19th Sunday after Pentecost

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October 4, 2015

Fr. Sagutto Visit – Next Sunday, October 11, Father Sagutto FSSP, our new District Superior, will be visiting Mater Dei. He hopes to meet and speak with all. We will have refreshments in the Parish Hall after both the 8AM and 10AM Masses.

Catechism Registration – For those still wishing to register their children for this year’s catechism program please contact the office as soon as possible. Children must be registered members of Mater Dei to enroll. The cost is $45 for the first child and $20 for any additional. Three classes will be offered: 1st Communion, Understanding the Mass & Confirmation. Classes will begin on Sunday, October 18th, from 9:10 AM to 9:45 AM. Please note that our Confirmation class is a two-year program. Therefore if you have a child who you would like to have confirmed in the following academic year (2016-17), the student should be enrolled in this year’s Confirmation Class.

November 6th Friday Devotions – Mass will be at 6:30pm. A Holy Hour of Exposition with Benediction and Confessions directly follows Mass.

Priests Recollection – Both Fathers Eichman & Flick will be on recollection the week of October 18th. Therefore, there will be no Masses from Tuesday, October 20 through Friday, October 23. Men’s Day of Recollection – The Mater Dei Holy Name Society will be sponsoring a Men’s Day of Recollection on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Fr. Pendergraft, FSSP, will be the Director and the theme is Meditative Prayer. The day will begin with a Solemn High Mass at 9am and will conclude with Benediction at 3:00pm. The cost is $20 per person, which includes a light breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments. Non parishioners, family and friends are also welcome to attend. To register or for more information, please contact Tom Szymanik at 717- 993-2852. You can also register following Mass at St Lawrence (8AM or 10AM) on October 4 or 11. The deadline for registration is October 11, 2015.

Rosary Rally – On Saturday, October 10, 2015, at 11:30 we will commemorate the 98th Anniversary of Mary’s appearance at Fatima, Portugal in 1917. All will assemble at St. Lawrence Church, located at 110 State Street, and process to Front Street for the recitation of the Rosary. After the Rosary, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be celebrated at St. Lawrence. If you have any questions, please call Robert Charlton at 717-761- 7228. In case of inclement weather, the Rosary and Benediction will take place at St. Lawrence Church, 110 State St., Harrisburg, PA.