L’il Angels Consignment Sale

Where:  St. Ephrem Marian Parish Center

When:   Saturday, Aug. 27th from 7am – 2pm
           and
                Sunday, Aug. 28th from 8am – 12pm
                       (many items will be 50% off)

New or gently used quality, name brand children’s clothing (NB-16 Junior) or related items at a fraction of the original retail cost.

Heritage of Faith – Vision of Hope Campaign UPDATE

When we began our Heritage of Faith – Vision of Hope Campaign, the stated purposes for our parish’s share was to:

  1. Repave our parking lot
  2.  Replace the encasements of the stained glass windows
  3. Restore the windows in the cafeteria

To date we have completed: the parking lot repaving. With a portion of the monies currently available, $34,000, from the Heritage of Faith – Vision of Hope funds, Msgr. McAteer, with the support of the Parish Finance Council, plans to pay for the installation of a new boiler in the school and church. This project was not named in the original case statement, though it is in keeping with the intent of the projects listed, namely to complete capital improvements for the betterment of the parish. Therefore it is important to communicate this intended change in the use of the funds to the campaign’s donors.

Monsignor plans to request the needed funds for this project in 4 weeks. If you are a Heritage of Faith – Vision of Hope donor and if you have any questions or objections, please contact Msgr. McAteer or Deacon DeBow by calling the parish office at 215-245-1698 or by e-mailing deacondebow@comcast.net

RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

The RCIA (Catechumenate) is a process by which adults and young adults are initiated into the Roman Catholic community, i.e. St. Ephrem Parish Family.

The letters  R C I A refer to the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults .

The RCIA Process guides interested young adults and adults as they inquire and question their beliefs, and they are gradually introduced to the Catholic way of life.   This Process includes planned stages, marked by liturgical Rites within the Parish Celebrations, leading to a continuing and deepening conversion in Faith and Discipleship.  The individual Faith Tradition and spiritual needs and concerns of each candidate [unbaptized, baptized or dedicated] are considered with respect and understanding. Those who are unbaptized and practicing Christians from other Faith Traditions are most welcome.

Come and See!

The Information Night is intended for those that are interested in exploring the Catholic faith or would like to be initiated into the Roman Catholic Community as well as those already Baptized in the Catholic Church but have not yet received the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist and/or Confirmation. Come and See!

Information Night – Come and See!
Thursday, September 29th @ 7pm
Marian Parish Center

Informal Instructions will begin in October. These sessions are a time of inquiry and questions into the Catholic Faith, which may lead one to embrace the Catholic Church through a process of conversion. All are most welcome.

For questions or information, you may contact Gerri Donnelly (215-638-7184) or Fr. Dragon (Rectory Office 215-245-1698) or (e-mail: dragon4sephrem@aol.com