Ministries and Organizations

April 2019

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Adoration Chapel – Adoration of the Lord in the tabernacle is available Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-4:30pm, except when the Parish Office is closed. Please consider keeping our Lord company one hour a week in our Adoration Chapel in the rectory basement.

Altar Servers (Adult) – Adult men and women of the parish who assist at daily Mass. Contact: Cheryl Martin, (610) 825-7107 or Bernie Toth, (610) 279-2788.

Altar Servers (Youth) – Grade School and High School boys and girls assist at weekend Masses, weddings and funerals. Contact: Deacon Mike Pascarella, (610) 715-9922.

Altar/Chapel Care – Eight groups take turns cleaning the altar and chapel. Contact: Nicole Zimmerman, (267) 980-0218.

Altar (Memorial) Flowers – Contact the Parish Office, (610) 828-8634.

Altar Linens/Vestment Care – Dedicated to cleaning, ironing, replacing and preparing items used in worship. Contact: Jean Konowalczyk, (215) 837-8297, Mary Sheehan, (610) 828-8103 or Cheryl Martin, (610) 825-7107.

Flower Ministry/Art and Environment – Floral designs and displays in the church weekly and seasonally. Contact: Ana Ferry, (484) 431-1117 or Nancy Anderson, (215) 643-6852.

Basketball (Adult) – Thursdays, 9pm to 11pm in Grady Hall for pick-up basketball games. Contact: Jim Connolly, (215) 646-6573 or email sabrinaconnolly@verizon.net.

Bereavement – Extends condolences and prayers to grieving families and assists them with such practical needs. Contact: Joan Purcell, (610) 279-3221 or lbprn24@aol.com.

Blood Drive – Held semi-annually, usually in April and October. Contact: Bernie Toth, (610) 279-2788.

Boy Scouts – Troop 117 – Boy Scouts is a youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. Contact: Roger Milton, (215) 510-1724 or rgm1@msn.com.

Charismatic Prayer Group – Tuesdays, at 8pm in the Parish Center to worship God in prayer, praise, and song that is led by the Holy Spirit. Contact: Joan Clifford, (610) 279-8320.

Church Greeters – Greet parishioners and visitors to our parish before each weekend Mass. Contact: Marie Wareckiy, (610) 828-4596.

Collection Counters – Four groups of people count the collection from the weekend Masses. Contact: JoAnn O’Connor, (610) 828-8634.

Communion Calls -Extraordinary Ministers bring the Blessed Sacrament to the homebound. Contact: Jean Konowalczyk, (215) 837-8297 or pugmom711@comcast.net.

Cub Scouts – Pack 117 – fun, hands-on activities that promote character and leadership development. Contact: Joe Smallberger, (215) 699-1236 or pack117col@gmail.com.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion – Assist the Priests and Deacons in distributing the body and blood of Christ at Holy Mass and take Holy Communion to the sick, elderly, and homebound members of our parish community. Contact: Mary Sheehan, (610) 828-8103 or grandjack01@gmail.com.

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June 2019
Easter 2019

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Finance Council – The Finance Council advises the pastor on the temporal needs of the parish, and how they can be met through proper budget preparation, periodic review of income and expenses; also, by financial development and fund-raising activities. All members are appointed by the pastor. Contact: Rev. Joseph J. Quindlen, (610) 828-8634.

Food Certificate Program (SCRIP) – A church-based program that assists parishioner families with Catholic Education costs. Gift Card purchases (Giant, ShopRite, Kohl’s) can be made after all weekend Masses or at the Parish Office during business hours. Receipts can be turned into the Parish Office for a 5% credit for all Catholic educational programs, institutions or aid with our Holy Rosary Regional School subsidy costs. Contact JoAnn O’Connor, (610) 828-8634 or eol@epiphanyofourlord.com.

Gardening Angels – This group is seeking volunteers to water and care for the vegetation outside of the church and rectory. Contact the Parish Office.

Holy Rosary Regional Catholic School – Mary Ann Gilman, Principal, (610) 825-0160.

Hospital Ministry – Bring Holy Communion on Tuesdays to Catholic patients at Suburban Community Hospital. Contact: Mary Sheehan, (610) 828-8103.

Knights of Columbus – Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their church. Contact: Frank McCreesh, (610) 322-7119 or fmjm42085@aol.com.

Lectors – The Lector Ministry is dedicated to sharing the Word of God with our Parish Family at Sunday and special liturgies. Contact: Cathy Macrina, (610) 279-9577.

Legion of Mary – Members of this apostolate do door-to-door evangelization and visit homes within the parish and the Plymouth Nursing Home to see if there are any issues or concerns. The Legion meets Thursdays, 6pm to 7:30pm in the Parish Center. Contact: Anthony DeFelice Jr., (610) 828-8448.

Lighthouse Media – Multimedia resources on the Catholic Faith. Contact: Virginia Marks, (610) 745-8188.

Music Ministry – The Music Ministry is composed of more than one hundred “musical” parishioners who participate in Adult, Teen, and Children’s choirs, and several quartets and instrumentalists who enhance parish liturgical celebrations. Contact: Connie Steuer, Music Director, (610) 291-4255 or musicdir@epiphanyofourlord.com.

Nursing Home Ministry – Bring Holy Communion to Catholics residing in nursing homes within parish boundaries. Contact: Noel Gallagher, (215) 643-4302 or Cheryl Martin, (610) 825-7107.

Parish Life Committee (PLC) – Enrich and enhance parish life through events and discipleship. All levels of commitment and talents welcome.

Pastoral Council – The Pastoral Council is a consultative body which advises the pastor in matters pertaining to the life and mission of the parish, assisting him in discerning, expressing and fulfilling the parish pastoral mission. The pastor presides over the council, which is composed of parishioners who are elected by the parish and who are appointed by the pastor. Contact: Rev. Joseph J. Quindlen, (610) 828-8634.

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Pre-Cana – Marriage prep classes can be taken at St. Philip Neri Parish, Layfayette Hill, (610) 834-1975.

Pre-Jordan – The Pre-Jordan program provides parents and godparents of children about to be baptized with a fuller understanding of Baptism, and affirms their own faith and responsibilities as their “child’s first and best teacher.” Contact: JoAnn O’Connor, (610) 828-8634 or eol@epiphanyofourlord.com.

Religious Education Program (REP) – REP (or CCD) provides systematic instruction of the Catholic faith to children of grades 1 to 7 Mondays, 6:20pm-8pm from September to May. Registratons begin in March. Contact: Linda DiCampli, Coordinator of Religious Education, (215) 367-5853 or rep@epiphanyofourlord.com.

Respect Life – The Respect Life Committee informs parishioners of developments concerning life issues, encouraging contact with legislators on current issues and participation in many local pro-life activities. Meetings are held (September-May) on the second Saturday of the month, following the 8:30am Mass in the Parish Center. Contact: Bernie Toth, (610) 279-2788.

Respect Life Rose – Contact: the Parish Office, (610) 828-8634 or eol@epiphanyofourlord.com.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) – Teenagers and adults interested in joining the Catholic Church and receiving the sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Contact: Rev. Joseph J. Quindlen, (610) 825-8634.

Sacristan Ministry – Parishioners interested in opening and closing the church, as well as arranging liturgical books, vestments, and other items necessary for the celebration of Mass. Contact: Cheryl Martin, (610) 825-7107.

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June-July 2019
April 2019

Senior Citizens Groups – The Senior Citizens Groups of Holy Saviour and St. Helena Parishes welcome members from St. Paul and Epiphany Parishes to join their groups. Contact each parish for details.

Serve Our Neighbor (SON) – The SON Committee seeks to help fulfill the parish’s mission to the poor by organizing service activities, including an annual turkey dinner drive at Thanksgiving, a GIVING TREE at Christmas and participation in Christmas in April house repair activities. Contact: Charles “Bud” Yanak, (215) 628-0839 or cyanak@gmail.com.

Ushers – The ushers assist at weekend and Holy Day Masses by seating parishioners, collecting the offerings, and bringing up the gifts.

Walking with Purpose – Women of the parish gather Thursdays, 7pm to connect with each other and grow in faith with the Walking with Purpose women’s bible study. Contact: Olivia Selinger, (215) 872-7716 or wwp@epiphanyofourlord.com.

Youth Ministry – The Youth Ministry program at Epiphany of Our Lord parish is dedicated to ministering to the youth of the parish in a fun setting. Two groups make up the program — Junior High Youth Group and High School Youth Group. Contact: Kevin Kozeniewski, youth@epiphanyofourlord.com.