Category Archives: Parish News

Advent Confession Times and the Christmas Mass Schedule

ADVENT CONFESSIONS:
Saturday, December 16th
3:30PM – 4:45 PM in Church

Wednesday, December 20th
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in Church

Saturday, December 23rd
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM in Church

CHRISTMAS MASSES:
Christmas Eve, December 24th:
7:30 AM
10:00 AM
5:00 PM; 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM

Christmas Day, December 25th:
9:00 AM

Vigil Masses, December 31st:
7:30 AM; 10:00 AM

Mary, Holy Mother of God, January 1st:
9:00 AM

SPN Senior Club News – November Thanksgiving Lunch

The SPN Senior Club held its monthly gathering on Wednesday, November 15th with 115 attending. We celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with a traditional turkey dinner and lots of desserts.

Along with the holiday celebration, we also honored our living and deceased veterans. Many of our members brought pictures of family members and a Table of Honor displayed the photos of the service men & women. The Pennsylvania National Guard from Southampton Rd. in Philadelphia provided a color guard for this beautiful and moving tribute. Also, Alyssa McQuirns from the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage center gave a presentation of ‘The Poppy – Symbol of Remembrance.’

The November birthday winner was Kim Jacobs and Theresa Gilmore won the 50/50 drawing.

Our next gathering will be Wednesday, December 13th. Please join us and enjoy the sounds of the Seraphims from St. Mary’s Catholic School. More information is in the Parish bulletin so don’t forget to make your reservation.

SPN Senior Club News – October Halloween Party

Pictures say it all!

The SPN Senior club celebrated Halloween at its monthly gathering on Wednesday, October 25th. Many of the 117 attendees came dressed in costumes for the holiday. Winners for Best Costumes were Mary Reilly, Loretta Slowick, Felicia Iski and Peggy Dieckhoff. Along with the treats, we were entertained by the tricks of Stuart Rudnick, local magician.

The October birthday winner was John Johnson and Theresa Gilmore won the 50/50 drawing.

Please join us for our Thanksgiving celebration on Wednesday, November 15th. See the notice in the bulletin and make your reservation. We will still be accepting food donations for the Open Link.

Knights of Columbus Bingo on Saturday, October 21st

The Knights of Columbus will host Bingo on Saturday, October 21st, 2017.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Games begin at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $.25/game
FREE Admission
For more information, call 215.679.6405

SPN Senior Club News of the September Meeting

On Wednesday, September 27th, the SPN Senior Cub held its monthly gathering with 108 in attendance. We celebrated the 50s era with music, dancing and authentic memorabilia. Many of the attendees wore clothing reminiscent of the time dressing in jeans, white tees with rolled sleeves and a couple of poodle skirts. There was a trivia contest and Peggy Bambrick was the winner. Denise and Tom Walsh were declared winners of the twist contest. Thank you to Tony Bauer for helping out as Deejay.

The September birthday winner was Ed Monaghan. Marge Elliott won the 50/50 and Alice McCarthy was the winner of the door prize.

At our next gathering on Wednesday, October 25th we will be celebrating Halloween so get your costumes ready and don’t forget to make your reservation.

PREP Calendar 2017-18

The PREP calendar for the 2017-18 program year is now available.

PREP Calendar 2017-18

Live Performance at the SPN Senior Club May Meeting

On Wednesday, May 24th, the SPN Senior Club held its monthly gathering with 101 members in attendance.

Guests were immersed in the one-woman play, “From Out the Fiery Furnace.” The drama told the story of the Hopewell Furnace National Park’s history during the Furnace’s golden time in the 1850’s.    Written and performed by playwright Christine Emmert, she said, “the piece depicted the role of many residents of that community over the years – from a small girl who comes there as an indentured servant to a runaway slave, to the men and women who were involved in the fortunes and misfortunes of life there.”  She also mentioned, “The play has been touring the area for nine years to many different organizations to show history can be alive and moving.”  After her captivating performance, Emmert stated that this performance was dedicated to the memory of Hopewell park ranger Francis Delmar who recently passed away.  Emmert has had a long career as an actress and playwright.  She resides in Valley Forge with her husband, Richard, who accompanied her to the performance.

 

Monthly winners were announced at the end of the get-together. Rose Anderson was our May birthday winner, Mark Nunan won the Door Prize and Bob Cichocki was the 50/50 jackpot winner.

Please plan to join us on Wednesday, June 28th for our next luncheon and remember to make your reservation. See the flyer in the Parish Bulletin.

Clothing Drive

The Respect Life Ministry will be holding a Socks & Underwear Drive on the weekend of May 27th and 28th. These items may be dropped off at the back of the Church. The Respect Life Ministry will repackage them into separate bags and will distribute them to the homeless in Philly. Matthew’s Gospel when you saw Me naked, you clothed Me.

The New Items we are looking for are:
– White athletic/crew socks for men size 10
– Men’s white T-shirts – size Large
– Men’s white Briefs – size Large

Thank you and may God bless you from Respect Life Ministry on behalf of the homeless. For more information, call or email Mark Nunan at 610.754.7185 or marknunan@dejazzd.com.

PREP/Religious Education

Parents of First thru Sixth Graders

Registration for PREP is now open for the 2017-18 School Year.  Any child that is entering First thru Sixth Grade should be enrolled in our Parish Religious Education Program unless he/she is attending Catholic School. This education is necessary to prepare your child for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Call Wendy Benner at: 215.679.7839 for more info.

Divine Mercy Sunday – April 23rd at 3pm

Our Lord taught Saint Faustina a special Prayer:  “Encourage souls to say the Chaplet…whoever will recite it will receive great Mercy…through the Chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My Will”.  (Diary 1541; 687; 1731). Through Saint Faustina, Our Lord has given us special means of drawing on His Mercy: The Image of the Divine Mercy, The Novena, The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, The 3:00 o’clock Prayer (the Hour of His death) and the Celebration of the Feast of Mercy. Please join us today, Sunday, April 23 at 3:00PM in our Church.