SS. Simon and Jude

Pastoral Planning Area: 230
Deanery: 3
Founded: 1961
Address: 8 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester, 19382
Phone: 610-696-3624
Pastor: Rev. Michael J. Gerlach
Other Parish Information:

Director of Religious Education: Sr. Barbara Jude Gentry, I.H.M.
Phone: 610-692-3118
Parish Business Manager: Ronald B. Avellino (

Meehan Center: 10 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester 19382
Phone: 610-235-4020

Mass Times: (March through Oct) Vigil 5 PM.; Sundays, 7:30, 9, 10:30 AM, Noon, 6 PM.; (Jan/Feb/Nov/Dec): Vigil 4 PM; Sundays, 7:30, 9, 11:00 AM, 12:30, 6 PM; Holydays: Vigil 7 PM; 6:45, 9 AM; 7 PM; Weekdays, 6:45, 9 AM
Confessions: Saturdays, 8-9 AM, 4-5 PM.
School Principal: Sr. Regina Elinich, I.H.M.
Report on School:

Report On The Parish School Previous 5 Years (PDF)

Accessibility Information:

Assistive Listening Device (ALD): Church is equipped with ALD for sound system. Ear phones or audio loops that enhance the sound are available for people who are hard of hearing.

Church: Accessible entrances, curb cuts, ramps and parking near accessible entrances for churches with parking lots. Sufficiently wide and level approach or gradually sloping ramp to door; doorway wider than 32 inches, with automatic door or one that is easily opened with minimum pressure or usher assistance; parking spaces large enough to accommodate vans with access aisle for discharge on either side of van; parking spaces designated with proper signage.

Church and Meeting Room: Church and meeting room are accessible with an accessible restroom.

Church Restroom: Facilities adapted for wheelchair users. Restroom has proper door size, enlarged stall, grab bars, clearance space, accessible fixtures and sink.

Confessional: Assistive listening device in the confessional that amplifies the sound for someone who is hard of hearing.

Parish Meeting Room/Hall: Accessible entrances, parking, curb cuts and ramps to accessible entrances and restroom facilities adapted for wheelchair users for at least one meeting room.


Paoli Pk. from Ellis Rd. to Boot Rd.; to Chester Rd.; to Boot Rd.; to Sugartown Rd.; to Providence Rd.; to Gradyville Rd.; to Slitting Mill Rd.; to Locksley Rd.; to Creek Rd.; to Tanguy Rd.; to Street Rd. (Rt. 926); to the Delaware County-Chester County line; to Dilworthtown Rd.; to Cheyneywoods Rd.; to Creek Rd.; to Westtown Rd.; to south Five Points Rd. (including Faustina Fairview at Greenview Drs.); to West Chester Pk.; to E. Strasburg Rd.; to Ellis Rd.; to Paoli Pk.

Report to Pastor:

Report To Pastor Previous 5 Years (PDF)
Report To Pastor Prior 5 Years (PDF)

Map and driving directions: