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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MUSIC MINISTRY TO THE SICK
A small group from the SMG Music Ministry has formed a team to visit our shut-in parishioners to bring the comfort of the Lord through music. If you know someone who would benefit from a 20 minute musical visit of about 6 to 8 people please contact Eileen Ericsson at the parish center. Thank you.
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There will be no Adoration on Easter Monday, April 21st.
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PREP UPDATE
There are NO PREP CLASSES this week, Monday, April 21st, Tuesday, April 22nd, and Wednesday, April 23rd. Happy Easter! There are PREP classes next week, Monday, April 28th, Tuesday, April 29th, and Wednesday, April 30th. These are our last classes for the 2013-2014 year.

FIRST COMMUNION
Please note your practice time this Thursday, April 24th. Practice for the 10:00 AM Mass is from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Practice for the 1:00 PM Mass is from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. If you have made a family banner, please bring it to your practice.
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EASTER TV MASS FOR THE HOMEBOUND
Is someone you love unable to get to church? TV Mass on Easter and every Sunday gives spiritual comfort to the homebound. Tune in at 8:30 a.m. on WMCN channel 44 and 9:00 a.m. on WTVE channel 51. For cable/satellite listings, or to view the Mass online, visit www.MySundayMass.org.
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FROM GRIEF TO GRACE
For thse who have experienced the death of a child join us for a night of Reflection and Healing on Friday, April 25, 2014. Details can be found here
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HAVE A HEART-GIVE A PINT-SAVE A LIFE
Red Cross Blood Drive, Tuesday, May 13th from 2 to 7pm in Drexel Hall. Come one, come all are welcome! For an appointment please call Eleonore Duch at 215-855-9017.
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ACTS OF PENANCE FOR LENT
All the faithful are encouraged, when possible, to participate at Mass and to receive the Holy E ucharist daily, to celebrate frequently the Sacrament of Penance, to undertake spiritual reading, especially the study of the Sacred Scriptures, and to participate in Parish Lenten devotions as well as Lenten education programs. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is especially recommended.
Remember to fast on Good Friday by limiting yourself to one full meal while the other 2 meals should be light.
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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.
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