Weekly AnnouncementsJuly 30, 2017
Coffee & Donuts – Please join us for Coffee and Donuts in the Social Hall following the 10AM Masses this morning.
Welcome Patrick Torsell – Our new music director, Patrick Torsell, will begin working at Mater Dei this week. His primary focus will be on developing our current men’s schola, introducing women into the choir to aid and support the Men’s schola, and building the chorister program for our children.
Fall – Men’s Recollection – The Holy Name Society will be sponsoring a Men’s Morning of Recollection given by Fr. Saguto FSSP on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The Morning of Recollection will be open to all men including non-parishioners. More details will be provided in the near future.
New – Meal Train – Calling all those who want to grow in love of neighbor! We are starting a meal train for those in our parish who need meals – new mommas, those in an emergency, etc. If you are interested in helping cook occasionally or know someone who needs help, please e-mail Alyssa Showers at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Tarcisius Meeting – The next St. Tarcisius Meeting will be on Saturday, August 5th, at 5pm. The St. Tarcisius group is for children ages 5 – 12 to learn how to meditate. They are guided through a short meditation by Fr. Franco. Contact Jill Lear for information by emailing her at SaintTarcisiusGroup@MaterDeiPA.com
Next Sunday – Feast of St. Lawrence & Summer Picnic – Our summer picnic is next Sunday, August 6th, at Siebert Park in Camp Hill following the 10AM Mass for the external Solemnity of St. Lawrence. Hamburgers & hotdogs will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. We need a few more volunteers for set-up and for clean-up. Opportunities are still available (see table below). Signup sheets are in the back of church.
Today – Young Adults Brunch – Our Young Adult Group will be meeting for brunch at a nearby restaurant following today’s 10am Mass. The brunch is open to all young adults between 18-35. For information about the YAG e-mail Brittany Stewart at Bvasilak816@gmail.com
Co-Op Classes & Choristers – This academic year Mater Dei will offer Friday morning classes and our new Chorister program for children including a separate chant course for older boys. Registration will take place today, July 30th, after both Masses.
New Cross Country Running Club – Participation is open to all children of Mater Dei age 8 through high school. An informational meeting will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 after the 9:00am Mass. The running club will be coached by Bill Fonticoba and Jonathan Healy. Practices will take place on Saturday mornings following 9:00am Mass and Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 pm beginning August 26 at Siebert Park in Camp Hill. Registration will be held after both Masses today, July 30th.
Children Supervision – Parents with children please note: the upper floor of the school building is off limits to all except for students while attending their catechism class on that floor. Also, while we strive to make the church a safe environment for children, we are in the midst of a busy city with transients frequently walking down the street and alleys surrounding St. Lawrence. Do not leave your young children unsupervised, either inside the church/school building or outside. Recently, children have been seen roaming the school building without adult supervision, and young children have been seen walking down the alley to and from the coffee social without the accompaniment of an adult (or responsible older sibling). Direct any questions to Fr. Eichman.
Online Giving Now Available – You can now donate to Mater Dei online. Go to our homepage at MaterDeiPA.com and click on “Donate.” This is a very easy and convenient way to make your weekly contributions. You can make one time gifts or set up recurring gifts.