October 22, 2017
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A Message From Father Carey

My Dear Parishioners,

In coordination with the Parish Annual Appeal, a detailed report on the various Capital Projects that must be addressed in the coming year and the years ahead can be found HERE on the OLA Website.  The Archdiocese of Philadelphia recently conducted a survey of our buildings and grounds and provided us with a suggested ten year plan to address various concerns.  The report is well done and provides comments and pictures to help explain the nature and scope of these projects.  I encourage all parishioners to take a look at it.   

Love and Prayers,

Fr. Carey 



    Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Spiritual Motherhood

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With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our model, we seek to provide each priest with a Spiritual Mother, who will commit to anonymously adopt him and pray for him and his vocation as long as she lives.

The Philadelphia Commitment Form can be found at on the Archdiocesan Home Page: http://archphila.org/home.php or http://stmariagoretti.net/spiritual-motherhood/

If you have any questions after visiting the web page please contact:

Rosemary Doyle at rdoylerd@comcast.net ~ 215-368-5875
Maria Richardson at marichar@comcast.net ~ 267-664-2878


Click on the Basilica image above to access the Registration Form


Question of the week


How am I already exercising faithful, responsible citizenship? Is it time for me to join or initiate a concrete outreach to identify and address specific needs in my community?


 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.


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: