We are progressing nicely with our cemetery cleanup project. So far trees have been trimmed of dead branches and dangerous overhang. A wood chipper was rented to help clean up the massive piles of dead branches. This was a big undertaking for all who worked body, heart, and soul for our beautiful grounds. We were also able to look at the layout for the future site of our new pavilion. After working hard all morning our volunteers were rewarded with a great lunch, wonderful conversation, and a lot of laughs. Thank you so much and we hope to see you again on our next cleanup day.
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On Saturday, May 4th we will hold a cemetery cleanup day. We need you to join us, even if for only an hour or two between 8 AM and 4 PM. We welcome everyone – your hands, encouragement, and wisdom. See you there.
St. Valentine’s Parish Committee
Thank you to all for very a blessed and joyous Easter day. Our church looked beautiful, fragrant with the smell of spring for the celebration of our Lord’s resurrection. Thank you to all that helped to make this day so special and memorable. A special thank you to Father Bilinski and Father Jasiurkowski for celebrating the Solemnity of the Resurrection with us.
Dear parishioners and friends,
Our next Parish Committee meeting will be held in the church hall on Sunday, April 7th. The meeting will start at 9:30 AM. The proposed agenda is below. If someone would like to add items to the agenda please let us know.
- Chairman calls meeting to order
- Pastor leads opening prayer
- Recording Secretary reads minutes
- Treasure’s financial report
- Additions to agenda
- New Business:
- Steeple – execution on existing contract
- Schedule of events for 2013
- Schedule of fundraisers for 2013
- Advertising and promoting our events
- Schedule of church upkeep and maintenance
- Estimate for chimes repair
- Schedule of church hall upper floor cleanout
- Schedule of Rectory house upkeep
- Schedule of cemetery upkeep and improvements
- Estimate for church window repairs
- Plant new trees at cemetery
- Preparation of Pulaski Park for the Bensalem Memorial Day Parade, May 27, 2013
- Closing Prayer
On Sunday, March 31st, we will celebrate Easter Sunday Holy Mass at 9 AM celebrated by Fr. Andrew Bilinski & Fr. Stanley Jasiurkowski. Please to come with your family and celebrate this holiest of days.
Palm Sunday, March 24th
9 AM – Procession With Palms & Holy Mass
Maundy Thursday, March 28th
3 PM – Holy Mass Of The Lord’s Supper & Transfer Of The Blessed Sacrament
Good Friday, March 29th
7 PM – Liturgy Of The Passion & Death Of Our Lord
Holy Saturday, March 30th
Noon – Holy Saturday Liturgies and Blessing of Easter Food
Easter Sunday, March 31st
9 AM – Resurrection Procession & Holy Mass
On Saturday, March 23rd a group of volunteers gave up their free time to clean our church, the rectory porch, driveway, and church hall in preparation for Holy week and Easter. Thank you to Father Andrew Bilinski for being with us and giving us inspiration. What a great job everyone! Many thanks to all. The results were outstanding!
Dear Parishioners, Friends of St. Valentine’s Parish,
After consultation with Fr. Mikula and our auditors, our annual Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 3rd following 10:45 AM Holy Mass.
In order to vote, an individual must be at least 18 years old and must be an official member of St. Valentine’s Parish, paid up and current with dues. Each member attending the meeting should check their name off the parish list before entering the hall.
All Parishioners are expected to attend, and friends of the Parish as well as non-members are welcome.
Annual Meeting Schedule
I.) Opening Prayer
II.) Reading of the Minutes from the Last Meeting
A.) Pastor’s Report
B.) Chairman’s Report
C.) Financial Report
D.) Auditors Report
IV.) Dismissal of the Current Parish Committee
V.) Nominations of Officers and Election
VI.) Old Business
A.) Pavilion Progress
VII.) New Business
VIII.) Closing Prayer
Commissioning of the new Parish Committee takes place on a designated Sunday at Holy Mass following acceptance of the Committee by the Bishop.
Everyone welcome and invited to attend our Monthly Parish Community Meeting on Sunday, January 13th. Discussion will include options and opinions regarding a proposal to purchase and install a building for the parish property at “Pulaski Park.” The building is proposed to replace an old pavilion which we lost a few years ago.
Our parish church looks just beautiful this holiday season. We hope everyone had a blessed Christmas Day and may God watch over everyone with his love and give us strength and guidance for the New Year.