General News

CONGRATULATIONS TO DEACON ERIC BANECKER

 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

PRAYER SERVICE IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA

 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.

ALL ARE WELCOME!