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May 8, 2016

Coffee and Donuts – If you are visiting from another parish please join us after both the 10:00AM Mass for coffee and donuts.  Access via the door on the side alley.

Graduation Mass – Father Eichman will offer a Graduation Mass for our High School seniors on Tuesday, June 7, at 6:00pm.  A reception for families and their guests will follow.  Please contact Dawn Forbeck at (214) 205 – 2248 or forbecks@comcast.net for more information.

School Building / Courtyard Use – We have use of the classroom areas of the school building for events and classes.  Outside of these times, we ask parents to keep their children from roaming through the building.  However, now that the weather has warmed up, feel free to take your children into the small courtyard between the church and the school building if you would like.

Pro-Life – Praying for Unborn – Beginning Saturday, May 21st, after 8am Adoration, and the 9am Mass, all are invited to pray in front of Hillcrest Abortion Clinic located at 2709 N. Front St. in Harrisburg.  One of our priests will lead the Rosary as we pray for the lives of the innocent unborn and the closing of the abortion clinic. We will be praying in front of the abortuary on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  For more information, please contact Christina Stoner at 717-432-5415.

Parish Picnic – Save the date: We will have a Parish Picnic on Sunday, June 12, at Adam Ricci Park following the 10:00AM Mass.

Parish Registration Forms – If you are not a registered member of Mater Dei and would like to become one, registration forms are located in the church entrance, or on our website.  Being registered makes one a more full recipient of the graces of the Masses (such as the “Pro Populo” Mass which is offered for the community members each Sunday) and prayers offered by the priests every day.  Also remember that the chaplain and assistant chaplain have the grace of state to guide in particular those who are their parishioners.

Youth Group Evening – Our next Youth Group event will be on Saturday, May 21,  6pm – 9pm.  The Youth Group is open to young people ages 13 – 18.  Join us for Sundaes and outdoor games.  For more information contact us at youthgroup@materdeipa.com

Hand Missals For Sale – The 1962 Daily Hand Missal is once again available for purchase in the church office for $60.  We offer the Missal published in 2008 by Baronius Press in association with the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.

Easter Duty – Every Catholic has the obligation to receive Communion at least once per year during Eastertide, which continues through Trinity Sunday.  In addition every Catholic is required to go to confession at least once per year.  Confessions are heard before each Mass.

Adoration – Friday & Saturday – Reminder: We now have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Friday evening 6:15 – 7:15pm, and Saturday morning 8:00 – 9:00am.

Memorial Day Requiem Mass – On Monday, May 30th, there will be a 9am Low Mass offered for the repose of the souls of  those who gave their lives in defense of our country.