OLA News and Events


Maria Dell’Orefice’s Organ Concert


The following Parish Organizations are meeting via Zoom video conference calls:

Living Bridges Men’s Faith Sharing
Walking With Purpose 

The following Parish Organizations, Prayer Groups & Bible Study Activities have been suspended at this time, including but not limited to:

Legion of Mary
IHM Companions
Knights of Columbus


Do you desire to grow in your Catholic faith? Do you seek connection with other women in our parish community? We invite you to consider joining Walking with Purpose this year at OLA.
Weekly 1 hour online ZOOM group sessions on
Wednesday, from 7pm – 8pm.

 Opening Your Heart, our foundational study, is designed for women new to Walking with Purpose. Discovering Our Dignity is a study for returning members, focusing on how the power of God worked in the lives of the women of the Old and New Testament.

 Whether or not you have any Bible study experience, you are welcome as you are to learn how the Scriptures apply to our everyday lives.

To learn more and Register, click HERE


Tuesday Evening at 7:00 PM, in the Church


The Brother’s House
Assisting homeless men in Norristown is in desperate need of
clean new socks & boxer shorts (XL & XXL & XXXL).

Please drop off in the Giving Room.


Parish Religious Education Program


Our First Holy Communion Mass was truly beautiful in so many ways. Now we look ahead to our Confirmation ceremony on December 2, at 6 PM with Bishop Edward Deliman presiding. Please keep these students & their families in your prayers as they prepare for this beautiful Sacrament. There will be no Parent Presentation on November  8, however, the catechists will present lessons starting that day & throughout the week. The topic will be Advent & Christmas customs. There will be no lessons in December, so this is a great time to catch up with any Interactive Reviews which have not been completed & sent. Certificates of level completion will be issued at the end of the program in early May. This will be based on the number of sessions attended & completed assignments.

Please contact Sister Rita Marian with any questions or concerns at rmangelilli@olastrafford.org or 610-688-6590.



To view 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.


Nourish for Caregivers
Support Group & Rosary Hour

Nourish for Caregivers is a Christ-centered Catholic ministry
that supports the practical, emotional & spiritual needs
of family caregivers. Our monthly meetings are for anyone
juggling the challenges of everyday life, health, career
& caring for a loved one, whether it be a family member
with disabilities, an aging parent, spouse, friend or grandparent.

We meet monthly on 2nd Thurs. from 10 AM-11 AM
at St. Anastasia Rectory Meeting Room in Newtown
Square, PA.

Contact Aimee J. Gustitis, BSN, RN, JD at 610-724-8950,
or visit our website: www.nourishforcaregivers.com

For those who can’t attend our in-person meetings, join
us for a Rosary Hour of Power online or by phone every
Monday from 8 PM – 9 PM. For online or phone dial-in
information, visit www.phillyevang.org/nourish.


Catholic Social Services’ Mercy Hospice to Observe

National Recovery by Participating In Virtual Recovery Walks



Villa Maria Academy High School, a Catholic college preparatory school in the tradition of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, invites young women to apply for Fall 2021 admission!  Villa Maria, located in Malvern, will host a Hybrid Open House for all interested students and their families on Sunday, October 4, 2020. The Entrance–Scholarship Exam will be offered on Sunday, October 18, and Saturday, October 24, 2020 on campus. Eighth graders may take the exam on either date. A Fall Virtual Preview Breakfast will be held on October 28th.  For additional information, please contact the Admissions Office at (610) 644-2551 or register online at: WWW.WMAS.ORG.

Learn about what Villa Maria sisterhood has to offer!






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Please Welcome
our New Parishioners

From December 18, 2019 – June 23, 2020:

Frank & Laura Kish & sons:
Matthew & Brendan

James & Laura Riggio

Robert & Megan Asklar & daughter: Stella

Molly Burley

Brent & Meredith Keperling
& sons: Gunnar & Harald

Michael & Marissa Carboine
& son: Andrew

John & Margaret Haines

Ryan & Katharine Purvis
& their sons: Declan & Nolan

Kevin & Jessica Hinds
& son: Noah

Olga Csank

Joseph & Barbara Mullen

Jason & Christina Lynch



From January 1, 2020 – June 23, 2020:

Mark Patrick Kozina Donlon
Lana Elizabeth Kozina Donlon
Children of John & Damir Donlon

Stella Lynn Asklar
Daughter of Robert & Megan Asklar

Brendan William Kish
Son of Frank & Laura Kish

Regan Claire Landaiche
Daughter of Paul Landaiche &

Kathleen Flaherty

James Conor Larkin
Son of Conor & Emily Larkin

Andrew Michael Carboine
Son of Michael & Marissa Carboine


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