OLA – News and Events


Mothers’ Home, a Delaware County shelter for homeless pregnant women and their infants, is soliciting applications for its Board of Directors. Mothers’ Home is now 30 years young, and is the only local comprehensive shelter for pregnant women and babies, and is a magnificent comprehensive program providing shelter, instruction, and support for women and children 365 days per year.

Interested individuals may contact Board Chair, Dennis McAndrews at: dmcandrews@mcandrewslaw.com.


Tuesday Evening at 7:00 PM, in the Church


Parish Religious Education Program


PREP Level 7 – Confirmation: Confirmation Sacrament Information Sheet, Sponsor Essay & Saint’s Name essay are due on 1/13. A mailing envelope was included – this info can be mailed or dropped off in the Parish Office. Completed home assignments given at Christmas time are due on 1/23. This includes the 3 chapter summary pages for Chapter 1-2-3 & Retreat response sheet. Level 7 will have no class on Sun., 1/16, but will resume on Sun., 1/23 at 11:30 AM in the Sacred Heart Chapel.

PREP Level 1 – 6:  Due to MLK holiday, no class on 1/17.

Level 3 – First Holy Communion Class: The Retreat will be held on Jan. 23rd at Blessed Raphaela Retreat Center. An information/response sheet will be given to the students on Jan. 10th during class. Please complete and return this information by mail or drop off at the Parish Office by Jan. 16th.

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

To access the OLA PREP webpage, click HERE.


St. Blaise Men’s Retreat at Malvern

February 4 – 6, 2022

The Malvern Retreat House is open and Men of the St. Blaise/Curran Memorial Group will be attending their annual retreat, February 4 – 6, 2022.  2021 was a challenging year for all of us and attending a Retreat might be what you need to start the new year off on a spiritual note.  A Retreat gives you a chance to reconnect with the Lord and see where he’s directing you.  His goal is to draw you closer to him by being away from your busy schedules and allowing you to focus on what is important on your path toward holiness.   

This year you’ll have the option of attending Live or Virtual via Zoom.  

Over 20 men from OLA Parish attend this annual weekend retreat.  We invite the Men of OLA to join us and enjoy a very special personal experience! 

For additional information and registration, please visit the Malvern Retreat House website at www.malvernretreat.com or call Tony Gentile @ 610-513-6834.  





To register for any event, please call 610-581-0120 or email:.ihmconferencecenter@gmail.com


Conference Day:  “Get Used to Different: Another Look at the Parables”
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Presenter:  Sister Marie Gipprich, IHM
Stipend:  $40 (included Continental Breakfast, lunch and Mass)

In the popular movie, “The Chosen,” Jesus tells one of his disciples that, if he is to follow Jesus, he better “get used to different.”  Jesus spent his ministry presenting to others the way to live and love as God would have us.  In many instances, Jesus’ words and deeds upset the applecart of traditional Jewish thinking.  The parables of Jesus are examples of this.  His listeners were invited to look at situations as God would, not as humans would.  Join us as we remove the layers of meaning in some well-known parables that present a “different” viewpoint on life in God’s world, and perhaps “see” them through the eyes of the “players.”


Movie With Meaning:  “The King’s Speech”
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Stipend:  $25 (includes lunch)
*Lunch will be served at noon for both groups

England’s Prince Albert must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth hires Lionel Logue, an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence.  Starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.




Rediscover the Love in Your Marriage!

February 11-13, 2022
Malvern Retreat House, Family Life Center

Tens of thousands of couples have healed their marriages through Retrouvaille (pronounced Retro-vy).  Couples learn to build communication skills and to increase intimacy.  It provides help for marriage problems, difficulties or crises.  For more information, or to register, visit www.HelpOurMarriage.org or call 215-766-3944 or 800-470-2230.  All inquiries are strictly confidential.




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 or call: 610-644-0400.


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 OLA Giving Room.


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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