Activities & Events



Beach Retreat - Cape May, NJ               February 23 - 25

Already tired of the Spring Semester?  Looking for a spiritual getaway?  Then join us on the annual Beach Retreat, held from February 23rd through 25th at the Marianist Retreat House - a block from the beach in beautiful Cape May Point, NJ.

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Lenten Mini Retreat                                        March 5 - 9

Take some time for yourself during Lent and join us a whole week for daily fellowship, food, and prayer. Each day will include opportunities to celebrate daily Mass (12:30pm) and enjoy community and fellowship during lunch when Mass is over.  Later in the day, come back to hear from different members of the community as they share their struggles and triumphs in faith over a dinner (6:00pm), and close the day in Evening Prayer (8:30pm).

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Parish Mission                                                March 5 & 6

Spend the evenings with this year's mission presenter - Mickey McGrath as he shares his reflections and art work with us  to kick off our mini-retreat week.


Bro. Mickey, an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, is a popular and engaging presenter who happily travels to conferences, parishes, and retreat centers throughout North America to deliver the good news about deep and often whimsical connections between art and religious faith.  He is the author and illustrator of eleven books, many of which have received awards from Catholic publishing associations.  Since 1987, he has served on summer faculty at the Grünewald Guild in Washington State where he’s also a Guild Master.


A native of Philadelphia, Bro. Mickey currently lives and works in Camden, NJ and is parishioner at Sacred Heart Church, a parish within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden.


Live Jesus                                                             March 10

Come with us as we travel to Vienna, VA on March 10 to take part in this year's Live Jesus event with the Oblates of St. Francis DeSales.  This year's speakers are Fr. Mark Hushen, OSFS and Fr. Dave Kenehan, OSFS.

UDance                                                                March 11


UDance, hosted at the University of Delaware, is a yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer. This effort culminates into a 12-hour philanthropic dance marathon every spring. It's the university's largest student-run philanthropy and has raised over $1.4 million in the last two years. In 2014 alone they raised over $850,000. These donations have benefited The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, which supports medical research for families of critically ill children across the country.

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Oratory Formal                                                     April 28

Get dressed up and come dance the night away!  Bring your friends for a classy night full of music, food, and fun.

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Water Walk with W.I.L.K.                                     April 28

Come out to the Water Walk to support Water is Life, Kenya - an organization working to bring clean water to people in Kenya.



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More about Water is Life Kenya

Soap for Hope                                              TBD

Have extra soap, washcloths, or Ziploc bags lying around?  Have a strange urge to pack the aforementioned objects?  Then you're all ready to help with the our annual Soap for Hope drive!  These soap packets are shipped to Haiti, where they are used as an incentive to get families to bring their children to vaccination clinics for important immunizations.  This project is ongoing through the Spring Semester; listen to Kim's announcements at Mass for more details.


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Fall Semester


Spring Semester




Pancake Brunch

Announced Sun.

after 11:30 Mass

Brunch dates for Spring 2018

(all after the 11:30 Mass)


March 4th

April 22nd

May 20th

Dollar Dinners

Every Friday at 6:00 PM

Dollar Dinners - Spring 2018

(all at 6:00 PM)


February 2, 9, 16, 23

March 2, 9, 16, 23

April 6, 13, 20, 27

May 4, 11, 18

DeSales Service Works

Come take part in a day of service with us and DeSales Service works!

DeSales Service Works is a project of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales that provides opportunities for face-to-face service and works to change the lives of those they serve, and to expand the mindset of those who serve. All of their efforts seek to improve struggling neighborhoods while recognizing the goodness of these impoverished communities.

Spring Dates 2018


March 3

April 14


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Spring dates for ongoing events

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