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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.

Finance Committee

A committee chosen by the Pastor to provide financial advice for the parish. The committee will be convened at least six times a year by the pastor.

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Men and women selected by the Pastor & commissioned by the Archdiocese to assist in distributing Communion at Mass and bringing Communion to the sick and to homebound parishioners.

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

Ministry of Lector

Parishioners who proclaim the Sacred Scriptures (Old Testament and New Testament Readings) and read the intercessions in the absence of a Deacon.

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

Ministry of Usher

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

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

Altar Servers

Parish boys & girls who have completed the fourth grade and who are interested in serving Mass should have their parents contact the parish office at (610) 692-2216.

Adult servers are also needed to assist with various parish celebrations including funerals and certain Masses. Any adult in the parish who is interested in becoming an adult server may also contact the parish office at (610) 692-2216.

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 Parish office at (610) 692-2216, ext. 265.

Adult Choir

Saints Peter and Paul Adult Choir is a special music ministry which leads the congregation in sung worship at the 11:30 AM Mass on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, in general, from September through June.  We also sing at select Masses, including Christmas Eve and some Holy Days.  New members, age 16+ who love to sing are always welcome! Weekly rehearsals are held on Thursdays at 7:00 PM  in the church.  For more information, please contact Anna Marie Snader at amsnader@gmail.com or (610) 764-5344.

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 Bruce Carlson by calling the parish office at (610) 692-2216, ext.265.

Youth Choir

All parish children ages 8 to 16 are invited to sing at the 9: 30 AM Mass every other Sunday. Anyone who is interested in joining should have their parents contact Bruce in the parish 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.

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

Widowed Persons Support Group

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month at 10: 00 AM in the Parish Center. The group consists of men and women who have lost their spouses and seek to support one another through prayer and support.

For more information, please contact  Marie Martinelli at (610) 431-0331 or Jean Shander at (610) 692-0154 or by calling the parish office at (610) 692-2216.

Al-Anon Family Group

Al-Anon meets in the Church Hall (lower level of the Church) 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 or by contacting the parish office at (610) 692-2216.

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. On the last Sunday of each month, the group delivers the frozen dinners to the shelter. A freezer is located to the left of the Church narthex to hold the casseroles until the delivery date. Casserole tins & lids are provided and located in the same room.

For more information, please contact Mike Plevyak at mplevyak22@gmail.com or by contacting the parish office at (610) 692-2216.

Giving Tree

The parish giving tree is intended to provide assistance for individuals in need who would otherwise have little or nothing for Christmas. Names are given to the parish 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 early 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 no later than the week before Christmas. The gifts are then taken to the shelter where they are distributed. This is a wonderful family project.

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

Parish Prayer Chain

The Parish Prayer Chain is a group of people who are willing to pray for special intentions from anyone in need of prayers. This type of ministry originates in cloistered religious, who prayed for the people of a particular diocese on a regular basis. Intentions may be submitted by name or anonymously.

If you would like to submit an intention or if you would like to become part of the “prayer chain,” 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. Additionally, you may contact the parish office at (610) 692-2216.

Pre-Cana

The Church cares deeply for couples entering the Sacrament of Marriage. One of the ways that the Church seeks to prepare and support a couple as they prepare for Marriage is through these classes. Couples are required to attend Pre-Cana classes in the months prior to their wedding.

For more information, please contact the Parish Office at (610) 692-2216.  You may also contact the Archdiocesan Office for Life & Family or visit their website.

Poor Box

Our parish has a long-standing tradition of reaching out to particular charities and offering financial support by means of the church “poor boxes.” This tradition began under the leadership of Msgr. James Foley. The parish has generously assisted many charities over the years. Please consider donating to the poor box outreach.

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, the group works 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 or by contacting the parish office at (610) 692-2216.