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.

Monsignor Gentili - Important

Please listen to Monsignor Gentili's message to our parish family about the return to Church, plus a coronavirus update.


Current News 
Parish Mass Survey Results and New Mass Schedule

Dear Parishioners,

I am most grateful to all of you who participated in the recent Parish Mass Survey.  We had well over 650 responses, which are our best survey results ever, and we received many positive messages from parishioners.  As you know, one priest cannot do the work of two and given the availability of priests (including those who are retired); the level of help I have been receiving this summer is just not sustainable for a longer period of time. However, please know, I will continue to solicit help even with the new schedule.

Based on the results of the survey and consultation with the Parish Pastoral Council and Parish Finance Council, I have decided to have Mass at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Sundays. The Saturday Vigil Mass will remain at 5:00 p.m. The overwhelming majority of parishioners voted for this schedule.

It is important for you to know that in making my decision, I have considered the schedules of our parish PREP, RCIA, Children’s Liturgy of the Word and the area parish Mass schedules.  The new schedule will commence on Sunday, September 12, 2021. We will livestream the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays as well as other major liturgical celebrations.

I recognize that this decision may be an inconvenience for some. I am asking for your understanding and I hope you can adjust your schedule so we may continue to celebrate as a parish family here at OLG. I certainly understand if your schedule does not allow you to attend Mass at our Church from time to time. Please refer to local parishes and the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa for their Mass schedules.

Remember nothing is written in stone as far as I am concerned, and also know that we can revisit this decision in the future should we want to adjust the schedule or if our parish is assigned another parochial vicar.  

Please pray for me, that despite my shortcomings and limitations, I may continue to be a faithful shepherd in leading the flock entrusted to my care. I also ask you to pray for more young men to consider the priesthood, even from our own parish. Be assured of a special place in my heart and prayers as we continue our journey together in faith.


New Sunday Mass Schedule Effective:

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Saturday Vigil Mass -  5:00 p.m. 
Sunday Morning Mass - 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Devotedly Yours in Christ,

Rev. Monsignor Joseph P. Gentili

Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

LETTER -  from Father Bavon in Haiti

Bois-de-Laurence, September 29, 2021

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Thank you so much for all your caring love, prayers, support and concern for our missionary work here at St. Anne’s Parish Haiti. Unfortunately for the second year I am not able to be there to speak with you on this special Mission Sunday.

I ask that I relay these words to the Our Lady of Guadalupe community on my behalf:

First, I would like to sincerely thank Monsignor Gentili for accepting St Anne’s Parish as its foremost foreign Mission. I know he had many requests but he accepted our mission knowing that there were so many OLG parishioners with a strong connection to our mission of serving the poorest of the poor in the mountains of Haiti.

The work you have accomplished over the past few years is just incredible. You have done so much I don’t even know where to start. You began with sending containers of food and clothing after the earthquake.

Next, you arrived with a medical team seeing every child at St. John Bosco school along with many other people with health conditions in the parish. You then transitioned into setting up a full time clinic and pharmacy with remote diagnostics. This gives great comfort to the parents in the community.

You saw our generator was broken and you replaced it with a brand new one bringing the only power source for the community back on line.

You saw that we were in need of a truck and you purchased a new one. The new truck is our only means for bringing people to the hospital and picking up supplies from the nearest city that is 2 hours away.

I came to you 2 years ago seeking funding to replace our dilapidated schools. I thought the campaign would last several years but with your generosity I returned to Haiti with almost full funding. The Middle and High schools have been completed and we have just about finished the grade schools.

On your last visit your team was able to refit the old woodshop. This enabled us to employ locals to build the school desks and furniture.

You were also able to do temporary repairs to a small hut occupied by a single woman with her 8 children. I know your team is looking forward to building her a new house on your return.I was very surprised when you arrived with 30 laptops for the new computer center. I still cannot believe Monsignor made the journey for the grand opening!

With your support we have supplied the budget for teachers and school personnel salaries and improved the quality of education. Our school is now counted among the best schools in the North- East region.

We have two laureates for the region and ten for the district from our middle school. This is a sign that we have surely improved our performance and makes us happy as it rewards our efforts.

We have also improved student meals at the school cafeteria. We have selected and assigned a team of cooks who are also paid regularly due to your support. Kids are always happy when they see the cantina opened.

Every year the number of students is increasing. We have now three extensions of our school in the neighboring villages.


Our Prospects and Hope for the Future


One of the biggest dreams for the entire community would be the blessing of having a purifying water system. While the attention of the entire world is turned to the covid-19, many people from our village are suffering in silence from many diseases such as cholera, typhoid, dysentery, stomachache, fever caused by drinking of non purified water. Because there is not a purifying water system, people take water directly from the sources that expose too many sicknesses.


We are hoping to purchase a purifying water system in order to improve this situation. The technician explained that the cost for these machines vary from sizes and brands. We will also have to install the water system as well as a storage system and generator. According to the technician the total cost could be up to $ 40 000 This is an important project but I’m afraid it is expensive.


What you are doing brings to my mind the seven Corporal Works of Mercy. Treating the poor as Christ is embodied in them. What makes me so happy is that you do this because you want to not because you should.


I was so overwhelmed when I arrived at St Anne’s Parish. I knew that the work was undoable on my own. I prayed for help in my mission and I found strength in the hearts of the people at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish.

I end by giving a heartfelt thank you in the creole language. Mesi anpil anpil


Fr. Bavon Marie Mubakanda, cicm Bois-De-Laurence

LETTER -  from Archbishop Pérez
RE: the synod of bishops

Since this Mass is being held at the same time as the opening night of our parish 40 Hours. Monsignor encourages you to be one in spirit with the Archdiocese by attending our 40 Hours.

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COVID-19 vaccine News UPDATE


Dear Brothers,

In recent days some of you have received contact from parishioners to provide a letter or sign a form supporting their requests for an exemption from obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine on religious grounds. This matter has been considered by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and I take this opportunity to provide clarifying guidance.  

In unison with the Holy See and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the Archdiocese of Philadelphia strongly recommends that all members of the Catholic community should receive the COVID-19 vaccine unless a medical reason prevents them from doing so. That recommendation is based on the facts that the COVID-19 vaccines and their development have been determined morally acceptable and that we all share a common ethical responsibility to the well-being of our fellow human beings.  


As the USCCB noted in its document on Moral Considerations Regarding the New COVID-19 Vaccines, “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.” In writing on behalf of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith last December, Cardinal Ladaria stated, “In any case, from the ethical point of view, the morality of vaccination depends not only on the duty to protect one's own health, but also on the duty to pursue the common good.” As such, neither the Archdiocese nor its parishes are able to provide support, written or otherwise, for individuals seeking an exemption from the vaccine on religious grounds. 

Individuals may wish to pursue an exemption from vaccination based on their own reasons of conscience. In such cases, the burden to support such a request is not one for the local Church or its presbyterate to validate and we are not able to provide support for exemption requests on that basis. 

We continue to live in challenging times and I realize that many demands are placed on you. The links below may prove helpful as you navigate this topic with parishioners in a pastoral manner. 

Please be assured of my prayerful gratitude for your ongoing dedication and many sacrifices on behalf of those entrusted to your care. 

Sincerely in Christ,

Reverend Michael F. Hennelly 

Vicar for Clergy


Important news and action items

from our friends at the PA family council

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​In the PA House Health Committee, led by pro-life champion Chairwoman Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren), there were three important bills that were passed, the Heartbeat Bill, the Down Syndrome Protection Act and the Unborn Child Dignity Act. All three of these bills are not new to us as they have been introduced in past legislative sessions and have seen varying degrees of success through the legislative process.


For more about these bills and to use our action alert to contact your elected officials on all three, click the button below. 

Concurrently, in the House Judiciary Committee, led by State Representative Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), legislation was passed that helps to close a loophole in our criminal law regarding the recognition of the unborn child in murder prosecutions.


For more about this bill and to take action, visit

The next step for these bills is a vote from the House, and then the Senate.


Click here to take action and ask your legislators to votes YES on this pro-life legislation!

Current News 
President Biden’s budget proposes -
forcing taxpayers to fund abortion on demand!

Recently, President Biden released his Fiscal Year 2022 budget in which he proposes to eliminate the Hyde Amendment and some related pro-life provisions. Calling for elimination of Hyde in a president’s budget is unprecedented. 


Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities issued a statement expressing deep concerns, saying:


“I call on all government leaders to work toward a budget that truly builds up the common good of all. This should include the many proposals in the President’s budget submission that seek to protect vulnerable people. And it must also preserve the Hyde Amendment and related provisions which have protected millions of unborn babies, and mothers in difficult circumstances, from the tragedy of abortion.” 

Archbishop Naumann’s full statement can be read here.


Without the Hyde Amendment and related policies, billions of taxpayer dollars could be used to pay for abortion in the United States and throughout the world.


Don’t let our government make you pay for the taking of innocent human life. Contact the President and express your strong disagreement with his decision to force taxpayers to fund abortion on demand. At the same time, tell Congress to keep the Hyde Amendment and related policies and to oppose any bill that expands taxpayer funding of abortion.

Stop Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Save the Hyde Amendment!

People should not be forced to pay for abortion with their tax dollars against their will. The Hyde Amendment has majority support. A January 2021 Marist poll found that 58% of Americans oppose federal funding of abortion. A November 2020 McLaughlin poll found that 64% of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion. The McLaughlin poll notably found that 69% of Independents and even 49% of Democrats oppose taxpayer of abortion. 


The Hyde Amendment has enjoyed bipartisan support since 1976 and has been continually included in the appropriations process since then. The Hyde Amendment is estimated to have saved over 2.4 million lives. It was estimated that before the Hyde Amendment took effect, the Medicaid program was paying for about 300,000 elective abortions annually, and that number was escalating rapidly. 


The Hyde Amendment is not discriminatory. It saves babies of all ethnicities. Government funding of abortion is discriminatory. According to the Centers for Disease Control, African American babies are killed by abortion at a rate more than three times that of non-Hispanic white babies and Hispanic babies are aborted at a rate of almost 75% greater than that of nonHispanic white babies. Taxpayer funding of abortion would kill even more African American and Hispanic babies. President Biden and the pro-abortion Democratic leadership should not be allowed to remove the Hyde Amendment and force everyone to pay for abortion with their tax dollars.

Current News 
Support the Down Syndrome Protection Act

Please urge your state senator to support HB 1500, the Down Syndrome Protection Act, which would protect an unborn baby from being killed if he or she has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.
Click the button below to log in and send your message.

Current News 
Archbishop Pérez
reinstates obligation to attend Sunday Mass

As many aspects of life are now returning to normalcy, each Catholic Bishop in Pennsylvania will reinstate the obligation to attend Mass in person on Sundays and Holy Days beginning on Sunday, August 15, 2021, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Click the button below to read the entire article.

Current News 
Letter from Monsignor Gentili -
Regarding Catholic Social Services

Dear Parishioners,

I am happy to inform you of the following news release from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) reached a unanimous decision in the matter of Sharonell Fulton, et al. v. City of Philadelphia. As you will recall, this matter involved Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Foster Care division and constituted a critical juncture for the future of religious freedom not just in Philadelphia, but also throughout the country.

This ruling allows Catholic Social Services to continue its critical work of finding loving homes for children in need in a manner that respects our deeply held religious convictions. The ruling is a clear and resounding affirmation of First Amendment rights for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and all charitable ministries in the United States who are inspired by their faith to serve others.

I am sharing a a transcript of Archbishop Pérez’s remarks and a news release from The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Oral Statement of Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez Press Call

Following Scotus Opinion in Fulton, et al. v. City of Philadelphia


Beckett News Release: Unanimous Supreme Court protects foster moms and 200-year-old ministry

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Monsignor Joseph P. Gentili

Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

Current News 
OLG Welcomes Seminarian - Tim Banach

Tim Banach is studying to be a priest for the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia. Originally from Upstate New York, Tim moved to Arlington to work as a consultant after graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in Systems Engineering. While working in Arlington, he heard the call to the priesthood and was accepted as a seminarian for the Diocese of Arlington in 2019. He recently completed two years of philosophical studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and is now in his first year of theological studies at St. Charles.

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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!

Current News 
OLG Welcomes Seminarian - Shane Flanagan
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I have the great pleasure of welcoming Seminarian Shane Flanagan from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. As part of 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 our future priests.

Shane will assist with 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.  Please join me in welcoming him.​

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 - Shane Flanagan

It is my great honor to be a part of the wonderful parish family here at Our Lady of Guadalupe.I am very excited to spend my summer here and am looking forward to getting to know and be a part of this great parish family. By means of a short introduction, my name is Shane Flanagan and I am a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. I will be entering Third Theology in August, which means I will be God willingly ordained a priest for the Archdiocese in May of 2023.


I was born and raised in St. Dominic Parish, located in Northeast Philadelphia, and am the seventh of eight children. I attended Father Judge High School, graduating in 2014, and after one year at Arcadia University entered the Seminary, where I graduated the college portion of the seminary in 2018.


Thank you for your warm welcome to the parish and thank you in advance for your generosity and hospitality throughout the summer!

Looking forward to meeting you,

Shane Flanagan  

Letter To Monsignor Gentili - ROE -VS- WADE/2021

Dear Joseph,


Nearly 50 years ago, the U.S Supreme Court handed down the Roe v. Wade decision, legalizing abortion nationwide.


This deeply flawed and overreaching decision is one of the most well-known and controversial cases in American history. 

It’s also the deadliest court decision in American history.

In fact, since Roe was decided, over 62 million preborn children have been killed in abortion clinics across the country. And every day, the death toll continues to rise.


However, since the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court last fall, which changed the makeup of the Court, the future of Roe has dominated the headlines. Advocates on both sides of the issue have predicted how the Court will respond to abortion cases, speculated on how certain justices will vote, and painted a picture of what America may look like if Roe were overturned.


As cases are considered and we look ahead to critical Supreme Court rulings, it is important for dedicated pro-lifers, like you, to be equipped with the facts about Roe v. Wade.

That’s why I wanted to share this resource from Human Coalition Action, which answers some of the most pressing questions about Roe v. Wade and its impact on abortion in America:

On this page, you can get answers to common questions, such as:

  • What was abortion law before Roe v. Wade?

  • Would overturning Roe v. Wade end abortion in America?

  • How can pro-life Christians get involved?


The months ahead will be critical in the fight for life. I hope you will take some time to learn about this issue so you can join us in advocating for the most vulnerable population on the planet –

pre-born children.


Thank you for your ongoing support of Human Coalition Action. God bless you!


For life,


Dean Nelson
Executive Director

P.S. — Did you know another important case about abortion was ruled on the same day as Roe v. Wade? Learn more about the cases surrounding Roe here:

Bishop Nelson Perez
For Further reflection:
Covid-19 Virus and Vaccine Update
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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.”


Click to view entire statements at:

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


 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:

Bishop Nelson Perez

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. 

article - important reading and information

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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Bishop Nelson Perez
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 (  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 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

Bishop Nelson Perez
Catholic Foundation -
PArish support Initiative - 2020
Bishop Nelson Perez

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.

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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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2018 - REVIEW of Important articles


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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