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Funeral Notice: Stephen Antol

Steve and Margaret Antol at the St. Joseph Spaghetti Dinner on May 18, 2012

Please pray for the soul of  Stephen Antol, husband of Margaret, who passed away on December 1, 2019.

There will be a viewing on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:30am at Saint Joseph Church, followed by the funeral Mass at 10am.   Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, thro
ugh the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Memorial Mass: Vicki Fella-Pleier

There will be a memorial Mass for Vicki Fella-Pleier, Saint Joseph School  Class of 1970, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12 noon at Saint Joseph Church.  The Mass will be celebrated by Father Eugene C. Wilson, Saint Joseph School Class of 1978.  There will be a visitation that morning beginning at 11 a.m.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, thro
ugh the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Dolores Stingel

Dolores Stingel with her late husband, Dan

Please pray for the soul of  Dolores Stingel, who passed away on November 7, 2019.

There will be a visitation on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10am at Saint Joseph Church, followed by the funeral Mass at 11am.   Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, thro
ugh the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Margarete Quarry

Please pray for the soul of  Margarete Quarry, wife of Ron Quarry, who passed away on October 30, 2019.

There will be a viewing on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 10am at Saint Joseph Church, followed by the funeral Mass at 11am.   Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

All Saints Day

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All Saints Day at Saint Joseph, Cheltenham, 1998

Friday, November 1, 2019 is All Saints Day, a Holy Day of Obligation.  Masses at Saint Joseph Church will be Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 5pm and Friday, November 1, 2019 at 10am.

Masses at Presentation BVM Church will be 6:30am and 7:30pm on Friday, November 1, 2019.

ONE NIGHT ONLY – Divine Mercy Movie

Don’t miss your ONE-TIME, ONE NIGHT ONLY opportunity to see “Love and Mercy: Faustina” in theaters on Monday, October 28, at 7pm, including three theaters in our area.

Tickets are selling out quickly so be sure to order your tickets online in advance.  Bring a friend! What a great way to share in the message of Divine Mercy!

Help make “Love and Mercy: Faustina” a complete sell-out across the country.

The docudrama follows the incredible call of St. Faustina to religious life and the healing effects of this message on countless people around the world.

For more information on Divine Mercy, visit thedivinemercy.org.

Funeral Notice: Marie Murphy

Please pray for the soul of longtime parishioner, Marie Murphy, who passed away on October 6, 2019. She was a faithful member of our Senior Friends group.

There will be a viewing on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 9am at Saint Joseph Church, followed by the funeral Mass at 10am.   Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Obituary: Elizabeth Sullivan

Please pray for the soul of Elizabeth Sullivan, a former parishioner, who died on September 17, 2019.  Click here for the obituary.

Elizabeth was a trendsetter – in 1995, she was in the first class of female altar servers at our parish; she served faithfully at the altar for many years with her parents, Mike and Gen.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Vicki Fella-Pleier

Please pray for the soul of Vicki Fella-Pleier, a member of Saint Joseph School Class of 1970. Vicki died on September 29, 2019.  She led the music ministry at Saint Joseph Church in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Funeral Notice: Patrice Lamb Trauffer

Please pray for the soul of Patrice Lamb Trauffer, MD, a member of Saint Joseph School Class of 1974. Patrice died on September 25, 2019.  Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Solemnity of the Assumption Mass Schedule

Assumption_GuercinoThis Thursday, August 15, is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation.

The Mass schedule at Saint Joseph Church will be as follows:
Wednesday (Vigil) – 7:30pm
Thursday – 10am.

The Mass schedule at our twin parish, Presentation BVM Church, will be as follows:
Thursday – 6:30am and 7:30pm.

“Preserved free from all guilt of original sin, the Immaculate Virgin was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory upon the completion of her earthly sojourn.  She was exalted by the Lord as Queen of all, in order that she might be more thoroughly conformed to her Son, the Lord of Lords and the conqueror of sin and death.” (Dogmatic Constitution of the Church, 59)

“The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation in her Son’s  Resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians.”  (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 966)

Funeral Notice: James Clearkin, Jr.

James Clearkin
Please pray for the soul of parishioner, James Clearkin, Jr. who passed away on July 17, 2019.  Mr. Clearkin was a founding parishioner of Saint Joseph Parish and his construction company built our combination church/school building, rectory and convent.

There will be a viewing at William R. May Funeral Home, Glenside, on Monday, July 22 , 7pm-9pm.  There will be another viewing on Tuesday, July 23 at 9:30am at Saint Joseph Church, followed by the funeral Mass at 11am.   Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Father Hennegan lays the cornerstone of the church/school building, assisted by Mr. James Clearkin, Jr., on May 22, 1955.

Funeral Notice: Jane Rush

Please pray for the soul of longtime parishioner, Jane Rush.  Jane died on June 13, 2019. Her viewing and funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, Jenkintown.  Click here for the obituary.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Happy Father’s Day!

We wish all the dads in our Saint Joseph Parish family a very happy Father’s Day.

God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things. Bless these men, that they may be strengthened as Christian fathers. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honor them always with a spirit of profound respect.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Book of Blessings
Prepared by International Commission on English in the Liturgy
A Joint Commission of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences,
The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1989