Monsignor Reports

Monsignor's Reports 

Monsignor Gentili frequently suggests interesting articles from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Archbishop Chaput, Pope Frances and more. To be an informed Catholic it’s important to be aware of the key Catholic issues that are happening in our community and world.

Monsignor has also written articles on various issues that affect our parish community.

For Further reflection:
Covid-19 Virus and Vaccine Update

Dear Parishioners,
 

In my effort to keep parishioners informed on all important issues, I offer this article to assist you in making decisions concerning the Covid-19 Virus and the vaccines available at the present time.  I did publish a Flocknote on Friday, March 5, 2021 regarding the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) statement on the virus.  In the interim another statement has been published by the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference of Bishops.  I have been able to do some research and receive guidance which helps to clarify and add to past information published on the website and bulletin.  I realize that, at times, it may be difficult to plow through and research all the information that is out there for us to consume in order to be informed Catholics.  I am attempting to synthesize some of the salient points regarding the vaccines associated with the Covid-19 Virus.  I highly recommend that you read the resources I have made available to you in the past as well as those referenced in this article.

 

The Bishops of the state of Pennsylvania encourage all people to get vaccinated as soon as possible.  Getting the vaccination, whichever one you may choose, or is made available to you, is considered an act of charity and even part of a moral responsibility for the common good.  It is a way of protecting not only you, but also those around you.  The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference of  Bishops reminds us of the consistency of their message throughout the pandemic in reference to the virus and vaccines: 

 

“While we should continue to insist that pharmaceutical companies stop using abortion-derived cell lines, given the world-wide suffering that this pandemic is causing, we affirm again that being vaccinated can be an act of charity that serves the common good…In essence, we recognize that at this time individuals are not given a choice of which vaccine to receive and that this should not prevent Catholics from getting vaccinated as soon as possible. Catholics may in good conscience receive any vaccine in order to protect themselves.”

 

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The Ethics & Public Policy Center recently offered a pastoral approach to the issues at hand when reflecting on the virus and the vaccines associated with it.  The article is entitled, “Statement for Pro-Life Catholic Scholars on the Moral Acceptability of Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines.”  You may be aware that there are four major vaccines available at the present time:  Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.  (The AstraZeneca vaccine is not yet approved in the United States.)  The authors of the article present to us a cogent, appropriately Catholic rationale, in communion with the Vatican’s Statements on Covid-19, the USCCB as well as the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference of Bishops.  They make the case that in accepting any of the vaccines offered at the present time, one would not show disrespect for the remains of an unborn human being.  Furthermore, one could say that you would not be violating the most important value of defending the intrinsic equal dignity all human beings from conception to natural death.  “Accordingly, Catholics, and indeed, all persons of good will who embrace a culture of life for the whole human family, born and unborn, can use these vaccines without fear of moral culpability.”

Additionally, I refer you to the Vatican documents, “Vatican Covid -19 Commission in collaboration with the Pontifical Academy for Life and Sciences” (December 29, 2019) and “Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 Vaccines.”  These documents are well worth your read as they set into context the Church's constant and consistent moral teachings, observations and concerns regarding the virus and vaccines in the areas of:  research and production, avoidance of commercial exploitation, fair and equitable distribution, forming a proper conscience, along with the overriding concern for the public health and well-being of humanity during the present crisis of this world pandemic.          

I hope you find this information helpful.  Let us continue to pray for one another and for all those people working so diligently to serve all of us who have been affected by this horrific pandemic. 

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

 

Rev. Monsignor Joseph P. Gentili

Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

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 Pennsylvania Pro-life Federation

Dear Members of the Parish,

As your pastor, I highly encourage you to participate in this request from the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, regarding these important pieces of legislation, and contacting Senators Toomey and Casey.

The links will guide you through the process. If you are unable to do this, then I would encourage you to make a phone call. Thank you for your efforts at being involved and informed citizens and Catholics.

 

Sincerely Yours in Our Lord,

Rev. Monsignor Joseph P. Gentili

Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church



So-Called Equality Act:
Please contact U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey and urge them to oppose the so-called Equality Act (H.R. 5). The bill would potentially expand abortion in general, and taxpayer funding of abortion in particular. Contact Senators Casey and Toomey here:

National Right to Life
National Right to Life Committee opposed passage of H.R. 5. In addition to other issues, H.R. 5 poses a significant pro-life threat. More on this legislation can be found here:

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TV SHOW

Marriage matters

Watch Monsignor Gentili’s TV interview! Along with Dr. Mark and Liz of Marriage Matters, he discusses St. Joseph, the father, "the man of silence and strength." The program was originally hosted on RVNTV. 

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 Black History Month and the Pro-Life Movement

2020 was an inflection point in the national conversation about race in America. As nationwide unrest boiled over, tensions became higher, divisions became deeper, and the conversation became more difficult.

For the pro-life movement, it became difficult to determine how to respond to the issues facing the country. Should we stay focused on abortion issues, or do we enter into the conversation? Do we even have a place or a voice in these issues?  

That’s why Human Coalition Action created a NEW webpage as a reference guide for why the pro-life movement has such an important voice in these issues: https://hucoaction.org/issues/race-justice-and-abortion/.

Ultimately, we are told in Proverbs 31:8 that we are to “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.” That means we have a responsibility to speak up for the dignity of all human life.

Please click the link below to go directly to the website page.

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Archdiocese of Philadelphia Audited Financial Statements Released

Today, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia released its audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020. These statements illustrate a positive result in terms of the core operating budget for the past fiscal year and an improvement of over $190 million in the underfunded balance sheet obligations over the past 8 years. 


See link below to additional information and the complete copy of the audited financial statements for the Office for Financial Services (OFS) for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019.

The audited financial statements for OFS do not include financial results for the Office of Catholic Education, Catholic Social Services, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, or the Catholic Charities Appeal as all are separate entities. 

Additionally, none of the reports released by the Archdiocese include financial statements for individual parishes. All parishes are independent and autonomous entities. 

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Public Statement Regarding Violence at the United States Capitol

Dear Brother Priests and Deacons,

Archbishop Pérez has released a public statement regarding yesterday’s violent protests at the United States Capitol. The full text of the Archbishop’s statement can be found below and attached. Please consider sharing this material broadly in your parish communities in the manner you deem most appropriate. Thank you.

Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan
Vicar for Clergy

Statement of Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez

Regarding Yesterday’s Violent Protests at the United States Capitol

Like so many Americans, I watched the violent protests and vandalism unfold in the United States Capitol with shock and dismay. Yesterday was a truly sad day for our country—a day that I hope and pray never repeats itself.  In the midst of our shared sorrow, we must remember that what we saw is not a reflection of who we are. We are better than this and the actions of a few do not represent us or our values. 

As citizens of this great country, we are blessed. We share common rights to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly among others. While differences of opinion often emerge on a variety of political and societal issues, those differences cannot under any circumstances degenerate into lawlessness and chaos. Regardless of political affiliation, we are united by democracy. Should it devolve into what we witnessed yesterday—violent disorder and chaos—the rights we cherish will disappear into the abyss of anarchy. 

In the name of the people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I express my prayerful gratitude to all government law enforcement agents who worked to restore order to the Capitol as well as our elected officials and their staff members who lived and worked through a dark day in our history to ensure the peaceful transition of power. 

May God grant us wisdom as we seek common ground as Americans and may He bring peace to our land. Today is a new day. It is a call for all people of faith to lift their hearts in prayer for our country and for healing in a spirit of unity rooted in who we are—citizens of the United States of America. 

 

+Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez

Archbishop of Philadelphia

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Stewardship Campaign appeal - 2020

Pastors Comments after Communion –

Kick off weekend, October 24/25, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

 

              Each year at this time, it has become a tradition to kick off our annual Stewardship Campaign Appeal. The last five years have proven to be a huge success. In the last four of those years we have been able to raise over 150,000 thousand dollars per year! What can I say to such generosity but wow! So here we are in this fifth year; and in collaboration with our Finance Council and Pastoral Council, the goal has been set to remain once again at 150,000 thousand dollars! Now I know, some of you might be thinking, the old Monsignor has gone mad! And if you are not thinking that, well you should be! Because I am mad…madly in love with our Catholic Faith and all of you! Hear me out though. We are coming up to “legal age” as a parish. What haven’t we been through? Separation from our beloved mother parish, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, scandals within the church, persecution from outside the church, economic down turns with regards to the stock market, real estate and unemployment. And as if that were not enough, now the Coronavirus 19 pandemic, with all its implications on the economy and our own personal health and safety. What a mess; and “you stand there Monsignor asking again.” Without self-abasement, but certainly most humbly, I do.

Saint Paul in his Second Letter to the Corinthians, chapters 11 and 12 reflected on his sufferings and the sacrifices he made on behalf of Christ: beatings, shipwrecks, storms, his own shortcomings, and on and on. How he tried to avoid some of them, but the Lord said to him, “My grace is enough for you, for in weakness power reaches perfection.” Paul went on to boast of his weaknesses so as to let the power of Christ rest upon him, for when he was powerless, it was then that he was strong, through the power of Christ Jesus.

Like gold tested in fire, so our faith as a community has been strengthened. It has been in her most difficult times of struggle and pain that our holy mother Church, through God’s grace and intervention, has been able to raise up from within some of her finest saints who witness boldly by committing themselves to our true Catholic Faith, authentic reform and renewal. Might we be called to make a difference at this time to that authentic witness, which no scandal, persecution nor pandemic can blot out?

About a month ago in our Fiscal Report you heard some really good news with regard to the huge hurdles we have been able to overcome regarding debt reduction, the building of our PLC, completion of the courtyard, and working toward fiscal responsibility with regard to operating expenses. While we still have some real challenges that lie ahead regarding our weekly collections, we seem every year to pull through and work toward our goal. (Presently you may be interested to know that our collections are up 6.5% over last year.) Thank you for hearing and responding to the message, as you always have done so faithfully, but especially during this pandemic. Because of your example and commitment, we continue to be a vibrant, welcoming parish family. Your witness to our Catholic Faith and commitment to family life and our parish, continues to be a source of inspiration to the priestly ministry and service of Father Ianelli, Deacon Brady and myself.

The revitalization of our annual Stewardship Campaign Appeal over the last five years, through thick and thin, was part of our strategic plan to emphasize our mission to grow disciples and make Church matter. In a phrase traditionally known as, “to put into practice the spiritual and corporal works of mercy”.…to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick and imprisoned, comfort those who are mourning, bury the dead, to educate and catechize, and evangelize, as well as pray and support each other. Through our experiences and encounters, nourished on this campus on Sundays and throughout the week, we can participate personally in the call to discipleship, just as Jesus has commanded us to do.

In this regard, I need your help. The annual Stewardship Campaign Appeal helps us to create resources for our ever growing and successful pastoral efforts as described in our strategic plan, namely:

  • Evangelization 

    • A major initiative includes the continued growth and expansion of media and technology along with our safety and security system,

    • Out-reach to our Spanish speaking communities,

    • Out-reach to members who do not attend Mass at all or only on an occasional basis,

    • Innovative Adult Faith Formation programs throughout the year to nourish and enrich our faith,

    • Creative and interesting programs for our young adults, the youth and our children.

  • Funding for our ministries, services and activities.

  • Support to the infrastructure of our artistic and environmental enhancements.

  • A contingency resource for unexpected costs which surely come up every year, as they do in your own homes

Monies donated for these causes allow us to use regular collections toward the loan and other operating expenses. All monies stay here within the parish. You may have noticed in our bulletin some of the programs highlighted from time to time, which were helped by the Stewardship monies this past year. We will continue to feature those ministries, committees, organizations and activities that benefit from this campaign.

As always, I am most grateful and humbled for all you do for one another as a parish family. Over the next few days you will receive a letter, if you have not already, from me asking for your help to achieve our goal of $150,000 thousand dollars. Last year we far surpassed that amount ($187,000 to be more accurate), so let’s go for the gusto, and “just do it.” … Members of the Finance Council and Pastoral Council will be in the back of the Church to answer any questions you may have. God bless you all. Be assured of my continued prayers for you and your intentions, and please, please pray for me.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas, Pray for us!

 

Devotedly Yours in Christ,

 

Rev. Monsignor Joseph P. Gentili

Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

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highly recommended by Monsignor Gentili regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine.

December 14, 2020

 

 

US Bishop Chairmen for Pro-Life and Doctrine Address Ethical Concerns on New COVID-19 Vaccines

‘The reasons to accept the new COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are sufficiently serious to justify their use’ 

 

On December 14, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine, and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued a statement on the new COVID-19 vaccines. In their statement, the bishops address the moral concerns raised by the fact that the three vaccines that appear to be ready for distribution in the United States all have some connection to cell lines that originated with tissue taken from abortions.

With regard to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, they concluded: “In view of the gravity of the current pandemic and the lack of availability of alternative vaccines, the reasons to accept the new COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are sufficiently serious to justify their use, despite their remote connection to morally compromised cell lines.

“Receiving one of the COVID-19 vaccines ought to be understood as an act of charity toward the other members of our community.  In this way, being vaccinated safely against COVID-19 should be considered an act of love of our neighbor and part of our moral responsibility for the common good.

” With regard to the AstraZeneca vaccine, the bishops found it to be “more morally compromised” and consequently concluded that this vaccine “should be avoided” if there are alternatives available. “It may turn out, however, that one does not really have a choice of vaccine, at least, not without a lengthy delay in immunization that may have serious consequences for one’s health and the health of others,” the bishop chairmen stated. “In such a case … it would be permissible to accept the AstraZeneca vaccine.”

At the same time, the bishops also warned that Catholics “must be on guard so that the new COVID-19 vaccines do not desensitize us or weaken our determination to oppose the evil of abortion itself and the subsequent use of fetal cells in research.”

 

 

Click the button below to read the full statement from the Bishop Chairmen.

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President of U.S. Bishop's Conference Issues StaTement On 2020 Presidential Election

WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following statement on the 2020 presidential election:

We thank God for the blessings of liberty. The American people have spoken in this election. Now is the time for our leaders to come together in a spirit of national unity and to commit themselves to dialogue and compromise for the common good.

As Catholics and Americans, our priorities and mission are clear. We are here to follow Jesus Christ, to bear witness to His love in our lives, and to build His Kingdom on earth. I believe that at this moment in American history, Catholics have a special duty to be peacemakers, to promote fraternity and mutual trust, and to pray for a renewed spirit of true patriotism in our country. 

Democracy requires that all of us conduct ourselves as people of virtue and self-discipline. It requires that we respect the free expression of opinions and that we treat one another with charity and civility, even as we might disagree deeply in our debates on matters of law and public policy. 

As we do this, we recognize that Joseph R. Biden, Jr., has received enough votes to be elected the 46th President of the United States. We congratulate Mr. Biden and acknowledge that he joins the late President John F. Kennedy as the second United States president to profess the Catholic faith. We also congratulate Sen. Kamala D. Harris of California, who becomes the first woman ever elected as vice president. 

We ask the Blessed Virgin Mary, patroness of this great nation, to intercede for us. May she help us to work together to fulfill the beautiful vision of America’s missionaries and founders — one nation under God, where the sanctity of every human life is defended and freedom of conscience and religion are guaranteed.

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Welcome Seminarians!
Brendan Zehner & Joseph Buchheit.

I have the great pleasure of welcoming back Seminarian Brendan Zehner from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary as well as welcoming Seminarian Joseph Buchheit. As part of their pastoral training, seminarians are assigned during the academic year to assist and serve in parishes on Thursdays. It is a tremendous compliment to be considered among those parishes carefully chosen in this important aspect of training of our future priests.

Brendan and Joseph will assist in various programs in the parish including: visiting the sick and homebound, visiting Buckingham Springs Rehab Center and Doylestown Hospital, helping with parish ministries and working with the PREP program. They will also be teaching at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School. Please join me in welcoming them.​

Sincerely In Our Lord,

Rev. Monsignor Joseph P. Gentili

Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

 


 

An essential component of a seminarian’s priestly training is pastoral formation. Parish communities are chosen carefully for their ability to provide experiences and supervision that will support and assist the seminarian toward that sacred goal. Please welcome him into our parish family and pray for him as he responds to God’s call to Priesthood!

Message from our new Seminarian - JOSEPH BUCHEIT

Joseph Buchheit is a seminarian in his fourth year at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and his first year of theological studies. This school year, he will be visiting Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish every Thursday as pastoral internship. Joseph hails from the Diocese of Arlington, in northern Virginia. He is a pianist, an artist wanna-be, and enjoys playing sports. Please welcome him to our parish and pray for him and all of the seminarians.

Message from our new Seminarian - Brendan Zehner

Hello!

My name is Brendan Zehner and I am entering my fourth year, Theology I, at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. While I have never visited Our Lady of Guadalupe before, I grew up south of Doylestown, in St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Glenside.

My older brother and I went to Catholic school for elementary and high school. I decided to study history at William & Mary in Virginia for college. I have always loved history, as my mom is a history teacher.

In college, I first received the call to the priesthood. I spent the two years after graduating discerning the call while working for Wawa. Finally, I entered the seminary in the fall of 2017. I’m looking forward to getting to know everybody at Our Lady of Guadalupe!

Thank you for having me.

Message of Gratitude - 2020

Dear Parishioners,

 

              We write to you at this time with a message of deep gratitude for the additional efforts which so many of you have put forth in recent weeks to financially support Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish.  We appreciate the additional energy that you have expended to get your envelopes and cash donations to our office via the drop box at the Parish Life Center or the U.S. Mail.  Many of you already use some form of consistent electronic giving.

During these unprecedented times, we have experienced just how much our parishioners and others thirst for God and want to continue to express their Faith in new, different and creative ways.  We have had many parishioners, especially during Holy Week, as well as others outside of our parish family, join us for our Facebook Live and livestream Masses, via our parish website (www.olguadalupe.org).  We plan to continue this use of technology as we work our way back to a sense of normalcy, but also beyond as needed and useful.  We saw wonderful participation in Eucharistic Adoration on Divine Mercy Sunday. These are encouraging signs that our message of God’s love and mercy is being well received by our parish community 
and beyond.

We will continue to reach out to all of you as best we can by offering appropriate, faith-based programming, such as:   bible study, youth ministry, PREP, movies, educational programs, and other activities, via the creative use of our technologies available to us.  We will continue to offer outreach through our many parish organizations to: the poor, the needy, the elderly and the hungry.  While we cannot gather physically to receive our precious Lord in the Eucharist, we continue to offer so many opportunities to live Eucharist and to be Eucharist to others through our service, our actions and by example.  May I encourage you to stay connected to the parish through our website and to sign up for Flocknotes, which keep you informed and offer so many creative opportunities for you to keep nourishing your faith (Text OLGPA to 84576 or sign up via email on the parish website).

Your support of our parish, through your prayers, participation via use of technology and outreach, as well as your weekly donations, are most appreciated and necessary in order for us to continue to live our mission to be a vibrant, welcoming parish family, dedicated to growing disciples and making Church matter during a difficult time.  

With “stay-at-home” orders and social distancing practices in place, many of us find ourselves taking care of a number of things online, from banking to shopping. Supporting Our Lady of Guadalupe with your contributions, on a weekly or monthly basis, is another task that can be simplified through Parish e-Giving, should you be interested.  Are you curious to learn more about this safe and easy method of supporting our parish?  See www.olguadalupe.org/give for an overview of Parish e-Giving and how to enroll.

Once again, thank you for your continued support of Our Lady of Guadalupe during this challenging time in our lives.  We are not sure when and how we will once again gather physically on campus, but be assured that we will keep you informed of our plan as soon as the Archdiocese makes that information known to the parishes.  Until then may Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, hold you in the mantle of Her care.  May Our Lord Jesus Christ, the good and gentle shepherd, shower you with His choicest blessings.  Please know of our daily prayers for you and your intentions.

 

Devotedly Yours in Christ,

 

Reverend Monsignor Joseph P. Gentili

Reverend Robert A. Ianelli

Deacon Robert F. Brady

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The ArISE Podcast - 2020
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The Archdiocese of Philadelphia (AOP) has launched The Arise Podcast, a podcast series to help local Catholics transition back to in-person parish life after several weeks of COVID-19 restrictions. The series explores Catholic life in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and offers reflections on the Word of God as it speaks to us in our own day. 

The podcast series features Father Richard Owens, O.F.M. Cap., Director of the Archdiocesan Office for Black Catholics; Father Eric Banecker, Parochial Vicar at Saint Pius X Parish; and Gina Christian, Senior Content Producer for CatholicPhilly.com.

The Arise Podcast, which is slated to run six to eight episodes, features a two-part interview with Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez who shares his insights on faith and the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the series is part of “Arise: Restoring Catholic Life After the Pandemic,” an Archdiocesan initiative designed to invigorate parish life after weeks of COVID-19 restrictions (http://archphila.org/arise/). This program provides parishes and Archdiocesan institutions with guidance and resources for worship, catechesis, evangelization, and communications to help clergy and faihful reintegrate into active, in-person participation in Mass and parish activities.

Catholics, fellow Christians, and all those who seek something more, can listen to the podcast series via through any of the buttons below.

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PArish support Initiative - 2020
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In the Gospel, Jesus reminds us, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus taught that the two greatest commandments are to love God with all our heart, soul and mind, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. In this peculiar time of quarantine, God is asking us to live these commandments to our fullest capacities.

Despite being unable to be together physically, we can express our love of God and neighbor in prayer and works. Now, more than ever, we remain steadfast in our solidarity amongst each other, and spread the love Christ taught us.

We appreciate your support of Our Lady of Guadalupe by mailing your weekly offering or donating online via Parish Giving. In these challenging times, if you would like to make a donation to another parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia you can through the Parish Support Initiative.

This initiative is made possible through a partnership with The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia. If you you would like to help support a parish click the button below.

Our latest Stained glass Addition

Mary, Queen of the Angels

From time to time, as appropriate you may recall that I am accustom to giving updates on where we are on, not only construction, but also the on-going artistic work within the church and chapel.

I am happy to inform you of yet another addition of a newly created beautiful stained glass window in the chapel. The work is inspired by the intention to continue to have Marian themes associated with much of the artistic works of our church and chapel. The window in the side niche of the chapel is entitled Mary, Queen of the Angels, a title given to Mary throughout the rich history and tradition of our Catholic Faith, which states as dogma, that Mary is assumed into heaven and is with Jesus Christ, her divine son. Mary should be called Queen, not only because of her Divine Motherhood of Jesus Christ, but also because God has willed her to have an exceptional role in the work of eternal salvation. 

Please click the link below to read the rest of Monsignor's letter and to  learn more about the gorgeous stained glass images.

Sincerely Yours In Our Lord,

 

Rev. Monsignor Joseph P. Gentili
 - Pastor

Our latest Stained glass Addition- continued

Descent of the holy spirit on the blessed mother and the apostles

 I am happy to inform you of the addition of a newly created beautiful stained glass window in the chapel. The work is inspired by a kyrotic approach to capturing the events taking place at the end of Luke’s Gospel and the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles.

This main window depicts the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Blessed Mother and the Apostles. The gift of Holy Spirit is depicted by a Dove in the center window being released from the open hands of the Ascending Jesus and overlooked by the Father, creator of heaven and earth.

The gifts of the Holy Spirit are represented by the tongues of flame over the heads of Mary and the Apostles, flowing from the eternal love exchanged between the Father and Son. The young person laying on the ground, hands over ears, with eyes peering up, at the feet of Mary may represent the viewer of the window entering into the moment of the Holy Spirit’s descent calling forth a response. 

Please click the link below to read the rest of Monsignor's letter

and to  learn more about the gorgeous stained glass images.

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To be an informed Catholic it’s important to be aware of the key Catholic issues that are happening in our community and world.

Our parish community feels it's important to maintain on our website, relevant articles related to the release of the 40th Statewide Grand Jury Report of six dioceses within the State of Pennsylvania for your reference.

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