Feast of the Immaculate Conception
This is a Holy Day of Obligation Thursday, December 8th, Masses: 6:30 AM—10 AM—7 PM.
Fabulous 55 Plus Seniors
Our Christmas luncheon will be held Friday, December 9th 12 Noon at the Buck Hotel.
The cost is $20 for members and $24 for non-members. As we have done in the past, we will also have a Pollyanna. Just bring a wrapped gift (cost about $10). If you wish to attend and have not signed up, call Gerry Miailetti at 215-355-7461
A Message from Fr. Mike
To continue the theme of mercy, Father Mike will be available for Saturday confessions 3:30 to 4:30 PM beginning on Saturday, December 3rd.
A suggestion in the Suggestion Box mentioned a need to begin confessions earlier in the afternoon. Celebrate God’s forgiveness as often as possible!
Attention Parents and Grandparents
Please come and join us for Bedtime stories and cookies with Mrs. Claus on December 9th at 6 PM. Wear your comfiest Christmas pajamas, bring your favorite blankies, and cuddle up with a Christmas story. Cookies, hot chocolate and apple cider will warm you up while we do a fun Christmas craft. Don’t forget to bring your Christmas list for Mrs. Claus to give to Santa! Please email Megan Korimsak at Meginna6@gmail.com to register your family Registration ends December 7th. There will be a small fee of $10 per family collected at the door
Walking in Faith
Please come join Walking In Faith every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM in the rectory. We are a group of adults who are looking to have a deeper faith in Christ. All are welcome! Light refreshments will be provided. We do ask that you try to RSVP by calling 215-962-8876, or email@example.com or our facebook group—Walking in Faith
Welcome to the Indian Latin Catholic Community
Our parish has become “home” to the Indian Latin Catholic Community, who celebrates Mass in Malaylalam on the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays; in English on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 3:00 PM. Father Shaji Silva is their Chaplain, and had encouraged their participation in Forty Hours in October. Our parish will formally welcome the community on January 8, 2017, the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord, during the 11:00 AM Mass. A Parish Social follows in our Parish Hall. The members of the community have been invited to register in our parish, and will become members of ABVM. How our vibrant parish is growing!
Good Shepherd Prayer Garden
As you may have noticed, our Good Shepherd Prayer Garden has now been completed. In the final stage, the statue of Jesus, the Good Shepherd was installed the first weekend in November thanks to the efforts of Chris Moser, Mike Connelly and our local Knights of Columbus. The revised cost of the project is approximately $28,000 with close to $20,000 already donated by our most generous parishioners. If you wish to make a donation to honor all the priests (past, present and future) of our parish and help us close the gap, you can use one of the blue donation envelopes. Your donation can be mailed to the rectory or placed in the weekend collection basket. On Sunday, January 8th at 2 PM, we will bless and dedicate the prayer garden. More details will follow shortly. Once again, we extend our heartfelt thanks to all who helped to make this a reality.