Religious Education Programs
- Web Site
and Church Teachings
Disciples in the Mission
- St. Martha
- Maternity BVM
- Our Lady of Calvary
- St. Christopher's
- St. Anselm
- St. Dominic
- St. Jerome
- St. Katherine
- Christ the King
Pastoral Plan (one page summary)
||9222 Old Bustleton Ave.
||October 2, 1870
||9220 Old Bustleton Ave. 19115
||215 673-8127, 215 676-5144
||Rev. Msgr. Anthony W. McGuire
||Vigil Mass, Saturdays, 4:30, 7 PM.
Sundays, 8, 9:30, 11 AM; 12:30, 7 PM; lower church
: 9:30 AM(except summer); old church: 10:30 AM (except summer); Holydays Vigil Mass
7 PM, Holydays, 6:30, 8, 9:30, 11; 7 PM. Weekdays (lower church), 6:30, 8, 9 AM.
Saturdays, 8, 9 AM Weekdaysin summer, 6:30, 8 AM. Saturday in summer, 8 AM.
||Lower Church Sat. 3:00 - 4:00
P.M. Eves of First Fridays 7:30 - 8:30 P.M.
|| 215 673-0235
||Tomlinson Rd. from Bustleton Ave. to
Roosevelt Blvd.; to Grant Ave.; to Blue Grass Rd.;
to Welsh Rd.; to Dewees Rd.; to Winchester Ave.; to Roosevelt Blvd.; to Strahle St.;
to Bustleton Ave to Fox Chase Rd.; to Algon Ave.; to Krewston Rd.; to Pennypack Creek; to
Verree Rd.; to Bustleton Ave.; to Tomlinson Rd.
FOR UPCOMING EVENT
THE PARISH COMMUNITY OF THE MATERNITY OF
THE BLESSED VIRGIN
Christians EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT, we are called to the mission of sharing God's
love with all people by:
Recognizing Christ within each member of our parish family,
Witnessing the Gospel values
within each of us,
Sharing the Spirit
with those around us.
We move forward as people of
Enriching Eurcharistic Celebrations,
Service to each other,
Creating a sense of
With the Blessed Virgin Mary
as our Patroness, may we echo her commitment, as we strive
continue God's plan of salvation.
Have You Ever Wondered
While listening to the Sunday reading, homily or your own bible
readings, have you ever said I wish I could ask a question about that?
This may be just another way we strengthen our faith.
There are boxes located at the entrances to church into which you can
questions. The questions will either be randomly selected or grouped by theme such
as historical, liturgical, theological, etc. The questions will be researched and
answered and printed in the bulletin as soon as possible.
DISCIPLES IN MISSION
TO WELCOME AND INVITE
An Evangelization Experience
As we begin Year II of Disciples in Mission, we reflect on Year I and
the overwhelming response
of our parish community to faith sharing. Our parish had faith sharing groups meeting
evening except Saturday and Sunday. Some of the groups were able to meet during the day.
One group was made up of teenage parish members who met in the Rectory. All totaled,
we had fourteen faith sharing groups meeting during Lent.
The participants were asked to give their evaluation and opinions of
faith sharing. Some of
the respondents stated that the "Sunday Mass was more meaningful", because they
opportunity to read the Sunday readings ahead of time and contemplate on what each of
these readings meant to them personally. They noted that they felt a renewed "sense
spirituality and a deeper understanding of the scripture." Many in the groups felt a
community that developed from the time the group spent together reading and sharing their
insights into the scriptures. One of our groups even went on mini-pilgrimages to some of
local shrines. Overall, the responses were positive. A member of one group was so moved
that they went out and bought a new bible. One negative response was that the sessions
ended too soon.
Now, as we begin Year II with the first Sunday of Advent, we invite all
to join us in this spiritually enriching program. The theme of Year II is To Welcome
We, as a faith sharing community, welcome all people to hear the
message of salvation
in Jesus Christ. We are called to invite others so that they may have the same experience
of a deepening in their faith and in their relationship with God.
The goal of year II also includes a challenge to us as Catholic
Christians. This challenge is
to become aware of the multicultural diversity in our world and in our parish in
are challenged to find ways to welcome, honor and celebrate this diversity. One way we can
do this is through our faith sharing. We will definitely have faith sharing during Lent
Please continue to pray for the success of Disciples in Mission. Maybe
this year will be
the right time for you to "love tenderly and walk humbly with God." Faith
will meet during Advent. Sign Up for Lenten Group Meetings will begin in January.
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