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May 1, 2016

Coffee and Donuts – If you are visiting from another parish please join us after both the 8:00AM and the 10:00AM Mass for coffee and donuts.  Access via the door on the side alley.

May Crowning – May 1st – In honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we will have a crowning of Our Lady today, May 1st between the 8AM & 10AM Masses, beginning at 9:20AM.  All catechism students will report to their classrooms as usual for attendance before gathering on the sidewalk along the side of the church.  All other children (both boys and girls) and persons who wish to join the procession should also line up on the sidewalk by 9:15AM.  We will then process into the church for the crowning.

Mother’s Day Novena – The Mother’s Day cards are available for the Mother’s Day novena of Masses which will be offered May 8th – May 16th.  Please fill and place your cards into the collection basket today, or mail them to the office by this Tuesday.

Ascension Thursday – May 5th

  • 7:10AM – Low Mass
  • 7:00PM – Sung Mass (Chanted by Mater Dei Schola & Choristers).

Graduation Mass – Father Eichman will offer a Graduation Mass for our High School seniors on Tuesday, June 7, at 6:00pm.  A reception for families and their guests will follow.  Please contact Dawn Forbeck at (214) 205 – 2248 or forbecks@comcast.net for more information.

Choristers Singing – The Chroisters will join our usual Men’s Schola to sing at the 7:00pm Ascension Thursday Mass.

School Building / Courtyard Use – We have use of the classroom areas of the school building for events and classes.  Outside of these times, we ask parents to keep their children from roaming through the building.  However, now that the weather has warmed up, feel free to take your children into the small courtyard between the church and the school building if you would like.

Hand Missals For Sale – The 1962 Daily Hand Missal is once again available for purchase in the church office for $60.  We offer the Missal published in 2008 by Baronius Press in association with the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.

Sacramentals for Expectant Mothers – There are certain Sacramentals in the Roman Ritual through which we request God’s blessing that an expecting mother can have a safe delivery and also the grace of having her child baptized.  The priests would be happy to provide the following to any expecting lady at her request.  Please do not hesitate to ask.

Blessing of Expectant Mother – Can be given at any time during pregnancy.

Candle in Honor of St. Raymond Nonnatus – To be taken home and burned, and especially when the time of delivery approaches.

St. Torellus Water – Special Holy Water which can be sprinkled, used to bless oneself, drunk, or used in small amounts in cooking.

Easter Duty – Every Catholic has the obligation to receive Communion at least once per year during Eastertide, which continues through Trinity Sunday.  In addition every Catholic is required to go to confession at least once per year.  Confessions are heard before each Mass.

Parish Picnic – Save the date: We will have a Parish Picnic on Sunday, June 12, at Adam Ricci Park following the 10:00AM Mass.

Adoration – Friday & Saturday – Reminder: We now have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Friday evening 6:15 – 7:15pm, and Saturday morning 8:00 – 9:00am.

St. Tarcisius Meeting – Our next St. Tarcisius Meeting is Saturday, May 7th at 5:00pm.  The group is for children ages 5 – 12 and meets monthly in order to train the children to meditate.  Each meeting includes a short, priest led meditation, the rosary, and a potluck dinner.  Meetings are the 1st Saturday of the month from 5-7pm.  For information please contact Jill Lear at SaintTarcisiusGroup@MaterDeiPA.com