It has been quite noticeable over the last several years that the floors and carpeting in church have been steadily deteriorating. The rugs have also become stretched and, quite frankly, shoddy. During the two weeks beginning on Monday, July 13th the tile and the rugs in the church proper will be removed. The tiles under the pews will be replaced with carpet tiles. A broadloom carpet will be installed in all the aisles and the sanctuary. In addition, the padding on the pews will be preplaced to match the new carpets. New kneeling pads will be installed as well.
The church will be closed during the two week renovation (July 13th to noon on July 25th).
· Daily Mass will be celebrated in the Maximilian Room (Rectory Basement)
· Sunday Mass on July 18-19 will be celebrated in the gym. (Regular Sunday schedule)
· Confessions on Saturday, July 18 will be in the gym.
· ON both Tuesdays, July 14th and July 21st, Eucharistic Adoration, novena prayers and benediction will be in the Maximilian Room.
Thank you for your patience during these needed renovations.
As part of our Catholic commitment to safe environments, the Archdiocese recently updated its policies and training curriculum for mandated reports of child abuse and neglect. These new policies reflect the Church's commitment to always do more, as well as a new Pennsylvania laws that go into effect on December 31,2014. All parish volunteers who have contact with children are mandated reporters.
Our parish volunteers who work with children will be informed about their responsibilities and how to properly report child abuse to ChildLine, PA's 24-hour child abuse reporting hotline. If you have any questions call Lori Miller @ 610-399-6936. Information is also available at www.childyouthprotection.org.
Msgr. Carroll reiterates the commitment of the parish and the Archdiocese to the prevention of abuse and supports those efforts by providing contacts and resources for additional information and refernce.