Welcome to Saint George Parish Community!

Our Church

"I rejoiced when I heard them say let us go to the house of the Lord." Psalm 122


Welcome to our website! Saint George Parish is a welcoming Catholic community called by God to live out the message of Christ in love and service to all people.

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
Pastor

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. 

 

Mission Statement

 

 St. George Parish Bingo

 

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. 


Memorials

Saint George Parish is pleased to offer the Tree of Life to parishioners and friends who would like to have their loved ones name engraved and permanately placed upon its branches. This tree is a special way to remember a loved one. You choose what is written on the leaf or boulder and a professional engraving is done and then added to the tree for all to see as they enter the church. Please contact the Rectory Office for more details. 

Memorial candles burn at the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Jospeh altars in the church for your intentions. Candles are available for two full days for a stipened of $2. Candles are also available for an entire year for $200 and can be purchased by contacting the Rectory Office. If you choose an annual memorial candle, your loved one's name will be placed at the base of the candle where it will remain for one year's time. 

Mass intentions can be scheduled at the Rectory Office. A Mass can be celebrated for the intentions of your living or deceased loved ones for a $10 stipend. You will receive a beautiful Mass card, which can be presented to the family of a deceased relative or friend. The sacred Scriptures tell us that "to remember the deceased is a holy and pious thought and the person who does this acts in an excellent and noble way."

If you would like to schedule a Mass for your loved one, please stop by the Rectory Office during business hours. 

     
                           First Holy Communion Class 2015

 

 

World Meeting of Families 2015

Click here for details: http://www.worldmeeting2015.org/

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


 

 

Casserole Weekend

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.

Ask George

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