2023 Annual SixThree Spiritual Retreat

Our 2023 Annual Six-Three Spiritual Retreat at Malvern is scheduled for:

June 16, 17 & 18, 2023

Retreat will be back to a regular schedule, starting  Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday morning, available in person or virtual.


2023 Dedication – Robert P. Colleluori

Each year our retreat committee dedicates our retreat to a faithfully departed former C.A. Captain. Our 2023 retreat will be dedicated Robert P. Colleluori (Bob) .Bob started making retreats with his father on Father’s Day Weekend over 46 years ago and passed the tradition on to his sons Craig & Robert. He served as C.A. Captain and was one of our group’s leading recruiters for many, many years. Bob was a dedicated Catholic and Man of Malvern until his passing last year at the age of 86. He will be greatly missed by the men of Six Three.

Our line up for Six-Three 2023:

Fr Scott Reilly LC, Spiritual Guidance and Liturgy

Fr Scott Reilly LC is from Kankakee, IL. His parents, Gerald and Frances Reilly have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He has two sisters and one brother who is a Legionary priest, Fr Steven. In 1983-1984 he attended the Immaculate Conception Apostolic School in Center Harbor, NH. In September 1984, he entered the Novitiate in Cheshire, CT. He professed his first vows in Salamanca, Spain, and eventually made his perpetual profession on June 23, 1991. On December 24, 1997, he was ordained a priest for the Legionaries in Rome, Italy. He has earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas and Theology with the Legionaries of Christ. In 2019, he earned an M.A. in Theology of the New Evangelization from the Augustine Institute. As a priest, he served in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1997-2010 as Chaplain to Pinecrest Academy, Chaplain to St. Pius X Catholic High School, Regnum Christi, and nationally as the Territorial Director. From 2010-2015, he served in Houston, TX as the Regnum Christi Director, Adult formation in Regnum Christi, and President of Northwoods Catholic School. From 2015, he is currently serving in Philadelphia, PA, as the Regnum Christi Men’s Section Director, Chaplain to the Lumen Institute (Philadelphia Chapter), and the Regnum Christi Director. He enjoys golf, tennis, hiking, fishing, movies, reading, and pastoral ministry.

Christine Wittman – Guest Speaker, Catholic Therapist

A licensed therapist with over 20 years of experience working with teens, adults, couples, and families. She works with her patients to reach their most important goals through effective therapy that combines the truths of the Catholic faith with research-proven therapeutic methods.

She is also the host and co-producer of the show “Faith and Family Matter” which appeared on the Catholic Familyland channel.
Christine’s articles have appeared in the Catholic Standard and Times, The Main Line Times, and the Catholic best-selling book “Amazing Grace for Married Couples”.

She presents dynamic workshops and organizational development work for a variety of organizations including the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and the dioceses of Allentown and Virginia, The Apostolate for Family Consecration in Ohio, The Malvern Retreat House, Walking with Purpose, and numerous Catholic schools and parishes.

Christine’s transforming counseling sessions and presentations weave together stories, music, faith, and research-proven methods for replacing anger and resentment with compassionate, solution-focused responses that build close connected relationships.

Speaker – Marty Rotella, musical leader

Marty Rotella is a singer, songwriter, evangelist who presents music and message to diverse audiences. He has presented the Gospel message of Jesus’s love in forty-three states in addition to Australia, Europe, Central and South America and Canada. With over thirty years of ministry through teaching and motivational speaking, he has presented in churches, schools, conferences, and prisons.

As a three-time Grammy nominee, Marty integrates his gift of music with his unique preaching style to men, women, young adults and teens. Countless endorsements from bishops and clergy, religious, families and prison inmates comprise his repertoire. As a noted evangelist, Marty delivers a compelling message of Jesus’ love, forgiveness and mercy to all who encounter him.

“Spirit Power” is his trademark platform for music and evangelization; bringing the fire of God’s love to retreat houses, conferences, parishes and, most notably, to the streets.

2023 Retreat Schedule


Passing of Jim Cranny

It is with great sadness that we inform you about the passing of  long-time Six Three man Jim Cranny.

James R. Cranney, Sr., May 15, 2023, Age 97. Husband of the late Katherine M. Cranney(McGrath). Father of Sally Cranney (John Coogan), James R. Cranney, Jr. (Cindy), William Cranney (Linda), Maurice Cranney (Karen). He is also survived by 10 Grandchildren and three Great-Grandchildren.

Jim graduated from Jules E. Mastbaum High School in 1944 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following his military service, he was employed as a lace weaver at the North American Lace Company and became the National Secretary of the Amalgamated Lace Operatives Union. Jim was a fixture in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia where he served the community as a life insurance salesman with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for 25 years.

After retiring from Metropolitan Life, he worked for the Pennsylvania State Insurance Department in the Consumer Protection Department and continued to write insurance policies as an independent insurance broker into his 80s. He was an active member of Roman Catholic High School’s Fathers Club and the ASIST Program. In 2015, he was honored by Roman’s Cahill Club as a Person of Distinction and received an honorary diploma from Roman Catholic High School in 1980.

Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation on Friday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Philip Neri Church, 437 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery.

Condolences may be shared at www.kollerfuneralhome.com


God Bless….Prosit,
Six Three Group
Executive Committee Members

Passing of John D. Familetti

It is with great sadness that we inform you about the passing of  John Familetti.

John Dominic Familetti, age 91, of Pennsylvania, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.
He was born on September 11, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Margaret Mary (nee DeMarco) and Domenic Anthony Famigletti.

He was a Six-Three man of Malvern and member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Seffner, FL, where he was involved with Tender Care and the Food Pantry.

John is survived by his wife, Beverly P. Familetti; brother, Michael Famigletti; children, Dolores Evans (Edmond), John D. Familetti Jr. (Lisa ), Donna Collins (Sean), Joseph Familetti, James Familetti (Michele), Robert Familetti, Thomas Familetti (Christine), Anne Schmitt (George), 21 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews .

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brother, Dominic Familetti, and grandchildren Michael Collins and Nora Familetti.

A memorial mass for John will be held at a later date in Pennsylvania.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.HillsboroMemorial.com for the Familetti family.



God Bless….Prosit,
Six Three Group
Executive Committee Members

Passing of Dr. Alphonse Di Giovanni

It is with great sadness that we inform you about the passing of our friend Dr. Alphonse Di Giovanni.

Al was a Six-Three man, 17 year reteatant at Malvern and father of fellow Six-Three Captain Mark Di Giovanni & recently deceased honorary Captain Ralphie Di Giovanni.

Al had been suffering over the last couple years with physical ailments that prevented him from attending retreat. Al  had a great love for Malvern and his SixThree retreat he shared with his family was of paramount importance in his life.

The DiGiovanni family would like all friends of Dr. Al to be aware that they are planning services as follows:

Viewing – Thursday 6pm – 8pm
Danjolell Funeral Home
2811 West Chester Pike, Broomall , PA 19008

Viewing- Friday 9:30am – 11:00am
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2400 N Providence Rd, Media, PA 19063

Mass – Friday 11:00am
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2400 N Providence Rd, Media, PA 19063

Please keep Dr. Alphonse DiGiovanni and his family, in your prayers.

Visit the Danjolell memorial website:

God Bless….Prosit,
Six Three Group
Executive Committee Members

Passing of Bill Angelo

It is with great sadness that we inform you about the passing of our friend Bill Angelo.

Bill was a Six-Three man, 54 year reteatant at Malvern and father of fellow Six-Three member Mark Angelo.

Bill had been suffering over the last couple years with physical ailments that prevented him from attending retreat. Anyone who knew Bill understands how particularly troubling this must have been for him as Malvern and his SixThree retreat were of paramount importance in his life.

Bill was an intensely spiritual man with a notably jovial spirit who made the long trek each year from Minersville, PA to Malvern to make his retreat. With intense dedication, Bill served our group as “chief registration coordinator”, a task that he did not take lightly. It was important to Bill that he contribute to the Malvern tradition that had been an integral part of his life for decades.

Bill Angelo was indeed a fixture at our annual SixThree Retreat and will be greatly missed by all. We ask you to keep Bill and his family, in your prayers.

Arrangements will be announced by the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, Minersville. https://www.donaldjbutlerfh.com/listings
God Bless….Prosit,
Six Three Group
Executive Committee Members

Passing of Ralph G. DiGiovanni

It is with great sadness that we inform you about the passing of our friend Ralph G. DiGiovanni. We ask you to keep Ralph and his family, in your prayers.

Ralph is a Six-Three man, 38 year reteatant at Malvern and brother of Six-Three Executive Committee member and former CA Captain Mark DiGiovanni. In 2019 Ralph served as Honorary CA Captain and has been a special friend to many Six Three men over the years.

Ralph has been suffering over the last couple years with progressive cognitive loss and was recently transported to hospice care. Sadly, we received word that he passed quietly last night, Wednesday, February 3, 2021,  shortly before midnight. We ask that his friends and fellow Six-Three men keep Ralph and the entire DiGiovanni family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Services for Ralph will consist only of a Funeral mass to be held at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2400 N. Providence Rd., Media, Pennsylvania 19063 on Monday, February 8th at 11:00am.

This service will also be available via live stream from St. Mary’s website: https://www.stmarymagdalen.net/live-stream

God Bless….Prosit,
Six Three Group
Executive Committee Members

2019 Retreat Director – Fr. Carl Janicki

Fr. Carl Janicki is the Director of Campus Ministry at Cabrini University in Radnor, Pennsylvania. A priest for more than 20 years, he has also worked in ministry at Cardinal Dougherty High School. He served that community for 12 years as Campus Minister, then President, before moving on to his current position at Cabrini. Fr. Janicki represented Cabrini during the 2015 Papal visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, at which he served in Media Relations, and provided “color” commentary during the Pope’s Closing Mass on the Parkway for CBS 3, Philadelphia.

Learn about our 2019 Guest Speaker Kevin Reilly >>


Cancelled – 2019 Guest Speaker – Joe Klecko

Due to an unfortunate schedule change Mr. Klecko was forced to cancel his speaking engagement for our 2019 Six Three Group retreat. We have secured an old friend of Six Three, Former Philadelphia Eagle, Kevin Reilly who is fresh off the release of his 2017 book “Tackling Life”. Kevin spoke at our 2016 retreat and will come with a fresh new look at his spiritual journey that includes discussion about his most recent successes and relationships. READ MORE about Kevin Reilly.


Advent Patience & Love

Fr. Matt’s sermon this week reflects on the virtue of patience and its role as the foundation of love during advent.


Engagement Rings & Babies

Fr. Matt’s sermon this week reflects on beauty and sacrifice of marriage.

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