ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
136 SAXER AVENUE, SPRINGFIELD, PA 19064 610-543-0848 (FAX) 610-604-0283 www.sfaparish.org [email protected]
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL ~ 610-543-0546
PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATOR WEEKEND ASSISTANT IN RESIDENCE Rev. Matthew J. Tralies Rev. J. A. Grant Rev. Joseph J. Meehan
Deacon W. Timothy Baxter Deacon James Kane
TTHE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
Sunday, June 14, 2020
7:30AM Joseph Clapper (2nd Anniversary) 9:30AM Jesse Gelsomini
11:30AM Veronica McDonald Monday, June 15, 2020
8:00AM Veronica McDonald (1st Anniversary)
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 8:00AM Antonio and Grace Gerbino
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:00AM George J. McCarron
Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:00AM Rose DiPietro (19th Anniversary)
Friday, June 19, 2020 8:00AM Flora Giannini (12th Anniversary)
Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:00AM Dorothea McGonigal
4:00PM For the People of the Parish Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, 2020
7:30AM Thomas G. McCallum And Max Girshick
9:30AM Eugene Gildea 11:30AM Jim McFadden
†REMEMBER ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED†
Especially, George Shonleber May they rest in God’s peace
and May their families be comforted.
MEMORIAL FOR JUNE 2020 BREAD~ William Stinger, Jr. WINE~ Ann and David Toner
THE SANCTUARY CANDLE
This candle burns to remind us of the sacramental presence of Jesus Christ. For the Week of June 14th, the candle will burn in loving memory
of Michael Horan as requested by the Horan Family.
ATTENTION PARISHIONERS: Regular Vigil/Sunday Mass schedule and Daily/Saturday 8AM Masses have resumed. Please adhere to the CDC rules for Social Distancing, use of masks and utilization of provided hand sanitizer. We appreciate your cooperation and hope to make this a smooth transition of getting back to join our SFA Parish family. Saturday 4PM Vigil Mass also being live-streamed via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sfaspringfield/
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK
Baby Abigail Whelan Nathan Bannon Ashley Ferkler Michael Farley Baby Arthur LeTourneau Vincent Nowroozi Shiloh Cronck Caroline Ferry Evan Farrington Timothy Duke Dominic Rosini Lexi Cable Meghan Rauchut Amy Faulls Marjorie Silli Isabella Carullo Carrie Serrano Bill Seavey Mag Post Robby Wonder Bill Colgan Betty Pote Susan Marcantonio James Fox Rich Buckley Doreen Grafstrom Monique Carpenter Marty Meenan Marie Brown Kara Thompson Bridget McHugh Stephen Spence Jack Valvardi Steven Little Michael Okino Jackie McPeake Anna Rokos Richard Gildea Mary Lou Gildea Jeannie Brattini Billy Carroll Ed Trombley Bob Iatesta Phyllis Dunn Violet McGeever Diana Nardello Thomas Nolan Neil Bohley Harry Feindt Ryan Montgomery Christopher Biddle Thomas Doyle Robert Busch Rob McCullough Kathy Fritz Jim McDonnell Dan Lorenz Kenneth M. Siebert Jeannette Siebert Shealyn Mencel Stephen Marchini Cynthia Fries Henry Gray Rita O’Donnell Dolores Spicer Anne McGlone Frank Canavan Joy Van Berg Maureen Kirlin Cass Johnston Lavan Beth McCarron Mary Benedetti William Teste Janet Doherty Jon Grady Erin McCarthy Dawn Marley Danny Hynes Doris O’Hara Brian Griffin Beverly Scarani Thomas Moran Mike Capozzoli Carol Naughton Eddie Meyers Megan Amis Elmer Schneider Maria DiGiacinto Ray Kenney Cathy Baj Bob Steele Patrick Byrne If you have someone you would like prayed for, OR have removed from prayer list, please email Joan Curtis at [email protected] or call the Rectory at 610-543-0848. Thank you for your prayers.
During this current COVID situation, the rectory remains closed. Staff is only in the rectory limited days/hours as of now. Announced Masses and unannounced Masses can be obtained by emailing Joan Curtis at [email protected] or leaving a voicemail message on 610-543-0848 ext 110. Please leave the date you wish to obtain, (no more than a year in advance) and the name of the recipient of the Mass. We will do our best to accommodate your date request. Mass stipend: $10. We are happy to mail them to you or you may pick them up outside the office when they are prepared. Thank you for your understanding.
TO CONTACT FR. MATT: Please feel free to contact Fr. Matt with any questions or comments through email: [email protected] You can always call the rectory at 610-543-0848 ext 126. Thank you!
Mr. Jeffrey P. Braconnier: Regional Youth Minister for the parishes of St. Francis of Assisi, Holy Cross and St. Kevin. Mr. Braconnier’s contact information: Phone- 610-544-8777- [email protected]
BREAKING OPEN THE WORD
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ June 21, 2020
BREAKING OPEN THE WORD
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ June 21, 2020 A few days before this Sunday is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, June 19. Touching the Sacred Heart, especially through the Enthronement in our home, was a spiritual landmark for our family. Pope Benedict XVI describes the Sacred Heart this way: “Even our short comings, our limitations and our weaknesses must lead us back to the Heart of Jesus. We need to make ourselves a gift of love without reserve.”
Jeremiah 20:10-13 The Lord has rescued the life of the poor from the power of the wicked.” Do you feel rescued? The Heart of Jesus can provide much of what we need during this time.
Romans 5:12-15 This reading affirms the magnitude of the gift of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. God’s love is far more powerful than our sin or the sins of the world. We need to see all of life as God’s gift to us. Jesus comes to meet us where we are.
Matthew 10:26-33 Jesus said: “Fear no one.” He also said in Mark’s gospel that “Fear is useless, what is needed is trust.” During these days, fear is rampant in our world as well as our families. The Heart of Jesus will lead you out of fear and into trust. We simply need to ask for His help.
The Corner Brought to you by your Evangelization Team
Did you know…? The Feast of Corpus Christi was established in 1264 when it was proposed by St. Thomas Aquinas to Pope Urban IV, in order to create a feast focused solely on the Holy Eucharist, emphasizing the joy of the Eucharist being the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
SFA CYO is the recipient of the United Way under the Honor Option Plan. Your donation supports our activities for youth of our parish. If you wish to support the CYO, please indicate: CYO/ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI/SPRINGFIELD #7046 SFA CYO
THE THREE PARISH BOOK CLUB
The Book Club will meet on June 24th at 7:00PM via Zoom if necessary. Please join us for the last meeting of the season. Meetings will resume on September 30th. For more information, please call Joy Van Berg at 610-328-2095 or email [email protected]
June I Thirst: 40 Days With Mother Teresa by Joseph Langford M.C.
Summer At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
SAINT FRANCIS OVER 50 CLUB If times were different, we would be having our End of the Year luncheon this Thursday June 11th. We, the board, are thinking of you. As we enter the yellow phase, don't let your guard down. Stay safe. We will get together again but not sure of the date. We will be in touch. Stay well and have a safe summer.
SPIRITUAL ADOPTION PRAYER PROGRAM
Ninth Month Congratulations! Your spiritually adopted baby is born this month! They are around 7 ½ pounds and 20 inches long. Their birth was not the beginning of their life though. Their life began nine months ago when each parent contributed the genetic materials to form this unique human being— including the instructions for their hair and eye color, facial features, health, talents, intelligence and personality. At that miraculous moment they also received their soul from God making them an immortal being—God’s plan for them is to live their life on earth then join Him in their heavenly home forever. Never before in history, nor ever again, will anyone exist who is just like your spiritually adopted baby. Your prayers have been invaluable for this baby and their mother. You will surely meet each other in heaven!
“PRO-LIFE” LINES” Crisis Pregnancy Resource hotline: 610-626-4006. Rachel’s Vineyard Post-Abortion healing: 877-HOPE-4-ME www.rachelsvineyard.org. A Baby’s Breath 24-hour hotline: 484-580-6436, www.ababysbreath.org. Delaware County Pregnancy Center: www.dcpchester.org. M
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