August 9, 2020: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Take courage: it is I. Do not be afraid.” This is what Christ tells Peter on the Sea of Galilee–it’s the great proclamation of Christianity. To believe that He can feed the five thousand, to calm the winds, to walk on water–it’s the great challenge of Christianity: answering who He is. We know by faith–and it should give us courage to respond in our daily lives.

On Sundays, our church doors remain open for private prayer after Mass until 6 pm. If you choose to make a Sunday visit to our Lord, please practice responsible social distancing.

Please consider donating to St. Francis de Sales Parish. In the absence of a Sunday collection, we rely on your contributions to provide service to our community.

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August 2, 2020: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Five loaves and two fish: that’s all the disciples had. And our Lord fed five thousand families. In this week’s homily, Fr. Eric urges us to bring our own bread and fish to the table–to offer them to God–and to see how they may be multiplied in the Lord’s Hands. He will not leave us unsatisfied.

On Sundays, our church doors remain open for private prayer after Mass until 6 pm. If you choose to make a Sunday visit to our Lord, please practice responsible social distancing.

Please consider donating to St. Francis de Sales Parish. In the absence of a Sunday collection, we rely on your contributions to provide service to our community.

Donations may be made online through Parish Giving: www.parishgiving.org/index?e=
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Or via check to: Saint Francis de Sales Parish, 4625 Springfield Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143.

July 26, 2020: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Solomon asks for wisdom, and is given all other things besides. Fr. Eric reminds us that we too must ask for wisdom, and not be tempted by our desires for honor, power, wealth, and pleasure; only Wisdom is eternal–and only God’s wisdom comes to do us good.

Please consider donating to St. Francis de Sales Parish. In the absence of a Sunday collection, we rely on your contributions to provide service to our community.

Donations may be made online through Parish Giving: www.parishgiving.org/index?e=
PayPal: www.paypal.com/donate/?token=
Venmo: @SFDSPhiladelphia
CashApp: $SFDSPhiladelphia
Or via check to: Saint Francis de Sales Parish, 4625 Springfield Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143.