November 19, 2017
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Appeal Weekend

This weekend, November 17 & 18, we will welcome Mr. Anthony Gentile, a First College Seminarian who will share with us his personal experience at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary at every Mass.  In the pew, please find extra envelopes for your convenience to submit a contribution DIRECTLY to St. Charles Seminary. God bless you for your prayers and financial support of our Seminary.

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The OLA Giving Trees have been set up!  Once again, we are collecting for the families of St Patrick’s (in Norristown) CCD Program.

Gift tags on the trees will include Gift Cards to:
Giant, Aldi Grocery, Shop Rite, Target & CVS
& warm weather clothing like:
Sweats, coats, polar fleece, hoodies, hats/gloves/
scarves & work boots for kids thru adults,
all sizes welcome.

Please take a tag or two off the Giving Tree. Gifts with the tags attached may be placed in bins in the Giving Room by Dec. 10th! PLEASE DO NOT WRAP THE GIFTS !!! The items are laid out for the family head(s) to Christmas Shop. You can donate wrapping materials separately. Gifts will be delivered to St. Patrick’s on Mon., Dec. 11th.

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Question of the week

 

How am I investing those talents entrusted to me by the Master?

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CHESTER COUNTY BABIES

In need of formula, baby food, bottles, diapers & wipes
for its smallest clients.

Please drop off in the Parish Giving Room.

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 OLA Poor Boxes

Outreach is an integral part of the Catholic community. The money collected from our Poor Boxes, which are located in the Candle Room and in the Vestibule, is used for our Outreach Ministry.

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In an effort to address the social needs of our Parish, the OLA Pastoral Council is providing the following information, which may be of help to those in need.  Listed are the programs and the local organizations or churches that provide services:

 

Catholic Human Services – Archdiocese of Philadelphia – 215-587-3903

  • Project Rachel Ministry – Post Abortion Healing
  • Domestic Abuse Support – Support for those in abusive relationships
  • Catholic Human Services

Stephen Ministry – A one-to-one lay caring ministry that provides high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting, going through a crisis, grieving or just having challenges coping with life’s daily stress:

Gethsemani Ministry – A Catholic faith-based approach to reduce the stigma association with addictions while raising awareness and providing a Catholic faith-based approach to recovery, healing and support to those in need:

  • St Norbert’s Parish, Paoli – 610-644-1655, Ext. 131
  • Norbert’s 12-Step Program – 610-640-0848
  • St Norbert Church

Christ’s Healing Hands Ministry – A ministry for those affected by addiction:

Augustine’s Brothers – A Catholic-centered men’s support and accountability group for men who struggle with pornography, offering help with maintaining chastity and purity:

Trinity Senior Transitions – Educational programs about legal, real estate, financial and funeral planning for seniors and their family members/caregivers: