Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 3 p.m.
What happened to the days of tossing water balloons back and forth, and of filling sponges with water from one pail and running across a field to squeeze out the water into a second pail? Once we grow up from children to adults, we tend to cut out field days from our lives forever, but the Baltimore Frassati Fellowship has decided this is unacceptable!
We are making our very own "Catholic young adult field day," with fun twists on favorite childhood field day games. Join us at the lawn of Saints Philip and James Church (see the map of the parish grounds) at 3 p.m. for an afternoon and evening of fun.
Also, we will have a burger cook-off; the winner will be crowned the King/Queen of the Grill!
Plus, we will need people to bring side dishes such as pasta salads, potato salads, fruit salads, and green salads. In addition, we will need desserts.
We hope to see you there!
Monday, September 23, 2013 to Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Join us in prayer throughout the Baltimore area as we say a novena to St. Thérèse of Lisieux (also referred to as, "St. Thérèse, the Little Flower," and, "St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus")! Since her feast day is on October 1, we'll begin the novena on September 23 so that the ninth day of the prayer falls on her feast day.
Like our patron, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, St. Thérèse died at the age of 24. She was a relatively unknown Carmelite nun at the time of her death, but her autobiography quickly made known her unique spirituality of loving the Lord as a child would. As such, she's now a favorite saint of many Catholics, not just Catholic young adults.
You can download a PDF with the novena that we'll pray; just click on the link below!
(Updated on September 18, 2013)
Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Special Guest: Father Leo, "The Cooking Priest"
Come to the Baltimore Frassati Fellowship's monthly night of worship at Saints Philip and James Church! Join us at 7 p.m. to adore the Lord in the Eucharist with praise and worship; there will be opportunities for confession during adoration.
Our guest this month, Father Leo Patalinghug, will give the talk, "The Theology of Food," in the main church before adoration. After our time of worship, Father Leo will present a cooking demonstration in the parish hall while discussing the movement Grace Before Meals.
Along with his work as a priest in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Father Leo also created and hosts the international movement Grace Before Meals, an apostolate to strengthen families and relationships around the dinner table. He's a chef, author of books and many publications, host of the TV show "Savoring our Faith" each Sunday at 5 p.m. on EWTN, host of the radio show "Entertaining Truth" on Sirius XM 129 each Thursday at 1 p.m., and conference speaker. Most of all, however, he's a "spiritual father" trying to give God's children the best food of all: the Eucharist!
We ask that each person brings a $3-5 dollar offering to help offset the costs of the evening. Thanks so much!
Also, should you wish to peruse and purchase any of them, there will be Grace Before Meals books for sale. (So, bring money with you if you anticipate the possibility of a purchase.)
RSVP and invite your friends via our Facebook invitation!
Parking is available in the parish parking lot on East 28th Street between St. Paul and North Charles Streets, across the street from the Saints Philip and James Rectory. Check out this map for information on parking and the grounds of Saints Philip and James: http://tinyurl.com/ssphilipnjames.
Call for Volunteers: Are you interested in volunteering with the hospitality team (i.e., assisting with set-up of the reception or the coffee bar during the reception)? If so, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. from September 10, 2013 to October 24, 2013
Get excited for our third series of Frassati Suppers: weekly gatherings of Catholic young adults consisting of dinner, fellowship, and prayer at the homes of fellow Catholic young adults! You are warmly invited to attend as many or as few suppers as your schedule allows.
Please note that unlike previous series, this series will feature suppers on both Tuesdays and Thursdays for a total of seven weeks (from Tuesday, September 10 to Thursday, October 24). The only difference between the Tuesday suppers and Thursday suppers is location; our hosts and hostesses at both locations will run Frassati Suppers with the same format!
Each evening will begin with a potluck dinner and fellowship at 7 p.m. Following our meal, we'll reflect on the Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday's Mass and say the Night Prayer together. The evening's activities should end around 9 p.m.
For more information (including the locations of our Tuesday and Thursday suppers), please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
The Baltimore Frassati Fellowship
A Eucharist-centered, young adult Catholic fellowship