Category Archives: Parish News

Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26

Ash Wednesday: February 26, 2020

Mass Schedule:

  • 6:30 AM (Saint Anne Chapel)
  • 9:00 AM (Church)
  • 7:00 PM (Church)

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;



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

Little Church

Curious about Little Church? This is a Program that takes place during our 10:00 am Mass. Children ages 3 – Kindergarten are invited to participate. This Program teaches the children about Mass and they participate in a weekly Service where they hear the Good News, explore its meaning and interact with parts of the Service. There is no fee for this Program; however, registration is necessary is now being accepted for the 2018-2019 year. Please consider having your little children participate in this program. If you are interested or have questions about this Program, call Wendy Benner at: 215.679.7839, or click here for more information.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Curious about Children’s Liturgy of the Word? CLOW takes place during our 10:00 am Mass, post Labor Day up to Memorial Day weekend. Children in kindergarten through 2nd grade are invited to gather in the center aisle and then are escorted to a meeting room off the Sacristy, to hear and share the Good News in a child friendly environment. Our volunteer staff reads the Word to the children and then they explore its meaning. There is no fee and no registration required for this Program. Please consider encouraging your child to participate in Children’s Liturgy of the Word. If you are interested or have questions about this Program, call Wendy Benner at: 215.679.7839.

Homemade Egg Rolls

One of St. Philip’s parishioners generously donates her time and cooking talent to making homemade egg rolls. These are made to order. The cost is $1/egg roll. All profits are donated to the church. Quantities of 50 or more may be ordered by calling or emailing the main office a few days in advance – 215.679.9275 or

Do you live alone?

Would you like someone from our Parish Family to stop in and visit you? We have a wonderful group of people called Friendly Visitors who care about you. If you would like someone to drop in and visit, or if you know someone who may benefit from a Friendly Visitor, please call Mrs. LaRue Emmell at: 215.679.3086 or Joan Lampart at: 215.679.9275.

Divine Mercy Monthly Message

Spreading the honor of The Divine Mercy.  In discussing the essential elements of the Divine Mercy devotion, Rev. Rozycki also mentions the spreading of the honor of The Divine Mercy          as one of them since certain promises of Christ are related to this as well:  “Souls who spread the honor of My mercy I shield through their entire life as a tender mother her infant, and at the hour of death I will not be a Judge for them, but the Merciful Savior” (Diary, 1075).

The essence of The Divine Mercy devotion is found in the Christian attitude of trust in God and of an active love toward neighbor.  The Lord Jesus said:  “I desire trust from My creatures”” (Diary, 1059), and He expects them to exercise mercy through deeds, words, and prayers.  And further; “You are to show mercy to your neighbors always and everywhere.  You must not shrink from this or try to excuse or absolve yourself from it” (Diary, 742).  Christ wants those who worship Him to perform at least one act of love of neighbor in the course of each day.

The spreading of the honor of The Divine Mercy does not require many words, but always the Christian attitude of faith, of trust in God and of becoming ever more merciful.  In her life time St. Faustina gave the example of just such apostolic work.

Contact Person: Dawn Ellis 215-679-2160 7 For more information, click here.



DORCAS: All of us have probably heard the phrase, “time flies”. I agree with the phrase! And so, if any parishioner or parish family is in need of assistance for CHRISTMAS, please call the Parish Outreach Office at: 215.679.2282 on or before December 1. Thank you for your cooperation

Don’t forget CHANGE FOR CHANGE for the Dorcas Fund. It is your opportunity to help our Parishioners who may be having temporary financial difficulties due to the economy.