Hours for Visitation

The Church Building will remain open 7 Days a week for visitation: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please be respectful of “Social Distancing”. Try to stay at least 6 feet (a couple pews) from the other parishioners.

All Masses & Services will be Private until further notice including the Holy Triduum & Easter. Thank you for your understanding and prayers.

Parking Lot Confessions will continue on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 pm (rain date Sunday 3:00-4:00 pm)


A Message from Archbishop Pérez Announcing the Launch of “The Power of Faith and Hope in a Time of Uncertainty: A Virtual Lenten Retreat
 
“Our Lenten journey has taken an unexpected turn with the worldwide outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In an effort to impede the spread of the virus and to protect those most vulnerable among us, all of us have changed the way that we live. Life as we understand it has temporarily changed, but this too shall pass. We are people whose hearts are grounded in our faith and in our hope, that is the strength that helps us during this time of uncertainty.
 
Though we are living out concepts such as isolation, quarantine, and social distancing – as believers and followers of Christ we know we are never truly alone and that He is always by our side.  It has been a painful, confusing, trying time for all of us, but in Christ and His triumph over the cross there is hope.  Until we can safely be together again physically, we can pray together in spirit.
 
I am overjoyed to announce a new Lenten initiative, “The Power of Faith and Hope in a Time of Uncertainty: A Virtual Lenten Retreat.” Beginning Monday, March 30th I will share a video each night at 7:00 p.m. via my Facebook page. The series will extend to Palm Sunday and will include dynamic presenters from across our Archdiocese who will bring Catholic Families closer to Christ through scripture, reflection, and prayer. Six of the videos will be in English and American Sign Language and one will be in Spanish. 
 
Please consider participating in this upcoming Lenten Video Retreat. Give this gift of hope to yourself.  Christ is hope and through Him we’re a people of hope.  I’m praying for you during this time of uncertainty.” 
 
+Nelson J. Pérez
Archbishop of Philadelphia

 


Holy Week Schedule:

Solemnity of the Passion of Our Lord:
Sunday, April 5th Church Open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
– Blessed Palm will be distributed at a later time.

Holy Thursday:
Thursday, April 9th Church Open 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Good Friday:
Friday, April 10th Church Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Holy Saturday:
Saturday, April 11th Church open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Easter Sunday:
Sunday, April 12th Church Open 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

Remember: Sacraments of Anointing & Reconciliation always available by calling: 610-268-0296 & press 3 & leave your name & phone number.


FROM THE PASTOR:


Dear Parishioners,
     At all our weekend Masses on March 14th – 15th I spoke about the
importance of the ability of making a Perfect Act of Contrition and Spiritual
Communion if a priest is unavailable. My thought was in case I was quarantined. I
never dreamed that the events of the past week would occur and we would be
asked to stay in side our homes to help in not spreading the virus. I like to be
proactive and have everything well planned ahead. If I had known this was to
occur I would have spoken at Masses weeks ago on various private devotions
(Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Litanies, Novenas, etc.). I would have tried to give
every family a plastic Bottle of Holy Water and a Picture of the Sacred Heart of
Jesus to pray in front of during private prayer in your home. But of course I had no
idea the magnitude of the crisis. In the future, with the help of God, this can be
accomplished.
        What can we do as a Community of Faith at this time? First, please spread
the word that if there is an emergency (i.e., Sacraments of Anointing or
Reconciliation) call (610) 268-0296 and press 3 and leave your name and number.
Also on Saturdays I am administering the Sacrament of Reconciliation in our
parking lot from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. If there is bad weather, then it will be moved to Sunday
from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.
     If you are available from your home at 11:00 am each day, I ask that we unite as a parish in
praying the rosary asking St. Gabriel and Our Lady of Sorrows to intercede for all
of us. I hope to update this message each week on our parish website and
Facebook.

“Pray, Hope, and don’t worry” – St. Padre Pio


Archbishop Nelson Perez has SUSPENDED all public Masses in the Archdiocese until further notice. Father Anthony will continue to privately offer the sacrifice of the Holy Mass during this period and honor all requested Mass intentions.

ALL parish activities have been SUSPENDED until further notice (i.e., PREP, Stations of the Cross, Group Meetings, and activities).

The parish office will be closed until further notice.

Please continue to check the website and Facebook pages for updated information. 

If you have an emergency requiring a priest or would like to go to Confession, please call 610-268-0296, press 3, and leave your name and phone number.


Some resources during this time:

Archbishop Nelson Perez will be livestreaming Mass each Sunday at 11 am at https://vimeo.com/event/17522

Bishop Robert Barron is posting his daily Mass online at https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York is live streaming their daily Mass at https://saintpatrickscathedral.org/live 

EWTN lives streams their daily Mass each weekday at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. at https://www.ewtn.com/tv/watch-live

USCCB has some items that might be of interest at  http://www.usccb.org/about/communications/usccb-president-reflection-and-prayer-during-coronavirus.cfm and https://catholiccurrent.org/covid19/ 


This week’s bulletin can be viewed here or by clicking the link above.

Parish updates and happenings can be found here on the News & Events page.

Our liturgical schedules can be located under the Home menu or by clicking here. 

To find out more about or register for PREP, please visit the PREP page.