tubman and learn about the many ways in which Africans free and enslaved in America communicated during their travels. to freedom. Pre-registration online is strongly recommended for on-site events and in-person visitors. For more information, visit www.aampmuseum.org.

Wawa Community Care’s mobile coffee vehicle and associated volunteers from the Wawa Innovation Network will also be at both sites to serve free coffee, hot chocolate, pastries and soft pretzels, while supplies last, to visitors to 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Afro-American Museum. in Philadelphia and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the National Constitution Center.

Readers can email community news and photos to Peg DeGrassa at pdegrassa@21st-centurymedia.com.

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