Saint Colman Church

Ardmore, PA

P.R.E.P.
Parish Religious Education Program resumes Sunday, September 17 at 10:30 A.M. for our students Grades 1 to 12 who do not attend a Catholic school. Please report to our Parish Hall. Parents should register their children by mailing the registration form and payment to the rectory. Registrations will also be accepted Sunday, September 10, at 10:30 A.M. in the church vestibule, if you have not already registered. Fees are $80 for 1 child and $125 for 2 or more children. You may download the form here.  Questions? Call Bob Touey (610) 513-8495, rtouey@comcast.net.
 

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY COLLECTION AUG 19-20
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I appeal to you today to give generously to the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Catholic University is the national university of the Catholic Church -- the only institution of higher education founded by the U.S. Bishops and chartered by the Vatican. Clergy, religious and young lay men and women from every geographical region of the U.S. are educated there.  Here are just 2 ways it serves the Catholic faithful:
Through the Parish Scholarship Program, 1521 undergraduates are nominated by their pastors to receive scholarships valued at $4.5 million per year. The University provides  graduate degrees for seminarians from 195 U.S. dioceses. 95 of our bishops and cardinals have been educated at Catholic University. Our national university is an important resource of lay and ordained leaders.
The Collection for the Catholic University of America will be held in all parishes on August 19-20. Thank you and God bless you for supporting America’s Catholic University and the countless students who will experience an education grounded in Catholic tradition.

Sincerely in Christ,
Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap
Archbishop of Philadelphia
 

ONLINE GIVING AT ST. COLMAN
Online giving is available at St. Colman.  It is quick, easy, and safe: simply click on the Online Giving logo on our home page and you will be taken to the site provided for our parish by Our Sunday Visitor.  You can either register an account so you can donate more than once, or you can use Quick Give, which is for a one-time donation. All of your information is stored off-site in a secure area: the parish staff does not have access to your bank account information or your credit card information.  We receive notice of your donation that evening, and it is credited to you as it would be if you placed money in our collection basket. Please call (610-642-0545 on weekday mornings) or email (stcolmanchurch@gmail.com) the Rectory if you have questions or need help getting started.
 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
We need parishioners willing to volunteer as Catechists, Collection Counters, Altar Servers, Cantors, Afternoon Receptionists at the Rectory, Lectors, and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. See Father Ames after Mass or call the Rectory.
 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTION
Our SVDP Conference is sponsoring the collection of school supplies: marble copybooks, folders, pens, glue sticks, colored construction paper, scissors, book covers, index cards, markers, chalk, crayons, and tissues for students at the combined school Our Mother of Sorrows/St. Ignatius for the upcoming school year. This will be a huge help for their families as the children return to school. These children are in need of our help, so please lend your support to the children. Please leave school supplies at the doors of the church before or until Sunday, August 27.
 

MASS INTENTIONS – 2018
Arrangements for Masses for your deceased relatives can be made at the Rectory Office on weekday mornings – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 

FATHER JAMES SHERLOCK
Father Sherlock, who is now our Pastor Emeritus, has moved into Villa St. Joseph in Darby. His address is: Villa St. Joseph, 1436 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby PA 19023.
 

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS

RCIA is for the following:

-those people who do not belong to any Church and wish to become Catholics;

-those who belong to another Christian Church and wish to become Catholics;

-those who were baptized Catholic and did not receive the sacraments of initiation and wish full communion in the Catholic Church.

Please see Father Ames or Deacon Rodgers if you are interested in learning more.
 

PARISH REGISTRATION
Everyone who lives within our parish boundaries should be registered here.  If you are not currently receiving envelopes, you are not registered; please call the Rectory in the morning to be sure you are registered.  We are aware that some are coming to Mass here who live outside our parish boundaries.  If you wish to, you can now be registered here. Please call the Rectory in the morning or see Father Ames after Mass.