600 HAMILTON STREET, NORRISTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, 19401

RECTORY PHONE: 610-272-0402

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BEREAVEMENT COMMITTEE
Our Bereavement Committee commits themselves to helping families get through the difficult time of loss of a family member by helping with the first steps of planning the funeral liturgy, and supporting families in their sorrow. Contact 610-272-0402 for more information.

DEAF APOSTOLATE
The St. Francis Deaf Association of Norristown, PA was founded in 1977. It is one of five organizations which serve the deaf population of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Under the auspices of the Archdiocesan Deaf Apostolate, its purpose is to meet the religious needs of deaf people in the Norristown area. This is accomplished by providing sign language interpretation service at selected Sunday Masses, by conducting a monthly religious study group, by providing religious instruction for deaf children, by visiting the sick and by attending to specific pastoral needs as they arise. The leaders are Father Anthony Russo, CSSR and Sister Kathleen Schipani, IHM. Deaf Apostolate News in the Norristown area can be found in The Deaf Catholic Newsletter, The Deaf Apostolate, 222 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Phone 215-587-3913, Fax 215-587-3561, Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION SOCIETY
Personal prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament is a special gift. We offer exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for the purpose of uninterrupted adoration on Mondays. Our summer adoration schedule (Memorial Day to Labor Day) is after the 8:30 AM Mass concluding at 10:00 AM with Benediction.

After Labor Day, Adoration will begin after the 8:30 AM Mass and end at 4:00 PM with Benediction. We seek dedicated volunteers to sit with Jesus for one hour, and we would like as many people to sit with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament as possible. If your schedule only permits you to be with Jesus in adoration for ½ hour, that is fine too. If you cannot commit to a regular hour or ½ hour, you are welcome to come at anytime for a visit.

EVANGELIZATION COMMITTEE
Before His Ascension into Heaven, Christ commissioned His disciples, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). In doing so, the Lord handed on to the Church His own mission of drawing the world into a living and saving relationship with Him. The Church exists for this mission, she exists to evangelize. She is the living and efficacious sign of God’s desire for man’s salvation and her mission is to gather the world into the embrace of God in Christ Jesus.

The Evangelization Committee’s ministry and mission are to follow Jesus in proclaiming the Kingdom of God to all people, by witnessing their faith to others and to help foster a deeper relationship with Christ and His Church. This group is currently on a hiatus, but we look forward to bringing it back to be stronger than ever.

MEN OF ST. FRANCIS
The Men of St. Francis work together with other parish groups and ministries in the works and needs of St. Francis of Assisi as per the direction of our pastor, Fr. Smith. For more information please contact Charles Wood at 567-438-2572.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
The purpose of our Ministry is to give tangible "touchable" love to a recipient of either a prayer shawl or lap robe--prayer that can be felt. Each of our members listen to the whisper of God's call upon our hearts ... it is then that we can see how he uses us to wrap others in his love. Our group always welcomes new members. You do not have to know how to crochet or knit, someone in our group would be very happy to give you instructions.

If there is someone you know of who could benefit from either a lap robe or prayer shawl, or would like to join this very active group, please contact Kay Boyce 484-322-5466.

PRAYER REQUESTS
Our prayer-line is available to anyone in need of prayer. Please feel free to click the link below and add a prayer request for yourself or someone you know. Please know that all requests are prayed for in private prayer by many individuals, as well as before the Blessed Sacrament during Eucharistic Adoration.

If you would like to become a participating member of the prayer line and pray for the intentions of our community, please contact Nancy DeKok at 610-277-1344 for more information. Click Here to make a prayer request

PRO-LIFE MINISTRY
Our Pro-Life Ministry seeks to promote awareness and encourage action to uphold the dignity and sanctity of every human life from conception to natural death. Contact Joseph Aquilani, Jr. for more information at 610-539-0592. New members are welcome!

SENIOR CITIZENS
The Senior Citizens group is a fellowship organization for people age 55 and over who meet twice a month September through June. We go on trips together, play bingo, share meals and much more! For more information, please contact Barbara Ruser at 610-831-1063 or see the weekly bulletin for more information.

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600 Hamilton Street
Norristown, PA 19401
610-272-0402 Fax: 610-272-1794
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