Saint Colman Church, Ardmore, Pennsylvania

MASSES:      Sunday: 5:00 PM Vigil
                     8:00, 9:30 AM, and 12:00 Noon
                     Weekday Mass: 8:00 AM
                     Saturday: 12:00 Noon
                     Holy Days: 6:00 PM Vigil
                     8:00 AM and 12:00 Noon

“Forty Hours” is a special time of Eucharistic Adoration. The Blessed Sacrament is placed on the church altar each morning after Mass. It will remain on the altar throughout the day. You are welcome to visit and spend time in prayer and meditation in the presence of Jesus as your schedule permits. Monday will conclude with Mass and homily. Tuesday will conclude with Benediction and homily by Father Joseph Gleason. Please join us by yourself or bring family and friends to this special time of grace. A social will follow at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday in our Parish Hall.

Monday: November 20
8:00 A.M.Holy Mass
8:30 A.M.Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
5:00 P.M.Blessed Sacrament is reposed
6:00 P.M.Holy Mass

Tuesday: November 21
8:00 A.M.Holy Mass
8:30 A.M. Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
6:00 P.M.Benediction and Homily
7:00 P.M.Social

Come and join a new committee to plan the decorations for Christmas at Saint Colman. Meet after the 9:30 Mass on this Sunday, November 19, in the front of the church. People with all levels of decorating ability are welcome. Hope to see you there!

The First Reconciliation Workshop for ALL students who are preparing for their First Confession and First Communion will be held Sunday, December 3,  10:30 to 11:50 A.M. in our Parish Hall.

Pray the Rosary weekdays prior to our 8:00 A.M. Mass, and on Saturday after our 12:00 Noon Mass.

Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a Catholic?  Are you curious about what the Church teaches and why? Do you simply want to know more about your faith? Beginning soon, one-hour instructions will be held one night a week. Learn about the faith in a comfortable, interesting and informative manner. Please contact the Rectory as soon as possible, you’ll be glad you did.

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.

Family Mass will be celebrated Monday, November 20, at 6:00 P.M. Saint Colman PREP and Saints Colman-John Neumann School children and families will lead us in prayer and song. Light refreshments will follow in our Parish Hall. Everyone is invited.

Thanksgiving Day Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 A.M. Join us in thanking Almighty God for His blessings upon our families, friends, parish, and nation. .

Starting December 2 and 3, the beginning of a new liturgical year in our Church, the times of the weekend Masses will be changing. The new times will be:

Saturday Daily Mass:
9:00 A.M.

Saturday Confessions:
3:00 to 3:45 P.M.

Sunday Masses:
4:00 P.M. Vigil
8:00, 9:30 A.M. and 12:00 Noon
The Rectory Office will be in contact with you if you have reserved Masses for your loved ones.

Friday, December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a Holy Day of Obligation. Our Holy Day Mass Schedule is as follows:
     Thursday, December 7: 6:00 P.M.
     Friday, December 8: 8:00 A.M. & 12:00 noon


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.

Sunday, December 24

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

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.

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.

Providing service to homeless men, they are in need of clothing items and toiletries such as: new men’s underwear -- shirts, briefs or boxers (sizes M, L, XL only); new white athletic socks (size L or XL); new or usable men’s sneakers or walking shoes any size; disposable razors; shaving cream; lip balm; toothbrushes; toothpaste; deodorant; shampoo; hand lotion. (Please give small or travel sizes, no mouthwash or after shave.)

Leave your items at the doors of the church November 18-19. Thank you for your help in meeting the needs of our brothers at St. John’s..

Every Sunday during the month of November, the poor boxes at the entrances of the Church will be transformed into “turkey boxes” – any donation which you make will be used for the less fortunate through the agencies of St. Ignatius in West Philadelphia, & Blessed Virgin Mary, Darby.

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.

Please come to help decorate the Giving Tree in Church on Friday, November 24, at 11 A.M.

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 ( the Rectory if you have questions or need help getting started.