My Dear Parishioners,
A number of parishioners have contacted me to tell me how much they are enjoying all of the content on FORMED. This is the online platform that the parish registered with recently. Access is completely free to all parishioners. It is very easy to sign-up. Simply go to www.formed.org, click sign up, enter our parish zip code (18976) and then click on St. Joseph Parish. Enter your e-mail address and you are in. I strongly encourage you to sign up and have fun exploring. It is a beautiful way to enhance your faith.
This weekend the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is also focusing on evangelizing and strengthening the faith. This weekend we are kicking off the annual St. Charles Seminary Appeal. A donation to the Appeal supports our seminarians, candidates for the Permanent Diaconate and lay church leaders in their formation. Most importantly, your gift provides for the future of our faith. Please prayerfully consider a gift to this year’s Appeal to provide for future generations of the Church. For more information you can visit www.stcharlesseminaryappeal.org. You can also view the Seminary Appeal video on our parish website.
God Bless you,
Auxiliary Bishop, and Seminary Rector Bishop Timothy Senior has written the following letter for this Appeal:
The spirit of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary is vibrant and alive. Our seminarians’ constant devotion in answering God’s call to serve is impactful for our faithful Catholic community. Despite a global pandemic and its lingering effects, our seminarians and students continue to find ways to flourish in their discernment journey. The seminary maintains its mission deeply rooted in forming servant leaders after the Heart of Jesus Christ.
As we move forward with plans to relocate to Lower Gwynedd, on property purchased from Gwynedd Mercy University, the seminary continues to concentrate on its core mission. With a focus on all four dimensions of formation – human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral – our programs form priests, deacons and lay leaders who will be missionary disciples after the Heart of Jesus Christ. Our seminarians, deacon candidates and students, together with our generous supporters, truly define the seminary. Saint Charles continues to be For today. For tomorrow. For all of us.
Please prayerfully consider making a gift today to this year’s Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Appeal. Your generosity will assist us in upholding the seminary’s strong tradition of excellence. Our seminarians and students share their stories with you to show the impact of your contribution. Without you, none of this would be possible.
On behalf of our incredible community of seminarians and students, thank you for your support of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Please know that you and your loved ones are remembered in our daily Masses and prayers. May God bless you.
Sincerely in Christ,
Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior