Welcome to Saint George Parish Community!
"I rejoiced when I heard them say let us go to the house of the Lord." Psalm 122
If you are new to the area, just visiting, or looking to learn more about the Catholic faith, we invite you to join us for Mass and one of our many community events. Come and learn more. Or contact us by phone or Email.
Reverend Leo P. Oswald
If you would like to register online, please click on the Newcomers tab for the Registration Form and fill in the information. Once submittted, you will be contacted by a member of our staff to confirm the information and to let you know that it has been processed.
Bible Camp Bus Trip to Dorney Park 2016
Hats off to another successful Bible Camp. This 2016 experience was filled with fun and lots of adventure! The children learned about a different saint each day, with a snack, craft, activity and game all based on the saint of the day. On Friday, we went to Dorney Park and Wild Water Kingdom. It was a beautiful sunny day filled with lots of fun and good times for all! If you missed it this year, please consider joining us next summer. You won't be disappointed.
Pope Francis Proclaims "Year of Mercy."
December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016
The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy is a remarkable occasion during which the entire Catholic Church, under the humble leadership of Pope Francis, opens wide the doors to the saving mercy of Christ. The Year of Mercy is celebrated from December 8th, 2015 - the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and the 50th anniversary of the closing of Vatican II - to the Solemnity of Christ the King on November 20, 2016.
During this special period of time in the Church, Pope Francis calls all Catholics to be profound witnesses to mercy and to "find the joy rediscovering and rendering fruitful God's mercy, with which we are all called to give comfort to every man and every woman of our time." To learn more, please visit the Vatican’s official Year of Mercy website at www.im.va or the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website at www.usccb.org.
We are especially encouraged to practice the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy, to receive the Sacrament of Penance as often as needed, and to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Please plan to spend some quiet time, especially throughout this Year of Mercy, with the Blessed Sacrament on Fridays, any time between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:45 PM (Fall Schedule Resumes September 9, 2016) and on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM for the recitation of the Most Holy Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet in St. George Chapel.
Tree of Mercy
For every Spiritual or Corportal Work of Mercy completed, parishioners and friends are asked to write down their kindness on one of the ribbons provided in our church. A basket with ribbons can be found next to the Tree of Mercy in the Baptismal area of the church. For your convenience, you will also find a list of the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy and suggestions on how to practice them. You don't have to sign your name, just write down your good works. Example: Feed the hungry, visited the sick, helped an elderly person cross the street, etc... Each ribbon represents a blossom. During the fall when the trees begin to lose their leaves, we hope to fill up our tree with the vibrant colors of all our good works. At the conculsion of the Year of Mercy on November 20th, we will share with our parishioners the types of good works being done within our parish community and post the results in our Parish Bulletin.
Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him. Show us Your face and we will be saved. Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money; the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things; made Peter weep after his betrayal, and assured Paradise to the repentant thief. Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that You spoke to the Samaritan woman:“If you knew the gift of God!” You are the visible face of the invisible Father, of the God who manifests His power above all by forgiveness and mercy:let the Church be Your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified. You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God. Send Your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing, so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord, and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind. We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy, You who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen.
and Talent Show
Postponed until November with the date to be determind.
If you have a special talant you would like to share, please contact Mrs. Guidetti at 610-237-1633 right away! You are welcome to join all the fun. Your talents are needed!! Singing, dancing, comedy, magic and so much more!
Parishioners and friends are invited to our annual Pancake Breakfast, which will be held on Sunday, October 16, following the 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM Masses in the Parish Hall. Join us for a delicious breakfast with other family member and friends! Many thanks to our parishioners, Angelo and Trish Marchesani, from McCausland Garrity Marchesani Funeral Home, who will be sponsoring this event.
St. George Parish is considering a 6-week Bereavement Series in the Convent on Thursday mornings from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM beginning on October 6 thru November 10, with Sister Therese DeStefano and Mimi Ednie. If you would like to register, please contact Mimi Ednie at 610-529-4244 or 610-4761-5114. If you are interested in a smaller group at another time or date, please call to discuss your needs. Smaller sessions or one on one sessions can also be made available. Please don’t hesitate to call with your questions or suggestions. Don’t grieve alone. Discussion is helpful. We are here to help you through your time of loss.
Our Mass Schedule
Saturday: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM
Weekdays: Mon-Wed-Fri 4:00 PM, Tues-Thurs-Sat. 8:00 AM
Confession: 3:30-4:15 PM Every Saturday at St. George Church and Mondays during Lent and Advent following the 4:00 PM Mass. Also by appointment.
Our Rectory Hours
Monday thru Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM-12:30 AM
Empty casserole pans and suggested casserole recipes are placed at the main (front) doors of the church on the last weekend of every month. Filled, frozen casseroles are then returned on Casserole Weekend, which falls on the first weekend of each month unless otherwise announced. Casseroles can be returned directly to the Rectory Office on Saturday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, and on Sunday between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Casseroles can also be dropped off Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. All Casseroles are picked up by and delivered to St. John's Hospice in Philadelphia where meals are provided for the homeless. Please join us in our efforts to end hunger. God bless you for reaching out to those in need of a meal.