Welcome to our Parish Website!

I am happy to welcome you to learn about our community here at St. Joseph’s parish! For me, this is a perfect opportunity to deepen our faith as we journey with one another. Together, may we experience God’s Presence in working and praying with each other in Liturgy.

By way of introduction, I want to tell you about myself. I am the oldest of twelve children. I was born in Milmont Park, Delaware County. I attended Our Lady of Peace Grade School and St. James High School in Chester. I graduated from the University of Notre Dame. It was my good fortune to play football for St. James and Notre Dame. My allegiance to both of these schools runs deep. I am a St. James Bull Dog and I may be somewhat “over the top” with my Notre Dame spirit! I strongly support Penn State (as long as they are not playing Notre Dame).

I attended St. Charles Seminary and was ordained for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. I spent three years at St. Cecilia’s parish in northeastern Philadelphia. I then taught theology at Bishop McDevitt H.S. in Wyncote, where I was appointed head football coach. I was assigned chaplain to Villa St. John Vianney in Downingtown and taught at Bishop Shanahan H.S. in West Chester. At Shanahan I coached soccer, basketball, and golf.

In May of 2006, the Cardinal assigned me to minister to the people here in Spring City. I am truly blessed to serve all of you, and I look forward to meeting you and your family personally!


St. Joseph Centennial Programs

Parish booklet — We welcome an event you would like to share with our parishioners
and any photos. The booklet will be out in December/January.

• March 10, 2019 – Guest Speaker, Michael Aquilina, topic, “Holy Angels”
1:00 – 4:00 pm, in our church, refreshments will be served

• March 24, 2019 —  St. James Choir will give a concert of hymns (time to be announced)

• April 1 – 5, 2019 – St. Joseph Mission – Mission Director – Rev. John Flynn

• April 6, 2019 – Archbishop Charles Chaput to celebrate Mass @ 4:30 pm

• April 28, 2019 – Gala Dinner at Rivercrest – 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Tickets will be available as the date approaches – Cost $50 per person

Commemorative Centennial Rosary
As part of our Centennial Celebration here at St. Joseph’s we are offering a special St. Joseph Commemorative Centennial rosary. At the rosary division piece, it will have the seal that appears at the entrance of the narthex with a Centennial commemorative. The rosary beads are of a natural stone with gold placements. These rosaries will be hand crafted especially for us in Italy and will take 4 months for delivery. There will be a sign-up sheet in the narthex. We ask that you complete it and return your order with your check for $40 each payable to St. Joseph R. C. Church. We ask that you place your order sheet and check in the envelope marked “St. Joseph Commemorative Centennial Rosary” and either drop it in the collection basket, or drop it off at the rectory by October 15, 2018.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Eleanor Slanga at jepslanga@comcast.net.


Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen


Hugh K Allen
Elizabeth Karkosak
Ann M. Lorman
​Mary E. Dyrcz
​Thomas Vafeades
 Patricia Helen Haines
Sheila A. Connolly
​Anna Bozzelli
John Etriss, Jr.
Helen L. Pulaski
​Anna B. Trojan
​Patricia H. Berkey
Roman Dychdala​



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