MASSES:   
   Sunday: 4:00 PM Vigil                    Weekday Mass: 8:00 AM          Holy Days: 6:00 PM Vigil
   8:00, 9:30 AM, and 12:00 Noon      Saturday: 9:00 AM                   8:00 AM and 12:00 Noon

                    


ADVENT RECONCILIATION SERVICE
In preparation for celebrating the Nativity of Our Lord, our Advent Penance Service will be celebrated Monday, December 18 at 7:00 P.M.  A potluck dinner will be held at 6:00 P.M. in the Parish Hall.  Bring a potluck dish. Call Bob Touey 610-513-8495.
 

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
Sunday, December 24

Vigil Masses 4:00 and 6:00 P.M.
Monday, December 25
8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 A.M.
 

DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS
Volunteers needed to help clean and decorate our Church for Christmas. Please come next Sunday, December 17, at 1:00 P.M.
 

BUY A BIBLE FOR CHRISTMAS
Saint Colman Parish will be selling Bibles for Christmas.  We will have available New American Bibles with leatherette cover in 5 colors – black, white, brown, burgundy or green. As we welcome Jesus, the Word of God at Christmas, why not welcome the Word of God into your home, or give one as a gift? Cost is $10. Please call the Rectory (610-6420545) to reserve your copy.
 

ROSARY
Join in praying the Rosary each weekday prior to our 8:00 A.M. Mass, and on Saturday after our 9:00 A.M. Mass.
 

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.
 

YOUTH CHOIR REHEARSAL
Open to all children grade 3 and older who wish to sing at our 4:00 P.M. Christmas Eve Mass.  Practice will be held on December 24 at 10:30 A.M. in choir loft. Call Mr. Touey 610-513-8495.
 
CHOIR REHEARSAL
Come sing with our choir at Christmas! Please call Harry Solomon 215-871-4410.  Our choir sings at 6:00 P.M. Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve. Rehearsals: December 14 and 21 at 7:30 P.M., December 17, 10:45 A.M. in choir loft.
 

ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Are you a Catholic who wants to learn more about the Catholic Faith? Do you have questions about the Catholic Church or its teachings. Was your last formal religious education in elementary or secondary school? Join us for a refresher and update. We will gather in church on Monday evenings at 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. You will be treated to lively and informative discussion on prayer and a variety of faith topics. Dress casually, bring your questions and insights, deepen your relationship with Jesus. There is no cost or obligation.
See you on Monday!
 

REGISTRATION FOR SAINTS COLMAN - JOHN NEUMANN SCHOOL
Parents can register new students for Preschool, Kindergarten, first grade, etc. at Saints Colman – John Neumann School Office, beginning December 1. Our Catholic School has an excellent reputation, dedicated faculty and staff, and a record of academic achievement. Plan now to register as soon as possible.  St. Colman’s Parish generously subsidizes the cost of educating our parish children. Pick up the Pastor’s letter you need to register at our Rectory.
 

THE SAINT COLMAN GIVING TREE
It is a parish tradition that is a source of great joy and pride – The Giving Tree. The tree stands in the sanctuary (Saint Joseph’s side) decorated with small cards containing gift ideas: our gifts will be donated to Saint Francis Inn Homeless Shelter for Men and Thea Center for Women, both in Kensington; St. Ignatius Parish and School in West Philadelphia; and Dawn’s Place, a shelter for women run by the Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary. 

Before or after any Mass, you are welcome to come into the Sanctuary and pick a card from the Giving Tree.  Return the card with your gift and place it under the tree by the deadline of December 17. Please, no wrapping or gift bags are necessary.
 

KEEP SAINT COLMAN GREAT
Saint Colman is an outstanding parish with a rich history of extraordinary parishioners. To assist in assuring that the future is also vibrant and thriving, we would like your suggestions. Please email the rectory with a comment regarding what you like about the parish and a suggestion of what can be improved.
(stcolmanchurch@gmail.com)
 

TECHNOLOGY UPDATE
Saint Colman is gathering email addresses so that we can better communicate with you. This will assist us with informing you of a weather emergency (cancelation due to snow!) or last minute changes in the schedule. Please email your email address to Saint Colman at your earliest convenience.
(stcolmanchurch@gmail.com)
 

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.