My dear people,
Our Pastoral Council met last week for the very first time
and spent most of the evening going through the , why, and how
of the group, all of which is available on the Archdiocesan
website, in case you are interested.
We also took some time to discuss Our Holy Father’s latest
Publication, Evangelii Gaudium (Gospel Joy), which one of our
members had already read completely! Personally, I am just
starting the 3rd chapter, but I do highly recommend it as a
great source of inspiration and perspective on the reason why
our Church exists. Sadly, the secular press has been jumping
all over the critique of “unbridled capitalism”, by which he
means economics without ethics. I am sure you are not likely to
take those commentaries seriously. He does have some very
interesting things to say about personal discipleship, about
parish life, and a great many other things deserving of our
In January the Council will begin its work in earnest,
which is the planning of the future shape and direction of our
parish community. Please keep this important work in prayer.
- Fr. John
Information for the 2013
- 2014 School Year!
School office: 215-535-2962 x 420.
The School's Website
is full of information!
Click Here for the School Information Page
Mass schedule is as follows:
- Fr. John
One of the many delightful things I have learned about this
parish is our presence on the Internet. Facebook
also has a parish presence as well. While I don’t have a
lot of time to spend on the Internet, it is nice to know that we
are well represented there. I want to encourage you to
share this information with family and friends.
Sadly, the Internet has a lot of content that is unhealthy for
human consumption, but there are a few things I'd like to share
with you that have been helpful to me:
SPACE – is a site developed and maintained by the
Irish Jesuits that offers a very simple plan for daily
meditation based on the scriptures of the liturgical year.
While I cannot claim to use it every day, I do have it set as my
“home page” as a way to keep this valuable tool for personal
prayer handy. I have never used it without great benefit
and I am sure that you will find it helpful as well.
CATHOLIC TV – A series of messages regarding the
present and future state of the Catholic Church may sometimes
seem a bit harsh, but Michael Voris does have a message form a
lay point of view that deserves to be heard.
VATICAN also has a very interesting website that
deserves attention. Pope Benedict has been teaching a
great deal on a wide range of subjects that deserve our
- Fr. John