News & Events

ANNUAL YOUTH FLOWER SALE

Please support our annual Youth Group Flower Sale!  All proceeds are used to assist needy families in Prestonsburg, KY!   Click HERE to access the Order Form on-line. Forms are also in the rack near the elevator in the church vestibule.

The deadline to hand in orders is Wednesday April 3.  Flowers and Palm Crosses can be picked up after all Masses on Palm Sunday, April 13 & 14.

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OLA 2019 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Click on the image below for more information:

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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.

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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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Walking With Purpose — Connect Coffee
Calling Ladies of all faiths! Please join us Wed., 3/27/19, from 7 PM – 8:30 PM in Assumption Hall for a social “Connect Coffee” filled with fellowship & friendship where a 30-minute video, “Reaching Your Child’s Heart” & small table conversation around the topic will occur. Come with a friend, relax and enjoy the evening. Light refreshments provided.

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Parish Religious Education Program

(PREP)

Our next Breakfast-Faith Youth Discussion is Sunday, March 24 from 11:15 to 12:15 in the Upper Room. We invite PARENTS and/or our 7th thru High School YOUTH to join us!

Please PRAY for our children who are receiving their First Penance this Tuesday, March 26 at 7 PM!

Emma Albanese          Nuria Tran Coll
Dean Dagostino          Colette Daniels
Adrianna DiCicco         Patrick Donoghue
Sean Donoghue          Brad Fatz
Anna Harrity               Liam Harrity
Carter He                   Isabella Hoang
William Kissinger        Madelyn Kolb
Lia Messina                William Morris
Anika Octavio             John Peyton
Anai Randolph            Emma Reiter
Sofia Russo                Pierce Ryan
Colten Sinnamon        Joseph Tinneny

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

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Upcoming Retreats & Events

Palm Sunday – April 12 – 14

Celebration of Christ’s Holy Passion – April 18 – 20

Holy Week Quiet Retreat – April 15 – 21

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.

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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.

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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 events are:

Saturday, March 23rd, “Post St. Patty’s/St. Joseph’s House Party at a member’s home in Haverford, PA.

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

(Catholic Men are encouraged to Participate)

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Movie With Meaning: “Paper Clips”
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (if necessary)
Lunch is served at 12:00 noon for both groups
Stipend:  $15 (Includes lunch)

In 2001, the “Paper Clip” project, begun by students of Tennessee’s Whitwell Middle School, culminated in a unique memorial that changed the lives of those who created it.  The efforts of these students touched the hearts of Holocaust survivors, parents, teachers and the international community.

Taize Prayer (Prayer Around the Cross)
Tuesdays during Lent, March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9
7:30 p.m.
Stipend:  Donation

Based on the worship service of the Taize community in France, this is contemplative prayer which includes prayer, song, readings, meditation, intercessory prayer and silence.

A Silent Mid-Lenten Retreat Day:  “In the Footsteps of Christ”
Monday, March 25, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Presenter:  Sister Marie Gipprich, IHM
Stipend:  $40 (Includes breakfast, lunch and Mass)

Mid-way through Lent is a good time to reflect and evaluate our initial resolve to deepen our relationship with Christ and prepare for the great feast of Easter.  This will be a SILENT retreat (including lunch) that will include two brief talks, private and communal prayer, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Mass.

Kindly register for these events at least a week in advance by calling 610-581-0120
or emailing Sr. Marie at ihmconferencecenter@gmail.com

Thank you!

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ATTENTION ALL WOMEN OF THE PARISH!

Tap into your artistic spirit!  Join the Ladies of OLA on Monday, April 8th at the Italian American Club at 7:00 PM for an evening of fun and creativity, and go home with an original masterpiece.  The cost is $35, which includes all of the materials, and payment is due that evening.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Reserve your spot by calling Marge DiGiacomo at (610) 688-3453.

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HELP WANTED JOB POSTINGS

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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

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Baptisms
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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