Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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October 8, 2017

Coffee & Donuts – Please join us for Coffee and Donuts in the Social Hall following both today’s 8AM and the 10AM Masses.

Vespers Tonight – Vespers and Exposition with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be tonight from 5:30pm–6:30pm.  Sheets are provided for all to follow along.

Seminary Burse Today – There will be a second collection today to support the FSSP seminary of  Our Lady of Guadalupe in NE.

All Saints Party – Siebert Park – On Sunday, October 29, we will have our All Saints Day Celebration at the Siebert Park Cabin in Camp Hill. Festivities start after the 10:00 am Mass. Food, Games, & Saint Costumes! Please bring a side or dessert to share & a bag of candy.  For more information or to volunteer to help contact Dawn Forbeck at forbecks@comcast.net

Altar Servers Raffle – Our Altar servers will be selling raffle tickets on October 14 after the Rosary Rally, and October 15 & 22 after Mass in the back of the Church.  A drawing for a statue which will take place at the All Saints party on October 29.  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.

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.

RB’s Barbershop – Benefits Mater Dei – Mater Dei parishioner, Robert Walk, has generously offered that anyone who mentions Mater Dei during their haircut with him will have their payment go straight back to Mater Dei.  Robert, who goes by “RB,” is the owner/sole barber at RB’s Barbershop in Marysville, PA at 111 Valley St. Ext.  Walk-ins are preferred.  Hours can be found at the shop’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BarberRB2015  Phone: 717.576.8205

Novena to the  Mother of God – From October 2, until Tuesday, October 10 at the end of each Mass we will continue to pray the Novena prayer to the Mother of God (Mater Dei), our Patroness.  The prayer is found at the bottom of this bulletin.  This novena is in preparation for The Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary on October 11th.  Please take a bulletin home so that you can continue the novena on days when you are unable to attend Mass.

Evening Mass with Hymns: Motherhood of the BVM—This Wednesday – For the feast of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin on Wednesday evening, October 11, we will have a Low Mass with Organ and Hymns.

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.  Place your envelope in the collection basket.

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, October 12.

Mass in Honor of Our Lady of Fatima – At Bishop Gainer’s direction, we will offer the votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at each Mass next Sunday, October 15 and consecrate our church to the patronage of Our Lady of Fatima.

100th Anniversary of Fatima – Rosary Rally – October 14 – On Saturday, October 14, at 11:30AM we will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Mary’s appearance at Fatima, Portugal in 1917.  All will assemble in the front of St. Lawrence Church and process to Front Street for the recitation of the Rosary.  After the Rosary there will be a sermon followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Lawrence.  In case of inclement weather, all will take place inside the church.

Catechism Classes-  Mandatory Meeting

  • October 8th: Mandatory parent meeting
  • October 15: 1st Day of Classes

Novena Prayer to the Mother of God

O Virgin Immaculate, Mother of God and my Mother, from thy sublime height turn upon me thine eyes of pity.  Filled with confidence in thy goodness and knowing full well thy power, I beseech thee to extend to me thine assistance in the journey of life, which is so full of dangers for my soul.  And in order that I may never be the slave of the devil through sin, but may ever live with my heart humble and pure, I entrust myself wholly to thee.  I consecrate my heart to thee for ever, my only desire being to love thy Divine Son Jesus.  Mary, none of thy devout servants has ever perished; may I too be saved.  Amen.