In the Bosco Book Club (A Novel Bunch), we’ll be reading & discussing newly released, highly rated booksfrom a wide variety of genres. This month we are reading I Will Find You by Harlan Coben. We will meet on Monday 23 October 2023 at 7:00pm in the Parish Center. Bring a dish to share and the beverage of your choice. We will eat and laugh and at some point discuss the book. Even ifyou don’t finish it, come & we’ll fill you in on the plot.
The parish Holy Name Society, a service organization for men of the parish, invite you a “Meet and Greet” on Sunday, 5 November 2023 following the 8:00 am Mass. Breakfast will be served in the Cafeteria and we offer an opportunity to come and see what we are about, meet new people and help with service to the parish community. Throughout the year we assist with parish activities such as: Saint Patty’s Night Party, Fall Festival, Visitation Program, Healing Mass, Valentine’s Day Mass, Corpus Christi Celebration, Communion Breakfast, Monthly meetings and parish updates, socialization events including outings, poker nights, etc. Contact Us if you have any questions: Steve McDevitt (firstname.lastname@example.org), Michael Tatman (email@example.com), Dave Simek (firstname.lastname@example.org), or call parish office to sign up – (215) 672-7280.
The Parish-focused second year of the Eucharistic Revival officially began on June 11th. During this year of the Eucharistic Revival, one of our goals at Saint John Bosco is to promote and encourage increasing Eucharistic Devotion. You are invited to join us for a Holy Hour at 10am in the Adoration Chapel on 6 December 2023. Treat yourself to some quiet time in prayer and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. The Holy Hour provides each person an opportunity to bring before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament the cares, concerns, joys, sorrows and thanksgivings that we all experience each day. Come join us as we pray together, as the Apostles did, in the presence of Jesus. Come as a family or as an individual! All are most welcome.
Are you someone or know someone who has expressed an interest in becoming a Catholic Christian? Do you know of a child over the age 7 who has not been baptized, or baptized Catholic but not confirmed and/or receiving Holy Community ? We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist during the Easter season. There are separate sessions for children, youth and adults. You are welcome to participate with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting. For information please contact the Faith Formation Office, (267) 803-0774.
A statue of Pope Saint John Paul II will be traveling to the homes of our Parishioners for a week-long visit during the National Eucharistic Revival. You are invited to bring the Statue to your home. This is a unique opportunity for you to have special prayer time. Each day you are asked to say the simple devotion which will be pro- vided. Traveling devotions help keep prayer & spirituality close to home for many. Usually the statue is transferred over the weekend at church. Should you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the rotation coordinator at (215) 669-8159
All are invited to the annual parish Mass of Remembrance on Sunday, 5 November 2023 at 11:00 am. This Mass offers an opportunity to pray for all who have died and in particular those who have been buried from our parish in the past year. These deceased family and friends will be remembered by name within Mass.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
With God’s grace and through the generosity of so many in our local Church, we hope to meet our goal of raising $12.5 million for the 2023 Catholic Charities Appeal. To date, Saint John Bosco has raised 54% of its goal of $34,507. Thank you for your generous support to date. Reaching parish goals is more vital than ever right now. Every gift matters and helps to ensure that our charitable ministries can continue to service all who count on them. If you have notmade a contribution to this important collection, it is not too late! Drop your envelope in the collection basket or at the Parish Center. Together, one family in Christ, we can make a difference in the lives of those in need.
On 2 November each year, the Church offers Mass in Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, a day of remembrance and prayer. Mass will be offered for all the faithful departed at 8:45am and 7:00pm. Mass, prayer and sacrificial acts of charity of the living assist the faithful departed experiencing Purgatory.
Travel with us to Lancaster on Tuesday 11/14/23 to see the Miracle of Christmas. We depart SJB at 12:45pm for the 3:00pm show at Light and Sound. We will return to SJB around 7:45pm.
This holiday season, travel back in time to Bethlehem as the original Christmas story unfolds all around you. Journey alongside Mary and Joseph, a flock of surprised shepherds, and three wisemen—along with their camels! There may be no room at the inn, but God has a lowly stable prepared as the angels announce the coming of the Messiah!
Cost: $115.00 (non-refundable) per person, includes show & bus. Light snacks will be provided in a Gift Bag for the return trip. Deluxe Motor Coach transportation via David Tours! Experience MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS as it comes to life on stage with massive sets and live animals in this cherished holiday production.