AV René recently organized the students at St. Anthony of Padua Regional Catholic school to make Easter cards for the Friars at the Villanova Monastery. She is pictured here at the Monastery delivering the cards. The Friars were delighted at the visit and to receive the thoughtful and sweet well wishes.
5th Graders at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School performed the ballroom dances they’ve been learning through an A.D.R.O.P. sponsored program. The program provides exercise and teaches the children art appreciation, respect, and patience.
March 3rd, 2019 A.D.R.O.P. gathered for the annual Mass & Brunch fundraiser. An opportunity to give thanks, unite with friends, and break bread together the event was full of smiles and laughter. Ellen and Anthony DeCarlo were honored for their many years of service to A.D.R.O.P.
Many thanks to all who supported this event, especially to the Gallagher Family for once again sponsoring the event.; to the Faustman, Purcaro, and Bushar families for sponsoring tables.; to Sanctuary for the music; to the Augustinian Province of St. Thomas of VIllanova for allowing us to use the space; to the Augustinians for celebrating mass, and to Jessica Eischen and the Augustinian Volunteers (former and present) who helped with set up and preparation.
We’ll see you at the Walk in June!
Our Augustinian Volunteer, René, shares her experiences at the Adeodatus Prayer Meetings in her new blog post for the Augustinian Volunteers. Take a moment to read how her experiences at these meetings have shaped her perspective of community and changed the way she strives to be present to others daily. Click here to read what she has to say.
Do you wish that you could interact better with your neighbors who speak other languages? Would you like to learn more about their cultures and lives while also sharing your own? The A.D.R.O.P. Language Exchange would be perfect for you! Once a week, each person will be paired up with another individual who speaks a language different from them and the two will practice based on a different theme of the night. Come build true community with your neighbors! Free, Every Wednesday from 7-8pm at St. Anthony of Padua School Auditorium, 913 Pierce Street (9th & Pierce) starting 2/6/2019. Email email@example.com or call (215) 925-3566 for more information.
Also starting soon: Computer Classes in Spanish
Our Fall Newsletter, The Restless Heart, is officially out now! Click below to enlarge the pages and read about the exciting things happening at A.D.R.O.P.
ADROP was well represented at the seminar on Catholic Social Teachings held November 17th at St. Gabriel’s Parish in South Philadelphia. Father Jack, Founder of A.D.R.O.P., and Lacie Michaelson, Executive Director, participated as Panelists in the afternoon session.
We had a lovely surprise visit from Katharine Winner, 2012-2013 Augustinian Volunteer today. She’s pictured below with our current AV, René. We’re so grateful for the amazing work and dedication of all the volunteers who have supported A.D.R.O.P. through the years.
Katherine during her 2012-2013 volunteer year tutoring at St. Anthony of Padua School.
The Adeodatus Team had their first high school presentation at Bishop Eustace High School on Tuesday, 10/15. The Presentations, given by George Munyan, Jimmy Cialella, Fr. Paul Morrissey, and René Schulze focus on the issue of mass incarceration with special interest on the “Drugs to Prison Pipeline.” The presentations are intended to excite students and push them to get more involved in their community and social change.