Weekly AnnouncementsOctober 29, 2017
All Saints Party – at St. Lawrence – Today, October 29, we will have our All Saints Day Celebration after the 10:00am Mass. Food, Games, & Saint Costumes! Due to inclement weather, the party has been moved and will be held in the church social hall with games in the classrooms.
Altar Servers Raffle – Statue of Our Lady – A drawing for a statue of the Blessed Mother will take place at the All Saints party today. Proceeds will be used for a recreational activity for our Altar Servers. This is a small way we show our gratitude and appreciation to our servers.
All Saints & All Souls Day – Mass Schedule
All Saints Day, Nov. 1
- 7am: Low Mass
- 7pm: Sung Mass (Choristers Singing)
All Souls Day, Nov. 2
- 7am: Two Low Masses (Communion for Faithful only at 1st Mass)
- 7pm: Sung Mass with Absolution of Catafalque
All Souls Day Novena Envelopes – “All Souls Day” envelopes are in the back of church for the All Souls Novena of Masses on November 2-10. They must be in today.
Coffee Donuts Clean-up – Please sign up to help clean the social hall afterwards Coffee/Donuts on Sunday. Clean-up begins around 12:15pm and takes approximately 25 minutes. A list of duties, and sign up sheet are located in the social hall. You can sign up for one week or multiple weeks. Thanks for sacrificing a little bit of your day for the church.
Christmas Cards Available – Today FSSP Christmas Cards are available in the back of Church. They are free for pickup. Feel free to take multiple packs.
2018 FSSP Calendars – FSSP Calendars are available in the back of the church for $15 per calendar while supplies last.
Online Giving – You are now able to visit our website to make a one time gift to Mater Dei or to set up recurring monthly offerings. Visit MaterDeiPA.com and click “Donate.”
Marriage Bans – John Troy & Abigail Butler plan to be married on December 2, 2017.
Adult Convert / Adult Confirmation – Any adults interested in coming into the Catholic Church or receiving Confirmation and for those interested in brushing up on their Faith; Adult Catechism classes will be every other week at 7pm in the social hall. Next Class date: This Thursday, November 9.
Food for the Needy—Thanksgiving – Grocery bags with a list of items needed by Silence of Mary for their Thanksgiving food distribution are available today. Items needed for Thanksgiving dinners are instant potatoes & sweet potatoes, stuffing, canned yams, canned vegetables & cranberry sauce, gravy in jars or packets, and brown sugar in boxes. Please take a bag and bring it back filled with items on the list either on October 29th or November 5th. Thank you in advance for your charity.
Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us, humbly prostrate before Thy altar. We are Thine and Thine we wish to be; but to be more surely united with Thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Thy Most Sacred Heart.
Many indeed have never known Thee; many, too, despising Thy precepts, have rejected Thee. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy Sacred Heart. Be Thou King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken Thee; but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee: grant that they may quickly return to their Father’s house, lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.
Be Thou King of those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islam, and refuse not to draw them all into the light and Kingdom of God. Turn Thine eyes of mercy toward the children of that race, once Thy chosen people. Of old they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Savior; May it now descend upon them a laver of redemption and of life.
Be thou King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one shepherd.
Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church, assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to it be glory and honor forever. Amen