• 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 it.  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.





Designer Bag Chance Extravaganza

11 Chances to win a Designer Handbag

$20.00 gets you a chance to win one of 11 designer handbags listed below.         

  1. Rebecca Minkoff/Red
  2. Dooney & Burke/Taupe
  3. Coach/Purple
  4. Vince Camuto/Brown
  5. Frye/Brown Suede
  6. In-Zu/Black
  7. DKNY/Burgundy
  8. Coach/Tan
  9. Michael Kors/Black & Yellow
  10. Randall Loeffler /Black
  11. Kate Spade Show Stopper/White + Silk Scarf + 5b/Kate Spade Watch


The drawing will be live-streamed on our Saint Athanasius Philadelphia, YouTube channel on Saturday, October 31st at 3 pm. You also may view it later.  If your name is pulled as a winner, the ticket is not placed back in the bin. Proceeds go to support Saint Athanasius Parish and School.   For tickets and info please call the rectory, 215-548-2700 or the school at 215-424-5045







COVID Testing Available in our school parking lot (7940 Willians Avenue)          through Jefferson University on Thursday (11 am to 7 pm) and    Saturday (8 am to 4 pm). Please pre-register by calling 1-833-533-3463      (you must have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID).  



SSJ Annual Chance Drive to benefit Saint Joseph Villa. Please help us make this year's Chance Drive especially successful by getting your tickets online!

Turn $5 into $10,000! - 6 Ways to win!

Grand Prize - $10,00 also 5 prizes of $500 each!

Donation--$5.00 each or $20.00 for a book of 5 chances!

Visit our Chance Drive page at: https://ssjphila.networkforgood.com/events/21048-chance-drive-2020

The virtual drawing will take place on December 6th at 1:00 P.M. and we will be announcing the winner on our social media platforms.

If you do not wish to use the online option you may send your donation for chances directly to Sister Mary Corbett at the Villa.  Sister will fill out your chances for you.  Just send your donation to her at:

Sister Mary Corbett

#737, St. Joseph Villa

110 W. Wissahickon Avenue

Flourtown, PA 19031

For additional information, contact Sister at 215-301-1492.  Thank you in advance for your continued support.  We are most grateful to you.  You are often in our thoughts and prayers.

Sister Joan, Sister Arlene, Sr. Anne, Sr. Mary Williams =, Sr. Mary Corbett




Dear Parishioners and Friends of St Athanasius Church and School. 

As we come to the realization that Covid 19 is not going away any time soon, short of a miracle, which we should pray for, we continue to work to provide the Ministry of the Church to her people.  I am grateful to Fr. Anayo and Deacon Mahoney for their continued assistance in our on line services and Liturgies. We are back to a regular Mass schedule, 4 pm Saturday, 10 am Sunday at St. Benedict and 10 am at St. A’s.  Because of the low numbers attending and the cost of running the air conditioners all day, we will temporarily suspend the celebration of the 6 pm Sunday evening Mass until further notice.  Daily Mass is at 9 am, Monday through Friday, and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is every Tuesday following the 9 am Mass until the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction at 6 pm.  All of the aforementioned are open to the public, with social distancing and mask wearing.   Weekday Mass, Adoration, and the 10 am Sunday are all live streamed on the website and also our YouTube channel, Saint Athanasius Philadelphia.  No one is under any obligation to attend Mass, but it  is available if you would like to attend.  We also have Benediction and Litany, Monday through Friday at 6 pm, live streamed only.  The Churches are cleaned after Mass.

           Looking ahead to help stem the spread of germs, we have begun the process of making all of our bathrooms, both in Church, school and in the halls, touch less, (automatic). We are also putting hand washing sinks in the gym and school office, so the children can wash their hands before eating. I am very grateful to the Saint Athanasius Women’s Club, The Ladies Auxiliary of St. Peter Claver, Court 342, The Knights of Peter Claver, Bishop Bevard Council, The Ladies Auxiliary of St Peter Claver, Court 368, and the Knights of Peter Claver Council 368, for their contributions toward this project. May God bless their kindness.

Miss Andrea our principal has been working closely with the Archdiocesan Schools Office to prepare for both in class and distance learning.  We are monitoring the situation day by day.  In order to provide an equitable learning situation for our children in a distance learning situation, we wanted each of our children to have their own Chrome book.  Our goal for distance learning would be, if possible, for the teacher to live stream their classes.  So ideally our children would be sitting with their Chrome book at home, starting their day at 8:15 following a school schedule as best we can.  We already had 100 Chrome books, but were in need of 200 more.  God has blessed our School community through the Mission and Ministry Impact, a program of the Daughters of Charity Ministries, and a private donor who has been very kind to our school in the past, both donors combined donated $50,000., in order to purchase the additional 200 Chrome books.  The technology needed for both Church and School has greatly increased.  Our expenses have been solely for the hardware and software as our Computer Teacher/IT specialist, Joseph Faye has kept us on point.  We have been blessed. 

I have chosen not to have a special collection, or add an extra envelope each month, as I know many are struggling but if you are able and would like to contribute to any of these many ongoing projects, it would be greatly appreciated by so many.  God Bless you and your loved ones.  Let us pray for each other.                                                                                                                                                   Fr. Joseph Okonski


Returning to Mass

St. Athanasius and St. Benedict Church are open for public worship. We will maintain our regular weekend Mass schedule, Saturday at 4, Sunday, 10 at St. Benedict, 10 at St. Athanasius, and 6 pm.  Archbishop Perez has dispensed everyone from attending Mass, so no one is obligated to attend.  If you choose to come, you will see the Church doors propped open, and every third pew open for seating.  You are asked to wear your mask throughout Mass and to stay in your pew at Communion time.  Please do not congregate before or after Mass.  If you feel uncomfortable, fearful, or not well, please stay home and be safe.  We will continue to live stream Mass.  There are a series of Welcome back videos which are available on our website or YouTube.  Let us pray for each other, our city, and the country.  God Bless you.



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/


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: 868 3900 8916       Password: 547692
TELEPHONE    Join Zoom Meeting (dial the number below & type in Meeting ID and Password

when prompted) +1 301 715 8592 US    Meeting ID: 868 3900 8916     Password: 547692




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


 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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