Welcome to St. Isaac Jogues Parish

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

November 2014
11/7 – Night of Reparation – 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
11/5 – Knights of Columbus – 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11/20 – Jolly Jogues Book Club – 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
11/20 – Marriage Encounter Advent Night – 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
11/9 – Parish Coffee – 11:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
11/2, 11/16 – Youth Group – 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
11/5, 11/12, 11/19 – Walking with Purpose – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
11/20 – Bunco – 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
11/22 – Generation Life – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
11/16, 11/17, 11/18, 11/19 – Parish Mission – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Refreshments at 8:30 p.m.
11/17, 11/18, 11/19 – Parish Mission Talk – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

Of Special Interest
at St. Isaac's this Month

Parish Giving 
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 above for information and instructions to sign up for Parish Giving.

Thanksgiving Holiday Mass/Rectory Office Closed - Mass will be celebrated in the Church at 9:00 a.m. in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 27, 2014. The Rectory Office will close on Wednesday, November 26 at 1:00 p.m. for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen on Monday, December 1st at 8:00 a.m.

The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns - Father Moerman’s sister, Sister Barbara Moerman, DSMP, is a Sister in the order of the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence in Chicago, Illinois. Premiering Tuesday, November 25th at 10:00 p.m. on the Lifetime channel Sister Barbara’s order will be featured in the third series, titled “The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns”. The series follows five young women who are considering the decision of taking religious vows to become Catholic Nuns. Besides, Sister Barbara’s convent the series also visits “The Carmelites for the Aged and Infirm in Germantown, New York and the “Sisters of St. Joseph the Worker in Walton, Kentucky. To learn more attached is a link to this new series.

Christmas Trip to Hershey - All are invited to join the Jolly Jogues on a Christmas trip tour to Hershey, PA on Thursday, December 4th. The cost is $85.00 per person that includes coach fare, meals, and all tours. Flyers are available at all Church entrances or you can call the rectory office for more details.

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.

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 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the Church starting September 3rd. To sign up or for further questions please contact Mary Therese Zirolli at stisaacschildrenschoir@gmail.com

Walking with Purpose - Registration is now open for the 2014-2015 women’s bible study "Walking with Purpose". Meetings will be held every Wednesday from September 24th to April 1 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Childcare will be available. To register visit our website or call Patellen Corr at 610-964-1283.

2014-2015 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.


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

e-mail: rectory@stisaac.org
Rectory Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Closed Saturday & Sunday

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