HELP WANTED JOB POSTINGS

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CHESTER COUNTY BABIES

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

Please drop off in the Parish Giving Room.

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2017 OLA MASS BOOK

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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OLA 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.

OLA Christmas Youth Choir
If your son/daughter is in Grade 2 thru 8 & would
like to use his/her gift of voice to praise God &
share the joy of the Christmas Season at our PREP
Nativity Pageant on Mon., Dec. 18th at 4:45 PM
& our Christmas Eve Family Liturgy at 4 PM,
then join our Christmas Youth Choir! Rehearsal is
held once a week, on Thursday from 4:10 to 4:55
PM in the Upper Room & begins on Oct. 19. To
sign up, contact Sr. Kathleen (Contact info below).

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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Notification of local Catholic High Schools’ Open Houses and/or their Scholarship/Placement Exam Schedule

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On Saturday, October 21st, Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr will host its 9th Grade Scholarship/Entrance Exam at 8:45 AM.  Register online at www.shabrynmawr.org

Upper School Open House immediately follows from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM.  No registration required. 

For more information contact:     

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr

Office: 610-527-3915, ext. 214 

480 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

www.SHAbrynmawr.org

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On Sat., Oct. 21, 2017 from 8:30 AM – 4 PM at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestoshowa in Doylestown, PA join us for the first-ever, National Catholic Women’s Conference hosted by WINE! Dynamic speakers: Kelly Wahlquist, Teresa Tomeo, Kitty Cleveland & Sarah Christmyer will inspire you and musician Amanda Vernon will rejuvenate your spirit. The day will include time for Mass, Confession, prayer, rest, socializing & shopping. To register, visit: www.wineconference.org.

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Catholic Young Adults ( CYACC)

Are you a Catholic adult in your 20s/30s? CYACC offers you social, spiritual & service opportunities in our area. Join us Wed., Oct. 25, 2017 for annual West Chester Halloween Parade. Parade starts at 7PM on Market St. between Church & Darlington. After the parade, we will go out to a local pub. We will meet on the steps in front of St. Agnes at 7 PM. Check www.cyacc.org or follow us on Facebook/Twitter.

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2017 Archdiocesan Pilgrimage in Honor of Our Blessed Mother

All are welcome to participate

Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for Us!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Washington, DC

Program begins at noon and includes confessions,

procession and crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

the holy Rosary, and concludes with a Solemn Mass at 3:00 PM.

Archbishop Charles Chaput, celebrant and homilist

Contact the parish office for more information.

Let’s fill the Basilica as the sons and daughters of Mary!

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Little Flower Forever! On October 28, 2017 Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls invites you to join us in celebrating 25 years since “Saving our Beloved School”. There will be tours, a program and a social. The Flossie Shop will be open from 3-6 p.m.

RSVP to alumnaupdates@littleflowerhighschool.org or 215-455-6900

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Auction/Fundraiser

Will be held on Sat., Nov. 4, 2017 at the Champagne Room (at the Polish Club) 65 – 67 Marple Rd., Clifton Heights, PA. Cost is $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 PM & the buffet at 7 PM. For tickets, call or text: 215-341-9842 or email: ThirdOrderofMercy@gmail.com. Donations of gift baskets or auction items are greatly appreciated. Proceeds help Mothers’ Home located in Darby, PA.  A residential shelter which provides a safe haven for vulnerable, pregnant women in a crisis who choose life as a sacred gift during their pregnancy & the first 6 months after their babies are born. Mothers’ Home encourages the residents to celebrate the joy of new life while also preparing to become independent young women & caring mothers. For more info, go to www.MothersHome.org.

Vianney, the inspiring live production performed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in West Chester on Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Experience the gripping story of Saint John Vianney, the humble priest who battled the devil to save souls.  Filled with all of the elements of professional theater, the production runs 90 minutes and is suitable for ages 9 and up.

Admission is $8 for a single ticket, $10 for two tickets, or $15 for families of 3 or more. 

For tickets and additional information, contact St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish Office at 610-399-6936 or saintmax@comcast.net or visit www.stmax.org.

Watch the gripping trailer at www.VianneyDrama.com

Vendors wanted!
 
To reserve a table at the Christmas Bazaar,
please contact Barb Fitting at (610) 213-6552.

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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