Category Archives: SPN Senior Club

SPN Senior Club News – December Christmas Lunch

The SPN Senior Club held its monthly gathering on Wednesday, December 13th with 108 attending. Christmas was definitely in the air as the hall and tables were beautifully decorated to celebrate the holiday.

The St. Philip Neri senior parishioners were treated to a delicious meal and were entertained by the ‘Seraphims’ children’s choir from St. Mary’s Catholic School in Schwenksville. This 4th through 8th grade children’s choir is under the direction of Jane Widemeyer, Music Director/Music Teacher at the school. The children provided us with holiday songs and a little humor. As usual, they were a big hit and everyone enjoyed their performance.

The December birthday winner was Tony Gilmartin and Mary Goodfellow won the 50/50 drawing.

Our next gathering will be Wednesday, January 24, 2018. We hope you can join us for a Super Bowl Party. Maybe our favorite local team will be in the big game! More information is in the Parish bulletin so don’t forget to make your reservation.


SPN Senior Club Summer Picnic Wrap-Up

On Wednesday, July 26th, the SPN Senior Cub held its annual summer picnic. Hamburgers, hot dogs and a selection of salads and desserts were available. Kudos to John Johnson and Frank Kendra who served as our grill masters! Also, thank you to everyone who donated desserts. They are always welcome and much appreciated.

We continued the Parish Ministry series with Mary Goodfellow speaking to us about Bereavement; Dawn Ellis and Pat Loy talked about the Prayer Shawl Ministry and Joan Lampart gave an overview of Martha Ministry and our own Senior Cub.

The July birthday winner was Rosalie Sine. Ted Rutkowski won the 50/50 and Alice Swift was the winner of the door prize.

Come and join us for our Luau themed luncheon on Wednesday, August 23rd. See the flyer in the Parish Bulletin and don’t forget to make your reservation.

SPN Senior Club Hosts Open Link Speaker

SPN Senior Club Luncheon with Sheila Ruth

Sheila Ruth responds to questions from members

The St. Philip Neri Senior Club held its monthly luncheon at the parish hall in Pennsburg on Wednesday, April 26 with 114 members in attendance. Guest speaker Sheila Ruth, Center Manager of The Open Link explained the many services the agency now provides since merging with the other community services. She said there were more than 2,000 people each year who were served through programs offered at The Open Link such as basic computer classes, basic financial and nutrition classes, education seminars, employment counselling, and many recreational opportunities. Ruth also explained the lunch program at the Center and said there are fun days such as “National Soft Pretzel Day,” “Donut Day” the 1st Friday of the month, “National Hoagie Day” in May, and “Inside/Outside Picnic” in June. She added that there is also a 1st Monday of the Month Community Supper program that is open to anyone in the community.

In response to a question regarding funding for The Open Link, Ruth said, “The Open Link receives just 36% of their income from federal, state and county government. The remaining 64% comes from local and private sources.” She specifically mentioned their appreciation for the strong support they receive from the Community Thrift Shop.

In closing, Ruth invited everyone to stop by the Center to learn more about the many programs offered to the community.

Other announcements at the luncheon included: Doug Smith was the April birthday winner and Jean Liska won the 50/50 drawing.

Please join us on Wednesday, May 24th for our next luncheon. See the details in the Parish Bulletin and remember to make your reservation.

SPN Senior Club BINGO at the February Luncheon


Another month of an excellent luncheon followed by some excellent desserts, and ending with some fun at bingo. There were 112 SPN Senior Club members who attended the monthly luncheon, including 79 members who stayed to play some games of bingo.


SPN Senior Club Hosts Historical Program


Margaret and Carl Harner

The St. Philip Neri Senior Club held its monthly luncheon at the parish hall in Pennsburg on Wednesday, January 25 with 126 members in attendance.  Guest speakers Margaret and Carl Harner gave an informative speech regarding the January 13, 1908 Rhoads Opera House Fire in Boyertown.

SPN Basket Bash Meeting

Since there have been a number of people who have expressed an interest in helping with the upcoming Basket Bash, there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 15th at 7PM in the Parish Hall.
All board members, luncheon attendees, those who have already volunteered and anyone interested in helping are invited to this meeting. Come and see where your time and talents can be used! If you have any questions, contact Dawn Ellis at 215.679.2160.

SPN Senior Club – January 2017 Highlights

The SPN Senior Club held its monthly gathering on January 25th with 126 in attendance.  We thank you and are grateful for your support!  Carl and Margaret Harner were the guest speakers telling us about the Rhoads Opera House Fire that occurred in Boyertown, 1908.
Rosalie Morgan was the January birthday winner. Sophie McLaughlin won the door prize; Mary Lou York was the winner of the largest 50/50 prize to date!  Don’t forget to register for our next gathering to be held February 22nd. Come out, meet new friends, enjoy a delicious meal and stay for some BINGO!

SPN Senior Club – December 2016 Highlights

The SPN Senior Club held its monthly Gathering on Wednesday, December 14th with approximately 130 in attendance!  Thank you for continuing to support us each month.

The Christmas Season was celebrated in full force with the beautiful decorations, our delicious luncheon and of course, the Seraphim Children’s Choir of St. Mary’s.

Our December birthday winner was Gerri Haberacker; Joan Pongia won the largest 50/50 prize to date!

We hope to see you next month – so don’t forget to register for our January 25th Gathering.  More information will be coming soon.

SPN Senior Club Basket Bash

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016
Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the door (includes 25 basket and door prize chances).
The limited number of tickets are being sold on a first come, first serve basis. They are available after weekend services or by calling Dawn at 215-679-2160 or Janet at 267-210-6175.
BYOB & snacks. Must be over 18 years old. Sponsored by the SPN Senior Club. Proceeds benefit the Senior Club and St. Philip Neri Parish.

SPN Senior Club – June Highlights

The SPN Senior Group had its monthly Gathering on June 22nd.

In addition to our delicious luncheon, Ken Woulf instructed us in Country & Western Line Dancing.

We had many prize winners! Door prizes went to: Claude Balduzzi; Marianne Brodlo; Donna Broxberman; Dolores Crouthamel; Delia Grim; George Kirkwood; Doris Kolb; Dorothy Krazek; Sandy Mahoney; Connie Marks and Flo Stump.

The June birthday winner was Joan Wilhelm and the 50/50 prize went to John Poslosky.

We thank you for your continued support and hope to see you next month.

Reminder: Don’t forget your donations for the SPN Senior Club Basket Bash.