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May 28, 2017

Coffee & Donuts – Coffee and Donuts will be available in the Social Hall following the 10am Mass this morning.  All are welcome to attend.

1st Communions Today – Today our First Communicants will be making their First Holy Communion at the 10AM Mass.  Please keep them in your prayers.

Memorial Day Mass Time – On this Monday, May 29, morning Low Mass will be at 9:00am.  Beforehand there will be Simple Adoration beginning at 8:00am.

Fathers Day Mass Novena Cards – Father’s Day cards are now available at the back of the church.  Please fill out the names of the people you wish to be remembered in the Novena of Masses that will begin on Sunday, June 18th and end on the 26th.  Return the envelopes by Sunday, June 11th.  They may be placed in the collection basket or mailed to the office. 

Parish Picnic – Our Summer Parish Picnic is set for August 6.  It will be held at Siebert Park just across the river in Camp Hill following the 10am Mass.  Please save the date in your calendar.

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.

St. Tarcisius Meeting – Our next St. Tarcisius Meeting is Saturday, June 3, at 5:00pm.  The group is for children ages 5 – 12 and meets monthly in order to teach the children to meditate.  Each meeting includes a short, priest led meditation, the rosary, and a potluck dinner.  Meetings are the 1st Saturday of the month from 5-7pm.  For information concerning the location of our June meeting please contact Jill Lear at

Volunteers Needed to Clean the Church – A few volunteers are needed to help clean the church.  The commitment is to help one of our rotating crews of five to six volunteers to clean for approximately two hours, once per month.  If you are willing to help please contact Elaine Rainey at

 Catechism Class – Thank You Teachers – Last Sunday was the final day of our Children’s Catechism  Classes for the year. Thank you to our ten catechists for your time and commitment to passing on the Faith to the Children.

 Knights of the Altar – Promotions – On Sunday, June 18, after the 10AM Mass twenty-three of our Altar Servers will be receiving promotions as members of the Knights of the Altar.  The ceremony will take place in the church and is open to all; parents  and sisters are encouraged to attend.

 Hand Missals For Sale – 1962 Daily Hand Missal are 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.

Food for Needy  – In the basket behind the last pew, the Holy Name Society collects non-perishable food for the Silence of Mary homes.  Our weekly contribution makes a real difference for those living in these homes. If you are looking for a way to help the hungry, please consider giving in this way.