Memorial Mass for Joe Cella

President John McNesby would like to announce that on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 3PM, a Memorial Mass will be held in the Heroes Ballroom for Joe Cella on the occasion of the one year anniversary of his death. The Mass will be concelebrated by Fathers Steve Wetzel, OSFS and Jack Kolodziej, OSFS.

Dress is Casual. Dinner will follow at 4PM.

If you will attend please let FOP Recording Secretary Bob Ballentine know so that a proper count can be kept.

Please call no later than Noon on Friday, July 18, 2014.

Auxiliary Family Picnic 9/21/14…FREE for Police Families

The FOP 5 Auxiliary will host its’ Family Picnic on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 2-7 pm at Mason’s Mill Park. This picnic is FREE for any police families that wish to attend.

We just ask that you RSVP so we can make sure to have enough food for everyone.

Please see the flyer below for more info. Contact Amy Badey (267-625-5725 or or Marcy Hodson (215-779-6873 or to RSVP by September 13!

Auxiliary family picnic flyer 2014 pdf


Police Boat Team Coach Bingo

Join us in a night of fun for a good cause! Sponsored by the Philadelphia Police Boat Team. All proceeds will go towards the replacement of the boat that capsized in September, 2013.

$30 per person includes admission, bingo cards, and supplies. Winner of each round will receive a new, genuine Coach handbag or purse!

Friday, June 27, 2014
FINNIGAN’S WAKE, 537 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Doors open at 6:30 PM, bingo starts at 7:00 PM

For more info contact;

Donna Saggio, 215-817-9631
Cate Fan, 267-974-8905
Stacey Zieminski, 215-908-8822
Suzanne Tracy, 215-805-6126

view flyer here

Family Spaghetti Dinner

Join us for our Family Spaghetti Dinner, June 22, 2014

Come out and enjoy a night of food, fun, and games at our Spaghetti Dinner. Bring the family, and have a great time! We’ll have games for the kids, and a Photo Booth for everybody.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 4 PM – 8 PM
FOP Lodge #5, 11630 Caroline Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154

  • $20/Adults
  • $10/Children 4 and over
  • Children under 4 FREE

For more info contact;
Donna Saggio, 215-817-9631 or

Reserve your seats online

Exactly where he’s supposed to be

If you’d driven past the headquarters of the Fraternal Order of Police last Wednesday, youd have been treated to an odd sight:

The Rev. Steve Wetzel dispensing ashes outdoors to Catholics observing the first day of Lent. About 100 people had received their smudges indoors. But a disabled officer wasnt able to make it inside. So Wetzel met him in the parking lot. And when others pulled up, he accommodated them outdoors, too.

"Why not do drive-by?" asks Wetzel, who braved Wednesdays chill to dab the foreheads of the devout. "It was fun."

For some FOP members, it was their first time meeting Wetzel, whose new gig – head of the Sts. Michael and Florian Chaplain Program named for the patron saints of police and firefighters – kicked off in January. Hopefully, word-of-mouth will bring them back for his counsel. Because cops whove known him for years say Wetzel knows how cops think, what theyre up against, how their loved ones are affected by the job and the stresses they live with every day.

via Exactly where hes supposed to be.