Time— —February 15, 2015 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Masses for the Week SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2015 4:30 VIGIL SPN For All Husbands and Wives SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015 8:00 AM SPN For All Parishioners 9:30 AM SS +Franciszek & Josefa Plocha by Joanne & Leon Plocha 11:00 AM SPN +Carl Petersen by Laura Drake MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015 7:30 AM SS +Mr. & Mrs. Louis Zeija by nephew Raymond Uszacki TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015 7:30 AM SS +Alexander & Josephine Metkowski by daughter Renette WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015 Ash Wednesday 7:30 AM SS +John & Esther Naulty & son Joseph by Henry & Kathleen Cieplinski 7:00 AM SPN +Kay Smith by Lynda Eckes THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015 7:30 AM SPN +Carl Petersen by Renette Metkowski FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 7:30AM SPN +Mary Jane Hunt by Lynda Eckes SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2015 8:00 AM SPN +Mame Horan by a Friend 4:30 VIGIL SPN +Carl Petersen by Ann & Joe Purul SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2015 8:00 AM SPN For All Parishioners 9:30 AM SS +Zigmund Plocha by Gene & Kamila Gabbard +Marie T. Warner 11:00 AM SPN by Jack Brown Please Pray For The Deceased Especially Daniel Wysoczanski, Mary Anne Mitcheli, Rosemary Flannery, Sr. Jane Ann Molinaro, IHM, and All Deceased Members of the Parish. Please Pray For The Sick Especially Eleanor Napierkowski, Joseph Suarez, Ikey, Robert Levi, Francis Casper, Joe L., Pat Grosso, Tom Boyle, Jennifer, Stella Barczak, Katherine Chavis, Mary Mazur, Tina Marchitelli, Kim W., Dorothea Hatt, Jessica Paley, Dianne Kane, Mary Huet, Joe Prusinowski, Kathy Brinn, Sandra Kelly, Paul Scheb, Lillian Drozdowski, Fran Chupka, Linda Lessor, George Shelton, Jessica, Dolores Heffron, Evelyne Norris, John Pracilio, Carolyn & Richard McLeer, Baby Isabella Grace, Renette Metkowski, Steven Stanton, Tina, Peggy R. Diana, Elizabeth Steel, Margaret Dailey, Marie Walton, Joey Oliver, Joseph Gaudioso, George Stuski & all Sick Parishioners. Please pray for an end to abortion. EJOY SOME QUIET TIME WITH THE LORD! Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament St. Philip eri Church Every Friday: Every Saturday: 2:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m.—9:30 a.m. Benediction—9:30 a.m. Sanctuary Lamps The Sanctuary Candle is burning in the Main Church for: “Maria D’Orsaneo” The Sanctuary Candle is burning in the St. John Neumann Chapel for: “All Married Couples” Ash Wednesday is February 18 Masses: 7:30 a.m.—SS 7:00 p.m.—SPN FAST A ABSTINENCE AND OTHER ACTS OF PENANCE FOR LENT 2015 The Bishops of the United States prescribe, as minimal obligation, that all persons who are fourteen years of age and older are bound to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015, on all the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday. Further, all persons eighteen years of age and older, up to and including their fifty-ninth birthday, are bound to fast by limiting themselves to a single full meal on Ash Wednesday and on Good Friday, while the other two meals on those days are to be light. All the faithful are encouraged, when possible, to participate at Mass and to receive the Holy Eucharist daily, to celebrate frequently the Sacrament of Penance, to undertake spiritual reading, especially the study of the Sacred Scriptures, and to participate in parish Lenten devotions as well as Lenten education programs. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is especially recommended. All are encouraged to participate in Operation Rice Bowl which has aided countless hungry persons here in the Archdiocese as well as throughout our nation and our world. Ministry Schedule LECTORS THIS WEEK 2/14-15 Saturday 4:30 Vigil Sunday 8:00 AM Mark & Monique Coval 9:30 AM Tillie Garczynski 11:00 AM Amy Iacoi ASH WEDNESDAY 2/18/15 7:00 PM Mark & Monique Coval LECTORS NEXT WEEK 2/21-22 Saturday 4:30 Vigil Tracey Conway Sunday 8:00 AM Mark & Monique Coval 9:30 AM Renette Metkowsksi 11:00 AM Jeff Omana EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS THIS WEEK 2/14-15 Saturday 4:30 Vigil Teresa Karvell Madeline Eells Sunday 11:00 AM Jane Lamb Peter Lamb EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS NEXT WEEK 2/21-22 Saturday 4:30 Vigil Theresa Burke Amy Rivera Sunday 11:00 AM Jack Ryan Carol Petersen Readings for Next Weekend February 22, 2015 First Sunday of Lent Reading I Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46 Responsorial Psalm Collections Februry 8, 2015 Regular Collection Regular Collection 2.9.2014 $3,550.00 $3,041.00 Thank you very much for your generosity throughout the year. Lampki 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. +Deceased Members of Kupiec & Heys Family. +Jennie & Joseph Dabovich of. son John. +Jennie & Joseph Dabovich of. daughter Maryann. +Frank Karvell of. Wife. +Mr. & Mrs. Frank Zalewski of. Daughter. +Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Nevaline of. Niece. +Frank & Leon Morris of. Niece. +Joseph Zalewski of. Sister. +Henry & Jean Cieplinski & Edward & Anna Donnelly of. Henry & Kathleen Cieplinski. +Kasprzak & Konwerski & Kezlaw Family of. Family. +Alfreda & Zygmunt Plocha of. Joanne & Leon Plocha. +Frances & Henry Jaworski of. Joanne & Leon Plocha. +Bernard Barczak, Sr. of. wife Stella & Family. +Barbara Uszacki of. husband Raymond. +Irene & James Krouse of. Daughter & Family. +Anthony & Genevieve Portella of. Daughter Jeanie & son Gregory +Vincent Libucki of. Wife & Children. +Marissa Evers of. Jeanie Libucki. +Joseph Pratt of. Jeanie Libucki. +Mary Parker of. Jeanie Libucki. +Donna Portella of. sister-in-law Jeanie Libucki. Health & Blessing for Renette Metkowski of. Jeanie Libucki & Gregory Portella. Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 11 Reading II 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1 Gospel Mark 1:40-45 Read the passages online @ http://usccb.org/bible/bookshttp://usccb.org/bible/books-ofof-thethebible/index.cfm Prepare for the World Meeting of Families! Prepare for the World Meeting of Families by attending local preparation events designed to prepare our minds and hearts for this once-in-a-lifetime event. A running list of local WMOF preparation events can be found at phillyevang.org/wmof. Baptisms CONGRATULATIONS Ellama Mary Kistler Giavanna Josie Kistler Madison Grace Moluf who were baptized at St. Philip Neri Parish on February 8, 2015 Let us pray that Ellama Mary, Giavanna Josie, and Madison Grace and their parents, John & Mark Kistler and Matt & Debbie Moluf, will remain strong in their faith. POPE FRACIS QUOTE: "Never end a single day without being at peace with each other. This is the secret in order to preserve love." - Pope Francis Parish Events Calendar ANNIVERSARY MASS 175th Anniversary of St. Philip Neri Parish April 19, 2015, 11:00 AM Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap. Archbishop of Philadelphia Main Celebrant All are invited to a reception following Mass 2015 Monday, February 16 Baptism Class 7:00 p.m.— p.m.—spn Wednesday, February 18 Ash Wednesday Masses: 7:30 a.m.— a.m.—ss 7:00 p.m.— p.m.—spn Friday, February 20 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 2:00 p.m.— p.m.—7:00 p.m.— p.m.—-spn Stations of the Cross 7:00 p.m.— p.m.—spn Tuesday, February 24 First Reconciliation 7:00 p.m.— p.m.—spn Sunday, March 1 Confirmation 11:00 a.m. Mass— Mass—spn Thursday, March 5 Finance Council Meeting 7:00 p.m.— p.m.—spn Saturday, March 7 Man Up Philly St. Joseph’s University THIS WEEK (February 14-15) Special Valentine CAM—4:30 Vigil 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. NEXT WEEK (February 21-22) 4:30 Vigil - 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sunday, April19 175 Anniversary Mass Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrant 11:00 a.m. Mass— Mass—spn Pastor’s Letter Dear Parishioners, February 14 we celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day. There are a number of saints who had this name. The etymological root of the name comes from the Latin for valens meaning strength or courage. The most popular Saint Valentine was believed to have been a bishop who was martyred under the persecution of the Roman Emperor Claudius II. There is a church named for him at Rome. After the Second Vatican Council a number of lesser known saints were removed from the liturgical calendar. They are still saints and we ask them to pray for us and our intentions. How Saint Valentine became associated with romantic love, boxes of candy and flowers is an interesting story. Since the feast day is in the middle of February people started to think about springtime and associated Saint Valentine’s Day with spring. This was referenced in letters written in the High Middle Ages that related birds mating and new life which came with Spring to the feast day of Saint Valentine. May we too be thankful for the gift of new life. May we thank God for the gift of life and love that we received from our mother and father. In this our 175th year as a community of faith in Queen Village may we celebrate the gift of New Life in Christ. Happy Saint Valentine’s Day everyone. Father Oliver FIRST RECOCILIATIO Tuesday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. Pray for our children who will receive First Holy Communion this year. All are invited to the Service. Make your Easter preparation now. Some of the parishioners who attended “Man Up Philly” last year. MANUP PHILLY is coming March 7, 2015 Faith, Fatherhood & Family St. Joseph’s University Hagan Arena Philadelphia, PA Visit: ManUpPhilly.com For More information and To Register PILGRIM STATUE OF SCOURGED CHRIST St. Paul Parish cordially invites you to visit their church during Lent of this year to view the pilgrim Statue of the Scourged Christ. This compelling lifesized Statue has mass appeal, drawing thousands of visitors to gaze upon its graphic representation of the suffering of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Call for exact times and dates 215-923-0355. 2015 Sacramental Dates CONSULTATION OF THE CLERGY AND FAITHFUL 2015 SYNOD OF BISHOPS In recent 2014 Synod of Bishops in Rome met to discuss the topic, The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization, and issued a final document called the Relatio Synodi. This final document is the preparatory document or the Lineamenta for the next Synod of Bishops in Rome. This Synod will take place from October 4 to 25, 2015, with the topic, The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World. Once again, as with the most recent Synod of Bishops, the Office of the Synod of Bishops invites a process of broad consultation among every component of the local Church, including academic institutions, organizations, lay movements and other ecclesial associations. The principal document for this broad consultation is Relatio Synodi or the Lineamenta which can be found in English in its complete form on the Vatican Website, http://www.vatican.va. The consultation requires a thoughtful reading and reflection on this document and a response to questions that accompany it. These questions, (copies available at entrance to church) are arranged according to the outline of the document and are preceded in some instances by a summary of its principal points. Responses to these questions are to be returned by Monday, March 9, 2015 to [email protected] or mail to the address on the hard copies. You can respond online by visiting http://archphila.org/synod2015/ synod2015.php. FIRST RECONCILIATION Tuesday, February 24, at 7:00 p.m. CONFIRMATION Sunday, March 1 at 11:00 a.m. Mass FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Sunday, May 3 at 11:00 a.m. Mass Sign up for free daily reflections throughout Lent at: LentenReflections.com St. Philip Neri Parish ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES February 18, 2015 7:30 AM St. Stanislaus Church 7:00 PM St. Philip Neri Church FIRST RECONCILIATION & PENANCE SERVICE Tuesday, February 24— 7:00 PM St. Philip Neri Church Service open to all. LENTEN WEEKDAY MASSES Monday thru Wednesday—7:30 AM St. Stanislaus Church Thursday & Friday 7:30 AM, Saturday—8:00 AM St. Philip Neri Church EUCHARISTIC HOLY HOUR & BENEDICTION Saturday Mornings— 8:30 AM—9:30 AM St. Philip Neri Church FRIDAY ADORATION Each Friday of Lent starting at 2:00 PM until Stations of the Cross—St. Philip Neri Church STATIONS OF THE CROSS Friday Evenings—7:00 PM St. Philip Neri Church POLISH LENTEN SERVICE (Gorzkie Zale) Sunday Mornings— 9:00 AM St. Stanislaus Church JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE The Readings at Mass come alive with a desire to deepen one’s faith with this encounter! Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 PM St. Philip Neri Church Date to be announced. RECONCILIATION (Confession) Watch for extra times. A sign will be up before Masses at the entrance to Church. MEN’S SPIRITUALITY CONFERENCE March 7, 2015 St. Joseph University’s Hagan Arena visit http://manupphilly.com/ RETREAT St. Philip Neri Church 218 Queen Street St. Stanislaus Church 242 Fitzwater Street Adam Dickerson on “Family & Faith” Presentation March 14 at 10 AM and March 15 at 12:30 PM Come early for Mass & Confession Watch the bulletin & website for details.
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