Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

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November 26, 2017

Coffee  & Donuts – Today we will have Coffee and Donuts after the 10am Mass in the downstairs social hall.  Please join us.

Vespers Tonight – Vespers and Exposition with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be tonight from 5:30pm–6:30pm.  Sheets will be provided for all to follow along.  We have Vespers every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

2018 FSSP Calendars – FSSP Calendars are available in the back of the church for $15 per calendar while supplies last.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Holy Day of Obligation – The Feast of the Immaculate Conception will be on Friday, December 8.  Our Friday Mass and Adoration  schedule will be altered slightly as follows.

  • 7:00 am – Low Mass
  • 6:00 pm – Simple Adoration
  • 7:00 pm – Sung Mass

Candlelight Rorate Mass – On Saturday, December 9th, we will have a special 6:00am Sung Mass. This Rorate Mass is lit only by candlelight. Because it is a votive Mass in Mary’s honor, white vestments are worn instead of Advent violet. In the dimly lit setting, we will prepare to honor the Light of the world, Who is soon to be born, and offer praise to God for the gift of Our Lady. As the Mass proceeds and sunrise approaches, the church becomes progressively brighter, illumined by the sun as our Faith is illumined by Christ.

St. Tarcisius Meeting – Our next St. Tarcisius Meeting is Saturday, December 2nd at 5:00pm.  The group is for children ages 5 – 12 and meets monthly in order to train the children to meditate.  Each meeting includes a short, priest led meditation, the rosary, and a potluck dinner.  For information concerning the upcoming December meeting please contact Jill Lear at

Confessions – Please remember that during Fr. Franco’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land confessions will not be available during Mass.  Plan accordingly.

Online Giving – You are now able to visit our website to make a one time gift to Mater Dei or to set up recurring monthly offerings.  Visit and click “Donate.” 

Please Remember Mater Dei in Your Will – Please remember Mater Dei in your will.  Your kind and generous bequest will help us achieve our mission and spread the Faith.

Children Supervision Reminder – Parents please do not let your young children use the restrooms without assistance.  This will keep our facilities operational and also save others from having to clean up messes left behind by little children.  Thank you!

 Adult Convert / Adult Confirmation – Any adults interested in coming into the Catholic Church or receiving Confirmation and those interested in brushing up on their Faith: Adult Catechism classes will be every other week at 7pm in the social hall.  Next class will be this Thursday.

 Online Giving – You are now able to visit our website to make a one time gift to Mater Dei or to set up recurring monthly offerings.  Visit and click “Donate.” 

Coffee Donuts Clean-up – Please sign up to help clean the social hall afterwards Coffee/Donuts on Sunday.  Clean-up begins around 12:15pm and takes approximately 25 minutes.  A list of duties, and sign up sheet are located in the social hall.

RB’s Barbershop – Benefits Mater Dei – Mater Dei parishioner, Robert Walk, has generously offered that anyone who mentions Mater Dei during their haircut with him will have their payment go straight back to Mater Dei.  Robert, who goes by “RB,” is the owner/sole barber at RB’s Barbershop in Marysville, PA at 111 Valley St. Ext.  Walk-ins are preferred.  Hours can be found at the shop’s Facebook page:  Phone: 717.576.8205

Stay Home if Sick – If you are sick and contagious, it is not necessary to come to Mass.  In such instances, it is an act of charity toward your fellow parishioners, especially those more susceptible to illness, to remain at home.

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.