Message from Fr. Anthony

Dear Parishioners,

We are living in an anxious world. We are living in a world that very much needs to know that Christ in present among us. During this time of unknown hardship, our parish continues to be a source of love and support by making Christ’s presence known through prayer and private daily Mass. Beginning this Sunday we will be livestreaming our Sunday Masses.

As you can imagine our parish financial needs will continue during this challenging time. Our utility bills and many other expenses will not cease. For those whose means will allow, this may be a good time to consider Online Giving. In addition, if you contribute using envelopes, your continued support through regular collections is appreciated. You may mail your donations to the parish office or place them in the box near the altar on Sunday mornings until the celebration of public Mass resumes.

 

You may also make contributions without setting up an account securely through this PayPal link.

 

I am truly grateful for your generous support and prayerful contributions. May the Lord continue to bless us and give us peaceful souls and good health in these difficult times.

God’s Peace,

Fr. Anthony

Cancellations due to the coronavirus

Due to concerns of the coronavirus, the following changes are in place. Our primary concern is the safety of our parish and neighboring community.

UPDATE: Today, March 17th, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez has suspended all public Masses in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia effective at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18th and until further notice.

Last week, the Archbishop dispensed the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Both decisions were made in response to the growing concern over the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the directives provided by government and health department officials at the local, state, and national levels. These measures will be re-evaluated pending future developments.

Click here to view the full press release.

In accord with Governor Wolf’s directive, all other parish group gatherings are cancelled until April 1st or until further notice. This includes all events including Stations of the Cross, PREP classes, and Youth Ministry gatherings.


The following is a list of parish cancellations (if something is not listed, assume it is also canceled):

  • The Senior Group luncheon on March 25th
  • Come-n-Go Bingo on March 21st
  • The parish Lenten Fish Fry on March 20th and April 10th
  • Egg Hunt that was scheduled for April 4th
  • Bingo that was scheduled for April 5th

Please call the main parish number at 215-679-9275 to receive additional recorded updates over the next couple of weeks.

Please Note: Adoration Chapel is closed until further notice

The Adoration Chapel is now closed until further notice.

Consider Online Giving when you are unable to attend Mass in person

During these challenging times when there are concerns about exposure or spread of a virus, consider Online Giving as a convenient option when you are unable to attend church in person. With Online Giving, you can continue to support the church and its mission from any location.

Click here to learn more or get started with Online Giving, or call 800.348.2886 ext. 3000 for more information.

Watch Now: Sunday Mass Video, March 22, 2020

During these unprecedented and uncertain times, we come to the Divine Liturgy to come ‘in union with the Divine’. The Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of our salvation.

Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus,
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.

(From EWTN.com)

All Masses Canceled in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

UPDATE: Today, March 17th, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez has suspended all public Masses in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia effective at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18th and until further notice.

Last week, the Archbishop dispensed the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Both decisions were made in response to the growing concern over the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the directives provided by government and health department officials at the local, state, and national levels. These measures will be re-evaluated pending future developments.

Click here to view the full press release.

Senior Club Luncheons are canceled until further notice

Due to the pandemic coronavirus outbreak the Senior Club Luncheons are canceled until further notice. Please check the parish website for updates or contact Dawn Ellis at 215-679-2160.

Mother of Mercy House Monthly Food Donations are postponed until further notice

Mother of Mercy House Monthly Food Donations 

Due to the coronavirus outbreak collection of food for the homeless is postponed until further notice.

Please check for updates in the parish website or call Dawn Ellis at 215-679-2160.

 

Divine Mercy Devotion on April 19th may be canceled, stay-tuned for updates

DIVINE  MERCY SUNDAY
Sunday, April 19, 2020
3:00 PM in Church

** PLEASE NOTE ** This devotion may be cancelled due to the Pandemic Coronavirus outbreak. Updates can be found on this website or contact Dawn Ellis at 215-679-2160.