2nd Sunday of Advent

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December 6, 2015

Class Opportunity for Children – Mater Dei is offering two spring semester courses for students from 2nd to 12th grade: a Church History class for children grades 7-12 taught by Fr. Flick and a Bible class for children grades 2-6 taught by Fr. Eichman.  These courses will be offered every​ Friday at 2:45pm through May​. Registration ends December 13th. For more information and to register look under “Child Formation” on our website: Materdeipa.com 

Chorister Program – Mater Dei is beginning a Chorister Program for children grades 2-12 (females and males with unchanged voices).  The students will be taught to read and sing Gregorian Chant.  This class will be highlighted by and oriented toward the students chanting for pre-selected Sung Masses offered throughout the academic period. This program will run from January through May with weekly classes from 3:50 – 5:15 Friday afternoons. Registration ends December 13th. For more information, look under “Child Formation” on our website: Materdeipa.com

Convert Class – If you are a non-Catholic interested in taking instructions in order to join the Catholic Church, please contact us at the church office.

Corporal Works of Mercy – If any needy person approaches you at St. Lawrence requesting money or another type of material aid, please do not give them any. Instead, direct them to the Cathedral one block up the street towards the Capitol building.  The Cathedral is equipped to assist the needy.  We are not!  Although it may seem the charitable thing to do, please realize that by giving aid to these individuals you are encouraging them to return and hence doing a disservice to your fellow parishioners and in particular the families who should be able to bring their young children here without hesitation. Thank you.

Coffee and Donuts – All are invited to the Social Hall today after the 10:00am Mass for coffee and donuts.  Access through door via the side alley.

Holy Name Society – The December meeting of the Holy Name Society will be on Saturday, December 12 after the 9am Mass. 2016 officers will be elected at the meeting.

Holy Name Society – The members of the Holy Name Society invite all men of the Mater Dei Community to join them in honoring the Holy Name of Jesus.  Investiture of new members will occur after the 9 am Mass on Saturday, January 9th.  A member of the Holy Name Society will be in the vestibule after Masses on December 13th and 20th for sign ups and additional information or contact Joseph Yula at 717-792-4729.

Saturday Exposition & Benediction – We now have a Holy Hour composed of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction from 8:00AM – 9:00AM every Saturday morning..

Friday Evening Mass & Adoration – Beginning Friday, January 8th we will have a weekly 5:30pm Friday Mass followed by Simple Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 6:15pm – 7:15pm.  This will replace our current 1st Friday 6:30pm Mass.

​​FSSP Christmas Cards Available – The priests of Our Lady of Guadalupe seminary will soon be offering the Christmas Novena of Masses.  Remember to enroll your loved ones and friends by using the beautiful set of Christmas cards.  Many free cards are still available in the back of the Church.  Feel free to take a few sets.

Youth Group Evening – Our next Youth Group event will be on Saturday, December 19 6PM – 9PM.  The Youth Group is open to young people ages 13 – 18.  For more information contact us at youthgroup@materdeipa.com