Parish Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Daily Mass Schedule:
Monday @ 8:00 am
Tuesday @ 8:00 am
Wednesday @ 8:00 am
Thursday @ 6:00 pm
Friday @ 8:00 am
Saturday Evening Vigil @ 4:00 pm
*Sunday @ 8:30 am
Sunday @ 10:30 am
( *watch on Parish YouTube channel)
Dear parish family,
I am praying for all of you daily. This past week on October 22nd, 2020 the Church celebrated of Saint John Paul II, Pope. Karol (Charles) Wojtyła was born in Wadowice, Poland on 18 May 1920. The following story of St. John Paul II are excerpts from what I read about him:
“His early life was marked by great loss. His mother died when he was nine years old, and his older brother Edmund died three years later. Karol was, therefore, raised by his austere, prayerful father. A teenage scholar-athlete who loved to act in plays, he would go on to write his own plays and poems.
When Karol was a student and actor in college with a brilliant career ahead of him, he met a humble tailor, a layman, named Jan (pronounced “Yahn”) Tiranowski. Jan had organized a prayer group based on the living rosary. He was an ordinary man, but it was through his guidance and witness that young Karol heard the call to the priesthood.
Thus Karol became a secret seminarian under the Nazi occupation of Poland during World War II. When the war’s end ushered in a repressive Russian regime, he finished his religious studies at a Kraków seminary. He was ordained in 1946.
…Karol Wojtyła was elected Pope on 16 October 1978, taking the name John Paul II. Like the Evangelist John, he wrote from the wellspring of his prayer. Like the Apostle Paul, he traveled extensively, bringing the Gospel to the world. During his twenty-seven-year pontificate, he made 104 apostolic journeys outside Italy, more than all other previous pontiffs combined.
Between 1979 and 1984… Pope John Paul delivered a series… reflections… popularly known as the “Theology of the Body.”…contain[ing] a vision of the human person truly worthy of man. Emphasizing the theme of love as self-gift, they counteract societal trends which view the body as an object of pleasure or as a machine for manipulation. “The human body,” the Pope declared, “includes right from the beginning... the capacity of expressing love, that love in which the person becomes a gift – and by means of this gift – fulfills the meaning of his being and existence.”
On Wednesday, 13 May 1981, the 64th anniversary of Our Lady’s first apparition to the three shepherd children of Fatima, as Pope John Paul… he was shot four times by… Mehmet Ali Ağca. Though the Holy Father… he survived and even went on to offer his attacker forgiveness.
…the pope, the head of the Church, goes during Christmas week to Rebibbia, the death row prison in Italy, to meet personally with Agca.
John Paul II… embodies the words of Saint Paul instructing the Thessalonians, “See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seeks to do good to one another and to all.” (1 Thess. 5:15)
In his 1986 encyclical Dominum et Vivificantem, on the Holy Spirit, John Paul reflected on the Church’s unceasing expectant prayer:
‘In the midst of the problems, disappointments and hopes, desertions and returns of these times of ours, the Church remains faithful to the mystery of her birth. While it is an historical fact that the Church came forth from the Upper Room on the day of Pentecost, in a certain sense one can say that she has never left it…the Church is always in the Upper Room that she bears in her heart.’
It was John Paul II who inaugurated World Youth Day. In the year 2000, he told young people:
‘It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness. He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; he is the beauty to which you are so attracted…. It is he who reads in your hearts your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle.’
May God bless you and keep you all,
+ Father Eric Tolentino
Green Phase, Part 1
1. The faithful who attend Mass will be required to wear
masks and maintain social distancing.
Family groups may be seated together.
2. Please bring your own hand sanitizer.
3. For Sunday Masses, I plan to use the overflow Mass
procedure having some people seated in the lower church
hall with the Mass projected on the screen, while the Mass
is celebrated in the church. This procedure will be
eventually discontinued sometime during the Green
Phase Part 1 or 2, since more parishioners will be able to
attend Mass in the Church proper.
4. Sunday Mass attendance will be limited to 80 people
in the church (50% of the church seating capacity) and 20 people in the lower church hall for the overflow Mass procedure.
A maximum of 25 people permitted in the church hall
for non-liturgical functions.
5. Sunday Mass attendees may enter the church using
the ramp door only, 30 minutes before the
6 Weekday Mass attendance will be limited to 80
people (50% of the church seating capacity) in the
A maximum of 25 people permitted in the church hall
for non-liturgical functions.
7. Weekday Mass attendees may enter the church using
the ramp door only, 30 minutes before the scheduled
8. The Saturday vigil Mass for Sunday will be at
4:00 PM .
Sunday morning Mass will be at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM.
Sunday 8:30 AM Masses will also continue to be
live-streamed for those unable to attend Mass.
This procedure will eventually be discontinued sometime
during the Green Phase Part 1 or 2, since more
parishioners will be able to attend Mass in the Church
9. Weekday Masses will be at 8:00 AM Mondays,
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 6:00 PM
10. Holy Communion for people attending Mass will be
distributed immediately at the end of Mass in the Church
only. After the people, who attended Mass, receive
communion in the church, please exit using the ramp door
of the church. After finishing distributing Holy Communion
in the church after the Sunday Masses only, one of the
clergy will be available outside of church at the bottom of
the ramp to distribute communion to anyone in the parking
lot who was not able to attend Mass.
Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator::
Ms. Wendy S. Krisak, M.A.,NCC, LPC– Direct Phone: 800-791-9209
Diocesan Secretary for Youth Protection:
Pamela Russo, MSW, MS - Phone: 610-871-5200 Ext. 2204
The Diocese of Allentown provides assistance to anyone who, as a minor, was sexually abused by a priest, deacon, or employee/volunteer of the Diocese/Parish. Parents, guardians, children, and survivors of sexual abuse are invited & encouraged to contact the Diocese of Allentown for more info about this program. The fullness of compassion should be extended to these victims by the Church. To lean more about the Diocese of Allentown’s Youth Protection
Programs, Sexual Abuse Policy, & Code of Conduct, please visit www.allentowndiocese.org & click on “Youth
Protection” in the upper right hand corner of the page.
Baptisms are celebrated after the 10:30 am Sunday Mass. Parents need to be registered parishioners and attend a Baptismal Preparation Class. At least one Godparent must be a practicing Catholic for a valid reception of Baptism and also obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from
their parish. Please call the parish office to schedule an appointment with the Pastor.
Arrangements should be made at least one year prior to the proposed wedding date to begin pre-nuptial instructions. Please call the parish office for more information and schedule an appointment with the Pastor.
Saturdays @ 3:30pm in the vestibule or call the rectory to schedule an appointment.
Certificates of Eligibility for Baptism & Confirmation require the sponsor to be an active & registered member of the parish. Please call the parish office to schedule an appointment with the Pastor.
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