My Dear Parishioners:
Recently, I was contacted by a
representative of “Friends of Farmworkers”,
an organization that offers assistance to Pennsylvania’s
low-income farm workers. The reason for contacting me was the
need for a meeting space to talk with an Asian woman who may be
a victim of human trafficking. I am aware from news reports
that these things go on, but this brought this tragedy very
close to home. How is it possible for in our “enlightened age”
people can tolerate the existence of this terrible crime against
Black History Month invites us to consider not
just the horrors of the slave trade in earlier centuries, but
the reality that there are lessons humanity has yet to truly
learn about human dignity - where it is endangered anywhere, it
endangers all of us. While we are not directly responsible for
the multi-national industry that continues to enslave the poor,
we do need to be responsive to the real human needs of those
Some work in big organizations, others by simply
noticing the poor, the homeless, and the marginalized along our
way. So with St. Peter we say, “Silver and gold I have not, but
what I have, I give you!” (Acts 3:6) A look of compassion, a
kind word, offer of food or other assistance may be just the
thing to begin a new age of miracles among us.
- Fr. John
Information for the 2013
- 2014 School Year!
School office: 215-535-2962 x 420.
The School's Website
is full of information!
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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