St. Joseph Triduum

My Dear Parishioners, In two and a half weeks we will celebrate our St. Joseph Triduum (The Feast of St. Joseph is on March 19th).  Recently, Pope Francis declared that on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church he has designated this liturgical year as…

A Spiritually Satisfying and Beneficial Lent

My Dear Parishioners, I hope that you have a spiritually satisfying and beneficial Lent.  The experience of giving something up for Lent is an experience of penance and it is one type of fasting, but the goal is not to punish us, but rather to make us more aware.  It should help us experience our…

Ash Wednesday

My Dear Parishioners, On Wednesday February 17th we will celebrate Ash Wednesday.  We will have Masses at 8:00 a.m, 5:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. All 3 Masses will have the distribution of ashes.  This year the Archdiocese has issued a change in the way that ashes are distributed to comply with current COVID precautions. …

Catholic Charities Appeal: Giving Hope to All 2021

My Dear Parishioners, Today we launch the 2021 Catholic Charities Appeal: Giving Hope to All 2021.  The Catholic Charities Appeal is the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s single most important annual fundraising initiative, and we’re counting on your support.  This year, the Catholic Charities Appeal will be a channel of hope for tens of thousands of people…

Happy Catholic Schools Week

My Dear Parishioners, Happy Catholic Schools Week!  Thank you to Mr. D’Andrea, our principal, and all of his teachers, staff, and volunteers.  Thank you also to our parishioners.  Without your support of Catholic education, we could not fulfill this part of our mission as church. Our school is a real blessing to our families.  It…

Word of God Sunday and Catholic Schools Week

My Dear Parishioners, Next week we celebrate our annual Catholic Schools Week.  This is a special time when we acknowledge and celebrate all the blessings we have at St. Joseph/St. Robert School.  This includes our terrific students, excellent principal, talented faculty, hardworking administration and staff, and generous volunteers.  Our School is a true community where…

Ordinary Time and Sacrament of Reconciliation

My Dear Parishioners, If you made a donation to our Church renovations and requested a specific memorial dedication, the templates for the Memorial Plaques are hanging in the back hallway of the church.  Please check the wording for your memorial for both accuracy and spelling.  This is the final opportunity to make edits or changes. …

The Annual Catholic Relief Services Collection

My Dear Parishioners, This week our young people will be celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the very first time.  Please keep them in your prayers as they come to experience the love and mercy of the Lord Jesus.  Hopefully, we will see this as a reminder that we need to stay close to the…

Happy New Year! 

My Dear Parishioners, Happy New Year!  I hope that you had a peaceful celebration of Christmas and the New Year.  I also want to thank all those who made our celebrations as beautiful as they were.   Everyone had to make adjustments and I am truly grateful for the cooperation I received.  I especially want to…

Thank You All and Happy New Year

My Dear Parishioners, I hope that you were able to celebrate the real joy God’s presence among us, even though the situation was less than ideal this year because of the coronavirus.  In some sense, perhaps we can identify even more with the Holy Family who also had to endure “less than ideal” conditions at…
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