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July 16, 2017

Coffee & Donuts – Please join us for Coffee and Donuts in the Social Hall following  the 10AM Masses this morning.

Wednesday Evening Mass – We are evaluating the time of the Wednesday evening Mass.  It is currently at 7:30pm.  If you attend or would possibly begin attending this Mass please contact the office at to let us know of the most desirable time for you.  Options are:

  • 6:00pm
  • 6:30pm
  • 7:00pm
  • 7:30pm.

 Fall – Men’s Recollection – The Mater Dei Holy Name Society will be sponsoring a Men’s Morning of Recollection on Saturday, October 7, 2017.  The Morning of Recollection will be open to all men of Mater Dei.  Non-parishioners are also welcome to attend.  The Director will be Father Saguto, FSSP.  More details will be provided in the near future.  Please mark your calendar and plan to participate in this special day.

 Support the FSSP Mission in Africa – Scapulars made by the parishioners of our FSSP Nigerian parish are available with a donation for the Mission.  Suggested donation is about $10.00 per scapular.  Checks can be written to “Mission Tradition.”

 Please Write Your Name In Your Missal – Please write your name in your hand missal.  One or more missals are lost or misplaced on nearly a weekly basis.

 Feast of St. Lawrence – Summer Picnic – Our summer picnic is on Sunday, August 6th, at Siebert Park in Camp Hill following the 10AM Mass for the external Solemnity of St. Lawrence.  Hamburgers & hotdogs will be provided.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.  We need volunteers for set-up and for clean-up.   Many opportunities are still available (see table below).  Signup sheets are in the back of church.

Co-Op Classes & Choristers – Mater Dei will again offer Friday morning classes and will begin our Chorister program for children.  We will also have a chant course for older boys.  The first class day will be September 15. Registration will take place on July 30th. Please contact Father Eichman with any questions.

 New Cross Country Running Club – Participation is open to all children of Mater Dei age 8 through high school. An informational meeting will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 after the 9:00am Mass.  The running club will be coached by Bill Fonticoba and Jonathan Healy.  Practices will take place on Saturday mornings following 9:00am Mass and Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 pm beginning August 26 at Siebert Park in Camp Hill.  Registration will be held on July 30th.

 Children Supervision – Parents with children please note: the upper floor of the school building is off limits to all except for students while attending their catechism class on that floor.  Also, while we strive to make the church a safe environment for children, we are in the midst of a busy city with transients frequently walking down the street and alleys surrounding St. Lawrence.  Do not leave your young children unsupervised, either inside the church/school building or outside.  Recently, children have been seen roaming the school building without adult supervision, and young children have been seen walking down the alley to and from the coffee social without the accompaniment of an adult (or responsible older sibling).  Direct any questions to Fr. Eichman.

 Homebound Parishioners – If you are homebound or know a parishioner who is and would like to be visited on occasion, please consider contacting the Holy Name Society.  As a part of their work for Mater Dei, members visit shut-ins and would gladly visit and pray with any homebound parishioner.  Contact Anthony DiSanto at

 Online Giving Now Available – You can now donate to Mater Dei online.  Go to our homepage at and click on “Donate.”  This is a very  easy and convenient way to make your weekly contributions.  You can make one time gifts or set up recurring gifts.  Please consider taking advantage of this way of giving during any weekends you may be away if you plan to travel this summer