• LiveStream Mass Monday through Friday 9am

  • LiveStream Mass Sunday 10am

  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and evening prayers

  • Monday through Friday at 6pm. Please join us.

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I would like to thank you for remembering your Sunday contributions and tithes.  If you are able you can put your envelopes through the mail slot of the rectory or donations can be made by credit card or PayPal.  When you make your donation it will say it has gone to the school campaign.  It is the account we are using during this emergency situation.  We will be updating.  All donations will go to the parish. Check the button that says "Share your mailing address with St. Athanasius School Campaign" so we can acknowledge your donation. Thank you and God Bless you for remembering the parish


We are in the middle of the “Decade of the Holy Spirit,” the ten days between Ascension and Pentecost.  This is an ideal time to devote ourselves more to prayer, especially prayer to the Holy Spirit, perhaps by taking up one of the many novenas or



Message and Call to Action from the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference

Governor Wolf and the PA Department of Education are looking to take most of the funding that Congress wants distributed equitably in COVID-19 relief to ALL schools in PA and across the country.

Pennsylvania received $471 million in funding from Washington. But PCC Education Director Sean McAleer says “the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) created its own set of rules to distribute that money that blatantly ignores federal guidance. The end result significantly lowers the amounts to be given to Catholic and nonpublic school students.”

McAleer broke down the disparity this way: “the Wolf Administration is calling for roughly $19 million to go to Catholic and nonpublic schools students, while Washington is calling for $66 million. The Wolf administration is misappropriating some $47 million in federal funds and harming families who have chosen to send their children to Catholic and nonpublic schools.”

"Catholic and nonpublic school students matter," said McAleer. "We are asking Mr. Wolf And Education Secretary Pedro Rivera to please follow the federal guidelines! In a time when thousands of Pennsylvania’s children and families are suffering and struggling to make ends meet, the administration has chosen to cause further harm by refusing to allocate money as directed by the federal government.”

Please urge Governor Wolf and Secretary of Education Mr. Pedro Riverato not to divert Federal CARES Act Money from Catholic and nonpublic schools. Click the link below to log in and send your message: https://www.votervoice.net/BroadcastLinks/R_EYF60cmCElHGvzjZPvOA

Contact information for Governor Wolf can be found at


You can find contact information for your local state representative and senator by visiting




Pope Francis encourages faithful throughout the world to pray the rosary each day during the month of May for the same intentions. The month of May is devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Pope Francis has provided two prayers that can be recited at the end of the rosary.

Here is an inspiring article for all who miss Mass and receiving Holy Communion   https://tojesussincerely.com/2020/03/16/i-cried-when-mass-was-cancelled/


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,                                             

         Christ is Risen!  He has truly Risen!  For the Church, Easter is not one day but one week and then we enter what we call the Easter Season.  I know that days are moving into weeks and into a month, and sometimes it's even hard to figure out what day it is.  But we must not be discouraged and be focused.  Our Lord has won the battle! Let us keep our eyes fixed on Him.  We rise with Him.  Let's keep the faith.  Hopefully, we are all keeping Sunday Holy and attending Mass.  We should also take MORE time for prayer in these changing times.  Please tune in.

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Sunday  Mass live-streamed at 10 am.

Daily Mass 9 am and Benediction at 6 pm, Monday through Friday

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Tuesday 9:30 am until 6 pm, Church will be open for private prayer.  Please be mindful of social distancing and wear a mask.  Adoration will also be live-streamed.


St Athanasius Parish is inviting you to attend Bible Study facilitated by Deacon James Mahoney using Zoom.  Zoom allows you to participate using your computer or your telephone phone either a cell phone or landline.  

Topic: Bible Study          Day: Every Wednesday          Time: 7:00 PM (1 hour)

COMPUTER and Smartphone          Join Zoom Meeting (click on the link below)


Meeting ID: 817 8931 3825            Password: 121526

TELEPHONE    Join Zoom Meeting (dial the number below & type in Meeting ID and Password

when prompted) +1 301 715 8592 US    Meeting ID: 817 8931 3825           Password: 121526


Confessions, Tuesday 11 am until 1 pm, in the Sacristy of the Church.  Please be mindful of social distancing and wear a mask.


St. Raymond has 12 Noon prayer over the phone, Please call  1-877-309-2073,  Enter access code 319 414 445.    We will pray the Angelus, Psalm 91, have some intercessory prayer.

Catholic Call to Prayer  Monday through Friday. 6:30 AM Dial 1-857-232-0158 dial   336656   to listen to a 5 minute reading of Scripture, reflection and prayer


Stations of the Cross, http://www.stathanasiuschurch.us/images/animation/StationsOfTheCrossF.mp4





 Magnificat, daily prayers, the daily Mass readings and reflection  https://us.magnificat.net/free


God Bless you all.    Fr. Joseph Okonski. Fr. Anayo Nna, Deacon James Mahoney, Deacon Fred Poellnitz. Deacon Stephen Hopkins



The Act of Contrition,

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin.

A Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.—St. Alphonsus Liguori

(There are more prayers on the Home page, just scroll down.)




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