OLA News and Events


Father Martin E. Woodeshick

Celebrating 50 years ordained a priest!


OLA Picture Galleries

Thank you Denise Antonini!

First Holy Communion – April 28, 2019

First Holy Communion – May 5, 2019

May Procession – May 13, 2019


THANK YOU from IHM Sisters

Dear Parishioners,

One goal of the OLA Annual Appeal was for needed repairs and upkeep in the convent. The IHM Sisters want to thank Fr. Carey for his care and especially, we say thank you to each of you for your generosity in the appeal. Our first and second floor halls, stairwells and ceilings in two rooms have a new coat of paint! Future attention to pipes and sinks are in the works, too! We are blessed to be part of OLA and pray many blessings on each of you especially during the Easter season.

God bless you!
Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary


OLA Thank You to Knights of Columbus
Special Thanks to our OLA Knights of Columbus Council # 13562 for graciously covering the cost of our Ice Cream Sundae Celebration.


Mothers’ Home
Pick up a Baby Bottle today to fill with a donation for Mothers’ Home in Darby, PA! Please return them by/on Father’s Day, 6/16/2019. Mother’s Home is a program to provide hope & support for young adult women who choose life for their unborn child.



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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.


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.



Parish Religious Education Program


The PREP Progress Reports for 2nd semester will be mailed to PARENTS, along with a PREP Registration Form for 2019 -2020. Please return all Registration Forms for the coming year by Friday, July 19.


The SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION will be administered by Archbishop Charles Chaput at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul on Sunday,June 9th – Pentecost Sunday, to Paige Jude Phillips & Orlando Javier Alvarado. Please keep both candidates in your PRAYERS!

For information regarding OLA PREP activities, please click HERE, or please contact Sister Kathleen Fitzpatrick, IHM at kfitzpatrick@olastrafford.org or 610-688-6590.


Upcoming Retreats & Events

Mid-May – May 17 – 19

Women’s Tea, Encountering God in Nature – May 19

Priest Preached Retreat – May 20 – 24

Saint Pius X – May 24 – 26

DRE Retreat – May 28 – 29

Our Lady of Lourdes – May 31 – June 2

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart – May 31 – June 2

First Friday Breakfast – June 7

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers Retreat – June 7 – 9

Dr Mary Healy Retreat – June 21 – 23

To review 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.


IHM Companions in Prayer

The 2nd Tuesday of the month (October to May) either from 10 AM to 11:30 AM (Convent), OR from 7 PM to 8:30 PM (Upper Room).

Our focus this year:

Divine Mercy – Consoling the Heart of Jesus Retreat

by Rev. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC

A time for Refreshments and Socializing, followed by an Opening Prayer, a Video Presentation on the topic, Discussion, and a Closing Prayer will be the format for the monthly meetings.



Catholic Men & 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:

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 6:00 P.M., our “Pre-Memorial Day House Party” at a member’s home in Broomall, PA.

For more information, call Barb (610) 896-6542

(Catholic Men are encouraged to Participate)





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Please Welcome
our New Parishioners
From June 25, 2018 – December 14, 2018:

Lisa Hamcher

David & Anne Coskey
& their children: Charles & Cecilia

Frank & Maryann Lutz
& their son: Peter

Dominic & Nancy Toscani

Ryan & Colleen Daugherty
& their children: Neeve & Harris

Gerald & Devon Smith
& their sons: Dylan, Colin & Jack

Maria McFaulds

Josephine Menna

Brandon & Erin Danley
& their children: Brandon, William & Catherineo


From June 25, 2018 – December 31, 2018:

Ava Elisia Valente
Mia Alexandra Valente
Daughters of Robert & Lauren Valente

Luke Alexander D’Amicantonio
Son of Louis & Ann D’Amicantonio

Juliet Grace Gondela
Daughter of William & Troy Gondela

Adam Isaac Amjed
Son of Naumon & Lauren Amjed

Avila Sistine Zeron-Levis
Daughter of Jose Zeron & Claire Levis

William Ryan King, Jr.
Son of William & Kristen King

Juliette Rose Heywood-Waddington Daughter of
Carl & Gwen Heywood-Waddington


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