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October 9, 2016

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

Rosary Rally – October 15 – On Saturday, October 15, at 11:30AM the Diocese of Harrisburg will commemorate the 99th Anniversary of Mary’s appearance at Fatima, Portugal in 1917.  All will assemble in the front of St. Lawrence Church, and process to Front Street for the recitation of the Rosary.  After the Rosary, Fr. Eichman will offer Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Lawrence.  Direct questions to Robert Charlton at 717 – 761 – 7228.  In case of inclement weather, all will take place inside St. Lawrence.

 Seminary Burse Collection – There will be a second collection today for Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, the FSSP seminary in Denton, Nebraska.  Checks should be made out to “Mater Dei Community.”

Rosary at Abortuary – This Saturday, October 15, following the 9:00am Mass, we will  pray the Rosary and Litany to the Sacred Heart in front of the Hillcrest abortuary, 2709 N. Front St. in Harrisburg.  Please join us if you can.

 Novena to the  Mother of God – From October 2, until Monday, October 10 at the end of each Mass we are praying the Novena prayer to the Mother of God (Mater Dei), our Patroness as a preparation for the feast of The Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary on October 11.  The prayer is found at the bottom of this bulletin.  Please take a bulletin home so that you can continue the novena on those days when you are unable to attend Mass.

Youth Group –  Oct 15 – Our next Youth Group event will be on October 15, 6 – 9pm.  Join us and bring a friend for Oktoberfest.  The Youth Group is open to young people ages 13 – 18.  For location details and more information contact us at

All Saints Party – Siebert Park – On Sunday, October 30, we will have our All Saints Day Celebration, at the Cabin/Pavilion—Siebert Park on Rt. 15 in Camp Hill Borough.   Festivities start at 11:30 AM.  Food, Games, & Costumes!  The young and the young at heart are invited to dress as their favorite saint!  Brochures are located in the back of Church.  For more information contact Dawn Forbeck at

October Food Collection – Grocery bags with lists of items needed by Silence of Mary for their Thanksgiving food distribution will be available for your convenience after Mass on October 16th.  Items needed for Thanksgiving dinners are instant potatoes & sweet potatoes, stuffing, canned yams, canned vegetables & cranberry sauce, gravy in jars or packets, and brown sugar in boxes.  Please take a bag and bring it back filled with items on the list by the end of October.  Thank you in advance for your charity.

 All Souls Day Novena Envelopes – “All Souls Day” remembrance envelopes are in the back of church.  Write on the envelopes the names of your deceased family members and friends to be remembered during the All Souls Novena of Masses from November 2nd to the 10th.  Deposit these envelopes in the collection basket, or mail them to the office by October 30.

Novena Prayer to the Mother of God

O virgin Immaculate, Mother of God and my Mother, from thy sublime height turn upon me thine eyes of pity.  Filled with confidence in thy goodness and knowing full well thy power, I beseech thee to extend to me thine assistance in the journey of life, which is so full of dangers for my soul.  And in order that I may never be the slave of the devil through sin, but may ever live with my heart humble and pure, I entrust myself wholly to thee.  I consecrate my heart to thee forever, my only desire being to love thy divine Son Jesus.  Mary, none of thy devout servants has ever perished; may I too be saved.  Amen.