CHURCH NEWS

ADDITIONAL HANDICAP PEWS ARE HERE. THREE PEWS HAVE BECOME HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE AND ARE LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF THE BODY OF THE CHURCH. THERE ARE NOW A TOTAL OF NINE PEWS THROUGHOUT THE CHURCH DESIGNATED FOR THE HANDICAPPED.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE CHANGED TO A BI-MONTHLY MAILING OF CHURCH ENVELOPES...SAVING THE PARISH MONEY ON POSTAGE.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED...HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS...NEED HOURS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT? WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE SCRIP PROGRAM ON WEEKENDS...APPROXIMATELY ONE HOUR A MONTH. CAN YOU HELP??? CALL 215-447-0020

BINGO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED...SUNDAY AND MONDAY NIGHTS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING TO CALL BINGO AND HELP SELL SPECIALS...PLEASE CALL NORM BARBIERI AT 215-757-0071

BOYS GRADES 1-5...JOIN THE CUB SCOUTS AND JOIN IN THE FUN !...CUB SCOUT PACK 128 MEETS IN THE SCHOOL CAFETERIA EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT FROM 7 - 8 P.M. JOIN IN THE FUN...PLAYING GAMES, BUILDING PROJECTS, WORKING AS TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS TO BUILD SOCIAL SKILLS AND STRENGTHEN THE COMMUNITY. COME VISIT ANY TUESDAY OR E-MAIL JAMIE GOTTSHALL FOR MORE INFO.. rureadyforfootball@hotmail.com.

ST. EPHREM BIRDING SOCIETY PAST NEWS...CLICK HERE

INSTRUCTIONS IN THE FAITH...IF YOU ARE NOT CATHOLIC BUT WOULD LIKE TO BECOME ONE, OR IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED ALL OF THE SACRAMENTS...THESE CLASSES ARE FOR YOU. MORE INFO? CALL FATHER KATZINER AT THE RECTORY...215-245-1698 OR GERRI DONNELLY AT 215-638-7184

HELP SUPPORT ST. EPHREM SCHOOL WITH BOX TOPS

TO NEWLY REGISTERED PARISHIONERS REGARDING ENVELOPES...ST. EPHREM PARISH MAILS ENVELOPES EVERY TWO MONTHS...THEREFORE, IT MAY BE SOME TIME BEFORE YOU START RECEIVING ENVELOPES AFTER YOU REGISTER. IN THE MEANTIME, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE THE TEMPORARY ENVELOPES LOCATED IN THE BACK OF THE CHURCH. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW YOUR ENVELOPE NUMBER TO PLACE ON THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE CALL THE RECTORY FOR THAT INFORMATION...215-245-1698. THANK YOU !

THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CONTINUES AND WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SUCCEED ! WOULD YOU PLEASE DONATE TO YOUR PARISH TODAY???

NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING....FOR CLASS SCHEDULES AND REGISTRATION FOR ENGAGED OR MARRIED COUPLES...CALL THE FAMILY LIFE OFFICE AT 215-587-5639

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK PARISHIONERS, FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS LISTED IN THIS WEEKS SUNDAY BULLETIN

OUCH !!!!! IN RECENT WEEKS, WE HAVE NOTICED A SIGNIFICENT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF KNEELERS THAT HAVE BEEN DAMAGED OR BROKEN EACH WEEK. PLEASE BE KIND TO THEM ! THANK YOU !!!

CATHOLICS CHARITIES APPEAL...TO MAKE A PLEDGE, GIFT OR MORE INFORMATION...CALL THE APPEAL OFFICE AT 215-587-3651

DO YOU HAVE A NOTICE FOR THE BULLETIN? E-MAIL dpitsaintephrem@gmail.com BY MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY'S BULLETIN ! THANK YOU

LECTORS NEEDED...ARE YOU A GOOD SPEAKER? WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME INVOLVE IN THE MINISTRY OF LECTOR? SCHEDULES ROTATE....IF INTERESTED...CALL 215-245-1698

GIRL SCOUTS at ST. EPHREM'S... DAISIES, BROWNIES AND JUNIORS. HAVE A QUESTION? CALL MONICA LOMBARDI AT 215-702-8985

THE ST. EPHREM CHOIR NEEDS A FEW VOICES ! REHEARSAL ARE ON THURSDAY EVENINGS FROM 7:30 - 9 P.M. IF YOU LIKE TO SING AND CAN ATTEND THE NOON MASS EVERY OTHER WEEK....WE NEED YOU !!! ........CALL 215-638-1028

PARISH BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP...HAVE YOU LOST A LOVED ONE AT LEAST TWO MONTHS OR MORE AGO? ...LET US HELP YOU WITH YOUR GRIEF IN A POSITIVE, LIFE-GIVING WAY. AN 8 WEEK FAITH CENTERED SUPPORT GROUP IS BEING OFFERED, CONTINUING EVERY FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY. BROCHURES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE VESTIBULE BY THE DOORS. PLEASE CALL SISTER ANNE AT ST. EPHREM PARISH...215-604-1002 OR THE RECTORY AT 215-245-1698

AIDS FOR FRIENDS...OUR FREEZERS ARE EMPTY. WE NEED ABOUT 60 MEALS A WEEK TO FEED OUR SHUT-INS. TRAYS ARE IN THE BACK OF THE CHURCH. JUST FILL WITH A PROTEIN, STARCH AND VEGETABLE, COVER WITH FOIL, FREEZE AND PUT THE MEALS IN THE CHURCH'S FREEZERS. THANK YOU !

WANT TO ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE CHURCH BULLETIN? CALL JIM FINNEN AT 610-653-2145 OR 610-838-2238

BINGO EVERY SUNDAY & MONDAY...7 P.M / TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

MOVING?...IF YOU HAVE MOVED RECENTLY OR ARE PLANNING TO MOVE, PLEASE NOTIFY THE RECTORY SO THAT YOUR RECORDS CAN BE UPDATED.

ELIGIBILITY FOR GODPARENTS....FOR CATHOLIC GODPARENTS...YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OLD...FULLY INITIATED IN THE CHURCH, PRACTICING THE FAITH, BE ABLE TO PRODUCE A CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY, AND MUST BE VALIDLY MARRIED.

7:00 P.M. EVENING MASS EVERY MONDAY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AT OUR LADY OF FATIMA CHAPEL, 2933 STREET ROAD

ST. EPHREM SCHOOL RECYCLING AND COLLECTION PROGRAMS. PLEASE HELP THE SCHOOL AND STUDENTS BY RECYCLING. CLICK HERE

WEEKLY ALTAR SERVER SCHEDULE IS POSTED IN THIS WEEKS PARISHBULLETIN.

SCHOOL HELP WANTED... IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN BEING A LUNCH MONITOR (FULL TIME OR SUBSTITUTE) FOR THE PARISH SCHOOL...PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE AT 215-639-9488

TO ALL FAMILIES OF ARCHDIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS...FOR EACH CHILD IN A CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOL, ST. EPHREM PARISH CONTRIBUTES $1100.00 TO SUBSIDIZE THEIR TUITION. JUST AS WE REQUIRE FAMILIES OF OUR GRADE SCHOOL STUDENTS TO CONTRIBUTE $20 A WEEK IN THEIR SUNDAY ENVELOPE, WE REQUIRE HIGH SCHOOL FAMILIES TO DO THE SAME. IF FINANCIAL REASONS PROHIBIT YOU FROM MEETING THIS OBLIGATION, PLEASE CALL THE RECTORY BUSINESS OFFICE, 215-245-1698

RCIA CLASSES.... THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF YOU ARE NOT A CATHOLIC AND WOULD LIKE TO BECOME ONE....OR ARE A CATHOLIC BUT HAVEN'T RECEIVED ALL OF THE SACRAMENTS...OR IF YOU WOULD JUST LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH. MORE INFO? CALL FATHER RICHARD RUDY AT 215-245-1698 OR GERRI DONNELLY AT 215-638-7184

THE HOME AND SCHOOL NEEDS NEW MEMBERS. IT'S A GREAT WAY TO GET INVOLVED IN YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL AND MEET NEW PEOPLE. QUESTIONS? CALL MICHELE AT 215-891-5157 OR E-MAIL HER AT MICHELEMUSICK@VERIZON.COM

NEW EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION BEING RECRUITED...IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND SOMEONE TO BE A EUCHARISTIC MINISTER AT ST. EPHREM, PLEASE CALL FATHER KATZINER THIS WEEK. 215-245-1698

CAPTIAL CAMPAIGN UPDATES ARE IN THIS WEEKS PARISH BULLETIN

PLEASE CALL THE RECTORY WITH ANY CHANGE OF ADDRESS, EVEN IF YOU REMAIN IN THE AREA.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR AID FOR FRIENDS FROZEN MEALS TO THE FREEZER. THANK YOU !

HELP WANTED: ST. EPHREM C.A.R.E.S. PROGRAM IS LOOKING FOR A RELIBLE ADULT/TEEN INTERESTED IN SUPERVISING STUDENTS IN THE "AFTER SCHOOL" PROGRAM. APPLICANT MUST HAVE THE NECESSARY CRIMINAL BACKGROUND AND CHILD ABUSE PAPERWORK. PLEASE CONTACT MARILYN MCDEVITT 215-245-1538 OR E-MAIL HER AT MMCDCARES@AOL.COM

St. Ephrem's After School Program (CARES) will once again gratefully accept the help of high school students who would like to perform a portion of their "community service" hours for Religion classes by helping out at CARES or 6th Grade students who need to perform "community service" hours for Confirmation.. The kids at CARES enjoy having older kids interacting with them. If your child is interested, you can access a form by clicking Cares"community service"form to the left. Please complete and return to the "School Office" in an enveloped marked CARES.

BINGO IS NOW SMOKE-FREE ! TELL YOUR FRIENDS !!! BINGO GAMES EVERY SUNDAY AND MONDAY AT 7:00 P.M.

SCHOOL COMMUNICATION...ST. EPHREM SCHOOL HAS GONE PAPERLESS IN ITS COMMUNICATION. IF YOU WISH TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN SCHOOL. VISIT WWW.SAINTEPHREMSCHOOL.COM AND CLICK ON "COMMUNICATION"

CARES' PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORMS FOR THE "BEFORE" AND "AFTER" SCHOOL PROGRAMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITE. JUST GO TO www.saintephremschool.com , CLICK "GENERAL INFORMATION" AND THEN "CARES" ...OR YOU CAN USE THE LINK ON THE LEFT FOR ST. EPHREM SCHOOL.

A REQUEST FROM THE COLLECTION COUNTERS...PLEASE BE SURE TO USE YOUR COLLECTION ENVELOPES AND MARK THE AMOUNT OF YOUR DONATION ON THE ENVELOPE. IF YOU FORGET YOUR ENVELOPE AND USE A TEMPORARY, PLEASE WRITE YOUR ENVELOPE NUMBER AND DONATION ON IT. IF YOU ARE NOT RECEIVING CHURCH ENVELOPES... PLEASE CONTACT THE RECTORY.

SCRIP...WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS. IF YOU CAN HELP...CALL COLLEEN AT 215-447-0020 OR E-MAIL SESScrip@gmail.com

CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME... THE SESSIONS ARE FOR CATHOLICS SEEKING ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT RETURNING TO THE CHURCH. FOR MORE INFO...CALL THE RECTORY AT 215-245-1698 OR CALL LIZ AT 215-752-3734

ST. EPHREM SENIORS CLUB WELCOMES YOU TO JOIN IF YOU ARE 55 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. THEY MEET THE 2ND AND 4TH FRIDAYS OF THE MONTH. DUES ARE JUST $30 A YEAR. RSVP: GLORIA D'ONONFRIO 215-638-0260 OR 267-471-3981

RECYCLING... DUMPSTERS ARE HERE FOR THE COLLECTION OF PAPER. THEY ARE GREEN AND YELLOW DUMPSTERS AND ARE PLACED ON THE GRASS BETWEEN THE CONVENT AND THE SCHOOL. WE HOPE THAT YOU SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS TO RECYCLE AND RAISE FUNDS. START SAVING ALL PAPER !!!.

USHERS NEEDED...WE ARE IN NEED OF ADDITIONAL USHERS FOR SEVERAL OF THE SUNDAY MASSES. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING PART OF THIS IMPORTANT MINISTRY, PLEASE CONTACT DEACON DeBOW AT THE RECTORY DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS.