Good Friday Collection

Pope Francis has asked us to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection which helps Christians in the Holy Land. Your support helps the church minister in parishes, provide Catholic schools & offer religious education. This collection also helps to preserve the sacred shrines & provide humanitarian aid to refugees. When you contribute to the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, you become an instrument of peace & join with Catholics around the world in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land.


Who Is This King?
Presented by the OLA Choir
Good Friday, March 30th
at 7:30 PM in Church

Those who witnessed the life & ministry of Jesus were consistently mixed in their verdicts about who He was. Many claimed Him to be the long-awaited Messiah while others called Him a fraud. Confusion surrounded even Christ’s most devoted followers as they grappled with their own understanding of who He was. The wide spectrum of human emotion and drama was openly displayed from enormous crowds shouting “hosannas” to rejection by Jesus’ closest friends & ultimately calls for crucifixion by His own people. In the course of these events, however, God consummated an eternal plan and invited all of humanity into a personal relationship through this Jesus, the Christ.


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.


Upcoming Retreats & Events


Celebration of Christ’s Holy Passion – March 29th

Is Yoga Just Exercise? – April 3rd

Divine Mercy – April 6th

Ignatian Silent Retreat – April 30th

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.







The Rite of Acceptance for the Sacrament of Confirmation will take place at the 11:30 Mass on Palm Sunday, March 25th.

 Thomas Anderson        Eva Airiau
                 Angelina Carbo            Michael Colodonato
                Olivia Daniels               Thomas Darlington
          Joseph Dolley               Jordan Elsasser
             Matthew Flynn             Marisa Francione
     Aidan Gregory              Stella Hoang
        Jaede Hopson               Sophie Kunsch
       Giada Liberato             James Manion
         Christopher Marcil      Alex McFadden
              Samantha Meaney       Nicholas Micolucci
   Noelle Micolucci           Jake Morris
                  Sydney Peyton             Michael Ruschmann 
Anthony Scutti             Molly Taft
 Jayce Tharnish             Luca Webb

If your son/daughter is in Middle School or High School and has not yet received any of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation or Eucharist, preparation is available.  



All our Young Parishioners (Gr. 6 to 12) are invited to give service at our annual Youth Car Wash on Sat., May 5th from 10 AM to 2 PM in our Parish Parking Lot. Come and assist the poor and needy in Prestonsburg, Kentucky! If interested, please contact Sr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick (610-688-6590) or kfitzpatrick@olastrafford.org.


Cat Chat Vacation Bible School 2018:
All children, between the ages of 4 – 12, please join us for fun & excitement from Mon., June 25 to Fri., June 29 from 9 AM to 12 NOON each day. This is 15 hours of songs, games, crafts, Bible sto-ries & daily snacks. The cost is $55 per child, $100 for two and $135 for three or more children in the family. Registration Forms are available in this week’s bulletin, on the rack by the elevator & at:

Registration Forms are due by Mon. May 7.

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

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


Wednesdays in Lent

Lent begins on February 14, Valentine’s Day.  Ash Wednesday and Valentines are two days we don’t typically put together. It may be providential that the day of Love falls on the first day of Lent.  Lent is not just a time of sacrifice and giving up things, it is a time to open wide our hearts and minds to the incredible love of God and the passion of Jesus, Whose Passion is for YOU!

To find out more, come and see international speaker, Bill Donaghy present His Passion is for YOU on Wednesday nights in Lent, from 7 – 8:15 PM 

For more information: www.simonandjude.org and click on Lent.



Catholic Young Adults of Chester County ( CYACC)

As we journey through Holy Week, please come & experience a candlelit procession of the beautiful Stations of the Cross trails at the Malvern Retreat House. We’ll meet Wed.3/28 in the Memorial Hall Dining Room at 7:15 PM. Remember to dress accordingly to be outside. Check us out on Facebook or at: www.cyacc.org.



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:

  1. Saturday, April 7th, at 6:15 PM, “Post Easter/Mad Hatter House Party” at a member’s home in Havertown, PA.   

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

(Catholic Men are Encouraged to Participate)







Click HERE to access the Registration Form







Please Welcome
our New Parishioners
From June 21, 2017 – December 31, 2017:

Robert & Jeffory Grossi

Michael Tran & Carme CollFerrer
& their children: Nuria, Clara & Xavier

Brian & Kathryn Savage

Maryanne Morrissey

Palmarino Marcozzi
Christopher & Monique Kolb
& their daughter: Madelyn

Anthony & Angela Bruno
& their daughters: Avery, Evelina & Nora

William Reilly & Melissa Mattioli & their daughter: Olivia

Michael & Kathryn Kilpatrick

Peggy Haines

Robert & Lauren Valente & their son: Nicholas

Joseph & Kelly Ricculli & their son: Nicholas

James & Marilyn Morris
& their children: Andrew, Jacob, William & Anna

Thomas & Rachel Donoghue
& their sons: Ryan, Patrick & Sean

Jamie & Mara McCarthy
& their daughter: Charlotte

Brittany Scavello

Matthew Watson

Toni Filipone


From June 19, 2017 – December 31, 2017:

Gwendolynn Anne Bradley
Daughter of Dante & Christine Bradley

Scarlett Filomena deBarrena-Sarobe
Daughter of
Christopher & Christa deBarrena-Sarobe

Elizabeth Jane Sipe
Daughter of Timothy & Angela Sipe

Daniel Aiden Lobo
Son of Roydan & Nicole Lobo

Bryce John Perry
Son of Albert & Lisa Perry

Isabel Amelia Castillo
Daughter of Nolan Castillo &
Ann Heras-Castillo

Audrey Grace Thiess
Daughter of Timothy & Jessica Thiess

Kai Gregory Mattioni
Son of Michael & Jillian Mattioni

Maeve Alice Passerini
Daughter of Kevin & Megan Passerini

Charlotte McCarthy
Daughter of Philip & Mara McCarthy