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PURIFIED with Jason Evert

Posted on October 31, 2019 in: General News

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7:00-9:00  PM Event: PURIFIED with Jason Evert The innocence of the family is under attack like never before.  For 20 years, Jason Evert has brought a liberating message to more than a million teenagers on six continents. On November 13, 2019, he’ll bring that same message to the teens in West Chester. Come and discover how to protect and heal yours. This is a rare opportunity for parents and teens and is open to those age 13 and older, teens and adults. One need not be Catholic to attend. Get your tickets today so you don’t miss out! Location: Saints Simon and Ju...

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Gratitude, Support & Understanding

Posted on October 26, 2019 in: Pastor

My Gratitude for Your Support & Understanding:   I am edified & thankful with so many of you expressing sympathy at our diminishment in terms of losing our parish vicar.  Please continue to pray that we will receive another priest, or if it becomes apparent that will not happen—we can adapt to a new reality & make the adjustments we need to make & move on with healthy parish life. We get this in the overall, until it impacts convenience. Our decrease may necessitate some rearrangement of our Mass schedules, & I am writing you now about that with a sort of ‘heads up,’ ...

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Confession survey results...

Posted on October 24, 2019 in: General News

Confession survey results... Over the last two months, we've been asking local Catholics to fill out a short survey about when is the best time to offer Confessions to enable you to get there more often.  This was in response to come very troubling statistics about the practice of sacramental confession here in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. We received over 600 responses to the survey and, as promised, we are sharing the results with you!   Survey results are posted here: It is our hope that this information will be helpful to our parishes in ...

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Five Keys to Freedom presentation - Nov 6 Come learn about the Five Keys of Unbound, a simple process of prayer that will help you unleash the liberating power of the Gospel into your life and find greater freedom. This presentation is for everyone. It can be especially helpful for situations such as: relationship problems, habitual sin, chronic anger, fear, sadness, or other areas of life where you feel "stuck" and unable to move forward.  Wed, Nov 6, 7-9 PM, St. Mary's in Schwenksville. Free and open to the public. More info & RSVP:   View the flyer

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Adult Faith Formation (AFF) Monday, October 14th at 6:50 PM to 7:50 PM “Letter to a Suffering Church” A BISHOP SPEAKS ON THE SEXUAL ABUSE CRISIS Join us for the next couple of weeks to view a short video followed by a brief discussion by Bishop Robert Barron. Bishop Barron is a bishop in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and he’s the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. Place: Larkin Center (basement of the Rectory). All Adults – Age 18 and up Questions? Call Sallianne Tschoepe at

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Posted on October 08, 2019 in: General News

A Message from Archbishop Chaput Dear Friends in Christ, We all know that pornography is a silent epidemic, tearing apart countless marriages and families. I’m writing to let you know about a powerful new tool designed to help Catholic men who are struggling in this area.  STRIVE is a 21-day detox from porn by Matt Fradd, and published by Philadelphia-based Cardinal Studios. Thousands of men from around the world have seen a powerful transformation in their lives with this online series. STRIVE is available in both English and Spanish, and is offered at no cost. STRIVE is the most powerful ...

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Our Parish Mission Statement

Posted on October 05, 2019 in: General News

Revising Our Parish Mission Statement: A Parish Mission Statement is a concise expression of a parish's purpose for existence.  It helps the parish identify itself as a community of faith and set broad goals.  It responds to the questions:  Who are we as a parish?  What do we value?  What do we seek to become as a parish community? The Parish Mission Statement is rooted in the mission of the universal church and the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Mission Statement.  As an initial element of pastoral planning, the Parish Mission Statement is to be inspirational, motivational and give overall ...

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