Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 - Mother of Divine Providence

MOTHER OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE
Parish Offices 610-265-4178
Parish E-Mail [email protected]
Parish Website www.mdpparish.com
“Worhip God above all things,
and then go out and make disciples for the Lord!
Mother of Divine Providence Church, 333 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406-1640
PARISH DIRECTORY
CLERGY
Rev. Martin T. Cioppi, Ed. D. - Pastor
Rev. Charles E. Gormley - Pastor Emeritus
Rev. Msgr. Joseph W. Murray - In Residence
Pastor Emeritus, St. Stanislaus
Deacon Mark H. Dillon - Permanent Deacon
[email protected]
Rev. Mr. Addisalem Mekonnen—Transitional Deacon
PASTORAL STAFF
Sister Veronica Gross, R.S.M.Director of Parish Services
[email protected]
Mr. Bill Mentz -Director of Music
[email protected]
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Mrs. Marianne Houston - Business Manager
[email protected]
Mrs. Susan Dugary - Executive Secretary
[email protected]
Mrs. Carol Murray - Parish Secretary
[email protected]
OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Thursday:
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday:
8:30 AM - Noon
Saturday:
9:00 AM - Noon
Sunday :
Closed
MOTHER TERESA REGIONAL SCHOOL
Mr. Jack Bellantoni - Principal
[email protected]
Mrs. Jackie Caton - Secretary
[email protected]
Mrs. Vickie Walsh - Business Manager
[email protected]
OFFICE FOR
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Miss Lauren Joyce - Director
[email protected]
Mrs. Simone Angelucci, O.P. - Secretary
[email protected]
PARISH ORGANIZATIONS
Please visit our Parish website for complete Contact information at
www.mdpparish.com
Altar Society
Knights of Columbus
Bereavement Ministry
Legion of Mary
Boy Scouts
Marriage Preparation Program
Care Ministers
MDP Seniors
Carnival
New Beginnings
Charismatic Prayer Group
Music for Weddings and Funerals
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Parish Hospitality Committee
Choir and Cantors
Parish Nurse Ministry
Contemporary Guitar Group
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Christmas Bazaar & Craft Fair
Persons with Disabilities
CYO Athletic Association
Respect Life Group
Eucharistic Adoration
Scrip Program
Girl Scouts
Transportation Ministry
Greeters
Women’s Walk
Home & School Association
Youth Group
Intercessory Prayer Group
Young Adults Group
King of Prussia 10 Miler
MDP
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PARISH DEVOTIONS
MASSES
Saturday Vigil: 5:15 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM
Monday through Saturday:
8:00 AM
Holydays and Holidays: as announced
MORNING PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
15 minutes before morning Mass
(Monday through Saturday)
ROSARY
After morning Mass.
(Monday through Saturday)
MIRACULOUS MEDAL NOVENA
PRAYERS
After Saturday morning Mass.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
After 8:00 AM Mass until 7:00 PM each
Tuesday.
OUTREACH
CARE MINISTERS
Parishioners dedicated to assisting fellow
parishioners at times of sickness or
bereavement and to visiting the
homebound. Contact the Parish Offices.
ST. JOHN’S HOSPICE CASSEROLE
PROGRAM
Casseroles are due on the second
Wednesday of every month. Contact Julie
about pans, recipes and drop-off point at
610-878-9121.
NEW RESIDENTS
REGISTRATION
We welcome you to our area! Please
phone the Parish Offices to schedule an
appointment to register.
Parish
registration is required to schedule
baptisms or marriages as well as to obtain
certificates of eligibility for godparents
and/or sponsors.
SACRAMENTS
SACRAMENT OF
BAPTISM
Celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of
the month at 12:45 PM. Call the Parish
Offices to schedule.
BAPTISMAL INSTRUCTIONS
Second Wednesday of each month at 7:30
PM in the Parish Offices Building. Both
parents must take part. Call the Parish
Offices to register.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Also by appointment.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Persons intending to marry must visit the
priest six months in advance so that the
proper preparation may be made.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK AND THE
EUCHARIST
The priest will gladly come to shut-ins
with the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist,
Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick.
Parishioners who are planning surgery
should contact the priest to receive the
Anointing of the Sick before the surgery.
PREPARING ADULTS TO RECEIVE
SACRAMENTS
All adults interested in becoming Catholic
or completing their sacraments should
please call Lauren Joyce at the Parish
Office. All are welcome. You may also
contact Lauren at [email protected]
EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN IN THE
FAITH
Children not attending the Parish School
are educated in the faith through our
Religious Education Program. Classes are
held on Wednesday evenings during the
school year, beginning in September.
Contact Lauren Joyce for details.
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FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
MASS INTENTIONS
Sunday, March 22, 2015
7:30 AM Mass – Margaret Torrente
9:30 AM Mass – Ben Capacio
11:30 AM Mass – John Fenol
Monday, March 23, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – Gennaro Tarone
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – Rosalia & Anselmo Fajardo
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
8:00 AM Mass –Elizabeth Kelly
Thursday, March 26, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – Elizabeth Kelly
Friday, March 27, 2015
8:00 AM Mass –Marie Callen
Saturday, March 28, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – Danny Bevilacqua
5:15 PM Mass – Patrick & Lisa Clark
STEWARDSHIP
SHARING TIME, TALENT AND TREASURE
INCREASED OFFERING APPEAL
The Increased Offering/Stewardship of Treasure
Appeal continues to meet with great success. At this
time 232 families have been heard from, representing
a combined weekly increase of $1,110.58. If you have
not yet responded to Fr. Cioppi’s letter, please do so
this week. Your response will be acknowledged
immediately.
PARISH FINANCIAL INFORMATION
The Sunday collection on March 15, 2015 totaled
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$16,396.00. As of March 16 donations received for
the Organ Fund totaled $17,856.00. Thank you for your
generosity to Mother of Divine Providence Parish
COLLECTION FOR THE CHURCH IN LATIN
AMERICA
faithful of Latin America to deepen their faith and share
it with each other and around the world. This collection
will be taken up this weekend. Please be generous
and take this opportunity to share your faith with the
families of Latin America and the Caribbean. Your
support will truly make a difference.
MEMORIAL DONATION FOR PIPE ORGAN
FUND
A donation has been made to the Pipe Organ Fund in
memory of Bridget Botero by June & David Byrne.
HAVE AN UNWANTED VEHICLE?
If you have an unwanted car or truck and would like to
donate it, please call Parishioner Frank Donato at 610999-8257 for details.
FROM OUR PASTOR
Dear Friends,
Our readings today call us to be rather introspective.
Jeremiah tells us that God’s law will be so written on
our hearts that we will have no need to tell others how
to know the Lord, it will be evident. Saint Paul tells us
about Jesus’ cries and supplications to the Father,
some of which we hear in today’s Gospel. Indeed,
Philip does what we all are to do: he brings others to
Jesus.
As Lent moves into its final days, our worship gives us
an opportunity to reflect on how our Lenten practices
have brought us closer to God. The Collect (opening
prayer) invites us to “walk eagerly in that same charity”
out of which Jesus gave His life for us. May that indeed
be our prayer today.
Our second collections are our parishes’ way of
extending itself for needs of the poor and marginalized
in various parts of the world. This week our offering will
contribute to the support and encouragement to the
Church in Latin America. Our parish is always
generous to those less fortunate and I am proud of
your kindness in so many ways!
March 25 is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the
Lord. While it is not a holy day of obligation it is an
important day to remember the meaning and effect of
the Word Made Flesh for humanity in our efforts to
become more rooted in Christ.
Just a reminder that our parish is hosting Archbishop
Chaput next week at the 11:30 AM Mass. Please
make every effort to attend this Mass as it is an
opportunity for the Shepherd of our parish to speak to
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us during our 60 anniversary year.
May this week of Lent be one of grace for
your family,
Father Cioppi
The Collection for the Church in Latin America funds
projects to improve family life and marriage programs,
as well as catechesis programs, empowering the
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RICE BOWL FOCUS
HUNGERING FOR A HEALTHY HARVEST
CRS Rice Bowl brings our Lenten
journey back to Africa this week, to
the Democratic Republic of Congo.
We join our fasting in solidarity with
people who go hungry, and we
remember in prayer the importance of
building a community that is willing to support those
most in need.
And so we pray:
Make us worthy, Lord, to serve those people
throughout the world who live and die in poverty and
hunger. Give them through our hands, this day, their
daily bread, and by our understanding love, give them
peace and joy. Amen.
We are always looking for volunteers! If you are
interested
please
contact
Monica
Pedano (Carnival Chair) at 610-420th
2999 or join us on March 24 at 7:30PM
in the Parish Offices for a Carnival
committee meeting.
NEW PASTORAL
COUNCIL MEMBERS
IN OUR PARISH
There will be no Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday,
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March 29 , Palm Sunday. Archbishop Chaput will
be celebrating the 11:30 Mass and it will give him
the opportunity to greet parishioners after Mass.
The Blessed Sacrament will not be exposed on
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Tuesday, March 31 so that we can prepare the
Church for Holy Week.
WELCOME TO OUR PARISH
We are happy to welcome our
newest parishioners to the parish.
It is our hope that you find our
parish community to be warm. We
are happy that you have found a
home here with us!
Lori, Francisco, Jacqueline and
Bryan Blanco, Helen Marinelli,
Ted, Cathy, Ted and Jacqueline
Caniglia.
The MDP Pastoral Council is pleased to announce the
addition of Rosemary Dillon, Jeannette Medina and
Tom Traister to the Pastoral Council. In addition, Bet
Ferguson will be returning to the council for a second
term. These new members of Pastoral Council will be
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installed at the 9:30 AM Mass on Sunday, April 12 .
We are most grateful for the years of dedicated service
given to the Council and our parish by departing
members:
Mary Ann Marchese, Joe Mintzer, Patricia Poche,
and Eileen Ritter. Also please remember in your
prayers the soul of another dedicated Pastoral Council
member: Jim Fox, may he rest in the peace of Christ!
Please join all of our Pastoral Council Members for
coffee and doughnuts in McGrory Hall after the
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9:30 AM Mass on April 12 to welcome Rosemary,
Jeannette and Tom as they begin this service to
our parish.
MDP YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
(Ages 20-39)
Please join us for a Lenten Meal
on Friday,
March
27 at Swedesburg Fire Co. We will
also be participating in Holy
Thursday Mass followed by a Pilgrimage to other
Churches and for food afterwards. This will be on
Thursday, April 2. Please contact Brandon Ritrovato
at [email protected] to RSVP or for more
information.
SAVE THE DATE!!!
Just 5 months until MDP's Annual Community Carnival!
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The Carnival will take place August 18th to the 22 !
THIS WEEK IN THE BIBLE TIMELINE…
It’s hard to believe, but this is our last week in the Bible
Timeline! We end, of course, with Jesus Christ, the
fulfillment of all the Old Testament stories and
prophecies. Thank you to the nearly 100 parishioners
who
have
journeyed
with
us!
SAVE THE DATE: we will be offering the Bible
Timeline again in the fall, both the intro 8-week and the
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full 24-week programs. See you then! Email questions
to Lauren Joyce: [email protected]
PRAYERS FOR OUR NEW CATHOLICS!
This Easter we have seven people joining our Catholic
faith through the RCIA program! Gregory, Nikia, Toni,
Cyrus, Luis, and Evelyn will be doing their full initiation
(Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil,
and Laurie will be receiving her Confirmation and First
Communion on Palm Sunday. If you see us at Mass,
please come say hello and welcome our new
members! To support the RCIA contact Lauren Joyce:
[email protected]
WHAT IS AN RCIA “SCRUTINY”?
On March 8, 15, and 22 we will celebrate the three
Scrutinies with the people being baptized at Easter.
Scrutinies are the rituals before an adult baptism in
which all that is weak, defective, or sinful in the hearts
of the elect is brought forward, and all that is upright,
strong, and good is strengthened. The Scrutinies are
celebrated in order to deliver the elect from the power
of sin and Satan, to protect them against temptation,
and to give them strength in Christ, who is the way, the
truth, and the life. (RCIA Handbook paragraph 141)
7TH-8TH GRADE OVERNIGHT RETREAT
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Save the date for our 7 -8 grade overnight retreat
here at MDP! Villanova students will once again be
leading us in a retreat full of prayer, activities, and fun
with friends. April 25-26, 2015. Stay tuned for more
details!
To
be
on
our
mailing
list,
contact
[email protected]
Michael Wusinick, Katie Limongelli, Dolores Weiss,
Dorothy Cappelli, Jay Olexy, Jr., Al Stefan, Diane
Giova, Mary Neves, Eleanor Russo, Sarah Phillips,
David Colgan, Tracy Marx, Lisa Hahn, Charlotte
Haywood, Alfred Haywood, Jr.
FOR THE DECEASED
Please also remember those who have died
in the hope of rising again, and for those
who mourn their passing and are in need of
God’s healing and strength: Anne Gabor,
Mary Dlugos, Robert Brownlie & Gerry
Haines.
PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN WORKSHOP
TUES., MAR. 24, 2015 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
ATTENTION:
all new Employees, Coaches,
Assistants, and other Volunteers, who are thinking
about going on field trips, working with our children in
the school, chaperoning school functions, etc., helping
with our Youth Group activities or volunteering in the
Religious Education Program. In order to work with
our children, you MUST attend a Protecting God’s
Children Workshop, in addition to getting the required
clearances.
The session now includes the
Communication and Technology Addendum.
Please call Simone at 610-337-2173 or email:
[email protected] to register for the
workshop being held in Room 24 in the School on
Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Everyone 18 or older is welcome.
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
SEPTEMBER 2015
TEN MONTHLY THEMES
YOUTH GROUP AT PANERA FOR 9TH-12TH
GRADERS
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Our 9 – 12 grade youth group
meets twice a month at Panera to
share dinner and discuss what
really matters in life – faith,
friendships, family, school, and
more. To receive email updates
on these meetings, contact Eric
DeMeuse: [email protected]
FOR THE SICK
As you pray this week please remember those in our
community and families
who are in need of our
prayers for God’s healing
touch, especially: Roz
Cirino, Jocelyn Dillon,
Kelly Gomes, Mary
Munro, Bob DeSpirito,
Luca Vincent Russo,
The 10 months prior to the World Meeting of Families
have been assigned 10 themes based on the 10
chapters of the Preparatory Catechesis Love is Our
Mission: The Family Fully Alive. To order a copy of the
catechesis, visit the website: worldmeeting2015.org.
March 2015 Theme: “Creating the Future”
Marriage is meant to be fertile and welcome new life.
Children shape the future, just as they themselves are
shaped in their families. Without children, there can be
no future. Children reared with love and guidance are
the foundation for a loving future. Wounded children
portend a wounded future. Families are the bedrock for
all larger communities. Families are domestic
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churches, places where parents help children discover
that God loves them and has a plan for each child’s
life.
A PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
GOD
our
FATHER,
WHO wills that all men be saved and come to the
knowledge of YOUR Truth: We beg You to send
Laborers
into
YOUR
harvest, and grant them
grace to speak YOUR
Word with all boldness; so
that YOUR Word may
spread and be glorified,
and all nations may know
YOU, The only GOD, and
HIM WHOM YOU have
sent, JESUS CHRIST
YOUR SON, Our LORD.
Amen.
Please remember our “Sons of the Parish” in a special
way:
In formation for the priesthood:
Rev. Mr. Daniel Arechabala – Saint Charles
Borromeo Seminary
Rev. Mr. Steven Kiernan – Saint Charles Borromeo
Seminary
Rev. Mr. Addisalem Mekonnen – Saint Charles
Borromeo Seminary
Mr. Timothy O’Brien, S. J. – First Year Jesuit regent
teaching Theology at Loyola University Maryland.
In formation for the Permanent Diaconate:
Mr. Greg Maskarinec – Saint Charles Borromeo
Seminary.
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UPCOMING MEETINGS
SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015:
RCIA Class - 10:00 AM
Parish Offices
Building.
Exposition
of
the
Blessed Sacrament 12:30 PM -Church.
Legion of Mary –
12:30 PM – McGrory
Hall.
Vespers – 4:00 PM – Church.
MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015:
Women’s Walk - 9:30 AM - Parish Offices Building.
Altar Server Rehearsal for Easter Vigil – 4:00 PM Church
Charismatics Prayer Group - 7:30 PM - Parish
Offices Building.
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015:
Protecting God’s Children Workshop – 6:00 PM –
Room 24 of School.
Food Addicts Meeting - 7:00 PM - McGrory Hall.
Carnival Committee Meeting – 7:30 PM – Parish
Offices Building.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015:
Intercessory Prayer Group - 9:00 AM - Church.
Stations of the Cross - 2:00 PM - Church.
Choir Practice - 7:30 PM - Church.
THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015:
Altar Server Rehearsal for Holy Thursday – 4:00 PM
– Church.
Cub Scouts - 7:00 PM - Providence Hall.
Regional Penance Service at Sacred Heart – 7:00
PM – Sacred Heart Church.
Boy Scouts - 7:30 PM – Providence Hall.
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015:
Natural Family Planning Class – 6:00 PM – Parish
Offices Building.
CYO Middle School Dance – 7:00 PM – Parish
Center.
Living Stations of the Cross - 7:00PM - Church.
SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015:
Church Cleaning -12:00 PM – Church.
Couples for Christ – 6:00 PM – Parish Offices
Building & Providence Hall.
PARISH SERVICES
PRAYER FOR THE YEAR OF
CONSECRATED LIFE
O God, throughout the ages you have called women
and men to pursue lives of
perfect charity through the
evangelical counsels of poverty,
chastity, and obedience. During
this Year of Consecrated Life, we
give you thanks for the
courageous witnesses of Faith
and models of inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives
teaches us to make a more perfect offering of
ourselves to you. Continue to enrich your Church by
calling forth sons and daughters who, having found the
pearl of great price, treasure the Kingdom of Heaven
above all things. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your
Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (from
Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and vocations
– usccb)
from the desk of Sister Veronica
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
DO YOUR KIDS NEED THEIR SACRAMENTS?
Call our Director of Religious Education, Lauren Joyce,
at 610-337-2173 for more info. Our fun and welcoming
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classes help children of all ages learn how to pray,
read the Bible, and love their Catholic faith! It’s never
too late to get started!
PREP KID’S CORNER
(TOP SECRET, NO PARENTS ALLOWED!)
This Week’s Memo: Jesus Saves us from the Dead!
Many of us know a loved one or
friend who has died. Death is a
(sad) part of human life. But
today’s Bible story is GOOD
NEWS because when Jesus
hears that his friend Lazarus has
died, Jesus raises him from the
dead! Imagine all those surprised
people standing around as a mummy starts to walk
and talk and come back to life! Jesus did this miracle
to give us faith and hope that we will see our loved
ones again after they die. We will see them again in
Heaven! We know that Jesus promises to raise from
the dead every single person who loves Him –
including you and me! What good news!
Liturgical Trivia!
Who or what is a scrutiny?
Last week’s answer: an “acolyte” is a person who
helps with special jobs during the Mass. They are
technically a very small part of the ordained ministry of
priests and deacons. Today, many of the jobs that our
lay people do (carrying the Cross, lecturing etc.) were
once done by acolytes – men who were officially
chosen for these jobs during the Mass.
From the desk of Miss Lauren Joyce, DRE
SCHOOL NEWS
Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School
kindergarten sessions again next year! We have
afternoon prek3 slots, as well
as
afternoon
Transitional
Kindergarten
spaces
still
available and are forming a
waitlist as we consider opening
another
prek4
morning
session. Please continue to share the good news
about MTC and encourage friends and neighbors to
contact the school as soon as possible so that we can
properly prepare for next year. Your continued prayers
for the continued growth of MTC School is greatly
appreciated! Registration for grades 1 through 8 will
open soon.
A wonderful way to show your support of our Catholic
School mission of serving as a community of
Faith, service and knowledge is to participate in the
MTC "Sponsor a Student" program. Some MTC
families face financial challenges and have had
medical or employment changes that have altered their
ability to meet their financial obligations for their child's
education. Please consider being an angel and make
a tax deductible donation, designated or undesignated,
to assist these families. Confidential arrangements can
be made through contacting Mrs. Vickie Walsh, MTC
business manager, [email protected] or
calling 610-265-2323 ext 206. 100% of your donation
will go directly to a child's education. If you own a
business or are self-employed, you may be able to
contribute to the MTC scholarship program by diverting
your Pennsylvania State taxes that you already owe
and pay, to the MTC scholarship program. Jayne
Lloyd would be happy to meet with you to discuss this
state run financial aid opportunity. Contact her to set
up
an
appointment
at
your
convenience
([email protected]). God bless you!
www.MTCschool.org
Congratulations to Kimellen Remar and her talented
committee of volunteers who raised $39,113.27 at the
recent MTC Auction. Despite the snowy weather, this
fun event resulted in a night of creating memories and
giving proof to the resolve of our benefactors. Please
know that that MTC community is grateful for your
prayers of support for the continuing mission of our
special school! These funds will help off-set the extra
cost of snow removal and heating oil incurred this past
winter.
Due to the overwhelming success of the Tuesday
Tours and attendance at our Open House events, our
preschool through kindergarten registration is
booming! We have already filled our morning preK3
class, morning Transitional Kindergarten class, and
prek4 morning session and project to offer 2 full day
AROUND THE ARCHDIOCESE
STUMP THE PRIEST
Join us for a Philadelphia "first!" Stump the Priest is an
evening of Q&A among Catholic young adults (21-35).
A panel of four priests will respond to questions from
the crowd. Questions may also be submitted
anonymously
to
[email protected]
Tough questions welcome! We will meet at The Field
House Sports Bar (1150 Filbert Street, Phila) on
Wednesday, March 25. Doors open at 7 PM, and
questions begin at 7:30 PM. There is no cover charge.
PALM SALE
St. Francis of Assisi Church in Norristown will be
holding their Palm Sale in the school gym, Buttonwood
and Oak St. on Friday, March 27th (11 am - 7 pm) and
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Saturday, March 28th (9 am - 1 pm). We welcome you
to come out and see the fantastic work of braided
palm, decorated crosses, homemade candy and baked
goods. Come help celebrate with us.
ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA 35TH
ANNIVERSARY CHARISMATIC CONFERENCE
Join with us as we celebrate our faith in Jesus Christ
and the belief that the Holy Spirit is actively working in
our lives to the glory of God the Father! Saturday,
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March 28 at Conwell-Egan High School, 611 Wistar
Rd., Fairless Hills, PA 19030 from 9:00 am until 5:00
pm. This Conference promises to be spiritually rich and
a very powerful forerunner in preparation for the
WMOF. Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput will be our
main Celebrant & Homilist. Guest speakers include,
internationally renowned Dr. Mark Nimo and EWTN's
Host of Reasons for Faith', Jesse Romero. Early
Registration: $40 ticket until March 6. General
Registration $50 includes all sessions, lunch and snack
($50 at the door with no guarantee of lunch, so pls,
pre-register). This year's exciting Youth Track,
#GAMECHANGER, Romans vs. World 12:3-8,
includes Dynamic Speakers, Awesome Music-Fun,
Food, Sports all for $20! Scholarships are available. To
register, go to www.PhillySpirit.com, email:
[email protected] or call: 215-315-7008 for more
information.
FREE CONCERT
USA – JAPAN GOODWILL CONCERT
Concert will take place at Carnegie Hall, NYC on
APRIL 6, 2015. Showtime is at 8 PM. Performances by
Sweet Adelines Int’l Choruses and Quartets, Adachi
Goshiki Sakura Chorus, MAXX Factor Quartet, NBC
Sing-Off Semi-finalist. Concert tickets are FREE. Bus
reservations $50 per person. Bus departing at 10 AM
from Mother of Divine Providence Church. Contact:
MaryAnn
Piccioni
610-648-0512
or
[email protected]
PRE-CANA PROGRAM
St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Phoenixville will
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be holding a Pre-Cana program on Saturday, April 18 .
The program begins at 8AM and ends after the 4PM
Mass. This one-day program meets all the
requirements of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. A
certificate is provided upon completion. Call the parish
office for an application at 610-933-2526 or visit our
website www.stmaryassumption.org – click on parish
information and then Sacraments/PREP.
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES-PHILADELPHIA 2015
SAVE THE DATE!
HOLY WEEK QUIET RETREAT
Monday, March 30-Sunday, April 5: Holy Week Quiet
Retreat – Come to Malvern Retreat House for a silent
retreat during the most holy of weeks. Daytime events
are scheduled
Monday through Wednesday.
Retreatants can stay overnight from Holy Thursday
through Holy Saturday and end the retreat with Easter
Sunday Mass. Please visit malvernretreat.com for
more information or contact Malvern Retreat House
Rector
Monsignor
Joseph
Marino
at
[email protected] or 484-321-2545.
THE TERRI SCHIAVO LIFE & HOPE NETWORK
This year's Terri's Day Memorial Mass will be held on
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Tuesday, March 31 at the Chapel of the Cathedral
Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul and will be celebrated
by Archbishop Charles Chaput, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
All are invited to attend. This will mark the 10th
anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s death.
Following Terri's Memorial Mass, the Life & Hope
Network will have its 3rd Annual Life & Hope Award
Gala at the Union League of Philadelphia, beginning at
6:30 p.m.
Please visit www.lifeandhope.com for more information
about the mass and gala and how you can get involved
in Terri’s Day!
Join us for a once in a lifetime event at the World
Meeting of Families in Philadelphia on Sept 22-27,
2015. The theme is "Love is Our Mission: The Family
Fully Alive." Families from around the world will come
together for prayer, speakers, celebrations and
activities for all ages. All are welcome! The week
culminates with the arrival of Pope Francis on Friday
9/25, Festival of Families on Sat 9/26, and the Papal
Mass on Sunday 9/27. Visit the official World Meeting
of Families website at: worldmeeting2015.org to learn
more and sign up for updates on how you can register
and participate.
SCHEDULES FOR LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Saturday, March 28, 2015
5:15 PM Mass – H. McDevitt, Sr. V. Gross, E. Ritter,
R. Fenlon, MA O’Brien, T. McCuch, L. McGroarty,
E. Buchwald
Sunday, March 29, 2015
7:30 AM Mass –T. Funsten, M. White, R. White,
D. Cichowicz, S. Mahar, C. Hill, S. Strahle,
MA Marchese
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9:30 AM Mass – R. Dillon, B. Ferguson, S. Gibbons,
H. Trainor, J. Copp, A. Yates, A. Derry, M. Cooper
11:30 AM Mass – P. Kroll, E. Lindsay, D. Shine,
T. McLaughlin, J. DeMaria,
F. LaPenna
Lectors
Saturday, March 28, 2015
5:15 PM Mass – M. Sullivan, N. Olson
Sunday, March 29, 2015
7:30 AM Mass – T. Anderson, J. McCabe
9:30 AM Mass – M. Pedano, R. Scannapieco
11:30 AM Mass – A. Kroll, K. Snyder
Altar Servers
Monday, March 23, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – S. Barone, K. McCabe
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – S. Barone, K. McCabe
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – S. Barone, K. McCabe
Thursday, March 26, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – S. Barone, K. McCabe
Friday, March 27, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – S. Barone, K. McCabe
Saturday, March 28, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – J. Rajasekaran, C. Fichera
5:15 PM Mass –B. Donovan, J. Donovan, K. McCabe
Sunday, March 29, 2015
7:30 AM Mass – J. Matics, C. Anderson, D. Mendez
9:30 AM Mass – JT Tiglao, AJ Tiglao, D. Galdi
11:30 AM Mass – B. Kilroy, G. Geosits,
J. Rajasekaran, T. Lloyd, J. Mangan, E. Campbell,
D. Estock, C. Maio
Friday, March 27, 2015
Scrip sold in Parish Offices from 8:30am – 11:30am.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
5:15 PM Mass – M. Neves, M. Bevenour
Sunday, March 29, 2015
7:30 AM Mass – D. Funsten
9:30 AM Mass – J. Nigro, L. Mazzilli
11:30 AM Mass – M. Cantrell
SCRIP NEWS
SCRIP PROGRAM

SCRIP is basically FREE MONEY $ that can
help pay for Catholic Education.
 You buy gift cards at face value for stores
where you would normally shop, and the
retailer donates a percentage of the card’s
value back to the parish.
Questions: Contact the coordinator, Mariann Bevenour
@ [email protected],
610 265-4178 ex. 105 or cell 610-212-7520.
SALE TIMES
Before and after every weekend Mass in the
 back of church
 In the Parish Offices M-TH 8:30am to 4:00pm
Fri. 8:30am to 11:30 am
You could also shop on line at www.shopwithscrip.com
MDP enrollment code is 4A36EL4C1L23.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Sunday, March 29, 2015
9:30 AM Mass – G. Lin
Cantors
Saturday, March 28, 2015
5:15 PM Mass – TBD
Sunday, March 29, 2015
11:30 AM Mass – D. DeMeuse
Altar Society Cleaning Team
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
A. Colucci, S. Colucci
Altar Society Linen Preparation
Sunday, March 29, 2015
B. Hamill
Scrip Sellers
Monday – Thursday, March 23 - 26, 2015
Scrip sold in Parish Offices from 8:30am – 4:00pm.
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