Service Ministries

Food Pantry

Gary and Pat Schoenenberger
Phone: (215) 230-8897
smilingirl@verizon.net

Our Food Pantry goal is to help families facing difficult circumstances, by distributing Meals during Christmas and Easter as well has having non-perishable food available during the year.

We always accept Non-Perishable Foods that people can drop off in the bins located in the Church Narthex.

Your ongoing support of this ministry has made it possible to provide special blessings for these deeply grateful families, especially for the holidays.

Freeze-A-Meal

Mrs. Sara Savarese
Phone: (215) 822-6683
Certain situations in life such as illness, loss of job, or a death in the family cause hardships in people’s lives that can be minimized with acts of kindness.  Taking time to relieve a care giver, providing companionship to the elderly, furnishing transportation to Mass or the doctors, and cooking a meal are ways to lessen the burden of a parishioner in need.  To freeze-a-meal, foil trays are provided in the Church Ushers Room.  For soup, please use a plastic container.  Please label the contents and date on the container and place in the freezer in the Church Usher’s Room.

Hospitality Committee

Mrs. Helen McGowan
Phone: (215) 997-2569
hpm117@gmail.com

The Hospitality Committee is composed of members who dedicate their time to ensure that refreshments and snacks accompany our special parish functions. Some of their activities include serving coffee and donuts after a Mass, baking a dessert or making an appetizer for a meeting or reception, picking up grocery items for an event, donating a snack, and making phone calls to solicit help or arrange an event.

Mission Possible

Mrs. Karen Goodwin
Phone: (215) 570-8798
kmcgoodwin55@gmail.com

The OLSH Mission Possible group started in 2005 after one of our parishioners came home from a life-changing experience in El Salvador. She wanted to see more Catholics working for the poor in such experiences. We stepped out in faith on that first trip to Kentucky in 2006 to serve with the Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center. We’ve continued to support FBAMC each year since, working on building ramps and decks, repairing roofs and skirting, replacing windows, sorting mountains of donations, cooking for overnight camps, cooking for and assisting in the activities for the Bible School. Each person who has been on one of these trips comes home blessed. The small sacrifice we make of our time and treasure always worth the trip.

We usually meet monthly on the second Saturday of the month at 8:30 AM in the parish center. (Contact Karen (see above) beforehand, as meetings sometimes canceled due to conflicts.)

Please contact Karen (see above) if you are interested in the trip or assisting the group in any way.

Seniors Group

Mr. Bill Brady
Phone:   (215) 822-8774
vzeo08ge@verizon.net
Everyone over the age of 50 is invited to attend the meetings held every Third Monday of each month at 11:00 AM at the school cafeteria. Dues of $5 are collected in May. The Seniors strive to achieve social, spiritual, charitable, and civic goals.

Welcoming Committee

Mrs. Diane Meo
Phone:   (215) 822-1500
The Welcoming Committee members make a personal phone call to new parishioners, and help new parishioners to make an easy transition into our Parish Family by acquainting them with the various parish ministries and committees. The committee developed a packet of information on all of the parish groups to be given to new parishioners when they register at the parish office.