My Dear Parishioners,
It is hard to believe that another school year has passed, and what a school year it was! Now we are entering the graduation season. I would like to congratulate all of our graduates from Kindergarten, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College, and from Post-College studies wherever they attended school. These are significant milestones and as a parish family we join in celebrating your accomplishments. We are fortunate that as Catholics we can mark these milestones with prayers and especially Mass. If you have a graduate in your family, and would like to recognize them in our parish community, may I suggest that you come to our Sunday Mass and indicate to our ushers that you are celebrating a graduation and would like to bring up the offertory gifts. With the revised regulations from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, we are now permitted to have an offertory procession. It is a great way to honor the graduate and bring the family together for Mass. Unfortunately we can only have one family per Mass bring up the gifts, so it will have to be on a first come basis.
I wish to thank Mr. D’Andrea and all the teachers, staff, and volunteers at St. Joseph/St. Robert school who worked extra hard to make our school children’s experience as normal as possible in a difficult circumstance. We are so grateful for the blessing they are to our community and to our children. Our superior principal, faculty and staff at St. Joseph/St. Robert School have done an excellent job this year and their hard work and dedication have shown through in many ways. We pray for all of our teachers, staff and aides that they might get their well-deserved rest and return to us next fall refreshed and ready to do the good work of forming our young people in Jesus Christ. Thanks also to all the assistants and volunteers; we could not run such a fine program without the help of active and involved parents. Your devotion to your children is admirable.
I am looking to get student altar servers back in service. If you are available and willing to be scheduled, please call the office and ask for Mrs. Van Note at 215-672- 3020. If you are interested in being trained or want a refresher session to go over things I will be happy to offer one. Please consider speaking to your children who will be entering 5th grade next year thru high school. We really need the help. It is a great way to serve God and also to help out your local church. If anyone is interested, please contact me and I will make sure that you get trained. We are also in need of adults willing to serve at the daily 8:00 Mass. If you can help, please see me or Mrs. Ann Trotter.
May God Bless you,