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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 Parish Website!
We are happy you have joined us.

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. You will also receive a Welcome Packet in the mail. We are happy to welcome new members and look foward to having you join our Parish Community.
 


For your convenience, here is a quick link to this week's Parish Bulletin: February 2019.
 

       Quote of the Week
"The human race has one relaly effective weapon, and that is laughter."
~Mark Twain

 

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                       Youth Group Events     
Please check out our Parish Bulletin and our monthly Newsletter for updates on current activities and events. Click here for details:
February 2019.

          Lenten Schedule
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Mass will be celebrated on Ash Wednesday at 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. There will also be a 7:00 PM Liturgy of the Word Service with ashes available. Confessions will be heard during Lent every Saturday at 3:30 to 4:15 PM and on Mondays immediately following the 4:00 PM Mass. The last opportunity for confession at St. George prior to Easter will be on Saturday, April 13, from 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM. Living Stations of the Cross will be presented on Monday evening, April 15, at 7:00 PM in the church.

                                         HOLY WEEK
                           Holy Thursday Mass 7:00 PM
                Good Friday Pasison of the Lord 3:00 PM
                     Holy Saturday Easter Vigil 7:00 PM
                Easter Sunday Mass 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM


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Lenten Sandwich Outreach

Saturday, March 30, in the Parish Hall following the 8:00 AM Mass. Join us as we make sandwich lunches for the homeless in our area. Last year we provided over 1300 sandwiches to local shelters. With your help, we can make a difference. All are welcome.

                                                   
Start your Spring cleaning by cleaning out your closets, attics and basements and donate your gently used and unwanted clothing or household goods to the Society of St Vincent de Paul on Saturday, March 16, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The truck will be located in our parish parking lot from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. No baby equipment, electronics, televisions or large kitchen appliances, such as microwave ovens, will be accepted. Clothes, small household goods such as dishes, utensils, pot and pans, etc...are welcome.  Many people have lost their homes to extreme weather conditions and poverty and your donations will help support those who are in need. Thank you and God bless you for being generous this Lenten season.

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  26th Annual Parish Play
Come one, come all!  This year, our Youth Group is proud to present Disney's, Aladdin. This is the 26th performance for our parish and local community. Practice takes place every Tuesday and Thursay evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in our Parish Hall. The play will be presented on Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, 2019 beginnin at 7:00 PM. Ticket details will be publised at a later date. Please mark your calender and plan on joining us for this traditional event. The children work very hard and look forward to your attendance. Refreshments will also be sold.

           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 call the 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. 

                             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 2:00 PM until 4:00 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

               
  
               First Penance
Students who will be receiving the Sacrament of Penance for the first time will be celebrating the Rite on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the church. Parents are asked to contact the Rectory Office at 610-237-1633 if you have any questions or concerns. In the event of snow, please check the webiste and Facbook for details. The snow date is scheduled for February 19th.

                          Safe Haven Sunday
Safe Haven Sunday is celebrating its first year of raising awareness throughout diocese and parishes in the United States regarding the negative impacts of pornography on individuals, marriages, families and society.
     Safe Haven Sunday is a weekend set aside by dioceses and parishes to directly address the harms of pornography in an appropriate way. Within the context of the Mass, diocese and parishes are able to provide teaching and resources that will support and protect individuals, marriage and families in making all homes a safe haven.
     It is inspiried by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' formal statement Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Reponse to Pornography, where they explain, "The use of pornography by anyone in the home deprives the homes of its role as a safe haven and has negative effects throughout a family's life and across generations."
     Safe Haven Sunday will be celebrated on the weekend of March 2-3, 2019. Booklets entitled, "EQUIPPED: Smart Catholic Parenting in a Sexualized Culture" will be available to our parishioners following Mass, in addition to prayer cards.
     Take a step to create a safe haven in your home by joining The Equipped 7-Day Challenge: A digital Crash Course by texting SECURE to 66866 to receive seven days of emailed digital tips!.

    First Holy Communion
Our PREP and Catholic school students are preparing to receive their First Holy Communion. A special Retreat Day will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM here at St. George Church. Lunch will be provided. Volunteers are always welcome to assist with lunch and recreation. First Holy Communion practice will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 following the 10:00 AM Mass in the church. First Holy Communion Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 4, at 4:30 PM. Parents are asked to contact the Rectory Office at 610-237-1633 with questions and/or concerns.

                                                         Confirmation
PREP and Catholic Schools students are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, June 8, at 4:30 PM. Confirmation Retreat Day will be held at Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast High School on Saturday, March 23, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Confirmation Sponsor and Candidate Practice wil be held after the 10:00 AM Mass on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Please contact the Rectory Office at 610-237-1633 with questions and/or concerns.

 

 

 

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 Thursday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Summer Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday thru Friday

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 the Rectory Office at 610-237-1633. One on one sessions can also be made available if requested. 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.

 

 

    Pinochle League
Men who are interested in joining the 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.