Category Archives: Prayer & Worship Committee

Saint Joseph Novena Prayer

St Joseph CoverPlease join us for the Saint Joseph Novena Prayer beginning Sunday, March 11 in preparation for our parish’s patron feast day on Monday, March 19.

The novena prayer will be prayed together at Saint Joseph Church on:
Sunday, March 11 at 9:30am
Sunday, March 18 at 9:30am

You are invited to pray the novena prayer privately at home during the other nine days.  Click here for the novena prayer.

Sunday, April 23, 2017: Parish Retreat

Saint Joseph and Presentation B.V.M. Parishes are invited to our Spring Retreat to be held at the Basilian Spirituality Center, 710 Fox Chase Rd. on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 2pm-6pm.  The cost is $20 per person (payable at the retreat), which includes a hoagie meal.  Please note that you must arrange your own transportation.  If attending, please fill out the form shown below by Tuesday, April 18.

Please plan on joining us for this afternoon of prayer, reflection and Mass.

 

Saint Joseph Novena Prayer

St Joseph CoverPlease join us for the Saint Joseph Novena Prayer beginning Saturday, March 11 in preparation for our parish’s patron feast day on Sunday, March 19.

The novena prayer will be prayed together at Saint Joseph Church on Sunday, March 19 at 9:40am, prior to the 10am Mass.

You are invited to pray the novena prayer privately at home during the other eight days.  Click here for the novena prayer.

Poor Man’s Supper

We will have a Poor Man’s Supper in our Parish Community Room on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6pm.  A simple meal of soup and bread will be served.  There is no cost – however, all those attending will be asked to make a donation to CRS Rice Bowl for the poor.

Everyone is invited to partake in this symbolic meal!  If you plan to attend, please put your name on the sign-up board in the gym or use the form below to sign-up by Sunday, March 5:

Sunday Video: The Wild Goose, Part 3

 

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The Wild Goose
After Sunday Mass on February 26, 2017
in the Parish Community Room

Unleash the Holy Spirit in Your Life
In this professionally filmed and cinematographically stunning series, Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR will lead you on an unforgettable journey around the world and into the very heart of God. Discover the immense power and beauty of the unconditional Love of God that is the Holy Spirit.

Why the Name: “The Wild Goose”
The “Wild Goose” was a term that the ancient Celts had for the Holy Spirit. Yes, there is a wildness to the Holy Spirit. The dominant images of the Holy Spirit are a meek dove or a flickering flame of a candle, both of which are in one way accurate. But the Holy Spirit is far more than that.

About the Presenter
Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, is a nationally known author and speaker dedicated to helping others come to know God’s love for them through preaching and writing. Fr. Dave has held several ministry positions at Franciscan University of Steubenville and is actively involved in the highly successful summer conferences program. He is the author of the new book Breath of God – Living a life led by the Holy Spirit.

About the Series
The Wild Goose series is fourteen independent segments dealing with different experiences of the Holy Spirit. For the most part, each segment stands on its own so you do not have to watch them in any particular order. However, the first three segments give a type of foundation to the others, so it is suggested that you start with these. After that, ask the Spirit to lead you in what to watch next and go with that.

Sunday Videos: The Wild Goose

Sunday videos are back!

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The Wild Goose
After Sunday Mass on January 22 &  29 & February 5, 2017
in the Parish Community Room

Unleash the Holy Spirit in Your Life
In this professionally filmed and cinematographically stunning series, Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR will lead you on an unforgettable journey around the world and into the very heart of God. Discover the immense power and beauty of the unconditional Love of God that is the Holy Spirit.

Why the Name: “The Wild Goose”
The “Wild Goose” was a term that the ancient Celts had for the Holy Spirit. Yes, there is a wildness to the Holy Spirit. The dominant images of the Holy Spirit are a meek dove or a flickering flame of a candle, both of which are in one way accurate. But the Holy Spirit is far more than that.

About the Presenter
Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, is a nationally known author and speaker dedicated to helping others come to know God’s love for them through preaching and writing. Fr. Dave has held several ministry positions at Franciscan University of Steubenville and is actively involved in the highly successful summer conferences program. He is the author of the new book Breath of God – Living a life led by the Holy Spirit.

About the Series
The Wild Goose series is fourteen independent segments dealing with different experiences of the Holy Spirit. For the most part, each segment stands on its own so you do not have to watch them in any particular order. However, the first three segments give a type of foundation to the others, so it is suggested that you start with these. After that, ask the Spirit to lead you in what to watch next and go with that.

This Sunday’s Video: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen – Servant of All

This Sunday, December 4, 2016, the following video will be shown in the Parish Community Room after the 10am Mass:

archbishop-sheenFor decades Fulton Sheen was a shining example of what it means to serve God and men. His TV series reached thirty million viewers weekly, and his profound words were captured in over 100 books. Millions were influenced by the way he lived, what he taught, and the witness of his personal relationship with God.

 This powerful film introduces the beloved Archbishop to a new generation that greatly needs his inspiring example of love for God and neighbor. It reveals how the impact of Sheen’s prolific life and works continues the lives of those he forever changed. Guests interviewed for this film include Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Regis Philbin, biographers of Sheen, his surviving relatives, friends, and many others who were influenced by him.

 

Sunday, Nov. 13: Parish Retreat

Saint Joseph and Presentation B.V.M. Parishes are invited to our Fall Retreat to be held at the Basilian Spirituality Center, 710 Fox Chase Rd. on Sunday, November 13 from 2pm-6pm.  The cost is $20 per person (payable at the retreat), which includes a hoagie meal.  Please note that you must arrange your own transportation.  If attending, please fill out the form shown below by Sunday, November 8.

Please plan on joining us for this afternoon of prayer, reflection and Mass.

PARISH RETREAT SIGN-UP

 

Sunday Videos Are Back!

The following videos will be shown in the Parish Community Room after the 10am Mass:

Mother Teresa
September 18 (part 1) & September 25 (part 2).
In an acclaimed film portrayal, Olivia Hussey illuminates the life story of Mother, now Saint, Teresa of Calcutta, the selfless missionary who brought hope, love and salvation to the poorest of the poor.

Rosary Stars: Praying the Gospel
October 2
Celebrities share their reflections on how they live and pray the Rosary Mysteries.

The #1 Reason I Love Being Catholic
October 9
DVD from the 2016 Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Defending the Faith Conference.  Dr. Allen Hunt, author of Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor, shares his conversion story.

Divine Mercy: The Second Greatest Story Ever Told
October 16 & 23; November 6, 13 & 20
A dramatic 5-session journey featuring best-selling author and popular speaker Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC.
Fr. Gaitley weaves a tapestry of wonder and beauty from the threads of the dramatic history of Poland, the transformative message of St. Faustina Kowalska, the prophetic apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, the powerful witness of St. Maximillian Kolbe, and the world-changing papacy of St. John Paul II.

Videos: To Be Announced
December 4 & December 11Save the Dates!

 

Saint Joseph Novena Prayer

St Joseph CoverPlease join us for the Saint Joseph Novena Prayer beginning Friday, March 11 in preparation for our parish’s patron feast day on Saturday, March 19.

The novena prayer will be prayed together at Saint Joseph Church on:
Friday, March 11 at 9am
Sunday, March 13 at 9:30am
Monday, March 14 at 9am
Wednesday, March 16 at 9am
Friday, March 18 at 9am

You are invited to pray the novena prayer privately at home during the other nine days.  Click here for the novena prayer.

Sunday, April 10: Parish Retreat

Saint Joseph and Presentation B.V.M. Parishes are invited to our Easter Season Retreat to be held at Saint Joseph Manor, 1600 Huntingdon Pike, on Sunday, April 10 from 2pm-6pm.  The afternoon will include a spiritual presentation, the Rosary and Mass, followed by a hoagie dinner.

The cost will be a free-will offering collected at the Retreat which will help the Sisters of the Holy Redeemer install an elevator in their Province Center.

If attending, please fill out the form shown below by Sunday, April 3.

PARISH RETREAT SIGN-UP

 

Poor Man’s Supper

We will have a Poor Man’s Supper in our Parish Community Room on Wednesday, February 17 at 6pm.  A simple meal of soup and bread will be served.  There is no cost – however, all those attending will be asked to make a donation to Operation Rice Bowl for the poor.

Everyone is invited to partake in this symbolic meal!  If you plan to attend, please put your name on the sign-up board in the gym or use the form below to sign-up by Sunday, February 14:

Best Lent Ever!

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What are you doing for Lent this year? What if we told you: Don’t give up chocolate. Do something life-changing instead.

Let’s do something life-changing together!

This year our parish is participating in Dynamic Catholic’s FREE email program Best Lent Ever®Rediscover Jesus. Beginning Ash Wednesday (February 10), you will receive daily inspirational emails with short videos from Matthew Kelly and a member of the Dynamic Catholic team. During the 40 days of Lent, they will guide you through each of the 40 chapters in Matthew’s new bestseller Rediscover Jesus – the book we gave away at Christmas (we have a few copies left at the entrance of the Church) – and share simple ways to bring Jesus into your everyday life.

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Take a 40-day spiritual journey to encounter Jesus—and yourself—in a deeply personal way. Let’s make this your best Lent ever!

Sign up today for free at DynamicCatholic.com/BestLentEver

February 7: Stewardship Library Open House

Our Prayer and Worship Committee will host an Open House for the Stewardship Library as well as the Parish Library immediately following the 10am Mass on Sunday, February 7.  What a perfect time to stock up on some reading materials before Lent begins.

The Stewardship Library, which is a product of Lighthouse Catholic Media, and our Parish Library are located in the hallway outside of our Parish Community Room where refreshments will be served during the Open House.

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