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Mary, Helper of Mothers, Icon

For the month of January, the Albazinskaya Mother of God Icon was in the Holy Dormition Friary Chapel. The icon has now gone to SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, State Hwy 93, Beaver Meadows, PA, as it continues its pilgrimage through the Eparchy of Passaic.

Beginning to Read the Bible:
A 6 week Introduction.
March 2 to April 6
Thursdays in Lent, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Most Americans profess a belief in the truth of the Bible, but few are comfortable picking up the Bible and reading it.  This course will provide an overview of the contents of the Bible while providing the opportunity to actually read the book of Genesis and the Gospel of Mark.  You are encouraged to bring your own Bible, but they will be provided if you do not have one.

There is no cost for the program, which will be led by Phil Yevics, Ph.D.  Dr. Yevics worked for 20 years for the Office of Religious Education of the Eparchy of Passaic, and has taught the Bible at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels.  If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact him at or by phone at 570.239-0611.

Mary Untier of Knots
Icon Retreat led by Peter Pearson
March 23-26
Thursday 6-9 p.m., Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Sunday 1-4 p.m.

Cost: $300 ($320 after March 10)
Includes all materials and Friday & Saturday lunch.
Room/board available at additional cost.
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Celebrating Easter with Franciscan Saints
Saturday, May 13
Fr Jerome, OFM, will use examples from the lives and teachings of St Bonaventure, St Francis, St Clare, and St Anthony of Padua, to help us reflect on the joy and beauty of the Resurrection of Our Lord, and its impact on our lives.
8 a.m. Divine Liturgy
9-10 a.m. Welcome (free continental breakfast)
10 a.m.-noon Presentations
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch (brown bag or advance purchase)
1-2 p.m. Presentation

Register by May 8 with Joan Pesta, OFS:, 570-454-4150.
Guests: $15 (bring brown bag lunch), optional lunch add $15.

Pilgrimage_2016-16Pilgrimage for Peace
Sunday August 6, 2017 (all day)

Theme: Transfigured by Peace

Ongoing Icon Workshop
Work with iconographer Peter Pearson usually
meets on the second Sunday of every month.

Cost: $25 per session; beginners may
purchase materials for $20.
More information forthcoming.

Sonia Marie at 908-420-3931
Tom at 570-454-1522.

Ongoing: Private Retreats

Clare House is a quiet refuge on our property,
convenient to the chapel and monastery.
You may take a silent, private retreat or
talk with one of the friars.

Meals on your own or with the friars.
Call to reserve a day or longer.