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CLERGY
Rev. Anthony J. Costa,
Pastor
Rev. Salvatore M. Riccio,
Pastor Emeritus
Rev. J.A. Grant,
Parochial Vicar/Senior Priest
Rev. Joseph J. Meehan,
Pastor Emeritus
St. Eugene (Primos, PA)
In Residence
Deacon James D. Kane
Deacon Arthur M McGuire
Deacon W. Timothy Baxter
Coordinator of Religious Education:
Madelyn McBride
Parish Music Director:
Parish Business Manager:
Marianne Bier
Parish Bookkeeper: Mary Ann Tucker
Parish Secretaries: Joan Curtis &
Suzanne Marinari
Parish Youth Minister: Thomas Wimer
Rectory:
136 Saxer Ave., Springfield, PA 19064
610-543-0848 • Fax: 610-604-0283
www.sfaparish.org
Parish School:
112 Saxer Ave. • 610-543-0546
Parish School Principal: Jill Carroll
www.SFAschool.com
Eucharistic Celebration
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 AM
Monday-Saturday: 8:00 AM
Holyday Vigil: As announced
Holyday: As announced
Rite of Reconciliation
Saturday: 3:00 - 3:45, Every Wednesday 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM,
Every day by appointment, Communal Services: Seasonal
Baptism
The Sacrament of Baptism is administered on the First and
Second Sunday of the month at 1:00 PM and on the third
Sunday within the 11:30 AM Eucharistic Liturgy.
Initiation into the Catholic Church - R.C.I.A.
Weekly sessions are held for adults considering belonging
to the Catholic Church.
Marriage
Arrangements must be made at least six months before the
wedding date is chosen. Please call the Rectory to make an
appointment with
a priest.
Parish Registration
Welcome new members! You may pick up your welcoming
packet (which includes registration) at the rectory after all
Masses on the weekend or Monday to Friday from 9 AM to
7:30 PM.
Appointments
You are asked, if possible, to arrange an appointment in
advance by calling the Rectory, 610-543-0848
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI MISSION STATEMENT
The Mission of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Springfield, PA is to
be disciples. Centered in the Eucharist, we are called to encounter,
follow and imitate Jesus’ way of life through the humble example of
our patron, St. Francis of Assisi.
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, February 1, 2015
7:00AM Thomas Doyle
8:30AM James Kennedy, Jr.
10:00AM Samuel Corea
11:30AM Mary Reilly
Monday, February 2, 2015
8:00AM Robert J. Burns
1:00PM ADORATION
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
8:00AM Mary Terese Egan
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
8:00AM Francis King
Thursday, February 5, 2015
8:00AM Jim O’Brien
Friday, February 6, 2015
8:00AM Betty Dowgiel
9:30AM Deceased Members of Memorial Fund
Saturday, February 7, 2015
8:00AM Joseph and Laura Cavanaugh
4:00PM For the People of the Parish
Sunday, February 8, 2015
7:00AM Nicholas and Helen Cicchini
8:30AM Deceased Members of the Ganley Family
10:00AM Mr. and Mrs. Albert Baselice
11:30AM Helen V. Mulhern (9th Anniversary)
THE SANCTUARY CANDLE
This candle burns to remind us of the
sacramental
presence
of
Jesus
Christ.
For the Week of February 1, the candle will burn
in memory of Rosemary Masterson on her birthday with
love from Phyllis and Ed. If you wish to have the Sanctuary Candle
burn for a week in memory of a loved one, or for the Special Intention of a
loved one, you can make arrangements by coming to the rectory. Offering
of $20 is requested.
†REMEMBER ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DIED†
Especially, William Fox, Jr., Helen Barna Misci
BREAKING OPEN THE WORD
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ February 8, 2015
Job 7:1-4, 6-7
Job describes his misery and life of unending woes. When
have you hit your lowest point in life? What sustained you at
that time?
1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23
St. Paul preaches to the poor and offers his life totally, even
in the most extreme circumstances, to fulfill his calling to
spread the gospel. When have you humbled yourself to
fulfill your obligation to love others? How does this help
you as well?
Mark 1: 29-39
When Jesus heals the sick, word spreads and the people
follow Him relentlessly. Jesus continues to serve them in
more places, preaching the gospel and healing the sick.
Persevering in faith to your calling is a great sacrifice at
times. What sacrifices can you offer to the Lord when you
attend the next Mass?
FOR CATHOLIC MEN
Living Bridges and St. Francis of Assisi will be presenting a
new “Journey to the Father” Time of renewal for Catholic
men on two evenings—Tues., February 3 & Wed.,
February 4 (7-9PM) in Ward Hall. This program will help
men discover the Father’s love in deeper ways and show
their authority as God’s sons to intercede in prayer for the
needs of their family. This is a wonderful opportunity. The
team for the Journey is:
●Fr. Anthony Costa, Pastor
●Bob Iatesta, Co-Founder and Director, Living Bridges
Fr. Costa has said “I believe that ‘Journey to the Father’
will be a real blessing to the parish.”
Space is limited—register now! Contact: Living Bridges,
610-525-4770, staff@livingbridges.org or Deacon Art
McGuire at 610-544-5023.
May they rest in God’s peace. May their families be comforted.
MEMORIAL FOR FEBRUARY 2015
BREAD and WINE
ROBERT ALSOP
Come to the Rectory if interested in donating toward the Bread & Wine Memorials.
Home Sales: Monday-Thursdays; 9AM-5PM
Call Chris Breslin: 610-543-7244.
Sunday hours: Rectory Basement: 9-11:15AM
LENTEN FISH FRY
Come together & dine as a community during
this Lenten season
Fridays: February 27~March 6~March 13
5:00~7:30PM in Leonard Hall
$11 Fish platters ~ $7 Grilled Cheese platters
BYOB. (tickets at the door: $12 for fish platter)
*Take out tickets are sold ONLY in advance. Dinners will
be available for pick up at the outside rear kitchen door
between 5~ 6pm. For more information, please contact:
Deirdre Cresta at 610.328.5608, deir102@aol.com
or Amy Foran at 610.328.1853, amyforan@comcast.net.
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FOOD COLLECTION
Thanks again for your support to our Food Drive. We collected
over 300 pounds of food for our needy last month! The Food
Collection will be next weekend, February 7th & 8th. Thank
you
for
your
continued
generosity!
God Bless!
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK
Baby Jack Scanlon
Meghan Rauchut
Colin McKnight
Baby Cole Mark
Michael Komar, Jr.
Emilee Serrano
Isabella Carullo
Theresa Curtis Roney John O’Donnell
Julia Donahue
Jack Duffy
Diane O’Grady
Robert Peterson
Dorothy O’Brien
Leo Sullivan
Phyllis Dunn
Andy DiNardo
Harry Kidd
Sandy Thompson
Denise Benton
Robbie Wonder
Loretta Simeone Cooper VanSchooneveld
Steve Manley
Marie Valvardi
Mag Post
Patricia Porter
Nancy Custer
William Higgins
Daniel Gavin
Preston Caldwell
Bill Colgan
Marie Donnelly
Robert Montgomery
Margaret Kenney
John Hughes
Kelly Hunsicker
Mary Louise Davaro
Phyllis Marconi
Daniel Lebano
Jocelyn Dillon
Mildred Donnelly
Bill Gibson
Steve Green
Pam Boyd
Joyce Cori
Gina Trasferina
Jason Peterson
Chris Valerio
Andrew Barna
Phyllis Heffron
Shelly Salerno
Rita Murphy
Frances Reid
Marnie Passaretti
Helena Neary
Mary Ellen Bradley
Tyler Bendel
Mary Elizabeth Layer
Liz Canavan
Tom Stanley
Rev. Paul Stenson
John Tagliaferri
Patricia Powell
Brian Murphy
Mary Lou Gallagher
Emily Spishack
Mildred Mullen
Rosemarie Roche
Ryan Montgomery
Gay Fletcher
Trudy Arnodo
To the following catechists and classroom aides who were
recognized for their years of service in the PREP program at
the Cathedral on January 10th by Archbishop Chaput:
Maggie Aveis ~ St. John Neumann Award for 5 years
Beth Ann Berman ~ St. John Neumann Award for 5 years
Darlene Perry ~ St. John Neumann Award for 5 years
Kathleen Roche ~ St. John Neumann Award for 5 years
Susan Lafferty ~ St. Pius X Award for 10 years
Joe Lamoureux ~ St. Pius X Award for 10 years
Sandra Lamoureux ~ St. Pius X Award for 10 years
Regina Scheerer ~ Our Lady of Guadalupe Award for 15 years
CONGRATULATIONS!
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI PRAESIDIUM~“OUR LADY
QUEEN OF PEACE”
Our weekly meetings will take place on Thursday evenings from
7-8:30PM , in the basement of the Rectory. We are not only
looking for active members, but also auxiliary members (praying
members only). For information, please call either Deacon Art
McGuire at 610-544-5023 or Deacon Jim Kane at 610-544-9082.
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES CORNER
5 Things Families Can Learn from Pope Francis
1. It's important to dream as a family.
Recently, on his visit to the Philippines, Pope Francis encouraged
all families to dream together: “It isn’t possible to have a family
without dreams. When you lose this capacity to dream, you lose the
capacity and energy to love.” Learn how to dream together. Talk
about your family’s hopes, dreams and goals. Write them down.
Pray about them. Ask God to make them come true, according to
His will and plan.
2. Never forget that life should be respected in all forms.
“Be sanctuaries of respect for life, proclaiming the sacredness of
every human life from conception to natural death. What a gift this
would be to society, if every Christian family lived fully its noble
vocation!” Jesus, through Pope Francis, reminds us of the sanctity
of life, and the need to respect (and protect) it at all times. A great
reminder for all of us, especially as thousands of people have just
marched for life in Washington.
3. If you want to strengthen your family, pray together.
The Holy Father mentioned the importance of prayer many times
during his visit to the Philippines. “Resting in prayer is especially
important for families. It is in the family that we first learn how to
pray. And don’t forget when the family prays together, it remains
together. This is important.” No matter how busy or crazy life can
get, always pause for prayer. Take time to pray by yourself, and
with your spouse—and with your kids, too, if you have them.
4. The family needs to be protected at all times.
Pope Francis emphasized the importance of protecting our families,
and those larger families, which are the Church, God’s family, and
the world, our human family. “Sadly, in our day, the family all too
often needs to be protected against insidious attacks and programs
contrary to all that we hold true and sacred, all that is most
beautiful and noble in our culture.” Let us do our best to heed the
words of our Holy Father, and do all we can to protect our families.
5. When you are facing trials and tribulations, remember that
you are not alone.
Pope Francis reminds us to take courage during times of trial and
grief: “Let us…look to Christ on the cross. He understands us
because He endured everything. Let us look to our Mother and, like
a little child, let us hold onto her mantle and with a true heart
say—‘Mother’. In silence, tell your Mother what you feel in your
heart. Let us know that we have a Mother, Mary, and a great
Brother, Jesus. We are not alone. We also have many brothers who
in times of need come to help. And we, too, because of this, we feel
more like brothers and sisters because we help each other.”
Remember that God is always with us, even in our darkest storms.
The Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows, our Mother, is
also there for us at all times. Let us cling to them during times of
despair and doubt.
Let us continue to learn from Jesus through Pope Francis, His
vicar here on earth, and pray that the Holy Father will receive all
the guidance, support, good health and spiritual wisdom he needs
to steer us through our daily lives, and promote The Family Fully
Alive.
Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive!
www.worldmeeting2015.org
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FAITH, FATHERHOOD &
FAMILY
This year Man Up Philly will be
holding the 7th Annual Men’s
Conference in Philadelphia. Saturday,
March 7, at St. Joseph’s University
Hagan Arena, in Philadelphia, PA. We
encourage all men to join us for an inspiring time of faith
and fellowship. Experience our area’s largest Men’s
Conference first-hand and join others who are ready to Man
Up, by living their true calling. For more information or to
register, visit www.ManUpPhilly.com. All are welcome!
PRO-LIFE INFO…
SFA PRO-LIFE GROUP MEETING
Please join us for the meeting of our SFA Pro-Life Group on
the Wednesday, February 4th, at 7PM in the Rectory
basement Conference Room A. We meet the first Wednesday of
each month from September to June. Your prayers and
suggestions are most welcome. For more information, please
call Regina Scheerer at 610-328-2463 or George Farrelly at
610-544-0196. God is Pro-life. Are you?
LUMINARIES FOR LIFE THANK YOU!
Thank you to all who participated in, and gave donations for,
our “Luminaries for Life” event. A total of $800 in donations is
being sent to the Mothers’ Home in Darby. Thank you for
witnessing for life!
BOWL-A-THON AT SPROUL LANES
Mothers’ Home in Darby is our region’s only residential
program for homeless, pregnant women. Mothers’ Home is
hosting its Annual Bowl-A-Thon at Sproul Lanes in Springfield
on Saturday, February 7. Two time slots are available: 3-5pm
& 6-8pm. Cost: $150/lane, and includes a private lane for 6
bowlers for two hours, shoe rental, two pizzas and soda. Raffle
prizes will be available, including a fall weekend stay at an
Ocean
City
cottage.
Register
at
www.mothershome.myevent.com.
RACHEL’S VINEYARD RETREAT
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats are for anyone hurting from the
spiritual and emotional pain of an abortion. The weekend will
help you experience the mercy and compassion of God; grieve
your loss; and forgive yourself and others. Retreat date: March
20-22, at the Spirituality Center in Frazer, Pa. Call
215.906.6337 or 610.399.0890. All contacts are confidential.
Visit www.rachelsvineyard.org.
“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.
Mother’s Home: 610-583-HOME, www.mothershome.org .
Pro-Life Union of Delaware County: 610-789-LIFE,
www.prolifedelco.org.
COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE…
GIDDY UP GALA & SILENT AUCTION!
SFA Home and School Association is
hosting the Giddy Up Gala on Saturday,
February 7th, 7~12MN. The Gala will be an
evening filled with food, drinks, dancing
and even a mechanical bull! YES!! “RIDE
THE BULL!!!”
Tickets:$45/person.
(includes
dinner
&
drinks).
A huge selection of auction items:
●CLUB BOX SEATS for 4, to Taylor Swift concert in June.
●RINK SIDE Flyers tickets.
●RIDE ON THE SFA St. Patrick’s Day Float
●OVERNIGHT STAY for 2 at Desmond Hotel (Malvern).
If you are able to donate any items toward the auction, please
contact Amy (Wechsler) Foran: amyforan@comcast.net.
To preorder your tickets online, visit www.sfaschool.com.
and click on EVENTS. Hope to see some of our Alumni
there!
God Bless All Who Serve Our Country
Davidson Cox ~ Brian Galligan ~ Kevin Geiger ~ Michael Lynch
Michael McGarvey ~ Steven Ramoni ~ Mike Froeter
Daniel McLeer ~ Bill McDermott ~ Skip Turner
James McDonald ~ Brian Crosby ~ Patrick J. Ryan, Jr.
David English ~ Sean Sweeney ~ Michael Jones
Peter Quinn ~ Joseph Spence ~ Mitch Devine
Rick Kern, Jr. ~ Maxwell James Rieder ~ Cale Amador
Shawn McConaghy ~ Shawn Bennett ~ James M. Ketler, Jr
Jonathan Butterfield ~ Timothy McCans ~ Ken Finley
Holy God, May the Spirit of Jesus dwell in the hearts of
every troop this day and always and may Your Name be
glorified in each life. For at the Name of Jesus every knee
shall bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord to the
glory of God our Father. Grant these brave men and
women Your perfect peace as they serve their fellow man
and may these days of service draw them closer to You.
Give strength and assistance to all those who await their
loved ones at home. Comfort the children who long to be
held in the arms of their earthly fathers and mothers.
Grant us victory in every endeavor that honors You,
Lord. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
COMMUNION FOR THE HOMEBOUND
When we come together to pray at our
Eucharistic liturgy, we do not forget our
brothers and sisters who are unable to be
with us because of ill health or age. We
remember them in our thoughts and prayers. We are not
always aware of those who have this need. Please call the
parish office at 610-543-0848 if you or a member of your
family would like to have Holy Communion brought to
them.
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ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
Our conference of The St. Vincent de Paul
Society assists the parish in performing the
Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. Due to
these difficult times, we have been unable to
provide needed help to some clients in need. Donations to
the St. Francis Conference would be appreciated. 100% of
all donations have always been distributed to those in need;
there are no middleman costs or overhead. We acknowledge
donations over $50.00 and we are a Section 501 © (3)
charity. Vincentians practice the Spiritual and Corporal
Works of Mercy in helping those in need. Our assistance is
given confidentially. Parishioners are reminded that our
Society provides transportation for medical visits by calling
the Rectory at 610-543-0848. We are always open to new
members who have a desire to aid those in need. We meet on
the 4th Tuesday of the month in Conway Hall at 7:30pm.
REMINDER: Having trouble getting rides to medical
appointments? Members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society
are available to take persons to doctor’s offices, hospital
tests, etc. Please call 610-544-9082 and the transportation
will be arranged.
THE WHITE ELEPHANT
New arrivals are coming in! Come in out of
the cold to shop our quaint gift shop for
Weddings, birthdays, Valentine’s Day and
much more! Donations accepted on
Tuesdays & Saturdays from 9AM till 2PM.
Any questions, please call the White
Elephant at 610-543-8184 or Mickey Russell at 610-5440766. Please do not leave items outside.
ST. FRANCIS OVER 50
The next meeting is February 12th. We
will have a Mardi Gras theme. Tickets
for Hoagie Day (March 12) are on sale.
UPCOMING TRIPS:
Casino Trips: (Feb. 16-Resort’s Casino) (March 16Caesar’s) Cost: $23 with a return of $25 in slot play. Bus
leaves at 10AM. Call Bob Hodgson at 610-449-2956.
March 9: Doolan’s for a St. Patrick’s Festival with Irish
Tenor, Mike Byrne and the famous Green Derby Show
Band. There will be a comedian, bagpipes, dancing and 1hour open bar. You have a choice of 3 entrees, (Irish corned
beef & cabbage as one choice). Cost is $89. Bus leaves at
9:45AM. Call Dan Fahey at 610-544-4632.
Rosaries: See Claire Doyle at the meeting or call her at 610604-0160.
Membership: Call Betty Pote at 610-544-7570 or Frank
Tarsia at 610-544-2259. The club is non-denominational and
all are welcome.
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
YOUNG ADULTS RETREAT…February 13-15 Friday
dinner till Sunday 1pm. Marianist Family Retreat Center
located at 417 Yale Avenue, Cape May Point, NJ 08212.
This weekend is for young adults (age 22-35, married or
single) who wish to examine their personal faith in relation
to God, self, co-workers and others. There will be a time for
Eucharist, prayer experiences, faith sharing, social
interaction and free time to explore Cape May and Cape
May point. Cost: $125/person, double occupancy. Financial
Aid is available. For more information: 609-884-3829 or
www.capemaymarianists.org.
WOMEN OF GRACE…This study is based on Johnette
Benkovic’s book, “Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant
Life”, but doesn’t stop there. You will learn about the lives
of women saints, and how our Blessed Mother can bring you
closer to her Son. You’ll learn lessons from Sacred
Scripture, the Church, the Catechism, and writings of the
Holy Fathers. You’ll learn to embrace your gift of authentic
femininity and dignity as a daughter of God. Your prayer life
will deepen; each lesson has a vocal prayer, a weekly theme,
and a weekly grace to pray for. Classes are offered in small
group environment starting Wednesday, February 11 thru
April 8, in the intimacy of a private home in Our Lady of
Perpetual Help Parish. Mornings: 10-12N or evenings 79pm. For more info on AM classes, call Mary Ann McGill at
610.328.0562 or PM classes, call Patricia Kelly
610.328.0554.
DISCERNMENT RETREAT…Friday, February 13,
6pm to Sunday, February 15, 1pm at the Villa Maria
House of Studies. Young women (18-35) are invited to join
us for a retreat that focuses on the IHM Charism and the
importance of listening to God’s call and discovering the
many ways that God speaks to us. Time will be included for
personal and communal prayer as well as the opportunity to
interact with the sisters in Formation. For more information,
call 610-889-1553 or contact ihmvoc@aol.com. (Sisters,
Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary).
ADVERTISER OF THE WEEK
We salute the advertisers in our bulletin. This week we thank
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saw their ad in our bulletin.
CARDINAL O’HARA FASHION SHOW…Our Annual
Fashion Show. “Journey Through the Hits”, will be held at
the Drexelbrook on Sunday, February 15. Two seating’s
available: 1PM Luncheon or 6:30PM Dinner. Cost:
$45/person. Seating by reservation only, on a first come
basis. Tables accommodate parties of 10. Our seniors will be
performing to various hits that have been #1 on the Billboard
Charts from the 1950s thru today. To purchase tickets: go to
O’Hara’s main office or call Kathleen Ryan at 610-2466406. For more info, visit O’Hara’s website www.cohs.com.
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THE GOLDEN GIRLS MURDER MYSTERY &
LUNCHEON is being presented by St. Madeline Parish on
Sunday, March 22 at 12N. Lunch is provided by Capozzoli
Catering. Tickets: $39 through February 1, then $45 until
March 13. Tickets can be purchased through St Madeline
Rectory at 610-532-6880 or by calling Carole and Paul at
610-461-0443.
THE CALIX SOCIETY: Enhancing our 12-step program
with Christ and His Church. The Calix Society is an
international association of Catholic alcoholics who have
and are maintaining their sobriety through affiliation with,
and participation in a 12-Step recovery program. On the 2nd
Monday of each month, we meet at Nativity B.V.M. Parish,
located at Monroe and Franklin Streets, Media, PA. If
interested or for more information, please contact Amy at
610-405-7747 or Dan at 484-432-9796. All are welcome!
ST. JAMES SCHOLARSHIPS…The Alumni Association
will be sponsoring high school scholarships for the 20152016 school year. The applications are available upon
request beginning in January 2015. (Phone: 610-876-2006 or
email: stjdoghouse@comcast.net). These are partial 4-year
high school scholarships with required attendance at a
Philadelphia Archdiocesan High School. The applicants are
evaluated on several categories. Applicant is also required to
write an essay on an assigned topic. All applicants with the
complete requested information must be returned by 2PM
Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
ST. JAMES HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION
WORKSHOP…hosted by the Alumni Association is for 8th
grade and high school student PARENTS on Wednesday,
February 18 at 7PM. The workshop will be held at the St.
James Alumni Headquarter, the “Doghouse” at 1499 East 9th
Street, Eddystone, Pa. The agenda will address scholarship
eligibility requirements and the program application and
selection process. Workshop questions prior to the workshop
can be directed to the St. James Alumni Headquarters at
610-876-2006 or stjdoghouse@comcast.net.
Request for Year-End Financial Statement
If you would like a statement of your yearly
contributions for tax purposes, please complete this
request form and either mail it, drop it off at the
Rectory, or place it in the collection basket.
Name_______________________________________
Address_____________________________________
Phone #_____________________________________
Pick-Up________ Mail__________
To request your year-end statement or for any questions,
please call Mary Ann Tucker (Monday & Wednesday) at
610-543-0848 ext. 119.
RETROUVAILLE MARRIAGE PROGRAM offers help
for struggling marriages. Tens of thousands of couples have
successfully saved their marriages by attending a
Retrouvaille weekend and the 6 post sessions that follow. It
is not just a social gathering or series of seminars, but a way
to rediscover and rekindle the loving relationship in your
marriage. The next program begins on the weekend of
February 13-15 at the Family Life Center in Malvern, Pa.
For more info, or to register for our upcoming weekend, visit
our website at www.HelpOurMarriage.com or call 1-800470-2230. All inquiries are strictly confidential.
SACRED HEART THRIFT SHOP…One request of Pope
Francis is that we reach out to the poor. In response to the
Pope’s request, and as an outreach to the local community,
Sacred Heart Parish in Clifton Heights is looking to have its
thrift shop open on a regular basis. If you would be
interested in volunteering your time for this endeavor, please
call Sr. Louise at 610-623-0409. It cannot happen without
volunteers.
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Archdiocese of Philadelphia Television Mass
Sunday mornings at 5:30AM—WPVI-TV Channel 6
The Archdiocese thanks Channel 6 for its generosity in
broadcasting the Television Mass.
PRAYER FOR THE
PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD
(The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord,
called Candlemas, commemorates the
presentation of Christ in the temple and the
ritual purification of the Virgin Mary. The feast falls on
February 2).
Almighty everlasting God, we humbly implore Your
majesty that, just as Your Only Begotten Son was
presented on this day in the Temple in the substance of
our flesh, so, by Your grace, we may be presented to
You with minds made pure. Through our Lord Jesus
Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the
unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
Amen.
ONE FOR THE ROAD…
One good reason to celebrate Groundhog Day… His
forecast is no less reliable than the National
Weather Service!
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BASEMENT
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The Catholic
Foundation of
Greater Philadelphia
is your single source
for charitable giving
by supporting what
you care about most.
215.587.5650
CatholicFoundationPhila.org
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700 S. Chester Rd.
Swarthmore, PA 19081
By Parishioner
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610-544-7223
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1-855-435-6009
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O’LEARY
WILLIAM F. ADOLPH III
Parishioner
Springfield, PA • 328-1131
328-1141 • 544-4811
Delivery Service Available
Financial Planning &
Investment Services
610-668-6165
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William F. Adolph & Co., Inc.
Public Accountants
Christopher Reynolds, CPA
Robert W. Baxter
REGISTERED
PLUMBING & HEATING
P.A. #021132
Continuous Family Service
Since 1901
543-7373
All Your Plumbing
& Heating Needs
Parishioner
610-543-1199 • 610-543-5202
158 Saxer Avenue
Springfield, PA 19064
WALSH CO., INC.
Plumbing - Heating - Air Cond.
Serving the Parish since 1959
EMERGENCY SERVICE
610-623-2789
crref@aol.com
(Parishioner)
PIANO - KEYBOARD
LESSONS IN YOUR HOME
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All Ages
senior discounts
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30 N. Brookside Road
Painting & Carpentry
Lic & Ins. 610-544-3610
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Galantino
Materials / Equipment
610-544-2586
725 Old Marple Rd
Springfield, PA
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Full Service Paperhanging & Painting Contractor
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610-284-1366
WE BUY
GOLD
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DONE ON OUR PREMISES
160 Saxer Avenue • Springfield PA
610-338-0885
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HEATING OILS
“Your Parish Oil Company”
Serving Phila. & Suburbs Since 1945
A/C • Oil/Gas Heating Equip. • Tank Protection Plans
Annual Service Plans for All Types of Equipment
215-563-0800
610-789-6340
Cellucci Foran Insurance
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610-544-1908
Capoldi & Son
BARRY JAY
Supply Company
PLATINUM
PAPERHANGING
Parishioner
610-544-0120
Parishioner
• EP Henry Pavers & Retaining Walls
• Natural Stone, Flagstone & Slate
• Traditional Clay Brick & Pavers
• Masonry Supplies & Tools
• Decorative Landscape stones
610-259-1959
640 W. Woodland Ave.
Springfield, PA 19064
Norbert Elberson
(610) 604-4898
www.smilesinspringfield.com Springfield, PA 19064
HARDSCAPING
CENTER
Do-It Yourselfers
Welcome!
FUNERAL HOME, LTD.
Thomas J. O’Leary, Jr. - William J. O’Leary
640 E. Springfield Road
Springfield, PA 19064
Thomas P. Foran
Parishioner
tforan@cellucciforaninsurance.com
McGARRIGLE’S
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES
Complete Car Care Center
Free Pick Up & Delivery • 24 Hour Towing
(610) 604-4900
23 E. Woodland Avenue, Springfield, PA 19064
PA013279
PLUMBING &
HEATING INC.
RIDPATH'S AUTO CENTER
"For All Your Automotive Needs"
FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1981
State Inspection • Emissions • Engine Tune-ups • A/C
28 E. Woodland Ave., Springfield, PA 544-2828
Bonner & Prendie Wishes To Thank You For
Supporting Our Students and School
Dona ons can be made to our 2014-15 Annual Appeal via our website:
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For more informa on please contact the Advancement Office at 610-259-0280 ext 3275
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610-696-0100
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610-544-4645
1154 Baltimore Pk., Springfield PA 19064
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Hadfield Bros. Inc.
HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
Free Estimates • 30 Yrs. Exp. • Lic. & Ins.
610-586-0645
175 St. Francis of Assisi, Springfield, PA (B) Rte. F
SPECIALIZING IN
BASEMENT WATERPROOFING
& MOLD REMEDIATION SINCE 1984
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