Celebration of Sacred Liturgy Resume Starting Weekend of June 6th & 7th


Information Regarding Celebration of Sacred Liturgy during Pennsylvania Yellow Phase:

Archbishop Perez has announced that parishes of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be able to resume public Masses the weekend of June 6th & 7th. We at St. Philip’s welcome you back, it has been too long! Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus as we make our way back to the in person celebration of the Mass. All of us need to do our part to make sure that our return to Mass is a peaceful and safe experience for all. Please take the time to read the instructions below. We ask everyone to follow these guidelines when attending Mass.

Note From Msgr. Vance:

With great joy I can announce we will be resuming Sunday Masses in our Church starting June 6th & 7th. Weekday Masses will resume on June 8th. The Mass schedule will remain the same as usual (5PM Vigil on Sat, Sunday 7AM, 8:30AM, 10AM & 11:30AM) and we will live stream the 10AM Mass (available on parish website) for those not able to attend.

The liturgies will be a bit different than what we are used to, but none the less we can once again worship our God as a community of Faith. We will have procedures for proper distancing and disinfecting pews between Masses. Check the bulletin or parish website for updated information or call the Church office at 610- 834-1975.

Hopefully this is the beginning of the end and life will get back to some state of normalcy! My sincere thanks to all those who faithfully send their contributions, although I am not surprised by your faithful stewardship of the parish. Your generosity has gotten us through thus far and I am sure you will continue to sustain the parish for the rest of the crisis. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at the Church Office or you can take advantage of our online donation program “Parish Giving”, more information can be found on our website: www.saintphilipnerichurch.com

Keep the Faith St. Philip’s! #SPNStrong!

-Msgr. Vance


Liturgy Notes:
  • The faithful continue to be dispensed by the Archbishop from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday and Holy Days, please stay at home if you are sick.
  • Please stay home if you are at higher risk of severe illness, if you are uncertain about your risk status, please consult your doctor.
  • Mass will continue to be live streamed every Sunday at 10AM.
  • Wash your hands before coming to Mass, put on a face mask or cloth covering before entering Church.
  • Hand sanitizers will be available at Church entrances, please use sanitizer upon entering Church.
  • When taking your seat, please honor all posted signs and restricted areas to ensure proper social distancing.
  • Members of the same household may sit together as normal, please allow 6 feet between your household and members of a different household.
  • Missalettes will not be in pews during this period. You are welcome to bring your own missal/readings with you.
  • There will be no Sign of Peace during Mass.
  • The Precious Blood will not be distributed during Mass.
  • There should be no holding of hands during the Our Father.
  • Please maintain social distancing in the Communion line. Please keep several pews between yourself and the person in front of you while in line and when returning to your pew.
  • During the Yellow Phase, the faithful are asked to receive Holy Communion in the hand, please remove your mask before receiving Holy Communion and put it back on after receiving.
  • At the conclusion of Mass, please exit the Church and proceed directly to your car. Please do not congregate for any reason.
  • Please take a parish bulletin home with you, as a way to stay abreast of any changes and current developments. SPN will follow the guidelines from the CDC for sanitation as we resume public Masses. The Church and pews will be cleaned in between Masses.


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