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Monday, January 31, 2011

Catholic Schools Week -- Bookfair at St. Teresa's in Runnemede, NJ

This week, we celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Our Sisters around the country are holding bookfairs at many different Catholic schools. Through our JClub Bookfair "do-it-yourself" program (, many more schools are holding bookfairs with our books in places where we are not physically present. Praise God!
Here in Philadelphia, we will be traveling to St. Teresa's Regional School in Runnemede, NJ for their bookfair. We will be there on Wednesday, February 2 from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm; Thursday, February 3 from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm; and Friday, February 4 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. For more information, visit St. Teresa's website: or call us at 215-676-9494.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul

Tuesday, January 25: Our community in Philadelphia celebrated the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul in a very special way. Sr. Neville Christine renewed her vows at morning Mass at our parish. (Sr. Neville is a junior professed Sister, so she renews her vows each year until perpetual profession.) After Mass, we had brunch at our house with our friends. It was a beautiful way to celebrate our Pauline commitment to "live in continual conversion"!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Music for kids by the Daughters of St. Paul

The Daughters of St. Paul award-winning choir has recorded many and varied albums! These include traditional Catholic hymns, praise and worship, chant, Christmas music, and children's music.
Kids learn best when they are having fun! These enhanced CDs combine upbeat music and easy-to-learn lyrics that teach and inspire. The accompanying reproducible activities make this a unique and valuable resource for classroom and home. CDs feature sheet music, lyrics, hand motions, and more!

For more information on the Daughters of St. Paul music, contact the Daughters in Philadelphia: 215-676-9494, or You can also follow our choir on Facebook:

Friday, January 14, 2011

"Come, Follow Me!"

Sr. Neville Christine and Sr. Emily were a traveling team this week. As we celebrated National Vocation Awareness Week, it was a joy to join the young people in a couple of different schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to reflect on the meaning of vocation.

We shared our vocation stories with the students -- they were very interested to hear about our journeys.The students had many good questions about the process of becoming a sister, how to know if God is calling them to the priesthood or religious life, and what the Daughters of St. Paul do.

After traveling together to bring the "good news" about vocation to many students from Kindergarten to 8th grade this week, Sr. Neville Christine and Sr. Emily compared notes and realized that they agree on many things:
1) Vocation is a great gift!
2) We need to PRAY and ask God what He wants for us.
3) Trusting God is very important.
4) God wants us to be happy.
5) It's a wonderful life! :)

To learn more about the Daughters of St. Paul, you are invited to listen to a message from Sr. Margaret Michael, the National Vocation Director of the Daughters of St. Paul, by clicking the link below. You will also find on the page some answers to frequently asked questions about the Daughters of St. Paul and becoming a Daughter of St. Paul.

May you find profound joy and peace in seeking the Lord and serving Him with all your heart, strength, mind and talents!

Monday, January 10, 2011

National Vocation Awareness Week

January 9-15, 2011 is National Vocation Awareness Week. Let us take time this week to pray for the men and women discerning their vocation. Let us also pray for those who have already responded to their call - priests, religious, married couples and single men and women, that the Lord will grant them the grace to continue to say "yes" to Him each day in faith, joy and love.

Vocation Prayer to Mary, Queen of the Apostles
We turn to you, Mother of the Church. Through your "fiat," you have opened the door which makes Christ present in the world, in history, and in individual lives. In humble silence and in total availability, you welcomed the call of the Most High. May there be many men and women in our day who respond to your Son's invitation, "Follow me!" Grant them courage to leave family, work, and earthly hope to follow Christ along the road that He walked. Mary, Queen of Apostles, pray for us and for an increase of priestly and religious vocations. Amen.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pauline Evangelization Events in January

Mark your calendars for our January Pauline Evangelization Events:

Thursday, January 13, 7:00 pm: Presentation -- "Getting Past Depression" -- at Nativity of Our Lord Parish (605 West Street Rd., Warminster, PA 18974). Beth McKenna and Dr. Heidi Dalzell will be presenting and the Daughters of St. Paul will be present with a display of our books on depression, personal growth, and healing. Call Nativity of Our Lord Parish at 215-675-1925 or email to register.

Saturday, January 15-Sunday, January 16: Book and media exhibit at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish (2625 B St., Philadelphia, PA 19125). Masses: Saturday at 5:00 pm in English; Sunday at 8:00 am in Spanish; 9:30 am in English; 10:00 am in Spanish; 12:00 pm in Vietnamese; and 1:15 pm in Spanish.

Saturday, January 22-Sunday, January 23: Book and media exhibit at St. Vincent de Paul Parish (654 Hatboro Rd., Richboro, PA 18954). Masses: Saturday at 5:00 pm; Sunday at 7:30 am, 9:30 am, and 11:30 am.

More to come! Call us at 215-676-9494 or email us at to schedule a book exhibit, school bookfair, vocation talk, or other event.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Catholic Schools Week!

Today is the Feast of St. John Neumann, a native of Bohemia who became the bishop of Philadelphia in 1852. There is much to celebrate and learn from the life of this humble and hardworking Redemptorist. St. John Neumann was fond of children and worked tirelessly to improve their education. As bishop of Philadelphia, he established the parochial school system in the United States. Let us remember to ask this local saint to intercede for us as we look for new ways to share the love and message of Jesus with our children in this age of advanced technology. Let us ask him to implore Our Lord to bless our children and our schools as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week from January 30 - February 5, 2011.

To celebrate this special week, we will be delighted to assist you in hosting a J-Club (J stands for Jesus) Book Fair at your school. For more details about this Catholic book fair, visit our J-Club website at or call us at

The Mass with the NEW TRANSLATION Explained for Kids

Blessed Pope John Paul II Resources Flyer