Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

My Dear Parishioners, This Tuesday we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the gift of the Brown Scapular. In the twelfth century, a group of men from Western Europe traveled to the Holy Land during the Crusades. They lived as hermits on Mount Carmel in Israel. This is the same mountain…

Hardness of Heart

My Dear Parishioners, This week our Sacred Liturgy warns about a disease of the heart. No, our Sacred Liturgy does not warn about a physical disease of the heart. Our Sacred Liturgy this week warns of a spiritual disease of the heart: the disease of hardness of heart. The Prophet Ezekiel is called by God…

Freedom Is A Gift From God

My Dear Parishioners, I again thank you for your warm welcome. Our parish is well known throughout the Archdiocese for its warmth and friendliness. I felt both immediately upon arrival. My first week has been spent unpacking and making myself at home, and I really do feel at home. Your warm welcome has played a…

Welcome Fr. Michael Pawelko

My Dear Parishioners, I am so happy to be with you and thank you so much for the warm welcome. Just a little about myself. I am 57 and was raised in the Upper Perkiomen Valley area of Montgomery County. I have a brother and a sister and one niece (who is in high school).…

A Farewell Message from Fr. Bordonaro

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, With a heart filled with mixed emotions, I write this farewell message to express my deep gratitude and affection as I prepare to embark on a new chapter in my journey as a priest. It is with a sense of both sadness and excitement that I bid farewell to…

Fortnight for Freedom

My Dear Parishioners, Happy Father’s Day! Today we honor and thank our dads. Too often, we take them for granted. Today we will close our intercessions with a special blessing for our fathers. Your Father’s Day envelopes with your intentions written on them will stay on the reredos (back altar) for the rest of the…

Peter’s Pence Collection

My Dear Parishioners, This week we celebrated graduation from St. Joseph/St. Robert School. Congratulations to all our parish graduates whether you have graduated from Pre-K, Kindergarten, Middle School, Eighth Grade, High School, College, or Post- Graduate studies. We pray for all graduates that they will have God at their side and carry Him with them…

Congratulations To All Of Our Graduates

My dear Parishioners, I recently met with Fr. Pawelko, the priest who will be taking over as pastor. He is very excited to be coming here. I told him about our audio recording of the Saturday Vigil Mass and then sending it to the radio station WRDV so that it can be played on Sunday…

New Pastor Announced

My dear Parishioners, The archdiocese announced last week that I am being reassigned as an Assistant Pastor, or Parochial Vicar to St. Eleanor Church, in Collegeville. I am very grateful to all the parishioners and staff for the tremendous amount of support and genuine care shown to me over the last 14 years. The priest…

Holy Spirit at Pentecost

My Dear Parishioners, This Saturday, May 18th, Archbishop Perez ordained 3 men to the priesthood for our Archdiocese. They are:  Rev.  Fr.  Bernard  Okechukwu Ekeagwu, 29, son of Sir Patrick C. Ekeagwu and Lady Esther Ekeagwu of Nigeria, and member of Saint Colman Parish in Ardmore; Rev. Fr. Gregory H. Miller, 26, son of George…
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