Registering in a parish is a declaration of your desire to be part of a Catholic community and a commitment to the life of the parish family. To so clearly state your Catholic com- mitment in all its dimensions brings you advantages, recog- nition, and responsibilities of many kinds. Being a regis- tered parishioner makes things much easier when it is time for infant baptism, school registration, weddings, when asked to be a baptismal or confirmation sponsor, and even funerals.
We are often asked to provide affidavits for baptismal and confirmation sponsors. We can only do this if a person is a registered, active, and contributing member in our par- ish. How do you know if you are already registered? A reg- istered parishioner receives all parish mailings.
So, are you a registered parishioner? If not, please consider registering. Registration forms are always availa- ble at the church entrances. Please complete one today and return it this week if you would like to join our community or call me (Fr. Efren) at 215-329-5625. I WILL BE VERY GLAD TO MEET AND REGISTER YOU!
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Pastor's Monthly Message
New RCIA Class:
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) starts on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Classes will be held every Sunday at 10:30am in the Parish Social Hall. Anyone interested in receiving the Sacraments of Initiation or would want to learn more about the Catholic Faith, please contact Eloise Gonzales.
Our Lady of Hope Parish will be hosting a clothing drive to benefit The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Saturday, September 24th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Look for the GreenDrop truck at Duncannon Ave.
Save The Date:
Saturday, November 5th 2016
Mass 4pm followed by Reception
Great Homecoming Reunion Celebration for the Alumni, Former Parishoners, Present Parishoners and Friends of Holy Child/Our Lady of Hope
Our Lady of Hope is a diverse and vibrant parish located in the Logan Neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our parish truly represents the universal nature of the Catholic Church with our vibrant Hispanic, Filipino and Black apostolates. The parish was established in 1909 and the church building has been located on Broad Street since 1930. In 1993, the neighborhood entered a new era of our faith, with the merging of three local parishes: St. Stephen, Our Lady of the Holy Souls, and Holy Child. As these parishes came together, separate identities became one, bringing forth Our Lady of Hope Parish. Our parish is now home to over 1,000 parishoners.
Church of the Holy Child is often referred to as the Cathedral of the North because of its massive structure. The Church was inspired by French Romanesque architecture. The steeple at 200 feet can be seen from afar in the area. Having been influenced by European Cathedral architecture, this is evident by the massive three story high marble carved altar. We hope this website will help you to get to know Our Lady of Hope, our mission statement and the community, which is here to serve you, our parishioners and visitors.
We hope to see you soon,
Our Lady of Hope Catholic Parish
Church of the Holy Child
Parokya Katolika ng Mahal na Birhen ng Pag-Asa, Simbahan Ng Santo Niño
Parroquia Católica Nuestra Señora de La Experanza, Iglesia del Santo Niño
Weekend/Fin de Semana
Saturday Evening/ Sábado en la Noche:
10:30am Spanish/ Español
12:30pm English except 3rd Sunday of month in Tagalog/ Ingles maliban sa ika-3 Linggo ng buwan sa Tagalog
Weekdays/En Semana (Monday-Saturday, Lunes-Sábado)
8:30am In the Chapel/En la Capilla
Sunday/Domingo: 10am or after mass/ A Las 10am o después de la Misa
Rosary and Novena to Our Mother Of Perpetual Help
Every Wednesday at 9am
First Friday of the Month
7pm: Holy Hour (Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions, Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary
Legion of Mary
Every Monday at 7pm in the rectory basement