Parish Services

Collection Counters

Teams of parishioners who rotate through a seven-week schedule count and prepare collection for deposit into the bank. The commitment of time is about five hours, from mid-morning to early afternoon on Sundays. Volunteers sign up to fill holy day needs. A kitchen is available for coffee and breakfast food.

Contact: Douglas Smith, 215-721-0199 ext.206

 The Grounds Committee

A team of parishioners with interest in gardening oversees the proper design and maintenance of the landscaping on the parish grounds. Their goal is to achieve a pleasing atmosphere that welcomes and delights people as they come to worship and work together.

Contact: Larry Detweiler  267-327-4068

Jordan Outfitters (Baptismal Robes for Infants)

The Jordan Outfitters cut and sew the baptismal robes for our newly baptized babies. We are a group of about 15 women in the parish. Several members meet at the parish center once a year during the winter months to cut the pattern. The packages of materials are then distributed to the women who will sew the finished robe.

Joseph People – Hatfield Chapter

Inspired by the example of Saint Joseph the Worker and supported by our spiritual community, the members of Joseph’s People are dedicated and committed to offering support, and guidance, to the people of our community who are unemployed or are seeking full employment.  We do so without regard to the religious affiliation or lack of religious affiliation of those seeking our help.  We are a faith based ecumenical mission.  Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the lower level of the Parish Center.

Leaders: Nancy Boak  215-393-3763 nancyboak@aol.com

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the largest fraternal group in the world.  Their goal is charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.  Any practicing Catholic male who is eighteen years or older is welcome to join. Pius IX Council 4396 Website

Contact:  Joseph Rydzewski 215-723-6399

Linen Washers

This sacred service ensures that the linens used at Mass are pure and ready to be used at the next weekend’s Mass.  There are specific tasks which must be performed with care so as to properly preserve the Body and Blood of Christ.  Currently there are twelve linen washers.  Taking part in this service is a perfect opportunity for those parishioners with busy schedules.

Contact:  Joanne Dumke 215-368-9574

Needle and Thread Group

This group is comprised of parishioners who do small sewing projects to help beautify the altar.  If sewing is your talent, this ministry might be for you!

Contact:  Marie Schoen 215-855-1805

Parish Financial Council

The Parish Finance Council is responsible for advising the Pastor regarding the financial and temporal needs of the parish.  The council meets at least six times per year (January, March, May, June, September, and November) usually on the third Tuesday of the month beginning at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center Conference Room.

Contact:  Jim Petro 215-362-8457 or jamespetrosr@comcast.net

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Parish Pastoral Council

Elected, appointed and ex-officio parishioners advise the pastor in setting goals for the spiritual and pastoral life of the parish. The council seeks and recommends appropriate activities to the various parish ministries and organizations.

Contact:  Charles Amuso 215-723-3451 cdamuso@gmail.com

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Parish Nurse Ministry

Members of this ministry provide education in health issues and referrals to the health services available in the area. Parish nurses do not provide medical or nursing services, but serve as guides, advisors, and friends to the sick. This ministry is open to parishioners who are nurses and who serve their brothers and sisters when they need support to make decisions on health care.

Contact:  Eleonore Duch 215-855-9017

Seniors Club

The Seniors Club is for adults who are 55 years of age or older that gather for community and fellowship throughout the year.  Some events include bingo, various bus outings to the shore and the casino. They also travel to Lancaster County to see plays.  This friendly group also socializes on holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day.  Occasional guest speakers are invited to enlighten the members on topics relevant to seniors’ lives.  Please consider joining this wonderful organization.

Contact:  Lynette Fleming 215-721-8668

Sisters in Spirit

Sisters in Spirit is a women’s group that is open to all women of the parish 18 years and older.  Our mission is to encourage women in faith.  We do this by monthly faith-sharing meetings and spiritual, service and social outings.  Meetings are typically held the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Parish Center from 7 to 8:30 pm.  Outings are typically held each month.

Contact: Rosemarie DeFrancesco  215-723-6726

Temple Cleansers

This team of parishioners rotates through a five-week schedule to do the light housekeeping in the church. These tasks include dusting, vacuuming, wiping of furnishings, and renewing the Holy Water fonts as well as the Holy Water reservoir. Each group sets its own time for gathering to clean.

Contact:  Cheryl Ryan 215-721-0199 Ext. 219  Schedule January 2 – June 25, 2016

Volunteer Receptionist

A group of volunteers to welcome people and answer phones at the Parish Center. Volunteers are scheduled Monday thru Friday from 9am to 12:30pm or 12:30pm to 4:30pm. We are grateful for whatever time you can give, even one shift per month. It is a great way to get to know our parish priest and also fellow parishioners.

Contacts: Mary Faymore or Cheryl Ryan 215-721-0199

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