OLA – News and Events


Children’s Liturgy of the Word

We are happy to announce that this program has
 restarted and will continue every Sunday at the 10 AM
Mass through Sunday, 5/08/22. Parents and children
(ages 2 – 8) are welcome. If interested in helping,
please contact Marge Seedor at 610-688-1178.


OLA Pre-Jordan

Parish growth from bottom to top starts with Baptism. We need assistance with preparation for the Sacrament of Baptism as guides and mentors for new Parents to share our faith and experience in Catholic family life.

We want to accomplish as a Parish:
1 – A formation team to provide guidance on the Sacrament of Baptism,
2 – Presentations for the Sacrament of Baptism for Parents and Godparents,
3 – Mentors to follow up and keep in contact (3/4 times a year) with Parents. 

An Information Night will be held at the Parish. If you wish to be a part of the program, please contact Deacon John Rose at: 610-608-5022, or email at: jrose@olastrafford.org.



Additional OLA Donation Options,
available online at:

1. Outreach – Poor Box and assisting the less fortunate,

2. Shrines Lighting candles,

3. Memorial Fund – In memory of a deceased loved one.


Tuesday Evening at 7:00 PM, in the Church


Parish Religious Education Program


Please pray for our Level 3 students who are going through
the Rite of Acceptance as they prepare for the Sacraments
of Penance and First Holy Communion:

Benjamin Achord
Harrison Achord
Gavin Anderson
Anthony Briscella
Giuliana Carbo
Ciona Carlin
Giuliana Cecco
Matteo Cecco
Rocco Costabile
Lina DiCicco
Charlotte Erdosy
Fiona He
Akhilesh Kampally
Massimo Marchisello
Mariella Marx
Anna Messina
Tilly Orcutt
Miguel Schaal
Samuel Sinnamon
Charlotte Tirney

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.



To Learn more about Walking with Purpose, click on the above icon.


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.



Come Join the Fun!

Saint Monica’s CYO Basketball


Basketball season is just around the corner.  Saint Monica’s CYO program offers clinics and leagues for grades 1 through 12.  Grades 1-4 are open to ALL students (ask a neighborhood friend to join your son or daughter).  Grades 5-12 are open to any registered members of Saint Monica Parish, Saint Isaac Jogues, Our Lady of Assumption, or attend a local Catholic School. 

Register at:


More Information:



Email Greg McGinn at:  cyowildcats@saintmonicachurch.org




During this upcoming year, campus ministry has a lot of events planned and we would love to invite the young adults in your parish to attend and participate in our events. Cabrini University’s Campus Ministry Department is excited to announce our speaker lineup for the Catholic Lecture Series during the Fall Semester. The department will welcome three experts in their respected fields to share their gifts and talents with the community.  Each speaker will use Campus Ministry’s theme, Shoulder to Shoulder, as their foundation for their conversations with our community.

All lectures will be held in our chapel: https://www.cabrini.edu/about/visit/directions

Information about our speakers can be found at: https://www.cabrini.edu/about/departments/campus-ministry/events2/catholic-lecture-series

The Catholic Lecture Series is made possible by a grant from the Ambassador’s Fund for Catholic Education, the successor name to the Archdiocesan Educational Fund. This charitable organization was created and funded by Matthew H. McCloskey, Jr. (1893-1973), building contractor and U.S. Ambassador to Ireland (1962-64), in 1967 to advance Catholic education and evangelization throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The name of the Fund changed in February 2020.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Director of Campus Ministry, Mr. Guilherme Lopes, gl10170@cabrini.edu.  






Catholic Men & Women are cordially invited to join “The Main Line Singles Dinner Club”- (Ages 52-67) to dine together and share common interests twice a month. Our next scheduled event is:

  • Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 5:30 PM – A restaurant event at “Jin Ding” located at 1051 Conestoga Road, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. Safe seating will be arranged indoors for this event.

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

(Catholic Single Men are encouraged to Participate)



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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Please Welcome
our New Parishioners

From January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021:

Thomas Single & Jessica Borders

 Damian & Katie Ercole & their daughters:

         Charlotte, Vivian & Elianna

Jordan & Allison Hesterman & their children:

         Charlotte & Miles

Carlos & Siu-Lien Perez & their children:

         Emma & Liam

Conner & Amanda Kubicek & their son:


Alex Theodos & Alicia Heming

Francis & Melissa Hough & their sons:

         Aidan, Shane & Declan

Helene Bailer

Paul & Lisa Salamone & their sons:

         Mark & Ryan

Dominic Toscani, Jr.

Jessica Hunnemeder & Nathaniel Graham

Ju won & Ji yean Yoon & their children:

         Seine & Taeoh



From January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021:

Elianna Mary Ercole

      Daughter of Damian & Katie Ercole 

Vivian James Ercole

      Daughter of Damian & Katie Ercole 

Charlotte Reese Ercole

      Daughter of Damian & Katie Ercole 

Sadie Lucia Smith

  Daughter of Bradley Smith & Christina Deal

Mia Joanna Deal

     Daughter of Anthony & Christina Deal

Declan James Hough

     Son of Francis & Melissa Hough

Nathan James Kubicek

     Son of Connor & Amanda Kubicek

Otis William Shropshire

     Son of George & Theresa Shropshire

Olivia Jean Lynch

     Daughter of Jason & Christina Lynch

Keenan Jeffrey Purvis

     Son of Ryan & Katharine Purvis

Elinora Maria Alvarado McMearty

     Daughter of Orlando Alvarado & Marie McMearty

Alfred Jameson Early-Mauriello

     Son of Gregory Early & Andrea Mauriello

Claire Bradley Rutkowski

         Daughter of Patrick Rutkowski & Alexandra Bradley

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