St. Philip Neri Church 100th Anniversary Celebration

St. Philip Neri Church 100th Anniversary Celebration

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This is a momentous celebration in the life of St. Philip Neri Parish. I encourage everyone to join in the yearlong celebration and historic happening. -Father Robert A. Roncase

Saint Philip Neri begins a year-long celebration for 100 years as a Parish. Planning for this Event and Year of Celebration has been on-going for well over one year.

The Calendar of Yearly Events:

Sunday: October 6, 2019
11:00 AM: Opening Mass celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput
12:30 PM: Luncheon in the Parish Hall; 2:00 PM Outdoor Concert in front of the Church by the renowned Ringgold Band from Reading, PA.

Wednesday: November 27, 2019
7:00 PM: Ministerium – Thanksgiving Service at St. Philip Neri, followed by a Social in the Parish Hall and the unveiling of the Parish Timeline in the Hall.

Sunday: December 8, 2019
3:00 PM: Concert in the Church by the Keystone State and New Jersey State combined Boys Choirs.

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, April 5, 6, and 7, 2020
7:00 PM each evening: Parish Mission in the Church with Deacon Eddie Ensley and Deacon Robert Herrmann from the state of Georgia. They are both nationally known Authors and Retreat Leaders.

Monday, April 20 – Thursday, April 30, 2020
Parish Trip to Italy

Sunday: June 14, 2020
Outdoor Mass and Picnic (time TBA)

Friday: July 24, 2020
Parish Car Show and display of Parish Historical Committee Collections in the Parish Hall

Sunday: August 9, 2020
Family Day and Picnic at the YMCA outdoor pool
more information to come

Sunday: September 13, 2020
Red Carpet Event in the Parish Hall – presentation of the many year-long production of St. Philip Neri Parish with a Wine and Cheese Event.

Sunday: October 4, 2020
3:00 PM: Closing Mass and Dinner Dance


Adoration – St. Anne’s Chapel


Monday through Friday from 9 AM – 7 PM

Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM

To sign up or for more information, contact Mary at 215-518-1341; or Barb at 484-225-0033;



29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 19- October 20, 2019

5:00 pm K. Katrinak/R. Benko

7:30 am C. Faust/J. Strefeler
10:00 am C. Faust/J. Strefeler/choir

Entrance – #547 Praise My Soul the King of Heaven C3 389
Mass of St. Frances Cabrini #900
Responsorial Psalm: R&A 146
Alleluia: R&A 147
Intercessory Prayer – #943 O God, Hear Us C3 205
Preparation of the Altar and the Gifts – 395 These Alone Are Enough
Holy, Holy, Holy – #904
The Mystery of Faith – #905
Amen – #908
Lamb of God – #909
Communion –  #334 Taste and See C3 533
Praise Refrain – #757 The Lord Fills the Earth With His Love C3 27 (refrain 2x)
Recessional – #388 Tell the Good News


30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 26- October 27, 2019

5:00 pm C. Faust/J. Strefeler

7:30 am C. Faust/J. Strefeler
10:00 am K. Katrinak/F. Katrinak

Entrance – #513 Christ in me Arise or #535 O God Beyond All Praising
Mass of St. Frances Cabrini #900
Responsorial Psalm: R&A 148
Alleluia: R&A 149
Intercessory Prayer – #943 O God, Hear Us C3 205
Preparation of the Altar and the Gifts – #516 For the Sake of Christ or #460 Come to Me C3 472
Holy, Holy, Holy – #904
The Mystery of Faith – #905
Amen – #908
Lamb of God – #909
Communion –  #461 Eye Has Not Seen C3 469
Praise Refrain – #395 “Give me nothing more than your Love and Grace, these alone O God, are enough for me.”  2x
Recessional – #560 10,000 Reasons

other:  620 The Cry of the Poor; 696 Holy is His Name; 629 Blest Are They; 456 You Are Mine; 617 We Are Called; 385 City of God

We Remember Mass, Tuesday, November 12, 2019

7:00 pm

Prelude – #688 Precious Lord, Take My Hand C3 359

Hymn after lighting of votive memorial candles – #433 Only in God C3 459

Entrance – #456 You Are Mine C3 465

Mass of the Resurrection – #851

Responsorial Psalm – #472 Endless is your love (Psalm 139)

Gospel Acclamation –

Preparation and Presentation of the Gifts – (choral) Be Not Afraid

Memorial Acclamation – #857 When we eat this bread

Communion – #471 Holy Darkness C3 360

Praise Refrain – #603 I Have Loved You C3 433

Meditation – #699 Ave Maria

Recessional – #484 Love Has Come



Choir Rehearsal Tuesday, October 15, 2019

6:00 pm Choir Rehearsal



Holy Cross Cemetery: 2019 Price Increases

Effective:  March 1st

Cemetery Rates:

$1,400 Full Burial
$  700 Cremation

$1,600 Full Burial
$  800 Cremation

Grave Opening Fees: Parishioner & Non-Parishioner
$  250

Current Liturgy Letter

June 20, 2019

Dear Liturgical Ministers,

Please find enclosed the Sunday Mass Schedule for the 3rd Quarter of 2019 for Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Altar Servers (youth and adult). This schedule also covers the Feast of The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary which is a Holy Day of obligation.

Several reminders:

  • All Liturgical Ministers: Please check to make sure we have the correct phone number for you.  If it is incorrect or if you wish to change numbers please send an email or call Deacon Mike Franks with the correct phone number.
  • Lectors should check in with each other in the sacristy before Mass.
  • Servers should be in the sacristy and vested 15 min. before the start of Mass.
  • Older Youth Servers please do your best to assist our younger servers. If your name appears on the schedule with + next to your name then we have designated you as a Senior Server with the duty to assist younger servers assigned with you.
  • All Ministries: If you are unable to attend a scheduled Mass please find a substitute.  Do not call the parish office, Linda Franks or Deacon Franks or Deacon Kennedy asking them to find someone.  It is your responsibility to make sure the assigned Mass is covered.
  • Eucharistic Ministers are reminded to please be aware of their assigned positions.
  • Eucharistic Ministers are asked to be aware that there will be times when there may be additional ministers (in Alb and cincture) in the sanctuary. If that is the case we may not need the full complement of EMs that are scheduled.  If the extra person is standing on the altar platform next to the priest or deacon that will indicate that they will be assisting with Holy Communion and someone should stay back.  I know it is confusing but we do not like to have to send folks back once they have come forward.

Also, if you will be away during October, November or December of 2019, please let us know no later than September 1, 2019 so we do not schedule you while you are away.  Just drop us a line at  Or leave a message at the rectory office (215-679-9275).

Please Note – Eucharistic Ministers – Very Important:  We need to reorganize our Ems who are currently, have in the past or would like to be taking Holy Communion to shut-ins on a regular basis or even less frequently.  Please send an email to or call (484) 919-9603).  Leave your name and phone number along with the name of the person you currently see or indicate that you are available to bring the Eucharist to the ill and elderly.

Again, thank you all for your dedication in assisting at Sunday Mass.

Linda Franks

To download the letter, click here.