Saint Anselmchurch

Saint Anselmchurch

Saint AnselmChurch

12670 Dunks Ferry Road

Philadelphia, PA 19154

ParishCenter School

Phone 215-637-3525215-632-1133

Fax 215-637-4915 215-632-3264

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Saturday Vigil 5:00 PM

Sunday 8:00; 10:00 AM; 12:00Noon;

7:00 PM

ThirtiethSunday in Ordinary Time

October 28, 2012


Monday thru Thursday8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Friday8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Saturday9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Sunday9:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Reverend Thomas J. Dunleavy.……………..Pastor.…………….....ext. #11…………

Reverend David M. Friel.…………………....Parochial Vicar……..ext. #14…………

Reverend John E. Fitzgerald ……………….Resident……………...ext. #23…………

Deacon Gerald J. Whartenby ………………Pastoral Associate...... ext. #12…………

Deacon Dennis P. Warner.…………………..Pastoral Associate…..ext. #17…………..deacon.warner@

Mrs. Geraldine Murphy……………………..Principal…………………………………

Mrs. Diane Leonetti..……………………….. Director of Music…...ext. #29…………...dleonetti@

Mr. Dennis Mueller..………………………...Religious Education...ext. #15…………...dmueller@

Mrs. Theresa Grillo..………………………...Business Manager..…ext. #13…………...tgrillo@

Mrs. Kathleen Zaremski..…………………...Parish Secretary…….ext. #16…………

Mrs. Joanne Jackson………………………...Receptionist………….ext. #10.…………..jjackson@

Mrs. Ronnie Harkins ………………………..Receptionist…...... ext. #10….………..rharkins@


Baptisms are every Sunday at 1:00 PM. Parents are asked to call the ParishCenter and speak with the Priest or Deacon who is on call and who will assist them in registering their child for Baptism. The Church assists the parents by offering instruction on the meaning, importance, and responsibilities of the sacrament of Baptism. A Pre-Jordan Baptismal Program for helping parents prepare for the spiritual birth of their child is held on the fourth Sunday of the month in the Spirituality Center following the Noon Mass.


Couples planning to marry are asked to contact a Parish priest to make arrangements for a wedding.


Saturdays3:30-4:30 PM


Rosary 8:00 AM Daily6:30 PM Monday

Eucharistic Exposition 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Monday – Chapel

Divine Mercy 3:00 PM Monday (Chapel)

Benediction 6:50 PM Monday (Chapel)

Miraculous Medal Novena 8:00 AM Mass Saturday

Legion of Mary 6:30 PM Monday

Charismatic Prayer Mtg. 7:00 PMTuesday

Dear Parishioners,

Candidacy for 1st Confession & 1st Communion

This weekend during the 10:00 AM Liturgy, 49 students in our CCD Program and 41 students in our school are celebrating a rite of candidacy for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.

During this Liturgy the children are celebrating their call to be followers of Jesus. They are expressing their desire to be connected to Jesus and to have communion with him so that a spirit of love, peace, and goodness will continue to grow within them.

Please remember our children and their parents in prayer.


All Hallows Eve is an ancient name for the evening before the feast of all Saints. All Saints Day celebrates the earthly pilgrimage of faithful Christians and their homecoming to heaven. In the past, the Feast of All Saints became an occasion for people to make a pilgrimage. The entire process of a pilgrimage – making a journey and reaching a destination – was a symbol of achieving homecoming in heaven.

Trick or Treat is a neighborhood pilgrimage, a first cousin of the tradition of caroling from door to door at Christmas. Decorating and illuminating, throwing doors wide open to guests have become customary acts in many Catholic homes. “A guest in the home is Christ in your home” – so says a proverb – and you can’t have a Christian festival unless Christ is invited inside.

Not too long ago in schools and towns, All Hallows Eve (Halloween) was an occasion for parades – another kind of pilgrimage. Marching represents the longing of saints to enter God’s heavenly home.

On the feast of all saints, the Gospel passage of the Beatitudes is proclaimed. Like trick or treaters dressed every which way, the company of heaven will be a raging lot – the poor in spirit, the meek, the mourning. One day, God willing, we will be welcomed into God’s own house. Safe at home, our true home, we will take off our masks – the sins and sorrows of this world – and be overwhelmed by God’s generous and amazing grace.

Block Collection & Census Envelope

The Block Collection is an important source of revenue for the parish. Updating the census is very important for our statistical reports and programming. Please return as soon as possible. Thank you.

All Saints Day – Thursday, November 1

Masses will be at 5:00 PM Vigil (Wednesday)

6:30 AM, 8:30 AM, 7:00 PM

This Feast gives praise and thanks to God for the saints whose lives inspire our living and whose love and faith testifies to the power and presence of the Spirit at work in their lives.

Aware that God is the source of all holiness, these men and women who are now saints in heaven acknowledged their need for the Lord to grace and help them become faith-filled and loving Christians. The Saints are our brothers and sisters. May our celebration of the Saints inspire us to become like them.

All Souls Day – Friday, November 2nd

Masses: 6:30 AM (Church) & 8:30 AM

Remembering Deceased Police Officers, Firefighters and Paramedics– Saint Anselm Church has a very nice custom of commemorating those police officers, firefighters and paramedics who died in the line of duty or by other causes. Anyone who would like one of these persons prayed for by name is asked to call the ParishCenter. A commemoration of these people will be done during the 8:30 AM Mass on Friday, November 2nd.

Special Mass for our Deceased Parishioners & your Deceased Loved Ones

A special Mass will be offered on Monday evening (November 5th) at 7:00 PM for those who have died and for all who are listed on the All Souls envelopes. Please join us as we pray for your deceased loved ones.

There will also be a special commemoration of those parishioners who died this past year and whose funeral liturgy was celebrated here.

Remembering Our Deceased Loved Ones

Throughout the month of November, we remember in prayer our deceased loved ones. A Memorial Shrine has been set up on the altar under the statue of our Blessed Mother.

The Book of the Dead lists the names of those parishioners from the last seven years who have died and whose funeral liturgies were in our Church. On the envelopes are the names submitted to us by parishioners. Please remember all in your prayers and good works. Through the mercy of God, may each and every one of our deceased loved ones be graced with new life in heaven.


Welcome Middle States Team

A Middle States Team will be visiting our school this week. They will be welcomed at a reception and dinner this afternoon (Sunday) by our School faculty and staff, as well as by the pastoral and administrative staff of the Church. Pastoral and Finance Council members and parishioners representing the parish will also be present.

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week, the Middle States Team of educators will be observing and noting the educational process in our school. The Middle States Team seeks to verify what has been written in the Self Study of the school by the faculty. The Team seeks to verify that what was written has been placed into action.

Spontaneous use of a facility and/or meeting space during the school day may occur. All are asked to be flexible.

Collecting – Used Eye Glasses & Cell Phones

We have been asked by the Lions Club to help them in their effort to provide eyeglasses for the Visually Impaired. Used eyeglasses are needed. There is a receptacle in the Church vestibule. The Lions Club tries to provide eyeglasses especially for those who can’t afford them.

Used cell phones are also collected by the Lions Club to help the disabled who can’t afford them.

Informational Evening on Annulments

An informational session about annulment procedures will be held on Wednesday evening, November 7th at 7:00 PM at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Penndel. Monsignor DiGirolamo will be the presenter. All are welcome.

God bless you,

Father Dunleavy

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary

Permanent Diaconate Division

If you are a man in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia considering a call to Holy Orders as a Permanent Deacon, please plan on attending an information night in Vianney Hall Lounge on Thursday, November 15th. Married men must attend with their wives. Preregistration is required. To register, contact the Permanent Diaconate Division, or call 610-664-2213.


Attention, Students in Grades 8 thru 12…

Saint Anselm Parish could use your help with various projects around the Church and School throughout the year. Your time of service will be applied to the “Community Service” requirements at your school. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call the ParishCenter, 215-637-3525, and leave your name and phone number. We understand that you won’t always be available when we call, but any time you have to offer will be greatly appreciated.

Our immediate need is for volunteers to help set up the Bazaar the week of November 11th. When you call to put your name on the volunteer list, please indicate your availability for either this particular event or future events.

Thank you in advance for the generous gift of your time and for your dedication to Saint Anselm Parish.

Lottery Tickets on Sale!

A $10 ticket gives you a chance to win every day of the month. When your ticket matches the PA Midday number, you win $50; when your ticket comes out boxed, you win $10.

To purchase a ticket, contact one of our sellers or stop at the ParishCenter.


Sellers can earn a chance of winning a monthly prize of $150 for every ten tickets they sell. If you are interested, please stop at the ParishCenter or call 215-637-3525.


Mass Schedule

Sunday, October 28

8:00 AMJohn & Margaret Mary Palermo

r/b John Palermo

10:00 AM Thomas Robinson, 17th Anniversary

r/b Natalie Robinson & Family

12:00 PMThe People of Saint Anselm Parish

7:00 PMThe Intentions of the Priest

Monday, October 29

6:30 AMMarie Schriver r/b Helen Umidi

8:30 AMMargaret Dzmelyk r/b Mary Beahr

Tuesday, October 30

6:30 AMCharles Kolla r/b The Schmeltzer Family

8:30 AMDanyelle Bevans

r/b Carl & Kris Brown & Family

Wednesday, October 31

6:30 AMPatrick J. McFadden

r/b Mr. & Mrs. Charles Robinson

8:30 AMDorothy & Bernard Green

r/b Joan Kubach & Family

5:00 PMBeverly L. Jennings r/b Her Family

Thursday, November 1

6:30 AMCharles O’Connor r/b Diane Quinn-Willauer

8:30 AMCrankshaw Price Families

r/b Catherine Crankshaw

7:00 PMJoseph Condo, Sr. r/b His Family

Friday, November 2

Masses: 6:30 & 8:30 AM

All Masses Celebrated in Church

8:30 AM Deceased Police & Firefighter Remembrance

Saturday, November 3

8:00 AMDeceased Members of The Legion of Mary

r/b The Legion of Mary

5:00 PMLola Aquilino r/b The Schaffner Family

Sunday, November 4

8:00 AMDeceased Members of

St. Anselm Memorial Society

10:00 AM Charles McQuillan

r/b Peggy McQuillan & Family

12:00 PMThe People of Saint Anselm Parish

7:00 PMThe Intentions of the Priest

Sunday Collection –October 21, 2012

Envelopes $10,741.50

Loose $ 423.97

Grade School Students $ 112.00

High School Students $ 24.00

Total $11,301.47

Second Collection – October 21, 2012

Mission Collection $ 1,740.00

Second Collection – November 4, 2012

Building & Grounds Collection

Pray For Our Sick…

Lorraine Apice, wife of Edward Apice

Dave Baldwin, son-in-law of Chris DiMezzo

Joe Briddock, friend of Diane & Charles Robinson

Jane I. Bruce, aunt of Loretta Chilton

John Carr, brother of Robert Carr

Chuck Chilton, nephew of Loretta & Jack Chilton

Margaret & Mark Citrino

Karen Coleman, daughter of Pat & Patricia Martina

Mary Ann Collins, friend of Mary Ann Moore

Madeline Cutuli, mother of Butch Cutuli

Pat Doherty, friend of Dennis Fitzgerald

Marie E. Druding, niece of Marie Druding

Michael Fox, son of Rose Fox

Charlie Gaffney, nephew of Peg Cohan

Mark Geist, son of Beverly Geist

Joanne Goehler, niece of Marge & Frank Tomaselli

Ron Gorski, nephew of Joanne Liss

Carol Grimes, mother of Melissa Baker Moore

Alex Grosser, brother-in-law of Mae Harris

Gary Hampson, son of Helen Hulme

Helmut Hanus, husband of Helga Hanus

Ken Harris, brother of Ray Harris

Joanne Holden, sister of Peg Lafferty

Catherine Hughes, friend of Theresa McKeown

Hughes Family, friends of Theresa McKeown

James, son of Marilyn

Ed Lafferty, husband of Peg Lafferty

Nicholas Lamina, son of Joseph & Carol Lamina

Cathy Lincul, friend of Donna Crane

Erin Martin, granddaughter of Tom & Anita Murphy

Jeanne McDonough, sister of Ann Grippo

James McKay, son of Dolores & Jim McKay

Jim McMahon, Jr., son of Rosemarie McMahon

John Meyer, husband of Barbara Meyer

Mike Naylon, friend of Staci McFadden

David O’Brien, relative of Debbie, Jimmy & Shawn

Marie Oakes O’Connor, sister of Terry Caimi

Bonnie Oldham, sister of Mary Ellen Lowery

Patrick O’Malley

Relatives of The Tarquin Pirolli Family

Frieda Pirolli, wife of Tarquin Pirolli

Betty Polisi, friend of Marlene McDermott

Art Rausch, husband of Judy Rausch

Joan Sample, mother of Craig Sample

Alan Sacilowski, husband of Amelia Sacilowski

Carol Schweibinz, cousin of Joan & Barney Marnell

Jane Tarde, mother of Mick Tarde

Betty Beck Tierney, sister of Rita Vaxner

Luke Trask, son of Michael & Denise Trask

Lisa Valente, sister of Staci McFadden

Walt Van Horn, brother-in-law of Bill Fitzgerald

Dorothy Wenclawiak, friend of Jim Salamon

Pray For OurDeceased…

Dominick Cipollini, husband of Elizabeth Cipollini

Helen Seum, sister-in-law of Claire Berk


Weekly Schedule

Sunday, October 28

9:00 AMSCRIP Sales – Room B

10:00 AMCandidacy Mass-First Penance & Eucharist

10:00 AMLiturgy of the Word for Children (K-4)

12:00 PMLiturgy of the Word for Children (K-4)

1:00 PMPre Jordan – SpiritualityCenter

5:00 PMAA Meeting – Room B

Monday, October 29

9:00 AMExposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament

3:00 PMDivine Mercy Chaplet

6:30 PMAA Meeting – Room B

6:30 PMRosary & Benediction

6:30 PMLegion of Mary Mtg. – Spirituality Ctr.

6:45 PMHigh School Basketball Mtg. – Room A

7:00 PMCub Scouts – Parish Hall

Tuesday, October 30

9:15 AMSCRIP Sales – Room B

6:45 PMCCD Classes

7:00 PMPrayer Group – SpiritualityCenter

7:00 PMAA Meeting – Room B

Wednesday, October 31

6:00 PMAA Meeting – Room B

7:15 PMAA Meeting – Room B

Thursday, November 1

Feast of All Saints

10:00 AMSenior Citizens’ Brd. Mtg. – OLV

12:00 PMSenior Citizens’ General Mtg. – OLV

5:00 PMAA Meeting – Room B

6:30 PMSCRIP Sales – Room B

7:30 PMHistory Committee Mtg. – Room A

Friday, November 2

Feast of All Souls

8:30 AMDeceased Police, Firefighters &

Paramedic Remembrance (Mass)

6:30 PMMovie Night – SpiritualityCenter

6:30 PMAA Meeting – Room B

7:00 PMBlessed Margaret Fundraiser – OLV

Saturday, November 3

8:30 AMBreaking Open the Word

…Spirituality Ctr.

12:00 PMAA Meeting – Room B

4:30 PMSCRIP Sales – Room B

7:00 PMLadies’ Night Out – OLV

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

November 30 – December 2, 2012

Call 1-800-456-8330

or visit




(featuring Coach & Vera Bradley Bags)

Friday, November 2, 2012

St. Anselm Gymnasium

Tickets are now available at the ParishCenter for an exciting night of Bingo. Join us at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM). Your $25.00 donation includes 15 games of Bingo, coffee and desserts. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, it will be gratefully accepted at the ParishCenter. All proceeds benefit Blessed MargaretHome for Crisis Pregnancies.



Friday, November 2, 2012

6:30 PM

Ever wonder where your favorite hymns came from? Join us for this month’s movie, Amazing Grace, which tells the incredible story of how hymn-writer John Newton became a key force in the quest to end the British slave trade. Directed by Michael Apted, this movie was named “a sweeping epic” by NBC. In less than two hours, it tells a captivating and historical tale. The movie will be shown on our big screen. Bring a friend and a snack!


October 20, 2012

Patricia Stevens and John Neri


October 21, 2012

Brody John, son of Joseph & Shannon Cahill

Evelyn Veronica, daughter of Dennis & Melissa Hannigan

Addison Grace, daughter of Michael & Christine Myers

Julia Grace, daughter of David & Sandra Szczepkowski

Jacob Alan, son of Mark & Jodie Thomas

Vincentian Message…

In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus asks Bartimaeus: “What do you want me to do for you?” And he answers, “Master, I want to see.” Let us ask Jesus for the grace to “see” our brothers and sisters who are poor and lonely.

Last month, through your gifts, the Society of St. Vincent DePaul was able to bring God’s love and mercy to 25 families, providing $1,075 in food, $250 for utility and rent bills, etc. Thank you!

Thank you from the Society of St. Vincent dePaul!

“On behalf of the Society of St.Vincent dePaul, Philadelphia Council, please accept our sincere appreciation for your partnership in holding a Clothing Drive at your parish.

Your committed partnership in this outreach is such an importance to the Society and our thousands of local clients. Without the support of business partners such as yourself, needs would certainly go unfulfilled during the long winter months.

To the entire ‘Saint Anselm’ Family we thank you for your continued generosity! Together, we are truly a worldwide partnership of men and women-aware and involved in the service of the poor.”

Sincerely, Central Council

Theology on Tap Northeast

Young adults (21-35) are invited “Theology on Tap Northeast”. This is the last of the Monday evenings and will include casual eating, drinking, and faith-related discussion. Please come and bring a friend. This week’s topic is…

October 29th

Faithful Citizenship: Election 2012

Three Monkey’s Café

9645 James Street

7:30 PM

No cover charge; food/drink specials available.

Ladies of Saint Anselm…


Our Gertrude Hawk Candy Saleis underway. Orders may be submitted until Friday, November 9th and pick-up will be Wednesday, December 5th. Orders may be placed on line until December 15th (shipping charges apply). Additional brochures are available in the ParishCenter. CCD students who would like to participate may pick up a packet at the ParishCenter. There are all sorts of chocolates that make wonderful Christmas Gifts and Stocking Stuffers.

Mark your calendar…

CYO Outreach

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

St. Anselm Parish Hall

All CYO members, Grades 5 through 8 are encouraged to participate in our Outreach Projects. We meet for one hour and make small gifts for our shut-ins. We need your help making these gifts and we need your parents’ help with our Saturday deliveries. Join us Wednesday. For additional information, call Chrissy, 215-667-9900.