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St. Thomas More Parish Bulletin
February 15, 2015
Route 100 North of Route 23 South Coventry Township
2101 Pottstown Pike • Pottstown, PA 19465
Rectory - 610-469-9304
www.stmsouthcoventry.com
REV. HUGH J. DOUGHERTY, Pastor
DEACON GEORGE W. LEONHARDT, JR., Deacon
SATURDAY EVENING MASS:
5:30 P.M.
SUNDAY MASSES:
WEDDINGS: Arrangements for marriage are
to be made at the Rectory at least six months in
advance. Attendance at Pre-Cana instructions
is mandatory.
8:00 and 10:30 A.M.
DAILY MASS:
8:30 A.M.
CONFESSIONS:
Saturday 4:30 to 5:15 P.M.
Sunday 7:45 to 7:55 A.M.
BAPTISM: Baptisms are celebrated on Sundays,
with due preparation of the parents. Parents should
contact the rectory to schedule an appointment
with the Priest. Helpful information will be received
at this meeting. Parents, and godparents, if possible, will then attend a Pre-Jordan Conference
offered on the second Wednesday of every month
at 7:30 P.M.
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 15, 2015
Masses of the Week
Monday, February 16
8:30 AM
David Nunes
Req.: Jean & Bob Rainey
Sunday, February 15
8:00 AM
Mass
10:30 AM
Mass
Music Ministry – Bake Sale
Tuesday, February 17
8:30 AM
Jim Mazeski
Req.: Bob & Maureen Pichola
Monday, February 16
7:00 PM
Rosary
Wednesday, February 18 - Ash Wednesday
8:30 AM
Special Intention
4:30 PM
Service
7:30 PM
Special Intention
Thursday, February 19
8:30 AM
Michael C. Dawson
Req.: Kathy McQueen
Friday, February 20
8:30 AM
Diane Leonhardt
Req.: St. Thomas More Staff
Saturday, February 21
8:30 AM
John & Rita Manion
Req.: Mr. & Mrs. James Fiato
5:30 PM
Diane Leonhardt
Req.: Sharleen & Paul Alex
Sunday, February 22
8:00 AM
People of the Parish
10:30 AM
Diane Leonhardt
Req.: John & Romano Coccia
Tuesday, February 17
10:00 AM
Moms Group
11:00 AM
Manatawny Manor Ministry
Wednesday, February 18 – Ash Wednesday
8:30 PM
Mass
2:00 PM
Coventry Manor – Rosary & Ash Service
4:30 PM
Ash Service
7:30 PM
Mass
Saturday, February 21 – Aging & Infirm Priests Coll.
8:30 AM
Mass
5:30 PM
Mass
7:00 PM
Movie Night
Sunday, February 22 - Aging & Infirm Priests Coll.
8:00 AM
Mass
9:00 AM
CCD
10:30 AM
Mass
Next Week’s Scripture: 1st Sunday of Lent
First Reading
Second Reading
Genesis 9:8-15
1 Peter 3:18-22
Mark 1:12-15(23)
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LENT
Ash Wednesday – February 18
Ashes will be distributed at the following:
8:30 AM and 7:30 PM Masses
4:30 PM Liturgy of the Word & Ashes
February 16
February 18
February 21
February 23
March 2
March 2
March 4
March 7
March 7
March 7
March 9
March 9
March 10
March 14
March 16
March 17
March 18
March 19
March 23
March 24
March 26
March 30
Rosary
Coventry Manor Ash Service
40 Days
First Reconciliation
Rosary
KOC Meeting
Coventry Manor Prayer Service
Rosary
40 Days
Communion Retreat
Rosary
Ladies Auxiliary Meeting
Manatawny Manor Mass
Confirmation Retreat
Rosary
Book Club
Coventry Manor Prayer Group
Book Club
Rosary
Confirmation Rehearsal
Confirmation
Rosary
Sharon Otto, DRE
Office Phone: 610-469-9302
Email: [email protected]
Stewardship – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – In
today’s second reading, St. Paul urges the
Corinthians to “do all for the glory of God”. If we
follow that advice in everything we do, we cannot
help but be good stewards!
FIRST COMMUNION FAMILY RETREAT
Saturday Morning, March 7
Begins at 9:30 AM- for families with children seeking
Admission to Communion this Easter Season. The
child should participate with at least one
Catholic parent. Other family members and
godparents are welcome!
Starting Friday, February 20 - 7:30 PM
Stations of the Cross and Benediction
MINIMUM LENTEN REGULATIONS
Ash Wednesday - Day of Fast and Abstinence
Fridays in Lent - Days of Abstinence
Good Friday - Day of Fast and Abstinence
Fast: 18 years old & older, up to 59 years
Minimum of one full meal and two small
meals, no snacks.
Abstinence: 14 years old & older
No meat or fowl
All the faithful are encouraged to participate in
Mass and to receive the Most 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.
OUTREACH
The aim of the Outreach program at St.
Thomas More Parish is to support a charitable
group each month by collecting the requests
they have expressed a need for.
Presently Outreach has nine volunteers. There
is a need for one or more to help deliver the
collection on the Monday or Tuesday after the
collection week-end. This does not require
loading or unloading. If you are willing to
volunteer please call Amy Piazza at 610-3235056.
The February collection will be held on the
week-end of the 14th and 15th for Coventry
Pantry. They ask for:
 Oatmeal
 Canned tuna, chicken, chili
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Coventry Manor Nursing Home
A Prayer Service for Residents of the Coventry
Manor Home in South Coventry Twp. is scheduled
on the first and third Wednesdays of each month,
beginning at 2:00 PM. The Rosary is recited.
Parishioners are invited to join in the Rosary and
Ash Service on February 18.
The Knights of Columbus will be
hosting a Family Movie Night on
Feb.21st at 7 p.m at the Church.
Adults and children alike will enjoy
the box office hit, How To Train
Your Dragon 2 on the big screen and in surround
sound. Refreshments, Pizza and popcorn will be
served. Children may bring a pillow and sleeping
bag to watch the show in comfort. Please RSVP
[email protected] with the number of people
attending.
Attention Families: The MOMS Clubs of OJR
School District invite parents and children (6 years
and under) to join them for an interactive children's
music concert on Tuesday, February 17th at 10 am
in St. Thomas More's Social Hall. Mr. Mike from
Makin' Music will put on an entertaining show for
young children to get them moving around and
blowing off those winter blahs! $5 per child at the
door. For more information please contact Amy
Lignelli at 610-327-3039 or
[email protected] Join us!
MOM-Heart of the Home
Registration is Open
March 21, 2015 - 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sts. Simon and Jude Meehan Center, West
Chester
Give yourself this one day out of 365 to
replenish your spirit. Deepen your
relationship with God and Mary. Visit our
website for registration and information;
www.mom-heartofthe home.org/events.
FAST AND ABSTINENCE AND OTHER
ACTS OF PENANCE FOR LENT
The Bishops of the United States prescribe, as
minimal obligation, that all persons who are
fourteen years of age or older are bound to
abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and
on all the Fridays of Lent. Further, all persons 18
years of age and older, up to and including their
59th 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 in Mass and receive the Holy Eucharist
daily, to celebrate frequently the Sacrament of
Penance, to undertake spiritual reading, especially
the Sacred Scriptures, and to participate in Parish
Lenten devotions. Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament is especially recommended.
Opening 40 Days for Life
Ecumenical Candlelight Prayer Service in
Thanksgiving, in front of Planned Parenthood
8 S. Wayne St., West Chester, PA Ash Wednesday,
February 18… 7:00 – 8:00 PM
We do not usually start our 40 Days for Life Campaign
in the spirit of Thanksgiving, but there has been a
monumental event that has taken place in
Bryan/College Station, Texas.
In 1998 Planned Parenthood proposed and built a free
standing surgical abortion facility in Bryan/College
Station. In response, 40 Days for Life was initiated.
Because of their total commitment to prayer, fasting,
public witness and faith that,"with God all things are
possible", Bryan/College Station Planned Parenthood
closed their doors forever in 2013. The building where
6,400 babies had died is now owned by Hope
Pregnancy Center as of 2014.
St Thomas More Days of Prayer and Public
witnessing are February 21st and March 7th.
8 AM to 8 PM. Sign up sheets are in the Narthex.
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