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The Carillon Presentation

On November 5, 2005, then Archbishop Cardinal Justin Rigali celebrated the Dedication Mass of our new church.   Our two previous locations were on Broad Street in Quakertown.   

The road to get to that November date was a long journey which began when our Pastor, Fr. Frederick J. Riegler began his assignment here in 1998.  Not just a new pastoral assignment but one that included the building of a new church after first finding a location for that church.  Under his guidance and with the efforts of countless individuals that vision of the future became the church of today.  

Fast forward to now……most of us know that you do not like surprises and some of us have had the experience of witnessing that strong opposition in the past.   Like those previous moments, our momentum and love could not be stopped.   Nor can it be stopped now.   

Since the announcement of your retirement, thoughts have been circulating about how to thank you and show our appreciation for your pastoral care.  It was decided to finally finish the church.  Our debt will be paid in the next couple of months and this is the final touch.

You see, when embarking on such a large project, we quickly learned the difference between what we wanted and what we needed.     Some of the “what we wanted” was shelved at the time.  Until now.

We are here to present to you this plaque which states that a carillon system will be installed in our bell tower in your honor.    The depth of our gratitude is immeasurable but we hope that as the bells peal you will think of all those special moments here at St. Isidore’s.   How special for you that your mother was able to be here to see what you and this parish accomplished.

The inscription on the plague states:

With gratitude & love,

the people of St. Isidore’s Parish

dedicate this carillon to

Rev. Frederick J. Riegler

for shepherding God’s people for over two decades.

In the quiet of these acres,

you have lovingly served in the moments of our lives.

 

“The path is well-marked; the present we are just now exploring.

With Jesus only can we walk forward and make the future our own.  Come…..”   

    -  Father Fred

 

 

 

Church Debt Update: In 2005 the parish borrowed almost three and one half million dollars to build our new church, and signed a thirty year note with the Archdiocese. Two years ago we were able to refinance our loan from the original 4.5% rate down to a 2% rate, but they would only allow a two year time frame, not knowing what the banking rates would be at that time. This spring we were able to negotiate maintaining the 2% rate if we were to make a balloon payment of $125,000. The Finance Committee agreed to use a portion of our long term savings, and lock that 2% rate.
Effective this July, our debt is now down to $448,302.00 and is scheduled to be paid in full by May 31, 2019. With your help, we have cut a thirty year note down in a fourteen year period and we are so grateful for your generosity. We are asking all families to dig a little deeper each week and contribute more to the Church Debt Collection, and maybe we can have it paid off even sooner. Thank you in advance for your support.

 

 

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Mass Assignments for the 23rd and 24th

5:00 PM Fr. Riegler (Homilist)assisted by Deacon Nungesser

7:00 AM Fr. Pocetto (Homilist) assisted by Deacon Mitchell

9:00 AM Fr. Pocetto assisted by Deacon Mitchell (Homilist)

11:00 AM Fr. Riegler (Homilist) assisted by Deacon O'Donnell

There will NOT be a Spanish Mass on Sunday at 5:00 PM
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St. Isidore Parish, Quakertown

Congrats girls!Huge congrats to the St Isidore Varsity Girls South team for winning the Region 20 Championship and bringing home the hardware! Awesome season Coach Casey, Coach Catalano and the team! Next up is The Archdiocese of Philadelphia tourney. Good luck Grizzlies!! ... See MoreSee Less

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We have seven people available on Tuesday evenings to clean the church. Again, families with older children are welcome to help. The more people involved the easier the task. Can we add you to the list? ... See MoreSee Less

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The restoration of the hallway ceiling is progressing nicely.
A special thank you to a parish member for donating the material and labor to repair the ceiling. God Bless him.
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Dear parish families,

As you may have read in the weekly bulletins, we have been looking for help on the weekly cleaning teams. We had two teams, that worked every other week cleaning the church on either a Thursday or a Friday morning.
The teams were made up of mostly senior citizens and a few middle aged people, who were available to help during the day. As time went on, the teams have become smaller and smaller, due to either age or health issues, the volunteers needed to step down.
As of this week, we will no longer have a Friday team. In the past there was a casual mention of having a team come over in the evening and clean, since availability during the day was a problem. We are in desperate need of several adults, and older children who could help, volunteer to come help keep our church clean. We may need two teams if the Thursday team follows suit, and steps down from helping.
Volunteers have been the heart and soul of our parish since the beginning, and we would like to believe we can muster enough support to achieve this task. We are looking at having a team there either Monday, Tuesday or Friday evening, and Saturday morning would be an option as well.
If you would like to help out your church, please reply with your contact info and a list of when you are available, in the order you would prefer. For example, you are really free on Fridays, but can do Tuesdays if need be. Hopefully I will get enough replies, and we can choose a day and begin.
Thank you in advance for stepping forward to help.
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