St. Joseph Church
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November 24, 2013
Special Instructions: Please call: Rita C. Carsley or Cathy Weychert @ 215-672-3020
1795 Columbia Avenue, Warrington, PA 18976
Pastor: Rev. Joseph C. Bordonaro
Pastor Emeritus: Rev. J. A. Grant
Deacon: Deacon Karl Hartmann
School : 850 Euclid Avenue
Principal: Mrs. Deborah Jaster
Religious Education: Mrs. Cathy Cain
Day: (215-672-9990) - Evenings: (215-675-3506)
RECTORY: 215-672-3020 (9AM-4PM Mon to Fri) SCHOOL: 215-343-5100
Saturday: 5:30 P.M.
Sunday: 7:00 A.M., 8:30 A.M.,
10:00 A.M.,11:30 A.M.
Weekdays: 8:00 A.M.
Saturdays: 8:00 A.M.
Holy Days: 5:30 P.M. Vigil
8:00 A.M., 10:00A.M., 7:00 P.M.
TV MASS FOR SHUT-INS: TV -Sunday, 5:30 am
WPVI Channel 6, Radio – Sunday, 9:00am 89.3 FM
Founded June 16, 1922
CONFESSIONS: Saturdays: 4:00PM to 5:00 PM.
MATRIMONY: To set a date for a wedding,
couples must make an appointment at the
Rectory at least 6 months prior to the
wedding date. Weddings can be scheduled
for most Saturdays any time until 2:00 P.M.
or on any weekday.
SICK CALLS: Phone the Rectory,
REGISTRATION: All Catholics who live within
the parish boundaries should register.
Boundaries: South of Street Road from
Lower State Rd., to Norristown Rd., to
County Line, to Blair Mill Rd., to Moreland
Rd., to Maple Ave., to Horsham Rd., to
Limekiln Pike, to Lower State Rd. & back to
Street Road.
If you are not registered, we cannot serve
you in ways which require us to know you.
Please call the Rectory (215-672-3020.) We
will welcome you as part of our community
of faith.
BAPTISMS: Parents should make arrangements
with one of the priests at least one month before
the date wanted. Baptism is celebrated on the
FIRST and THIRD Sundays of the month at 12:30
P.M. Preparation is held on the SECOND PARISH ACTIVITIES: Choir, CCD School of
THURSDAY of each month, 7:30 P.M., in Room
Religion, Catholic Youth Organization,
18 of the Church Building. Godparents must be
Home & School Association, Legion of Mary,
practicing the faith and present a note from their
Men’s Club, Miraculous Medal Novena and
parish on their eligibility as sponsors. No date can
Rosary, Pre-Cana, Respect Life Committee,
be set for baptism until parents have fulfilled these
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Senior
Citizens, and Women’s Group. (Notices for
these groups are posted inside this bulletin.)
“NOTICES FOR THIS BULLETIN (subject to available space)
November 24, 2013
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A Note from the Pastor___________________
Masses for the Week______________________
My Dear Parishioners,
This weekend we celebrate Jesus
Christ our King. We acknowledge that he
is to be head of our lives, families, and
homes; and we honor his saving sacrifice
in our daily lives. It is also the closing of
the Year of Faith. During this past special year of grace we
proposed a more profound gratitude for our faith, with
renewed understanding and greater public witness. “To
profess faith in the Trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – is
to believe in one God who is Love; the Father, who in the
fullness of time sent his Son for our salvation; Jesus Christ,
who in the mystery of his death and resurrection redeemed
the world; the Holy Spirit, who leads the Church across the
centuries as we await the Lord’s glorious return. We join
with Archbishop Chaput, in Philadelphia, and our Holy
Father, Pope Francis, in Rome, in renewing the articles of our
faith as we thoughtfully pray our creed.
Next weekend we begin the holy Season of Advent,
and prepare in a more intense way for our celebration of
Jesus’ birth.
But before we get there, we celebrate
Thanksgiving this Thursday. All are invited to join us for
Mass on Thanksgiving morning, November 28th at 8:00 a.m.
At this Mass, fresh bread will be blessed and then handed out
to those present. Please take some home with you and use it
for your Thanksgiving tables, sharing the blessings you
receive here and letting your family and friends know they
are included in our prayers. Eucharist is a Greek word that
means “thanksgiving” so it is most appropriate that we offer
our thanks to God for his many blessings by celebrating and
offering Holy Mass. I pray that you and your family and
friends will be blessed with God’s peace and joy this year.
Finally I want to point out that St. Joseph parish is
once again hosting a Christmas Bazaar. It will be on Sunday
Dec. 8th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Stop down to our church
hall after Mass and enjoy the fun. I want to personally thank
Mrs. Rita Roley and all her assistants who are helping to restart this favorite St. Joseph tradition. She has put a lot of
work into organizing the event. If you would like to donate
to the effort by offering a craft, renting a table, or selling a
product, please call Rita @ 215-872-0499.
God Bless You!
Nov. 23, 2013
Nov. 24, 2013
8:00 am
8:00 am
8:00 am
8:00 am
Nov. 30, 2013
Dec. 1, 2013
Kitty & Jim Casey & Joann
Alfred & Yvonne Pellatier
Family – Living & Dec’d
Mario Caporizzo
People of the Parish
Jane Olson
In Thanksgiving
Bert Miley
Linda Generale
Albert G. Miley
Norman T. Williams
Ruth Hottinger
Dec’d Members of DiTore
Armand & Cecile Genechal
Family – Living & Dec’d
Marie Roche
John Fox
People of the Parish
Please Pray For__________________________
Those who are ill: Peg Lynagh, Sr. Ann Cecilia McGuire,
Ann Pray, Alicia Cruz, Mary Costo, Jean Geehring, Frances
Bonato, Jack Boland, Jay Stretch, Albert Craig, Pat Seigle,
Antoinette Capone and Kay Gaida.
Financial Report 11/16/13 – 11/17/13_______
Sunday Collection: $10,503.00
School Subsidy
Archdiocese Assessment
Various Insurances
Employee Payroll
Equipment Maintenance
(Not Available – 2013)
$ 2,966.50
$ 1,532.69
$ 1,033.04
$ 4,221.24
$ 152.50
$ 1,463.48
$ 293.25
This Week in Our Parish__________________
Monday, Nov. 25, 2013
*Adoration - All Day Adoration – Church
*Senior Citizens - 11:00am - Church Hall
* Rosary – 7:30pm - Church
Fr. Bordonaro
Our Lord Jesus Christ the King
Our Lord Jesus Christ the King
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Thank God for Thanksgiving_______________
St. Joseph’s Christmas Bazaar___________
Thanksgiving Day is set
aside as a special day to Thank
God. Join in Mass at 8:00am.
You can bring some items of
food or a bottle of wine to be
blessed for your table. You
are invited to bring some nonperishable food items for the
After Mass, we will
distribute loaves of bread as
reminders: when we are fed
by Christ in the Eucharist, we
need to feed Christ in one another and in the poor.
Ever Loving Father,
For generation upon generation, peoples of this land
have sung of your bounty; we too offer you praise for the
rich harvest we have received at your hands.
Bless us and this food which we share with grateful
hearts. Continue to make our land fruitful and let our
love for you be seen in our pursuit of peace and justice
and in our generous response to those in need. We ask
this in the Lord, the name of Jesus. AMEN.
St. Joseph is having a Christmas Bazaar!!!!!!!!
December 8th, 9:30am – 4:00pm
in the Church Hall
Santa will be there!!
There will be Baked Goods, Food,
Crafts, and Chances on Baskets. We
will also have a Mrs. Santa's Attic table with gently used
items for sale. (If you would like to donate an item please
bring it to church and leave it on the table outside of
classroom 14). If you make a craft or sell a product and
would like to have a table at this fun event, the cost is $25.
"Bakers needed for the bake sale table"
“We are in need of lots of Volunteers”.
Please Call: Rita Roley, 215-872-0499.
Happy Thanksgiving!
The Rectory will be closed
Thanksgiving Day
and Fri. Nov. 29th
New Inspiring CDs in time for ADVENT!
Great talks by "Catholicism's" Father Robert Barron
and "Dynamic Catholic's" Matthew Kelly on keeping the
faith in today's challenging culture... "Proofs for the
Existence of God" by Jesuit Father Robert Spitzer on how
modern scientific findings and recent medical studies support
our faith... Learn about Pope Francis, our first Jesuit pope...
Embrace St. Joseph-"Patron of the Universal Church," --plus hear a Jewish nun from New York tell her amazing
conversion story, and enjoy beautiful Christmas songs too!
This and more at our Lighthouse Catholic Media CD stand
near St. Joseph statue. Same suggested donation as five years
ago - just $3 per CD! (Great 'stocking stuffers' too!)
Memorials for Christmas Flowers__________
Envelopes for Christmas Flowers for
the Altar and Decoration Memorials
may be placed in the regular collection the
weekend of Nov. 30th – Dec. 1st .
“We remember all those mentioned
on your envelopes and keep them in our
prayers during this Christmas Season.”
Christmas Concert at St. Joseph Church_____
Weds December 11th
7pm in the Church Hall
"The St. Joe's Contemporary
Group will be rockin out with
praise and worship and traditional Christmas tunes". Bring
the family, tell your friends, it's a great way to “celebrate
the Holidays!" Santa will be there!
Free admission (donations accepted)
Our Giving Tree_________________________
Our Giving Tree will be up on
November 23rd.
Please pick a tag off the
Giving Tree. We ask you to get
a $25 - $35 Gift Card for a
Department or Discount Store for the person on the
tag. (Scrip Sellers have Gift Cards for you to buy).
Return your tag and a Gift Card, with the
amount marked on it, by Monday, Dec. 9th. Put
them in the Christmas Box in the sanctuary by the
Giving Tree.
Building a Bridge to Uganda______________
Annual Christmas Concert
Sun., Dec. 15th at 2:30pm in
St. Vincent Church,
featuring Bill Monaghan and Some
Assembly Required, the St. Raymond Gospel Choir and the
award winning St. Katherine Drexel School Choir.
Following the Concert there will be a Christmas Bazaar
and Sing-a-long and a guest from the North Pole will arrive.
Admission is FREE!! Donations accepted.
November 24, 2013
CCD School of Religion___________________
Tues., Nov. 19:
Tues., Nov. 26:
Tues., Dec. 3:
Wed., Dec. 4:
Tues., Dec. 10:
November Schedule
Grades “K” through “6” & Sacrament Class
in session.
No CCD Classes. Thanksgiving break.
December Schedule
Grades “K” through “2” and Grades “4”
through “8” & Sacrament Class in session.
Sacrament of First Penance – 3rd Graders –
7:00pm in Church.
Grades “K” through “6” & Sacrament Class
in Session. Penance for CCD children.
Christmas Bake Sale: 6th graders will be
hosting a “Bake” Sale on Dec. 17th, at the
Valley Road Bldg. Proceeds from the sale
will help pay for the bus for the Confirmation
Tues., Dec. 17: Grades “K” through “6” & Sacrament Class
In Session. Last class until 1/7/14
Merry Christmas!!
2014 Confirmation Retreat
There will be a bus trip to the
Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel in
Bensalem for the 6th graders who
will be confirmed in 2014. We
are looking for people who are able to supplement the cost of
running a bus ($450 for 1 bus). This helps to keep the cost of
the retreat at a minimum. Please call Cathy Cain (215) 6723020 or leave a message on the CCD phone (215) 672-9990.
Passion and Purpose Live_________________
Sat., Dec. 14th, 9am to 1:30pm
St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church
Featuring Matthew Kelly
& Musical Guest Eliot Morris
Tickets $39 includes light refresments &
retreat material (no tickets sold at doors).
It’s Powerful, It’s Practical and we Promise It’s Fun.
Your Life Won’t Be The Same!!
To register: www.dynamic or
Call Tom Molz 215-491-5559 /[email protected]
The Vocation to Single Life_______________
We invite single women to come for prayer and reflection on
the single life as a vocational calling.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
9:00 am – Noon
Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
National Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel
Fee: $10 (includes lunch)
Please call Sr. Amelia 215-375-4928
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St. Joseph/St. Robert School News__________
“Apple of My Eye Winners”
Congrats to: Brian Klumpp, Michael Funk,
Julia Fellmeth, William Wood and Drew Sorge.
St.Joeph/St.Robert School_________________
*Offering Education to Grades Pre-K to 8th
*Option for ½ Day or Full Day Pre- K &
*Faith based values
*Curriculum based on Common Core State Standards
*Technology including SMART Boards, Netbooks &
Call School to Schedule a Visit: 215-343-5100
Market Day_____________________________
Thank you to everyone who supported our November
sale! This month we have pre-portioned Cookie Dough to
make your Christmas holidays easier. There are 12 varieties
to choose from. SJR will earn an extra profit from these
Bonus Days. Also, Earn a FREE 7 oz. sample of Kraft Mac
& Cheese with purchase. or call
Audrey 215-672-1806 by 11:00 PM Saturday, November
Archbishop Wood’s Fall Show Presents______
“Sound of Music”
Friday, December 6, 2013 – 7:30pm
Saturday, December 7, 2013 – 7:30pm
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 2:00pm
Tickets available now!
Reserved Seating $10 General Admission $6
Pre-Sale: Sue McCloskey 267-408-1958 (cell)
Tickets at the door : Reserved Seating $12 Gen’l Admission: $8
St. Joseph Senior Citizens_________________
Christmas Luncheon at Williamsons
Sunday, December 15th
12:30pm. Cost $30.00.
Non-Members are Welcome!
Call Elsie 215-675-5845
Christmas Tree Sale_____________________
Where: St. Joseph’s Rear Parking Lot
Nov. 29th – Dec. 23rd
Mon. - Fri. - 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Sat. & Sun. - 9:00am - 9:00pm
Boy Scout Troop #137 will assist.
Douglas , Fraser , and Noble Firs - $29 to $49
Remember: Last day for sale is December 23rd