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Bishop Joseph Galante of Philadelphia celebrated Mass for new candidates for priesthood at the Seminarian Retreat in St. Pius X Spiritual Life Center in Blackwood, NJ on Sunday, August 13.
Among the candidates is Daniel Parrillo, son of Liberato and the late Louise Parrillo of Philadelphia, formerly of Susquehanna.
A graduate of Bishop Neumann High School and St. Joseph University of Philadelphia, Daniel, age 55, worked as a teacher before entering Immaculate Conception Seminary, Seton Hall, East Orange, NJ.
Historic St. Paul’s Church, Church and Chestnut Streets, Montrose, has announced a new schedule of services beginning July 2. The schedule includes services on Sunday, Saturday, and Wednesday, as well as an education program.
Beginning Sunday, July 2, the Sunday worship service at St. Paul’s will be at 9:00 a.m., it will be followed immediately at 10:30 a.m. by an education program in the Parish Hall. The regular Wednesday evening service will continue throughout the summer at 5:30 p.m. On the third Wednesday of the month there will be a healing service, which is open to the community, at 5:30 p.m.
On Saturday, July 8, worship will be conducted at St. Matthew’s Church, Route 706, Stevensville. St. Matthew’s is a partner church with St. Paul’s. St. Matthew’s was founded in 1799. It has been yoked with St. Paul’s since 1943. On August 15, St. Matthew’s will host the Episcopal Churchwomen of the Diocese of Bethlehem at a special program.
“Over the years it has been custom for many churches to go into ‘summer’ mode,” said Rachel Warriner Bartron, senior warden of St. Paul’s. “However, this year St. Paul’s has decided to expand its worship and education program, and to include services at St. Matthew’s. I think that our community will welcome the opportunity to experience the magnificent setting of St. Matthew’s for worship. We want to share these two historic sanctuaries with all people of faith in our community.”
St. Paul’s Church was chartered in 1831, and the first service was held on Christmas Eve, 1832. In 1857 the congregation moved to its current location on Church Street. One reporter opined that the new and larger sanctuary “was the handsomest church…out of the city of Philadelphia.” For almost 150 years this historic building has been a sanctuary of worship in Montrose.
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