For your convenience, our church bathroom is getting a face-lift. We hope to have it up and "running" the weekend of April 21-22, 2018.

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.

 

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                                                Youth Group Events     
We have many fun activites coming up this spring including the 25th Anniversary Parish Play, "Peter Pan," and so much more! Please check out the Parish Bulletin for more details. We have a very active Youth Group here at St. George and we are happy to have you join all the fun! Please click here for the April 2018 Newsletter./media/1/April%202018.pdf

           Parish Religious Educaton Program
If your child has not had any religious instruction and needs to receive First Penance, First Holy Communion or Confirmation, please contact Ms. Rita Levase at our Rectory Office at 610-237-1633 for details. Our PREP is for children in grades 1-8 and begins in September and runs thru the first week in May. Classes are held on Monday afternoons from 4:45 PM to 6:00 PM and 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM. 

Children need religious education in their lives to help them know God and to remain grounded in their faith, which will sustain them through their lifetime. Please consider joining us.

The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program is for older students and adults. These sessions are held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM. If you are an adult and did not complete your sacraments, if you were never baptized Catholic, or if you would like to learn more about the Catholic faith, please contact Sister Lorraine Muglie, SSJ, Adult Faith Coordinator, for details. 

Last PREP Class for 2018
Monday, May 7th.
Last Required PREP Event for 2018
May Procession
Conclusion of the 10:00 AM Mass
Mother's Day, May 13, 2018

                                                    Rosary Group
Our Rosary Group meets every Thursday in the Chapel at 7:00 PM to pray the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaput. Please join us and pray for your special intentions.
     Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of death. Amen.

 Adoration of the            Blessed Sacrament
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very Friday, beginning at 9:00 AM until 3:45 PM, the Eucharist is exposed in our Chapel for Eucharistic Adoration, inviting you to come and spend time with Jesus in quiet prayer. Please take some time to stop by to pray for your intentions and those of your loved ones. This year, we pray most especailly for peace. Prior to Mass, we offer up the following prayer:
                                       For Peace
Mary, Queen of Peace, save us all, who have so much trust in you, from wars, hatred, and oppression. Make us all learn to live in peace and educate ourseles for peace, do what is demanded by justice and respect the rights of every person, so that peace may be firmly established. Amen. 
                                Pope Saint John Paul II (1920-2005)

25th Anniversary Parish Play
Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, 2018
7:00 PM
in the Parish Hall
For tickets, please call Angela Merkle at 610-209-2824.
Our youth group (and adults) have been working very hard practicing to bring you their rendition of "Peter Pan."
Please join us!


 

                                 First Holy Communion Mass
First Holy Communion will be celebrated at the 4:30 PM Mass on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Students will gather in the Parish Hall at 4:00 PM and process over to the church. Life Touch Studios will be present in the hall beginning at 2:00 PM for parents who wish to have a professional photograph taken. Please pray for our students are they prepare for their big day!

Annual May Procession
Our annual May Procession will follow the 10:00 AM Mass on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Join us this Mother's Day as we honor Mary, the Queen of Heaven. Our May Queen will crown Mary and we will pray a decade of the Rosary. PREP students are required to attend this last activity for the 2017-2018 school year. 

 

                         Annual Healing Mass
Our Annual Healing Mass will be held on Saturday, April 28, at 11:00 AM in St. George Church. If you would like to join us and receive the Sacrament of the Sick, please contact the Rectory Office at 610-237-1633 to add your name to the anointing list. This Sacrament is for those who are sick in body, mind, or spirit, or for those having tests or surgery, or who have received a difficult diagnosis. Please join us and experience the healing touch of Jesus.

                                                                         Image result for images graduates 2018Graduate Mass
Join us for Mass on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM as we celebrate the Lord's Day and honor all of our graduates from elementary, high school and college. Also included is our graduating PREP students and our graduating Altar Servers. Following Mass there will be light refreshments served in the courtyard behind the church (weather permitting). Please come out and help us recognize our young students for their accomplishments. 

 

                              Blue Sunday
On Sunday, April 29, 2018, we celebrate Blue Sunday  when we pray for victims of child abuse and for those who rescue them. Join us in prayer with over seven million people as we pray for these intentions. Thank you for asking God what you can do to help children in your own community. To learn more, please visit the Blue Sunday webpage at www.bluesunday.org. You can also visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/bluesundaykids. To report child abuse, please call 1-800-4-ACHILD. Let's pray, educate ourselves, and volunteer for the children of our nation until black and blue are just colors in their crayon box!

 

 

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
Holidays: 9:00 AM
Holy Days: As Announced
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: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

      

If you would like information about our Bereavement Group, please contact Mimi Ednie at 610-461-5114. 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.

Empty casserole pans and suggested casserole recipes are placed at the main (front) doors of the church on the first 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.

They are also in need of toiletries for homeless men who come to them for showers and respite. If you would like to donate toiletries such as soap, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, shaving cream, and men's sock, please put your travel size donations in a box or a bag marked "St. John's Hospice" and drop them off to the Rectory Office. Please join us in our efforts to end hunger. God bless you for reaching out to those in need.   
     
                                                                      

Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary gathers every Monday evening in St. George Rectory. Please consider joining them and learn about the good works they do for our parish and our community. Meetings begin at 6:30 PM with the Most Holy Rosary. All are welcome. For more details about the Legion of Mary, visit www.legionofmary.ie.
 


          Adult Choir
Did you know that singing is another form of prayer? We need voices to join our Adult Choir. If you would like to learn more, practice is held every Tuesday evening from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the church. Please feel free to join us or contact Mrs. Kathy Lerro at the Rectory Office for details. We especailly need male voices. Don't be shy!!! Come on out and join the fun.

 

 

     Holy Name Society
Men who are interested in joining the Holy Name Society Pinochle League, are asked to please contact the Rectory Office for details or join us on First Friday in the Parish Hall at 7:00 PM. Games are played on the First Friday of each month. If you would like to attend Mass on first Friday, Mass is celebrated at 4:00 PM. 


             Weekly Bingo
Weekly Bingo games are held every Wednesday beginning at 5:00 PM and every Sunday beginning at 2:30 PM in our air-condtioned Parish Hall. Please see the Bingo section of our website for more details. 

     
Bible Study

If you would like information about our Bible study program, please contact Sister Lorraine Mulie, SSJ, Director of Adult Faith Formation, at 610-237-1633, ext. 103 for details. 
 

Father Leo P. Oswald's
40th Anniversary Mass

Sunday, May 27, 2018
10:00 AM

Stay tuned for more details about the plans for celebrating our Pastor's special day.

          Image result for images whats new      Check out our new Prayer Shrine, which is located on the Blessed Mother's side of the church on the front left. We will dedicate and unveil our new shrine on Sunday, June 3, 2018 during the Graduate Mass. It will contain a carving of Jesus with the Children, which was originally located at Holy Spirit Church, and two vigil candle racks with a kneeler for your personal intentions and prayers.