Father Carbonaro’s “Favorite Things”




who have a musical gift or talent!

We are looking for performers for the OLA Festival Triduum Talent Night, scheduled for Wednesday, August 9th

To get more information, or to sign up, please contact Denise Rose at 610-585-8394 or dmrose223@gmail.com



Your help is needed at the 109th Annual OLA Festival, Aug. 13, 2017! Men, Women & High School Young Adults, we are looking for your time & many talents as volunteers.

Please go to our Festival Volunteer Web Page to complete the volunteer sign-up form. There will also be sign-up opportunities after all of the Masses on July 8-9 & July 29-30.



In need of formula, baby food, bottles, diapers & wipes
for its smallest clients.

Please drop off in the Parish Giving Room.



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.



PREP Registrations for all children entering first grade this coming September, as well as returning students and those NEW to our Parish are being accepted.

PREP Registration Forms are available on the OLA website at:
www.olastrafford.org/PREP or on the racks near the elevator in the vestibule of OLA Church.

Please submit all PREP Registration Forms by Friday, July 31, 2017


“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.

For further information, regarding Religious Education and/or Sacramental Preparation, please contact Sr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, IHM at kfitzpatrick@olastrafford.org, or 610-688-6590.


Cat-Chat Vacation Bible School

Birthday Bash

Children, ages 3 – 12, please join us for fun & excitement from Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30 from 9 AM-12 NOON each day. This is 15 hours of songs, games, crafts, Bible stories & daily snacks. The cost is $55 per child, $100 for two children, & $135 for families with three or more children.

Registration Forms are available in the rack by the elevator & at

Registrations are due by Monday, May 8.

***Adult & High School Volunteers are needed to help with crafts, games, music, Bible stories & snacks during VBS.


A Unique Week-long
Summer Family Retreat

Marianist Family Retreat Center
Cape May Point, NJ 08212

Retreat weeks start each Monday beginning June 29 thru August. Cost for the Week: $210 pp ages 8 +; $140 ages 2-7; under 2 free. Financial Aid is available.

To register/information, contact Anthony Fucci, Retreat Center Director at 609-884-3829 or capemaymarianists.org.


   Catholic Young Adults of Chester County


In your 20s & 30s, join the Catholic Young Adults of Chester County (CYACC) for Kayaking at Marsh Creek State Park, Sat.., July 8, 2017 @ 12noon! Like us on Facebook or email us at cyacc1@gmail.com.


Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist Invite You


Fatima Day


July 13, 2017
6 PM – 8 PM

Father Harry McCreedy will lead the July 13th celebration at Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist in Birdsboro, PA in Honor of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima and in Reparation to Her Immaculate Heart. For the past 21 years, Father McCreedy has led Candlelight Rosary Devotions to Our Lady of Fatima at his parish on the anniversary of Our Lady’s sixth and final apparition to Saint Jacinta, Saint Francisco, and Blessed Lucia.  He is a prominent Fatima pilgrimage guide due to his special devotion to Our Lady of Fatima.

This event includes Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Praying the Rosary, an Act of Consecration of Our Nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Eucharistic Benediction, and the Holy Sacrifice of Mass.

To register for Fatima Day contact:

Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist, 640 E. Main St., Birdsboro, PA  19508
phone: 610-582-3333, website: www.olme.org

               All are Welcome!  Your generous donation will be deeply appreciated.


A Program to Help Couples Heal and Renew their Marriages

Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage?
Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse?
Are you constantly fighting? Or, do you simply shut down?
Have you thought about separation or divorce?
Does talking about it only make it worse?

Retrouvaille may be the LIFELINE that you need!  It is not just a social gathering or series of seminars, but rather a way to rediscover and rekindle the loving relationship in your marriage.

The next program is scheduled for the weekend of August 11-13 at the Family Life Center at the Malvern Retreat. 

For more information or to register for one of our weekends, visit our website at: www.helpourmarriage.com or call 1-800-470-2230.


Reboot Live: Fall 2017

St. Philip Neri will host Chris Stefanick’s life-changing event, Reboot Live! On Oct. 5, 2017 from 7 PM – 9:30 PM in church. Tickets are $20 with limited seating. For more info & to purchase tickets, go to: www.reallifecatholic.com/reboot.


Please Welcome
our New Parishioners
From June 21, 2016 – December 20, 2016:

Paul & Amanda Camacho
& their children: Maximilian & Genevieve

Josiah Nunziato
Albert, III & Lisa Perry & their son: Albert IV

Rennelyn Ronan

Angela & Matthew Lapovsky
& their son: Joseph

Sofia DiNardo

Margaux & Dale Kline
& their children: Caden & Harper

Michael & Christine He
& their children: Carter & Fiona

Thomas, Jr. & Angelina Minger
& their children: Thomas, III, Rosalie & Sophia

Christine Walsberg
& her sons: Alexander & Sven

Tom & Cathy Darlington
& their children: Tommy & Brooklyn

Thomas & Melissa Anderson
& their children: Thomas, Jr., Adrianna & Gavin

Andrew & Victoria Vacante

Paige Mitchell

Craig & Molly Arbogast
& their sons: John & Luke

Kimberly & Bryan Kubicek & their son: Carson

Anne Savo

Natalie Villegas

Stephanie Douglas

Mary Jean DiPietro

Anthony & Sally Schufreiden, Jr.
& their son: William

Anthony & Gina Briscella
& their children: Anthony, Vanessa & Michael

Anujeet & Tara Sareen
& their children: Neil, Mary, Julia, Alexander & Matthew


From Jan. 1, 2016 – June 20, 2016:

Grace Nora White
Daughter of Herbert White & Weimiao Ou

Leonardo Thorin Watson
Son of Raymond Watson & Katelyn Crowley

Reagan Murphy Vazquez
Daughter of David & Anne Vazquez

Alexandra Marie McCracken
Daughter of Robert & Lauren McCracken

Maggie Nguyen Barker
Daughter of Nathaniel Barker & Lien Nguyen

Akhilesh Kampally
Son of Anthony & Anitha Kampally

Declan Andrew Thiess
Son of Timothy & Jessica Thiess

Annette Jean Daly
Daughter of Michael & Kelly Daly

Maximilian Gaston Benedetto
Son of Donald & Nicole Benedetto

Brayden Michael Steitz
Son of Joseph & Holly Steitz