St. Joseph on the Brandywine Upcoming Events

Adult Faith Formation Programs, 2017/2018

The Adult Faith Formation Committee is pleased to announce the line-up of programs for September 2017 through May 2018.

Please watch for our posters in the church and Family Center as well as save-the-date announcements in the bulletin and program details on the parish website:

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Notice to Bible Study attendees: Bible Study session resumes on November 13, 2017

The Bible Study program with Father Klein resumes on November 13. Father Klein will be holding the make-up / 6th session on November 20. Thank you for your patience and support.

Adult Faith Formation Survey

The Adult Faith Formation Committee strives to give parishioners opportunities to learn about their faith and enrich their spiritual lives in the midst of today's secular society, which provides little room for the deepening of a fully formed adult faith. Since Msgr. Rebman founded the committee in 2006, we have presented more than 90 programs exploring Scripture, Church history, the lives of saints, and other faith-based topics.

We are asking for your help in identifying the topics that most interest you and meet your spiritual needs as adult Catholics.
Please click on this link to complete a survey.

Summer of Saints

Our parish does not offer formal adult faith formation programs from May through August. Once again, however, we will publish columns about well-known and not-so-well-known saints to pique your curiosity and direct your private reading.
Please click on this link to read the Summer of Saints.

Schedule for 2017


October 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 13, 20; Mondays, 10:30-12:00 p.m.
Bible Study
The Book of Revelations
presented by Father Leonard Klein

The Book of Revelation has through the history of the Church contributed both to undue confusion and undue certainty. Too often the central message of the victory of Christ is lost.

Fr. Leonard Klein will lead a course looking at the complex symbolism and the simple announcement of the Gospel that make up the message of the last book of the Bible.

If you plan to attend, please click this link to register. We look forward to seeing you.

Click here to download the flyer for the program.

November 20, Monday, 12:45 to 2 p.m.
Book Club
Wise Blood
by Flannery O'Connor

Our AFF Book Club will be meeting on Monday, November 20, from 12:45 to 2:00PM in the Family Center. We will be  discussing  Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor.

Flannery O'Connor, considered one of the best short story writers of the 20th century, depicts the limits of wordly wisdom and the mysteries of divine grace in the "Christ Haunted" Protestant South. Her work was informed by her experiences growing up as a Catholic in the South. 

All are welcome. If you plan to attend, please click this link to register. We look forward to seeing you.

December 2, Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
The First Gospel: Why is St. Mark's Gospel so significant?
with Father Michael Connelly OSFS/Salesianum

The Gospel of Saint Mark was the first to be written and his narrative provided a paradigm for Matthew and Luke to follow. How did Mark choose what episodes about Jesus to include or not? What was Mark trying to accomplish with his narratives? What lessons and insights can we glean from more knowledge about the hows and the whys? Just like us, Mark wasn't an eyewitness to Jesus' deeds and words; he didn't know Jesus personally.

Schedule of Events
Mass 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast 8:30 a.m.
First Conference 9:00 a.m.
Short Break 9:45 a.m.
Second Conference 10:00 a.m.
Confessions 10:45 a.m.

If you plan to attend, please click this link to register. We look forward to seeing you.

Other Events

Archived Events

Monsignor Rebman's Jubilee Celebration- July 23, 2011

Monsignor Rebman's jubliee celebration was held on July 23, 2011 at the Family Center.
Click on this link to view photos from Monsignor Rebman's Jubilee.

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