Fifth Resumed Sunday after Epiphany

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November 8, 2015

Coffee and Donuts – All are invited to the Social Hall today after the 10:00AM Mass for coffee and donuts. Access through door via the side alley.

Coffee Social Volunteers – Needed We are in need of volunteers to assist with the Coffee Social after the 10am Mass. If you are able to help please contact the church office at or call us at (717) 889-4217.

FSSP Calendars – Today, the 2015 FSSP Calendars will be available on a table in the back of the Church for $13.00 each. Supplies are limited.

FSSP Christmas Cards – Novena of Masses Christmas Cards are available at the back of church to send to those you would like to have remembered at the Novena of Masses at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary from December 17 – 25. Simply send the form enclosed in the envelope to the FSSP District House in Scranton. Proceeds benefit the formation of good holy priests

New Altar Frontals – In order to add to the beauty of the sanctuary and the solemnity of the liturgy, we are having Altar Frontals made. These would cover the altar front from the mensa or altar top to the floor. We can currently purchase a single custom made frontal for between $250 – $350, which would normally cost between $1000 – $1250. We hope to have five frontals and already have benefactors for four of them. If you are interested in funding the final frontal please let us know.

December 4th – Friday Devotions Mass will be at 6:30pm. A Holy Hour of Exposition with Benediction and Confessions directly follows Mass.

Candlelight Rorate Mass – On the first Saturday of Advent, December 5th, we will have a special 6:00am Sung Mass. This Rorate Mass is lit only by candlelight. Because it is a votive Mass in Mary’s honor, white vestments are worn instead of Advent violet. In the dimly lit setting, we will prepare to honor the Light of the world, Who is soon to be born, and offer praise to God for the gift of Our Lady. As the Mass proceeds and sunrise approaches, the church becomes progressively brighter, illumined by the sun as our Faith is illumined by Christ

Youth Group Event – Our next Youth Group event will be a bonfire on Saturday, November 21st from 6PM – 9PM. For more information please contact

New St. Tarcisius Group – We are starting a group for children ages 5 – 12 which will meet monthly in order to train the children to meditate from an early age. Each meeting will include a short, priest led meditation, the rosary, and a potluck dinner. Meetings will be the 1st Saturday of the month from 5-7pm. We will gather in a different host family’s home each month. For information concerning our December 5th meeting please contact us at

Indulgence for All Souls – “An indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful, who devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally for the departed. The indulgence is plenary each day from the 1st to the 8th of November; on other days of the year it is partial. (Enchiridion of Indulgences) An indulgence is partial or plenary according as it removes either part or all of the temporal punishment due to sin. Indulgences may be applied to the living or the dead.

Corporal Works of Mercy – If any needy person approaches you at St. Lawrence requesting money or another type of material aid, please do not give them any. Instead, direct them to the Cathedral one block up the street towards the Capitol building. The Cathedral is equipped to assist the needy. We are not! Although it may seem the charitable thing to do, please realize that by giving aid to these individuals you are encouraging them to return and hence doing a disservice to your fellow parishioners and