Church News

Reopening of our Church

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Great News! We are moving forward into the “yellow” phase of reopening. It will look and feel different. We will continue to keep the safety and health of not only ourselves, but all of you as we begin to reopen. The schedule for the reopening of our church on Saturday, June 6th & Sunday, June 7th, with the safety guidelines given to us through the Archdiocese will be as follows:

○ The dispensation from attending Mass is still in effect!

○ PLEASE stay home if you are not feeling well!

○ Those attending Mass, ages 3 years old and up, should have a mask on.

○ All Masses will be in the lower Church.

○ We will only have the Jackson st. and parking lot entrances open to come into the church, please use the hand sanitizer available to you. You may exit from all doors.

○ We will have pews taped off to ensure social distancing. Please sit in those that are not taped.

○ The first center aisle pews will be designated and saved for handicapped seating.

○ We will offer Communion during the Mass. We ask that you proceed, single file in the center aisle maintaining 6 feet between you and the person in front of you. Please keep your mask on until you are in front of the priest, replacing it after you receive the Blessed Sacrament. Holy Communion will be offered in the hand. If you wish to receive Our Lord on the tongue, we ask that you line up last in the center aisle.

○ There will be no missals in the pews.

○ There will be no offertory procession or collection. A basket will be available in Front of the Sanctuary, for you to drop off your Sunday offering


Special Church Announcement

Dear Brother Priests and Deacons, 
Effective immediately, and until further notice, Archbishop Pérez, in union with the Bishops of Pennsylvania, has dispensed the faithful of  the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
Despite the suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, all regularly scheduled masses will remain open to the public for those who wish to attend.
Thank you.
Msgr. Daniel J. Kutys
Moderator of the Curia & Vicar General
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
222 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA   19103-1299

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Program begins at 11:00 AM and includes Confessions, Procession and Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Rosary, and concludes with a Solemn Mass at 3:00 PM.

Archbishop Charles Chaput, celebrant and homilist Our bus will be departing Epiphany at 7:30 AM.

We will be heading back to Philadelphia directly after Mass with the Archbishop. This Mass does not fulfill your Sunday Obligation.

Please pack a lunch.

We will stop for a bite to eat on the way back from Washington.