We welcome all parishioners and visitors to our celebrations. St. Francis de Sales is a faith community located in the University City neighborhood of West Philadelphia, and part of the Archdiocese Of Philadelphia. We are united in God’s love and service to one another.
ALL ARE WELCOME! Please join us in celebrating God’s love.
Monsignor Reverend Joseph J. Anderlonis
Parish News & Events
The Installation of Monsignor Reverend Joseph J. Anderlonis as the 16th Pastor of Saint Francis de Sales will be held on Sunday, September 18 @ 10:15AM. More information to follow. Please save the date!
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The rectory office will not be open past 4PM starting June 20, 2016.
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Registration for 2016-2017 students who will be entering Saint Francis de Sales Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) for the first time in September 2016 are invited to call the Rectory at (215) 222-5819 to request registration information. The classes will be held on Sunday morning from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM. For those families who did not get the chance to register at our May closing we encourage you to do so at this time. The registration fee is $10.00 per child. The tuition is $60 per year for 1 child; $85 for two children and $115 for three or more children. There is a requirement of two years of religious education before the reception of any sacrament. This year we will be having the Sacrament of Confirmation at our Church. We are asking for you to register early for the program so we can be ready for the first class. The next registrations will be August 27/28th and Sept 10/11th. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Sister Alice at 215-485-2005.
Do you know anyone who may be interested in the Catholic Faith, if so please tell them about RCIA.RCIA is a process of Adult Catechesis for those who are searching for faith tradition and formation in the Roman Catholic Church. It is also for adults who were baptized Catholic but who have not received the sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. RCIA groups meet weekly from 7 to 8:30 PM on Thursday night or on Sunday mornings from 8:30 to 10 AM. Special classes for Junior High and Teenage Students are held on Sunday mornings at 8:30 AM. Again, if you or someone you know would be interested in attending RCIA classes, please contact Sister Alice at the Rectory office (215) 222-5819 to request a registration form for the upcoming sessions beginning in the Fall.
JUBILEE PILGRIMAGE FOR THE CANONIZATION OF MOTHER TERESA. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia invites you on a Pilgrimage to Italy for the Jubilee Year of Mercy and Blessed Mother Teresa’s Canonization September 1 – September 10, 2016. Ten Day Pilgrimage includes: Round trip airfare Ground transportation in Italy Hotel accommodations-Selected Meals, Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa Private tour of Saint Peter’s Basilica, a visit to the tomb of Saint Padre Pio, walking tour of major Roman attractions, historic landmarks and much more. Spiritual director for the pilgrimage: Father Dennis Gill For more information visit http://archphila.org/events.
Check out this Hidden City article about our church:
August 15- Assumption of Mary
August 27 & 28 – PREP Registration
September 5- Labor Day
September 10 & 11- PREP Registration
September 18- Installation Mass of Msgr. Anderlonis as 16th Pastor
October 10- Columbus Day
November 1- All Saints Day
November 2- All Souls Day
November 6- Daylight Savings Time Ends
November 8- Election Day
November 11- Veterans Day
November 24- Thanksgiving Day
November 27- First Sunday of Advent
December 8- Feast of the Immaculate Conception
December 24- Christmas Eve
December 25- Christmas Day
December 31- New Year’s Eve
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