OUR LADY OF PEACE
Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church, is located at 208 Milmont Ave., Milmont Park, PA 19033. OLP was founded in January 1922, and merged with Notre Dame de Lourdes in 2014. We have Masses at both Our Lady of Peace Church, and Notre Dame de Lourdes worship site at Fairview Rd. & Michigan Ave. in Swarthmore.
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE:
Mon-Tue & Wed: 8:30 AM (OLP Church)
Thursday: 8:30 AM (Notre Dame Church)
WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:
Saturday Vigil Mass:
4:30 PM (OLP Church)
7:30 & 11:30 AM (OLP Church)
10:00 AM (Notre Dame Church)
I need to share some news with you. I’ve been reassigned to St Matthew, Conshohocken – effective November 14th, 2022. It pains me to have to share this with you. I have grown to love being the pastor at OLP – that’s because of the good people who make up this great parish with two sites.
I must admit, when I first received this assignment more than four years ago, I didn’t know what to expect; and indeed, those first couple years presented many challenges as it was a struggle to figure out how best to serve all of you as a merged parish. In time I came to realize our parish is filled with good, decent, hardworking, people of faith who were doing their best to adjust to a new, merged reality.
What also helped me to make a go of things at OLP was parishioners stepping forward who were willing to use their credentials and expertise to help save the school and to stop the depletion of the parish’s resources. I know some of my decisions were not universally popular, but I want to assure you that they were always made with the assistance of other parishioners and for the overall good of the parish.
I was also blessed with the assistance of a wonderful parish business manager, principal of the school, deacons & staff. The future of OLP looks bright. Through all this I have come to really love being here. I thought I would be here for a much longer tenure, but I guess that’s not meant to be.
Welcome Fr. Mc Caffrey!
I know you’re going to really like Fr. Joseph McCaffrey. He’s a really good priest and a nice guy – and he’s a Delco native – he grew up and went to school at St Madeline’s before his family moved to Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Secane when he was a senior in high school. He’s also a St James grad. I think Fr McCaffrey’s going to fit right in. I believe the parish will be in good hands with Fr. McCaffrey as your pastor. I know you’ll do all that you can to make him feel welcome and at home in the parish.
Notre Dame de Lourdes School is a parish elementary school in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia accepting students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Eight. Along with our strong academic offerings adhering to the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, our curriculum emphasizes an understanding of how the brain learns and is reflected in our classroom practices. We utilize a Peaceful Conflict Resolution Program that emphasizes a mutual respect and understanding of one another’s likes and differences.
Service is vital to the identity of Notre Dame de Lourdes School. The families of Notre Dame de Lourdes support neighboring communities, physically challenged children, the homeless, orphans, and the elderly.
Our faculty and staff are committed individuals dedicated to teaching the spiritual, academic, and moral values of Catholic Education.