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Statement of Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez Regarding Reinstating the Obligation to Attend Sunday Mass

“We have all felt the impact of COVID-19 in as individuals and families.  It has been a time of acute hardship and struggle, of separation and isolation.  It has also had an impact on our lives of faith.  Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, has been with us throughout this challenging period and is most especially near to us when we encounter him in the Eucharist.  The Eucharist offers us His healing and peace, His mercy and reconciliation.  It is now time for everyone to return to the Eucharist with renewed faith and joy.

As many aspects of life are now returning to normalcy, each Catholic Bishop in Pennsylvania will reinstate the obligation to attend Mass in person on Sundays and Holy Days beginning on Sunday, August 15, 2021, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

The Bishops previously jointly decided to dispense  the faithful from this obligation in March of 2020 in order to provide for the common good given concerns over the developing pandemic.  Now, with the impact of the pandemic considerably reduced, it is again possible for the faithful to assemble for the Eucharist. It is time to lift the dispensation from the obligation.

The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days comes from our Baptism as Christians.  Baptism compels Christians to unite themselves with Christ at the altar in his saving Sacrifice of the Cross. Participation in the communal celebration of the Sunday Eucharist is a testimony of belonging and of being faithful to Christ and to his Church (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2182). This is the foundation for the law of the Church that binds Catholics to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days (Code of Canon Law, canon 1247) and the Christian way fully to observe the Third Commandment, to keep holy the Lord’s Day (Deuteronomy 5: 12; Exodus 31: 15; Catechism of the Catholic Church, nos. 2180-2181).

This obligation, as is always the case, does not apply to those who are seriously ill, have a serious health risk, as well as those who have serious anxiety about being a part of large groups at this time.  Likewise, the obligation does not apply to those who care for those who cannot attend Mass in person (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2181).  Those who are legitimately excused from Mass on Sundays and Holy Days are encouraged to spend time in prayer, meditating on the Death and Resurrection of the Lord, reading the Sacred Scriptures, and uniting themselves to Christ in his worship of the Father of us all.  Those who are legitimately excused are also encouraged to view a broadcast of the Mass which is intended for those who cannot participate in person.

As Bishops, we welcome this moment of the reinstatement of the obligation for all Catholics in Pennsylvania.  This is a moment to thank God anew for the great gift of the Mass and the Real Presence of Jesus to us in his Holy Body and Blood as well as the joy of gathering together as people of faith.”

Most Reverend Nelson Pérez                                     Archbishop of Philadelphia             



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The Catholic Rosary will be available on the Chapel channel at 7:30 AM and 11 AM. Everyday of the week.

To help you to pray the rosary at any time, copy one of the links below and paste it in your browser.


Kristin’s Crosses Rosary Prayers Sorrowful

Kristin’s Crosses Rosary Prayers Luminous

Kristin’s Crosses Rosary Prayers Joyful

Kristin’s Crosses Rosary Prayers Glorious


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July, 2021 Catholic Council Newsletter
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Click here to review the minutes of the Catholic Council Meetng of June, 2021
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June, 2021 Catholic Council Newsletter
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April, 2021 Catholic Council Newsletter
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March, 2021 Catholic Council Newsletter
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January, 2021 Catholic Council Newsletter
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Attendance at Masses in our chapel are now open with unlimited seating. Nativity of Our Lord has the 10 AM Sunday Mass via live video stream.  Go to and follow the link to the video stream.

You can also view daily Mass at:  This Mass is celebrated from Bishop Barron's chapel either by Bishop Barron himself or by Father Steve Grunow, CEO of Word on Fire.  

Ongoing Activities


Rosary Group and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy-Wednesdays,

11:15 AM, VC Music Room.


Bereavement Support Group - Fourth Friday of each month,

2 - 3 PM, LC Resident Life Parlor.

Information: Jim Sutton, 215-443-3831


Morning Prayer in the Catholic Tradition, Monday through Friday, 9 AM, Chapel (15-minute session).


CATHOLIC MASS, second Wednesday of each month,

1:30 PM, in the Chapel.

Rosary is said after Mass.

Social hour with refreshments follows in the outer vestibule.

Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers and greeters are needed for Wednesday Mass.


Every Sunday, Catholic Eucharist at 11:30 AM EMs will distribute Communion at the VC Music Room, LC Club Room, KC Music Room and Rose Gardens in the Garden Room.


Prayer Chain - For spiritual help and thanksgiving through prayer. Call to be placed on the prayer chain: Doris Fina, 215-773-0429 or Ruth Yates, 215-657-3687.


Single, Catholic - Here’s a chance to meet for lunch every Wednesday, Fireside Lounge in VC, at noon and then lunch at Banners. Anna Marie Monaghan 215-219-0518


Your Catholic Council meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 11:00 AM. All are invited.


To get a copy of the Catholic newsletter in your cubby each month, contact Jim Sutton at 215-443-4925.

Catholic Donation Envelope
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Mass Helpers

Mass Helpers
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Catholic Council 2021

John McSorley - Chairman

Ray Schwegel - Vice Chair

Maria Burlein - Secretary

Jim Morgan - Treasurer

Judy Coyle

Jo Farina

Bob Klimek

Winton Kurz

Bob Dunnigan

Charlie Reckner

Caroline Chambers

Fran Calahan

Marge Devine - Liturgist

Nativity Parish

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Local churches and Schedules


Nativity of Our Lord

605 West Street Road

Warminster, PA 18974





Our Lady of Good Counsel

611 Knowles Avenue

Southampton, PA 18966





Saint John Bosco

216 East County Line Road

Hatboro, PA 19040





Saint Joseph's Church

1795 Columbia Avenue

Warrington, PA1896





Saint Vincent DePaul

654 Hatboro Road

Richboro, PA 18954

Catholic Church Schedules - January 2019
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