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October 20, 2019

posted Oct 18, 2019, 5:33 AM by Diane Lapinski

FROM THE PASTOR…..MY DEAR PARISH FAMILY, FROM THE PASTOR…..MY DEAR PARISH FAMILY, I know that it is a bit early for this announcement, but it will be here before you know it.  We will be having a trip to Lancaster to the AMERICAN MUSIC THEATRE for their Christmas Show on Tuesday, December 3.  The ringing of church bells in a quaint town square set the scene for Joy to the World. The show remembers the revered holiday nostalgia of hometowns all across the US with awe-inspiring music and dance, phenomenal voices, light-hearted holiday humor, and inspiration of the Nativity.  Afterward, we will go to the popular Millers Smorgasbord in Ronks, PA.  It is a homey  Pennsylvania Dutch eatery with an all-you-can-eat buffet of local favorites.  Miller's Gift Shop is   conveniently located right inside of Miller's.  The Quilt Shop has hundreds of handmade gift items from Amish, Mennonite, and other local artisans.  The cost is $90.00 per person, which includes bus, show ticket, and dinner.  Please call the rectory now for your reservation.  These trips are very popular and they sell out quickly.  Please see the bulletin for more  details.

Unfortunately, we WILL NOT BE HAVING AN OVERNIGHT TRIP to New York City this year.  With our trip to the Holy Land this past September and with our upcoming trip to see the Passion Play in  Germany, it was decided that our overnight to New York was just a bit too much this year.  Please stay tuned for our trip to New York City next December.

In a few weeks, the church will celebrate the MEMORIAL OF ALL SOULS DAY. It is a day in particular that we remember all those loved ones who have gone to their rest in the peace of Christ.  Here at OLV, we remember our deceased loved ones throughout November.  If you would like your deceased family members and/or friends remembered at the Masses throughout the month, please place their names on the All Souls Day envelopes found at the entrances of the church, in the baptistery area, or from your envelope packet and return them through the collection basket or through the mail or by bringing them to the rectory.  They will be placed at the All Souls Shrine in the sanctuary.  You will be able to give us their names throughout November, as well.

As previously stated to you there might have to be a few tweaks in our normal schedule due to the loss of Fr. Antony and the work to be done. Therefore,

· No 7:00 AM Mass on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday of this week – FALL CLERGY CONFERENCE. There will be a 9:00 AM Mass on those days.

· Due to the absence of priests and deacon, THERE WILL BE NO ADORATION ON WEDNESDAY.

· NO 7:00 AM MASS on Monday, the 28th. There will be a 9:00 AM Mass.

Again, thank you for your understanding. But we are doing the best we can.

I would like to take this time to THANK PNC BANK for making our pre-school a project for THE DAY OF CARING a few weeks ago.  There were a lot of paintbrushes being used as a group of volunteers painted portions of the pre-school.  May God bless them for their charity by choosing our pre-school for their special work.


HUMOR FOR THE WEEK - Two elderly sisters donated $5 to a charity and, to their surprise, won tickets to a football game. Since they had never seen a live football game before, Madge thought the free tickets would provide an excellent opportunity for doing so. "I think so, too," said Mabel. "Let's go!" They soon found themselves high in a noisy stadium overlooking a large, grassy expanse. They watched the kickoff and the seemingly endless back-and-forth struggles that comprised the scoreless first half. They enjoyed the band music and cheerleader performance that followed. Then came the second half. When the teams lined up for the second-half kickoff, Madge nudged her sister. "I guess we can go home now,  Mabel," she said. "This is where we came in."