September 11, 2020 - Friday Update
The Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 13, 2020
Peter approached Jesus and asked him, "Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive? As many as seven times?" Jesus answered, "I say to you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
Matthew 18: 21-22
Sunday, September 13, 2020 is NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY!
Lord God almighty,
bless our grandparents with long life, happiness, and health.
May they remain constant in your love
and be living signs of your presence
to their children and grandchildren.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
May God bless all of our St. Max Grandparents today and always
We wish to thank our dedicated Sacristans, Mr. Joe Pizzino and Mr. Chuck Dowling for their countless hours of service to Saint Maximilian Kolbe Church. They helped to create our temporary church in the Multi-Purpose Room for the summer, and helped to see that everything got back to its place in the church.
May God bless you both!
Permanent Diaconate Information Night (on Zoom)
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 7 PM
Lay men of the Archdiocese (above the age of 29) are invited to an online information session to learn about the vocation of the Permanent Deacon in the Church the process of discernment and formation for the
. No commitment is required to attend. After the introductory talk there will be time for Q & A.
Please register for this webinar at:
ATTENTION ST MAX MEN
On Wednesday mornings from 6:00 am - 7:15 am- THAT MAN IS YOU meets for conversation, a video presentation and small group discussion at St. Cornelius. ALL ARE INVITED! Contact Kevin Shaw at 703-405-7579 or
Click on the logo to the left to register.
Join Us for a Women’s Bible Study here at St. Max!
Are you feeling overwhelmed and would like to refuel and refresh your soul while making authentic connections with others? Would you like to have a better understanding of your faith and learn more about God?
If so, we invite you to join
Walking with Purpose
, known as “The Modern Woman’s Guide to the Bible”. During this program, you will connect with the other women in the parish, learn more about your Catholic faith, and discover just how much God loves you.
We have two different evening groups starting in early October; choose the one that fits your schedule:
Tuesdays from 4:45-6pm
Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm
For questions or to sign-up, please email Katie Gildea at
. There will be a $40 fee to cover the cost of materials.
Holy Hour for the Election
With all of the turmoil surrounding the upcoming election, please help us spread the word about this very important Holy Hour for the Election on November 1 at the Cathedral!
Please also consider hosting a holy hour like this at your own parish.
If you'd like a customizable version of the
to use for your own parish holy hour, send an email to Meghan at
Holy Hour for the Election: 50 People, 50 States, One Hour
Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 2-3 PM -
Solemnity of All Saints
Join us for an hour of prayer and adoration before Jesus in the Eucharist as we petition for grace and blessing upon our country, especially asking for God’s will to be accomplished in the upcoming presidential election. We hope for at least 50 people to be present, one for each State of the United States of America, but more are welcome! Please kindly RSVP at the link below.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, PA
Click here for the flyer:
Click here to RSVP
Archdiocesan Marriage Preparation Courses For Engaged Couples
September 11-12th, October 9-10, October 23-24th, November 6-7th and
December 4-5th, 2020
We are thrilled for you and your upcoming marriage! The Archdiocese of Philadelphia offers the
Program, a thorough, enjoyable, and comprehensive program, which discusses practical “life skills” and the sacramentality of marriage.
The purpose of Marriage Preparation is to introduce you to the theology behind the sacrament and give you practical advice using sound psychology that will equip you for your life journey together. All courses are being delivered in a live online format until further notice.
For more information and to register, visit:
New! Institute for Christian Formation
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary will begin the
Institute for Christian Formation
all those interested in going deeper in their faith
. The program is designed for practicing Catholics and offers the brightest and best Catholic professors around to examine the essential areas of proper Christian life, including Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist to provide a fuller understanding of our dignity as Christians, a more conscious participation in the Sacred Liturgy, and appreciation for the call to live and witness to a moral life in interior communion with Christ.
This is a non-credited program that meets once a week on Thursdays for 16 weeks spread over 2 years.
Courses are expected to begin in January 2021.
For more information about the topics, cost, schedule and contact information, please visit
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 7:00-8:30 PM
Lecture: Built Upon Rock: Finding Your Footing in a Period of Great Turmoil
(This lecture will be offered in person)
Providentially, this year’s tumultuous presidential election coincides with the 25th anniversary of the great papal encyclical,
which contains the Church’s fundamental teachings on the dignity of the human person and our unrelenting obligation to uphold that dignity in all aspects of life and society. Join us for an evening lecture on how these teachings provide us with the grounding we need to keep our footing and navigate confidently through these difficult and turbulent times.
Christine Flowers, immigration attorney and columnist
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
More info and registration:
Click here for the flyer
; Please register at
Ways to Give
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Pray the Rosary
Every week, Monday through Thursday at 8 PM
until further notice for the end to the pandemic
There are not many days
left to complete the Census. September 30th is the end date. Please take the time now to complete the 2020 US Census.
Please click on the image below.
We keep all those affected by the recent wildfires in the West in our prayers.
on Friday, September 11 at 12:05PM