To Join Our Parish

Please visit the Rectory and fill out a Pastoral Information Form (click here) to download form. If you live outside our parish boundaries, you must obtain a letter of release from your local parish before joining. Once completed, please email to or you may mail it to the Rectory or deliver it in person. Call 215-483-1000 for more information.


All volunteers of our IHM School and Church must meet all Safe Environment requirements mandated by the State of Pennsylvania and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

A list of all requirements are on the school Go to Resources then to Volunteer and all the links are posted there.  These clearances are FREE for volunteers. 

These requirements are MANDATORY and there will be no exceptions.  These must be completed or you may not volunteer  in our school for any trips, dances or in house activities.  Also all extraordinary ministers and lectors and choir members must also have these clearances.

School Link

IHM School

To obtain your volunteer clearances for our parish or school, please follow this link:

College Information Links

Resources and Scholarships: click here
Keeping the Faith in College: click here

Our Parish Offers Spiritual Materials Located in our Church

An organization called Stewardship: A Mission of Faith provides us with a Display Case containing free books, CD’s and booklets, many created by top Catholic authors and speakers. Any donations are used to spread the other parishes.
IHM Free Lending Library: Over 400 books donated by parishioners are available, covering a wide range of spiritual topics. Pamphlet Rack: Contains pamphlets, prayer cards and sacramental materials donated by parishioners. Donations for these materials stay within the parish.
All of the above resources are located in the room adjacent to the main entrance of the church.

Church Links

Archdiocese of Philadelphia
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
St. Charles Borroemeo Seminary

Catholic Resources

Catechism of the Catholic Church
Catholic Answers
Catholics Come Home
Catholic Business Professionals of Greater Philadelphia (Free quarterly events!)
Catholic Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (Help support Catholic schools!)
The Knights of Columbus (Philadelphia) (This is a live broadcast of the Blessed Sacrament from a convent on Green Street in Philadelphia. Unless the Blessed Sacrament is reposed or the cameras are being repaired, the broadcast is available. This is wonderful for shut-ins or schedule-challenged parishioners. Thank you to parishioner Lee Nicosia McManus for the information!)

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Information

Office for the New Evangelization – All of the current events
in the Archdiocese

Family Services

Catholic Family Fun Club (CFFC)
Want to find Catholic activities for the whole family to do together? Want to meet other families that share your values? Look no further! The Catholic Family Fun Club (CFFC) and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia invite you to join the Catholic Family Fun Club to network with other families and to attend—and create—local Catholic catechetical and social activities. Go to to join. Please direct questions to Mary Beth at

Catholic Social Services Adoption Services Services can help you consider the options for your baby so that you choose the one that is right for you.
We offer free confidential counseling, free referral assistance, extensive home study and background checks on adoptive families, peace of mind knowing your child is placed in a safe home and option to have active participation in the process.

For more information call Ebony Griffin, Social Worker— 267-331-2455 or e-mail

21st Ward Meals on Wheels Inc.

Provides home delivered meals to home-bound individuals in the 21st Ward (Roxborough, Manayunk, Wissahickon and Andorra neighborhoods). Cost is $40 per week. No service or delivery on Saturday and Sunday. Clients must be home-bound and/or unable to cook and/or shop on their own. There are no age restrictions. Meals are delivered daily by volunteers, Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to noon.


630 E. Cathedral Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128

The Calix Society

The Calix Society Are you currently in a 12-step program? Would you like to be able to freely discuss how your Catholic faith, Christ and His sacraments nourish your recovery? If so, the Calix Society is for you! This group serves to enhance (not replace) 12-step groups with an emphasis upon our journey in Christ. You can find our national website at and local meeting information at You may also contact Ken at 215-327-3236 or Amy at 610-405-7747.

The Social Wellness Foundation

The Social Wellness Foundation is co-sponsoring a community outreach program as part of our “Eat Well work Well” national goodwill campaign. A Volunteer Dr and participating restaurant will provide you staff with a free healthy lunch catered directly to your office. A local volunteer doctor who specializes in nutrition & stress management will come on-site to your company or organization during lunch and deliver a 30-45 minute educational & fun presentation with a complementary catered breakfast or lunch for your employees.

For a faster response due to heavy call volumes, please email contact info and questions to Please include LUNCH in the subject heading. All you need to provide are three tentative dates, lunch time, head count, company you are calling from, address and person of contact. Or you can sign up online at
Reserve your lunch by calling 1-800-380-9855 ext. 1

Fuel Assistance Program

State-wide Grant Program Home heating costs continue to have a major impact on monthly budgets. To assist people with these rising costs, the Pennsylvania Home Heating Fuel Assistance Rebate Program (LIHEAP) is now in progress. This is a state-wide program.

This Fuel Assistance Program is available to people of all ages within the income guidelines. For example, individuals with a monthly income under $1,458, or a two-person household with a monthly income under $1,966 qualify for the grant. Call United POLAM Social Services at (215)-923-1900 Monday through Friday between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. and a staff worker will answer your questions and assist you in completing an application. This grant is provided to all who qualify and does not have to be repaid. All inquiries are strictly confidential.


Please consider: Inviting our Christian brothers and sisters, who may not always have the opportunity to attend a retreat, to participate in ours. Having individual direct care staff and/or relative on site during retreat (not required-suggested). Volunteering your own time and expertise.

To register, volunteer or for more information, please contact: Mr. Peter M. Schumacher at
215-412-4382; E-mail: or Malvern Retreat House at 610-644-0400; E-mail:

UNITE, Inc. Grief Support After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death UNITE, Inc. Chestnut Hill Hospital meets 3rd Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact: Dora Eaton at 1-888-488-6483 or visit

Catholic Business Professionals of Greater Philadelphia – Catholic Business Professionals of Greater Philadelphia is a networking organization with the goal of fostering relationships among Catholic Professionals in the Greater Philadelphia region. Members strive to keep Jesus Christ and the principles of the Catholic faith at the core of their professional and personal development. Learn more at

Interested In Joining An Excellent Catholic Singles Organization? The Catholic Alumni Club International is looking to expand into the Philadelphia diocese. We provide a group dedicated to social, cultural, civic and spiritual relationships in a Catholic setting. For more info please check out the following site or contact Steve at;