Virgin Mary

Parish Services & Volunteer Opportunities

Dinner Aid for Friends Program

Our parish supports the Aid for Friends Meal Program that provides meals for the elderly and home bound in need in the greater Philadelphia and surrounding counties including Bucks. Consider making extra portions a few times a week and freezing them to provide home-cooked meals for those unable to cook for themselves. Aluminum foil containers and soup containers are available in the cabinet in the hallway near the Sunday nursery. Directions on filling out a form of the contents are available.

 

Keep dinners in your freezer and bring them to church on the weekend. An usher will see that your meals are put in the parish freezer. As the freezer gets full, a volunteer takes them to the Aid for Friends Warehouse on Townsend Road.

 

Pasta For more information on the program go to . To be more involved in our local effort, contact Nora McDonough at 215-357-3445 or email clansmcd@aol.com.

 

Church Cleaning Committee

Following the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Mondays and Fridays a great group of parishioners spruce up the church. We welcome volunteers as you are available, every Monday and/or Friday or according to one’s changing schedule. Come, exercise with us! Contact Christine Oberlander at 267-304-0629 or email Chrissy62869@gmail.com.

WaterCan Garden Angels

As parishioners, we are dedicated to enhancing all the church’s property with flower gardens to show how much we can honor and glorify our Heavenly Father through His gift of nature.

 

Years before the group was formed two dedicated and faithful women, Helen Sroba and Connie Patrick, always kept the entrance of our church looking like we had a professional landscaper on duty. Since then we have numerous gardens all around the property that need attention at various times during the year. Help is always welcome and appreciated. For more information contact Rosemarie McCafferty at 215-355- 9017 or email Billrose219@hotmail.com.

Pantry Food Pantry

We provide food for both individuals and families in need of assistance. To receive food from our pantry, please call the rectory during business hours at 215-357-1221. We prepare bags of groceries once a week throughout the year. Donations are always welcome and appreciated.

 

Our pantry needs “non-perishable” of the following items: canned meats, vegetables, fruits, beans, pasta, tuna or salmon fish, peanut butter, jam, jelly, soups (including hearty chunky soups), chili, rice, spaghetti sauce, tea, coffee, crackers, cereal, boxed dinner kits, ready to make pasta, rice or soup mixes, Jell-O puddings, and cake mixes.

 

All food donations that come to the pantry are checked for expiration dates. Please check dates before dropping off. For more information contact Sarah Brotman at 267-980-4411 or email quiteress@aol.com.

 

NurseGraphic Parish Nurses

The Parish Nurses volunteer their time and talents to promote health within the Parish. They sponsor various programs for health and well being. Check the bulletin for more information.

Red Cross Blood Drives

The parish blood drive is run by church volunteers for the American Red Cross twice a year in the Fall and Spring. We are always looking for new volunteers to help out. Check the weekly parish Bulletin for dates and times. Any comments or questions please contact Suzanne Hoffman at 215-498-1093.

Sunday Nursery

" Let the children come to me" is frequently quoted as parents are encouraged to bring even little ones to Sunday Mass. However, the ideal is not always practical. Therefore, children from age one until they enter kindergarten are welcome to play in the Sunday Nursery which is held during the 11 a.m. Mass. The Sunday sacristy doubles as the nursery just past the restrooms. Proper supervision is maintained. The team of volunteers ranges from 5th grade students to grandparents. Bring your wee ones or join our team.

 

For more information, contact the parish office at 215-357-1221.

 

Click here for Nursery Volunteer Schedule.