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 22nd and 23rd

5:00 PM Fr. Riegler (Homilist) assisted by Deacon O'Donnell

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

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

11:00 AM Fr. Riegler assisted by Deacon Mitchell (Homilist)

There will NOT be a Spanish Mass on Sunday at 5:00 PM
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Christmas Schedule for Saint Isidore R.C. Church
Confessions on the 17th, 18th and 19th at 7:00 PM
No confessions on Saturday the 22nd.
Christmas Eve Masses at 4:00, 6:00, and 10:00 PM
Christmas Day Masses at 7:00, 9:00, and 11:00 AM
New Years Eve Vigil Mass at 5:00 PM and New Years
Day Masses at 7:00 and 9:00 AM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for all of us at St. Isidore Church
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Are you still in need of a gift for someone special? Celebrate a "Cat's Meow" Christmas with the New Church and Old Church village pieces. Both are available in the Parish Center for $10.00 each. Do not wait till the last minute. ... See MoreSee Less

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Members of the Safety Committee will be wearing this arm band so you know who is on the team for your Mass. We are also looking for people who have medical backgrounds to assist members who might have medical issues at Mass as well. and remember, if you see something that does not look right, please notify someone on the Safety Team. ... See MoreSee Less

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Does anyone see any younger versions of themselves?Good Friday - 7:00 PM - St. Isidore Church, Quakertown ... See MoreSee Less

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