Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

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November 12, 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.

 Seminary Burse Collection – Today 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.”

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

Food for the Needy—Thanksgiving – Grocery bags from Silence of Mary for their Thanksgiving food distribution should all be returned today.  Thank you for your charity.

Regina Caeli Academy – Information Session via Conference Call – On November 27th at 8:00PM there is a information session via conference call for Regina Caeli Academy.  Dial-in: 1-302-202-1110 code: 326601.  Call in for this opportunity to learn more about RCA’s hybrid, two-day-a-week, classical homeschool program in the Catholic tradition.  A brief summary of RCA’s mission will be offered by Co-Founder and Executive Director, Kari Beckman to prospective parents and a Q&A will follow.  Anyone is welcome who wants to learn more about RCA and the possibility of a satellite campus opening in Southeastern, PA, to call in and explore how RCA may benefit your family.  For more information, see: or contact Rebecca Scheidel:

Pro-Life – Praying for Unborn – Following 9am Mass on Saturday,  November 18, you are invited to pray the Rosary in front of Hillcrest abortuary, 2709 N. Front St; Harrisburg.  Our Priest will lead us in prayer.  We pray once every month, on the 3rd Saturday, for the protection of the unborn.  Contact:

Adult Convert / Adult Confirmation – Any adults interested in coming into the Catholic Church or receiving Confirmation and for those interested in brushing up on their Faith; Adult Catechism classes will be every other week at 7pm in the social hall.  Contact the office regarding our next class date.

 Youth Group Next Saturday – Our Youth Group (ages 13 through High School) will meet next Saturday for games and a talk by Fr. Eichman.  For more information contact  us at

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.