My Dear People:
begin a 50 day celebration of the gift of Salvation. While
every Sunday is a “little Easter”, these days are the Great
Easter. We celebrate the awesome triumph of Christ over sin and
death and our share in this triumph through the obedience of
faith (Romans 1:5).
Unlike Lazarus who returned to the
life he had before death, you and I are called to move forward
through the victory of Christ into a life of faith, hope, and
love, and away from the selfishness, anger and fear that once
dominated our lives. While the process may be slow, the victory
is assured to all who persevere.
May the witness of the newly
baptized among us encourage us all to live boldly this new life
With Holy Week our Lenten
observance reaches its climax. To the extent that we have
invested our lives in seeking freedom from all that is not true
and all that is not love, we are ready for an awesome encounter
with the power of God with the Triduum of Holy Thursday through
to Easter Sunday. In particular this week I want to invite your
prayerful remembrance of several members of our parish:
who was recently installed as an Acolyte, the final step before
he is ordained to the Diaconate in 2015
who has been called to the Diaconate and moves into his final
year of preparation for ordination to the priesthood for the
Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He will be ordained on Saturday,
and preach at Mass at noon the following day.
We also have several Catechumens
who are preparing to receive the Sacraments of Initiation at the
Easter vigil and are deserving of our prayerful support:
Kayla Battle, Elvy Jesus DeCoo,
- Fr. John
Information for the 2013
- 2014 School Year!
School office: 215-535-2962 x 420.
The School's Website
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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