Welcome to Lancaster Catholic Singles! If you're over 30 and maybe no longer a "young adult" but you're Single (never married, or now you're annulled or widowed) and looking to get out and make some new friends, JOIN US!
Join us if you want to get out of your apartment and come do things for the fun of it! We partner with other MeetUp organizers nearby for FUN events-- and we aren't limited to only meeting people from the MeetUp group. We are your excuse to get out of the house, and who knows what new friends you'll make wherever you go! So don't look at who else has RSVP'd - just look at the activity and ask yourself, could I have fun doing that? Suggestions are welcome- so let us know whatever you like to do, and we'll build an event around that!
If you're an excited, active Single Catholic, looking for friends to go camping or hiking with, skiing or snowboarding with, ice skating or Christmas-gift shopping with, or in any way looking to just get out of your apartment-- please Join Us, and RSVP for the scheduled events!
We hope you'll feel comfortable actively participating and completing an RSVP with a "Yes" if you're able to attend, or a "No" if you're already booked that day. Ugh- the dreaded commitment of deciding Yes or No, right? And remember, everyone's comments and suggestions make this group more fun for us all! Welcome everyone!
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Note: There have been so many married men and women reaching out to participate. Prayerfully, this encouragement is to affirm everyone's hope for a strong marriage (or a stronger marriage next time). For anyone not yet annulled, You are loved! Your pre-annulment time is precious; I trust this affirmation of the married life is helpful.
If you have already been married please consider finalizing your annulment prior to joining this group. We're not a dating service (there is the National Catholic Singles Conference (NCSC) and CatholicMatch for that!) we are just a bunch of single people getting out together socially. But this is your time-- and without your annulment decree you are still married (NOT single). I know, I've heard - my priest, my friends, my family all told me to just act like I'm single, maybe start dating again but they are WRONG! This is your God-given "me time" alone to fast, pray, reflect and devote yourself 100% to God alone. Consider spending more time getting to bed early to wake up early enough to get to Daily Mass. As needed (without being overly scrupulous) frequent Confession. Get comfortable now with consistent and regular Adoration. Pray to become even more kind and forgiving, and an increase in Charity; pray the Rosary daily. If you don't already have the habit, try setting aside some time each day to read and meditate upon Holy Scripture. Read other great Catholic books, watch Catholic DVDs - in other words, use this brief, priceless "me time" during the annulment process to really reflect upon deepening your relationship with God. An excellent "flash cards" approach to virtue is studying the 7 Lively Virtues (as the antidote to the 7 deadly sins). From all I've learned about annulment, this process time is provided to really grow in holiness. Focus upon God, yourself and your relationship with God. Fast, Pray, and make short pilgrimages to visit Catholic shrines such as the national shrine to Our Lady of Czestochowa (Doyelstown), the shrine to The Miraculous Medal (Germantown neighborhood in Philadelphia), the national shrine to Saint John Neumann (5th & Spring Garden Sts, Philadelphia), the national shrine to Saint Rita of Cascia (South Philly), the national shrine Grotto of Our Lady Of Lourdes (Emmitsburg, MD), the national shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (Emmitsburg, MD), Shrine of the Little Flower (Baltimore, MD), national shrine of Saint Alphonsus (Baltimore, MD), the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, DC) and so many others within a short drive - these shrines all offer Confession and Mass as well as a gift shop with great Catholic books and DVDs. Remember you are loved! One's marital status has no bearing on how much you are loved!