Good News for May 8th

Praise God for the gift of our Mother’s. We will be praying for all of our mothers, living and deceased, as we worship this weekend! While we normally give a beautiful rose to all of the beautiful women in our parish, this year we will make a donation in their honor to Guiding Star Home. located next to St. Benedict Church. Guiding Star cares for pregnant moms in need as help at this time. If you are looking for a special way to honor or remember your mom, please watch this VIDEO and perhaps make a donation!

Deacon Bill Bradley has been a gift to our parish for generations. His joy and zeal are contagious. It is with sadness that I share the news that Deacon Bill had a stroke on Wednesday and is currently hospitalized. He can talk. He can walk. He is having difficulty swallowing and that is being addressed with therapy. He will be recuperating for a few weeks and expressed to Father Chris the desire that the Church Family raise him up in prayer. You are welcome to send him an email or a card (please send cards to the Rectory at 1350 East Vernon Road, Phila. PA 19150). Remember his dear wife Cindy in prayer as well. They are people of faith and are confident that God will bring great good from this time of suffering. Please Lord, bring healing and bring it generously and quickly!

Worship with us Sunday at 10am on Live Stream. Please continue to make the effort to join us Live, dressed and ready for worship. This habit will help bring a sense of “normal” to you as well. Are you able to join us for Holy Communion Sunday afternoon? Please sign up HERE. Please make us of the worship aid below and remember we will have Virtual Hospitality again this Sunday. The link for all things related to Sunday worship is now on our website.

We are grateful to the 132 people who have completed our Parish Survey on how you are dealing with this pandemic. Please take 3 minutes and give your thoughts. It will help the parish staff in our planning.

Archbishop Perez recently released financial statements for the diocese, including information about the efforts to compensate victims of sexual abuse by priests. Read details HERE. The Archbishop is also inviting people to a daily reflection/retreat during these days, starting Sunday Night. Find more information HERE.

Thank you for all those who teach in our Parish School, Religious Education Program and teach our children in schools throughout the region. God bless your efforts in caring for our young disciples! Thank you very much!