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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.

New St. Alphonsus Parish Pastoral Council

Attention all parishioners 18 years of age and older – we will be forming a new Parish Pastoral Council in the near future and we need your help.

Earlier this year, Fr. Leva invited a group of past and present Pastoral Council members to form a Steering Committee to determine the best path forward. As a result of those discussions, we have decided to form a new Council, and will conduct elections to fill six elected positions. There will also be 3 appointed positions that will be filled after the election results are known.

A strong council is an integral factor in ensuring that St. Alphonsus Parish is best able to serve the needs of all of its parishioners both now and into the future. One of the important functions of the council is to evaluate how well the parish is accomplishing its mission and to plan new initiatives in liturgy, evangelization, stewardship, communication, and other areas.  Many of our parish’s prior accomplishments and important initiatives were the result of pastoral planning done by earlier councils (building of the Narthex, the church renovation, establishing our Youth Ministry, Sister Parish Outreach, etc.).

An effective Pastoral Council is made up of Catholic parishioners in good standing, 18 years and older, who are prayerful, committed to the good of the entire parish, and representing diversity in age, experience, culture and points of view.  Members should expect to spend approximately 2 hours per month at the Pastoral Council meeting, and 2-5 hours per month on other tasks. Fr. Leva has expressed his support of this initiative and he has invited you to consider running for election and/or nominating others you believe would make good Pastoral Council members.

Watch for more detailed information each week in the bulletin and on our website, and in the narthex and the chapel lobby. Please join us for the information night meeting and consider nominating parishioners who can help us plan for our future.

Important dates to remember:

9/23/14 (Tuesday) – Information Night in the Narthex at 7:00 PM

10/5/14 (Sunday) – all nominations are due by 1:00 PM

10/7 – 10/12/14 – all nominees will be contacted by phone

10/21/14 – Nominee Night in the Narthex

11/15 – 11/16/14 – Election conducted at all Masses

11/22/14 – Election results posted

You can go to our Pastoral Council Page found under Parish Life to view a video message from Fr. Leva.

SAVE THE DATE

Ministry Fair October 4 and 5 after all masses

Parish Picnic Oct 5 after noon mass

Saturday, November 22 Olde Fashion Holiday Bazaar

Tuesday, December 2 Bus Trip to NY Radio City Music Hall (click here for ticket form)

Mark your calendars and volunteer to help out in these fun  parish events.

                                                Look for details in the bulletin.

Friday August 15 – Feast of the Assumption

The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven. Because it signifies the Blessed Virgin’s passing into eternal life, it is the most important of all Marian feasts and a holy day of obligation.

Our masses are as follows:

Thursday evening, Vigil Mass 7:30pm

Friday 6:30am, 9am and 12 noon