We are collecting Box Tops for Education
We earn $.10 for each label.
Please see collection container
in the back of the church.
Box Tops can be found on General Mills Cereals,
Ziploc Bags, and many more items!
Thank you for supporting our school.
Coming February 2017
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
December 8, 2016
LUNCH WITH SANTA
Saturday, December 10th—12:00N—2:00PM
(Daycare to 4th Grade)
St. Anthony of Padua School Hall
Children $8.00—Adults $5.00
Hot Dog, Snack, Drink, Dessert.
Purchase tickets at School.
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA REGIONAL
CATHOIC SCHOOL NEWS
Congratulations to Peyton Nelson and John Haigh,
our eighth grade students who are the recipients of
this Scholarship sponsored by SS. Neumann-Goretti
High School. We are very proud of our students!
Isabella Zeppeda for receiving Honorable Mention
in Archbishop Chaput’s Christmas Card contest.
CHRISTMAS FOOD BASKETS
We are collecting food and turkeys during the
month of December to prepare Christmas Baskets
for our needy families. Thank you in advance
for your thoughtfulness
ST. PHILIP NERI PARISH
Invites friends and neighbors to their “Festival of Carols”
on Sunday, December 13th at 6:00PM at 218 Queen St.,
Philadelphia, PA. There will be Christmas Carols,
blessing of Nativity Scene & Christmas Tree, and a visit
from Santa. Refreshments will be served.
For more info, call 215-468-1922.
Annual Caroling will take place
on December 15th at 7:00PM
REMEMBER: To bring a new unwrapped gift for
a child or adult to assist our needy families during
the Christmas Season. Refreshments following in
the School Hall.
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA
Monday, December 19th
ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE
Tuesday, December 20th at 7:00PM
Parish Planning Initiatives
Click here to view our new web page
ST. NICKS ITALIAN FESTIVAL
Relive the day in photos and videos. Go to our Church
website, www.stnicksphila.com, and click the Italian
Festival link and you may find yourself, your favorite
entertainer and more as you view great pictures of the
FUEL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The cost of home heating will have a major impact on
monthly budgets. To assist people with these rising
costs, the Pennsylvania Home Heating Fuel Assistance
Rebate Program (LIHEAP) is now in progress.
This Fuel Assistance Program is available to people of
all ages within the income guidelines. For example,
individuals with a monthly income less than $1,485, or a
two-person household with a monthly income under
$2,002 qualify for the grant. Call United Social Services
at 215-923-1900 Monday through Friday between
10:00AM and 4:00PM. A staff worker will explain the
eligibility requirements, answer your questions and assist
you in completing an application. This grant is provided
to all who qualify and does not have to be repaid. All
inquiries are strictly confidential.
FORMED—CATHOLIC FAITH FORMATION
Start watching for free today. This is our Parish gift to
you. Visit Formed.org and register using our Parish
Code e7760b. You will be amazed at what is available
to you free for your spiritual/religious enrichment.
Programs, Books, Movies and Audios
Don’t hesitate any longer!
HONORING MARY THROUGH PRAYER
Our Sodality has been a part of the Annunciation Parish
for over 100 years. Unfortunately, many of the churches
in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia no longer have these
devotions. That is why we are hoping you will help us to
carry on this beautiful tradition. Sodality sits in the
middle pews every Sunday at the 11:00AM Mass.
SAVE THE DATE!!
WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
A SPECTACULAR EVENING IN
THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!
Sunday, December 4th—6:00PM
IATSE Ballroom, 2401 S. Swanson St., Philadelphia.
Fabulous Dinner Buffet & Festive Christmas Show
with the City Rhythm Orchestra and Guests!
More information to come.
ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINE &
ANNUNCIATION BVM WITH
THE QUAKER CITY STRING BAND
Our parish receives 50% of all tickets sold through St.
Nick’s Parishioners. Drawing Date-December 31,
2016—12:00Noon at the Mummers Museum, 2nd &
Washington Ave., Phila., PA. The winners will be posted
on www.phillymummers.com or www.pmsba.org after
the drawing date. Donation $5.00 per chance. Chances
can be purchased at the Rectory office.
Our Parish Community extends a
warm welcome to all our
parishioners and visitors! If you
would like to register as a
member of our Parish Community,
please contact the
Rectory Office at 215-463-1326.
St. Nicholas Church has a limited amount of memorial
candles available at our St. Anthony Shrine. We also have
plaques available at our St. Jude Shrine. If you would like
to have a memorial candle in a loved one’s name, contact
the Rectory office
PILGRIM STATUE OF
THE BLESSED VIRGIN
October is the month for our Blessed Virgin Mary.
What better way than to host the Pilgrim Virgin Statue
for a week in your home. If you are interested call
Fr. Jim at the Rectory office.
HEART OF THE NATION
MY SUNDAY MASS
Time and Channel Change
Please share the schedule below with friends or
family members who are unable to get to church
because of age. illness, or other struggles.
New! KJWP (MeTV) Channel 2 at 7:00AM
WMCN Channel 44 at 8:30AM
Prayer intentions from viewers, uplifting homilies, a
Prayer for Spiritual Communion during distribution of the
THE FAMILY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER GROUP
“Come and join us where nobody has it all together...but together we have it all”
St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church,
1700 S. 9th St.,
(in the Chapel-lower Church).
Every Thursday Night at 7:15PM.
Program: Prayer of the Rosary, Praise & Worship,
Bible Sharing/Intercessory Prayers.
For more info, please call ...
John or Ann Marie at 215-778-5505 or
Alfred at 215-954-7302 or
Steve at 215-380-1564.
Coming February 2017
World Marriage Day
HOME CONSECRATION TO THE
SACRED HEART OF JESUS AND
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
Anyone interested in having their homes
consecrated to the two hearts of Jesus and Mary
should contact Fr. Jim at the Rectory office.
DAY CARE AND CARES PROGRAM
Day Care is for children
1 1/2 to 4 years old
Monday to Friday
7:30AM to 6:00PM
Cares is an after school program for
students from 2:45 to 6:00 PM
We Welcome New Members to Our Faith
We are always happy to welcome new members to our parish family.
would like to register as a parishioner,
please stop by our office any weekday,
Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm, or by appointment.
HANDICAPPED AND SENIOR FRIENDLY
All are welcome at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, especially those of
you who think it would be too difficult to attend Mass. No steps to climb and
bathroom facilities easy to access.
Come to the street level door to the left of the
church, open it and there is an easy to operate elevator that will carry you to
the church. Don't worry about bathroom problems. The restroom is located on the
church floor, left side, as you face the altar.
Welcome to all.
Welcome to our
Our website is dedicated to
Saint Nicholas of
It was established on his feast day,
It is our hope that this site will provide you with information