Archbishop Nelson J. Perez will be at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Ambler on Sunday, October 11th at 11 a.m. to celebrate the parish’s 100th Anniversary Mass.
The parish has been celebrating its centennial throughout 2020 and will culminate with this Mass. In addition to the Archbishop, who is making his first visit to St. Joseph Church, the mass will be concelebrated by six priests, including St. Joseph’s longest-tenured and current pastor, Father Eugene M. Tully.
First communicants, who will receive their sacrament the evening prior, will be in attendance in their communion outfits. Also in attendance will be centenarian, Mary Marincola, who was baptized in the parish and who has been a parishioner all her life. There will be a special presentation for Marincola at the end of the mass. The mass will also honor the parish’s heritage with parts of the service in Spanish and Italian in recognition of St. Joseph’s annual celebrations of both St. Francis di Paola and Our Lady of Guadalupe.