We are a Catholic Parish located in Wayne, Pennsylvania, less than one mile from Valley Forge National Park. If you are planning a trip and looking for a convenient place to attend Mass, we welcome you. If you are thinking about moving to the Valley Forge area, we invite you to inquire about the possibility of making Saint Isaac Jogues your parish home. We have many organizations and activities for everyone to find something of interest.
Our Mission Statement
We, the faithful of Saint Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, in communion with our Holy Father, shepherd of the universal Church, and our Archbishop, shepherd of the Church in Philadelphia, proclaim to everyone the Good News that Jesus Christ is the Light of the world, who offers to all who follow him the light of life. Baptized into Christ Jesus and confirmed by the gift of the Holy Spirit, we desire to share this Light with all by proclaiming the Gospel of forgiveness and reconciliation to every person.
We are one in our Church’s teachings and in the variety of the gifts, services and ministries that we employ to help build up the Kingdom of God. We therefore commit ourselves to:
- Worship God in spirit and truth through “prayer without ceasing,” and particularly through the celebration of the Eucharist and the other sacraments of the Church;
- Create and nourish Christian community in the domestic church of the family, in the life of every parish, and in society as a whole;
- Proclaim in word and deed the Good News of Jesus Christ to all persons, inviting each of our sisters and brothers in the human community to share our faith and our mission;
- Teach the saving message of Christ so that all believers may come to deeper understanding, conversion and personal witness to Christ;
- Serve all our sisters and brothers, particularly the poor and needy, by generous acts of charity and by working together with all people of good will for justice and peace.
Did you know?St. Issac Jogues was born on January 10, 1607, in Orléans, France, into a bourgeois family, where he was the fifth of nine children. He was educated at home until the age of ten, at which point he began attending Jesuit schools. In 1624, at the age of seventeen, he entered the Jesuit novitiate at Rouen in Northern France. Click here for more information.
We pray to Father, Son and Holy Spirit, through the intercession of Mary, the Immaculate Conception, to whose care the Archdiocese is consecrated, through Saints Peter and Paul, the Archdiocesan patrons, and St. Isaac Jogues, the patron of our parish. May the Lord of Light guide us in our earthly journey and to our heavenly home.