Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

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October 1, 2017

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

Exposition & Benediction after 10am Mass – Immediately following the 10am Mass this morning will be Exposition and Benediction.  This is done every first Sunday of the month.

 All Saints Party – Our All Saints Party will be on Sunday, October 29 at Seibert Park following the 10am Mass.  More information will come soon.

 Altar Servers Raffle – Our Altar servers will be selling raffle tickets on October 14 after the Rosary Rally, and October 15 & 22 after Mass in the back of the Church.  A drawing for a statue which will take place at the All Saints party on October 29.  Proceeds will be used for a recreational activity for our Altar Servers.  This is a small way we show our  gratitude and appreciation to our servers.

Men’s Recollection Next Saturday – The Holy Name Society will be sponsoring a Men’s Morning of Recollection given by Fr. Saguto, FSSP this Saturday, October 7.  The Morning of Recollection is open to all men including non-parishioners and will include a conference by Fr. Saguto, time for adoration and confessions, and a Rosary walk.  For more information, contact Tom Szymanik at 717-993-2852.  Registration will be held after both Masses today. The recommended donation is $20 which includes breakfast and refreshments.

St. Tarcisius Meeting  – Next Saturday – Our next St. Tarcisius Meeting is next Saturday, October 7 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.

Novena to the  Mother of God – From tomorrow, October 2, until Tuesday, October 10 at the end of each Mass we will pray the Novena prayer to the Mother of God (Mater Dei), our Patroness.  The prayer is found at the bottom of this bulletin.  This novena is in preparation for the feast of The Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary on October 11th.  Please take a bulletin home so that you can continue the novena on those days when you are unable to attend Mass.

 All Souls Day Novena Envelopes – “All Souls Day” envelopes are in the back of church.  Write on the envelopes the names of your deceased family members to be remembered during the All Souls Novena of Masses on November 2-10.  Place your envelope in the collection basket, or mail  it to the office.

 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.  Next Class date: October 12.

 Catechism Class Mandatory Meeting – A mandatory parent/teacher meeting will be next Sunday, October 8 at 9:10am.  The first day of classes is October 15.  If you would still like to register contact the church office as soon as possible.

100th Anniversary of Fatima – Rosary Rally – October 14 – On Saturday, October 14, at 11:30AM we will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Mary’s appearance at Fatima, Portugal in 1917.  All will assemble in the front of St. Lawrence Church and process to Front Street for the recitation of the Rosary.  After the Rosary there will be a sermon followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Lawrence.  In case of inclement weather, all will take place inside the church.

Novena Prayer to the Mother of God

O Virgin Immaculate, Mother of God and my Mother, from thy sublime height turn upon me thine eyes of pity.  Filled with confidence in thy goodness and knowing full well thy power, I beseech thee to extend to me thine assistance in the journey of life, which is so full of dangers for my soul.  And in order that I may never be the slave of the devil through sin, but may ever live with my heart humble and pure, I entrust myself wholly to thee.  I consecrate my heart to thee for ever, my only desire being to love thy Divine Son Jesus.  Mary, none of thy devout servants has ever perished; may I too be saved.  Amen.