Prayer

Monday Eucharistic Adoration – Guardians Each Monday in the chapel, after the 8:30 a.m. morning mass until 5p.m., we have the opportunity to adore Our Lord’s body, blood, soul and divinity in the presence of the Eucharist.  While adoring Our Lord we must also ensure that the Holy Eucharist is never left unattended.

A Guardian helps to ensure that the Holy Eucharist is never left alone by committing to spend thirty minutes or more each Monday with the Holy Eucharist.  You share this holy commitment with a partner so that if something unforeseen occurs in your schedule you can feel confident that Jesus will not be left alone.  Substitute Guardian positions are also available.

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

Monthly Holy Hour

A great opportunity for stewardship! Holy Hour gives the parish an opportunity to pray for the needs of the church especially vocations to the priesthood and religious life. The Holy Hour will include public prayer (Liturgy of the Hours) and private prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Everyone is welcome. Holy Hour is held the Thursday evening before First Friday at 7pm. The next Holy Hour will be Thursday, June 2nd. MONTHLY HOLY HOUR A great opportunity for stewardship! Holy Hour gives the parish an opportunity to pray for the needs of the church especially vocations to the priesthood and religious life. The Holy Hour will include public prayer (Liturgy of the Hours) and private prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Everyone is welcome. Holy Hour is held the Thursday evening before First Friday at 7pm. The next Holy Hour will be Thursday, June 2nd.

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is a lay organization whose members give service to the Church on a volunteer basis strictly through the Spiritual Works of Mercy  Meetings are held every Monday following the 8:30 AM Mass in the Legion of Mary Room (located to the right of the Saint Maria Goretti Shrine area in our church).

Contact: Sally Murphy 215-256-4828 or saraht866@verizon.net

Prayer Line & St. Peregrine Novena

St. Maria Goretti Parish has established a prayer line for the sick, the terminally ill and families in crisis.  Currently there are about 35 parishioners who offer their prayers for these intentions.  Anyone who calls the Prayer Line will have their loved one mentioned by name for two weeks.  After that they will be prayed for in an inclusive prayer.  The members of this group will also pray for the soul of a loved one by name for two weeks.  Since the majority of prayers requested are for those suffering from cancer, the Prayer Line members are encouraged to attend the novena to St. Peregrine on the second Thursday of each month from 7:00 PM to 7:40 PM in the chapel.  All parishioners who have loved ones suffering from cancer or other illnesses are also urged to attend. At the novena, you will be asked to write the name of your loved one who is need of prayers and the type of illness that they have.  Those mentioned in the prayer book will be prayed for at the novena and for the entire month by name.  If you are interested in joining with other parishioners by praying for a parish intention, please call the Prayer Line.  Members need not recite specific prayers; although upon joining you will receive prayers to our Heavenly Father, St. Peregrine and St. Jude.   You will be notified of intentions and pray on Monday and Thursday evenings when it is convenient for you.

Contact:  Rita Pietrangelo 215-721-4996 or Parish Center 215-721-0199

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