Ministries and Organizations

April 2019


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) – Thursday evenings from 9 to 11 at Grady Hall for pick-up basketball games. Contact: Jim Connolly, (215) 646-6573 or email

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

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

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

Charismatic Prayer Group – Every Tuesday evening 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 – Greets parishioners and visitors to our parish before each weekend Mass. Contact: Marie Wareckiy, (610) 828-4596.

Collection Counters – Four groups of people count the collections 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

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

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

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June 2019
Easter 2019


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, and 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 subsidy costs. Contact JoAnn O’Connor, (610) 828-8634 or

Gardening Angels – This group of volunteers makes sure that the vegetation outside of the church and rectory is kept well watered and looking good and is seeking volunteers. Contact the Parish Office.

Girl Scouts Currently, there is not an active troop. – Contact: the Parish Office.

Hospital Ministry – Bring Communion 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

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 every Thursday evening from 6 to 7:30 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

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

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.


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

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

Religious Education Program (REP) – REP (or CCD) provides systematic instruction of the Catholic faith to children of grades 1 to 7 from 6:20 to 8:00pm on Monday evenings from September to May. Registratons begin in March. Contact: Linda DiCampli, (215) 367-5853 or

Respect Life – The Respect Life group 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 every month following the 8:30am Mass in the Parish Center Room. Contact: Bernie Toth, (610) 279-2788.

Respect Life Rose – Contact: the Parish Office, (610) 828-8634 or

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: Father Joseph Quindlen, (610) 825-8634.

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

Serve Our Neighbor (SON) – SON 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 Yanak, (215) 628-0839 or

Ushers – The ushers assist at weekend and Holy Day Masses by seating parishioners, collecting the offerings, and bringing up the gifts. Contact: Jim Keating, (215) 646-5046.

Walking with Purpose – Women of the parish gather each Thursday evening 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

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,