“Life is Fragile,
Handle with Prayer”!
You are almost invisible unwelcomed guest, CV-19.
But we are in the hunt. We will put this Genie back in its bottle...
We too have a daily guest, almost invisible, but always welcome.
Our guest is the Holy Spirit of love and healing .
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Despite the continued stay at home order,
there are many things to look forward too!
See a few of them below.
HAPPY MAY DAY AND MONTH OF MARY!
Friday, May 1, 2020 at 3:00 pmEvent: Let's pray together!Join Archbishop Gomez the bishops of the United States, and Canada, in reconsecrating our nations to the Blessed Virgin Mary. More information including worship aids available here: usccb.org/consecration
Saturday, May 2, 2020 WOULD HAVE BEEN FIRST COMMUNION
Please see this video from Sr. Barbara Jude
Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 9:00 AMMASS LIVE STREAM:Saints Simon and Jude LIVE STREAM9:00 a.m. Sundaywith a video recording available the rest of the day.
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(You do NOT need to have a facebook account to view the Mass.)
If it is easier for you, please go to our Facebook page by going to the parish website at simonandjude.org and scroll down until you see theFacebook page on the left side of the screen. Then just click the video stream. If you make the image full screen by clicking the lower left corner of your screen, any distractions will be minimized.
We look forward to worshipping with you virtually! The church will be closed while the Mass is being live streamed.
Click here for Sunday's Worship Guide (Words to Hymns)
Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 1:30 to 3:30 PMEvent: Discerning God’s Will for the Average Catholic Discernment honors the place of God’s will in our lives. To be in line with God’s will for us, our choices require deep thought, prayer, and consideration. To learn better how to discover and discern God’s will your life, men and women, high school age and above, are invited to gather for this online retreat. This retreat will be based on the writings of Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V.
Presenters: Fr. DeLacy, Vocation Director for the Diocesan Priesthood and Sr. Marianne Lallone, Vocation Directress for the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
To register for this ONLINE retreat, visit Heedthecall.org/GodsWill no later than Monday, April 27th.
For questions, please contact Fr. DeLacy at email@example.com
Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 7:00 pmEvent: Bells Across Pennsylvania
Across Pennsylvania at 7:00 pm on Sunday evening, May 3, 2020, all Pennsylvania churches and residents are encouraged to ring their bells in support of those on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This initiative of the Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association invites people to ring bells for three minutes.
Minute 1:To recognize and honor first responders, healthcare workers, and employees of grocery stores, pharmacies, and other life-sustaining businesses who have maintained essential services to the general public while at risk of infection from COVID-19, and deserve to be celebrated as "hometown heroes".
Minute 2:To show solidarity with elected officials and residents of municipalities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, all of whom are fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines together in their communities.
Minute 3:To demonstrate a collective resolve that Pennsylvanians will prevail over COVID-19 and work tirelessly to ensure that their businesses and civic life will thrive once again.
While sheltering in place, please consider honoring or doing something special for the “hometown heroes” who have provided services while at risk of infection from the coronavirus at the expense of themselves and their families.
Monday, May 4, 2020for 8 weeks at 7:30 pmEvent: Life in the SpiritOnline Workshop
Unleash the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Thursday, May 7, 2020Event: National Day of Prayer (virtual event)The annual Delaware County National Day of Prayer is going virtual this year. This event gathers Christians to pray together for our greatest needs as a country.
Theme: Pray God’s Glory Across the Earth
More information: More details are coming soon!
Sunday, May 10, 2020Happy Mother's Day!
Join us for a special Mass honoring all Mothers, especially the Mother of God.and for our crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Live Streamed at 9:00 am
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May 10, 2020 at 7:00 PMEvent: Archbishops ARISE Video Series begins
The goal of the Arise: Resurrection and Restoration Easter video series is to help all of us transition back into "in person" life in the Church as the COVID19 restrictions slowly lift. These short videos, given by dynamic local speakers, will offer a teaching on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, its power to restore our lives here and now, and the "in person" nature of our life as Catholics. The series will begin Sunday, May 10 at 7 PM. More details:
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM via ZoomEvent: Martin Saints Classical High SchoolAdmissions Open House
For high school students looking for a Classical Educatio
Click here to register.
Looking for something to do outside??The parish grounds need weeding!If you would like to help, using appropriate social distancing, your assistance would be greatly appreciated! Just pick a section of the parish grounds, and pull up the weeds.
Questions? Please call Marty at 610-696-3624.
WAWA has donated frozen Breakfast Sandwiches for SSJ to distribute. If you would like one or know of anyone who could use extra food for breakfast, they are available in the freezers across from the restrooms in the narthex of the church.
Unemployed due to Coronavirus?Theres a saint for that...
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, millions of people have filed for unemployment.
As with most things, the Catholic Church has a saint for these times. St. Cajetan, the patron saint for the unemployed, knew something of poverty and pestilence.
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Glorious Saint Cajetan, acclaimed byall people to be the father of providencebecause you provide miraculous aid toall in need, I stand here before you today,asking that you present to the Lord our Godthe requests that I confidently depositin your hands today.May these graces that I now requesthelp me to always seek the Kingdomof God and his Righteousness,knowing that God — who dresses withbeauty the flowers of the field andabundantly feeds the birds of thesky — will give me all other things.Amen.
HOPE - Helping Other People in Emergency
If you, or someone you know, are in need of assistance with food, rent or utilities,the SSJ HOPE (Helping Other People in Emergency) ministry may be able to help.Please call 610-787-1721 for assistance.All conversations are confidential.
The State of Pennsylvania is encouraging people to vote safely by mail this year due to the current circumstances.
The spring primary was moved from April 28 to June 2 i n the hope that the stay-at-home order will have been lifted by then. While we can hope that this will happen, it may not.
We are all reminded of the importance of performing our civic duty by voting.
To start the process of signing up for “Vote by Mail” go to www.votespa.com and follow the directions. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can also get a paper application for “Vote by Mail” by calling the PA Department of State at 1.877.868.3722.
"Saint Michael the Archangel,defend us in battle.Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.
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how to view or listen to Mass
MASS ON TV
EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network): See the schedule for broadcast times here , and see this link for the Sunday Mass streamed live online.
WPVI TV, Channel 6: Sunday Masses at St. Malachy Parish, Philadelphia are aired every Sunday morning from 5:30 to 6 a.m.
FIND A LIVE STREAMED MASS HERE
Click the link above to select a televised Mass streaming live from parishes and shrines in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia:
MASS ON LINE ANYTIME
(If you want to watch on a larger screen try connecting your mobile device or computer to your television via a cord or casting device such as a chromecast.)
Mass with Bishop Robert Barron posted by 8:15 a.m. daily.
CatholicTV: Daily and Sunday Masses are broadcast live and available for later viewing online .
On SSJ's MyParish App on your mobile device,
Click on the Daily Mass icon.
(To get the app,
TEXT TO: 88202
TYPE IN: APP
Download the app from the App Store or Google Play on your mobile device. Search for Sts. Simon and Jude. Once downloaded click on Daily Mass).