Community News


 Deacon Banecker will be ordained a priest on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

Father Banecker will celebrate his first Mass on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at Epiphany of Our Lord Church at 3:00 PM. A reception will follow at Our Lady of Hope Regional School. All are welcome who wish to congratulate Fr. Eric Banecker.

2018 ANNUAL PEACE BANQUET Honoring St. Francis Inn Ministries

For decades, St. Francis Inn Ministries has provided help, shelter, food, and clothing to the poor and disenfranchised of North Philadelphia. Recently, they have been on the front lines in ministering to victims of opioid addiction. We will have their dedication to the poor among us.

With special recognition of Mr. Joseph Bradley who is a longtime member of the St. Rita Shrine and Augustinian Community. A committed Peacemaker Joe has worked tirelessly to promote peace and reconciliation for his participation in the Catholic Peace fellowship to over 50 years of prison ministry.

The Banquet will be on Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at IATSE BALLROOM, 2401 S. Swanson Street, Phila., PA 19148. Call St. Rita’s at 215-546-8333 for more information


Epiphany’s Fourth Magi is sponsoring a clothing drive in our parking lot (enter on Jackson near 12th Street ) on Saturday, May 5th from 9 am to 1 pm. We will be using the services of GreenDrop to support our parish clothing drive. GreenDrop supports the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Red Cross, The Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the Association of the Blind.

GreenDrop accepts items such as clothing and shoes, household goods including area rugs, yarn jewelry, framed pictures towels, quilts, sheets and pillow cases. Games/toys, (bicycles, tricycles, stuffed animals). Small appliances under 50 pounds, electronics, sporting goods, books (not encyclopedias or magazines, luggage, hardware tools, CD’s and videos, computer towers and printers. They do not accept furniture, large appliances, televisions, computer monitors, exercise equipment, wheelchairs, crutches or walkers. Go to to see a list of acceptable and non-acceptable items. Please make sure your items are either in plastic bags or boxes.

Thank you for supporting Epiphany’s clothing drive.


The Golden Age Club will meet on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at Our Lady of Hope Regional School, 13th and Jackson Streets from 1 to 3 pm.

If interested in joining, contact Deacon Fred Druding at 215-468-8525.


If a Prenatal Diagnosis is poor, you are not alone. Lily’s Gift, is a network of concerned parents and professionals who have experienced or worked closely with issues surrounding poor prenatal diagnosis. Email: for support or call 215-587-3530.

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