OLA – Holy Hour of Eucharist Adoration 

Holy Hour is the Roman Catholic devotional tradition of spending an hour in Eucharistic adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. A plenary indulgence is granted for this practice.

The OLA Holy Hour of Adoration takes place every Tuesday evening from 7:00 pm until 8:00pm, in the Church.



Join us for 10 sessions on Thursday evenings at 7:15 PM in the Upper Room starting Sept. 20th for Symbolon. Together, we can rediscover, renew and rededicate ourselves to the beauty and brilliance of our Catholic faith.  $25 covers a workbook and don’t forget your bible. Contact Deacon John Rose to sign up at jrose@olastrafford.org.



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.


Parish Religious Education Program



An important meeting for the Parents of our OLA FIRST COMMUNION children will be held in the Upper Room on Thurs., Sept. 27th from 7 PM – 8 PM.

On Tues., Oct. 2nd, our Level 1 PREP Parents are invited to an informative meeting in the Upper Room from 7 PM – 8 PM.

The Parents & children participating in FAMILY CATECHESIS will meet in the Upper Room on Sun. Oct. 7th from 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Our next BREAKFAST FAITH DISCUSSION for our youth in Grades 7, 8 & High School will be on Sun., Oct., 14th from 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM. Come and bring a friend!

For further information regarding PREP, please contact Sister Kathleen Fitzpatrick, IHM at kfitzpatrick@olastrafford.org or 610-688-6590.


Upcoming Retreats & Events

The Catholic Tent Revival – October 6th-7th

Our Lady of the Rosary/Saint David Family Retreat – Oct 19-21

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.


Marriage Retreat

Sept. 28th – 30th: For couples married at least 10 years, this retreat strikes a balance among participation/reflection, liturgy, free time, fun activities and plenty of “couple time” for walks on the nearby beaches.

Cost is $270/couple.

Sign up online: www.CapeMayMarianists.org or call 609-884-3829.





OCTOBER 6, 2018

On the weekend of September 29-30 the IHM Sisters will be selling chances at the doors of the church for their annual Oktoberfest being held on October 6th.  The proceeds of this annual event support Camilla Hall, the nursing home for the IHM Sisters.  Chances are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 with a top cash prize of $5,000.  The Sisters thank you for your generous support, and look forward to seeing you after Mass on September 29th or 30th to purchase your tickets! 



IHM Companions in Prayer

The 2nd Tuesday of the month (October to May) either from 10 AM to 11:30 AM (Convent) OR
from 7 PM to 8:30 PM (Upper Room).

The FIRST Gathering is on Tues. Oct. 9 at 10 AM in the OLA Convent OR at 7 PM in the Upper Room.

Our focus this year:

Divine Mercy – Consoling the Heart of Jesus Retreat

by Rev. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC

A time for Refreshments and Socializing, followed by an Opening Prayer, a Video Presentation on the topic, Discussion, and a Closing Prayer will be the format for the monthly meetings.



Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for Healing after Abortion

A Retreat will be held Oct. 12 – 14, 2018 at Villa Maria Spiritual Center in Malvern, PA.

Contact Lauren at 215-720-5828 or Priscilla at 215-906-6337 to register.

Online info at www.rachelsvineyard.org.







Below is the link to our GO FUND ME page with information about the children and young adults who will be getting the opportunity to visit Disney World this winter!






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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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