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
CONSIDER BECOMING A EUCHARISTIC GUARDIAN
We are in need of a Guardian from 1 to 1:30pm
Our Eucharistic Guardians ensure that the Holy Eu-charist is never left unattended during Adoration each Monday. As a guardian, you commit to spending thirty minutes each Monday with the Holy Eucharist. You share this commitment with a prayer buddy so that if something unforeseen occurs, such as illness, doctors appointment etc., you can feel confi-dent that Jesus will not be left unattended. Won't you consider being a part of this very important ministry?
ATTENTION ALTAR SERVERS
Stations of the Cross and Benediction will be offered at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 7, 14, 21 & 28, April 4 & 11. Three Altar Servers will be needed each night, Benediction will follow after Sta-tions. There will be a short training session each night before devotions. Please sign-up in the altar servers vesting room or by calling Cheryl at the Parish Center .
TITHE TOTALERS ~ COLLECTION COUNTERS
Currently we have seven teams of parishioners who rotate on a seven week schedule to count, deposit and report on the week-ly collections. The commitment of time is about 5 hours every seven weeks throughout the year. If you are interested in ex-panding your stewardship in the parish, please contact Joe Rydzewski, Parish Business Mgr. at 215-721-0199 ext. 206.
HATFIELD COMMUNITY LENTEN SERIES
On the Wednesdays during Lent you are invited to the Lenten Services. Each week, worship begins at 7pm and ends with a time for fellowship. The dates are as follows:
March 12th at St. Maria Goretti (Rev. Dave Lutcher, Grace Lutheran Church) "Broken Vessel Restored" • Mark 14:1-9 A broken vessel holds costly perfume; we are broken vessels restored when Christ pays the price for us on the cross.
March 19th at Grace Lutheran Church (Rev. Andrew Brownholtz) "Broke
n Trust Restored" • Matthew 26:14-25 Judas breaks his trust with Jesus by betraying him; our broken trust is restored through the sacrifice of Christ.
March 26th at Emmanuel EC (Rev. Michael Haub, Cross-roads Community Church) "Broken Bread Restored" • John 6:48-58 Bread is broken at the Last Supper; we are restored through the Bread of Life, Jesus.
April 2nd at Hatfield COB (Rev. Thomas Adil, Heidelberg UCC) "Broken Promises Restored" • Matthew 26:69-75 Peter's broken promises to never deny Jesus are restored by the surpassing love of Christ.
April 9th at Heidelberg UCC (Rev. Robert Tufton, Holy Spir-it Anglican Church) "Broken Justice Restored" • 2 Corinthians 5:20-2 A broken justice system put Jesus on the cross; we are restored when by his death we are declared not guilty.
HELP NEEDED WITH REFRESHMENTS AT THE LENTEN SERVICE
Saint Maria Goretti will be hosting our neighboring churches on Wednesday, March 12 at 7pm. The service will be followed by a social in the narthex. We are in need of snacks and baked goods. In you are able to help please call Mary or Cheryl at the Parish Center at 215-721-0199 . Thank You!
JOSEPH’S PEOPLE CHAPTER
Are you Unemployed? Underemployed? Want to learn more about networking? How to create an effective resume? Talk to others who are sharing the same experience as you are? At Joseph's People we offer support and guidance to those who are unemployed or underemployed. Join us on the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Parish Center Li-brary. Our meeting dates for March 6th and 20th. All are welcome. For more information contact Jane Cocks at email@example.com.
The 1st Annual Michael Detweiler Memorial Bowl-A-Thon will be held on April 5, 2014 at Earl Bowl Lanes in Franconia Township. We are in need of bowlers, lane sponsors and donations for door prizes. Deadline for bowlers to register is March 14. Please contact Larry or M
ary Detwei-ler @ 267-327-4068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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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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.
Parish Mission Statement