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.


   “Symbolon”  Part II Living the Faith

    When: Thursday evenings, January 17-March 21

    Where: Upper Room, Assumption Hall

    Time: 7:15pm to 9:00pm

Contact Deacon John Rose 610-608-5022 or email mailto:jrose@olastrafford.org

For more information on the Symbolon Program, click HERE.


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



All 7th, 8th Grade, High School Students & Parents are welcome to participate in our Breakfast-Faith Youth Discussion next Sun., Jan. 27 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM in the Upper Room. The Alpha Youth Video we will view & discuss is: “How Does God Guide Us Into Full Life?” & the Sunday Gospel as presented in Visions Magazine.

Our next Family Catechesis Gathering is on Sun., Feb. 3 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM in the Upper Room.

Parents will receive First Semester PREP Progress Reports in the mail this week.

First Semester PREP Progress Reports will be mailed to Parents in mid-January.

All our Youth are invited to follow the mandate of the Lord to ‘FEED THE HUNGRY’ by preparing and cooking Casseroles for the Poor on our annual Youth MLK Service Day from 10 AM to 2 PM on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. To participate, please contact Sr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick (info below).

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

Holy Spirit – January 25 – 27

Saint Blais/Curran Memorial – February 1-3

Women’s Tea – February 3

Saint John Neumann – February 8 -10

Retrouvaille for Married Couples – February 8 – 10

Valentine Twilight Retreat – February 10

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.





6:00 PM


An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty mythological being Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: Her Own Identity. 

Pizza, Hot Dogs and other movie treats will be provided.  A free-will offering will be accepted.

Sign-Up Sheets are available in the vestibule of the church or in the Parish Office.  For more information call the office at




                                                 LECTURE SERIES

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary invites you to the sixth annual John Cardinal Foley Lecture on The Church and Social Communications.  This year’s lecture, on Monday, January 28th at 7:00 p.m., will be given by Kim Daniels, the Associate Director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University.  A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Chicago Law School, Kim was appointed by Pope Francis as a Member of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication in 2016, and has been a lead advisor to the U.S. Bishops and Catholic organizations.  Her talk is entitled “From Anger to Renewal: Communications and the Crisis in the Church.”  The event is FREE and open to the public.  For more information, go to www.scs.edu/cardinal-foley-lecture.






Catholic Charities Night With The Flyers!

Plan a night out with family and friends and head down to Wells Fargo Center for Catholic Charities (CCA) night with the Flyers! Enjoy a great night out while benefiting the CCA, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s largest annual fundraising initiative.
A portion of all tickets sold will support the Catholic Charities Appeal. 

If 100 tickets are sold, CCA beneficiaries will perform on the concourse prior to the start of the game and Maddie from Archbishop Ryan Academy for the Deaf will get to sit in the penalty box during player warm-ups!



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, February 16th at 6:00 P.M., a “Post Valentine/Chinese New Year House Party” at a member’s home in Springfield, PA. (Snow Date: Saturday, February 23rd).       

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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