We need your support more than ever.

Dear Parishioners,

I pray you are staying healthy in the midst of this crisis. I am offering a private Mass daily for the protection of our community.

Parish GivingThis past week I gathered a Crisis Response Team with other parishioners in an attempt to deal with how the Coronavirus is affecting our parish. Specifically, our goal is to keep our community together. I’ve identified four areas of concern: Prayer/Liturgy, Communication, Service, and Finance.

I am writing you to ask for your continued financial support of Saint Francis de Sales Parish. When I arrived, I signed up for Parish Online Giving. I ask that you consider doing the same now: click the link, enter our zip code (19143), and sign up to give to de Sales. Donations will be taken in any way possible, but scheduled online giving helps our parish in the absence of a Sunday collection. We also can receive donations via PayPal.

Let us pray for each other and remain hopeful in the Lord Jesus Christ. Saint Francis de Sales, pray for us!

Sincerely,
Father Matt Guckin
Parochial Administrator pro temp

ALL PUBLIC MASSES SUSPENDED

Effective noon, March 18, 2020, Archbishop Nelson Perez has suspended the public celebration of Mass throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia until further notice. 

Though public Masses are suspended in all churches in the Archdiocese, the right and need of the faithful to hear the Word of God and celebrate the Sacraments is not put aside. Pastors, along with all those who work with them, will be as attentive as possible to all the spiritual, pastoral, and charitable needs of the people they serve.

Priests will continue to offer the sacrifice of the Holy Mass privately during this period and to honor all requested Mass intentions. Baptisms, marriages, and funerals will take place as usual but with due regard for the limitation of participants and reasonable social distancing. Confessions will continue to take place at 4 pm every Saturday in the prayer garden, weather permitting. 

Read the full announcement here.