Organizations

Pastoral Council

Seeks to foster full participation of the entire parish in the pastoral life & mission of the parish and of the Universal Church. It is solely a consultative body with the role of advising and assisting the Pastor in areas of pastoral concern. Membership consists of the Pastor, Deacons, Religious Education Coordinator, School Principal and six lay members (3 elected and 3 appointed by the Pastor) who serve 3 year terms. Meetings are convened by the Pastor at least 6 times a year. For more information, please contact the Parish Office at (610) 692-2216.

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Men and women selected by the Pastor & commissioned by the Diocese to assist in distributing Communion at Mass as well as at Wellington and Bellingham Assisted Living facilities.

For more information, please contact the Parish Office at (610) 692-2216.

Ministers of the Word

Men and women who proclaim Sacred Scripture at Masses and who symbolize the increased active laity role in the celebration of Mass.

For more information, please contact the Parish Office at (610) 692-2216.

Ministers of Hospitality

Provide service at all Masses, including seating of parishioners, taking up the collections and assisting at Communion. Volunteers are always needed.

For more information, please contact the Parish Office at (610) 692-2216.

Altar Servers

Parish boys & girls, who have completed fourth grade, and who are interested in serving Mass should have their parents contact Michele D’Alessandro at (610)692-2216 ext. 236.

Finance Committee

A committee chosen by the Pastor to provide financial advice concerning investments, the annual budget, the financial report and any major expenditures.

For more information, please contact Linda Browning at (610) 692-2216, ext. 258.


Music Ministry

Cantors

Help to direct the congregational singing during the weekend liturgies not served by other music groups. An ability to read music is required.

For more information, please contact Bruce in the Worship Office at (610) 692-2216, ext. 265.

Adult Choir

All parishioners over the age of 17 are invited to become choir members. Adult Choir sings twice a month at the 11:30 AM Sunday Mass from September to June, plus Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and Easter. Rehearsals are held in the Church every Thursday evening at 7:00 PM. New members welcome year round!

For more information, please contact Anna Marie Snader at the Parish Office at (610) 692-2216.

Joyous Sounds Guitar Group

All parishioners are welcome to join the group in singing on alternate Sundays at the 9: 30 AM Mass. New members are always welcome.

For more information, please contact Tom Pitt at (610)-430-7794.

Youth Choir

Children in grades 3 to 8 are invited to sing at the 9: 30 AM Mass every other Sunday and practice for one hour and 30 minutes on Wednesdays in Church from 6:30-8:00 PM.

For more information, please contact Bruce in the Worship Office at (610) 692-2216, ext. 265.


Support Groups

Bereavement Ministry

Members of the parish who provide assistance to anyone in the community who is experiencing the grieving process after the death of a family member.

For more information, please the Parish Office at (610) 692-2216.

Widowed Persons Support Group

These women and men meet the third Saturday of the month at 10: 00 AM in the Parish Center. They help each other cope with the death of a spouse and to learn to live on their own. Periodic group outings are planned.

For more information, please contact  Marie Martinelli at (610) 431-0331 or Jean Shander at (610) 692-0154.

Al-Anon Family Group

Al-Anon meets in the Church Hall (lower level) every Wednesday at 10: 00 AM. Al- Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve common problems. Their purpose is to help families of alcoholics by practicing the 12 suggested steps of AA, by giving comfort to families of alcoholics and by offering understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.


Other Services and Groups

Aid for Friends

A ministry to bring home cooked meals prepared by parish volunteers to isolated home-bound individuals by volunteer visitors. If you would like to volunteer to become a cook, visitor, or driver, please contact Joanne Dearlove at (610) 692-8089.

Baptismal Bibs

Handmade. bibs for parish baptisms.

For more information, please contact Lil Mita at (610).429.1328

Casseroles for ‘My Brother’s House’

Parish volunteers prepare casseroles for the homeless men at My Brother’s House in Philadelphia, and on the last Sunday of each month we deliver the frozen dinners to the shelter. A freezer is located in the Church Hall to hold the casseroles until the delivery date. Casserole tins & lids are provided and located in the Church vestibule.

For more information, please contact Mike Plevyak at mplevyak22@gmail.com.

Giving Tree

This parish Christmas Tree is provided for the homeless and lonely who otherwise would have nothing for Christmas. We are given names of homeless persons from Project H.O.M.E. in Philadelphia and children from Mision Santa Maria, Madre de Dios, along with their age and a special request for an item(s) they would like for Christmas. This information is put on an “Angel Name Tag” and hung on the tree in the back of Church in December. Parishioners are asked to take the angel tag, shop for the item listed and return the gift unwrapped with the angel tag on the package and place under the tree by the week before Christmas. The gifts are then taken to the shelter where they are distributed to the homeless individuals. This is a wonderful family project.

For more information, please contact the Parish Office at (610) 692-2216.

 Parish Prayer Chain

Are you praying for a very special intention? Would you like other prayers joined with yours?

For more information, please contact Mary Brown at (610) 696-0806 or Shirley Pritulski at (610) 692-4965, and they will be happy to pass along your request to others for their prayers. No need to give a name when making your request.

Pre-Cana

Beginning a marriage is among the important steps that people take in their lives. While love is the foundation of marriage, love alone cannot be the only preparation for marriage, for married life can be difficult and may feel “less-than-loving”, at times. The Church cares deeply for couples entering the Sacrament of Marriage. Couples should plan to attend Pre-Cana classes six months prior to their wedding.

For more information, please contact the Parish Office at (610) 692-2216.

Poor Box

This is a wonderful way to help the poor through donations to various charitable organizations throughout the year. Every  month or two we have a special local charity for whom we collect money to help them reach out to those in need. We have been very successful in raising money for these charities. Our small Poor Boxes have become a giant success!

For more information, please contact the Parish Office at (610) 692-2216.

RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), also called the Catechumenate, is a process of initiation into the Catholic Community of Faith for persons who feel God calling them to a conversion in their lives and seeking either Baptism in the Catholic Church or full Communion with the Catholic Church.

The process involves a program focusing on the study of Scripture, especially the Gospels, Catholic doctrine, virtues and morality, while also fostering a life of prayer and action with the support and involvement of the local Catholic community.

The RCIA is more than a course of instruction. It is a process of conversion and growth, a journey of faith, designed to meet the unique and individual needs of the participants. Normally, the program begins early each September, and culminates during the Easter season.

If you are interested in this program, please contact the Parish Office at (610) 692-2216.

Respect Life Program

A program of witness and service to secure dignity for all human life, born or unborn, young or old, weak or strong, in whatever social or physical condition. Politically active to obtain a Constitutional amendment to protect life at all stages, they write and work to inform legislators of pro- life views. Current activities are listed in the bulletin monthly news column.

For more information, please contact Jack & Pat O’Brien at (610) 692-2122 or Ann Toland at (610) 696-8379.

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