FISH FRY – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Fish Fry fishAt the request of our parishioners who enjoyed our Lenten fish frys, we are bringing the Fish Fry back for another night of delicious seafood, pizza, French fries, appetizers, soup and more! Please join us this Friday, April 20, from 4-7 PM in the Monsignor Woods Hall.  Families are welcome.  Entertainment for the kids!  Good food!  Dine In or Take Out.  You also have the option to pre-order before 12 noon on Friday by calling the rectory at 215-946-4040.  Hope to see you there!

FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE – SATURDAY, APRIL 21

father daughterThe annual Father/Daughter Dance will be held this weekend, Saturday, April 21, from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM in the Monsignor Woods Hall.  Fathers and daughters are invited to share a wonderful evening together with music, dancing, food and friends.  This year’s theme is Country Western.  Tickets are $25 per family and are available at the rectory.  Please call the rectory to reserve your tickets.  215-946-4040.

SNOW CANCELLATIONS – ADULT FAITH FORMATION RESCHEDULED

Soup Supper / Adult Faith Formation Session

Due to the snow storm this evening, our Soup Supper and Adult Faith Formation Session has been cancelled. It has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, March 14.  The Soup Supper will be at 6:00 PM and the Faith Formation session, An Encounter With Mercy, will begin at 7:00 PM. Both events are in the Monsignor Woods Hall.

Walking With Purpose

Due to the snow storm which resulted in moving the Soup Supper and Adult Faith Formation from Wednesday, March 7 to March 14, the Walking with Purpose Connect Coffee Talk entitled Children – Reaching Your Child’s Heart, which were scheduled for Tuesday, March 13 at 10:30 AM and Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00 PM have been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 15 at 10:30 AM and Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 PM.

POT OF GOLD JACKPOT PRIZE WINNER

Last Monday evening, January 29, 2018, we had a $51,000 Jackpot Prize Winner in the Pot of Gold Lottery Program.  The winner is James Dolan, a member of St. Bernard’s Parish.  Mr. Dolan has been a volunteer in the lottery program at St. Bernard’s for many years, and also supports the St. Frances Cabrini Pot of Gold Program by purchasing tickets to our lottery as well.  Congratulations, Mr. Dolan, and thank you for your support!

Archdiocese Offers Opportunity for Bidders to Own Historic FIAT 500L Used by Pope Francis During 2015 Philadelphia Visit

 

Today, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that it is auctioning a FIAT 500L used by Pope Francis for transportation during his historic visit to Philadelphia in September 2015. The auction is being conducted in partnership with Charitybuzz. Bidding opened this morning at 9:00 a.m. and will last through December 20th at https://www.charitybuzz.com/papalfiat.

Net proceeds will benefit the 2017 Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA). This appeal provides the support needed to tens of thousands of people through countless organizations, programs and ministries throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The beneficiaries are grouped into five key areas: Education; Social Services; Evangelization, Parish and Spiritual Life; Clergy and Local Mission Activities. Those who receive assistance and support from these ministries come from a broad array of faith traditions.

The attached news release has been distributed to the media by the Office for Communications and contains additional information.

 

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan

Vicar for Clergy

ACTION ALERT: Call for Public Comments on the HHS Contraception / Abortifacient Mandate


I write to ask you to take a moment of your time to register your support  for a recent action by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) which provided religious and moral exemptions to the Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate
. HHS has called for the public to submit comments by 11:59 PM EST on December 5. Over 10,000 comments opposing this return to common sense have already been submitted by the public. It is critical our voices are heard too.Please take action now.
On October 6, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued two interim final rules that, together, create a broad religious and moral exemption from the HHS contraceptive Mandate. Although this action does not rescind the Mandate itself, it does give religious and moral objectors immediate relief from its onerous burdens. HHS has called for public comments about this policy change, and we urge you to offer comments in support of the exemptions before the public comment period ends on December 5. We have prepared comments for you to send with a quick click.

The USCCB has submitted comments that you can read here andhere. Please add your voice to theirs and let the Trump Administration know that although we still urge the Administration to reconsider and rescind the Mandate, as long as the Mandate is in place these broader exemptions are laudable and mark a return to common sense. Click here to learn more and to send your comments.
 

LADIES NIGHT OUT ! Friday December 1st!

ladies night out

Breakfast with Santa Tickets Available in the Rectory!

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Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Open House and Christmas Concert

seminary concert
On behalf of Bishop Timothy C. Senior, Rector of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, I write to share information regarding the Seminary’s 30th Annual Open House and Christmas Concert, which is scheduled for Sunday, December 10th.

During the Open House, seminarians will guide tours through this historic Catholic landmark where visitors can view artwork treasures from the Seminary’s collection, artifacts from Pope Francis’ visit in 2015, explore the daily life of seminarians, and learn about educational programs open to the general public. Tours last one hour and begin at 1:00 p.m. The final tour starts at 3:00 p.m.

Christmas crèches will be on display before the concert in the Ryan Memorial Library featuring dozens of Nativity scenes from around the world. The concert will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Saint Martin of Tours and will feature the musicians and choir of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Both events are free and open to the public. Parking is available on the Seminary campus.  A free will offering will be collected at intermission for the Sisters of Life at Saint Malachy Parish.

Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan
Vicar for Clergy

Attention: Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers:  The Youth Group has prepared a Thanksgiving craft for our Home-bound Parishioners!  Please pick them up in the back of the Church this weekend to bring to your communion calls.  Thank you for your continued devotion to this ministry, it is greatly appreciated by Saint Frances Cabrini and the parishioners you visit.