External Solemnity of Sts. Peter & Paul

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Weekly Announcements

July 2, 2017

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

Benediction Following 10AM Mass – Because it is the first Sunday of the month, immediately following the 10AM Mass this morning we will have Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Welcome Fr. Franco – Please join us in the Social Hall after each Mass this morning as we welcome Fr. Franco to Mater Dei.

 Wednesday Evening Mass – We are evaluating the time of the Wednesday evening Mass.  It is currently at 7:30pm.  If you attend or would possibly begin attending this Mass please contact the office at Contact@MaterDeiPA.com to let us know of the most desirable time for you.  Options are:

  • 6:00pm
  • 6:30pm
  • 7:00pm
  • 7:30pm.

 Next Sunday – Vespers & Adoration – Next Sunday we will have Vespers & Exposition from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.  From now on, this will take place every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.  As part of the Divine Liturgy, Vespers is the public prayer of the Church.  Therefore, aside from the Mass itself, participation in Vespers, when it is being prayed by a priest or deacon, is the most efficacious prayer that the faithful can offer to God.  Booklets will be available to follow along with the priests.

Homebound Parishioners – If you are homebound or know a parishioner who is and would like to be visited on occasion, please consider contacting the Holy Name Society.  As a part of their work for Mater Dei, members visit shut-ins and would gladly visit and pray with any homebound parishioner.  Contact Joe Yula at Yulajj@comcast.net

Church Cleaners – Thank You – Thank you to those who have joined the Church Cleaning team.  We are back at full strength, and are grateful for your assistance.

Next Friday – 1st Friday – Next Saturday, July 7, is the first Friday of the month.  Our Lord told St. Margaret Mary:

I promise you in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Fridays in nine consecutive months the grace of final perseverance; they shall not die in my disgrace, nor without receiving their sacraments. My divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

Youth Group – Saturday Morning Event – Please note: Instead of our usually meeting time, Youth Group will meet on Saturday, July 15, for the 9:00am Mass, pray a rosary for the unborn babies in front of Hillcrest and go to a nearby park for games and brunch. Please bring a friend and a food item to share. Remember: RSVP to YouthGroup@MaterDeiPA.com

 Feast of St. Lawrence – Summer Picnic – Our summer picnic is on Sunday, August 6th, following the 10AM Mass which will be the external Solemnity of St. Lawrence.  Hamburgers/Hotdogs will be provided.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.  Sign-up sheets are available in the vestibule of the Church.  We need volunteers for set-up and for clean-up.  Remember, many hands make light work.

 No Summer Chant Camp – We will not have a Chant Camp this summer, but plan to have one next summer.  The Chorister Program for children will begin in September.

Holy Land Pilgrimage With Fr. Franco – Fr. Franco will be the chaplain for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from Nov. 26 to Dec. 9, 2017.  For information regarding itinerary, inclusions and pricing, please go to the Orbis Catholicus Travel website at www.oc-travel.com or e-mail Susan Kotnik at susankotnik@gmail.com or call her at 604-465-6911.

Please Write Your Name In Your Missal – Please write your name in your hand missal.  One or more missals are lost or misplaced on nearly a weekly basis.

2018 Fiscal Year Budget – Please note the increase in this year’s budget beginning today.  Our weekly budget has increased to $4,612.  Last year’s weekly budget was $3,665.

Online Giving Now Available – You can now donate to Mater Dei online.  Go to our homepage at MaterDeiPA.com and click on “Donate” or scan the QR Code below.  This is a very  easy and convenient way to make your weekly contributions.  You can make one time gifts or set up recurring gifts.  Please consider taking advantage of this way of giving during any weekends you may be away if you plan to travel this summer