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
• Centennial Commemorative Booklet –Featuring photos and events shared by St. Joseph parishioners. Look for this special keepsake edition in December/January.
• March 10, 2019 – Guest Speaker, Michael Aquilina 1:00 — 4:00pm
As part of our 100th Anniversary Celebration,
we are pleased to present Guest Speaker, Mike Aquilina, the award-winning author of more than 40 books on Catholic history, doctrine & devotion.
He will present Saint Joseph: His Angels and His Works on March 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm.
Scripture tells us just a little bit about St. Joseph, but that little bit speaks volumes about the kind of life God blesses. In two talks, Mike Aquilina will examine St. Joseph’s approach to two constants in his every day life and our every day lives: work and angels. Like Jesus himself, we have much to learn from the carpenter of Nazareth. This event will be held in our church. Refreshments will be served.
• March 24, 2019 — St. James Choir — Concert of Hymns (time to be announced)
• April 1 – 5, 2019 – St. Joseph Mission
• 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 offered a special St. Joseph Commemorative Centennial rosary
hand crafted especially for us in Italy.
The rosary beads are of a natural stone with gold placements.
At the rosary division piece, it will have the seal that appears
at the entrance of the narthex with a Centennial commemorative.
Rosaries have arrived and they are beautiful!
There are a few available if you missed the original order.
Rosary cost: $40 payable to St. Joseph RC Church. Call Eleanor Slanga at 610-469-9241 if interested.
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
OUR FAITHFULLY DEPARTED
Hugh K Allen
Ann M. Lorman
Mary E. Dyrcz
Patricia Helen Haines
Sheila A. Connolly
John Etriss, Jr.
Helen L. Pulaski
Anna B. Trojan
Patricia H. Berkey
Hugh Michael Gallagher
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