SS. Simon and Jude Parish | West Chester, PA ||| MASS TIMES SCHOOL CYO MEEHAN CENTER On-Line Payments and Donations HOME NEW TO SSJ? Welcome! Father Gerlach Welcome Letter Join the Parish MASS TIMES Becoming Catholic Contact Us About SSJ Mission Statement History of the Parish Meet our Staff Parish Clergy and Religious Staff Rectory Staff Parish Pastoral Council Finance Council WHAT'S HAPPENING Sunday Bulletin Bulletin Inserts Lent 2017 News Calendar Catholic Links Information from Father Lee WAYS TO GIVE What is Stewardship? Time, Talent & Treasure Catholic Charities Appeal What is Electronic Giving? On-Line Payments and Donations Memorial/Honor Gifts e-Give Here HOW DO I? Join the Parish Schedule a Baptism Schedule a Wedding Plan a Funeral Become Catholic Volunteer Complete a Stewardship Grant Application? Get Parish App on my Mobile Device Complete a Background Check CAMPUS Parish Boundaries Directions & Nearby Accomodations School Maps Meeting Rooms Back Forward Pause Caption 6 FADE /slideshows/homeFull/WebSlides.001-1.jpeg /tobys-story _parent /slideshows/homeFull/WebSlides.002.jpeg /sister-mary-beths-story _parent /slideshows/homeFull/WebSlides.003.jpeg /the-rupert-familys-story _parent /slideshows/homeFull/WebSlides.004.jpeg /the-hunsingers-story _parent /slideshows/homeFull/WebSlides.005.jpeg /the-hartman-familys-story _parent /slideshows/homeFull/WebSlides.006.jpeg /ron-and-debieaposs-story _parent /slideshows/homeFull/WebSlides.007.jpeg /mary-alice-coyles-story _parent ABOUT US LENT 2017 WORSHIP STUDENTS & YOUTH PARISH LIFE SACRAMENTS GET INVOLVED EVENTS Facebook Upcoming Events and News Youth and Young Adult Ministry is renamed ANTHEM The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is pleased to announce that the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry has been officially renamed ANTHEM. The new name was chosen as a result of careful prayer, consideration, and market research to gauge what would appeal to contemporary youth and young adults. The name ANTHEM has its basis in the biblical story of David as well as a musical connotation. As the warrior who slew Goliath against all odds, the figure of David gives young people inspiration to face the challenges unique to their generation. In addition to being a warrior, David was also a poet who wrote the Psalms with an authentic heart of praise, speaking deeply to the connection music has for the faith life of young people. Music invites, unites, and speaks a universal language attractive to all. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK TO LEARN MORE! St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Drive - April 8 Saints Simon & Jude Parish will be hosting a clothing drive to benefit The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Saturday, April 8th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be using the services of GreenDrop to support their clothing drive. Look for the GreenDrop truck in the church parking lot where an attendant will be available to assist you with your donations. Please place your donations of usable men's, women's and children's clothing in plastic bags or boxes. Household items such as: kitchenware, games/toys, small appliances under 50 pounds, electronics, sporting goods, books, CDs & videos are also accepted. Unfortunately, furniture, large appliances, TVs or computer monitors cannot be accepted. For a full list of acceptable items visit www.gogreendrop.com What does it mean to be Catholic? - April 12 @ 7:00 pm An invitation… If anyone is interested in exploring what it means to be Catholic you are invited to an evening of Inquiry on Wednesday evening, April 12th, at 7 pm in the Welcome Center, which is just inside the main doors of the church. Join us for the traditional burying of Holy Oils - April 12 Join us on Wednesday, April 12 after the 9:00 AM Mass. The oil of chrism is used during baptisms, confirmation, ordination and the consecration of altars. The oil of catechumens is used at the Easter Vigil. The oil of the sick is used to anoint people during the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. The new Holy Oils are blessed each year on Holy Thursday. Living Stations of the Cross - Good Friday, April 14 Living Stations begin on Good Friday in Church at 8:00 p.m. Come Experience the Lord's Passion in a very special way. Hear from those who were there and what they felt as Jesus walked the road to Calvary...It will change your heart. This moving service presented by our Music Ministry has become a beloved tradition here at Saints Simon and Jude. More News Saints Simon and Jude Parish 8 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester, PA 19382 Phone: 610-696-3624 Fax: 610-696-3971 Saints Simon and Jude Church and School Federal Tax ID# 23-1609245 webmaster Login powered by eCatholic?