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St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Established July 1, 2014 Joining The Parishes of St. Thomas Aquinas (1922-2014) & St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1976-2014)

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  • St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Established July 1, 2014Joining The Parishes of

    St. Thomas Aquinas (1922-2014)& St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1976-2014)

  • Served By:Rev. David A. Fernandes, Pastor • Rev. Richard E. Rudy, Parochial Vicar

    Rev. Michael J. Lonergan, Pastor Emeritus, (Former St. Elizabeth Ann Seton)Rev. Michael J. Sheehan, Weekend Assistant • Deacon John J. Gallagher

    St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Established July 1, 2014Joining The Parishes of

    St. Thomas Aquinas (1922-2014)& St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1976-2014)

    NORTH CAMPUS601-Bristol Pike

    Croydon, PA 19021

    RECTORY126 Walnut Ave.

    Croydon, PA 19021215-788-2989

    MASS SCHEDULESaturday Vigil: 5:00 PM

    Sundays: 7:30 AM and 11:30 AM (North Campus)

    and 9:30 AM (South Campus)Monday-Friday: 6:30 and 8:30 AM

    Saturday 8:30 AM Only (Chapel at 126 Walnut Ave.)Holydays: Vigil 7:00 PM, 6:30 and 8:30 AM, AND 7:00 PM

    (North Campus)

    SOUTH CAMPUS1200 Park Ave.

    Bensalem, PA 19020

    PARISH OFFICE121 Belmont Ave.

    Croydon, PA 19021215-788-2989

    Fax: 215-788-7626Email: parishoffi [email protected]

    Website: [email protected]_church

    CONFESSIONSCHEDULE

    Saturday: 4:00-4:30 PM (North Campus)

    MARRIAGESBy Diocesan policy, a six month advance notice is required to allow suffi cient time for the necessary marriagepaper work and preparation. Deacons are permitted to witness marriages which are not during Mass.

    BAPTISMSFirst three Sundays of the month after 11:30 AM Mass. Attendance at Pre-Jordan class, on the 3rd Tuesday eachmonth at 7:00PM, in the Cares Meeting Room (enter by rear door) at 121 Blemont Avenue, is a requirement.You must pre-register by calling the Parish Offi ce at (215)788-2989.

    PARISH MEMBERSHIPIn order to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, Confi rmation and Matrimony, and in order to receive a Letter of Eligibility as a Godparent or a Sponsor it is necessary that you be registered in our parish and practice the Catholic Faith.Please call the Parish Offi ce as soon as you move into our parish to schedule a registration meeting, or after the 11:30 Mass on the 4th Sunday during the Social, or on the Parish Website. Please call the Parish Offi ce if you move, or change your address or phone number.

    PARISH DEVOTIONSMiraculous Medal Novena: Saturdays after 8:30 AM Mass (Chapel)Divine Mercy Chaplet: Sundays before each Mass (both Campuses); Mondays at 6:30 PM (Chapel)Rosary: Weekdays before 8:30 AM Mass (Chapel) and Sundays before each MassChristian Prayer: Monday-Saturday before 8:30 AM Mass and Monday at 6:40 PM (Chapel)Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mondays 9:00 AM -7:00PM with Benediction at 7:00 PM (Chapel)

  • 077—PAGE 2

    Christmas Eve Vigil &

    Christmas Day 12/24 4:30 PM Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Extraordinary Ministers: J. Wallover & C. Mehaffey Lectors: J. Roth & S.Aykit 12/24 7:00 PM Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Extraordinary Ministers: B. Balot & J. Wrightson Lectors: J. Mundy & R. Fallon 12/25 Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Extraordinary Ministers: E. Marra and J. Shirley Lectors: A. Sheck & W. Scenna

    Monday December 22 6:30AM 8:30AM Joseph Wunsch 7th Anniversary Req. by: Aunt Betty Tuesday December 23 6:30 AM Clara & Stephen Pawlowski 8:30 AM Alice Sobusiak 25th Anniversary Req. by: Adele Sobusiak Wednesday December 24 6:30 AM Jack,Mary & George Thornhill Req. by: Edna Thornhill 8:30 AM Arlene Davis Req. by: Winstanley Family

    CHRISTMAS EVE VIGIL MASSES 4:30 PM For the People (SEAS) 7:00 PM For the People

    CHRISTMAS DAY

    10:00 AM For the People Friday December 26 6:30 AM Esling & Gillespie Families eq. by: Regina Macartney 8:30 AM Annette DiTommaso Req. by: Family Saturday December 27 8:30 AM Michael DiTommaso rreq. Family

    4th Sunday of Advent December 21, 2014

    5:00 PM Stanley Alexandrowicz Req. by: Bill, Lynn & Sarch Don Dougherty Req. by Nancy 7:30 AM Arnold Patterson Reqe. By Rita & family 9:30 AM Charles Nicolo Req. by SEAS 11:30 AM Linda Fowler Req. Mary Ann O’Byrne & Schulz Fam.

    The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

    December 28, 2014 5:00PM Karl Schroeder Req. by: Mrs. Kay Schroeder & Family Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Smith Req. by: Schroeder & France Families 7:30AM Edna & Joseph McCloskey Req. by: Edna Thornhill Jim O’Donnell Req. by: Pat 9:30AM Santiago Buella Req. by: Mr. & Mrs. Querbuin Buella 11:30AM Maureen Brennan Req. by: Williamson Family

  • 077—PAGE 3

    Embracing our New Parish

    Parish Calendar

    22. Eucharistic Adoration in the Daily Mass Chapel 9:00AM –7:00PM with Benediction 6:00 PM—Church Decorating. All are welcome! 7:00—7:30 PM—Last Confession time before Christmas 7-7:30PM 24. Christmas Vigil 4:30PM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 7:00PM at St. Thomas Aquinas 25. Happy Christmas! Mass today at 10:00AM

    St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Offices are closed. In an emergency please call the rectory. 28. The Sunday Social will be held after the 11:30 AM Mass in the Church Hall. All are welcome. HAPPY & BLESSED CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES. MAY THE CHRIST CHILD BRING HIS SPE-CIAL LOVE AND BLESSINGS INTO YOUR HOMES. REMEMBER TO KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS. THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IS CELE-BRATED FROM CHRISTMAS DAY UNTIL THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD—JANUARY 11TH.

    CONFESSION OF SINS AND THE ACT OF PENANCE: Tell your sins simply and honestly to the priest. You might even want to discuss the circum-stances and the root causes of your sins and ask the priest for advice or direction. The priest might offer suitable advice and then he will give you an act of penance, which may include prayer, self-denial, or works of mercy.

    LAST OPPORTUNITY FOR CONFESSION

    Before Christmas DECEMBER 22

    GUIDE TO CONFESSION

    PREPARATION: Before going to confession, the penitent exam-ines his or her conscience and asks the Lord to reveal the sins which are in need of being confessed. Bad Example * Blasphemy * Cheating at Work * Cheating at School * Cursing * Destroying An-other’s Property * Drunkenness * Dealing Drugs * Taking Drugs * Envy * Going to Fortune Tellers * Excessive Gambling * Gossiping * Greed * Grudg-es * Inappropriate Anger * Lying * Lying in Con-fession * Missing Mass * Lying under Oath * Not Praying * Physically Violent * Pride * Resentment * Selfishness * Abortion * Adultery * Advising Someone to have an Abortion * Pornography * Re-ceiving Communion without having Confessed Se-rious Sin * Stealing * Stubbornness * Swearing * Using Ouija Board * Any Sexual Activity Outside of Marriage * Physical or Sexual or Verbal Abuse * Taking Revenge *

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    Embracing our New Parish

    The Giving Tree 2014 The “Giving Tree” will be avail-able for all parishioners to take an ornament, (or Two) of their choosing . Please help us make another family’s Christmas brighter! Especially the chil-dren of our Parish, YOU do m a k e a d i f f e r e n c e ! THANK YOU for that. If you know of a family or someone who is in need of some help this holiday, please put their name and telephone number in a sealed envelope, Label it “Christmas Confidential” a n d p l a c e i n t o t h e collection basket.

    Our parishioner families are our first consideration. We love working with you, YOU are the best! Blessings, Janice Fratantaro, Donna Pierce-Bongart and Father David

    S a v e t h e D a t e ! Mark your family calendar for the 8th World Meeting of Families! Philadelphia is proud to welcome families from around the world to this event on September 22-27, 2015. Families can look for-ward to speakers, celebra-tions, activities for kids, and prayer, all of which will bring renewal and transfor-mation for you, your loved ones, and the world. Visit the official World Meeting of Fami l ies webs i te a t : WorldMeeting2015.org to learn more and to sign up for regular updates on how you can participate.

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