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May 7, 2017

Coffee & Donuts – Coffee and Donuts will be available in the Social Hall following both the 8am & 10am Masses this morning.  All are welcome to attend.

May Crowning – Today – Today, May 7, we will have May Crowning between the 8am and 10am Masses.  Any children who will like to join the procession and crowning should convene outside on the sidewalk along the side of the church by 9:20am.

1st Sunday Exposition & Adoration – Immediately following the 10am Mass today, there will be Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.  This is done on the first Sunday of each month.

May 13 – Rosary – This Saturday, May 13, is the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance to the three children of Fatima, we will have a  brief meditation after the 9:00am Mass.  Immediately following the meditation we will pray a Rosary in the park across Front Street.

Mother’s Day Carnations – On Sunday, May 14 after both Masses carnations will be available for a donation.  The proceeds will benefit two pro-life organizations in our area:  Pennsylvanians for Human Life and Undefeated Courage.

Mothers Day Mass Novena Cards – Purple Mothers Day Novena sheets are in the back of Church.  Fill them out and return them before the 10am Mass next Sunday, May 14 (Mothers Day).  There will be a basket in the back of the Church  The Mothers Day Novena of Masses will begin with the 10am Mass next Sunday and continue through May 22nd.  Be sure to have your intentions in the basket by no later than 9:50am.

Special Dates

  • 1st Communions: Sunday, May 28 (At 10am Mass)
  • Confirmations w/ Bishop Gainer: June 10 (11am)
  • Graduation Mass: Friday, June 16 (6:30pm Mass)
  • Parish Picnic: August 6, (Following 10am Mass)

 FSSP Mission Presentation – Next Sunday – Next Sunday, May 14, Fr. Jonathan Romanoski FSSP will be visiting to share updates on the growth of his FSSP apostolate in Guadalajara, Mexico.  He will give a presentation in one of the classrooms after the 10am Mass.  Information about giving to the mission work of the FSSP in Mexico will be made available and you can also visit for information.

Harrisburg Theology on Tap – The diocesan Theology on Tap group for Young Adults is attending the 10am Mass this morning.  All young adults are welcome to join them at the Federal Taphouse for brunch following today’s Mass.

 Seminary Burse Collection – Next Sunday there will be the Seminary Burse collection for Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, the FSSP seminary in Denton, NE.  Remember to use your “Seminary Burse” offering envelope for that collection.

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

Ignatian Retreat – Fr. Buckley – Father James Buckley FSSP will be leading a silent Ignatian retreat for men June 8 – 11 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska.  Cost is $195.  For more information contact Dennis Kilcoyne at  The retreat will fill up quickly, so act soon to increase your chances of acquiring a spot.

Youth Group – Regatta Night – The Youth Group will meet for Regatta Night, a bonfire and a talk from Father on Saturday, May 20 from 6pm – 9pm.  Remember to bring a snack, a friend and to RSVP to

Steeple Damage – Pieces of the copper covering for the steeple were blown off during a storm last week.  The steeple has since been covered to prevent water damage, and work is underway to determine the best plan for repair.

Holy Communion Procedure – When receiving Holy Communion, please use the entire width of the Communion Rail cushion, from end to end.  Often, there is space left unused on the ends.  If you see an empty space, fill it.

Mental Prayer

Mental Prayer is the elevation of our minds to God, asking of Him either expressly or tacitly those things of which we stand in need.  We ask for them expressly when we say in our hearts: “O my God, grant me this request for the honor of Thy holy name”; or “Lord, I am firmly convinced that this petition is Thy will, and for Thy greater honor, I ask this petition.  Accomplish, therefore, Thy Divine will in me.

When harassed by the attacks of the enemy, let us say: “Come swiftly, O Lord, to my assistance lest I fall a prey to my enemy.”  When temptation continues, we must continue the same prayer, courageously resisting the foe.