External Solemnity of Our Lady of the Rosary

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October 2, 2016

Coffee and Donuts – All guests from other parishes are welcome to join us after the 8AM and 10AM Mass for coffee and donuts.

Rosary Rally – October 15 – On Saturday, October 15, at 11:30AM the Diocese of Harrisburg will commemorate the 99th 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, Fr. Eichman will offer Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Lawrence.  Direct questions to Robert Charlton at 717 – 761 – 7228.  In case of inclement weather, all will take place inside St. Lawrence.

 All Souls Day Novena Envelopes – “All Souls Day” envelopes are  in the back of church.  You may write on the envelopes the names of your deceased family members to be remembered during the All Souls Novena of Masses from November 2 to the 10th.  Deposit these envelopes in the collection basket, or mail them to the office.

Young Adult Group:  October 8 – The YAG will meet on Saturday, October 8th, at 5:30.  This group is for ages 18 – 35.  For more information email Brittany Stewart at bvasilak816@gmail.com

Seminary Burse – Beginning in October, we will have a second collection on the 2nd Sunday of each month for the FSSP seminarians in Nebraska.  These funds will help pay for the tuition for the seminarian from our community at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska.  It costs the FSSP about $25,000 per year for each seminarian.  Of this amount, the seminarians are asked to raise $7,000 per year.  Our hope is that this burse will cover this for our seminarian.  Checks should be made out to “Mater Dei Community.”

Novena to the  Mother of God – From today, October 2, until Monday, October 10 at the end of each Mass we will 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 feast of The Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Tuesday, October 11th.  Please take a bulletin home so that you can continue the novena on those days when you are unable to attend Mass.

All Saints Party – On Sunday, October 30, we will have our All Saints Day Celebration, at the Cabin/Pavilion -Siebert Park on Rt. 15 in Camp Hill Borough.   Festivities start at 11:30 AM.  Food, Games, & Costumes!  The young and the young at heart are invited to dress as their favorite saint!  Brochures are located in the back of Church.  For more information contact Dawn Forbeck at forbecks@comcast.net

October Food Collection – Grocery bags with lists of items needed by Silence of Mary for their Thanksgiving food distribution will be available for your convenience after Mass on October 16th.  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 by the end of October.  Thank you in advance for your charity.

Adult Convert / Confirmation Classes – Classes for any adult interested in converting or receiving Confirmation are currently underway.  They are held every Tuesday evening from 7:00PM – 8:30PM.  For more information contact the office.  Parishioners are permitted to attend as a refresher or to deepen their knowledge of the Faith.

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.