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					        Saint Anselm Church
               12670 Dunks Ferry Road
                Philadelphia, PA 19154
                Parish Center            School
Phone            215-637-3525         215-632-1133
Fax              215-637-4915         215-632-3264
Parish Website:
School Website:

            PASTORAL STAFF
Rev. Thomas J. Dunleavy          Pastor
Rev. David M. Friel              Parochial Vicar
Rev. John E. Fitzgerald          Resident
Deacon Gerald J. Whartenby       Pastoral Associate
Deacon Dennis Warner             Pastoral Associate            Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mrs. Geraldine Murphy            Principal – School
Mrs. Diane Leonetti              Director of Music                             11 September 2011
Mr. Dennis Mueller               CCD Coordinator

                                                                     PARISH CENTER HOURS
             MASS SCHEDULE                                          Monday thru Thursday     8:30 AM to 8:00 PM
                       Weekend                                      Friday                   8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
                                                                    Saturday                 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
        Saturday Vigil 5:00 PM
                                                                    Sunday                   9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
        Sunday 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon,
                       7:00 PM
        Monday – Friday – 6:30 AM (Chapel)                     Rosary                        8:00 AM Daily
                8:30 AM (Church)                                                             6:30 PM Monday
               Saturday – 8:00 AM                              Divine Mercy                  3:00 PM Monday
                                                               Eucharistic Exposition        9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
                                                                                             Monday (Chapel)
      CONFESSION SCHEDULE                                      Benediction                   6:50 PM Monday
         Saturdays          3:30 – 4:30 PM                                                   (Chapel)
               Anytime by Appointment                          Legion of Mary                7:00 PM Monday
                                                               Charismatic Prayer Mtg.       7:30 PM Tuesday
                                                               Miraculous Medal Novena       8:00 AM Mass Saturday

Couples planning to marry are asked to contact a Parish
priest to make arrangements for a wedding.                                        BAPTISMS
                                                               Baptisms are every Sunday at 1:00 PM. Parents are
                                                               asked to call the Parish Center and speak with the
             COLLECTABLES                                      Priest or Deacon who is on call who will assist them
   Non-perishable food for the needy is collected the 3rd      in registering their child for Baptism. The Church
                  Sunday of each month.                        assists the parents by offering instruction on the
Please save the following and place in containers in the
Church vestibule:
                                                               meaning, importance, and responsibilities of the
Box Tops for Education             Campbell Soup Labels        sacrament of Baptism. A Pre-Jordan Baptismal
               Tabs from Aluminum Cans                         Program for helping parents prepare for the spiritual
                                                      #1-016   birth of their child is held on the fourth Sunday of
                                                               the month in the Spirituality Center.
Dear Parishioners,

Parish Visitation
                                                             Saint Anselm All Star
        The Visitation continues. We will visit late
afternoon/early evening between 5:30 and 7:30 PM.
                                                                     Michael Jackson
Please note that heavy rain will postpone visits from     Since today is the tenth anniversary of a day that will be
that evening until the first week in October.             forever remembered in American history, it is
                                                          appropriate for us to select a firefighter as our All Star.
Friar Place                                               Michael Jackson was born and raised in St. Anselm
                                                          Parish. He is the fourth son in a family of 10 children
   Monday September 12 Father Dunleavy
                                                          born to Joanne and Franny Jackson.
Friar Road                                                         From a young age, Michael has demonstrated
  Monday, September 12 Father Friel                       superb work ethics. He was selling newspapers on
12600 Nanton Drive                                        Wildwood beaches at the age of five. He toiled with Mr.
   Tuesday September 13 Deacon Whartenby                  O’Brien in seventh and eighth grades as a maintenance
Grayton Place                                             worker. He was Father Foley’s right hand man in
3602 – 3610 Canby Drive                                   grade 8. He played CYO basketball in grade school
   Wednesday September 14 Father Dunleavy                 under the coaching of Mr. Dugan and continued to play
3611 – 3656 Canby Drive                                   during his high school years.        Michael served in the
   Thursday September 15 Deacon Warner                    U.S. Air Force as a firefighter after graduating from
                                                          Archbishop Ryan High School in 1992. He was
3600 Bandon Drive
                                                          stationed in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. Then he
   Friday September 16 Deacon Whartenby
                                                          was deployed to Cuba where he assisted in educating
Fall Newsletter –                                         refugees in fire prevention.
                                                                   Michael became a member of the Philadelphia
Pastoral and Administrative Matters                       Fire Department in 2001 where he quickly ascended
        All registered parishioners will be receiving     through the ranks, becoming a Lieutenant in 2003 and a
in the mail by mid-September what I refer to as an        Captain in 2008 - one of the youngest captains in the
annual Fall Newsletter. This is an annual letter that     department. He believes his most important job is to
tries to make everyone aware of some important            make sure the firefighters return home each night. In
pastoral, spiritual and financial concerns. The           May 2011, he graduated from the University of
newsletter is also an invitation to those who no longer   Maryland with a degree in Fire Science.
attend Church to return. If they have an issue from                On the top of his list as influential people in his
the past that is causing them pain or anger, we would     life are his parents. He knows that at times they
like to help them to deal with it. The newsletter also    struggled to fulfill their dreams of educating their
includes the financial report for fiscal year 2009-       children in the Catholic faith. Now he too is realizing
2010.                                                     that goal as he raises his children in the Catholic Faith.
                                                          Michael was influenced by Father Foley and Sister
Block Collection & Census Envelope                        Eloise, both of whom you could speak to on any level as
         Enclosed in the Fall Newsletter mailing is a     student or friend. They provided guidance which he
Block Collection and census envelope. The Block           has used throughout his life. These learned attributes
collection is an important source of revenue for the      have laid the foundation for the understanding and
parish. Updating the census is very important for         patience that occur in Michael’s job of serving the
our statistical reports and programming.                  citizens of Philadelphia.
                                                                   Presently, Michael resides in St. Jerome Parish
Elementary Students -Collection Envelopes                 with his wife, Alisa, his high school sweetheart, and
       Sunday collection envelopes for students in        their three children, Michael 9, Brendan 6, and Erin 4.
our school/CCD will be distributed the first week of                He feels it was a joy to grow up in Parkwood
class.                                                    and attend St. Anselm School.               In fact, as his
                                                          Confirmation name, he selected Anselm. Michael is
High School Students – Collection Envelopes               grateful to all the priests, religious, friends and lay
       Sunday collection envelopes for our Catholic       people of St. Anselm who have touched his life in
High School students are available in the back of the     positive ways. Those lessons learned will be with him
Church.                                                   always.
                                                                   We too are thankful that Michael was a
                               God Bless you,
                                                          member of our community and wish to thank him and
                               Father Dunleavy            all firefighters, EMTs, and police officers who, in the
                                                          spirit of Jesus, offer their life in the service of all.
Dear Parishioners,
         Below is the Financial Report for the past four years. By offering you – the worshipping, contributing members of
the Church – this comparative report, I strive to keep you informed and knowledgeable about the parish’s operating income
and expenses.
         I cannot thank enough our parishioners who contribute weekly or monthly and so generously to the support of the
parish. So let me thank you again. I am deeply grateful to each and every person who financially contributes to Saint Anselm
Church. I am most grateful to the Finance Council (Bernie Cory, Susan Wahl, Peggy Lordan, Deacon Whartenby, and Terry
Grillo) for their counsel, insight, direction, and for helping the Parish have a balanced operating budget. Our records show
that 2,889 families (8,057 parishioners) belong to Saint Anselm Parish.
         I ask that all parishioners maintain their level of contributions to the Church. If you can increase it weekly or
occasionally, please do so. Thank you.

Operating Income                                 2007-2008        2008-2009       2009-2010        2010-2011

Sunday Collections                               686,438          702,883         688,569          695,009
Votive Candles                                      8,318            7,227          6,637            5,864
Holyday Collections                               15,289            13,376         11,738           10,765
Block Collection                                   89,673           85,193         84,791           80,621
Christmas                                          50,213           45,187         46,781           44,498
Easter                                             43,238           41,850         41,660           39,433
Offerings (Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals)           11,699          12,460          12,460           12,395
Religious education programs                       11,142          16,710          23,079           27,551
Interest, Dividends & Rentals, Net                 35, 571         19,520          11,350           11,506

TOTAL OPERATING INCOME                             951,593        944,406         927,065          927,642

Operating Expenses
Diocesan Assessments                       100, 900       100,700         98,400        97,200
Salaries of Clergy and Honoraria             81,639        54,603         51,835        51,910
Salaries Church Employees                  197, 332       213,417        196,373       216,235
Parish Share of Social Security Tax          15,096        15,710         14,696        16,577
P.C.C. Unemployment Fund Contribution          1,362         1,360         1,447         1,645
Health Insurance Benefits                    23,473        25,274         20,900        29,505
Lay Employee Disability Insurance               1,367        1,406          1,380         1,481
Workers’ Compensation Insurance                 2,103        2,366          2,365         2,590
Clergy Health, Auto & Life Ins., Pension      41,016       45,366         46,016        49,814
Lay Employee Retirement                         3,856        6,461          7,993         7,973
Other Fringe (SECA offset…)                     3,370        3,477          3,639         3,303
Transportation Expense & Vehicle Insurance      2,679        1,963             898         1,317
Property Insurance & Real Estate Taxes        15,750       16,537          17,364        18,233
Pastoral Administration & Telephone           25, 383      31,685          27,877        32,246
Outside Printing & Publications              (1, 814)         1,005         6,088        10,924
Office Supplies & Equipment                   14,719        20,412         13,775        17,267
Liturgical/Altar Supplies                     18,435        14,708        14,345         11,624
Religious Education Programs                  17,747        18,558        27,566         23,477
Rectory & Faculty Residence Operating Exp.    18,027        17,600        15,295         17,803
Maintenance of Property & Equipment:
….Church                                       49,217       83,286        45,040         40,659
….Rectory                                        6,046        4,593         1,991          2,912
Heat, Light, Water & Sewer – Church             26,209      26,258        22,524         24,243
Heat, Light, Water & Sewer – Rectory            10,753       11,702         9,756        12,839

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES                             674,659       711,020         647,563          694,113
EXCESS OPERATING INCOME                              276,934       233,386         279,502          233,529
Additional Church Incomes coded as expenses:
                                                         Christmas Flowers        $3,111
                                                         Easter Flowers           $3,196
        #3-016                                           Sunday Bulletin          $13,000
Operating Income                                 2007-2008      2008-2009         2009-2010            2010-2011

Tuition Income                                   1,052,195       1,041,978        1,010,136            992,851
Socials & Donations: Total:                        184,450         196,966           165,138           199,992

        Lenten Coin Banks                    3,680               3,406             2,636           3,603
        Ash Wednesday Collection              2,199              2,243             1,914           2,178
        Box Tops for Education                  704              1,775             2,316           2,385
        Carnival                             30,208            40,310             37,601          40,375
        Monte Carlo                           4,968              4,527             3,930           4,006
        Ladies of St. Anselm                 16,000             17,000            13,000          17,500
        Football Mania (Lottery 2010)        17,681             10,475            27,200          27,200
        Race for Education                   38,595             38,399            32,691          33,896
        Memorials                                  0               300                  0              0
        Matching Gifts                       14,851             16,307             1,430           1,750
        Paper Recycling                        2,683             1,940             1,618           1,711
        Acme Receipts                          1,974              1,926            1,965             113
        Oktoberfest                          16,015                   0            7,998
        Connelly/Music Grant                 25,344            22,369             16,942          18,733
        Other Donations                        9,573            35,989            13,897          17,960
        Building & Grounds                        coded these years vs. School Maintenance        20,999
        Snow Removal                              coded these years vs. School Maintenance         7,633

Registration Fees                                   29,128           20,468           24,560              22,902
Lunch Fees                                          35,719           35,011           30,235              33,618
Interest, Dividends & Rentals, Net                   2,710             4,601           2,058               2,282
CARES and/or Day-Care Programs                      20,464            19,971          15,547               6,169

TOTAL OPERATING INCOME                           1,324,666         1,318,995        1,247,674          1,257,814
Operating Expenses
Salaries of Lay Faculty                           854,584             868,463                865,240       792,169
Salaries of Other School Employees                116,545             119,637                127,701       112,269
Honorarium                                          2,280               1,890                  2,115          1,260
Parish Share of Social Security                    74,291              75,590                 75,960         69,204
P.C.C. Unemployment Fund Contribution                6,290              6,035                  6,375          6,530
Employee Health Benefits                           81,112              65,576                 60,986         73,161
Lay Employee Disability                              7,816              7,793                  8,452           8,839
Worker’s Compensation Insurance                     10,300             11,050                 11,904         12,742
Lay employee Retirement                            25,172              40,249                 47,220           7,979
Transportation Expense & Vehicle Insurance           1,780                 944                 1,023           1,317
Property, Vehicle & other Insurance                 15,750             16,537                 17,364         18,233
School Administration Expenses                      16,060             21,045                 17,620         16,097
Substitute Teachers                                  5,530              9,632                  7,157           7,215
Outside Printing & Publications                       2,836             6,228                  2,826           5,165
Office Supplies & Equipment                         46,252             46,280                 18,020         27,363
Instructional Material                              23,358             14,753                 17,387         20,256
Maintenance of Property & Equipment                107,951             82,671                 75,321         92,807
Utilities Heat, Light, Water & Sewer                99,714            102,233                 86,054         70,333
Cares Program             Salaries                   37,888            38,982                 35,954          32,644
   (Net vs. Income)       Payroll Taxes               2,898             2,982                  2,750            2,497
                          Insurance                     330               366                    394              422
                          Other Expense               1,354             1,940                  1,498              610
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES                          1,497,621           1,499,031              1,448,725     1,379,082
EXCESS OPERATING INCOME – SCHOOL                  (-172,955)         (-180,036)              (-201,051)    (-121,268)
EXCESS OPERATING INCOME – TOTAL                     103,979             53,350                  78,451       112,261

School Enrollment                                       501                461                   440               407
Per PUPIL COST                                        2,989              3,256                 3,474             3,388   #4-016
                                        Comments on the 2010 – 2011 Report
Sunday Collections
For 2007-08 Sunday collections were budgeted at $13,550 per week.                     Weekly collection average = $13,460
For 2008-09 Sunday collections were budgeted at $13,400 per week.                     Weekly collection average= $13,782
For 2009-10 Sunday collections were budgeted at $13,175 per week                      Weekly collection average= $13,501
For 2010-11 Sunday collections were budgeted at $13,175 per week                      Weekly collection average= $13,617
For 2011-12 Sunday collections are budgeted at $13,500 per week

Sunday Collections Increased $7,000 Many families increase their Sunday contribution by $1. enabling
      the collection total for the year to be $23,000 above Budget Amount. Thank you.

Socials – Donations Total: $199,992
        This is commendable. I am grateful to all who make our fundraising the success that it is. All Socials and
        fundraisers are held to raise income for the school.

School Office Supplies & Equipment
       Increase $11,000      (New Copier $7,700)

School Enrollment
       2004-05            2005-06       2006-07       2007-08       2008-09           2009-10           2010-11

         654 (K-8)        597 (K-8)     525 (K-8)     482 (K-8)     461 (K-8)         440 (PreK-8)      407 (PreK-8)

       2,647              2,910          2,649        2989           3256             3,474             3,743

The Bottom Line:
         Please note the bottom line:    2006-2007       2007-2008          2008-2009         2009-2010         2010-2011

Church    OPERATING INCOME              955,877          951,593            944,406           927,065           927,642
          OPERATING EXPENSES            710,836           674,659           711,020           647,563           694,113
          EXCESS INCOME                 245,041          276,934            233,386           279,502           233,529
              This excess was used to subsidize the school.

School    OPERATING INCOME               1,429,574       1,324,666          1,318,995         1,247,674         1,257,814
          OPERATING EXPENSES             1,390,839       1,497,621          1,499,031         1,448,725         1,379,082
          EXCESS INCOME                     38,735        (-172,955)        (-180,036)         (-201,051)       (-121,268)

Total Excess Operating Income            233, 529 (Church) minus (-121,268) School            = 112,261

The excess funds figures include $20,000 in school registration fees; $36,000 for school tuition for fiscal 2011-12;
$23,000 for heating controls upgrading on our School/Church heating system. The remainder of the excess funds
which amounts to $33,261 are reserved funds which are used for emergency and unbudgeted needs for the current
fiscal year.

Deficit Spending          TOTAL                   0                  0                0                 0                 0

                 Mass Schedule                              Pray For Our Sick…
                                                            Eileen Abbott, sister-in-law of Joanne Callahan
                 Sunday, September 11
                                                            Angelina Altomare, mother of Victor Altomare
 8:00 AM         Patricia Tangradi r/b Stanley Mastyl
                                                            Donna Ansaldo, friend of the McFadden Family
10:00 AM         The People of Saint Anselm Parish
                                                            Lisa Tereskun Arce, niece of Jeanne Tereskun
12:00 PM         Ed, Edna & Carol Stuart
                                                            Bob Been, friend of the McFadden Family
                  r/b Dave & Nancy Caesar
                                                            Chris Buck, son of Vivian & Fred Buck
 7:00 PM         The Intentions of the Priest
                                                            Tom Cantrell, father of Todd & Jennifer Cantrell
                 Monday, September 12                       Nancy Caesar, wife of David Caesar
 6:30 AM         John Colchan r/b Sharon & Tom Loglisci     Michelle Caruso, cousin of Terry Kumor
 8:30 AM         Robert Luhmann r/b Kate McCusker           John Chilton, husband of Loretta Chilton
                                                            Margaret & Mark Citrino
                 Tuesday, September 13                      Catherine Crankshaw, friend of Pat Nespola
 6:30 AM         Kathleen Coulson                           Bernice Crook
                   r/b Ann & Mike Finnocchiaro              Tony Decello, friend of The Gabryelski Family
 8:30 AM         Frances Fitzgerald r/b Her Family          Dee Diamond, friend of Ann Grippo
                Wednesday, September 14                     Gerry Dittmar, husband of Eleanor Dittmar
 6:30 AM         Joseph Coonan r/b Joe & Kerri Ginley       Thomas Dockery brother of Jack Dockery
 8:30 AM         John & Anna DeLuca r/b Margaret Palermo    Rosemarie Fricker, wife of Matthew Fricker
                                                            Jim Galen, husband of Pat Galen
                Thursday, September 15                      Carol Gibbs, friend of The McFadden Family
 6:30 AM         Joseph Coonan r/b Mary Sue & Jim Schmitt   Ed Goshow, husband of Marianna Goshow
 8:30 AM         Jalaya Luccisano r/b Bill Fitzgerald       John Green, friend of The McFadden Family
                                                            Jamie Henson, daughter of Larry & Trish O’Brien
                  Friday, September 16
                                                            Maryanne Holden, friend of The McFadden Family
 6:30 AM         Tom Pallatt r/b Bob & Barbara Smith
                                                            Jean Iocco, friend of The McFadden Family
 8:30 AM         Fr. Thomas Homa r/b Frank & Adele Nessel
                                                            Ed Kelly, friend of John Palermo
                 Saturday, September 17                     Molly Kumor, granddaughter of Theresa Kumor
 8:00 AM         John F. McCann, Sr. r/b His Wife, Anita    Robert Kumor, husband of Theresa Kumor
 5:00 PM         Anna Mulville r/b Patty & Jack McCarthy    Ed Lafferty, husband of Peg Lafferty
                                                            Cathy Lincul, friend of Beth Ann White
                 Sunday, September 18                       Cecilia Maher, wife of Anthony Maher
 8:00 AM         Elizabeth & Leonard Merschen               Jean McDonough, aunt of Ann Grippo
                   r/b Jane & Charles Stride                Francis & Tom McFadden, brothers of John McFadden
10:00 AM         The People of Saint Anselm Parish          Theresa Miller, mother of Robin Miller
12:00 PM         Ralph, Jr. & Darren Citrino                Stanley Mynkiewiez,
                   r/b The Citrino Family                     brother-in-law of Bud & Dolores Johnson
 7:00 PM         The Intentions of the Priest               David O’Brien, son of Peg O’Brien
                                                            Bonnie Oldham, sister of Mary Ellen Lowery
                                                            Susan Patterson, friend of The Skiba Family
                                                            Relatives of The Tarquin Pirolli Family
        Sunday Collection – September 4, 2011               Nancy Plantarich, neighbor of The McFadden Family
        Envelopes                       $12,790.00          Terry Plunkett, neighbor of The McFadden Family
        Loose                           $ 316.09            Betty Polisi, friend of Marlene McDermott
        Grade School Students           $    18.00          Francis Quinn, husband of Winnie Quinn
        High School Students            $    46.00          Allan Sacilowski, husband of Amelia Sacilowski
        Total                           $13,170.09          Gayle Scanlon
                                                            John & Frieda Scanlon, friends of the Skiba Family
        Second Collection – September 4, 2011               Karena Selinsky, granddaughter of John & Virginia Selinsky
        Building & Grounds               $ 1,522.00         Virginia Selinsky, wife of John Selinsky
                                                            John Siemietkowski, brother of Theresa Kumor
                Second Collection Today                     Elizabeth Smith, sister of Bob Smith
                 Black & Indian Collection                  Jane Tarde, mother of Matthew Tarde
                                                            Betty Beck Tirney, sister of Rita Vaxner
                                                            Artis Tortis, friend of Bud & Dolores Johnson
Pray For Our Deceased…                                      Lisa Valente, sister of Staci McFadden
Anna DePamphilis, sister of Frank McKeown                   Tina Wardell, friend of Angelo & Barbara Grippo
Patricia Harkins, aunt of Dennis & Maureen Warner           Anna Willis, friend of Carol Gibbs
George Kurtas, son of George Kurtas                         Gene & Jakayla Wright, friends of The McFadden Family
Helen Smith, mother of Helen & John Smith
Frances Mary Sugg, cousin of Marlene McDermott                                                                   #6-016
              Weekly Schedule                                               SUPPORT BLOCS!
              Sunday, September 11                                  Business Leadership Organized for
  9:00 AM     SCRIP Sales – Room B                                            Catholic Schools
 10:00 AM     Liturgy of the Word for Children (K-4)         If you are a participant in the United Way of
 10:45 AM     Level 7 CCD Class
 12:00 PM     Liturgy of the Word for Children (K-4)         Southeastern PA’s Donor Choice Program, you
  5:00 PM     AA Meeting – Room B                            can designate BLOCS as a recipient of your
                                                             donation. The United Way number is 48267.
             Monday, September 12                            Each year, BLOCS offers over $3 million in
  9:00 AM     Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament
  3:00 PM     Divine Mercy Chaplet                           scholarships to families and students in need in
  6:30 PM     AA Meeting – Room B                            the 5 county Philadelphia region. BLOCS
  6:30 PM     Rosary & Benediction                           receives over 9,000 applications for aid but are
  7:00 PM     Legion of Mary Mtg. – Spirituality Ctr.        only able to distribute aid to 3,500 families.
             Tuesday, September 13
  6:30 PM     Ladies Opening Mass – Chapel                   BLOCS’ goal is to make sure that no child in
              …Meeting to follow – Spirituality Ctr.         need of financial assistance is turned down, and
  6:45 PM     CCD Back to School Night for Parents           that every child has the opportunity for a better
  6:45 PM     CCD Special Sacraments - School                life that a good education provides. If you have
  7:00 PM     AA Meeting – Room B                            any questions about donating to BLOCS through
                                                             United Way, please call Bill O’Brien at 484-684-
            Wednesday, September 14                          1214.
  6:00 PM     AA Meeting – Room B
  6:30 PM     St. Vincent DePaul Mtg. – Spirituality Ctr.
  7:15 PM     AA Meeting – Room B
             Thursday, September 15
 12:00 PM     Senior Citizen’s Mtg. – OLV                        SUPPORT CATHOLIC EDUCATION
  1:00 PM     School Confessions – Grades 3-8                                &
  6:30 PM     SCRIP Sales – Room B
                                                                       SCHOOL CHOICE
  7:00 PM     Back to School Night – Parish Hall
  7:30 PM     Choir Practice – Music Room                    Support Catholic Education and the School
  9:00 PM     AA Meeting – Room B                            Choice Bill with a “School Choice” lawn sign.
              Friday, September 16                           Signs are available in the school office. Thank
 6:30 PM      AA Meeting – Room B                            you!
             Saturday, September 17
  8:30 AM     Breaking Open the Word
              …Spirituality Ctr.
 12:00 PM     AA Meeting – Room B
  4:30 PM     SCRIP Sales – Room B
                                                             Ladies of Saint Anselm…
                                                                              Opening Mass
                                                                            September 13, 2011
Vincentian Message…                                                               6:30 PM
                                                                            Spirituality Center
The challenge in today’s Gospel is to forget how                   (Meeting and refreshments to follow)
others have behaved toward us and look to                         All Ladies of the Parish are invited and
God’s way of loving and forgiving. Our focus                              encouraged to attend!
must be on God.

Is there a neighbor or friend of yours who is in             Mark your calendar for our
temporary need because of a loss of a job or an                             Girls Night Out
illness? Please leave a message for the Society of                     Saturday, October 22, 2011
St. Vincent DePaul…we want to help!                                     Our Lady of Victory Hall
                                                                       More information to follow!
             Important CCD News!                      Breaking Open the Word with Father Fitzgerald
There will be a Back-to-School Night on              You often hear the expressions: “The more you
Tuesday, September 13th, at 6:45 PM in the           put into something, the more you get out of it”.
Church for all families who have children            Apply that to the weekend Mass. How much
enrolled in our CCD Program. Due to the              preparation do we put into the Mass so we can
important nature of this night, at least one         make it a more enriching experience? Often we
parent/guardian from every family must be in         go into Sunday Mass cold and wonder why we
attendance. Children/Students are not required       get so little out of the Mass. To help in the
to attend. Parents will receive their child’s        preparation for Sunday Mass, Father Fitzgerald
information packet, textbook, room assignment,       will lead an informal discussion and sharing on
and have an opportunity to meet with their           the Sunday Scriptures each Saturday after the
child’s catechist as part of the evening’s agenda.   8:00 AM Mass in the Spirituality Center
                                                     beginning September 17th. No registration is
Absolutely no registrations will be accepted         necessary. Just come when you can or feel the
during the Back-to-School Night. No student          urge. Learn to enjoy the experience of how the
will receive a textbook or an information packet     Word of God speaks to you in an atmosphere of
until a parent/guardian has met with the             prayer, silence and reflection with your fellow
program coordinator.                                 parishioners and guests to help you in your
                                                     everyday living. So when you come to Mass on
Classes begin on Tuesday, September 20th at 6:45     the weekend, you are warmed up to participate
PM. No registrations will be accepted on the         more fully in the Lord’s sacrificial meal of love
first night of class. Registration forms may be      for us.
obtained in the Parish Center. Please contact
Dennis M. Mueller at 215-637-3525, ext. 15 if you    Also, to get you in the mood, enjoy coffee, donuts
have any questions.                                  and Danish to loosen the mind and tongue!

                                                              BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
                                                                   “Angels In My Hair”
Do you know anyone who would like to become                            by Lorna Byrne
Catholic?       Or anyone who was baptized           “Angels In My Hair” is the autobiography of a
Catholic, but never received any other               modern-day Irish mystic, Lorna Byrne. As
sacraments? If you do, please encourage them to      Lorna tells the story of her life growing up in a
join us this fall, and begin a whole new journey     poor family, later working in Dublin, marrying
in their lives. RCIA stands for Rite of Christian    and experiencing family tragedy, the reader
Initiation of Adults, and is designed for people     meets, as did she, angels of astonishing beauty
who would like to become fully initiated in the      and variety. Today, Lorna is sought out by those
Roman Catholic Church through the sacraments         looking for healing and consolation as well as by
of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.             religious leaders and theologians of different
Classes will take place on Monday evenings from      faith seeking spiritual guidance and insight. Join
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM beginning September 19th.         our group as we discuss not only Lorna’s
For     registration,   questions    or   further    encounters with these heavenly messengers, but
information, contact Deacon Whartenby in the         also our own angelic experiences and questions
Parish Center.                                       as well as what Scripture and tradition reveal.
                                                     Our group will meet for three consecutive
                                                     Wednesday evenings beginning September 28th
                                                     from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Spirituality Center.
                                                     For more information and to register, please call
                                                     Pat Nespola, 215-824-0596. Our group is limited
                                                     in size, so register early.
            PRO-LIFE CAMPAIGN                                         WALK 4 HEARING!
          “40 Days of Witness for Life”                               Deaf Apostolate Team
         Wednesday, September 28, 2011                            Sunday, September 25th, 2011
                                                             Ridley Creek State Park, Pavilion 11B
Since the beginning of this campaign in 2009,                             Newton Square
Jesus has spared thirty lives from abortion. This        Registration is 9:00 AM; walk begins 10:00 AM
program will continue from September 28th thru                             5K (3.1 miles)
November 6th and Saint Anselm Parish is                  Please support the Deaf Apostolate Team by walking
assigned September 28th between 8:00 AM and              with us or giving a donation. To walk or donate
8:00 PM. Please join us in front of Planned              online, visit:; click “register”,
Parenthood on Comly Road. There is a sign-up             scroll down to “Pennsylvania Newtown Square” and
sheet in Church on which you may indicate the            type in “Deaf Apostolate”
time you will spend with us. God bless you!              Proceeds benefit Programs of the Deaf Apostolate of
                                                         the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Archbishop
                                                         Ryan School for the Deaf.

           Timothy Connors Benefit                                      AID FOR FRIENDS
     Hosted by “Friends of Timothy Connors”
 (Archbishop Ryan Freshman who died on May 17th          Thank you to all who have supported our efforts
          as a result of a tragic accident)              to feed the shut-ins throughout the summer
    Sunday, September 18, 2:00 – 6:00 PM                 months. Please continue to do so as we have
         Katie O’Donnell’s Irish Pub                     added people to our list. Anyone interested in
            4501 Woodhaven Road                          cooking a little extra, may find containers in the
Clowns, balloons, face-painting, burgers & Dogs          SCRIP Office. God bless you for your kindness!
   Adults: $25.00; children under 18: $15.00
 Tickets will be on sale following the Vigil Mass and
                       after the
     8:00 AM, 10:00 AM & Noon Masses today
      or you may call Andrea, 215-384-4565 or
              Donna, 215-464-45687
       (Proceeds benefit The Connors Family)             Our Parish Library is in need of volunteers after
                                                         the 5:00 PM Vigil Mass and the 12 Noon Mass.
                                                         Could you spare fifteen minutes after Mass? It’s
                                                         a great, free resource for our parish allowing us
                                                         to learn more about our beautiful faith and the
                Charismatic                              saints who have made a journey toward Christ
                                                         that we are also called to make. We will be
      Outdoor Prayer & Praise Gathering
                                                         happy to train you on the few responsibilities. If
          Sunday, September 18, 2011
                                                         you can help, or would like more information,
                2:00 to 4:00 PM
                                                         please call Eileen, 215-637-3762. Thank you and
               St. Martha Church
                                                         God bless you!
        Guest Speaker: Barbara Fairburn
All are welcome; please bring a folding chair. In the
event of rain or extreme heat, the gathering will be
held in the gym. For additional info, call Bobbie,
                                                                  Worldwide Marriage Encounter
                                                                     September 16-18, 2011
                                                                       Call 1-800-456-8330

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