Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – Are you interested?

We are looking for a group of 20 people to join Fr. 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 8:00pm, in the Church.



Join us for 10 sessions on Thursday evenings at 7:15 PM in the Upper Room starting Sept. 20th 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



All OLA Youth (grades 6 thru 12) are invited to assist our elderly and infirmed parishioners at a luncheon/entertainment in Assumption Hall from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM on Saturday, October, 27.

Our bi-monthly BREAKFAST FAITH DISCUSSION for our youth in Grades 7, 8 & High School will take place next Sunday, October, 28 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM in the Upper Room. Come and bring a friend!

Our monthly FAMILY CATECHESIS GATHERING will be held on Sunday, November, 4 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM in the Upper Room.

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


Upcoming Retreats & Events

Legion of Mary Silent Retreat for Men and Women – October 26-28

Ave Maria/Furey Memorial – November 2-4

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta – November 16-18

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.



Anointing of the Sick Mass

Please plan on joining us on Saturday, Oct. 27th for a celebration of the Mass, along with the Anointing of the Sick. The Mass will begin at 11 AM, followed by a light lunch & entertainment in Assumption Hall.

If you would like to attend, please R.S.V.P by Oct. 22, 2018 to:
Millie Slifer at (484) 401-0562 or
Sister Kathleen at (610) 688-6590 or

Sign up on the clipboard in the main vestibule of the church.

Please leave your name, phone number, the number of people attending mass and attending lunch and the names of those who would like to be anointed.







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 3rd at 5:45 PM – “Post Halloween House Party” at a member’s home in Havertown, PA.

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 8:00 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)


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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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