July 26, 2022

“Meet the In-Laws” – Morning of Reflection for Grandparents

"Meet the In-Laws" - Morning of Reflection for Grandparents

Date(s) - Jul 26, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever considered that Saint Joseph was not only the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster father of Jesus, but also the son-in-law to Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus? Take some time to reflect on what Saints Joachim and Anne can teach us about the blessings and challenges of grandparenting by joining us for this very special morning.

Participants are encouraged to pack a lunch and stay a while longer following our morning together to enjoy the grounds and to visit the museum and gift shop.

There is no cost to attend this Morning of Reflection; however, it is a ticketed event, so you must register and have your tickets at the door. Click HERE to secure your spot!

9:00 AM National Centre Opens
9:30 AM Breakfast Refreshments
10:00 AM Welcome, Opening Prayer & Introduction of Speaker
10:15 AM Presentation – Deacon Patrick J. Kennedy
11:00 AM Q & A
11:30 AM Rosary & Veneration of the Relic of Saint Anne
12:00 PM Blessing and Departure

About Our Presenter:

Deacon Patrick Kennedy and his wife, Diane, have been married for 49 years. Together they were gifted with seven children, two of whom died shortly after birth. Today they have five adult children and ten grandchildren. Pat, after being honorably discharged from the US Army serving in Vietnam, began his career as a truck driver, then a Philadelphia firefighter, a paramedic, a business owner, and ended his career in 2017, as Senior Vice President for Holy Redeemer Health System. In 2010 Pat entered Diaconate formation and in 2017 was ordained. Today, besides serving in his home parish, Deacon Pat works in the Office for Life & Family in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, handling marriage and family-related matters, assists at the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, supports the Bishops as a Master of Ceremony, is a member of the Deacon Council, and a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer for the Philadelphia Pro-Life Union. Pat and Diane currently reside in Southern New Jersey.

Due to storm damage, we currently do not have phone service at the Centre.  However, our website is fully functional, so feel free to contact us this way.  Additionally, the Centre is fully open to visitors and following our normal operating schedule. Thank you.

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