Saint Madeline Parish A Caring Community of Faith Since 1907
Sacrament of Baptism: Celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays
of the month immediately following the 11 AM Mass. Prior to
Baptism, parents should attend a Pre-Jordan class held in our
Spiritual Life Center. To register for Baptism, complete our
application on the parish website, www.stmadelineparish.com/
baptism, and we will contact you.
Sacrament of Marriage: Couples planning marriage should contact the
rectory no less than six months prior to the intended date.
Pre-Cana Seminar on Marriage is required.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Every Saturday at 3 PM in church and
anytime by appointment.
Adoration: Every Monday at 8:30 AM until Benediction at 4 PM in
Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet: Monday to Friday after the 8 AM
Pastoral Care of the Sick: We are on call for Taylor Hospital every
Tuesday. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion visit on Sunday.
Please register as “Catholic” when admitted and contact the rectory
for pastoral visits while in the hospital.
Welcome New Parishioners! Complete our registration form on the
parish website, www.stmadelineparish.com, or contact the
Rectory Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10 AM - 2
Rev. John Flanagan (Pastor) [email protected]
Rev. Dennis M.
Weber, Servants of Charity Rev. Amal Sawarimuthu, Servants of
Charity (Sunday and Weekday Masses) Deacon Michael Alexander
(Parish Deacon) [email protected]
Eileen Boyle (Director of
Religious Education) [email protected]
610-583-6120 Sue Eubanks
(Business Manager) [email protected]
Nancy Dunham (Secretary)
Christopher Avery (Pastoral
Administrator) [email protected]
(Sacristan) John Keller, Jr. (Facilities Manager) Sean Zaleski
(Liturgical Music Coordinator) [email protected]
Daily Mass: 8 AM Saturday: 3 PM (Confessions), 4 PM (Vigil) Sunday:
8:30 AM, 11 AM, 5 PM Holy Days: As published
Church: 400 Morton Avenue, Ridley Park Rectory: 110 Park Street,
610-532-6880 www.stmadelineparish.com Spiritual Life Center: 405
Tome Street, Ridley Park
ST. JAMES REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
500 Tome Street, Ridley Park 610-583-3662
Francesca Cerabino (Principal) [email protected]
Eubanks (Business Manager) [email protected]
September 20, 2020
Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, September 19 Saint Januarius, Bishop and Martyr 4:00 PM †
John Saunders Roseanne Saunders
Sunday, September 20 Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8:30 AM †
Thanksgiving to St. Padre Pio Walsh Family 11:00 AM † Jeffrey Kopko
Family 5:00 PM † Elaine Eubanks Family
Monday, September 21 Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist 8:00 AM
† Michael Rumsey Family
Tuesday, September 22 Weekday 8:00 AM † Thomas & Mildred
Wednesday, September 23 Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest 8:00 AM †
Betty Angelo Angelo Family
Thursday, September 24 Weekday 8:00 AM † John & Marie Therese
Connelly Connelly Family
Friday, September 25 Weekday 8:00 AM † Anna Capriotti “Birthday
Remembrance” Ed Capriotti
Saturday, September 26 Saints Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs 4:00 PM †
Edward Brady, Jr. Brady Family
Sunday, September 27 Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8:30 AM †
Maryann Waite Tom & Ceil Falcone 11:00 AM † Francis Donegan
Family 5:00 PM † Living and Deceased Members of the Parish
Mass Intentions From Fr. Flanagan
Dear St. Madeline Family, “These last ones worked only one hour,
and you have made them equal to us, who bore the day’s burden and
the heat. He said to one of them in reply, ‘My friend, I am not
cheating you. Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage?
Take what is yours and go. What if I wish to give this last one the
same as you? Or am I not free to do as I wish with my own money?
Are you envious because I am generous?’ Thus, the last will be
first, and the first will be last.” (Passage from Sunday’s Gospel)
It’s always good to have a generous boss. Generosity is a Christian
offshoot of charity and love. “Faith, hope and love remain and the
greatest of these is love.” Let’s be generous – packing an extra
measure of patience, joy, kindness, encouragement, peace, hope,
gentleness, piety with enthusiasm. Let us give the same generous
response to the last person as the first, to the enemy as the
friend, to the unkind person as the kindhearted. Either way, we
have a generous God who loves us all the same. Be generous now, so
that when we meet the generous One, we will be welcomed by a
generous embrace. God bless you and God bless the St. Mad’s Family!
Fr. John Flanagan
posted about current and post-pandemic news.
Our Parish Newsletter is sent weekly by email.
Contact: [email protected]
Arise: Restoring Catholic Life after the Pandemic “He has risen; he
is not here; see the place where they laid him.”
– Mark 16:6
Please visit their website: http://archphila.org/arise/ Thank
St. Madeline Live Stream Mass on Facebook:
Monday to Friday at 8 AM Saturday at 4 PM
Presiders for September 26 & 27
4:00 PM Fr. Weber
8:30 AM Fr. Weber
11:00 AM Fr. Flanagan
5:00 PM Fr. Amal
Keep Cool Campaign Update: We need you to keep us cool! Thank you!
Donations to the “Keep Cool Campaign” have now totaled over
$133,472. The Goal is $220,000. We have received contributions
ranging from $25 to a new high of $10,000! Thank you very much and
God bless you! Fundraising options: *Keep Cool Campaign envelopes
are available in Church. *Donations may be made through our website
at Keep Cool Campaign. *Monthly and Annual Pledges are an option.
*All proceeds from the Parish Cookbook and Christmas Ornaments.
*Funeral Memorial donations may be applied to the Keep Cool
Campaign. *A parish-wide letter will be mailed soliciting funds.
Please consider making a donation for your Church and this project.
We have not asked for funds for capital projects in recent history.
Many people make charitable donations – please consider your parish
and our campaign. There may be some parishioners who would consider
a one-time or two-year significant donation. All help is greatly
appreciated. If you cannot donate at this time, please consider it
in the future. “For God loves a cheerful giver. Moreover, God is
able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things,
always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every
good work”. Thank you to everyone who has donated and to those who
are considering in the future! May God bless you for your
generosity and your love of our beautiful parish!
Archdiocesan Rosary Campaign for an End to the Coronavirus: Join us
online, by phone or in spirit as we pray the Rosary asking the
miraculous intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary to put an end to
the coronavirus and to bring restoration to those most severely
impacted by the pandemic.
• Monday through Thursday at 8 PM
• Details and log-in, visit: www.phillyevang.org/rosary Annual
Wedding and Anniversary Mass: Pray for and with married couples who
are married 1-25 yrs, 25 yrs or more or 50 yrs or more. Anticipated
Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Nelson Perez on Saturday,
October 17, 5:15 PM, Cathedral Basilica. More info at
phillycatholiclife.org. Holy Hour for the Election: Sunday,
November 1, 2-3 PM, Cathedral Basilica. Presider: Rev. Gerald
Dennis Gill, Rector of the Cathedral. Join us for an hour of prayer
and adoration before Jesus in the Eucharist as we petition for
grace and blessing upon our country, especially asking for God’s
will to be accomplished in the upcoming presidential election. We
hope for at least 50 people to be present, one for each State of
the United States of America, but more are welcome!
• Please RSVP if you plan to attend at:
• Free parking is available in the Cathedral parking lot. Social
distancing will be observed.
• Questions? Contact: [email protected]
Reading I: Isaiah 55: 6-9 These verses comprise the conclusion of
the so-called “Book of Comfort” in Isaiah. We are told to seek the
Lord outside of the sanctuary. God is so completely different from
us, that it is unwise to ascribe motives or methods to Him that we
might have. He is hidden, yet He is also close to us.
Reading II: Philippians 1: 20c-24, 27a Paul writes that through his
baptism he has “died” as it were to his former life, and now lives
an existence completely taken over by Christ.
The Gospel: Matthew 20: 1-16a The parable we hear is all about
God’s generosity, and not about labor rights. His goodness comes to
the fore in His love for the most needy.
Baptisms: We welcome Gabriella Margaret Abdo, Jordan Michael
Brassell, Layla Claire Elnicki, and Wyatt Bradley Muryn as new
members of our community, born of water and the Holy Spirit.
Marriage: Congratulations and best wishes are extended to John
Friel and Dolores “Dee” Smyth who were made one in the Sacrament of
Marriage on September 19, 2020.
New Parishioners: We warmly welcome Dana Fabrizio, Frank
Malvestuto, and Nicholas & Amanda Thomas to St. Madeline
Deaths: Our sympathy, prayers and love are extended to the friends
and family of Ronald Eubanks, Joseph Gilmore, and William
September 20 through September 26:
• The Vigil Candle on the Blessed Mother Altar has been lit in
memory of Anna Capriotti, for her “Birthday Remembrance”, at the
request of Ed Capriotti.
• The Vigil Candle on the Saint Joseph Altar has been lit in memory
of Ron Eubanks at the request of the rectory staff.
Cub Scout Pack 264 Popcorn Fundraiser: Support your local scouts of
Ridley Park for their Annual Popcorn Fundraiser. Place your online
order ASAP at the following:
• If you have a specific scout you would like to support, please
contact him/her to order. Thank you!
Annual Blessing of the Animals: Due to the ongoing pandemic, the
annual Blessing of the Animals to commemorate the Feast of Saint
Francis will not take place this year. We will be posting a
pre-recorded blessing on our website and Facebook page prior to the
October 4th feast day.
Canceled Events: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following
special events have been canceled. We will let you know if they get
rescheduled. Thank you!
• Blessing of the Animals, Oct. 4
• Food Drive in Church, Oct. 10 & 11
• Youth Mass, Oct. 11
Please pray for the following members of our parish family who are
currently serving in the United States Military:
MSgt. April Ashjian Air Force MSgt. Justin Ashjian Air Force PVT
Joseph Caponigro Army PVT Jason Cavalieri, Jr. Army Cpl. Vincent
Anthony DeGori Jr. Marines SPC Andrew Gieder Army PFC Pacey Lenge
Marines CTT II Jesse Mellema Navy
God Bless All Who Serve the
Financial Facts St. James Regional Catholic School
From Mrs. Cerabino's Desk…
Lunch / Recess Monitors Needed: We are in need of lunch / recess
monitors. This is a wonderful opportunity to volunteer at our
school. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mrs.
Robinson ([email protected]
Currently Enrolling SPE Members for EITC Tax Credits! The EITC
program has had a tremendous impact on the Archdiocese of
Philadelphia’s ability to offer financial aid to many deserving
families. Families who receive EITC scholarships would not be able
to experience a Catholic education without these generous donations
from individuals in the community. The Foundation for Catholic
Education is currently accepting commitments for the 2020 tax year.
You can choose the school where you would like your tax dollars to
go! It is a win-win for everyone! If interested, contact St. James
Regional at 610-583-3662.
Information on touring and/or registering for our wonderful school
may be obtained by contacting the school office,
St. Madeline PREP
ST. MADELINE PREP VIRTUAL LESSONS will begin the week of September
21. Our catechists will be creating lessons which will include
recorded sections, parent-led instruction and student interactive
Weekly lessons will be placed on the PREP link of our parish
website under VIRTUAL LESSONS on Monday mornings.
GO TO: www.parishgiving.org Please consider our Parish Online
Giving Program. Sign-up is easy!
We pray for our sick that they may receive the healing strength of
God: Talan Peters, Edward Verratti, Susan Aloi, Jean Burns, Andrew
James Hartunian, Jack Cavanaugh, Walter Henderson Jr, Theresa
Stern, Pat McGinley, Luke Theodosiades, Lindsay Deckard, Theresa
Carbone, Bernice Barnes, Calvin Valenti Jr, Rose Valenti, Greg
Corley, Pamela Thornton, Daniel Schiller, Judi Coyne, Joy Martin,
Joseph Long, Barbara Bramley, Al Cyanic, Bridget Zellner, Lexi
Flocco, Camile Milnes, Gavin McGinley, Robert Campitelli, Pasquale
Marino, Patrick Holland, Ashlee Bucksar, Maureen Heistand,
Catherine Burke, Peggy Abrahamsen, Kelli Kovach, Jerry Fisher,
Robert J Gray, Kitty Dennis, Kim Mutarelli, Elaine Roberts, Joann
Fox, Thomas Dougherty, Maxx DiVario, Carol Ann Iasco, Patricia
Dabadeen, Marie Walsh, Patrick O’Connor, James Phillips, Doris
Taraba, Audrey Gatone, Roni Roller, Kay Masteller, Arty Erle,
Pamela Robertson, Peg Breslin, Mike Rafter, Jeanne Verbitski,
Stephen Henry, Colin Brandenburg, Mackenzie Ryan Kelly, Lois
Manini, Peg Dietzmann, Marie Nicolai, William Shaw, Mary Borzillo,
James Kennedy, Katelyn Clour, Patrick Wolfe, Liam Walden, Nick
Lentz, Paul Yotsko, Caroline Jefferson, Stephen Bradley, Dorothy
Shannon, Ron Koch, Jim Fry, Janet Szedlmayer Leung, Geraldine
Blair, Gabriella Brittingham, Ben Robinson, Diana Bochanski, Tony
Giuliano, Helen Schell, Steve Elek, Mary Small, Joseph Bradford,
Clifford Foster, Jill Robinson, Barbara Blake, Mary Kull, John
Benedek Sr, Steven Morelos, Mary Lue Hoke, Tom Sciascia, Michael
Fiorello, Erin Sullivan, Rita Smalley, Maryanne Toner, James
Siravo, Baby Paityn Donsky, Stephanie Scattolini, Lisa Buschmeier,
Maryann Lerza, Nancy Kovach, Deirdre Whitton, Lena Barone, Baby
Vincent Nowroozi, Patrick Monaghan III, Dixie Bullock, Rosario
Juliano, Connie Kopko, John Beamon, Debbie Schnellenbach, Thomas
Mastroddi, Onorina Lafferty, Mary Faulkner, Angela Helms, Daniel
Cirminiello, Theresa Gray, Susan Gallagher, Nancy Gallagher, Rose
McStravick, Kate Martin, Francis McAlpin.
IN LOVING MEMORY: Please remember our parish when your loved one
dies. In the obituary: In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made
to St. Madeline Memorial Fund in memory of (name). PLANNED GIVING
BEQUEST: You can make a bequest to our parish by including the
following statement in your will: I leave to St. Madeline Parish
the sum of (dollar amount). This is one way that will ensure that
St. Madeline Parish will continue into the future and will be able
to further all the good works that have been done here in the
Collection for September 12 & 13, 2020
Envelopes: $ 8,407.00
Online: $ 2,583.00
Total: $ 10,990.00
Thank you very much to those who are contributing by putting your
church envelopes in the
rectory mail slot, mailing them, using Parish Giving or the new
Weekly Offering tab on the website. In these
tough times, it is appreciated very much. God bless you
for your goodness. Thank you for your sacrifice, kindness and
generosity to St. Madeline Parish!
Peace, Fr. John Flanagan