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 & Projects
Centennial Commemorative Booklet –Featuring photos and events shared by St. Joseph parishioners.
March 10, 2019 – Guest Speaker, Michael Aquilina
1:00 — 4:00pm St. Joseph: His Angels & His Works
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.
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.
March 24, 2019 — St. James Choir — 11:00 am Mass
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 after Masses starting March 3rd. Cost $50 per person.
Tickets limited to 300. Event is for participants 18 years of age and over.
Commemorative Centennial Rosary
As part of our Centennial Celebration,
we commissioned a special St. Joseph Commemorative Centennial Rosary
hand crafted especially for us in Italy by Ghirelli.
The rosary beads are of a natural stone with gold placements.
At the rosary division piece is the floor seal that appears
at the entrance of the narthex with a Centennial commemorative.
Traveling St. Joseph Shrine – Families of the parish have been invited to host the shrine in their homes for a week. The enthusiasm for this project has been overwhelming and therefore will continue after the close of our centennial year celebration.
Stained Glass Windows – The 12 windows will highlight “Joseph” – Saint Joseph and the Joseph of the Old Testament.
This window shows “Joseph, Chosen Spouse”. It portrays a pious legend of the engagement or betrothal of Mary and Joseph.
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.
|Ann M. Lorman||Anna Bozzelli||Patricia H. Berkey|
|Mary E. Dyrcz||John Etriss, Jr.||Roman Dychdala|
|Thomas Vafeades||Esther Carl Hugh||Michael Gallagher, Sr.|
St. Joe’s Easter Egg hunt will be held on Palm Sunday, April 14th at 12:30 – rain or shine. We need donations of candy & prizes that will fit into plastic eggs. Please place candy and prize donations in the marked container at the back of church by Sunday, April 7th. If you’d like to contribute money, please contact Sue Scowden at 610-425-7697 or s firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope for Life would like to give Easter baskets to the elderly and homebound of our parish. We are collecting items to include in the baskets. Items such as tissues, hard candy, lotion, soap, and crackers are welcome. Please drop donations off at the Narthex by Sunday, April 7th. Thank you for supporting Life!
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