Missionary Co-Op Plan – Appeal

Help support The Oblates of St. Francis de Sales who bring the Good News of Jesus & much needed material support to every corner of the world. Sponsored by the Pontifical Mission Societies, who help build up these Churches in 1,111 Dioceses, mostly where Christianity is new and until they are self-sufficient. Founded in France in 1876, the Oblates live to spread the uniquely accessible and optimistic spirituality of St. Francis de Sales by engaging in many ministries. Today Oblate priests, brothers & sisters staff missions in Ivory Coast Benin, South Africa, Namibia, Brazil, Uruguay, Haiti, Mexico, Ecuador & India. Please pray for the work of the Oblates & show your generous support next weekend, July 29th, when Fr. Ashish Augustine, OSFS will join us for the celebration of the Sunday Masses.



Remember a loved one in need of prayers or a departed member of your family with an OLA Mass Intention.

The donation cost is $15 per Mass Intention.

Click HERE  for more information on OLA Mass Intentions.


Become a Spiritual Mother


Adopt a Philadelphia Priest!

With the Blessed Mother 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. If interested, more information and the commitment form can be found at:


If you have any questions, please contact Maria Richardson at: marichar@comcast.net or, call 267-664-2878.


Upcoming Retreats & Events

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled – Finding Peace in a Stressful World – July 27th

Chester County Retreat – August 10th

Family Labor Day Retreat – August 31st

Married Couples Retreat – September 7th

To review the complete Malvern Retreat House Calendar of Retreats and Events, click HERE.

For more information or to register, please visit malvernretreat.com or call 610-644-0400.


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Parish Religious Education Program




PREP Registration Forms for all parish children entering Grade 1 in September and the youth of all new parish families are available on the parish website (www.olastrafford.org/prep) or on the racks near the elevator in the lobby of the Church.
PREP Registration Forms for next year and Progress Reports for the second semester were mailed to parents of our current PREP students.

All PREP Registration Forms for next year must be returned by July 31, 2018.

“If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts.” Please keep this prayer in your heart as you PRAYERFULLY consider serving as either a Catechist or an Assistant in our Parish Religious Education Program. If you are thankful to God for the gift of faith given to you and would like to share it with others, please contact Sr. Kathleen (info below) to discuss the possibility.

Any questions or concerns, please contact Sr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, IHM at kfitzpatrick@olastrafford.org or 610-688-6590.


OLA Assumption Triduum

Wednesday, August 8th:

7 PM Evening Prayer with Fr. Anthony Hangholt
8 PM OLA Talent Night
Enjoy an evening of musical performances by our very own talented parishioners. 

LOLA will be serving ice cream sundaes.

Thursday, August 9th:
7 PM Evening Prayer with Fr. Anthony Hangholt
LOLA will be serving tomato pie with ice tea & lemonade.

Friday, August 10th:
7 PM Evening Prayer with Fr. Anthony Hangholt
8 PM The Jazz Sanctuary, enjoy the blues & jazz sounds
LOLA will be serving wine & cheese.




Catholic Singles are cordially invited to join “The Main Line Singles Dinner Club”- (Ages 52-66) to dine together and share common interests. Our next scheduled event is:

Sunday, July 22nd at 5:30 PM – Post 4th of July House Party at a Member’s Home near Newtown Square.

For more information, call Barb (610) 896-6542

(Catholic Men are Encouraged to Participate)



St. Bede the Venerable Parish in Holland, PA (Southampton, PA) invites you to join them for their Third Annual Padre Pio Festival the weekend of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 14, 15, 16, 2018, in commemoration of the fiftieth  anniversary of the death of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina.



Mercy & Mary Retreat

Father Michael Gaitley

September 21-22, 2018

St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church 
999 Reading Ave. 
Yardley, PA 19067

Join the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy for an inspiring retreat featuring best-selling author and acclaimed speaker Father Michael Gaitley, MIC.         

This retreat begins with one conference on Friday evening, September 21 at 7:15pm.

 Saturday will begin with Mass at 7:45am and end at 4:30pm.

         The day will include:
                     Coffee and donuts
                     Five dynamic conferences from Fr. Michael Gaitley
                     Lunch with the Marian Missionaries
                     Retreat Mass/Adoration/Benediction/Chaplet of Divine Mercy
                     Book signing with Father Gaitley and much more 

To register online click HERE
To register using a printable, mail-in registration form HERE





Please Welcome
our New Parishioners
From January 1, 2018 – June 24, 2018:

Bruno & Jonida Mandarano
& their children: Chiara & Enzo

James Davenport

Robert Puzniak

John F. & Barbara Latu

Lauren Barbera & Jason Dolan
& their children: Everett & Chayse

Palmer & Margaret Dalesandro

Brian & Beverly Boyle
& their daughter: Audrey

Vivek & Tresa Joseph
& their daughter: Amelia

Teresa Geckle

Phil & Shena Thanish
& their sons: Jayce, Kurt & Shane


From January 1, 2018 – June 24, 201:

Jax Raphael Watson
Son of Raymond & Katelyn Watson

Olivia Nicole Reilly
Daughter of
William Reilly & Melissa Mattioli

Molly Katherine Marchisello
Daughter of Matthew & Melissa Marchisello

Kellyn Tess Savage
Daughter of Brian & Kathryn Savage

Gabriel Francis Moseley
Son of Brian & Danielle Moseley

Gunnar Michael Keperling
Son of Brent & Meredith Keperling

Michael Andrew Jakubowski
Emilia Virginia Jakubowski
Children of Paul & Brooke Jakubowski

Audery Hazel Boyle
Daughter of Brian & Beverly Boyle

Silas Carter Early
Son of Gregory Early & Andrea Mauriello

Gavin John Steitz
Son of Joseph Steitz & Holly Gratkowski

John Augustine Larkin
Son of Conor & Emily Larkin

Lucas Alexander Bruno
Son of Alexander & Jessica Bruno


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