It is a blessing to stand on the shoulders of previous Pastors such as our founding Pastor, Msgr. O’Brien. To be in the same category as a priest as esteemed and loved as Fr. Wright. And to be following a priest I admired as a high school student when he was at my home parish, Fr. Papa. All of our previous Pastors had something to offer and helped to build the wonderful parish that I now have the opportunity to lead. Let us give praise and thanks to God for them, their hard work, and priestly ministry.
This past year, as administrator, I have worked hard to pray and listen, learn and watch. I have tried to meet people and to become a part of the community, participating in and being honored to lead some of our great traditions. Hopefully you have seen some of the fruits of the past year such as the attention to our liturgical celebrations, involvement and growth in the school community, and the attention given to the parish property. This was all accomplished with groups of people working together for the glory of God.
There is more coming the within the next year such as the 75th Anniversary Celebrations of our school, a focus on Devotion to the Eucharist including a Forty Hours Celebration, and hopefully even a Parish Carnival. As Pastor, I hope that we can continue to pray, work, and grow together as we build the Kingdom of God here in Drexel Hill. I am excited to see what we can do!
Let us continue to pray for each other through the intercession of St. Bernadette and St. Leonie Aviat that we may always grow together in holiness and share the love of God in our Community.
and we are placed in our different ranks and stations,
not to get what we can out of them for ourselves, but to labor in them for Him.
As Christ has His work, we too have ours; as He rejoiced to do His work,
we must rejoice in ours also.”– St. John Neumann
May 25, 2023
Mark your calendar for Sunday, August 20. Bishop Edward Deliman will be here for the 11:00am Mass to install Fr. John Masson as our new Pastor. There will be a reception in O’Brien Hall immediately following the Mass to celebrate this very special day! If anyone would like to help with the reception, please email Marykate Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 610-789-7676 ext. 212. Thanks for your help. We are looking forward to making this a GREAT day.
May 14, 2023
Happy and Blessed Mother’s Day.
March 30, 2023
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Sunday, April 2 – Passion (Palm) Sunday
Collection for Operation Rice Bowl
4:30pm – Vigil Mass
9:00am and 11:00am
Holy Thursday – April 6
No 8:30am Mass
7:00pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
(Church will remain open for visits until 10:00pm)
Good Friday – April 7
Collection for Holy Places in Palestine
3:00pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
(day of fast and abstinence)
Holy Saturday – April 8
7:00pm – Easter Vigil Mass
(No 4:30pm Vigil Mass)
Easter Sunday – April 9
9:00am and 11:00am
(No Mass in O’Brien Hall)
The children of the parish are invited to attend the 9am Mass on
Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday along with their extended families.
FEBRUARY 19, 2023
JANUARY 10, 2023