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Parents please mark your calendars! PREP classes for the 2018 – 2019 school year will begin during the week of September 10th and 11th. Limited Availability for Certain Evenings, Register today! 

In order to accommodate varying family schedules, we offer PREP sessions on Monday evenings and Tuesday evenings. Please note, kindergarten will ONLY be offered on Monday evening, and our Special Religious Education Program (SPRED) will ONLY be offered on Tuesdays. You will have the opportunity on the registration form to request the evening session of your choice. However, available seats for each session are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Prior to the beginning of PREP, you will receive a letter in the mail with more information regarding the night you received and the first night of PREP. No registrations will be processed on the opening nights of PREP.

Visit the Parish Website to register online at:

If at any time you have questions, please contact Miss Jean E. Madden at the St. Frances Cabrini Rectory at 215-946-1115. Thank you!


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Welcome to Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church

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You’ll find our latest news announcements. This is what we’re most excited about — being able to connect with you about information, events, and opportunities in the parish in a more timely fashion than even with our print bulletin.

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President of U.S. Bishops Conference Issues Statement on Course of Action Responding to Moral Failures on Part of Church Leaders

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued a statement noting the steps the U.S. Bishops Conference will take in addressing the failures of the Church in protecting the people of God. Click here to read the statement.

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Looking forward to the start of a new PREP year!

PREP Registration is NOW OPEN!

Requests for Monday or Tuesday evening sessions are filled on a rolling basis. Once a class is filled, students will automatically be assigned to the evening with remaining availability. Parents are encouraged to register early in order for their children to be enrolled in their preferred evening session.

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Bishops Send a Clear Message to US Government, No Funding for Abortion in Family Planning Programs

Call to Action
Today, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops acting together with the Southern Baptists Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and the Catholic Medical Association sent a clear message to the US Department of Health and Human Services supporting the Agency’s proposal to stop any funds going to abortion facilities through government family planning programs.

Implementation of the “Protect Life Rule” is an important priority for all three organizations.

You can read the letter here.

You can personally support this important interdenominational effort by submitting comments of your own here. And please, share this alert with all your friends.

The deadline for submitting your comments is July 31, 2018.
Planned Parenthood and other abortion purveyors are flooding the Department of Health and Human Services opposing the “Protect Life Rule,” so please support our bishops and take action.

The proposed regulations can be viewed here.

Sample message:

“Most Americans recognize that abortion is not family planning or healthcare and has no place in a taxpayer-funded family planning program. I strongly support the proposed rule on the Title X program because it will help ensure that abortion-related activities are kept separate from this pre-pregnancy family planning program. For too long, Title X has been used to subsidize the abortion industry. We need these regulations in order to draw a bright line between what happens before a pregnancy begins and what happens after a child has been created, as Congress clearly intended.”


Title X of the Public Health Service Act (Title “Ten”) was created in 1970 as a pre-pregnancy federal family planning program to help poor women limit and space their family size. It was created in the heat of the population control movement, yet even though its authorization expired in 1985, Congress continues to appropriate yearly money.

Embedded in the authorizing law itself is a strict prohibition on its funds being used for abortion demonstrating the intent of Congress that Title X should be completely apart from the controversial and, at that time, still mostly illegal activity of abortion.  In fact, it was argued that Title X was needed in order to reduce the abortion rate.

In spite of this prohibition, the program guidelines governing the early years of the program soon required abortion referrals and allowed abortion providers to perform abortions in the same location, arguably allowing the program to become a direct channel for abortion providers to receive clients as well as federal money for their non-abortion offerings.

To respond to this abuse, President Reagan issued formal regulations in 1987 requiring that Title X service sites be physically and financially separated from abortion centers and not refer or counsel for abortion. These regulations were challenged and successfully defended by the Bush 41 Administration in the US Supreme Court case Rust v. Sullivan of 1991. However, they were rescinded in January of 1993 under President Clinton and replaced by regulations later that year requiring abortion referrals and allowing co-location of Title X clinic sites with abortion sites.

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Our new organ is here!

Check out our new Rodgers Infinity 361 organ

Join us for any Mass this weekend to hear how this magnificent instrument will enhance the sung prayer of our Parish Community as we give praise and thanks to God.



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Camp Cabrini Decorating and Prep Update

Camp Cabrini 2018 decorating and preparations scheduled for today, June 14, is cancelled.

All decorating and preparatory activity will resume next week on Tuesday, June 19. We only have a few days left to finish transforming our space into a tropical island. The schedule for next week will be: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, and 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, in the Father Laut classrooms and hallway and in the gym. All are welcome to join in the fun and help decorate for our Vacation Bible Camp!

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Personal Reflection on a College-Related Service Immersion Experience

Personal Reflection on A College-Related

Service Immersion Experience

By Elizabeth Garneau, parishioner

Over my spring break from Saint Joseph’s University, I attended an amazing service trip and I want to share some of my experiences. The Appalachian Experience, or APEX as we call it was one of the best weeks of my entire life. The APEX program is so popular at SJU, they filled 500 spots in just under 8 minutes this year! APEX is a week-long service immersion program during our spring break. There are 18 different sites in the Appalachian region and each site is very special and unique. We spend the semester leading up to the trip with our groups, learning about the poverty and injustices that our site faces. This year the site that I went to was Honaker, Virginia…

Click here to read the rest of the story.     Click here to see pictures from Liz’s experience.

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Statement from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Statement from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


USCCB Chairmen Applaud Supreme Court’s Respect for Religious Liberty in Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision


June 4, 2018


WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case involves a Christian baker named Jack Phillips who declined in 2012 to create a custom wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony. State officials sought to compel Phillips to create such cakes under Colorado’s public accommodations law. The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of Phillips under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Chairman of the Committee for Religious Liberty, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., of Philadelphia, Chairman of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, and Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Chairman of the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the following joint statement:


“Today’s decision confirms that people of faith should not suffer discrimination on account of their deeply held religious beliefs, but instead should be respected by government officials. This extends to creative professionals, such as Jack Phillips, who seek to serve the Lord in every aspect of their daily lives. In a pluralistic society like ours, true tolerance allows people with different viewpoints to be free to live out their beliefs, even if those beliefs are unpopular with the government.”


The USCCB filed an amicus curiae brief supporting Masterpiece Cakeshop, which can be found here:


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Support a Better Life for Human Trafficking Victims

“Human trafficking is a crime against humanity. We must unite our efforts to free victims and stop this crime that’s become ever more aggressive, that threatens not just individuals, but the foundational values of society.” – Pope Francis

The Pennsylvania Senate took a strong stand in support of victims of human trafficking with a unanimous vote on Senate Bill 554. The legislation would provide specialized services to victims of sex trafficking under the age of 18 instead of facing charges in the juvenile justice system. The bill would establish a statewide protocol to provide local services including safe and stable housing, access to education, employment and life-skills training, counseling, treatment for addictions, health care, and more. Rather than facing delinquency charges for prostitution, these children will get the help and support necessary to break free from enslavement.

The prime sponsors of SB 554 wrote to their colleagues, “These children are victims, not criminals, and they deserve the protection of the child welfare system, not re-victimization and incarceration in the juvenile justice system. Not only is this the right thing to do by these exploited children, it is also the most effective way to help law enforcement target the traffickers and pimps who are the real criminals.”

Pope Francis believes, “Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ.” As Catholics, we believe in the dignity of every human life and vehemently oppose human trafficking and modern-day slavery as it contravenes basic human dignity. In addition to working to eradicate human trafficking, our nation should ensure that victims have the services and support they need to heal.

Urge your state Representative to support a better life for sex trafficking victims and vote YES on SB 554.

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