COMPLETION OF FUNDRAISER FOR CARGO VAN FOR LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR – Thank you for your generous support of the Little Sisters of the Poor!   In 2016, the Father John E. Doyle Council of the Knights of Columbus undertook an effort to raise the funds needed to purchase a new cargo van for the Little Sisters of the Poor.  The Sisters depend upon a reliable cargo van to collect donations of food, clothing, furniture and other items – items that are essential to the operation of Holy Family Home and the care of the home’s nearly 100 residents.  The cost of a new van is in excess of $40,000.00.  Through the generous response of members of the Doyle council, the parishes the Doyle council serves (Corpus Christi and St. Rose), and area Knights of Columbus councils, over $45,000.00 was raised to purchase a new cargo van.  More than $15,000.00 was raised for this effort during a collection here at Corpus Christi in October, 2016.  On October 6, 2017, members of the Doyle Council presented the Little Sisters of the Poor with their brand new cargo van!  The Little Sisters of the Poor and the residents at Holy Family Home remember all of their benefactors – including those here at Corpus Christi – in their daily prayers.  Thank you for your generosity!

2017 “COATS FOR KIDS” COLLECTION –  The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring our Fifth Annual Coats for Kids drive to benefit the children of our sister parish, Visitation BVM, in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.  The collection will be held on the weekends of October 28-29 and November 4-5, 2017 in the REC Room and Narthex of the Corpus Christi Church.

The Coats for Kids program accepts donations of winter clothing items, such as coats, hats, gloves, scarves, sweaters, etc. and distributes them to children in need.  Since 2009, nationally the Knights of Columbus has distributed more than 175,000 coats to children in need throughout the United States and Canada.

We encourage you to donate any new or lightly used winter clothing items you may have to aid our efforts.  In lieu of clothing, we will also be accepting cash donations, the proceeds of which will be used to purchase coats and winter garments directly for the Coats for Kids program. For additional information, please contact Kevin Conroy at (215) 872-8747 or visit the Fr. John E. Doyle Council website at:

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER  12, 2017 PARISH BREAKFAST   –    Everyone is welcome to join us in the Fr. Doyle Hall on Sunday November 12, 2017 for our next Community Breakfast hosted by The Knights of Columbus from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM . Included are pancakes,  waffles, scrambled eggs , Made-to-Order Omelets, hash browns, sausage, toast, orange juice, coffee, fruit, and our famous “doughnut buffet”!    Cost:  ONLY $8 for Adults, and $4 for Children.

NOVEMBER 24, 2017 “BLACK FRIDAY” ANNUAL PARISH BLOOD DRIVE –      The council will again be sponsoring the Corpus Christi Annual Blood Drive on “Black Friday”, November 24th after Thanksgiving in the Corpus Christi Gym.  The drive will be held from 2 to 7 PM. Details explaining how to sign up for an appointment will be provided soon.  The donation is very easy, takes about an hour of your time, and makes a clear impact on the recipient.  If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Lendzinski at 215-917-7774 or

ANNUAL NATIVITY ADVENT CALENDAR, GREETING CARDS,  AND “KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS” CAR MAGNET SALE – Plan now to “Keep Christ in Christmas” in your family’s home this holiday season by supporting the Knights of Columbus Council #9715 Annual Nativity Advent Calendars and Christmas Cards Sale.  Both will be sold in the Church Narthex after Weekend Masses beginning on November 11th until supplies run out.  Calendar choices are with chocolate, with stickers or with a mailing envelope and are each $7. Cards will be sold in Boxes of 15 for $10.

Also available are “Keep Christ in Christmas” Silhouette Nativity Car Magnets for $5 and Advent Ring/Wreath with Candles and 11” Advent Calendars, each for $10. Proceeds earned from this fundraiser will benefit the school children of our Sister Parish, Visitation of the B.V.M. in the Kensington Section of Philadelphia.

Please contact Tim Lescoe for Pre-Orders at 215-361-9693 or


Once again the Knights of Columbus will sell a smaller home version of the silhouette style Holy Family Lawn Nativity Set

•                   Each set includes the Creche topped with the Christmas Star, and silhouette images of Jesus, Mary, Joseph and two Sheep

•                   Assembled dimensions measure 46.5″ Wide x 50″ Tall x 23″ Deep

•                   Entire set breaks down to store in compact box or area 45″ x 30″ x 2″

•                   Marine grade plastic designed for marine environment – cannot rot or delaminate

•                   Staking kit (included) allows set to stand up to any inclement weather

•                   Simple Slide Together Assembly Takes Less than 5 Minutes


The Optional Extension Set of 7 Add-On Pieces (9 Figures) for the Holy Family Lawn Nativity Set will also be available this year for $330.

Included are the following:

·       Upright Angel (Pair) 27.75″ Tall x 23″ Wide (each)

·       Front Two Wise Men 28.5″ Tall x 27.4″ Wide

·       Third Wise Men 28.75″ Tall x 16.5″ Wide

·       Shepherd With Sheep 27.75″ Tall x 33.25″ Wide

·       Calf 20.50″ Tall x 28.875″ Wide

·       Donkey 15″ Tall x 25″ Wide

·       Camel 22″ Tall x 41″ Wide

Please contact Tim Lescoe for Pre-Orders for all Nativity Lawn Sets and Extension Figures at 215-361-9693 or