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  • Saint Cecilia Church 535 Rhawn Street ~ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Fifth Sunday of Easter

    May 19, 2019

    FOCUS: We glory in the victorious love of Christ. All true love has its origins in

    God, who is love itself, and so the Christian believer must seek to love as God

    loves, and to share love as abundantly as God shares it with his creation. Love is

    the very hallmark of the Christian life.

    LITURGY OF THE WORD: Paul and Barnabas continue their travels, strength-

    ening the spirits of the disciples and giving an account of all that God has done

    with them. In the second reading, John foretells the restored creation where God

    will make his home among his people and wipe away all their tears. Jesus gives

    his disciples a new commandment to love one another.

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    Offices

    Rectory 215.725.1240 Eleanor Kerwick Fax 215.725.2130 Business 215.725.1240 Susan Wagner PREP 215.725.2821 Marcia Mason School 215.725.8588 Bobbie Mitchell Tuition 215.725.2201 Lisa Hnat

    Website: www.stceciliafc.org TSC: www.teenservicecorps.org School Facebook: www.facebook.com/SaintCeciliaSchool CYO Facebook: Saint Cecilia Catholic Youth Organization

    Rectory Office Hours Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM Closed on Holy Days of Obligation

    Sacraments

    Baptism: First 3 Sundays of the month at 12:15pm. Arrangements must be made at least two weeks prior to the Baptism. Attendance at a Pre-Jordan class is required for first time parents. Please pre-register for class by contacting the Rectory at 215-725-1240.

    Marriage: Couples must contact a priest six months prior to the wedding.

    Reconciliation: Saturdays from 4:00 to 5:00PM

    Homebound Visitation: Please contact the Rectory.

    Saint Cecilia Church 535 Rhawn Street

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111

    MASS SCHEDULE Sunday

    Vigil 5:00pm (Saturday) 6:30, 8:00, 9:30, 11:00am

    Monday through Friday 6:30 and 8:30 AM

    Saturday 8:30 AM

    Holy Days of Obligation 6:30, 8:30, 10:30am & 6:00pm

    PASTOR: Reverend Charles E. Bonner

    PASTOR EMERITUS: Reverend Msgr. Francis X. Dreger

    PAROCHIAL VICAR: Reverend Robert Lucas

    PERMANENT DEACON: Deacon Patrick Diamond

    PRINCIPAL: Sister Jane Mary Carr, IHM

    VICE PRINCIPAL: Sister Patricia Healey, IHM

    Adam Rosinski, a 1999 graduate of St. Cecilia School will be or- dained a Priest on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Fordham Universi- ty Church. Adam will celebrate his first Mass here at St. Cecilia Church on Pen- tecost Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 12:30pm. All are welcome to at- tend this very special Mass.

    Congratulations Father Adam!

    Ordination of the

    Sacred Priesthood May 18

    A joyous, grateful, and prayerful welcome is extended to the men who were ordained to the priesthood this

    Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

    Rev. David Buffum Rev. Francesco D’Amico Rev. Alessandro Giardini Rev. David O’Brien Rev. Alexander Pancoast Rev. Anthony Raymundo Rev. Jonathan Rice

    Let us keep these men in our prayers.

    Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the

    gift of our priests. Through them, we experience

    your presence in the sacraments.

    Help our priests to be strong in their vocation.

    Set their souls on fire with love for your people.

    Grant them the wisdom, understanding, and

    strength they need to follow in the footsteps of

    Jesus.

    Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom.

    Give them the words they need to spread the

    Gospel. Allow them to experience joy in their

    ministry.

    Help them to become instruments of your divine

    grace. We ask this through Jesus Christ, who

    lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest. Amen.

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    Aid For Friends We are always looking to fill the freezer with home- cooked meals, as well as breakfast bags for the shut-ins. For information on this program and more ways you can help, please visit the website at www.aidforfriends.org or contact Bernadette O’Don- nell at 215-379-3448.

    Charismatic Prayer Group Do you have an immediate prayer need or can you offer the gift of prayer? The ‘People of Love’ Prayer Group meets Monday evenings at 7:30pm in the Cecilian Room. You are always welcome to join us and renew your Spirit.

    High School Program Director Needed Alex Rigney is stepping down from overseeing the Teen Service Corps program at St. Cecilia Parish. We are searching for a new individual to continue a program for high school students in our parish going forward. We are looking for someone who can bring new ideas to the program to ensure the long- term success of engaging our high school student parishioners. If interested, please contact Alex at 267-229-7407.

    Mass Schedule For Weekend—May 25 & 26

    Saturday Celebrant: Father Bonner 5:00 PM Lector: Zach Demusz Altar Servers: Spencer Lavelle, Brian Raskauskas 6:30 AM Celebrant: Father Lucas Lector: Dale Tan 8:00 AM Celebrant: Father Lucas Lector: Anne Corcoran Altar Servers: Nicholas Migatz, Ryan Brady 9:30 AM Celebrant: Father Bonner Lector: Frank Slavin Altar Servers: Celia Braccia, Mia Braccia 11:00 AM Celebrant: Father Bonner Lector: Colleen Demusz Altar Servers: Daniel Barr, Robert Gaynor

    Looking For a Few Good People Would you like to give a small amount of your time helping young children prepare for the Sacraments and learning about the Catholic faith? Our PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) is looking for three teachers for grades 2, 6 & 7, along with two aides for grades 6 & 7. The 2019-2020 school year will begin the Sunday after Labor Day and conclude the first Sunday in May. For info, please contact Marcia Mason at 215- 725-1240.

    Reflection on the Readings for this Fifth Sun- day of Easter ~ Revelation is the assurance that, despite the apparent victories of evil in our world, God is sovereign and just and will overcome evil in the end and reward the just who have persevered and lived faithful lives. Revelation speaks to those who look to God for a comfort that only God can give. It is a prophetic book urging us to hear the Word of God and stay faithful to the covenant God has made with us in Christ.

    So we ask ourselves:

     If someone were to ask you, "Which do you think is winning in the world, good or evil?" What would you answer?

     What hope does the reading from Revelation stir in you?

    Eucharistic Adoration Wednesdays in May

    May 22 (2:00-4:00pm) May 29 (12:00-2:00pm)

    You are welcome to spend some quiet time

    with the Lord.

    Manna Food Drive—May 19 The last collection of non-perishable food is this weekend. Collections will then resume in the Fall. Please bring non-perishable food, such as, canned goods, pasta, cereal, etc. to the vesti- bule of the church. May God continue to bless you for your generosity and for always thinking of others.

    God Bless Our Newly Baptized

    David Mark Smith

    Parish Council Meeting A meeting of the Parish Council is scheduled for Monday, May 20th at 7:00pm in the lower level meeting room at school. Please contact Susan Wagner at 215-725-1240 if unable to attend.

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    Catholic Charities Night with the Phillies Friday—June 21

    Phillies vs. Miami Marlins Chase Utley retirement night!

    Tickets at phillies.com/catholiccharitiesnight A portion of all tickets sold will directly benefit Catholic Charities.

    Senior Citizen News

    St. Cecilia Seniors meet on Thursdays from 10am to 2pm in St. Cecilia School Auditorium. New members (ages 50+) are always welcome to join and you can bring a friend. You do not have to be a member of the parish to join the fun. The last Seniors meeting will be May 23. We will resume meetings in the Fall. For more info please call the rectory at 215-725-1240.

    St. William Seniors meet the 2nd and 4th Wednes- day of the month at 12:00pm at Wesley, 7040 Oxford Ave. The next meeting this Wednesday, May 22nd will be the last meeting until the Fall.

    Bingo will begin on Wednesday, June 26 from 12:00 to 3:00pm. No outside food is permitted. Lunch can be purchased for $5.00. New members are always wel- come to join. For info about the Seniors, call Ro McElroy at 267-210-1524.

    TRIPS

     Atlantic City Cruise—Tuesday, June 25 Cost: $53 includes $20 food voucher and $15 slot play at Resorts.

     Lancaster—Sight & Sound Theatre for ‘Jesus’ with lunch at Shady Maple—Tuesday, July 23 $110

     Bird-in-Hand Show ‘Magic & Wonder’ & Buffet— Monday, Oct. 14 Cost: $87

     American Music Theatre ‘Christmas Show’ and lunch, Tuesday, Nov. 12 Cost $94

     New Year’s Eve Day—show, lunch, one hour open bar at Doolings—Tuesday, Dec. 31 $100

    Contact Betty Harding at 215-745-7199 for more info.

    Career Opportunity Rhawnhurst Presbyterian Church is currently seeking a Pianist/Organist, full time for our weekly Sunday ser- vices. Position includes ser