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.

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Upcoming Retreats at Malvern Retreat House

Saint Blaise-Curran Memorial Retreat
Sometimes the frantic pace of life can leave us with little time to deal with growing our personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Finding the time and place can be an obstacle. A weekend retreat can be the time and the Malvern Retreat House the place. We invite you to join many of the men of OLA Parish for a retreat at Malvern the weekend of February 2-4, 2018.  If interested in attending, please call Anthony Gentile at 610-513-6834 or e-mail at awgentile@verizon.net.

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

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OLA

PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM

(PREP)

YOUTH SACRAMENT PREPARATION
If any young person in grades 7 thru 12 has not
received any of the Sacraments of Initiation:
Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation, and/or
the Sacrament of Penance, small group classes
are available.

ADVENT/CHRISTMAS PRAYER PAGEANT
All parishioners are cordially invited to join our en-tire PREP Community in offering praise to our Infant King on Mon., Dec. 18th at 4:45 PM in OLA CHURCH. Our Christmas Youth Choir will sing to the Baby Jesus, followed by a beautiful Christmas Prayer Pageant, enacted by our Level 1 Students.

ADVENT/CHRISTMAS YOUTH CHOIR

Sophie Kunsch              Molly Taft
        Jack Arbogast                Luke Arbogast
           Aarush Kampally           Angela Seminole
        Madelyn Kolb                 Anasofia Tracy

Musicians: Millie Slifer & Ashlee, Ariel & Randy Epouhe

These talented young people are preparing to sing & praise God and share the joy of the coming Christmas Season at our PREP Christmas Prayer Pageant on Mon. Dec. 18,th at 4:45 PM & our Christmas Eve Family Liturgy at 3:45 PM!

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

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Catholic Young Adults ( CYACC)
Catholic adults in 20s/30s: Come Wed., Dec. 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM for Annual Cookie Exchange Party at Sts. Peter & Paul School in West Chester. 

Check out www.cyacc.org on Facebook/Twitter.

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Chester County Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians

ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST

The Chester County division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH) is sponsoring an annual essay contest for all students in Grades 6 through 12.  This year’s essay topic is “Expressing Irish History Through Music”.

Please click here for details and entry forms.  Essays are due by January 7, 2018, and can be mailed to the following address:

LAOH
729 North Walnut Street
West Chester, PA 19380
mkmccann3@verizon.net

The national LAOH will award prizes up to $1,000.00, and the Chester County LAOH will award an additional $25.00 prize to the best essay entry.  Good luck to all!

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24th Annual March for Life
In Washington, DC
On Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St.
7:30 AM Catholic Mass
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Interdenominational Service
More details at: NationalPrayerService.com

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Saturday, January 27, 2018
All parishioners, especially the young families are invited to our next Family Movie Night! This event will be held in Assumption Hall at 6 PM immediately following the 5PM Vigil Mass. Pizza, salad & movie treats will be provided along with FREE admittance. See you at the movie!

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CAPITAL PROJECTS REPORT

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HELP WANTED JOB POSTINGS

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Please Welcome
our New Parishioners
From December 21, 2016 – June 30, 2017:

Robert & Marta Guerra

Michael & Jillian Mattioni

George Bryson & Elizabeth Figorski

Nicholas Grace

Keith Heck & Kaitlin Dougherty

Francis Rust & Meredith Osterman
& their children: Porter, Finnegan & Stella

Valerie Bonica & Danesh Modi
& their children: Cyrus & Giovanna

Veerakantha & Lalitha Bhuma

Bradley & Katharine Vanderau
& their daughter: Claire

John Matz & Shannon Foley

Morgan & Michele Fischer
& their daughter: Sophia

MaryGrace Mastroddi

Brian & Kerri Keane

Adam Huber & Rebecca Moscia
& their children: Zoe & Alexander

Homer & Kristy Dominguez
& their daughter: Kate

Thomas & Rosemarie Battinieri
& their son: Vincent

Monica Alves & Jason Park

Matthew & Michele Davenport
& their daughter: Abigail

Jerome & Nicole Maiatico
& their sons: Nicholas & Nathan

James & Diane Daugherty

Mary Jean DiPietro

Nolan Castillo & Ana Heras-Castillo
& their children: Nolan & Isabel

Isabel Heras

Jay Mutchler & Augusta Solis

Arthur & Kathryn DeAngelo

Patrick Bradley & Katherine Bex
& their daughters: Arden & Elise

Scott & Mary Thompson
& their children: Olivia, Margaret & William

Baptisms
From December 21, 2016 – June 30, 2017:

Elijah Vivek McKetta
Son of Daniel & Debbie McKetta

Evelyn Grace Sinnamon
Daughter of Robert & Andrea Sinnamon

Oscar Bryant Kampes
Son of Craig & Jennifer Kampes

Benjamin Ryan Grace
Son of Andrew & Paola Grace

Gavin Thomas Anderson
Son of Thomas & Melissa Anderson

Camryn Marie Smith
Daughter of Gregory & Monica Smith

Alexander Nicholas Huber
Son of Adam & Rebecca Huber

Hudson Robert Boehringer
Son of Robert & Meredith Boehringer

Stella Jules Rust
Daughter of Matt & Meredith Rust

Christian Anthony DeBella
Son of Eric & Adriana DeBella

Emilie Florence Brady
Daughter of Patrick & Geraldine Brady

Angelina Valerio Mumford
Daughter of Timothy & Annalisa Mumford

Sophia Marie Fischer
Daughter of Morgan & Michele Fischer

Evelyn Louise Shanahan
Daughter of Patrick & Christina Shanahan

Michael Gabriel Maletta
Son of Matthew & Kristina Maletta

William Saidis Thompson
Son of Scott & Mary Thompson

Julia Carmela Lapovsky
Daughter of Matthew & Angela Lapovsky