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  • Saint John Chrysostom

    Catholic Church

    Rev. Edward J. Hallinan, Pastor

    April 8, 2018

    Sunday of Divine Mercy 617 S. Providence Rd. Wallingford, PA 19086

    (610) 874-3418 (v)

    (610) 872-1741 (f)

    Office Hours:

    9 - 5 Mon-Fri

    10:40 am - 1 pm Sunday

    Parish House

    Sunday Minister:

    Paula Berger



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    Welcome to St. John Chrysostom! We strive to make our parish a beacon for all who seek Gods light and

    warmth, and we want all to feel at home here. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way.


    Around the Area ............. 5

    Clergy & Staff .................. 5

    Mass Accommodations... 5

    Mass Intentions .............. 6

    Mass Schedule ................ 5

    MPRCS (School) ............. 3

    Now & Next ................ 2-3

    Parish Giving ................... 3

    Prayer List ...................... 4

    PREP ................................ 3

    RCIA ................................ 4

    TV Mass .......................... 3

    Weekly Calendar ............. 6

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    Married couples: Are there delicate areas in your life that you and your spouse see different-ly? Learn how one couple has learned to navigate these sensitive waters. Please join our Mar-ried Couples Ministry for a free Date Night (child care and wine included!) at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the Stevenson Center. Well enjoy a presentation, some just us time, and a wine-and-cheese reception with old and new friends. Please RSVP to Carol and Mike Lauser: (610) 874-3986 or

    Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

    Divine Mercy Sunday (the second Sunday of Easter) was proclaimed by Pope John Paul II in 2000. The celebration is an opportunity to reflect on how Gods mercy overcomes sin and offers a perennial invitation to the Christian world to face, with confidence in divine benevolence, the difficulties and trials that humankind will experi-ence in the years to come. (Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments)

    Our Lenten CRS Rice Bowl project has concluded. Please return your Rice Bowls to the basket on the church altar at any Mass or to the Parish House by April 22. Please do not leave Rice Bowls at the church exits or at the Parish House after hours. If possible, kindly convert your contribution to a check payable to CRS Rice Bowl. Questions? Please call us at (610) 874-3418 x 106. Thank you for your gener-ous support of all in our community and around the world who are served by Catholic Relief Services.

    Now & Next

    Now: Time to Return Rice Bowls

    Providence Center has been providing joy and hope to Philadelphias most impoverished community since 1993. A ministry of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Providence Center serves hard-working families with education programming and other services for children, youth, and adults. This weekend, St. Johns welcomes representatives of Providence Center,

    who will speak about their mission and needs. A second collection will be taken up at all Masses to benefit the center.

    This Weekend: Focus on Providence Center

    Next Saturday: Fun and Fellowship for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    The Ministry with Persons with Disabilities invites you to Dinner with Friends, a friendly evening of dinner and music for the blind and visually impaired, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. April 14 in the Stevenson Center. Non-parishioners are warmly welcome. Well enjoy a casual dinner followed by a sing-along and open mic. Bring a friend! Please RSVP to Lisa OMalley at (610) 357-5010 or

    Celebrate Earth Day at St. John's! Join us after all Masses on April 22 in the Lower Church Hall for coffee and doughnuts as you learn more about caring for God's creation. We will have infor-mation about recycling, reducing waste, composting and local food sources (with free samples). Bring your old sneakers for recycling. Kids can enjoy special activities and a live puppet show! The show begins at 10:40; other activities and refreshments are offered all morning.

    Marrieds: Tackling Tough Topics

    April 22: Celebrate Earth Day

  • Page 3 April 8, 2018

    March 24: Feast of Blesed A

    School Advancement Director Wanted Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School, located on the SJC campus, is seeking to hire an Advancement Direc-tor. This individual reports to the princi-pal and is responsible for planning, coor-dinating and directing activities that en-hance enrollment and attract philanthropic support for our excellent educational programs and to ensure the long-term viability of the school. For more information, please visit

    Our Parish Giving

    March 24-25, 2018: $18,391.00 2017: $18,040.00

    April 1-2, 2018 (weekly): $19,660.00 2017: $20,971.00

    Simplify Your Support Tired of juggling envelopes and checks? Try online giving! Like your other elec-tronic payments, this is an easy and se-cure way to manage your parish support. Learn more:

    View SJCs Televised Mass Comcast Channel 190

    7 p.m. Tuesdays and noon Thursdays

    NEW! Support SJC at Amazon Smile

    St. John Chrysostom Parish has joined Amazon Smile (, an foundation that donates 0.5% of eligible Ama-zonSmile purchas-es to the charita-ble organization of your choice. AmazonSmile offers the same products, prices, services, policies and shop-ping experience as Once you designate your charity, the donation is simple and automatic, with no additional cost to you. Learn more or log into your Amazon account at, and se-lect St. John Chrysostom Rectory to support. Thank you for supporting St. Johns!

    PREP: Register Now for Summer, Fall Registration is now open for our 2018-19 Parish Religious Education Program at Please contact the PREP Office at (610) 874-3418 x 105 or email if you are una-

    ble to register online. Registration by June 1 is strongly encouraged and appreciated.

    PREP Summer Session Registration closes May 1. The eight-morning session for grades 1-6 begins June 18. Summer Pre-K/K and Adaptive PREP are not available. Details:

    PREP classes resume this Sunday, April 8. Our final classes are April 15 and 29. There is no class April 22.

    Help Build Civility in our Community St. John Chrysostom is seeking four parishion-ers (high school or old-er) to participate in two interfaith evenings de-voted to bridging differ-ences in our community and restoring meaningful, constructive dialogue across the political spectrum. The evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m. April 30 and May 14 at Swarthmore Presbyterian Church, are sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Southern Delaware County and facilitated by the Penn Project for Civic Engagement. Commitment for both sessions is required. Help SJC participate in this commu-nity-building project. Please contact Mary Chollet at (610) 874-3418 x 106 or

    Next Sunday: Mass of Healing

    All in need of anointing are invited to join us for our Mass of the Anointing of the Sick at 11:30 a.m. April 15. This sacrament unites those who suffer from illness or old age to the passion of Christ and brings strength and peace to those afflicted. The sacrament may be received by all those who are suffering spiritual, emotional or physical illness. Information: Theresa White at (610) 874-3418 x 110 or

    April 19: First Communion Retreat

    Our First Communion Retreat for all second graders from Mother of Providence School and our PREP pro-gram will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Information has been emailed to these parents. Contact Mary Pizzano: or (610) 874-3418 x 105).

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    Our Sick Catherine Baer

    Mary Jane Beadle Nancy & Tom Beagan

    Susan Beers-Mosakowski

    Rita Bellew Doug Bernard Rosa Bernard Tom Biester Daniel Black

    Maria P. Blessington Jessie Bonkoski

    Dino Bottaro Mary Buemi Sheila Byrne Ruth Carroll

    Adriana Chalson Jean Cilurso

    Donna Cocco Michaela Cole

    Cathy Coll-Senkow

    Jaclyn Corson Denise Cunningham

    Frances Devito Vivianna DiMaio

    Kathleen Dixon Joseph Dwyer

    Andrew Fantozzi Kate Ferenchick

    William Getty Lori Gresko

    Lauren Hartley John Hayden

    John Hennessy Larry Henry

    Michael Hoffman Karen Houck

    Dr. Bill Hushion Ann Imbrenda

    Josephine Jones Julie Kearney

    Mary Kehl

    Mary Kilrain Rachael Klein

    Kristin Kreamer Ashley Krejci Chase Krejci Keith Lavoie Joey Leggio Betty Linto

    Frank Magliochetti Baby Matthew Maguire

    Gloria Mann Christine McGarvey Filamena Mendolera Nicholas Mercantini

    Hilda Migoya Dorothy Millison

    Abbey Moore

    Rosemarie Morochko Jessica Mudrick

    Dawn Nyszik Nancy Palmer

    Geo. Phillips family Jason Porter Jr. Jason Porter Sr.

    Lisa Porter Frank Prezio

    Patrick Quigley Alison Renner

    Betty Roselle Dr. Ned Russell

    Carl Schaff Theresa Shenandoah

    Michael Simchock Earl Slawter J.D. Smith


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