Dear New Parishioners,
Welcome to the Parish of St. Eleanor. You may be curious as to who Saint Eleanor is and why her name is unknown to you. You may already be familiar with St. Helena, the foundress of the True Cross on which Christ was crucified. St. Eleanor is simply another form of Helena; they are one and the same person. By the way, you will see a statue of St. Helena when you get to the narthex of the church.
There are so many ways to get involved with our parish. We have over fifty organizations with which your spiritual and social needs should be met. Whether you want to work on a project like building homes for the poor or meet other young mothers, there is something for everyone.
The parish has six masses on the weekend, including a Sunday evening service. We have music at every mass and a welcoming congregation of young families to greet you.
Our school of Religious education is one of the largest in the diocese. Please look at the quality of our Catholic school, with extensive additional technology, virtue-oriented education, our many CYO activities and programs for young and old.
I hope that you will want to join our parish and to be part of our dynamic Catholic community. Fr. Chris Moriconi and I look forward to meeting you.
Rev. Msgr. Michael McCulken
St Eleanor Parish is located in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, a small college town about 30 miles west of Philadelphia. We have grown rapidly in the last few years, building a new school and enlarging our church to keep up with the growing number of parishioners. Our Parish is a vibrant community offering spiritual growth and social opportunities as well as a tradition of service.
|Rev. Msgr. Michael T. McCulken||Pastor||
|Rev. Thomas J. Furey||Parochial Vicar||
|Rev. Christopher Moriconi||Parochial Vicar||
|Deacon Jack Hasson||Permanent Deacon|
|Deacon James Burns||Permanent Deacon - Retired|
|Linda Coyne||Business Manager||
|Susan Gordon||Stewardship Coordinator||
|Jean Phillips||Administrative Assistant||
|Matt Kirsch||Facilities Manager||
St. Eleanor Parish is providing Electronic Giving, or E-giving, as a simple, secure and convenient method for making contributions. The eGiving option is being used by churches throughout the country and works similar to online bill paying.
E-giving is when parishioners authorize their designated church contribution to be extracted from their bank account or credit card and deposited directly into St. Eleanor’s account. There is no fee for parishioners who choose this method and St. Eleanor receives contributions even when the members are on vacation or away. Regular monthly reports are sent to the parish for accurate donor records and all banks and all credit cards are accepted.
You can sign up for E-giving by clicking here. You will be directed to a secure web site where you will be asked to create an account and fill out a form. Once the completed form is submitted you will receive a welcome email.
As clergy, staff or volunteers of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, YOU are the first line of defence in the Archdiocese’s commitment to keep the children entrusted to our care safe from abuse.
The following guidelines are reflective of the 2015 changes to Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law and Archdiocesan Policy for the Protection of Children and Young People effective July 1, 2015.
Archdiocesan policy requires all Church personnel, including priests, religious, deacons, pastoral ministers, employees, school employees, parish employees, contract employees, to obtain clearances, as required by Pennsylvania law. This includes any individual 14 years of age or older applying for or in a paid position as an employee responsible for the welfare of a child or having direct contact with children, as well as all volunteers (unpaid) who may have any possible contact with or responsibility for children.
Archdiocesan compliance guidelines state that clearances should be submitted prior to the commencement of employment or volunteer service. There are certain circumstances under which provisional status might be approved.
The following clearances must be obtained by volunteers living in PA for less than 10 years:
The following clearances must be obtained by volunteers living in PA continuously for 10 years:
Obtaining Required Background Checks
If you would like, the parish will reimburse you for the FBI clearance and/or renewal. Please submit a copy of the invoice and reimbursement request to Linda Coyne at the Parish Business Office or email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clearance Renewal Requirements
All required clearances, including FBI, must be renewed every three years (36 months).
Volunteers who have been a resident of Pennsylvania for less than 10 years must renew their FBI Fingerprint clearance until they reach 10 years of residency in Pennsylvania. Once the volunteer meets the 10 year residency requirement, they must complete a Disclosure Statement Application for Volunteers which must be submitted every three years.
All clergy, as well as staff and volunteers of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia who have regular contact with children (at least one time per week) must complete the following training requirements.
Safe Environment Part I: Protecting God's Children, provides basic facts about child sexual abuse and adults’ roles in prevention. Attendance is expected within 90 days of hire. To register click here.
Mandated Reporter Online Component
Safe Environment Part II: Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse, provides an overview of Archdiocesan reporting procedures for suspected child abuse and Pennsylvania Child Welfare Laws. This training is mandatory for all new clergy, as well as staff and volunteers who began service after December, 2011 or did not take the training in person.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse, is available in English and Spanish. Click here to login to the Training Institute and begin the training.
Please note that if you began service before December, 2011, but did not attend the Mandated Reporter training, you are out of compliance and must complete the online training.
Review of the Technology Addendum
This training module is only pertinent to those staff and volunteers who attended the Safe Environment/Protecting God's Children Training before July 1, 2011. From this date forward the addendum has been included in the new Safe Environment Foundational Training.
Parish at a Glance
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please call 610-489-1647 x 10