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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 church.
Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet: Monday to Friday after the 8 AM Mass.
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.
Rectory Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10 AM - 2 PM
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) [email protected] Christopher Avery (Pastoral Administrator) [email protected] Lou Scaperotto (Sacristan) John Keller, Jr. (Facilities Manager) Sean Zaleski (Liturgical Music Coordinator) [email protected] Chrissy Stief (Choir Director)
Mass Schedule
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, Ridley Park
610-532-6880 www.stmadelineparish.com Spiritual Life Center: 405 Tome Street, Ridley Park
500 Tome Street, Ridley Park 610-583-3662 www.stjamesregional.com
Francesca Cerabino (Principal) [email protected] Sue 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 Glessner Family
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! Peace,
Fr. John Flanagan
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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 you!
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
Parish News
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: phillyevang.org/events
• Free parking is available in the Cathedral parking lot. Social distancing will be observed.
• Questions? Contact: [email protected] SUNDAY MASS READINGS
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 Parish.
Deaths: Our sympathy, prayers and love are extended to the friends and family of Ronald Eubanks, Joseph Gilmore, and William O’Keefe.
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: www.trails-end.com/store/scout/NAH5WS9Z.
• 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 reviews.
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 past.
Collection for September 12 & 13, 2020
Envelopes: $ 8,407.00
Online: $ 2,583.00
Total: $ 10,990.00
$ 804.00
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
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