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Welcome to St. Alphonsus Parish Community

As a parish community, the members of Saint Alphonsus Worship, Educate, Reach Out, Share, Promote, and Recognize, for we are all One Body in Christ. We are a welcoming parish in Maple Glen, Pennsylvania blessed with some 6,000 parishioners, 1,700 families, and a regional elementary school. It's our hope that just as you've joined us in the digital space, you'll consider joining us in our physical place for Mass and come to be a part of our parish family.

Holy Week Schedule

Tuesday, April 1  Sacrament of Penance: 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.

There are no morning masses Holy Thursday, Good Friday

or Holy Saturday, instead morning prayer.

Holy Thursday, April 17

Morning Prayer:  9:00 A.M.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:30 P.M.

Eucharistic devotion at the Repository will continue all night long.

  Good Friday, April 18

Morning Prayer: 9:00 A.M.

Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion: 3:00 PM.

  (Choral Prelude begins at 2:40 P.M.)

Stations of the Cross: 7:30 P.M.

Holy Saturday, April 19

Morning Prayer: 9:00 A.M

Sacrament of Penance: 3:45 – 4:45 P.M.

Easter Vigil Mass, April 1   7:30 P.M.(No 5:00 P.M. Mass)

Easter Sunday, April 20  Masses at 8:00 A.M., 10:15 A.M. and Noon

Upcoming Parish Activities

The Parish Day of Service is Saturday, April 5thup sheets to volunteer are now in the narthex. There will be various teams working around the parish during the day followed 5 o’clock mass. Hope you will consider spending the day or just a few hours with us!  Click here for flyer.

There is another opportunity for us to join together this Friday, March 28th at 6:30 PM for “A Simple Lenten Meal” which will be hosted by the St. Alphonsus Share the Word Group. Afterwards, everyone is invited to stay for Stations of the Cross which begins at 7:30pm.  Click here for a registration form.  

There will be a Parish Penance Service on Tuesday April 1st at 7PM. Let us gather together as a parish community this Lent and prepare ourselves for the resurrection of our Lord. The Sacrament of Reconciliation offers us the opportunity to experience the peace of Christ and restore us in body and spirit.

Canonical Visit

Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas, our Regional Bishop, will be making a Canonical Visit to St. Alphonsus Parish on March 22, 23 and 24. Every parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is visited every five years. Bishop Thomas will be celebrating the 5 PM Vigil Mass on Saturday evening and the 10:15 AM Mass on Sunday morning. Bishop Thomas will also speak after the Closing Prayer at the 8 AM and 12 noon Masses on Sunday. While he is here, Bishop Thomas will be meeting with the Father Quan, Deacon Burghart, Kathy Morris and Linda Tonelli. The Bishop will be reviewing the Sacramental Records of the parish. He will also be meeting with the Parish Pastoral and Finance Councils.

On Monday March 24th at 8:30 AM, Bishop Thomas will be visiting our parish elementary regional school. He will meet with Carol Opdyke, our interim-principal, and will visit all the classrooms and have lunch with the school faculty.

The occasion of the Canonical Visit of our Regional Bishop is an important event in the life of our parish. Bishop Thomas is the representative of our Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. He is visiting us on Archbishop’s behalf to learn about our parish and to support and encourage us as a community of faith. Their visit is a wonderful expression of our union with our Archbishop and with all the others parishes in the Archdiocese.

Please join me in welcoming Bishop Thomas and praying for the success of the upcoming Canonical Visit.