Friday, May 14, 2010

Around the Parishes

May is a busy month for some of the parishes in South Philadelphia. Along with being the month when the Church traditionally honors Mary, there are other events and customs happening that you might like to know about.

Coinciding with the Annual 9th Street Market Festival, St. Paul Parish will hold its annual Procession of Saints this coming Sunday, May 16th, following the 10am Mass at St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi Church at 7th and Montrose Streets. The procession will form around 11 am and will conclude at St. Paul's at 10th and Christian Streets around Noon. There, Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament will take place in the Extraordinary Form, followed by the Traditional Latin Mass around 12:30. Parking will not be available in the lot that day.

On Saturday May 29th, Mass in the Extraordinary Form will take place at St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi church at 11am to celebrate the titular feast of the patron saint and Carmelite nun for whom the church was dedicated. Msgr. Charles Sangermano, former pastor of St. Paul's and now pastor of Holy Savior Church in Norristown, PA., will be the guest homilist. The music, which has not yet been announced, will be of Italian composers. A reception to meet Msgr. Sangermano will follow in the adjacent parish hall, Columbus House, with light refreshments served.

The annual Solemn Novena to Saint Rita of Cascia will take place
now through May 22nd at the National Shrine at Broad and
Ellsworth Streets. Masses and Novena Prayers will take place on
the following days:
Sunday, May 16th
9:00AM, 11:00AM, 2:00PM (Mass for Healing)
Monday, May 17th through Friday May 21st
8:00AM, 12:00PM, 5:30PM, and 7:30PM
Saturday, May 22nd
Masses and Blessing of Roses
8:00AM, 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 3:00PM, 5:30PM, and 7:30PM
Confessions daily one half hour before every Mass. Veneration of
the Relic of St. Rita of Cascia after Mass each day. The gift shop in the lower shrine will also be open after every Mass. St. Rita's gift shop offers religious articles, statues, books, jewelry and cards and all proceeds benefit the shrine.

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