A Warm Welcome to the Website of St. Maria Goretti Parish Where Stewardship Is a Way of Life
We are a dynamic and growing Faith community located in the Northwestern suburbs of Philadelphia and proud to be a part of that historic Archdiocese. We hope that this page, and the links provided will be a doorway to helpful knowledge in the pursuit of the Truth which is Christ Jesus Our Lord.
Rev. Andrew Brownholtz, Pastor
Rev. Leonard Peterson, Pastor Emeritus

1601 Derstine Road
Hatfield, Pennsylvania 19440

Parish Office Phone: (215) 721-0199
Fax: (215) 721-4320
PREP Phone (215) 721-6559
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HELP NEEDED ~ HOPE MINISTRY
The newly formed HOPE Ministry is in need of companionship volunteers for weekdays. We have had several requests for a couple hours of help during the day while caregivers run errands. Also, if you have previously signed up to help with the HOPE Ministry and have not been contacted to date, please call Mary Detweiler @ 267-327-4068.
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BREAKFAST CLUB
The Breakfast Club provides a way for people to gather together in friendship following their time spent together in
worship and prayer. Coffee, tea, juice, and breakfast refreshments are served along with lots of laughter and
conversation. There is no cost to participate in the Breakfast Club and no registration is required. Parishioners and nonparishioners are always welcome. Our Breakfast Club is now on its summer break and will return on Thursday, August 7th. Hope to see you then!
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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
Registration 2014-2015
Registration for the 2014-2015 year is going on now. Current PREP families should use the pre-printed registration forms you received. New student registration forms can be found in the narthex of the church, the Parish Center and on the PREP section of our website. Forms and fees should be returned to the parish center during their regular business hours by July 31st. Classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
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TEMPLE CLEANSERS NEEDED
This team of parishioners rotates through a five week schedule to do light housekeeping of the  church. These tasks include dusting, vacuuming, renewing the holy water fonts and reservoir in the narthex. Each group sets its own time for gathering to clean. There is little time commitment , approximately 1 to 2 hours every 5 weeks. If this sounds like a ministry you would like to learn more about, please call Cheryl at 215-721-0199. This is a great way to meet other paris hioners!
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SAINT JOHNíS HOSPICE
NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
In response to the Mayor's Food Access Collaborative, starting July 11th, Saint John's Hospice will begin a three month pilot program which will provide two dinners each week, on Friday and Monday nights. These meals will be in addition to the current noon lunchtime program and include service to homeless men, women and children. More meals will be needed to full this increased need. Volunteers are needed for these evening meals. Volunteer shifts will be from 3:30-5:30p.m. on Mondays and Fridays.
For more information on how you can help, contact Kris Jaeger, Director, Community Relations at kjaeger@chs-adphila.org or by calling 215.563.7763
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SMG CYO GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
OPEN GYM
We are looking for girl's to be part of the SMG CYO Volleyball Program. We will be holding Open Gyms in Drexel Hall for SMG Parish girls in grades 5-8. No experience is necessary -so come out, have some fun and try volleyball.
Sunday, July 20 7-8p
Thursday, July 24 7-8p
We ask that you RSVP if your daughter plans on attending to get an idea of the number of attendees. Please contact Karen Holland at 215-703-0227 or holland1997@msn.com
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CYO NEWS
CYO Registration for Fall sports (Soccer, Volleyball and Cross
Country) is under way. New this year, all registration will be completed through www.wagdogs.com.
Fall sport registration ends on 8/31/14 no registration can be accepted past this date. Any questions please contact Geri Salanik at the Parish Center 215-721-0199.
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HANDYMAN SERVICE
Free labor is donated for smaller household jobs. Usually the work requires an hour or two of on-site work. The service is provided for the elderly, the needy, and those with physical limitation to do the task. Appointments are scheduled directly with the person donating the labor. Contact: Bernie Blanche 215-723-1306 or dotbern@verizon.net
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PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Monday through Thursday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Any comments or questions about this website can be directed to the parish webmaster.
Special Announcements
Special Announcements
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We, the faithful of Saint Maria Goretti Roman Catholic Parish, come together to give thanks and praise to God for His many blessings, and for our salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ.

We seek to proclaim the message of Christ through the celebration of
the Eucharist and the Sacraments of the Church.

Through lives of prayer and service to all our brothers and sisters, we  reflect the presence of Christ to the world, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
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