Mass for May 17, 2020: Sixth Sunday of Easter

Jesus tells us very plainly how we are to love: we are to keep the commandments.

NOTE: This Thursday (May 21) is Ascension Thursday! Normally a Holy Day of Obligation, the requirement to attend Mass has, of course, been suspended due to the Coronavirus, but you are more than welcome to join us online at 10 am for the Mass of this most important solemnity of the Easter season. The upper church will be open all day Thursday for private prayer. 

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 16, 2020.

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.

Mass for April 26, 2020: Third Sunday of Easter

 

The season of Easter continues! Jesus meets the disciples on the road to Emmaus–and he calls us to encounter Him and know Him in the breaking of the bread.

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 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 April 25, 2020.