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Dear Parishioners and those visiting us,

Greetings and welcome to St. Isaac Jogues Church , Wayne and its web site. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the Father, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you.

The mission of the church is the mission of Jesus Christ, "to have life and have it fully." Jesus is our priest, prophet, and king who sanctifies, teaches, governs the people of God in His church . Each parish is part of a universal church in the diocese in which it is located. It exists to carry out the mission of the local Ordinary to teach, sanctify, and govern under the ministry of the local pastor and those who assist him.

"The parish is a privileged place where the faithful concretely experience the church." (Ecclesia in America#41) The parish "is the place where all the faithful can be gathered together for Sunday celebration of the eucharist. The parish initiates the Christian people into the ordinary expression of liturgical life-it gathers them together in this celebration, it teaches Christ's saving doctrine, it practices charity of the Lord in good works and brotherly love." You cannot pray at home as at church, where there is a great multitude, where exclamations are cried out to God as from one great heart, and where there is something more: union of minds, the accord of souls, the bond of charity, the prayer of priests.(New catechism, #2179 and St. John Chrysostom)

I am pleased to welcome you to our web site. Our web site which includes general information, sacramental celebration and requirements, and parish organizations, programs, etc.is offered to you as a means to assist you with becoming familiar with our parish and participate more fully within it.

I encourage each of you to live your lives fully in Jesus Christ by participating fully in our parish liturgies and the various opportunities we provide through our organizations and programs. May our parish become a vital one through the power of the Resurrection and the intercession of St. Isaac Jogues.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Rev. Stephen A. Moerman, Pastor


We are a Catholic Parish located in Wayne, Pennsylvania, less than one mile from Valley Forge National Park. If you are planning a trip and looking for a convenient place to attend Mass, we welcome you.

If you are thinking about moving to the Valley Forge area, we invite you to inquire about the possibility of making Saint Isaac Jogues your parish home. We have many organizations and activities for everyone to find something of interest.


 
 

Upcoming Events

June 2016
6/15 – Knights of Columbus –7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
6/3 – Night of Reparation – 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
6/15 Men’s Night of Reflection 6:00 pm Mass with Light Dinner Stipend $20 6/16 – Bunco – 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Of Special Interest at St. Isaac's this Month

St. Isaac Jogues is pleased to introduce "Enhancing Stewardship through Electronic Funds Transfer." - We have partnered with Parish Giving to offer this program to all of our parishioners. Please click on the logo for information and instructions to sign up for Parish Giving.

Summer Mass Schedule - is as follows: Starting Monday, June 20th, there will only be one daily weekday (Monday through Friday) Mass and that will be at 12:05 pm. The Saturday daily Mass at 8:00 am remains the same (in the Church). The Chapel will open at 7:30 am with Exposition from 10 am to 10 pm on weekdays and from 9 am to 10 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Winter Daily Mass Schedule - From September 8th to mid-June there are two daily weekday (Monday through Friday) Masses held at 8:00 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. The 8:00 a.m. Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel. The 12:05 p.m. Mass will be celebrated in the Church. Saturday daily Mass at 8:00 a.m. will remain the same.

Mass Schedule:

Saturday
8:00 AM and 5:00 PM

Sunday 
8:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon, and 5:00 PM

Monday through Friday
8:00 AM and 12:05 PM

National Holidays:
9:00 AM

Night of Reparation
1st Friday, 7:30 PM

Holy Day Mass Schedule
8:00 AM, 12:05 PM, and 7:30 PM

Holy Hour of Life - Each Monday the Legion of Mary will lead a Holy Hour for Life from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Chapel.  We will pray three mysteries of the Rosary for the protection and respect for life from conception to natural death.  Please join us to pray this powerful prayer for one hour each week.  All are welcome.

Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary for Intercession in Iraq and Syria - Archbishop Chaput is asking parishioners to recite the Holy Rosary in conjunction with the prayer below to the Blessed Virgin Mary for her intercession on behalf of persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

Mother of God, Virgin Mary, be for us a safeguard from all illnesses and hardships. Through the great love you have for Christ, ask and beseech Him to be merciful to us, to give healing to our ailments, to console the downtrodden, and to reunite those who are scattered and to forgive us.

Jubilee Year of Mercy - Click here to view 56 Ways to Be Merciful During the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Pope Francis announced that the new jubilee Year of Mercy will begin on December 8, 2015 (The Catholic Feast of the Immaculate Conception) and close on November 20, 2016 (the day celebrated as the Feast of Christ the King).

Helping Middle Eastern Christians and others Persecuted by ISIL - If you are interested in helping Christians in the Middle East and others persecuted by ISIL below is a list of highly rated relevant charity sites. You can view their website and contact them to send donations. The charities are: Christians At Risk/Knights of Columbus, Catholic Relief Services/Caritas International, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Mercy-USA, Mercy Corps/Syrian Crisis Response, International Medical Corps, Save the Children/Syrian Children Relief Fund, International Rescue Committee, Migrant Offshore Aid Station, AMAR Foundation, and WADI/Jinda Center. Besides these charities there are other, usually large, charities that can be found and directly linked to at the CNN Impact Your World site.

Website for Sunday and Weekday Readings - You are welcome to view Sunday and weekday readings for Mass as a way to read the Word of God outside of Mass and also as a preparation for Mass. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops provide the following website.

Walking with Purpose - Registration is now open for the 2015-2016 women’s bible study. Walking with Purpose aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ by offering personal study and small group discussion that link our everyday challenges and struggles with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church. Walking with Purpose meets at St. Isaac Jogues most Wednesdays from October to May from 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Childcare is available. To register visits email bernshine@gmail.com or call Bernadette Shine at 610-296-3365.

St. Isaac's Children's Choir - All children in grades 2 to 8 are invited to join the St. Isaac's Children's Choir. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Church starting September 9th. The Children’s Choir performs once a month at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. To sign up or for further questions please contact Mary Therese Zirolli at stisaacschildrenschoir@gmail.com

2016-2017 CCD Registration - St. Isaac Jogues offers Religious Education classes for all children in the parish who are not currently enrolled in Catholic School for grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. Classes are held on Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. or Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. If you would like to enroll your child or have any questions please contact Louis Valenti at sijccd@gmail.com or 610-687-2481. Registration Forms can be found on the website under “Religious Education” and can be mailed to the Rectory Office with tuition and a copy of the baptismal certificate.

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   

    St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church
50 West Walker Road
Wayne, PA  19087

610-687-3366
e-mail: rectory@stisaac.org
Rectory Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sunday – after the 10:30 am Mass until 1:30 pm
Closed Saturday
   

 
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