PENTECOST 2020 T-SHIRTS

Thanks to some generous donors, we’re pleased to offer parish T-shirts this year! Show your SFDS pride in (and solidarity with) our community and let people know who we are. And they’re FREE!

Fill out the Google Form below to reserve your shirt BEFORE NOON, MONDAY MAY 25; contactless delivery will be arranged in the week leading up to Pentecost. (Due to logistical issues of delivery, these shirts are only available to addresses within our parish borders).

Mass for May 10, 2020: Fifth Sunday of Easter

A very happy Mothers’ Day to you all–to all the mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, mother figures in your life!

As we progress through this most joyful of seasons and carry the mystery of the Resurrection into our lives, Christ calls us to remember that “In my Father’s house, there are many dwelling places.” Heaven is a vibrant place, filled with activity; how are we called to partake in the “oikos” prepared for us by Jesus?

The upper church today (Sunday) will be open from 12-3 pm.

If you choose to make a Sunday visit to our Lord, please practice responsible social distancing. Fr. Matt will be available for confessions in the parish garden (weather permitting) or (in inclement weather) in the back of church from 2-3 pm.

Donations may be made online through Parish Giving, PayPal, Venmo (@SFDSPhiladelphia), or CashApp ($SFDSPhiladelphia). Checks may be dropped off or mailed at our address: Saint Francis de Sales Parish, 4625 Springfield Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143.

This Mass was prerecorded on May 9, 2020.

Mass for May 3, 2020: Fourth Sunday of Easter

Today is informally known as “Good Shepherd Sunday” from the readings of today’s Gospel: Christ is our good shepherd, and has laid down his life for His sheep. Will we listen to His voice?

The upper church today (Sunday) will be open from 12-3 pm.

If you choose to make a Sunday visit to our Lord, please practice responsible social distancing. Fr. Matt will be available for confessions in the parish garden (weather permitting) or (in inclement weather) in the back of church from 2-3 pm.

Donations may be made online through Parish Giving, PayPal, Venmo (@SFDSPhiladelphia), or CashApp ($SFDSPhiladelphia). Checks may be dropped off or mailed at our address: Saint Francis de Sales Parish, 4625 Springfield Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143.

This Mass was prerecorded on May 2, 2020.

HOLY WEEK 2020

In compliance with the directives of civil authorities and in obedience to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the liturgies of Holy Week will be celebrated here at Saint Francis de Sales Parish in a private manner. They will be filmed and distributed online for devotion.

  • April 5: Palm Sunday Mass will be broadcast on both YouTube and Facebook beginning at 10:15 am. Palm will be available on Palm Sunday at noon in the front of church; Fr. Matt will be wearing a mask and glove as he distributes.
  • April 9: The Mass of the Lord’s Supper for Holy Thursday will be broadcast on both YouTube and Facebook at 7 pm.
  • April 10: The Passion of the Lord on Good Friday will be broadcast on both YouTube and Facebook at 3 pm.
  • April 12: Easter Sunday Mass will be broadcast on both YouTube and Facebook beginning at 10:15 am.