2024 Annual SixThree Spiritual Retreat

Our 2024 Annual Six-Three Spiritual Retreat at Malvern is scheduled for:

June 14, 15 & 16, 2024

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

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2024 Retreat Director

Fr Douglas McKay, Spiritual Guidance and Liturgy

Fr. McKay is a nationally-recognized retreat director, author and evangelist. He became a priest in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1982, and later founded Our House Ministries, a recovery-based ministry group located in Grays Ferry, Philadelphia. The Ministry is dedicated to helping those who are dependent on alcohol or drugs, who are depressed, or who have turned to crime. He has previously served as Chaplain for Holy Family Home and worked with Little Sisters of the Poor. Fr. McKay was awarded the St. Rita Peace Award in 2015.

 

 

Documentary overview of Fr. Doug’s Our House Ministry

The Power of Priesthood from Joyful Films on Vimeo.

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:
https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/26515216/alphonse-j-digiovanni-md/broomall/pennsylvania/danjolell-memorial-homes-and-crematory

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.

Do You Also Want To Leave

Fr. Matt’s sermon this week is on reflects on times in the church’s history when people chose to leave.

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