Welcome to our Parish

Click HERE for the complete OLA 2017 Lenten Schedule.

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The Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes before
each Mass this weekend.

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Almsgiving During Lent: Water Jugs

During Lent, we collect for the Diocese of St. Thomas to assist with their water supply needs.  As a Parish, we have generously collected for several years.  Please pick up a purple cup & return each week to empty it into the jugs when you come to Mass.

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Show your love for our Blessed Mother!

Join the OLA Sodality for our weekly devotions to the

Rosary & Miraculous Medal Novena

Every Saturday morning in Church after the 9:00 AM Mass

Come join us to honor Our Lady!

Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Our Lady of the Assumption

www.olastrafford.org/sodality

 Please contact Tony Coyer at (610) 688-2252 for additional information.

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OLA Ushers Ministry Meeting

Monday, 4/10/2017 @ 7 PM in the Sacred Heart Chapel.  

All Ushers are urged to attend.  Also, anyone who is interested in helping as an Usher at Mass is also invited & welcome to attend!

This ministry is in need of your help and participation.
Please give consideration to it.

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The OLA Choir is in need of new members. We invite you to join our talented parishioners who form our parish choir and ask you to consider sharing your “gifts” with our parish community. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings in the Church from 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM. We are looking for all voices: Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass, but most especially tenors and basses. If interested, please see Rick West in the choir loft after any Mass for more information.

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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:

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Question of the week

 

How can I kindle Jesus’ light in my daily life?
Who now “outside” should I go searching
for to bring “home” as this Lent unfolds?

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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.