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.
Prayers for Those Who Serve
Do you have a loved one who is serving in the military? Parishioners are invited to provide a 5x7 photograph for the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The photograph of your loved one will allow others to see the face of the person who is serving on their behalf as we pray for their well-being and safe return. Please contact the Rectory Office for more details.
World Meeting of Families 2015
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 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.
Question: Can we turn off the air-conditioner during the readings and homily? So many of us can’t hear a word with it on!
Answer: Unfortunately, this is not possible because the thermostat is run by a computerized program, and if this program is interrupted, it cannot be turned back on for 3 hours. Frequent interruption of the preset program is harmful to the compressor and, as you know, if it should break, can be a great expense to repair. Since we are aware of the hearing problem, we are looking into other ways to amplify the sound such as microphone settings and additional speakers. This may take several weeks to complete. In the meantime, although we are all creatures of habit, we encourage you to try a different seat when you come to Mass, which may help you to hear somewhat better. Sitting toward the middle of church actually helps since you are not as close to the blowers. Thank you.
Question: With two priests in residence, why not have two Masses daily at 8AM and 4PM?
Answer: The celebration of the Eucharist is not to divide the community, but to bring it together. We do not celebrate two Masses on weekdays because we must allow time for funeral Masses when they come in, for sacramental retreats, rehearsals and other special events. We also have to allow time for a day off, vacations and private retreats. Also, during the week our priests visit the sick and the homebound and are involved in other pastoral ministries. Father Ignatius Marneni is also a senior priest, meaning that he is semi-retired. In extreme circumstances, one priest can celebrate up to three Masses a day, but only in the exception of a funeral or wedding Mass when only one priest is available.
Here we quote St. Ignatius of Antioch, 4th Century Bishop and Martyr who said:
“One priest, one altar, one sacrifice.”
Question: Do priests have to say a Mass every day?
Answer: While priests have the privilege of celebrating Mass daily, they are not obliged to do so. They are however obliged to pray the Liturgy of the Hours daily. “In the Liturgy of the Hours, the Church, hearing God speaking to his people and recalling the mystery of salvation, praises him without ceasing by song and prayer and intercedes for the salvation of the whole world.” Code of Cannon Law #1173