Saint Joseph Church 338Manor Avenue, D owni ngt own, PA 19335 Telephone Numbers July 5, 2009 Parish Office ..............................................................................610-269-8294 14th Sunday in Parish Office Fax .......................................................................610-269-2487 Convent.....................................................................................610-269-8314 Ordinary Time School .......................................................................................610-269-8999 PREP ........................................................................................610-873-8798 Rev. William J. Smith, Web site .........................................................................www.stjoesdtown.org Rev. Msgr. Robert T. McManus Pastor Emeriti Sunday Masses Saturday, 5:00 pm Rev. Monsignor William J. Lynn Sunday, 6:00 am, 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12 noon, 4:00 pm Pastor Daily Masses Mon-Fri 7:00, 9:00 am; Sat. 8:00 am Rev. Brian M. Kean Parochial Vicar Holy Days of Obligation As Announced Rev. Matthew W. Guckin Resident Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Perpetual Adoration in the Holy Family Chapel Deacon Edward R. Schiappa Permanent Deacon Reconciliation Saturdays, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 am and 8:30 am; Wednesdays, 6:30 pm 138 Page 1 BAPTISMS ANNOUNCED MASSES THIS WEEK MACKENZIE MARYANNE DEMARCO, JUSTIN SATURDAY, JULY 4 RYAN DUDRICK, JESSICA LEA KOLBAY, 5:00 PM-Baby DelTito by Family NICHOLAS MCLAUGHLIN, JR., NELAINA SUNDAY, JULY 5 PANTOJA, BRYCE ANTHONY RIBERIO, AUSTIN 6:00 AM-For the Parishioners P. VERLINGHIERI AND ADDISON MONTGOMERY 7:30 AM-Onorina DiPietro by Muriel Andress 9:00 AM-John M. Baker, Jr. by Wife & Family Parents of babies to be baptized are asked to please register for 10:30 AM-Cesare Fersini by Antonietta DiFrancesco Pre-Jordan, a three-week program at St. Joseph Parish, 12:00 PM-Steve Leeper by Ondish & McGeehan Families recommended by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for the 4:00 PM-George J. Costa (1st Anniv.) by Son, Steve formation of parents having their children baptized. Meetings MONDAY, JULY 6 are normally held on Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM. To get the most 7:00 AM-Pacana Brothers by Mr. & Mrs. Frank DiOttavio benefit from these sessions, we encourage you to attend during 9:00 AM-George March by Alice & Family your pregnancy. Please visit our web site for further details and for registration information or call the parish office. TUESDAY, JULY 7 7:00 AM-Michael Findley by Mark Zacarelli & Girls 9:00 AM-Deceased Members of the DiMartin & Menna Families By DiMartin Family WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 7:00 AM-Mark Elgin by Maureen McOsker 9:00 AM-DiEuliis & Pomento Families by Agnes DiEuliis Please call the parish office (each month) if you THURSDAY, JULY 9 would like to remove someone’s name from this list. 7:00 AM-Felipe Ponce by Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Gonzales 9:000 AM-Rosa & Domenico DiCarlo …those who are sick: Karen Batty, Carmeline Farnum by D’Anzi & Napoleone families Bende, Anthony Bianco, Patrice Blasdell, Rosemary Brady, FRIDAY, JULY 10 Beryl Broadbelt, Steve Campbell, Lorraine Carlin, Laura, Carter, 7:00 AM-JoAnn Antonelli by Karen Trotman Sheila Caseley, Anita Conant, Florence Ceulers, Agnes 9:00 AM-Michael-Anthony Reyes by Nathan & Marie Reyes Cummings, Sharon Danguiro, Gino DiBernadetto, John DiBerardinis, Mario DiFrancesco, Frank DiOttavio, Mary Dunkin, SATURDAY, JULY 11 Joe Dunn, Irene Evrard, Martha Fauls, Rosemary Fernandes, 8:00 AM-Cesare Fersini by Mr. & Mrs. Francis Bonaduce John Francis, Vincent Gazzo, Mary Rose Giambrone, Elizabeth Grande, Al Greco, Don & Dorothy Habermann, Lewis Heffner, Sr., Eileen Heller, Mason Ippolito, Ann Johnson, Chris Jones, Loretta Kirchner, Fred Koerber, Anne Lewis, Gerald J. Lyons, Sanctuary Candle in memory of Frank Mariani, Bill Marquardt, Charles Marquardt, Marie John Belnomi Marquardt, Murial McCann, Roberta McCormick, Mary McCoy, Gwen McHale, Kaitlyn McLaughlin, Jay McManus, Andrea Mento, Barbara L. Mento, Fr. Francis Mulranen, Ross Murphy, Linda O’Donnell, Joanne Pak, Carmela Pietrinfreni, Martha Poff, ANNOUNCED MASSES NEXT WEEKEND Mila Ramil, Jacob Replogle, Bob Sabatino, Dave Sankula, Christopher Sauk, Mary Sharrow, Robert Sheddy, Mary SATURDAY, JULY 11 Sheridan, Mario Spoto, Sister Mary Stanislaus, Cynthia Teer, 5:00 PM-Jean O’Neill by Fabrizio Family Debbie Theurer, Carolyn Van, Joan Walsh, Betty Ward, Bill SUNDAY, JULY 12 Ward, Zachary Weaver, Richard Whitehead, Molly Zahner. 6:00 AM-For the Parishioners …and those who have died: Joyce Martin 7:30 AM-Florence Pomento by Gary & Donna DiBerardinis 9:00 AM-Francis & Alexander Zembrowski by Zembrowski Family COLLECTION TOTALS 10:30 AM-McDonald & McCauley Families by Mary Rosenhagen Sunday, June 28 Collection: $25,463.60 12:00 PM-Rose Putric by Alicia & Steve Johnson Weekly EFT: $2,737.00 4:00 PM-William Morris IV by Robert & Patty Childs Sunday, June 28 total: $28,200.60 Thank you for your continued generosity to the parish. 2nd Collection for Peter’s Pence: $7,346.56 MANNA ORDERS POOR BOX for June 28: $288.67 All online orders are due by 11:00 AM on Mondays. May & June Poor Box total: $2,420.34 Orders are ready for pick-up on Thursday The Poor Box for July is for St. John’s Hospice in Philadelphia. This is a shelter service for 40 men. The Day Services Program offers noon meals, clothing, and services to over 300 homeless men a day. PARISH REGISTRATION SUNDAY, JULY 26, AT 10:00 AM IN THE SPECIAL COLLECTION PARISH MEETING CENTER NEXT WEEKEND, JULY 11 & 12 Located behind St. Joseph School FOR THE CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 138 Page 2 Last week, I informed you of the results of the Financial Feasibility Study done by Federico Associates for a new church. Federico Associates have been involved in these kinds of studies for many, many years and have a proven record with regards to determining philanthropic potential for capital campaigns. Below is a synopsis of the study done for our parish in the first week of May. Copies of the full report are available at the Holy Family Center for any parishioner who wishes to read the report in its’ entirety in the parish library. ST. JOSEPH FINANCIAL FEASIBILITY STUDY SYNOPSIS • Federico Associates conducted 71 interviews with 123 parishioners. • When asked, “Do you feel at home at St. Joseph Parish?” 95.8% responded they felt very much at home. There is no one who indicated not feeling at home. This is a spectacular response! • The top perceived strengths of our parish include: ο Pastor/Priests ο People ο Activities ο Atmosphere ο Spirituality/Worship • The most frequently mentioned areas for improvement include: ο Facilities, with the new church overwhelmingly being the area to address to improve the parish ο Liturgy/Masses ο Parishioner Involvement ο Activities ο School • There is very strong interest in and support of the plans as presented. 55 people agree with an additional 12 people in agreement but asking questions and voicing concerns. In essence, 67 people or 94.4% are favorably disposed to the plans in concept. There are 4 people who are not in favor. • 70.4% of those interviewed agree outright with a capital campaign to raise the funds. An additional 28.2% agree with reservations. People resonate with a capital campaign being an opportunity to energize the parish. They look forward to what a campaign can do for this parish. • Federico Associates determined that the philanthropic potential for a capital campaign is $4-$5 million (the study tested $10 million). • 88.7% of interviewees are interested in moving forward into campaign mode ASAP and that Fall 2009 is good, assuming the parish can be ready. • Many interviewees showed interest in serving in some capacity for the capital campaign. Some look forward to leading; others serving on a committee; and others are interested in being solicitors / storytellers. Federico Associates predicts that upwards of 250 – 300 volunteers can be recruited for the campaign. • We are pleased to announce that Barbara and Fred Travaglini have accepted an Honorary Chair position for our upcoming campaign. • We have been working with the architect to revisit the cost to build a new church. We have been told that due to current economic conditions, the cost to build the new church has decreased from $9.2 to $7.23 million. Additionally, our parish goal for the Archdiocesan Capital Campaign is $1.17 million. God Bless You All! 138 Page 3 SAINT JOSEPH COMMUNITY Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, FESTIVAL! In Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Deus caritas est, SAVE THE DATE August 4-8 our Holy Father wrote that “within the community of believers there can never be room ⇒ Any parishioner interested in helping with for a poverty that denies anyone what is needed for preliminary set up Building Day will be a dignified life.” taking place on Saturday, July 11 at 9am behind school. The lives and futures of 37 million Americans who are living in ⇒ The festival committee is pleased to poverty are at stake. For nearly forty years, the Catholic Campaign announce that all booth captains have been for Human Development has stood with poor and low-income filled except for one; the Bake Booth is still peoples, helping to create permanent solutions to poverty. One by one looking for a booth captain. people are joining local community groups to break the cycle of ⇒ To volunteer any night of the festival is poverty – and Catholics across our country are part of that change. only a one hour commitment of your time In the Archdiocese of Philadelphia the annual collection to support to work a booth or run a game. The this domestic antipoverty program of the Church will take place on festival is still in need of many volunteers. the weekend of July 11-12, 2009. Through the collection, contributions of the faithful become tools of self-reliance, self- Please call the Holy Family Center Monday- sufficiency and self-determination as anti-poverty projects are Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 9am-5pm and implemented across the country and in the communities and Sunday 9am-2pm. neighborhoods of our own Archdiocese. The annual collection also ⇒ Please check out the festival webpage for raises consciousness about poverty and the Church’s social mission. more information at The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is committed to http://web.me.com/captcraw/Knights helping people find permanent solutions to the problem of domestic poverty. On behalf of literally thousands of citizens and neighbors Please keep watching the bulletin for further whose lives will be offered hope through this program, I thank you updates for this years 2009 festival. for your response to this appeal. May God bless you for your generosity. Sincerely in Christ, + Cardinal Justin Rigali Archbishop of Philadelphia CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to the following Bishop Shanahan Students from St. Joseph Parish who have achieved either first or second honors on the End of Year Report. Class of ‘09 Ryan Alderman, William Chim, Anthony DePalo, Anna DiBerardinis, Francis DiGennaro, Francesca DiValerio, Alberto Giardini, Elizabeth Greim, Megan Henderson, Samantha Husband, Katelyn Hutchison, Kathy Lynn Kissinger, Cassidy Luebbers, Katherine McGarry, Maura Regan, Brendan Reilly, Hilary Sech and Elise Vietri. Class of ‘10 Robert Carden, Michelle Dougherty, Christopher Ferri, Alessandro Giardini, Ryan Haney, Michael Kitchens, Christine Manta, Kieran McCauley, Megan Murphy, Sarah O’Brien, Emily Pisano, Courtney Redding, Molly Shaw, Ryan Soulas, Danielle Toussaint, Hannah Velez, Alexander Wentzel and Stephen Williamson. Class of ’11 Theresa Forcellini, Alissa Galgano, Caroline Giordano, Hannah Goforth, Maureen Greim, Kathleen Hayn, Kelly Hutchison, Nicholas Krapf, Elizabeth Krohn, Kayla Lampe, Kelly Leimkuhler, Rachel March, Catherine McKee, Kaitlyn Meier, Kevin Minsker, Nicole Murphy, Jeffrey Newton, Lily Quiroz, Stephanie Resendiz, Vanessa Resendiz and Rebecca Sech. Class of ‘12 Michele Corry, James DiBerardinis, John Dougherty, Robert Dunleavy, Ann Gill, Claudia Green, Alexander Karlovitz, Brian McDonald, William Morrissey, Jonathan Nguyen, , Erin O’Shea, Nicole Roldan, Abigail Roselli, Adam Solnosky, Emily Warren, Matthew Williamson, Patricia Wood and Jerad Zaccarelli. 138 Page 4 HOLY FAMILY PERPETUAL ADORATION CHAPEL CYO REGISTRATION 2009 CYO ONLINE Registration for Day Time Cheerleading, Cross Country, Field “Without Eucharistic worship as it’s beating Hockey, Football, Soccer and Volleyball is Sun 1-2 am now OPEN on our website http:// heart, the parish dries up.” Sun 2-3 am stjoesdtown.org/CYO/index.html Pope John Paul II Sun 6-7 am • Non-football athletes must be Sun 9-10 am The most important thing registered members of St. Joseph parish or Sun 1-2 pm that you will do this week school and must be entering grades 5th Mon 1-2 am is spend an hour with through 8th in the fall 2009. Tues 11-12 pm Jesus in the Blessed Sat 3-4 am • Football athletes must be registered Sacrament. Your members of St. Joseph parish or school or Sat 4-5 pm willingness to choose an members of PJPII (Regional) school or it’s assigned hour is a precious affiliated parishes and must be entering To sign up for one of grades 5th though 8th in the fall 2009. expression of your belief in Jesus present in the these hours, please call Registered parishioners in private, public Jesus is calling you Julie Wiant at or home school are eligible. Blessed Sacrament. Please to “watch one hour consider filling one of the 610-269-8294. Questions? with Me.” open hours listed. Contact Nancy Roselli at email@example.com or Joan Carr - BRING YOUR BAT AND PLAY FOR MATT firstname.lastname@example.org Co-Ed Softball Tournament In honor of Matt Ciarlone 9 AM Saturday July 18 to finish Sunday July 19 CONGRATULATIONS Ages 16 & up $10/player Congratulations to the following St. Jo- Downingtown Little League seph Parishioners who achieved honors Contact: at Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School for Danny @ BigCiarlone@hotmail.com the 2008-2009 School Year. Bubba @ Krazzielazzie224@yahoo.com Timothy Buckey Proceeds to establish scholarship for a Senior Baseball Player. Joel Buckey Help families struggling with Leukemia Keep up the good work!!! ANNOUNCING A SUMMER FILM SCREENING SERIES: JULY 10, JULY 17, AUGUST 14 AND AUGUST 21. Light movie refreshments will be served. There is no admission fee. Join us for some fun and inspiring entertainment this summer! JULY 10: MIRACLE OF MARCELINO from the USCCB: A foundling left at a Franciscan monastery in 19th-century Spain is spoiled by the attention of all the monks who raise him until, as a mischievous five-year-old, the lad's disobedience leads to a miraculous encounter with the crucified Christ. The Spanish production's story of childhood innocence and the power of faith is told simply but with sincerity and good humor. Dubbed in English, all can enjoy its picture of a child in unusual circumstances. A-I – general patronage (nr) ( 1955 )Filmed in black and white, is far superior to the later color version. JULY 17: THERESE from the USCCB: Earnest period piece which reverently dramatizes the life of St. Therese of Lisieux known more affectionately as the "Little Flower." Based on her posthumously published autobiography, "The Story of a Soul," the film is not so much a textured spiritual portrait of the young French nun considered by Pope Pius X "the greatest saint of modern times" but a series of hagiographic tableaus which many Catholic viewers may find edifying. The beauty of Therese's inspirational life and words still shine through the film's production limitations. Thematic elements involving parental death, and a criminal execution. Years in the making, it is evident that the project was a labor of love, which in the end -- as Therese would undoubtedly agree -- is the most important thing. A-II -- adults and adolescents. (PG) 200 Coming in August: Bernadette – August 14 The Passion of Bernadette – August 21 138 Page 5 WANTED: CO-CATECHISTS FOR PREP CLASSES. Contact the PREP Office for more details at 610-873-8798. We have openings on several grade levels for anyone wishing to share their love for our faith with the children of Saint Joseph Parish. Our goal is to maintain small class sizes and we need your help to do that. 95% of our co-catechists are people who enjoy working with the children and being LET FREEDOM RING further enriched in knowledge of our faith. Please consider offering your gifts of time and talent to the children. Classes begin again September 13-15. We are all called as citizens of this great country to be stewards of freedom for all. Our freedom is a gift from God that not everyone in the world enjoys today. Today give thanks for our ability to worship freely as Catholics, live without government oppression in all of its many Sellers signed up to date are: forms, speak freely, and all of the myriad Joan Angiulo 610-486-6552 other ways in which we enjoy freedom. Joe Cipollini 610-269-2714 Lisa Cozzone 610-269-2319 Howard Crawford 610-380-1912 Maureen Curry 610-269-8483 Paul DiFonzo 610-269-2218 Bob Dohoney 610-873-3172 Bill Dunn 610-269-8458 Please remember St. Joseph Parish in your will. Gert Dunn 610-269-8458 Sheila DeSpirito 484-888-8694 JoAnn Funkhouser 610-269-2294 PARISH LIBRARY Rose Graveno 610-269-0165 Marge Jacobson 610-269-4677 Gene Kaster 610-269-3480 The Parish Library Tom Keenan 610-873-0912 Now located in the Donna Kneisly 610-269-3724 Holy Family Center Monsignor Lynn 610-269-8294 NOW OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY Alice March 610-269-8105 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Diane Mehlmann 610-909-7998 Some of the new items in the parish library: (All these Gerard McNaughton 610-209-4571 are on the shelf on the left as you come in the door with in George Pastino 610-269-8446 the “New Books” section.) PREP Office 610-873-8798 Gene Saja 610-269-1152 Evening Prayerbook – Sunday Vespers – Liturgy of the Hours (# 265.6 Pat) Mae Swarner 610-269-0342 C.S. Lewis and the Catholic Church (#921 Lew) Marianne Willacker 610-873-1527 Authentic Devotion – Introduction to the Devout Life Madeline Woodruff 610-269-1757 by Francis de Sales (# 248.4 Ban) Maureen Worrell 610-269-6159 The Church on Earth – The Nature and Authority of the Catholic Church, and the Place of the Pope within There are 16 prizes including: 1-$10,000, 1-$5,000, It. (#262.02 Kno) 1-$2,000, 3-$1,000, 10-$500 winners! Tickets must Handmaid of the Lord (#233 Von) be paid in full to be eligible for the drawing that will A Handbook of Catholic Sacraments (#264.02091 Bal) take place at the parish picnic on September 20 at G.K. Chesterton – The Apostle of Common Sense 3:00 PM. Please call the parish office before Septem- (#828.01209 Ahl) ber 1 to attend the picnic. Questions? Please call Joan The book of Catholic Prayer – Prayers for Every Day and Angiulo at 610-486-6552. all Occasions (#242.802 Fin) 138 Page 6 PLEASE PRAY FOR PRIESTS PLEASE PRAY Dear Lord, FOR THE we pray that the Blessed Mother SAFETY OF OUR SOLDIERS wrap her mantle around your priests and through her intercession Almighty & eternal God, those who take refuge in you will be glad strengthen them for their ministry. and forever will shout for joy. Protect them with the shield of your strength and keep them safe from all evil and harm. We pray that Mary will guide your priests May the power of your love enable them to return home in safety, to follow her own words, that with all who love them, they may ever praise you for your “Do whatever He tells you” loving care. Amen (Jn 2:5). Spc. Amber Baldwin, Steve Bigos, Andrew Bowser, Douglas May your priests have the heart of Borrell, Jr., Christopher Daily, Sarah DeBarberie, Capt. Pamela St. Joseph, Mary’s most chaste spouse. DeFazio, Christopher Deutfch, Ian Deutfch, Frank DiMartini, III, May the Blessed Mother’s own pierced Peter Forner, Danny Fuller, Spc. Matthew L. Gehrke, Joshua heart inspire them to embrace all who Horrocks, Phillip Johnson, John & James Kurtz, Capt. Paul D. Lang, Pvt. Francis Misantone, 2nd Lt. Ryan Misero, Lt. J.G. Brian suffer at the foot of the cross. Muka, Sgt. Bradley Panichelli, Matthew Riggio, Alex Rozon, Lt. May your priests be holy, filled with the Chris Schwarz, M/Sgt. Barry Snyder, Lt/Cmd. Peter Snyder, S/ fire of your love seeking Sgt. Rebecca Snyder, Spc. Christopher Thompson, Bryan nothing but your greater glory and the Williams, Staff Sgt. Matthew Williford, Vincent Yarch salvation of souls. If you have a family member who is currently an Amen active soldier and you would like their name to Saint John Vianney, pray for us. be recognized and prayed for, please contact the parish office at 610-269-8294. If your loved one has returned home safely, please let us know. Thank you! RCIA Come and see; come and learn. Classes for adults wishing to learn more about the Catholic Faith through RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Community Meeting Room of the Holy Family Center, VBA adjacent to the Parish Offices. Come any Wednesday and see what RCIA is all Thank you, parents, for your wonderful about. Contact Kathy Thomas at 610-873-8798 or email@example.com. campers! The Son Rock Kids Camp adult Summer Meeting Schedule and teen Counselors very much enjoyed July 8 - Rosary and August 12 – Lectio Divina. spending this past week with them. Our experiences of coming to know we all are PREP accepted by Jesus, that Jesus will protect us, building a solid foundation of faith on If you are new to the parish and have children of catechetical age who will not Jesus, and knowing that Jesus forgives be attending Saint Joseph School (preschool through grade 12), please contact helped everyone to learn what it means to us in the PREP Office at 610-873-8798 for more information about religious live for Jesus. We are especially grateful education classes. Registration forms can be downloaded at for the children’s good deeds and your www.stjoeprepdtown.org. A copy of your child’s record of Baptism is also generosity toward this year’s VBA required. mission…helping to put a new roof on Not yet re-registered for 2009-2010? Lost your forms? Can’t stop by when Saint Joseph House right here in we are in the office? Go to our web page (www.stjoeprepdtown.org) to Downingtown. As one of our younger download blank registration forms. Fill them out and return via email or regular campers put it, “This was fun!” mail. A big thank you also goes out to our adult To our Home School and Private School families: Please remember to update and teen volunteers. We say this every year, your family’s information with the PREP Office. Let us know if you have but truly mean it. We cannot offer such a children who will be preparing to receive sacraments in the coming year so we great experience to the children of this parish can be sure to get all the appropriate information to you. without you. You are the best! 138 Page 7 NEWS FROM THE PARISH GROUPS YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS UPCOMING EVENTS UPCOMING EVENTS BBQ - July 21 JAM SESSION Crew sponsored event welcoming the new freshmen! Sunday, July 12 7-9 PM - FREE! Snacks, Friends, reviewing the Sunday Scripture (R.S.V.P. required) & Volleyball! July 24-26 July 22 Steubenville East FUN ZONE! August 11 10 AM - NOON GolfZone! $17, includes 2 Go-Carts on the Go-Carting & Mini Golf Python track & a round of Mini-Golf! Registration for these events are available in the parish office. For more information/questions, please contact Christ Friel at 610-269-8294 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you! AID FOR FRIENDS If you make meals for Aid For Friends please continue to do so throughout the summer. Remember, our friends need our meals every day. If you would like to make a few individual meals for local, homebound needy neighbors, call Debby at 610-269-8032 for in- formation on this parish outreach project. It's as simple as making an extra portion of your own family dinner. Aid For Friends was started in Philadelphia and now helps over 2000 people receive meals and other necessities every day. Read about this amazing organization at aidforfriends.org ****REMINDER**** MERCY HOSPICE BULLETIN DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOON The Menu for July ANY REQUESTS AFTER THAT WILL BE IN Group 1: Beef Puffs with Mushroom Sauce THE NEXT WEEKEND’S BULLETIN. Group 2: Swiss Potatoes & Ham Please return your frozen meals to the parish office the last week of the month. H.O.P.E. Thank you to all those who continually participate in this program. Questions, Helping Other People please call Gail at 610-269-9574. Thank you! Everyday Do you have an appointment for the doctor or lab and have no way of getting there? Do you need assistance with food shopping? Let the volunteers from HOPE assist you! Kindly allow 48 hours for us to arrange a ride for JOSEPH'S PEOPLE you. HOPE is currently in need of new VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES drivers. Please contact Helen Lyons for more Now in our 15th year of serving the unemployed and i nfor ma t i on a t 61 0-8 73- 80 41 or underemployed, this growing parish mission could use your email@example.com. Thank you. help! Examples of volunteer positions include: secretarial If you need a ride for this week (7/6-7/12), assistance for our leadership meeting 2nd Tuesday each month, two greeters Contact Nancy Coccetti at 610-269-3036 or to welcome members into the meetings 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, Leslie Curtis at 610-518-5403. as well as other opportunities. For more information, please contact Dyanne If you need a ride for next week (7/13-7/19), Delaney at the Joseph's People Hotline 610-873-7117 leaving your name and contact Georgeann McGarry at 484-955- phone number. 4278 or Helen Lyons at 610-873-8041. 138 Page 8 SPIRITUAL OPPORTUNITIES THEOLOGY OF THE BODY FOR HIGH CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF SCHOOL TEENS GOOD SAINT ANNE Teens are often thinking about their sexuality as they search for meaning in their lives. Now there is program for Catholic The parish of Saint Ann, 2328 E. Lehigh Ave. (at Memphis Teenagers based on Pope John Paul II’s revolutionary St. & Lehigh Ave.), Philadelphia, PA 19125, will hold its Theology of the Body that helps them understand the annual novena in Honor of Good Saint Anne from July 18- meaning of their bodies, the significance of their sexuality, July 16, 2009. Novena services are at 3:00 in the afternoon the purpose of their lives, and how they were uniquely created and 7:00 in the evening. Rev. Joseph Lea will be the for greatness. Theology of the Body for Teens is a relevant homilist. A solemn closing ceremony will take place on July and dynamic program being taught this summer to high 26 at 7:00 PM, the Feast Day of Saint Anne. It will be an school students. evening of great solemnity. Hope to see you there - and bring a friend. The church will be open all day on the Feast Dates: Wednesdays, July 8-August 12 Day of Saint Anne for the veneration of the relic until 6:00 Location: SS. Peter & Paul Parish PM. Cost: Early Bird Special is $39 by June 15. $49 after. For more dates, locations and information go to www.oyya.org or www.generationlife.org or call Christine at MIRACULOUS MEDAL SHRINE 610-918-1177. SUMMER NOVENA OF HOPE CHURCH MINISTRY INSTITUTE All are invited to the Miraculous Medal Shrine for their Summer Novena of Hope. Each day a different preacher Are you interested in a little more background in your faith? will speak on the Virtue of Hope in our lives. The Novena is Do you want to fill in some learning gaps for personal reasons daily from Friday, July 10 to Saturday, July 18. The or to enable you to volunteer with confidence? Then consider Mass, Novena Prayers, and Sermon are at 9:00 AM., 12:05 attending the Church Ministry Institute, a three-year PM and 7:30 PM. Confessions will be heard 30 minutes certificate program offered by the Archdiocese. There are no prior to each Mass. Monday, July 13 is the regular Novena papers to write or tests to take. Meet committed faculty, and Monday schedule. The Shrine is location at 500 E. Chelten enjoy excellent texts. For a brochure, call 215-587-0551 or Avenue, Germantown, 19144. Security and off street visit our website. parking on premises. For more information, call 215-848- http://www.archdiocese-phl.org/evangelization/formlaity/ 1010. churchmin.htm OTHER NEWS ITALIAN FESTIVAL 2009 THE CARDINAL O’HARA REUNION Celebrating the 85h Anniversary of Our Lady of Mount “Lions in the Sun” All Class Reunion will take place on Carmel, Bridgeport Saturday, July 25 at LaCosta’s in Sea Isle City, NJ from Friday, July 10, Saturday July 11 and Sunday July 12 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tickets my be purchased at O’Hara or at Italian Food * Refreshments * Dancing * Games of Chance LaCosta’s. $25 per person includes beer, wine, food, live Visit our NEW TENT AREA at Union Avenue & Bush St. music and a great time! Reduced hotel rates are available at -Comfortable Dining for our Festival Guests! LaCosta to all O’Hara reunion attendees. Hope to see you For more information or for a complete listing of events, there! call 610-272-3479 or www.olmcchurch.net WEST CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER BIOLOGY CAMP HELD AT0 “BURRS AT THE BEACH” IMMACULATA UNIVERSITY The 22nd Annual “Burrs at the Beach” celebration, presented by the Alumni and Monday through Thursday Friends of West Philadelphia Catholic High School, will be July 13-16 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM held, rain or shine, on Sunday, July 12, 2009 from 1:00 PM Middle School Students until 7:00 PM at Westy’s Irish Pub, in North Wildwood, NJ. The focus of the program will be on human body systems, Proceeds assist needy Catholic Students with tuition financial allowing students to discover how each system interacts to support. form a living individual. The class is limited to 20 students Tickets: $20 in advance and $25 day of the affair. with a fee of $150. More information about the class & a description of each day are available on Immaculata’s For tickets and/or information about bus transportation from Website at www.immaculata.edu the Philadelphia area to North Wildwood, please contact West Catholic School at 215-386-2244. 138 Page 9 This document was created with Win2PDF available at http://www.win2pdf.com. The unregistered version of Win2PDF is for evaluation or non-commercial use only. This page will not be added after purchasing Win2PDF.