Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Parish Office?

The Parish Office is located at 205 Lafayette Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. (Directions) It is the yellow house behind the Church.

What is/Where is the Buffington House?

The Buffington House is located at 227 Lafayette Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. (Directions) It is owned by the parish and is used for Reach More small groups, Bible Study, parish meetings, and more. The house is named after long-time and faithful parishioners Bill and Mary Buffington whose generosity to the parish and neighborhood is well attested to.

How do I register in the Parish?

Click here to view the registration form. One can also register for the parish at the Parish Office or on the first Sunday of each month at Coffee and Donuts.

Can I make a donation to the parish online?

Yes, donations can be made online through Parish Giving. Parish Giving is a safe, secure and easy way to make on-line parish donations and payments. You can learn more by clicking here.

How do I arrange for a funeral?

Most of the arrangements for a funeral are made through the funeral home. The funeral home will contact the Church for the date and time. The family then makes arrangements with the Church regarding the funeral liturgy. A priest and/or member of the Parish Office will assist the family in planning the liturgy.

How do I get my child baptized?

Baptisms take place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Parents are asked to register in the parish and new parents are to attend a Pre-Jordan Class. Click here for more information about Baptism.

How do I get a letter of eligibility to be a godparent for Baptism or a sponsor for Confirmation?

A letter of eligibility is issued by the current parish of the sponsor. It states that the sponsor meets the requirements to be a sponsor. Contact the Parish Office for more information.

What are the requirements to be a godparent for Baptism or a sponsor for Confirmation?

A Catholic Godparent or Sponsor must be a practicing Catholic; have received the three Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist); be at least 16 years old; and if married, the marriage must have been approved by the Church. Parents may not be Godparents or Sponsors of their own children.

How do I obtain a Mass Card/intention?

To view our Mass Intention Guidelines and/or to obtain Mass Intention Request Form, click here. You may also contact the Parish Office for questions. The stipend for an announced Mass is $10. The stipend for an unannounced Mass is $5.

How do I purchase a lot in the cemetery?

Please contact the Parish Office for this detailed information.

What Saints are depicted in the Church Windows?

St. Joseph Side: Child Jesus, St. Joseph, St. Agnes, St. John, St. Luke
Blessed Mother Side: Blessed Mother, St. Patrick, St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Matthew, St. Mark

What is a Sanctuary Candle?

A Sanctuary Candle is a candle found near to the tabernacle in every Catholic Church. Sometimes the candle is in an ornate decorative stand or hanging above the Church Sanctuary. This candle is kept burning throughout day and night to indicate and honor the presence of the Eucharist in the Tabernacle. Faithful know that the Eucharist is present in the tabernacle when they see the candle burning. If the Eucharist is removed from the tabernacle, i.e. Good Friday, the candle is extinguished to indicate that the Eucharist is not present.

Opportunities to donate a sanctuary candle to remember a loved one or particular intention are available throughout the year at the parish office. Candles burn usually for one week’s time and are available for a donation of $25.