For our Giving Tree, we will again be collecting warm winter clothing for the OLA Families & CCD Families of St. Patrick Parish in Norristown.

Gifts include:
Clothing for winter such as: coats, hoodies, sweat pants, leggings, sweaters, polar fleece: all sizes from infant thru children, to adults. Hats, gloves and socks are welcome extras. We also collect Men’s work boots, if you could include your receipt (boots only), just tuck it inside the box.

Return all gifts by Sun., Dec. 9th!
Please remove the price tags.

Please DO NOT wrap the gifts – This makes the process of displaying the gifts for the families to come & “shop” for one another much easier.
Gift Cards to stores such as Target, Giant, Aldi, Bottom Dollar, CVS, & Rite Aid are all welcome and appreciated. Please write the amount of the card on the card or envelope it is placed in. It helps those who distribute to know what they are distributing.

Thank you for your time & effort to help these families. Every year, when we deliver your donations, they are overwhelmed with your generosity – as are we!


Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – Are you interested?

We are looking for a group of 20 people to join Father Carey in January, 2020 – on a Holy Land Pilgrimage. If you are interested, please contact Mary Murphy at Toad664@aol.com for more information.


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.



Join us for 10 sessions on Thursday evenings at 7:15 PM in the Upper Room for Symbolon. Together, we can rediscover, renew and rededicate ourselves to the beauty and brilliance of our Catholic faith.  $25 covers a workbook and don’t forget your bible. Contact Deacon John Rose to sign up at jrose@olastrafford.org.


Parish Religious Education Program



Our bi-monthly BREAKFAST FAITH DISCUSSION for our youth in Grades 7, 8 & High School will take place Sunday, November 18, from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM in the Upper Room. Join us to view our Alpha Youth Videos – Episode 4: Faith: How Can We Have Faith & Episode 5: Prayer: Why and How Do I Pray? & have a spirited discussion on our Sunday GOSPEL, based on Visions Magazine.

All of our PARISH YOUTH in grades 6 – 12 are invited to COME & GIVE SERVICE to the LORD & your PARISH COMMUNITY by assisting with the Outdoor Christmas Silhouettes & Giving Tree Gift Tags on Sat. Dec. 1 from 10:30 AM – 12Noon as well as Serving at our OLA SEVEN FISHES DINNER on Sat. Dec. 8 after the 5 PM Mass.

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

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta – November 16-18

Knights of the Immaculata – November 16-18

Sons of Italy – November 30 – December 2

Evening of Reflection with Heather Makowitz – December 3

Advent Day of Reflection with Monsignor Marino – December 5

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 Young Adults of Chester County ( CYACC)

What does the Bible say about money? Is it wrong for me to not want to be poor? How can I follow my calling & raise a family? Join CYACC Wednesday, November 14th as we welcome Erich Beyer, a RFP Specialist at Vanguard & young father of two. Learn the basics of the Catholic faith & finance with practical tips on how to plan. Talk starts at 7:30 pm in the Fr. Kovacs Room in the Parish Center of SS. Peter & Paul, West Chester.  For info, check www.cyacc.org, or Facebook.


The Italian American Club of Wayne is hosting a


Saturday night November 24, 2018.

8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Serving our Famous Roast Pork Sandwiches, Pasta, Salads, and Deserts.
Pay Bar with Drink Specials



Tickets are only $15.00 per person in advance, $20.00 at the door.

ALL OLA Parishioners are welcomed.

Tickets on sale at the club.

**Attendees must be 21 Years old to attend**



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

Saturday, November 24th at 5:45 PM – “Post Thanksgiving House Party” at a member’s home in Haverford, PA.

Sunday, December 9th at 5:30 PM – “A Christmas Restaurant Event” at The Choice Restaurant, 845 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA

Monday, December 31st at 9:00 PM – “Our New Year’s Eve Restaurant Event” at Stephen’s On State Restaurant, 105 W. State Street, Media, PA.      

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

(Catholic Men are Encouraged to Participate)



Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00pm in Assumption Hall



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Please Welcome
our New Parishioners
From January 1, 2018 – June 24, 2018:

Bruno & Jonida Mandarano
& their children: Chiara & Enzo

James Davenport

Robert Puzniak

John F. & Barbara Latu

Lauren Barbera & Jason Dolan
& their children: Everett & Chayse

Palmer & Margaret Dalesandro

Brian & Beverly Boyle
& their daughter: Audrey

Vivek & Tresa Joseph
& their daughter: Amelia

Teresa Geckle

Phil & Shena Thanish
& their sons: Jayce, Kurt & Shane


From January 1, 2018 – June 24, 201:

Jax Raphael Watson
Son of Raymond & Katelyn Watson

Olivia Nicole Reilly
Daughter of
William Reilly & Melissa Mattioli

Molly Katherine Marchisello
Daughter of Matthew & Melissa Marchisello

Kellyn Tess Savage
Daughter of Brian & Kathryn Savage

Gabriel Francis Moseley
Son of Brian & Danielle Moseley

Gunnar Michael Keperling
Son of Brent & Meredith Keperling

Michael Andrew Jakubowski
Emilia Virginia Jakubowski
Children of Paul & Brooke Jakubowski

Audery Hazel Boyle
Daughter of Brian & Beverly Boyle

Silas Carter Early
Son of Gregory Early & Andrea Mauriello

Gavin John Steitz
Son of Joseph Steitz & Holly Gratkowski

John Augustine Larkin
Son of Conor & Emily Larkin

Lucas Alexander Bruno
Son of Alexander & Jessica Bruno


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