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


 On Wednesday evening, May 9th, our parish will hold a special prayer service in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. It will be our privilege to have the official pilgrim statue of Our Lady with us for this evening of

prayer and song. The pilgrim statue will be carried in procession to the sanctuary of our lower church where she will remain for the service. Everyone will be invited to write their special prayer intentions during our time of prayer and bring them forward to our Lady’s altar. We hope that many of you will bring fresh flowers for this special occasion. The service will begin at 7 pm in the lower church on Wednesday, May 9th.



Our Lady of Hope School is proud to announce that the following students have been awarded the Josephine C. Connelly Achievement Award. This award is accompanied by a tuition grant of 1/3 of their high school tuition for each year of their four years at a Catholic High School in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The two students , Brooke Campbell, and Leyre Martin, will receive their grant at an awards ceremony on May 15th. The award is based on parish and school involvement, working to academic potential, and Catholic commitment and witness.

Congratulations to Giana Trout, an eighth grader at Our Lady of Hope School, who was selected to receive the Daniel Parillo Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is presented by the Board of the Memorial Scholarship Program and is accompanied by a $1000 scholarship toward her high school. She will receive her award at a banquet on April 28th.

May 4th, doors open at 6:30 pm and the event begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $35 which include 10 bingo cards. Tables of 8 may be purchased at a discounted price of $240. Raffles will be available. It is a BYOB: food, drinks and snacks are welcome. Additional food will be sold at this event. Tickets available at our-lady-of-hope-

Annual Academic Fair—The students, faculty, staff, and administration would like to invite you to our educational fair on Wednesday, April 25th at 6 pm. Please see the insert in the bulletin.

School Tours— Families looking for a school for their family are invited to tour our school to learn more about our programs. Please contact the school office at 215-467 -5385 to schedule a tour that works with your schedule


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.