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December 13, 2015

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 today and next Sunday for sign ups and additional information.  Or you can 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 8:00 AM-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.

Kitchen Clean Up

On Thursday, December 17th, following the 7:10AM Mass, we are giving the Kitchen and Social Hall a deep cleaning.  Volunteers are needed.  Sweet and savory muffins, coffee, tea and juice will be provided.  Items needed: mops, brooms, scrub brush & bucket, toothbrushes.  Please contact Tony & Cathy Martin at agwmartin@dejazzd.com or call 627 – 4673.

Youth Group Evening

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


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.

Youth Classes / Chorister Registration Today

Today is registration day for the youth classes and Chorister program which begin this January (in three weeks).  A registration table will be set up in school building in front of the main level classrooms.  We will be able to answer any questions you have.

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 is this Sunday, 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 is this Sunday, December 13th. For more information, look under “Child Formation” on our website: Materdeipa.com

Available Parking

As a reminder: we have been given permission to park behind the office buildings located across the street from St. Lawrence during the weekends.  The entrance to these parking spaces is via Academy Alley, which is located directly behind these houses, and is the first alley after passing State Street.  These parking spaces can only be reached by turning left off Front Street. Please report any incident that might cause the owners concern, as we do not want to jeopardize the parking hospitality given to us from these generous property owners.  Also note that the parking lot along the side of St. Lawrence, off Buttonwood Street is not to be used.