LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01Church of Saint Philip Neri

Pennsburg, PA 18073

December 30, 2012





Rev. Robert A. Roncase, Pastor

Deacon Michael J. Franks

Deacon Mark J. Meinzer, Business Manager

Rev. Edmond J. Speitel, Pastor Emeritus

Rev. John J. Scarcia, Retired Pastor

Rev. Raymond W. Smart, Retired, Resident

Shirley Misiak, Office Manager

Catherine E. Faust, Director of Music

Wendy Benner, Coordinator of PREP/Religious ED

Tom Dewees, Director of Catholic Family Life Ctr.

Sister Patricia Kelly, M.S.B.T., Parish Outreach


Rectory Phone                          215.679.9275

Rectory Fax                               215.679.0386

Pre-School Phone                     215.679.7481

Religious Education Phone                215.679.7839

Catholic Family Life Center     215.679.2237

Religious ED & PreSchool Fax  215.679.8370           

Parish Social Hall Phone         215.679.8116

Parish Outreach Phone            215.679.2282

Neri Center Phone                    215.679.6490

Church & Rectory Address:

            1325 Klinerd Road

            Pennsburg, PA 18073

Hours:                        9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Email Address:                      spnofc@comcast.net

Website Address:                  www.spnparish.org


Religious Education Office address & hours:

            26 E. Sixth Street

            East Greenville, PA 18041

Monday:       Offices are closed

Tuesday:       8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday:  12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday:     8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday:         Offices are closed

Email address: spnprep@comcast.net


Neri Center Address

            575 Main Street

            East Greenville, PA 18041


Catholic Family Life Center

Email address:                       spncflc@comcast.net


ROSARY: Prayed in the Chapel

Every Saturday after the 8:00 AM Mass

          Every Monday at 1:00 PM



 Every 1st Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM in the

 Chapel, followed by Benediction.










If you wish to have a floral arrangement placed in front of the altar, please call the rectory.



 Saturday – Vigil Mass – 5:00 PM

 Sunday – 7:30, 9:30, 11:00 AM


WeekdaysIn the Chapel

 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,

 Friday & Saturday – 8:00 AM

 Wednesday – 5:00 PM



 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 7:00 PM

 Eve of Holy Days – 5:00 PM



The Chapel will be opened Monday thru Saturday

until 7:00 pm for your visits to the Blessed Sacrament.



Saturdays:  4:00 – 4:45 PM or:

at the Rectory BY APPOINTMENT anytime.



 Celebrated the 2nd & 3rd Sundays of each month.

 Please call the Rectory to schedule.

2nd Sunday Baptisms are held at the

11:00 AM Mass

3rd Sunday Baptisms are held at 12:30 PM



 1st Monday of every month at 7:00 PM in the

 Rectory meeting room.



 Arrangements should be made at least SIX

 MONTHS before the date of the wedding.



Welcome to your new home!  Please stop by the rectory between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm to fill out a registration card. 

We are happy to have you in our parish and want to get to know you.



 Please call the Parish Outreach Office.



Please call the Rectory.







Holy Day – January 1st:

Mary, Holy Mother of God


Vigil Mass: December 31st:

5:00 PM


Holy Day: January 1st:

8:00 AM; 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM


From the desk of Sister Patricia Kelly, M.S.B.T.


A new year is almost upon us!  Many people make New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t.  However, I do believe it is a time to start over; to begin again.


In a recent publication of the Scranton I.H.M. Sisters, one of them wrote about relationships.  She said:  “The question becomes, after the harsh word has been unleashed by us or towards us, after the misunderstandings are in place, after the conflict has been named, where do we go???  How do we restore right relationship, which is another name for justice?  We start over; we begin again and we stay in the struggle day in and day out.


This gift of starting over requires a particular courage; the courage of right relationships.  In the ordinary and the everyday, it is often unnoticed, but always a sign of God’s reign breaking through into our own lives; into the lives of those who inhabit our corner of the world.”


All of us are called to the courage of the every day; the courage to be in right relationship with family, friends, co-workers; all those who are part of our daily lives.


In that same I.H.M. Publication, Sister Chris Koelhoffer said: “When we look at our world from a person to person perspective, we see many ways in which the call to right relationship is lived out; in the adult alienated by old wounds, or selfish acts but working to look through the lens of love and forgiveness; in the husband or wife struggling to move beyond criticism or words thrown in anger to utter the first spoken syllables of a halting, healing conversation in families faithfully tending to a rebellious child who lashes out, who slams the door and seems to refuse their love; in our emphatic choices not to flee the sad and lonely and wounded places of our intimate or familiar relationships, but to stay at the table and remain open to deep listening; in all those who pray and work for justice and who reflect on personal brokenness as an invitation to be in deeper communication with a wounded world.  Ah, but here’s the thing…in God’s time, it’s never too late to restore the justice of right relationship.  Let’s keep on summoning our courage and starting over again and again. 


I leave you in the warmth of the Trinity.


Serving at Mass                                January 1

Extraordinary Ministers                 Lectors


5:00 pm – Jim Quigley                          Bob Piccone



                Annemarie Quigley


8:00 am – LaRue Emmell                       Pete Frank



                Lori Brozena


9:30 am – Steve Adelsberger                 G. Kirkwood



               Christine Adelsberger


11:00 am – Linda Franks                      Pat Kennedy



                 Diane Kennedy


Serving at Mass                                January 6

Extraordinary Ministers                 Lectors

5:00 pm – Alice Swift                            Pat Kennedy

               Diane Kennedy                      Larry Concio


               Deacon Franks

               Linda Benko

               John Burke

7:30 am – Dina Corrado                                    Adam Canigiani           

               Andy Souder                          Michael Lynch



               Rita Tokarski

               Joan Pongia

               Paul Moser

               Maureen Moser

               Michael Duka

               Lori Brozena

               John McHale

               Jim Michels


9:30 am – Rose Anderson                      Terry Benner

               Mary Ellen Paulk                    Wendy Benner



               Bob Brennan

               Eleanor Brennan


11:00 am – Doug DiTondo                     M. Gehringer

                 Linda DiTondo



                 LaRue Emmell

                 Mary Goodfellow



December 30, 2012

Monday, December 31, St. Sylvester I

8:00 am – Marlene Kleiner,

                 (Steve & Elizabeth Grayeske)

5:00 pm – Robert A. Roncase Sr., (Family)


Tuesday, January 1, The Octave Day of the

                                 Nativity of the Lord

8:00 am – 58th Anniversary, Joseph Grochowski

                (Richard & Barbara Grochowski)

9:30 am – Herman Adam, (Renee & Denny)

11:00 am – Mabel Henry, (Joe & Barbara Henry)


Wednesday, January 2, St. Basil the Great and

                                     Gregory Nazianzen

8:00 am – Kathleen Hughes, (Cousin Tony)


Thursday, The Most Holy Name of Jesus

8:00 am – Robert Hannon


Friday – January 4, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

9:00 am – Seventh Anniversary, June Gardian

                (Stephen Gardian)


Saturday, January 5, St. John Neumann

8:00 am – Henry Huseman,

                 (Richard & Barbara Grochowksi)

5:00 pm – For the living & deceased members

                of the Parish.



January 6, 2013

7:30 am – Martha Edwards,

                (Maxine & Rich Steffenino)

9:30 am – Michael Sydek,

                (Ray & Shirley Szymkiewicz)

11:00 am – Clifford Marks, (Ken & Jeanette Miller)



For the sick, those in hospitals, nursing homes, and also for their caregivers.

Please pray in particular for:

Rev. John J. Scarcia, Frances Cannon, Baby Lucy Littlefield,  Baby Peter, Charlotte Azarovich, Rick DeStefano, Baby Olivia Enriquez, Jo Maturo, Colleen McMillar, Steven Gebhardt, Mildred Moyer, Helga Camasso, Lily Morgitan, Peter Szczybek, Christine Keer, Kathleen Tew, Rosalie Nelson, Michelle Fillman, Cranford Coulter, Phyllis Lossino, Jane Boyle, Timothy Byrne, Laura Barber, Patricia Pickford, Patty Perry, Kristi Hertzog, Tavario Brunson, Janice Kolb, Frannie T., Marie Mancini, Karl Heebner, Larry Spacek, Joni Rembisz, Jane Cassidy, Dawn Parents, Laura Peterson, Peter Preston, Kathy Rafferty, Michael Colfer, Howard Proffit, Tracey Delaney, Kevin Fox, Dorothy Smith, Ryland Zdebel, Sharon Snyder, Wyatt Kilhefner, Louis Miraglia, Anna Uhl, Anne Koch, Jessica Lepera, Rachael Henry, Felicia Iski, Barbara Jaman, Viola Pascarella, Sister Elizabeth Callaghan, George Gilde, Jean Miller, Judy Cobane, Christopher Lineman, Mary Ann Stoudt Snyder, Brent Landis, Dorothy Raab, Ben Pupek, Joe Demyan, Andrew Keegan, Norma Smith, Patrick Ryan, Nicholas Stauffer, Margaret Gulutz, Genevieve Husted, Tony Cimorelli, Catherine Olson, Joan Loyd, Anne “Nancy” Anderson, Dorothy Concio, Abigail Donohue, Ruth Rivera, Michael Metzinger, Sister Rosemarie Tedesco, Louis D’Alessandro, Ann Michels, Leon Novicki & Kevin Thomas, Anna Bogdon, Kira O’Neil, Baby Daniel Beisel.


For those who have died, and in particular for, Betty Geppert, grant them eternal rest and peace.


Many military are defending our rights.  If you know the name, rank and location of anyone currently serving in our military, please contact Keith Greczek at: ksgreczek@gmail.com. We want to pray for him/her.

Please pray for SSG Richard J. Ditlow III along with many other military men and women departed for Kuwait.





Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph

Sunday - December 30

Men’s 30 & Over Basketball                8:00 pm Hall


Vigil of Holy Day: Monday – December 31

Holy Rosary Hour                              1:00 pm Chapel

Mass in Church                                            5:00 pm

SPN Rectory Offices closed

PREP/Religious Education Offices closed


 Solemnity of Mary – the Holy Mother of God

Tuesday – January 1

Masses in Church:  8:00 am; 9:30 am; & 11:00 am

SPN Rectory Offices closed

PREP/Religious Education Offices closed


Wednesday – January 2

CYO Basketball Practice                      7:00 pm Hall

PREP/Religious Education classes       6:30 pm School


Thursday – January 3

CYO Basketball Practice                                  6:00 pm Hall

Friday – January 4

First Friday Mass in Church               9:00 am

MOM’S Group                                     9:45 am Hall

SPN Quilting                                     1:00 pm Hall


 Saturday – January 5

Charismatic Prayer Group                 12:00 pm Chapel

Neri Social Group                              2:00 pm Hall


Epiphany of Our Lord

 Sunday – January 6

Children’s Liturgy of the Word – at the 9:30 am Mass in Church

Little Church                                   9:30 am Hall

SPN Bingo                                         1:00 pm Hall

Men’s 30 & Over Basketball               8:00 pm Hall



Holy Rosary Hour – Monday – January 7 – 1:00 pm in the Chapel

Pre-Jordan Baptismal Class – Monday – January 7 -7:00 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room

CYO Basketball – Monday – January 7 – 6:00 pm – Hall

SPN Quilting – Monday – January 7 – 1:30 pm - Hall

Boy Scouts – Tuesday – January 8 – 7:00 pm – Hall

CYO Basketball – Tuesday – January 8 – 7:30 pm – Hall

PREP/Religious Education – Wednesday – January 9 – 6:30 pm in the School

CYO Basketball – Wednesday – January 9 – 7:00 pm in Social Hall

CYO Basketball – Thursday – January 10 – 6:00 pm in Social Hall

SPN Quilting – Friday – January 11 – 1:00 pm – Hall

Knights of Columbus Come-n-Go Bingo – Saturday – January 12 – 6:00 pm in the Social Hall

Children’s Liturgy of the Word – Sunday – January 13 – at the 9:30 am Mass in Church

Little Church – Sunday – January 13 – 9:30 am – Hall

Men’s 30 & Over Basketball – Sunday – January 13 – 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Social Hall




Saint Philip Neri Parish Council Members-at-Large welcome any questions or comments you may have.


Keith Greczek    



James Giuffrida



Tony Bauer




Our next breakfast is Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 7:00 am – 12:30 pm in the Social Hall.

Save the date!



Baked goods are needed for the monthly breakfasts and Sunday Bingo on January 6; please call Rita: 215.679.7009 for more details.



December 18, 2011          

Envelopes:   $ 7,850.50     

Online:               802.00

Loose:                743.00          

Children:              57.69              

Total:           $ 9,453.19        


December 16, 2012            

Envelopes:   $ 7,511.00    

Online:            1,159.00

Loose:                851.00                     

Children:            117.00

Total:           $ 9,638.00             



Because of the Christmas Schedule with our Bulletin, the Sunday Collections for December 23 will be published in the January 13 Bulletin.




Go green with St. Philip Neri Church by signing up for Online Giving.  If you have not yet signed up, please consider doing so. You will have the option to keep receiving your regular offering envelope packets if you wish. Visit our parish website to sign up: www.spnparish.org.


Give a St. Philip Neri Memorial Gift!

For a donation of $35 or more, there is a beautiful Folder recording the gift and donor to be presented to the family.  A Mass is offered each month.

We also have “Living Memorials” for those special occasions in life.



The St. Philip Neri Craft Guild will not meet during the month of December. The next meeting is Tuesday, January 15, 2013, in the Social Hall beginning at 1:00 pm. Newcomers should call Connie Marks at: 610.287.9829 if you would like to become a member of the Guild.



The Parish of St. Philip Neri needs SCRIP Sellers for all the Masses:


Call Trish Dornisch: 215.208.2913



Friday, January 4, is the first Friday of January.  Mass is in Church at 9:00 am.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel from 10:00 am until evening Prayer and Benediction at 6:00 pm. The sign-up binder to commit for adoration time can be found in the vestibule under the crucifix. Please commit to spend some time with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.



The 1st quarter 2013 liturgical ministers schedule (January, February & March) for youth and adult altar servers, lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is available in paper form in the little room off the vestibule and on line at our parish web site. 



The First Quarter Greeters Schedule is now available on the parish website.

For those without internet access, paper copies are available in small room off the vestibule. 



St. Philip Neri Social Hall

Saturday – January 12, 2013

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Games begin at 6:30 pm

Cost:  $.25/game

Menu:  hotdogs, barbeque & drinks.

If you bring a non-perishable item to benefit Open Line, you play two free games of Bingo!


Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus



St. Philip Neri Social Hall

Monday – January 21, 2013

Registrations begin at 6:30 pm.

This contest is for boys and girls ages ten (10) years old thru fourteen (14) years old.

Questions?  Call Bernie at: 215-679-8275

Sponsored by: The Knights of Columbus




The March for Life in Washington, D.C. is Friday, January 25, 2013.  St. Philip Neri will have a parish bus going to D.C.


The bus has 26 seats; call the rectory as soon as possible to reserve a seat.


Cost:  Adults -        $ 40

          Students -    $ 30


Cost includes:  Bus, metro pass and dinner at Country Buffet.


Checks should be made payable to St. Philip Neri and dropped at the rectory by Monday, January 14, 2013.




His Holiness Pope Benedict has decreed this to be the Year of Faith.  To help us learn our Faith more dearly, we at St. Philip Neri are offering to all, a study of Church History. 


The study Epic: The Early Church, is designed to guide you on a ten session adventure in learning the early story of the Catholic Church. 


Beginning January 16 (Wednesday’s at 7:00 pm) and January 18 (Friday’s at 9:00 am) you will:


a. Learn about the major people, places and events of the first five hundred years of Church history, touching upon the first three periods in our unique color-coded learning system.


b. Identify the Church fathers and learn their fascinating stories.


c. Discover the “back story” of the persecution that occurred against the Church under the Roman Empire.


d. Learn the true story of the first four Ecumenical Councils.


e. Come to recognize the early Christian Church as the Catholic Church.


The cost for the Study Materials will be $25 per person or couple.  Make checks payable to St. Philip Neri Church. Any questions, please contact Joan Lampart at: 215.529.5686 or email to: jmlampart@verizon.netSt. Philip Neri in the subject line.

We are hoping that you will join in this adventure.


Will you help?  Our monthly Sunday Bingo has four (4) rotating teams which means each team works only three (3) times a year.


Bingo begins at 1:00 pm and is usually finished by 4:30 pm.


We need your help with the pre-sale of Bingo Specials and Pull-Tab tickets. 


Pre-sale hours are 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

(no experience needed).  Come join in the fun!


Call Sandy at: 267.923.8761 or email: slrothenberger@netscape.net for more information.


St. Philip Neri Catholic Family Life Center

The Planning Committee is happy to report that progress is being made on the Catholic Family Life Center.  At a recent meeting we were able to identify our Mission Statement that simply reads:


“To strengthen family life for the Catholic Community of believers by gathering together so that we may joyfully come to know the love of Christ”.


We are currently in the process of preparing a Parish Wide Survey that will be mailed to all families seeking feedback on the types of activities they would like to see offered at our Catholic Family Life Center.


The Planning Committee welcomes any parishioners who would be interested in joining our team.  We are especially seeking parish members from age 18 – 25.


Please contact Tom Dewees, Director at: spncflc@comcast.net if you would like to join the team.



Attention H.O.P.E. Volunteers!  The new 2013 Team Schedules are now ready for pickup in the vestibule of the Church.



The MOM’S Play Group (part of the Elizabeth Ministry) will meet every Friday from 9:45 am to 11:30 am in the Social Hall Meeting Rooms of St. Philip Neri.  There are NO fees involved.  Please remember to bring your own snacks and drinks.  (Please NO nuts) 


If you would like to be part of the group and need further information, call Andie Bapst at: 215.353.1542.


AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!  Our January Meeting date has been changed to Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm. 


We will be playing Trivia Questions in the Social Hall Meeting Room.



Statements for 2012 will be mailed out by request only.  Call Shirley at the rectory office between 10am & 4:30 pm or email to: spnofc@comcast.net.



It is provided free of charge to our Parish and provides important revenues.


Please consider having your business, service or professional practice recommended to all our Parish families.


Call Jim Finnen: 

610.653.2145 (cell) or:

610.838.2238 (home)


This is one of the few inexpensive, local advertising opportunities left in our area and our Parish thanks you!




Vocation Office for Diocesan Priesthood

Be not afraid to say “yes” to Jesus.  Answer His call.  Consider the Priesthood.




Visit the website CatholicPhilly.com, the online successor to the Catholic Standard and Times.

Sign up today for our free, weekly email newsletter!



The Society of St. Vincent de Paul continues to operate its Thrift Store at our 901 E. Luzerne Street location in Philadelphia.  Please continue to support the Mission of the Society in meeting the basic needs of our community.  To schedule a free pick up of new or gently used clothing or furniture, please contact Priscilla at: 215.288.8160 – ext. 109.




100th Anniversary Opening Mass

Sunday – January 27, 2013

2:00 pm

Followed by a reception & tours of the school.

Please join us!

St. Aloysius School will be reaching a milestone in its history. Please assist us in updating our alumni mailing list for this special year’s functions.


If you are a graduate or know a graduate, consider sharing the following information with us. 


The following information is needed:

Name (including maiden name); address, email address, phone number and graduation year.


Information can be sent to:

St. Aloysius School Alumni Committee

220 N. Hanover Street – Pottstown or email to alumni@saintaloysius.net.



The Catechetical Institute provides courses for certification to Catechists and Catholic School Teachers.  These courses are also open to anyone looking to grow in their Faith. 


This spring, two of the courses (Sacraments of Initiation and Sacraments of Healing) will meet once a week for four weeks at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta in Schwenksville PA.  


The schedule is as follows:


Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Schwenksville

Thursdays – 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Sacraments of Initiation:

(February 28, March 7, March 14 & March 21

Sacraments of Healing:

April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25

The fee per course is $50. 

Deadline for registration is February 11, 2013. 


Registration forms are available at: www.studycatholictheology.com/#!catechetical-institute.




Retrouvaille – A program for troubled marriages

Marriage Help – Retrouvaille is a Catholic based program to help marriages that are stressed or in trouble.  Retrouvaille has helped countless married couples in all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. Retrouvaille can help your marriage, too.  The next two programs are at St. Joseph in the Hills Malvern Retreat Center.  The first program is February 8-10 and the second program is April 12-14.  ALL calls are confidential; call 800.470.2330 or 302.832.8044 or visit the website: www.HelpOurMarriage.com.



Grand View Hospital Hospice would like to extend to you an open invitation to our new group, “The Caregivers Support Group.”  This group is meant for those who are currently providing care to loved ones and are searching for social and emotional support. The group will also provide education and resources that we hope will help you take care of yourself, as you care for those you love. The Caregivers Support Group shall be held on the 1st Wednesday of every month, beginning January 2, 2013 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The group will be held in the gathering room located in Sellersville Outpatient Center and shall be facilitated by the Social Workers and Bereavement Counselor of Grand View Hospice. For further information, call Heather Smogor: 215.453.4398; email address is: hsmogor@gvh.org.



January 30 – February 3

The hours from Wednesday to Saturday will be: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm and on Sunday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Free invitational art show and sale featuring original works by more than 100 professional artists.  A portion of the sales will benefit Malvern Retreat House.  NO PA Sales tax; 35% of all artwork sales are tax deductible.

Special Events:


February 1 – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm is Friday night special.  Complimentary Wine & Cheese reception.

Artist Demonstrations* featuring three of the area’s premier artists.

Wednesday – January 30* 2:00 pm*:

“Colorful and Contemporary, the work of Lynette Shelley”. Mythology and folklore art influence - $20 fee with refreshments.

Thursday – January 31* 6:00 pm*

“Sculpting with Light”.  Photography technique using still life.  $40 fee includes casual light supper.

Saturday – February 2* 10:00 am*

“Decorating with Artwork”. Solve the puzzle of placement and lighting.  $15 includes breakfast treats.


Call 484.321.2534 for general information.

Invest just five minutes a day, and your faith will deepen and grow—a day at a time.


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

Holy families wherever we find them

The U.S. Postal Service issued its annual Christmas stamp in October, and in a significant break with tradition, instead of a portrayal of the Madonna and child, the service used an image of the Holy Family in flight to Egypt. The Feast of the Holy Family calls us to esteem them as a divine exemplar for all families, but we can also remember them today as they lived their earliest, desperate days together. Surely we have among us holy families fleeing their own lands to escape oppression or poverty. Let us respond to them with mercy and compassion when we encounter them.

Today’s readings: Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14 or 1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28; Colossians 3:12-21 or 3:12-17 or 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24;

Luke 2:41-52 (17)

“Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”


Monday, December 31

Seventh Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord

“May I have a word with you?”

The word of God is one of those, well, words that carries a big workload in Christian faith. In scripture God creates the world by speaking words. The word also means revelation: God’s communication with humanity in general. Put Jesus’ person and message together and Christ himself becomes the Divine Word. On top of that, the word is the written and spoken word of God read, proclaimed, and heard in scripture and preaching. As the church nears the end of the celebration of the Eight Days after the Nativity of the Lord, reflect on how these facets of the word of God—creative presence, revelation, scripture, new life in Jesus, the gospel—are parts of your life.

Today’s readings: 1 John 2:18-21; John 1:1-18 (204)

“In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.”


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord; Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

The flesh and blood of Christianity

Christianity is not a new philosophy or new morality, says Pope Benedict XVI. It is an encounter with the person of Jesus Christ: “We ourselves must be personally involved in an intimate and profound relationship with Jesus.” Mary, the Mother of God, whom we honor today, was instrumental in bringing the person of Jesus to us and showing us how to fully embrace a life in Christ. Resolve in this Year of Faith to deepen your relationship with Jesus and, like Mary, find ways to bring Christ to others.

Today’s readings: Numbers 6:22-27; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21 (18)

“He was named Jesus, the name given him by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.”


Wednesday, January 2

Feast of Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, bishops, doctors of the church

Share the wealth

The fourth-century monk Saint Basil came from a well-funded family, both materially and spiritually. In addition to their wealth, they had among them three people the church would call saints, and he was close friends with another, Saint Gregory Nazianzen. As bishop of Caesarea in Greece, Basil established one of the first “megachurches” in Christian history, the Basiliad, which was designed to serve people both spiritually and physically by combining a church, hospital, soup kitchen, travelers’ hospice, and social rehabilitation center. The lives of saints are meant to inspire the rest of the Christian faithful. Let Saint Basil’s example move you to ever-greater acts of generosity.

Today’s readings: 1 John 2:22-28;

John 1:19-28 (205)

“I am the voice of one crying out in the desert, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord.’ ”


Thursday, January 3

Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

Remember this name

It’s likely that no name in Western history has been spoken more often and in so many forms as the name of Jesus. In medieval Europe, where Latin was the norm in church usage, the most common abbreviation for Jesus was IHS (sometimes rendered IHC), which stood for the first three letters in Latin of the Greek name of Jesus, iota-eta-sigma. The letters took on additional meanings over time, such as Iesus Hominum Salvator (Jesus, Savior of mankind) and has even been adapted to English to mean “In His Service.” To help cultivate a relationship of deep respect and trust with the living God behind the name, write IHS on a small slip of paper and carry it with you.

Today’s readings: 1 John 2:29-3:6;

John 1:29-34 (206)

“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.”






Friday, January 4

Feast of Elizabeth Ann Seton, religious

You may be in for some surprises

“Life is full of surprises.” It’s no surprise, however, to hear these words from friends and family when you tell them about things that crop up in life: a job transfer . . . falling in love . . . a sudden illness. Life really is full of surprises, some welcome, some not. When surprises bring hardship, we might think about others, such as Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, who faced adversity with faith. Before reaching age 30 she had five children and was widowed. She eventually entered religious life and founded the first community of women religious in the United States. She and her sisters dedicated their lives to helping others and in doing so left a legacy of compassion and service for generations to come.

Today’s readings: 1 John 3:7-10;

John 1:35-42 (207)

“Come, and you will see.”

Saturday, January 5

Feast of John Neumann, bishop

Greater things than this

Born in Bohemia, Saint John Neumann immigrated to America to become a priest because Europe, ironically, had too many priests in 1835. As a member of the Redemptorist order, and later appointed bishop of Philadelphia, he and his congregation of brothers and priests were dedicated to helping the poor and abandoned. This Redemptorist mission inspired Neumann to help organize the Catholic school system in America. Whenever you are discouraged from your dreams, remember that you are destined and called for great things with God.

Today’s readings: 1 John 3:11-21;

John 1:43-51 (208)

“You will see the sky opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”


January 6, 2013

Working Team #1

Bingo begins at 1PM;

Doors open at 12 NOON

Parish Social Hall

1325 Klinerd Rd – Pennsburg

All Regular Games Prize is $50

Final Cover All-Special – Prize is $500

Great food available in Social Hall Kitchen

Social Hall Phone#: 215.679.8116








St. Philip Neri Church

Christmas Flower Donations


In Loving Memory of: Robert Roncase Sr., Mary Roncase, Theresa Harvey, Power & Michel Families, Family & Friends, Donald Miller, Emma Sobjak, Paul Sobjak Sr., Paul Sobjak Jr., Robert Sobjak, Haas & Bozzelli Families, George Liedike, Mary Liedike, George Murray, Violet Murray, Czapkewicz & McMahon Families, Kevin Flangan, Kevn Lebo, Terry Flangan, Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Crosson, John Crosson, Gerard Schneider, Dorothy Peters, William Peters, John Roney, Kathrine Kerivel, John, George & Pete Dykie, Della & Harry Rooney, Family, Rosemarie Adelsberger, Wayne Brinckman, John & Mary Poatsy and Family, Helen & Richard Trumbore, Michael Sinisko, Mr. & Mrs. John Hvorecny, Mr. & Mrs. Steve Sinisko, Emil Hvorecny, Anna & Louise, Margaret Hughes, Joseph Hughes, James Pulice, Frances Pulice, Andrew & Nellie Schultz, Steve & Anna Cichocki, Clarence & Ida Reitnauer, John & Stella Cichocki, Maryanne Moyer, Tom Virus, Stephen & Mary Kacerik, Mike Virus, Lisa Martine, Trevor Walck, Laura Zevetski, Robert Zevetski, Jenny Hurys, Mr. & Mrs. Edward Hurys, Mr. & Mrs. David Allen, Mr. & Mrs. John Salatino, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Brishcar, Gordon Heckler, Andrew & Huldah Prussack, JoAnn Putera-Dymek, Eugene Cressman, Anna & Andrew Kotch, Anna & Linford Cressman, Helen & Joe Semancik, Viola & Steve Kotch, Deborah Stranzl, Sagan, Tokarski, LeGrand, Stock & Ebert Families, Leo Minner, Peter & Gertrude Miller, Tobias & Bertha Minner, Kenneth Latshaw, Beverly Latshaw, Fred & Annie Yerger, Russell & Esther Latshaw, Angelo Frank, Mary Frank, Herman Henry, Michael Quigley, Ernie Greiss, Mr. & Mrs. Ray Shuhler, Thomas Brogan, Mr. & Mrs. William Greiss, Rev. Ralph Shuhler OSA, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Scorza, Mr. & Mrs. Nazinaro Matino, Joseph Tresnan, John Rizzo, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Longello, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Scorza, Anna McArdle, Albert McArdle, William Lampart, Florence Lampart, Yolanda Rio, Elizabeth Campaglia, Albert Campaglia, Peter Ree, John Walsh, Loved Ones, Tom & Edna Zappala, Zappala Family, DeFilippo Family, Phil Visconto, Peter Tarsi, Joseph Josko Jr., Agnes Josko, Theodore & Walter Martin, Julia & Michael Martin, Joseph Yanchus, Joseph Kaiser, Christopher Kaiser, Elsie Connelly, Schollenberger & Kaiser Families, Mikanowicz & Stavinski Families, Mr. & Mrs. John Murray Sr., Philip Murray, Joan Murray, Frank Fogel, Mary Fogel, Elsie Bonifazi, Mary Malasky, Teresa Fogel, Dolores Wright, Robert Kramer, Joseph Cappelli, Veronica Slagle, Ralph Bolognese, Andrew & Peggy Mellon, John & Mary Mellon, Robert & Margaret Lockett, John A. Lear, Helen Meese, Anna Mae Johnson, Anna Sheridan, Kanya, Mooney & Wojciechowski Families, Pete Emmell, Toly & Lillian Shellaway, John & Frances Piotrowski, Ed Ryan Sr., Alice Becker, Mary Ryan, Susan Ryan, Warren Becker, Grandmom Chantry, Aunt Mary Jane Mulozzi, James Goodellow, Dorothy Goodfellow, Joseph Feret, Helen Feret, Joseph Tryon, Geraldine Tryon, George Rybos, Witkoski & Roming Families, Larry & Mary Dahm, Jean Giuliano, Dahm Sisters, Helen Sieber, Martin Sieber Sr., Vanim Family, Stump Family, Kearney Family, Marie Doyle, Carolyn Schaptiel, Clifford Marks, Marks & Ballesteros Families, Christina Duka, Ezra Duka, Dorothy Noto, Anthony Noto, Mary Blaszczyk, Robert & Alice Robertson, Pauline Swider, George Swider, Catherine Gehringer, Attilio Frank, Linda Frank, Mike & Mary Dykie, Alvin Hoffman, John Dykie, George Dykie, Kathrine Kerivel, Mike & Mary Dykie, George & John Dykie, Kathrine Kerivel, Pete Dykie, John Roney, Victor Rickert Jr., Kerry Rickert, Cynthia Miller Marks, Robert Preston, Kenneth Swift, Brown & Swift Families, Virginia Haas, Francis Burgert, Francis Burgert, Michael Burgert, Catherine Burgert, Helen & Clarence Mohr, Michael Mohr, Dennis Krause, Catherine & William Fliegel, Katherine & Wilfred Quigley, The Thomas Doyle Family, Nicholas & Julia Teti, Joseph & Jean Engler, John Engler, Connie Morris, Members of the Gebhardt Family, Fronheiser Family, June Gardian, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Gardian, Pausic Family, Iski Family, Mustacchio Family, Bisesi Family, Morris Amato, John C. Rozanski, John J. Rozanski, Anna Bogdon, Benjmin Bogdon, Janet Gillespie, Carol Wildermuth, Ida Hewitt, Joseph Morgitan, Ronayne & Lammers Families, Stephen & Anna Burke, George & Mary Schurr, Leslie Gordon, Christine Gordon, Leroy Brown, Michael Wallace, Gene Harvey, Robert Henry, Karen Bowers, John Busedu Sr., James & Ruth Hemphill, James Hemphill Jr., Richard Hemphill, Dominic & Cora Rodeghiero, Stan Namowicz Sr., Regina Namowicz, Bertha Kuroski, Joseph Horvath, Julius & Agnes Horvath, Josephine & Alvin Greczek, Francis & Mildred Greczek, Ken & Meda Stamets, Natalie Varallo, Laura & Henry Wexler, Mr. & Mrs. John Martin, Carol Shaffer, Norbert & Shirley Mutter, Susan Schicky, James Goble, Lawrence Goble, Liska family, Eberle family, McCabe family, Mehalko family, Virgie, Marian & Joe Flanagan, Turnek family, Umbonhauer family, Leitchkus family, Mary Dorsey, Theresa Moore, Allen Brough, Francis Moore, Mary Moore-Slater, Charlotte & Daniel Cahill, James & Jeanette Ward, Clara Murchake, Earl Boyer, Helen Boyer, Joe & Ida Mann, Homer Leidy, Helen Mann, Arlene Leidy, Justice Goodwin, John & Kathryn Hovanec, Grace Goodwin, Mary Mokluk, Francis & Rose Goodwin, Edward & Ellen Loziwicki, Earl Walker, Mr. & Mrs. William D. Gillespie Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Strizziere, Karen Rowlands, Raymond Anthony, David Anthony, Abigail Rose Hilbert, Stanley Chmielewski, Mary D. Chmielewski, Victor Rickert Jr., Kerry Rickert, Cindy Miller Marks, Andrew & Anna Kotch, Eugene Cressman, Anne & Linford Cressman, Helen & Joseph Semancik, Joseph Semancik Jr., Steve & Viola Kotch, Steven Kotch Jr., Greg Longacre, Concio family, Krause family, Frances, George & Ben Weidman, Anna & Benjamin Bogdon, Helen Pownall, Ed Pownall Sr., Cecelia Kelly, Mildred Delfico, Jean Bartkowski, Cece Parker, Jennie Pizza, Charles Pizza, Anthony Pizza, Edith Paice, Teresa Thomas, Lawrence Foster, Andrew & Emma Stranick, Michael & Stella Sombers, Mary & Charlie Sailer, Charles & Agnes Sailer, Rosie & Lloyd Van Gorden, John & Marie Kirchenbauer, John Kirchenbauer Jr., Mr. & Mrs. George McKillip, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Moore, Delia Kelly, Amy McKillip, Deceased members of McCue family, Geatano DiMarco, Theresa DiMarco, Rose McAfee, Jenny DiMarco, Rose DiMarco, Mr. & Mrs. William Bradley, Mr. & & Mrs. Pongia, Mary Bradley, Teachers and children of Sandy Hook, CN., Louise Bellmar, Charles Bellmar, Edward Decker, Stella Decker, Thomas Virus, Roland & Althea Spaar, Leslie Allen, Harry Santangelo, Jennie Santangelo, Anthony Morano, Josephine Morano, Ernest Quatrani Sr., James Enright, Kathleen Enright, Irvine Crowe, Gerald Mahoney, Helen Mahoney, Grace Mahoney, Helen Mullin, Raymond Mullin, Bill Mattus, Billy Mattus, Christine Forster, Joseph Forster, Alex F. Horvath, Ann Horvath, Robert Elsdon, Andrew & Catherine Gazo, Mary Romano, Domenica Casazza, Thomas Hollinger, Vitus & Veronica Hammerle, Lawrence & Marie Fronheiser, Paul Fronheiser, Frances & Angelo Balduzzi, Beulah & Bernard Schiery, William & Mary Gallagher, Gallagher family, Elizabeth Brant, Warren Brant, James Brant Sr., Goc family.


In Honor of: DiNunzio Family, Landes Family, Catherine Olson, Stella Roney, Priests & Religious in my life, Leon Novicki, Michelle Fillman, Helen Bellmar


Donations by:  Mr. & Mrs. Vaughn Vangilson, Mrs. LaRue Emmell, Mr. Tom Stubits, Mrs. Amy Porter, Mr. Matthias Schibinger, Mr. Steven Katrinak, Mr. & Mrs. John Katrinak, Mrs. Irene Leister, Mrs. Sharon Wetzel, Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Hasson, Mr. & Mrs. John Donahue, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Conley, Paul Semler, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Matt, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Wroblewski, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ellis, Mary Reilly, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Gulick, Brian Latshaw, Mrs. Patricia Scheerbaum, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Ciaciak, Mr. & Mrs. Vincent DiPinto, Mrs. Thanh Walter, Mr. Gregory Kressirer, Mrs. Anne Dykie, Mr. & Mrs. George Zegiestowsky, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Henry, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Franks, Mrs. Judy Smith, Ms. Elizabeth Puchert, Mrs. Margaret Tocci, Mr. & Mrs. James Watko, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Raab, Mrs. Kathy Le, Mr. Thu Pham, Mrs. Leonette Nicolaou, Mr. John Kuzmission, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Camasso, Mrs. Helen Fogel, Mr. & Mrs. Gary Amerman, Mr. & Mrs. Bart Keegan, Mr. & Mrs. Peter Penrose, Dr. & Mrs. John Pagan, Mr. & Mrs. David Proffit.























Join us as we discover our past, record our present and shape our future.  The Historical Committee is looking for new members.    Our committee needs people with varied talents to bring our history together. Some work can be done on your own time and in your own home.

Here is a partial list of the committee members needed:



         Individuals to make DVD’s

         Individuals to scan pictures

         Individuals to assemble photo albums

         Individuals to clip and organize newspaper articles

There are many other tasks that need to be completed.  We can only bring the past into the present with help.  This work is being done for the celebration of our 100th anniversary which is quickly approaching. If you are interested in being part of this committee you can call Shirley at 215-679-9275, Dawn at 215-679-2160 or e mail Doris at gmomdecker@yahoo.com or complete the form below and return in the collection basket.

NAME ______________________________________________________________________________


PHONE____________________________ EMAIL ADDRESS _______________________________








Saturday January 26, 2013

 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Friendship Fire Company

269 Green Street

Royersford, PA 19468



Live Entertainment DJ Sing-along

50/50s Raffles Wine Pull



TICKETS: $25 per person

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Limerick, PA 19468


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