1:30 PM13:30

Come Back Home "Welcome Mass"

Welcome back to Swampoodle and see the parish of your Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and maybe even a wedding.  On May 20th, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, who teach and run the school, the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, who minister to the parish and community along with the members of the parish, would like to invite you to join them in prayer at Mass.  After Mass coffee and tea will be served, in the hall and we will be able to take a tour of the school and auditorium.  St. Martin DePorres Church is handicapped accessible and there is parking in the school lot.  St. Columba Church was founded in 1895 and constructed in 1904 for a largely Irish Catholic congregation, and it features Celtic Crosses and statues of St. Brigid, St. Columba, and St. Patrick.  In Many cases, Swampoodle and Saint Columba were a starting point of many immigrants as they found a new home, a new country and a new parish.  The Mass will also be streamed live on Facebook if you can't make it.  Please contact Eileen Barrilli if you would like to attend 215-205-3221 or .

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4:00 PM16:00

Mayo Day & Spring Social

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We will start at the Irish Memorial for a commemorative service, honoring our ancestors with a wreath and flowers.  

6:00 PM at the Irish Center We will plant a tree, in keeping with our 2017 Ball theme "Tree of Life".  

6:30 There will be a dinner available; chicken, beef, vegetable, potatoes, salad and rolls.  Cost will be $25 that will include dinner and a drink ticket.  Music by John Shields and I am asking for donations for the dessert table.  Please RSVP to Lisa Maloney for a proper head count for the dinner.    

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3:00 PM15:00

SPDOA Phildelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade Fundraiser

SPDOA Philadelphia Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser.

Live Irish Music by Galway Guild, Round Tower Band and Irish Dancing by the McDade Cara School of Irish Dance.

Come out and meet the 2018 Grand Marshal: Sister Mary Scullion RSM, Ring of Honor & Fox 29 Celebrities.

2nd Annual Scone contest!

Tickets are $25 per person Children under 10 are $10. Make checks payable: SPDOA

Includes: food & entertainment.  Cash Bar. We will be chancing off fabulous baskets!  Tickets or questions, please contact Karen Boyce McCollum 610-389-4246, Kathy Madigan 610-513- 7808, Michael Bradley 610-308-8994.

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7:00 PM19:00

Dancing Like a Star

Our own Lisa Maloney and her dance partner, John Cook, will be competing in the annual Dancing Like a Star fundraiser! 

Sean will have tickets available at our January monthly meeting - please wear silver that night to show support for Lisa and John!

Tickets are $45 and include dinner and entertainment - cash bar will be available. Tickets and online voting can be found at Proceeds go the the Delco Gaels Youth Gaelic Club.


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2:00 PM14:00

Monthly Meeting

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Agenda includes photos of Officers and Board photo, St. Patrick's Day parade planning, and the first annual Wagon of Cheer fundraiser!

Please remember to send your annual dues ($30)! Checks must be made out to The Mayo Association and can be sent to the address below.

Mayo Association attn: Patricia Sweeney-Brown

6815 Emlen Street

Philadelphia, PA 19119

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2:00 PM14:00

Christmas Mass

The annual Mayo Association Christmas mass.  This mass is prepared by Sister James Anne, and we have a beautiful remembrance of our Mayo members and loved ones that have passed at the end of the mass.  Sister will need volunteers for readings and offertory gifts. 

Joe Boyle has asked for the pictures of members that have passed away since last years Christmas mass or if you would want to update any photo that was shown in the past.  Please send your pictures to Joe Boyle no later than December 10th. You can send it via email 

Dinner will be served after mass and it will be catered by, Geraldine Trainor, at $20.00 per person and children 12 and under are $5.00.
Menu for Dinner
Salad and Rolls, Roast Stuffed Pork, Roasted Seasonal Vegetables, Fingerling Potatoes, Turnips, Chicken Curry and Rice with Tea and Coffee. 
Children's Menu
Chicken Fingers and French Fries

Dessert donations are welcome! 

Santa and Mrs. Clause will be coming in from the North Pole to visit with the children. Please bring a small gift, with your child's name on it, so that Santa can give it to them.

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