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Coming in Frankford October 7 to 13

Historical Society of Frankford – Tue, October 10, 7:30pm, 1507 Orthodox Street –  THE NATURAL WORLD UNDER GLASS -John Whitenight, www.underglassavictorianobsession.com – John is a retired art teacher and an avid collector, author, and lecturer on Victorian Glass Domes which were a prominent fixture in the parlors of many 19th Century homes. Within the domes were arrangements of dried flowers and wax fruit, as well as constructions from nature which included taxidermied birds, wildlife, and even deceased pets. The Historical Society’s collection of Victorian Parlor Domes from homes in Frankford will be displayed.

Free Nature Walk – Wed, October 11, 9:30 am, I St and Ramona Avenue – Join Environmental Educator Judith Gratz for this FREE nature walk. This month’s theme: “The materials of life used again and again” RSVP: Contact Doryán at doryan@ttfwatershed.org/215.744.1853

Ground Breaking of Frankford Pause Park- Wed, October 11, 3:30 pm, 4667 Paul Street -The much anticipated park next to the State Rep and Frankford CDC office is becoming a reality.

Neighborhood Advisory Committee Meeting – Thu, October 12, 7 pm, 4667 Paul Street – 5127 Duffield Street – Develop lot into Veterans housing, 4535 Tackawanna Street – Legalization of a five dwelling unit, 4410-16 Frankford Avenue – To be used as a Hall/ Entertain Events with food service

Taizé Prayer Evening – Fri, October 13, 7 pm, St Joachim’s Church, 1527 Church Street -Worship with us each Friday in October: 6, 13, 20 & 27 Taizé evenings consist of simple reflective songs in multiple languages to lead the community into prayer and praise. Fellowship will follow.

Adorar con nosotros cada Viernes en Octubre: 6, 13, 20 & 27 Noches de Taizé consiste en sencillo, pensativo canciones en multiples idiomas para guiar la comunidad hacia oración y alabanza. Compañerismo seguirá. Parking is available in the St. Joachim Church parking lot on Griscom Street, just around the corner from the church.

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Celebrate the Transitus

What is Transitus?  It was the passing over, of St. Francis of Assisi, from earthly-life to eternal-life.

Celebrate the Transitus, the passing over, of St. Francis of Assisi, from earthly-life to eternal-life.

The service will include readings and music to commemorate the life of St. Francis, as well as a time to remember the lives of loved ones who have passed. The evening will conclude with refreshments. All are welcome!

6:00 PM – Gather for a period of silent prayer at St. Mark’s (4442 Frankford Ave.).
6:30 PM – Procession to St. Joachim’s (1527 Church St.), where the worship service will take place.

Parking at St. Joachim’s is available in the St. Joachim Church parking lot on Griscom Street, just around the corner from the church.

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Coming Up Next Week in Frankford September 23 to 29

  • Autism Parent Café
    Sat, September 23, 10 am – 12 pm
    4667 Paul Street
    “Stigma towards autism has often been difficult to tackle because it affects everyone differently and because our society is full of stereotypes. With a better understanding, we can defeat those stereotypes and improve the lives of affected families,” said Dawkins. “This event is aimed at gathering information and developing solutions to increase the chances of effective support, lower incidents of bullying at school and amplify employment opportunities, so people with autism can thrive taking part in our society.” The event is family friendly and will feature resources for parents, caretakers and educators: How communities can get involved to support families affected by autism. Meet and discuss challenges, celebrate success and share knowledge. Connect with other parents, autism support groups and agencies. Dawkins and his staff will provide assistance on any state-related issue constituents may have. More information about the event is available by calling Dawkins’ office at (215)744-7901.
  • Padre Pio Day
    Sat, September 23, 10 am – 12 pm
    St. Joachim Church, 1509 Church Street 
    Presentation on Padre Pio in Church, Mass and a cook out on the patio with children’s activities. ALL ARE INVITED!!!
  • 15th Police District PSA1 Meeting
    Thu, September 28, 7 pm – 8 pm
    Aria Hospital, 4900 Frankford Ave.
  • Food Truck Friday
    Fri, September 29, 11 am – 2 pm
    4600 block of Paul Street 
    Good Food – Good Mood
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Capuchin Franciscan Friars Move to Frankford

The Friars are a Roman Catholic religious order of men who work in various ministries.  Some serve in parishes.  Others are at work at St. John’s Hospice down on Vine Street and one is a chaplain at Curran-Fromhold prison.

They had been living in West Philly but purchased the former St. Joachim convent at 1509 Church Street and have now moved in.

The residence is called a Friary and along with the Friars are postulants who are young men in the process of deciding whether they will join the order.

Early in 2017 there will be a daily Mass, Monday through Saturday, open to the public at St. Joachim Church.  The times and other details will be made public as they become available.

Brother Kip Ledger, Guardian of the Friary (R) and the postulants at the St. Joachim Feast Day Mass held in July.

Brother Kip Ledger, Guardian of the Friary (R) and the postulants at the St. Joachim Feast Day Mass held in July.

If you see any of the Friars or postulants in the neighborhood, say hello.  They are a friendly group and are getting to know the community.

 

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New Original Drama Coming to Frankford

It would not be the Christmas season without the Second Baptist drama ministry offering a new original production.  This year its on December 9th and 10th and titled “Everybody Needs Jesus”.

Second Baptist always does a great job with these shows and this year will be no exception.  The music is always exceptional.  The group is rehearsing tirelessly to make sure their performance will please your family.

See the details below.  We’ll see you at the show.

 

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