Prayer

  • Eucharistic Adoration

    Eucharistic Adoration is a devotion whereby members of our parish unite in taking hours of adoration before the Most Blessed Sacrament each weekday from 9:00 am until 7:00pm in      St. Mary's Chapel.
    Contact: Diane Pease, 610-363-9391

  • Prayer Shawl Ministry

    The group gathers once a month to either crochet or knit prayer shawls once a month. Each gathering begins with a prayer for all those who will benefit from the ministry and then they bless all of the shawls that have been completed.

    The prayer shawls are then placed in the prayer shawl box in the Narhtex by the main doors going into church.

    Any parishioner who is in need of healing or knows someone who needs prayer is invited to take a shawl from the box. The women of this ministry ask that the parishioner sign the book located in the lid of the box with their name and the name of the person who will be receiving the prayer shawl so that the person can be included in prayer.
    Contact: Kathy Penderghest, 610-363-1720

  • Small Church Community

    Small faith-sharing groups meet in homes bi-weekly, Evenings and daytime. We reflect and discuss Sunday Mass readings. No experience ncessary. Join us for refreshments and fellowship.
    Contact: Deacon Frank Bizal and Mary Kay Bizal, fandmbizl@verizon.net

  • Direction for Our Times

    The rescue mission began in 2003 when Anne, a wife and mother of six, was asked by our Lord to start recording a spiritual journal. Through a process called interior locutions Anne recorded ten small books entitled The Volumes. The writings reveal a path to personal holiness that focuses on unity with Jesus Christ. In them is found love and encouragement, as well as clear guidance in how Jesus desires that we conduct ourselves during this time of renewal. Please visit at www.directionforourtimes.org for more information. The Prayer Group meets on the third Thursday of the month at St Mary's Chapel for one hour. We pray the Luminous mysteries, read the monthly message given to Anne from Jesus and close with Benediction. Re-Charge is the youth division of Direction for Our Times formed to spread the Lay Apostolate of Jesus Christ the Returning King to 12 to 24 year olds.
    Contact: Jim DiBrino, 610-458-7118

  • Padre Pio Prayer Group

    The Padre Pio Prayer Group of Chester County was formed with permission from Cardinal Justin Rigali and San Giovanni Rotundo, and meets at SS. Philip and James the 3rd Saturday of each month. We follow the format laid out by Padre Pio, which includes adoration, mass, rosary, and the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Through the intercession of this great saint we pray for our priests, for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and for the sick and suffering of our parish families.
    Contact: Marie Romano, 484-433-9401

  • Charismatic Prayer Group

    The Charismatic Prayer Group is a parish-based group guided by the teachings of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Typical meetings include prayerful praise, songs of praise, use of the charismatic gifts, a teaching or faith-sharing and intercessory prayers. “Life in the Spirit” seminars are offered annually. All are welcome to our weekly prayer meetings, which are held on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room.
    Contact: Larry Powers, letp@verizon.net

  • Cursillo

    The Cursillo Movement's primary objective is to develop in adult Christians a consciousness of their power and mission to become leaders in the work of Christian renewal, and to sustain them as they provide a Christian leaven in civic, social and economic life. To experience Cursillo, one must attend a three-day weekend that begins on a Thursday Evening and ends the following Sunday night. The meeting held the 1st Tuesday of each month is called the Ultreya and is the Cursillo community gathered together, making itself visible as community in a reunion.
    Contact: Karen Lynch, 610-524-1556