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November 13, 2016

Coffee and Donuts – There will be Coffee and Donuts today following the 10AM Mass.  Please join us in the social hall in the school basement.

2nd Collection — Seminary Burse – There will be a second collection today for the Seminary Burse.  This collection goes towards the support of the FSSP seminary in Denton, NE.

Bishop Gainer—December 3rd Visit – Save the date: Bishop Gainer will be visiting Mater Dei on December 3rd to join us for our 1st Saturday devotions of the 8AM Holy Hour and in offering our 9AM Mass in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Please make attendance a priority to show your appreciation to the Bishop and your support for your community.

Confirmation Students — 1st Exam – Reminder: all Confirmation students will have their first exam with Father on Saturday, December 10th.  If you did not receive a reminder about this, contact Meghan Walters at 

YAG Brunch – The Young Adults Group will be meeting for brunch after the 10AM Mass today.  To be added to the YAG contact list contact Brittany Stewart at

Rosary at Abortuary – This Saturday, November 19, following the 9:00am Mass, we will  pray the Rosary and Litany to the Sacred Heart in front of the Hillcrest abortuary, 2709 N. Front St. in Harrisburg.  Please join us if you can.

Youth Group Meeting – Our next Youth Group event will be on November 19, 6 – 9pm.  Join us and bring a friend The Youth Group is open to young people ages 13 – 18.  For more information contact us at

 Sunday Rosary Schedule – Each Sunday, we offer a five mystery Rosary before both Masses on Sunday as well as a 10 mystery Rosary following the 10:00AM Mass.

Holy Name Society — New Members – Men who are interested in joining the Holy Name Society can do so on November 27th after the 8AM & 10AM Masses.  Members of the HNS will be in the back of church for registration and to answer any questions.

 2017 FSSP Calendars – Available Now – 2017 FSSP Calendars are available in the back of Church for $15.00 each.  Funds from your purchase go toward supporting Mater Dei.  Feel free to take multiple calendars.

 Christmas Cards Novena of Masses – Christmas cards are now available in the back of the church to send to family and friends who you would like to have remembered at the Novena of Masses at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary from December 17th—25th.  Please send the form in the enclosed envelope to the FSSP District House in Scranton.  Proceeds benefit the formation of good holy priests.

 November Friday Evening Schedule – Please note the alteration to the Mass schedule for these three Friday evenings in November:

  • Nov. 18 — No Adoration or Mass (both cancelled)

November Schedule Notes – As Father will be away at the seminary in late November, please note the following schedule changes.

  • Nov. 23rd—Mass at 7:10AM (No evening Mass)
  • Nov. 24th—No Mass
  • Nov. 25th—No Mass or Adoration
  • Nov. 26th—No Mass or Adoration

 Accepting Mass Intentions – We are now accepting Mass Intentions for 2017.  Mass offering envelopes can be found on the cabinet in the vestibule.  Note: for any Mass stipend received which is over $10, the excess amount is placed in the general fund.

Pilgrimage to Ottawa Catholic Shrines – Fr. Erik Deprey, FSSP, Pastor, St. Clements Parish, Ottawa, invites you to join him on a pilgrimage to the Canadian Catholic Shrines in Ontario and Quebec from May 6-16, 2017.  These include Mt. Carmel Shrine, Niagara, Canadian Martyrs Shrine, Midland, Notre Dame Basilicas in Montreal and Quebec City, Oratory of St. Joseph (St. Andre), and Cap de Madeleine.  We will also take part in the National March for Life on Parliament Hill.  For more information go to our website Orbis Catholicus Travel at or contact Susan Kotnik at or call 604-465-6911.