News and Events

OLA News and Events

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OLA Day of Service


Saturday, 9/21/2019
9 AM – 1 PM
Come help to spruce up the OLA Grounds, clean the church as well as help to tackle some of the regular maintenance required to keep our parish looking beautiful!  Villanova students will be here to help us as they have annually for the past 7 years!

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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.

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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.

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Parish Registration

In order to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist or Matrimony, or to have access to Letters of Eligibility to stand as a Godparent at Baptism or Sponsor at Confirmation, you need to be registered in a Parish.

If you are not registered or if you have any questions, please call the Parish Office at 610-688-1178.

We encourage anyone who is leaving OLA to please notify the Parish Office too. Thank you!

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Parish Religious Education Program

(PREP)

All of our OLA PREP classes got off to a good start. We are grateful for all of our Catechetical volunteers who are so vital to our Religious Education Program. Thank you, Fr. Carey for blessing our classrooms and supporting us in every way! A big Thank You to our Level 1 parents for attending our Parents Session on Sept. 19th. Parents are critical to the success of the religious education of each child as models and guides!

An important reminder: Level 3 Parents’ Meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 at 7 PM in the Upper Room. We will discuss the reception of both First Penance & First Eucharist.

Finally, a gentle reminder that we are collecting jars of Peanut Butter and Jelly during Sept. & Oct. which will be donated to a local Food Cupboard. Thank you for your consideration and support in this effort!

BFor information regarding OLA PREP activities, please click HERE, or please contact Sister Sr. Rita Marian Angelilli, IHM at: 610-688-6590, or rmangelilli@olastrafford.org.

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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: http://saintmonicacyo.website.sportssignup.com/

More Information: http://saintmonicacyo.website.sportssignup.com/Site/More/Documents

Questions?  Email Greg McGinn at: cyowildcats@saintmonicachurch.org

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Upcoming Retreats & Events

Saint Maria De Guadalupe – September 20 – 22

Our Lady of Confidence – October 8 – 10

Our Lady/Rosary Family – October 18 – 20

Christus Rex – October 18 – 20

Legion of Mary – October 25 – 27

Ave Maria/Furey Memorial- November 1 – 3

Women’s Tea – November 3

 

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 610-644-0400.

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REMAIN IN MY LOVE INITIATIVE FOR THE RENEWAL OF

CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE

Click HERE to view the conference flyer.

More information on the “Remain In My Love Mini-Conference On Marriage” can also be found at the following link: archphila.org/remain2019/

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Presentation: What Can We Do?
The Role of Laity in a Time of Crisis

As the Church undergoes this period of profound crisis, many of us feel helpless as we watch a drama unfold that we can do nothing about. But the truth is that we are not powerless. The history of the Church tells us that lay people have a role to play in the Church’s times of turmoil. Join us for an evening of reflection on the mission of the laity in times of ecclesial crisis and learn what you can do to cooperate with Christ’s action to purify and heal His Church. Speaker: Meghan Cokeley, AoP Dir. Of Office for New Evangelization.

RSVP: phillyevang.org/events.

All scheduled for 7 PM with Dates below:
Tues., 9/17 at St. Stanislaus, Lansdale
Tues., 9/24 at St. Catherine of Siena, Horsham
Mon. 10/7 at St. Andrew Olde Church, Newtown

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AbbeyFest: Faith, Music & Family
Sat., 9/21/2019
12 Noon — 9:30 PM

Join over 4,000 Christians for a day of music, praise, prayer, sacraments & fun at the largest Catholic music festival in our area!

Musicians: Matt Maher, Mac Powell, Hannah Schaefer, Joe Melendrez, FireHill Worship & more!

Location: Daylesford Abbey, 220 S. Valley Road, Paoli, PA
Tickets & more info: theabbeyfest.com

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Click HERE to access the Registration Form

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IHM Companions
The IHM Companions in Prayer & Ministry start meeting on Tues., 10/8/2019:
Morning Session at 10 AM in the Convent & Evening Session at 7 PM in the Upper Room.
This year, we will read & discuss Bishop Robert Barron’s study guide on “The Mass” from the “Word on Fire” Program. including DVD presentations.

Please contact Sister Rita Marian at IHM at: 610-688-6590, or rmangelilli@olastrafford.org, for further information and to sign up! 

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MAIN LINE SINGLES DINNER CLUB

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:

  • Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 5:30 P.M., a restaurant event at the “Shogun Japanese Steak House” located at 1305 West Chester Pike, Havertown, PA. 19083 in the Manoa Shopping Center.

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

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MOTHER’S HOME DESIGNER BAG BINGO

Please join us for a fun night out at DESIGNER BAG BINGO, hosted by Mothers’ Home on Friday, October, 18, 2019 at Bonner-Prendie’s Cafeteria in Drexel Hill.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, Bingo begins at 7:30.  BYOBeverages and BYOFood.  Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door and can be purchased at:  mothershome.myevent.com, or send a check to Mothers’ Home, 51 N MacDade Blvd, Darby, PA  19023.

All proceeds benefit the women and children of Mothers’ Home, a shelter for pregnant women in crisis and their newborns. 

More information can be found on our website: www.mothershome.org.

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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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HELP WANTED JOB POSTINGS

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Please Welcome
our New Parishioners

From December 15, 2018 – June 30, 2019:

Joe & Jennifer Nagle

Winston Estrella & his children:
John Christian & James Christopher
Kristin Sprenkle

Brady & Molly Carter
& their children: Arthur & Vivian

Erin Farmer & her daughter: Emma

John Bosco Thavid Soosai &
Gomathi Ramalingam
& their children: Rohit & Rachel

John Giovanni, Sr.

James & Jaclyn Galbally
& their children: James, Brady & Ryan

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

Christopher & Lea Mayer

Maureen Malone

Orlando Alvarado & Marie McMearty

Kevin Lambert & Ashley Klein

Carol Wortman

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Baptisms

From January 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019:

Grant Michael Passerini
Son of Kevin & Megan Passerini

Avery Rose Kieffer
Granddaughter of Regina Cappelli

Olivia Noelle Bryson
Daughter of George & Elizabeth Bryson

Peter Joseph Rossi
Son of David Rossi & Heidi Dallas

Brendan Michael Corrigan
Son of Owen & Bernadette Corrigan

Charles Joseph Decker O’Neill
Son of William O’Neill, Jr. &
Nicole Braga-O’Neill, Jr.

Eleanor Thompson Golden
Daughter of Francis & Lauren Golden

Russel Valerio Mumford
Son of Timothy & Annalisa Mumford

Harrison Paul McQuail
Son of Kevin & Megan McQuail

Lena Marie Mattioni
Daughter of Michael & Jillian Mattioni

 


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