Welcome to our Parish
December 8, 2016
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
(Holy Day of Obligation)
Wednesday, December 7th: 7:00 pm Vigil
December 8th: 6:30 am, 8:00 am, 12:05 pm
Advent Evening of Reflection
With Father Carbonaro
Tuesday December 13, 2016 at 7 PM
in the Sacred Heart Chapel.
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:
- St. Helena Church, Blue Bell
- St Helena Church
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:
- St Joseph Parish, Downingtown
- St Joseph Church
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:
- Steve Lybrand – 610-587-2814
- Trinity Senior Transitions
LOLA ANNUAL SEVEN FISHES DINNER
Mark your calendars for the La Vigilia, 7 Fishes Dinner on December 10th. Doors open at 6 PM immediately after the 5 PM Vigil Mass.
Please complete a reservation
form which can be found in the vestibule of the church
or at Seven Fishes Dinner.
Submit your form and payment to either the Parish Office or in the collection basket. Come enjoy this Italian family favorite time honored tradition.
“Brothers & Sisters: Let us give thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in light”.
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. 11th! 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, if you wish. Gifts will be delivered to St. Patrick’s on Monday, December 12th.
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