"Cheerfulness strengthens the heart and makes us persevere in a good life. Therefore the servant of God ought always to be in good spirits."
Saint Philip Neri
April 13, 2014
Palm Sunday

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7:00 PM Cluster/Parish Penance Service

7:00 PM Stations of the Cross

Holy Thursday
7:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper. A concelebrated Mass of the Lord’s Supper with the Washing of the Feet. Our church will be open for visits and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from after Mass until

10:00 PM at the Repository in the Chapel.
10 PM Night Prayer at closing of Holy Thursday in Chapel

Good Friday

9:00 AM Morning Prayer in Church
Noon Midday Prayer in Church
3:00 PM Passion and Death of the Lord

During the Liturgy, Communion will be distributed and Veneration of the Cross will take place. The Good Friday Collection will be for the upkeep of the Shrines in the Holy Land.

7:30 PM Traditional Stations of the Cross, followed by Veneration of the Cross.
Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence for everyone 14 years of age and older.

Holy Saturday

9:00 AM Morning Prayer in Church
Noon to 1:30 PM Confessions

Easter Vigil

7:30 PM Liturgy of Light
Liturgy of Word
Liturgy of Eucharist

Easter Sunday

7:00, 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 AM

Adult Faith Formation
Read about our next Bible study program here.


How to Obtain an Indulgence during the Year of Faith

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Baptismal Instructions
Scheduled for Tuesday, May 6, at 7:30 PM, in the Rectory Conference Room. Please call the Church Office 610.834.1975 for sign-up purposes.

Men's Prayer Group
every Wednesday morning in the Rectory Conference Room from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. For more information contact Duane McCarthy at 610.825.5237

Women's Prayer Group
Our Women's Prayer Group meets on the first Thursday of the month from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Rectory Conference Room. Please call Sister Barbara at 484-213-8177 if you wish to join the group or for more information.

Prayer Requests
All prayer requests should be submitted in writing to our parish office. The address to mail prayer requests is St. Philip Neri Church 437 Ridge Pike Lafayette Hill, PA 19444.

Frozen Casseroles for St. John's Hospice
Could you find time to make a casserole for the homeless at St. John's? Contact Barbara McCarthy's (610-828-2058) for more details.


An informal group of Moms and Dads get together to talk or just listen to others who understand how you feel. For more information contact: Marianne O'Connor 610-825-4975 or Rosemary McNichol 215-247-2267. This group meets every third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Rectory Conference Room.

Provides transportation to Mass, doctors and dentists for people who have needs for transportation, and who live within our parish boundaries. Please call Anne or Bill Franks at 610-828-2530 or (E-mail: ann59bil@gmail.com), or Loretta Zych at 215-836-1127.

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Volunteer Opportunities
Our History

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Television Mass

On Sunday morning at 5:30 AM on Channel 6. It will be rebroadcast each Sunday at the following times: 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Channel 6 and 10AM on La Salle University 56.

Mass Schedule


7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.


Monday- Friday 6:30 a.m. & 8:30 a.m.
Saturday- 8:30 a.m. 5:00 Vigil
Note: No Please note: There will be no 6:30 AM Mass or Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during the summer months.


The Bishops of the United States prescribe, as minimal obligation, that all persons who are fourteen years of age and older are bound to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014, on all the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday. Further , all persons eighteen years of age and older, up to and including their fifty-ninth birthday, are bound to fast by other limiting themselves to a single full meal on Ash Wednesday and on Good Friday, while the other two meals on those days are to be light.


Saint Philip Neri Church | 437 Ridge Pk., Lafayette Hill, 19444 | Office 610.834.1975