Masses for the Week
Masses for the week of June 28th, 1999 will be offered at St. Joseph Church.
Saturday, July 3rd, 6:30pm
Andrew Cigas, Jr. (Helen & Phyllis Yankech)
Sunday, July 4th, 10:30am
Anne Cisarik (Mary Shesko)
Your Prayers are Requested
In the kindness of your prayers, please remember the Sick: Julia Esposito, Vera Lahm, John Yankech, Mary Riley, Lillian Turansky, Jean Moister, Lyndsey Conner, Cecilia Shesko, Carolyn Pechin, Ann Hook, Sally Lyons.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
This weekend, Confessions will be heard on Sunday, June 27th, from 9:45 to 10:15am, prior to the Morning Mass.
Next weekend, Confessions will be heard on Saturday, July 3rd, from 5:45 to 6:15pm, prior to the Evening Mass.
Also, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available anytime upon request.
Special Collection this Weekend
This weekend, our Parish participates in the Peter's Pence Collection for the Works of the Holy Father. Annually, the Holy Father asks us to help him provide for our neediest brothers and sisters throughout the world: those who suffer due to war, oppression and natural disasters. Join the Holy Father in this gesture of justice and compassion. Please pray for the Holy Father and give generously to this special appeal. Thank you!
Vacation Bible School
Mark you calendar for Vacation Bible School! It will be held on 5 consecutive evenings from July 26th through July 30th. Last years program was a great success and we hope that you will be able to join us this year. Registration will be held on Sunday July 18th after the 10:30 Mass.
We needs adults and teens to lead groups, coordinate games and activities, help with arts and crafts, and provide snacks. If you can help, please call Frank Lasak or Kathy Catanese. Thank you
An Invitation For Young Mothers
A Young Mothers' Hour of Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament will be held on Wednesday, June 30th, at 11:00am, in St. Cecilia Church, North 6th Avenue & East Chestnut Street. Babysitting will be available in the lower Church. Afterwards, a Picnic on the church grounds will take place with the Parish providing snacks and beverages.
A Search Within
The Serra Clubs of Philadelphia and the surrounding counties are sponsoring a Discernment Retreat Weekend, July 9th-11th, 1999 at St. Raphaela Center, Haverford, for those young adults, 18 to 40, who are considering a vocation to the priesthood or religious life. If interested, kindly call Father Joseph Devlin at (610)667-5778 or Sister Kathleen Leary, S.S.J. at (215)587-3795 for more information.
A Family Perspective
"Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me," Jesus says in today's Gospel. Families are called to welcome so many people - babies, new friends and fiances, to name a few. The challenge is to love them as unconditionally God loves us. Are there any conditions you need to remove?
We can all say with the prophet "We have sinned" (Jeremiah 3:25). Paul the Apostle said, however, "Where sin abounded, grace overflowed all the more" (Romans 5:20). The great year of jubilee is a grace-filled year of penance: an acknowledgment of responsiblitiy, a conversion of heart through a change of life, a confession of faith that we and all the earth belong to God alone - "The earth is mine,' says the Lord." (Leviticus 25:23) Would not jubilee penance lead most surely to jubilee joy?
The Archdiocesan Office of Parish Youth Ministry is seeking a full-time secretary. Candidates must possess professional telephone and communication skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks at once. Computer skills a must. Full benefit package, friendly work enviroment. Send resume with salary requirements to; Secretary Position, 105 Argyle Road, Ardmore, PA 19003 (no telephone calls please).
The Sisters of St. Mary's of Providence in Elverson not only provide housing for fifty senior citizens, they sponsor over 100 retreats each year. Maintenance of the extensive grounds is an important part of the environment. If you have a golf-cart utility vehicle, or a riding mower that is underutilized, won't you please call St. Mary's at (610) 942-4888. You will be glad you did.
Catholic Social Services
Licensed counselors available in CCS Downingtown office for Marriage, Family, Individual counseling Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm and Tuesday & Wednesday till 8:00pm. To set up an appointment for intake, please call Sr. Lisa at CCS (610)269-4060. We work to utilize insurance to your advantage.
Agape Camp Fire Overnight Camp
Interested in a well organized, safe, exciting camping experience for your child? Consider Agape Camp Fire's resident camp. As part of the Archdiocesan Parish Youth Ministry Office, Agape's camp is designed for youth from ages 7 on up with a focus on fun and age appropriate learning opportunities through camping. Camp will be held at Camp Citta, in beautiful Brookville, New Jersey from August 8th through the 14th. The cost is $185.00. For more information call Pat Antonacci at (610)649-9459. Deadline for registration is July 10th.