News and Events

OLA News and Events

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The Brother’s House
An organization in Norristown that assists homeless
men is in desperate need of clean new socks and underwear.
Please help, drop off in the Giving Room.

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OLA – Holy Hour of Eucharist Adoration 

Holy Hour is the Roman Catholic devotional tradition of spending an hour in Eucharistic adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. A plenary indulgence is granted for this practice.

The OLA Holy Hour of Adoration takes place every Tuesday evening from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm, in the Church.

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Save the Date

St. Blaise Men’s Retreat at Malvern Retreat House

January 31 – February 2, 2020

Have you ever thought about going on a retreat?  If you have, come join us at the St. Blaise/Curran Memorial Men’s weekend retreat at the Malvern Retreat House.  Our retreat starts on Friday, January 31st and ends on Sunday morning, February 2nd, 2019. Father Charles Zlock will be our retreat master this year.

Taking time to get away from the fast pace of work or school is critical to maintaining your relationship with our Lord.  As men, we always have more “important” demands.  But really what is more important than strengthening our spiritual fortitude?  It also gives us a chance to reconnect with the Lord and see where he is directing us.  His goal is to draw us closer to him by being away from our busy schedules and allowing us to focus on what is important on our path toward holiness.

We hope you can join us.  Over 25 men from our Parish attend this annual weekend retreat.  Mark your calendar now!  For additional information and registration, please call one of the following:

Anthony Gentile @ 610-513-6834
Nick Santoleri @ 215-850-5616

To register on-line, click HERE

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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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Parish Registration

In order to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist or Matrimony, or to have access to Letters of Eligibility to stand as a Godparent at Baptism or Sponsor at Confirmation, you need to be registered in a Parish.

If you are not registered or if you have any questions, please call the Parish Office at 610-688-1178.

We encourage anyone who is leaving OLA to please notify the Parish Office too. Thank you!

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Parish Religious Education Program

(PREP)

Our Family Catechesis class will meet this Sun-day in the Upper Room at 11:15 AM. This month’s theme is “New Evangelization”. There will be one more session in March to close out the program for this year. Parents, please be sure that all Interactive Reviews are submitted.

Reports for students in the Monday program have been mailed to parents. Please sign and return to the classroom teacher. Included in this mailing is a letter of information for the Safe Environment Special Lesson. All students will participate in the lessons unless you sign and return the “opt out” form as indicated.

For information regarding OLA PREP activities, please click HERE, or please contact Sister Sr. Rita Marian Angelilli, IHM at: 610-688-6590, or rmangelilli@olastrafford.org.

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Upcoming Retreats & Events

2020 Art Show – January 29 – February 2

Saint Blaise – Curran Memorial – January 31 – February 2

Women’s Tea – February 2

St. John N Neumann – February 7 – 9

Young Adult Emmaus Retreat – February 7 – 8

Valentine Twilight Retreat – February 9

Pope Pius XII – February 21 – 23

Retrouvaille for Married Couples – February 21 – 23

PECO/Good Shepherd – February 21 – 23

Ash Wednesday – February 26

Holy Family – March 6 – 8

Women Afire – March 13 – 15

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.

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MAIN LINE SINGLES DINNER CLUB

Catholic Men and Women are cordially invited to join “The Main Line Singles
Dinner Club”- (Ages 52-66) to dine together and share common interests
twice a month. Our next scheduled event is:.

 Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM – a “Super Bowl Sunday House
Party” at a Member’s home in Havertown, PA.

For more information, call Barb (610) 896-6542
(Catholic Men are encouraged to Participate)

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2020 March for Life
The March for Life will take place on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.

You are invited to march with our St. Charles Seminarians who will be leading the way! Prior to the March, Archbishop Chaput will be celebrating Mass at 10 AM at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception with the Seminarians and the Philadelphia pilgrims. Following Mass, we will meet at the Smithsonian Castle next to the Rally to march with our seminarians. Please go to our website, www.phillycatholiclife.org for more information or call the Office for Life & Family at 215-587-0500 or email us at cdoughty@archphila.org.

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RETROUVAILLE: Rediscover the Love In Your marriage
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Tens of thousands of couples have healed their mar-riages through Retrouvaille (Retro-VIE). Couples learn to build communication skills and to increase intimacy. It provides help for marriage problems, difficulties or crises. The next program is scheduled for the weekend of FEBRUARY 21-23 at the Family Life Center in Malvern, PA. For more information, or to register, visit www.HelpOurMarriage.org or call 215-766-3944 or
800-470-2230. All inquiries are strictly confidential.

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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.

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HELP WANTED JOB POSTINGS

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Please Welcome
our New Parishioners

From July 1, 2019 – December 17, 2019:

Paul Landaiche & Kathleen Flaherty
& their daughter: Regan

Robert Rainer
Aaron & Michelle Springer
& their sons: Sean & Benjamin

Jonmichael & Rebecca Daly
& their daughters: Quinn, Colby & Morgan

Kara Ann Rosania & Joseph Sacks
& their son: Nathan

Michael Schaal & Mirna Zaragoza
& their son: Miguel

Jeffrey & Kristen Tirney
& their children: Charlotte, Jeffrey & Caroline

Paula deLong

Thomas & Catara Carlin
& their daughters: Ciona, Tira & Ciara

John & Claire Toukatley

John & Damir Donlon
& their children: Lana & Mark

Travis & Christine Wise
& their sons: Travis, Callum & Declan

Francis & Ruphina Chettiar
& their daughters: Cherise & Mareskaoe & Jennifer Nagle

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Baptisms

From July 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019:

Everly Rosemary Mincarelli
Daughters of Raymond & Elizabeth Mincarelli

Clare Marcene Cormier
Daughter of Andrew & Regina Cormier

Zachary Ryan Walter
Son of Richard Walter & Rebecca Snyder

Amelia Catherine Shanahan
Daughter of Patrick & Christina Shanahan

Benjamin Aaron Springer
Son of Aaron & Michelle Springer

Declan Thomas Wise
Son of Travis & Christine Wise

Leora Oliva Lobo
Daughter of Roydan & Nicole Lobo

James Gregory Gagnon
Son of Gregory & Lisa Gagnon

 


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