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November 19, 2017

Coffee  & Donuts – Today we will have Coffee and Donuts after the 10am Mass in the downstairs social hall.  Please join us.

 2018 FSSP Calendars – FSSP Calendars are available in the back of the church for $15 per calendar while supplies last.

Matthew 25 – 2nd Collection – Today there will be a second collection taken for Matthew 25.  The collection is used to address the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter on the local level through food banks, soup kitchens and other parish supported projects.

 Candlelight Rorate Mass – On Saturday, December 9th, 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. 

Regina Caeli Academy – Information Session via Conference Call – On November 27th at 8:00PM there is a information session via conference call for Regina Caeli Academy.  Dial-in: 1-302-202-1110 code: 326601.  Call in for this opportunity to learn more about RCA’s hybrid, two-day-a-week, classical homeschool program in the Catholic tradition.  A brief summary of RCA’s mission will be offered by Co-Founder and Executive Director, Kari Beckman to prospective parents and a Q&A will follow.  Anyone is welcome who wants to learn more about RCA and the possibility of a satellite campus opening in Southeastern, PA, to call in and explore how RCA may benefit your family.  For more information, see: or contact Rebecca Scheidel:

Meal Train – Calling all those who want to grow in love of neighbor! We are starting a meal train for those in our parish who need meals – new mommas, those in an emergency, etc. If you are interested in helping cook occasionally or know someone who needs help, please e-mail Alyssa Showers at

 Coffee Donuts Clean-up – Please sign up to help clean the social hall afterwards Coffee/Donuts on Sunday.  Clean-up begins around 12:15pm and takes approximately 25 minutes.  A list of duties, and sign up sheet are located in the social hall.

Children Supervision Reminder – Parents please do not let your young children use the restrooms without assistance.  This will keep our facilities operational and also save others from having to clean up messes left behind by little children.  Thank you!

Adult Convert / Adult Confirmation – Any adults interested in coming into the Catholic Church or receiving Confirmation and for those interested in brushing up on their Faith; Adult Catechism classes will be every other week at 7pm in the social hall.  Our next class will be on November 30.

RB’s Barbershop – Benefits Mater Dei – Mater Dei parishioner, Robert Walk, has generously offered that anyone who mentions Mater Dei during their haircut with him will have their payment go straight back to Mater Dei.  Robert, who goes by “RB,” is the owner/sole barber at RB’s Barbershop in Marysville, PA at 111 Valley St. Ext.  Walk-ins are preferred.  Hours can be found at the shop’s Facebook page:  Phone: 717.576.8205

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.

Online Giving – You are now able to visit our website to make a one time gift to Mater Dei or to set up recurring monthly offerings.  Visit and click “Donate”