“Ask and It Will Be Given to You…(Mt 7:7)”

Come and ask for the many gifts of the Holy Spirit!  

Mary, Help Us To Undo Our Knots!

We know that all change must start with ourselves. Prayer creates change. May is a month when we think of our Blessed Mother, Mary! Starting May 1st, we are   “kicking off” a month long event dedicated to our Blessed Mother knowing that all we ask will be granted through her intercession. Mary is locked behind […]

Our “Indescribable Gift” – 2 Corinthians, Chapter 9

We are in a struggle – a real and difficult struggle! This struggle is to reopen our beloved St. Joachim Church which was closed almost 22 months ago. Is our struggle for the Church building or is the struggle to Keep the Faith in Frankford by keeping St. Joachim Parish together as a family and […]

We Have One Fundraiser a Year! This is It! You Will Make It a Success!

What Church Really Is – A Consecrated Building But, Most Importantly, Consecrated People!

This post was written by Gregory Minetola, a member of St. Joachim Parish and Keep the Faith in Frankford! Recently, Joe Taylor and I had a meeting with Fr. Higgins, Pastor of Holy Innocents and Dean of Deanery 12, Lower Northeast Philadelphia, and Joe Paesani, Business Manager. I would not want to comment on the […]

Keeping It Real – Is St. Joachim a Worship Site…Or not?

Do you believe that St. Joachim RC Church should be used more often, providing pastoral care now lacking? Is St. Joachim a “Worship Site”? As Advent draws to a close, I wanted you to know our efforts to have St. Joachim truly be a “Worship Site” as the Archdiocese itself defines one. We have written […]

Are You “A Prophet”?

Father Judge High School has been a prominent fixture in Northeast Philadelphia since 1954. My husband, Bob, attended Father Judge as well. It’s interesting to note that Father Judge’s boundaries were broadened in 1957 to help reach their enrollment of 3500 students and that’s how Bob attended Father Judge while both his older and younger […]

A Holiday Party Can Be So Much More…

Picture this – almost 20 children under 3 years old, 25+children from 4-17 years of age and their parents, grandparents and guardians coming together to celebrate what we all feel at this time of year – we believe! We may believe different things but we’re all the same in wanting the best for our children. […]

World Meeting of Families New Hymn Unveiled!

Check out the debut of the World Meeting of Families hymn. Post by World Meeting of Families 2015. Visit the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s World Meeting of Families website here: http://www.worldmeeting2015.org/about-the-event/hymn/ World Meeting of Families Hymn: Sound the Bell of Holy Freedom Sound the bell of holy freedom; call all nations of the earth. Sons and […]

“Here I Am, Lord! Is It I, Lord?” That You Want at the Basilica on Sunday, Nov. 30., at 5:00 PM?

Hello, please take a moment and read this blog post on our sister website, Philly-Catholics.com. We’ll be looking for you on Nov. 30th!