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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.

Sincerely yours,


Rev. Msgr. Michael McCulken
Pastor

 

Our Parish

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.

Parish Facts:

  • Our school has 498 students in kindergarten through 8th grades.
  • Our Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) has more than 1000 students.
  • There are 4000 registered families with 12,000 registered individuals.
  • We celebrate 300 baptisms and 40 marriages each year.
Clergy Ext.
Rev. Msgr. Michael T. McCulken Pastor
12
Rev. Christopher Moriconi Parochial Vicar
14
Deacon Joseph DeRosa Permanent Deacon
Deacon Jack Hasson Permanent Deacon  
Deacon James Burns Permanent Deacon - Retired  
Rectory Staff
Ext.
Linda Coyne Business Manager
11
Susan Gordon Stewardship Coordinator
16
Jean Phillips Administrative Assistant
10
Christine Keirsey Accountant
17
Matt Kirsch Facilities Manager
15
Louise Quinn Secretary
25
School Staff
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School Secretary 610-489-9434
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School Closings
1
PREP Office
2
School Nurse
3
School Kitchen
4
CARES
5
School Counselor
6

 

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.

 

 

Safe Environment


Creating a Network of Prevention & Protection Safe Environment requirements for all Parish employees and all volunteers working with children at St. Eleanor Parish as mandated by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Child & Youth Protection Office.

1. Pennsylvania Criminal History Police Check:

  • This is required for all volunteers working with children in any capacity. St. Eleanor will pay for this clearance for first time volunteers. Please contact the parish office for the request form.
  • Otherwise, this clearance can be obtained online immediately by going to the website https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
  • This clearance must be renewed every 5 years at your own expense

2. ChildLine Abuse History Check:

  • This is required for all volunteers working with children in any capacity.
  • To obtain the clearance online, go to  https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS

    Creating an account and submitting your clearance application online will give you immediate access to your results or the status of your results if your results cannot be processed   immediately.

  • To obtain the clearance request form that can be mailed to Harrisburg, go to:: http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/form/s_001762.pdf, otherwise, please contact the rectory, or stop by for a form to be mailed
  • You are required to pay for this yourself with a money order. This clearance is only good for 5 years.

3. Federal Fingerprint Check:

  • This is required for those who do not live in Pennsylvania, or have lived outside of Pennsylvania during the past two years. If this applies to you, please apply online. Go to: https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm

4. Virtus Training (Protecting Godís Children/Safe Environment)

  • This is a one-time class required for all volunteers who have regular contact with children. To register for this class, go to http://virtus.org and click on registration. Choose an available session in your area.
  • It is your responsibility to turn in the white copy of your signed attendance sheet to St. Eleanor Rectory.

5. Communication Technology Addendum Training

  • This material is now included with the Virtus Training Protecting God’s Children/Safe Environment (#4 above).
  • This addendum is only required if you have taken the Virtus Training before July 1, 2011. The review material is now posted on the Office for Child and Youth Protection website: http://www.childyouthprotection.org. Click on the "Staff and Volunteers" tab at the top of the webpage, then "Required Training" on the drop down menu. Scroll to the bottom of this page and follow the instructions. Please be sure to turn in a signed copy of the confirmation page.

6. Mandated Reporter Training

  • This training is required for all clergy, as well as staff and volunteers who come into regular contact with children. To access the training, please visit www.childyouthprotection.org and click on “training institute.” Please direct all questions to OCYPTraining@adphila.org or 215-587-2466.
  • Anyone who completed Mandated Reporter training prior to December 1, 2014 must read the attached brochure and then sign the acknowledgement form. The signed form must then be returned to the rectory immediately.
  • Click here for Mandated Reporter Frequently asked Questions.

 

Parish at a Glance
Contact a Priest
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Funeral Arrangements
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Communion of the Sick
Click here for Instructions on how to obtain communion for a sick parishioner

Sundays: 
7:30 9:00 10:30, 12 Noon, 7PM
Daily:
6:30 and 9 AM 
Saturday:
9AM and 5:15PM

Mass Times

Saturdays
8:00 to 9AM and 4 to 5:00PM
By Appointment
please call 610-489-1647 x 10

2012
  • Mary, the Mother of God
    January 1 (Sunday)
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
    August 15 (Wednesday).
  • All Saints.
    November 1 (Thursday).
  • Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
    December 8 (Saturday).
  • Nativity of the Lord (Christmas), December 25 (Tuesday).

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St. Eleanor Parish · 647 Locust Street · Collegeville, PA · 19426 · 610-489-1647
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