Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Weekly Announcements

September 11, 2016

Coffee and Donuts – All guests from other parishes are welcome to join us after the 10AM Mass for coffee and donuts.

Friday Mass Time Change – The consensus of parishioners is to adjust the Friday evening schedule.  Therefore, beginning in two Fridays,  on September 16th, Simple Adoration will begin at 5:30pm and Mass will be at 6:30pm.

Vocation from Mater Dei – We have one young man from our community, James Kuniega, who has just entered our FSSP seminary in Nebraska.  Please keep him in your prayers, and pray also for the others in our parish discerning a vocation.

Seminary Burse – Beginning in October, we will have a second collection on the 2nd Sunday of each month for the FSSP seminarians in Nebraska.  These funds will help pay for the tuition for the seminarian from our community at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska.  It costs the FSSP about $25,000 per year for each seminarian.  Of this amount, the seminarians are asked to raise $7,000 per year.  Our hope is that this burse will cover this for our seminarian.

 1st Day of Catechism – Catechism classes will begin next Sunday, September 18, from 9:10AM – 9:45AM.  All students should meet in the social hall by 9:05AM.  From there, each class will be lead to their classroom by the teacher.

 YAG Brunch Today – Reminder for young adults: we are meeting for brunch after the 10:00 Mass today.  To be added to the YAG contact list contact Brittany Stewart at Bvasilak816@gmail.com

Rosary for Unborn Babies – Following 9am Mass on Saturday, September 17, Fr Eichman will lead the Rosary in front of Hillcrest abortuary at 2709 N. Front Street, Harrisburg.  Please join us and pray for an end to abortion and the closing of the Hillcrest abortuary.  We pray in front of the abortuary every 3rd Saturday of the month.

Youth Group – Our next Youth Group event will be on Saturday, September 17, 6 – 9pm.  Join us and bring a friend for Capture the Flag and a bonfire.  The Youth Group is open to young people ages 13 – 18.  For location details and more information contact us at youthgroup@materdeipa.com

Fall 2016 Children’s Academic Program – Friday morning classes will be offered from 8:20AM – 9:10AM beginning September 16.  Church History will be taught by Fr. Eichman for ages 12 thru high school.  A Lives of the Saints class will be taught by parental volunteers for ages 7-11.  If you have any questions contact Dawn Forbeck at forbecks@comcast.net

Adult Convert / Confirmation Class – On Tuesday, September 20, we are beginning our Convert / Adult Confirmation class taught by Fr. Eichman.  This class will be held Tuesday evenings at 7pm in a classroom behind the Church. Enter via side alley door.

FSSP 2017 Calendars – The 2017 FSSP Calendars will be made available soon.  Last year we ran out of Calendars.  To ensure that we have enough this year, if you would like to purchase multiple calendars please let us know how many you would like.  These calendars, at $15 each, make a good gift, and each one purchased through Mater Dei will directly benefit our Community.

Our Lady of Sorrows

The Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary is on September 15.  There are seven special graces Our Lady gives to those who have a devotion to her Seven Sorrows.

Seven Graces of this Devotion

  1. I will grant peace to their families
  2. They will be enlightened about the Divine mysteries
  3. I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work.
  4. I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my diving son or the sanctification of their souls.
  5. I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.
  6. I will visibly help them at the moment of their death, they will see the face of their Mother.
  7. I have obtained this Grace from my Divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son and I will be their eternal consolation and joy.