March 22, 2015 - Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Buckingham, PA
Fifth Sunday of Lent —March 22, 2015
Rev. Msgr. Joseph P. Gentili, S.T.D., M. Div.
Rev. Robert Ianelli, M.A., M. Div.
Rev. Walter J. Quinn, O.S.A., B.S., M.A.
Deacon Robert Brady, M.A.
Paula M. Furman, M.S., Ed.D.
Margaret Szewczak, M.A.
Gail A. Downing
Edward Zapisek, B.S.
Robert Poleshuk
Parish Office Center
5175 Cold Spring Creamery Road
Second Floor, Suite Four
Doylestown, PA 18902
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone (267) 247-5374
Fax (267) 247-5402
3243 Ash Mill Road, Doylestown, PA 18902
Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil
5 p.m.
8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Church Address
Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church
5194 Cold Spring Creamery Road
Doylestown, PA 18902
Monday through Saturday
8 a.m.
Daily Rosary at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday.
“We are a vibrant,
dedicated to growing disciples
and making church matter.”
You are Invited Lent and Easter 2015
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
Bucks County Choral Society
Johann Sebastian Bach – Mass in B Minor
Sunday, March 22, 4 p.m., OLG Church
There is a fee to attend this event.
The Message of Divine Mercy
Brief Introduction, Monday, March 30
6:30 p.m., St. Juan Diego Chapel, OLG Church
OLG L.I.F.E. Teen, The Way of the Cross
Tuesday, March 31
St. Martin of Tours Church, New Hope, PA
Fast and Abstinence
and Other Acts of Penance Lent 2015
The Bishops of the U.S. prescribe as minimal obligation:
Sunday Mass
All persons who are 14 years of age and older are bound
to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, on all the
Fridays of Lent and Good Friday.
All persons 18 years of age and older, up to and including
their fifty-ninth birthday, are bound to fast by limiting
themselves to a single full meal on Ash Wednesday and on
Good Friday, while the other two meals are to be light.
All faithful are encouraged, when possible, to participate at
Mass and to receive the Holy Eucharist daily, to celebrate
frequently the Sacrament of Penance, to undertake
spiritual reading, especially the study of the Sacred
Scriptures, and to participate in parish Lenten devotions as
well as Lenten education programs.
All are encouraged to participate in Operation Rice Bowl
which aids countless hungry people in the Archdiocese as
well as throughout our nation and our world.
Vigil Mass is at 5 p.m. on Saturday evening.
Mass is celebrated at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. on Sunday.
Weekday Mass
Mass is celebrated every day at 8 a.m.
St. Juan Diego Chapel, OLG Church
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Available 30 minutes prior to each Mass every weekend.
Also, available every Friday evening during Lent at 6 p.m.
Stations of the Cross and Benediction
Fridays During Lent
Beginning Friday, February 20, 6:30 p.m.
Devotion to the Blessed Mother
Every Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, OLG Church
Moms in Prayer
Every Tuesday, 9 a.m., St. Juan Diego Chapel, OLG Church
For more information, please visit the parish website at, download our Parish App
or call the Parish Office at 267-247-5374.
Sacrament of Reconciliation Available at
Our Lady of Czestochowa
Did you know…the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available
Monday through Saturday, starting at approximately
11:20 a.m. (just before the 11:30 a.m. daily Mass) at Our
Lady of Czestochowa on Ferry Road in Doylestown. (Use
the entrance for the church on the ground floor).
For further information, contact Our Lady of Czestochowa
at (215) 345-0600 or see their website :(http://
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from the
My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The Passion was the definitive act in the
life of our Lord. His strength in suffering
is a model to us. Just as the sacrifices of
Lent pave the way to Easter, so too our
strengths are born of our suffering.
Please take the opportunity during Lent to
renew and refresh your relationship with
God. We look forward to seeing you and
hope that as we approach the most important liturgical celebration within our
faith, we will be replenished and
joyfully look to celebrate Easter together
as a parish family.
Sincerely in Our Lord
Rev. Monsignor Joseph P. Gentili
Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
2016 Mass Intention
Mass Cards
The 2016 book for Our Lady of
Guadalupe Mass intentions for
Memorial Mass cards is now open.
Please stop by the Parish Office to
purchase your memorial mass cards.
Pondering the Word…
Anthropologically speaking, one might argue the first
covenant God made with Abraham around 2,000 BC, was the
precursor to the development of rule-based civilized society,
a way to move from an anarchic tribal mentality (which
unfortunately still exists in some places today) to a more
fair and just system. It had to be written in stone for the
stiff-necked Israelites who seemed quite ready to regress to
more primitive behavior at the drop of a hat. Their hearts were
not yet ready to be changed, so the law had to be specific and
punishment meted out.
God promises a new covenant, which Christians know as
Jesus Christ, who will forever change hearts. But we still
struggle with hardness of heart. What is the key that unlocks
the secret to a heart open to God’s law and love? That key is
Living the Word…
Today’s Provision—Forgiving and Forgetting: “If we
carry this Jeremiah oracle toward our common civic life, the
mandate that may arise from God is an invitation to a deep
breath and a fresh generosity, and a move beyond petty and
deep resentment toward embrace of the other… Where there is
no forgiveness and no forgetting, society is fated to replay
forever the same old hostilities, resentments and alienations…
the text from Jeremiah continues to sound… While it was a
remnant that received the chance for newness in ancient Israel,
it was one significant enough to reorder social reality. The
oracle continues to bid for a remnant with such a resolve. It is
a bid that invites beyond fate to possibility.”
(Walter Brueggemann,
© 2015, Elaine H. Ireland
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March 21, 2015
Dear Friends,
As we close in on the date for the World Meeting of Families and the Holy Father’s visit, I often
hear two questions: “How can I be involved?” and “How can I help?” Many of our people want to
be involved in some way, and of course we need all the help we can get.
First, I urge all of you, individuals and families, to attend the World Meeting of Families Congress.
Registration for both the Adult and Youth Congress sessions is open on the World Meeting of Families/Philadelphia 2015 website, You’ll find a variety of registration
package options, and detailed information about each session.
Second, please give serious consideration to hosting a family and opening your home to pilgrims. This is one of our greatest
needs. There simply aren’t enough hotel rooms in our region for the many people who will come to Philadelphia later this year.
We’ve partnered with Homestay, an international organization with a strong reputation and high level of expertise, to help us
with this initiative. They’ve designed an online portal specifically for the World Meeting of Families, where host families can
register a room, multiple rooms or a whole apartment or home, to be used by visitors. The website will then be opened to visitors
who can search for available rooms and request to stay there for a period of time during the World Meeting of Families. You can
learn more by visiting the “Host a Family” page of
Third, become a World Meeting of Families/Philadelphia 2015 volunteer. We need more than 8,000 volunteers for a wide range
of tasks. Our volunteers will be the face of the Archdiocese to people from around the globe this fall, so this job is vital to our
efforts. Volunteer registration will soon open on the World Meeting of Families website, Every
volunteer must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen, and must complete an online background check. On the website you can
read more about the different volunteer jobs available and soon begin the registration process.
Fourth, the historic events that will take place this year in Philadelphia demand not only a great deal of work, but also the money
resources to match. Fundraising falls largely on the shoulders of the host diocese.
As I’ve said before, we will not use Archdiocesan or parish funds to pay for expenses. Thanks to business, religious congregation
and individual donors across the country, we’ve made good progress in meeting our resource needs. We’re more than half way to
our goals. But with a massive effort like World Meeting of Families, we need all the financial help we can get. Every financial
contribution, no matter how large or modest, is greatly appreciated. I ask you to please consider helping us reach the goal. Again,
every gift matters, and you can learn more about ways to donate by visiting
Fifth and finally, please pray for the success of the World Meeting of Families and the visit of our extraordinary Pope Francis.
This can be a moment of renewal -- the beginning of new energy and life -- for the whole Church in Greater Philadelphia. Please
help God make that renewal happen through your active participation, your generosity and your prayers. I’m grateful for all of
your support, and I promise to remember you and your own
families in my prayers.
World Meeting of Families Prayer
Sincerely yours in Jesus Christ,
+Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Philadelphia
God and Father of us all,
in Jesus, your Son and our Savior,
you have made us
your sons and daughters
in the family of the Church.
May your grace and love
help our families
in every part of the world
be united to one another
in fidelity to the Gospel.
May the example of the Holy Family,
with the aid of your Holy Spirit,
guide all families, especially those most troubled,
to be homes of communion and prayer
and to always seek your truth and live in your love.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!
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Weekly Intentions
8 a.m.
Monday, March 23, Lenten Weekday
Margaret L’Heureux
Requested by the Zak Family
8 a.m.
Tuesday, March 24, Lenten Weekday
Regina Whittien
Requested by Marese Van Duyne
8 a.m.
Wednesday, March 25
The Annunciation of the Lord
Marie T. McEntee
Requested by Liz McLaughlin
8 a.m.
Thursday, March 26, Lenten Weekday
Rosina Torsitano
Requested by Maria Caperelli
8 a.m.
Friday, March 27, Lenten Weekday
Gerald Pino
Requested by Rita and Romano Valeri
8 a.m.
Saturday, March 28, Lenten Weekday
Gerald Pino
Requested by the Everett Family
Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine
Week of March 22, 2015, Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine
In loving memory of Helen D’Aloia
Requested by Sara Esopa
In memory of Miraflora Neophytos
Requested by Mike Broglie and Family
Purchase a candle in the OLG Shrine ($10) in honor of your
special intention. Call the Parish Office or stop by to reserve
your candle.
Fifth Sunday of Lent—3/22/15
Jeremiah 31, 31-34
The days are coming when I will make a new covenant with
Israel and I will forgive their iniquity.
Psalm 51, 3-4. 12-13. 14-15
Create a clean heart in me, O God.
Hebrews 5, 7-9
He learned to obey and became
for all the source of eternal salvation.
John 12, 20-33
The grain of wheat must die to produce fruit. Such dying must
be cultivated by obedience and by our covenant with God,
rooted in love and forgiveness.
Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord—3/29/15
Isaiah 50, 4-7, Psalm 22, 8-9. 17-18. 19-20. 23-24
Philippians 2, 6-11, Mark 11, 1-10
OLG Respect Life Committee
Two Great Happenings, ONE NIGHT EVENT
Wednesday, March 25, 7 to 9 p.m.
Immaculate Conception Church, Jenkintown, PA
Friends of FertilityCare is hosting a movie
and meet and greet. “NaPro: A Quiet Revolution” explains that there is a viable alternative
to birth control to treat women’s health problems and infertility. Dr. Monique Ruberu, the
only Ob/Gyn trained in NaPro Technology in the Philadelphia
area, will also share her conversion story. To register, contact
Barbara Rose, FertilityCare Practitioner at 215-884-2922.
Terri's Day! International Day of Prayer and
Remembrance for Terri Schindler-Schiavo
Tuesday, March 31
This year marks 10th anniversary of Terri's death. Memorial
Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Charles Chaput at 5
p.m. All are invited to attend. Following Terri's Memorial
Mass, the Life and Hope Network will have its Award Gala at
the Union League of Philadelphia. Individual Ticket: $150
Table of 10: $1,500. To purchase a ticket call 215-948-3863.
Urgent Legislative Alert from Pennsylvania
Pro-Life Federation Assisted Suicide Bill before the
Senate Judiciary Committee
Legislation has been introduced in the PA Senate which would
legalize assisted suicide in PA. Senate Bill 549 has been
referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Please contact the
members of the Senate Judiciary Committee with this urgent
message: “I urge you to oppose Senate Bill 549, the assisted
suicide bill. The legislation would hurt people with disabilities
and the frail elderly.” Contact information for the pro-life
members of the Senate Judiciary Committee:
Rice Bowl 2015
Join our parish community—and more than 13,000 Catholic
communities across the United States—in a life-changing
Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s
rice bowl in the church narthex or the Parish Office. Remember, your Lenten sacrifices change lives.
You can submit your Rice Bowl offerings to our Parish Office
at the end of Lent, put your offering in the
collection basket at any time, submit your gift online
( or send a check to:
Catholic Relief Services
CRS Rice Bowl
P.O. Box 17090
Baltimore, MD 21203-7090
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PREP, L.I.F.E. and CYO
L.I.F.E. Teen
Living in Faith Eternally
OLG Website and L.I.F.E. Teen Page
To access the L.I.F.E. Teen page of the
parish website, go to the home page
( Applicable permission forms and
flyers can be found by clicking on the form box at the top of
the L.I.F.E. Teen page. There you will also see boxes
containing the following information: Ways to get involved,
Teen Mass Dates, Photos of Past Events and a link to CYO.
A calendar of events is also posted on this page. From the
calendar entry, you can access a Sign Up Genius link.
Upcoming Events
Digging Deeper, Biweekly Teen Discussion Group
(Grades 7-12), Next Meeting, Thursday, April 16
7 to 8 p.m., OLG Parish Office (former chapel)
Through discussion, we hope to help teens better understand
what a powerful tool faith can be in their everyday lives.
Future topic ideas will be gladly accepted by teens and
parents. Discussion topics include (but will not be limited to):
Peer Pressure (4/16/15)
The group will not be meeting on 4/2—Holy Thursday.
The L.I.F.E. Teen calendar is also used for activities at Saint
Martin’s. The calendar will list the dates that this discussion
group will be at OLG as well as Saint Martin’s. An additional
chaperone (with Protecting God’s Children clearance) will be
needed at each session. To sign up to chaperone, use the sign
up genius link on the calendar entry you are interested in.
Teen Mass and Minute to Win It
Sunday, March 22, 9:30 a.m. Mass, OLG Church
10:30 a.m. to noon, Minute to Win It Competition, OLG
Parish Office
See the directions above to sign up to usher, serve as a gift
bearer, join in the games or bring a item to our gathering.
Join thousands of other teens from across the
country in the National Catholic Youth Conference!
November 19 to 21, Indianapolis
This is the largest bi-annual gathering of Catholic high school
teens in the U.S. The participants experience amazing music,
liturgies and workshops; along with endless entertainment.
Plan to be revived along with 20,000 to 25,000 other teens!
The trip will cost approximately $600 per person. This
includes coach bus transportation, the conference, lodging,
and some meals. A parent/teen meeting with more details will
be held in early spring. We will travel by bus due to the
unexpected rate increase in flights.
The Passion of Our Lord
as never seen before
Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Saint Martin of Tours, New Hope
Join us for a presentation of the Passion
done through pantomime, paraliturgical
readings, music and special effects. High
School students from New York will be
giving the presentation. They have
performed extensively on the East Coast.
Families are invited to attend this powerful
and unique prayer service. Young children may be frightened
due to the nature of the presentation. There is no charge but
there will be opportunity for a free will offering.
Teens Needed to Help with Dinner Before Play
There are twenty five teens performing in the passion. Teens
from OLG and St. Martin’s are invited to help serve and then
share dinner with the performers. If you are planning to be a
part of the meal, please sign up via sign up genius. We will
also need an additional adult chaperon (with Protecting Gods
Children clearance).
For more L.I.F.E. Teen Information
For general information on L.I.F.E. teen, or more information
on our summer and fall trips, please contact Youth Minister,
Gail Downing at [email protected]
Week of March 28 and 29
Easter Fun at Bush Park, Buckingham
Saturday, March 28, 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Come out and help make this a super fun morning for area
children. Help is needed hiding eggs, running games and
crafts. Please contact Mrs. Haus if you are able to help
([email protected])
5 p.m.
8 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
Monsignor Gentili
Father Ianelli
Monsignor Gentili
Father Quinn
Monsignor Gentili
Father Ianelli
Monsignor Gentili
Deacon Brady
Schedule is subject to change.
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What Medical Forensics Tells us
about the Shroud of Turin
For almost 125 years, physicians,
forensic scientists, and other
researchers have been intensely
studying the Shroud of Turin to
evaluate the textile itself and the
body that it held. Images from
photographic negatives show various
types of wounds and blood flows in
great detail. Consider the following
information from the Shroud that
supports the Gospel accounts of
Christ’s crucifixion and the
authenticity of the Shroud as the burial cloth for a man in the
Roman Empire and thus possibly for Our Blessed Lord:
1. Multiple puncture wounds encircle the man’s head and form
a pattern consistent with a crown of thorns; these wounds are
most especially visible on the forehead.
2. Abrasions are seen on both the right and left shoulder and
across the nape of the neck. These abrasions are consistent
with injuries inflicted by carrying the patibulum (horizontal
crosspiece) from a Roman cross for crucifixion.
Praying for Our Special Intentions
Please remember in your prayers the sick, home bound and
all the intentions placed in our prayer intention books in the
Shrine, Chapel and Church. All of the intentions in the prayer
intention books are prayed for at each mass at OLG. In
addition we ask that you pray for the following intentions
which are part of the OLG Prayer Line.
OLG Prayer Line
We invite you to join us in praying for the following people:
Anthony  Anna Lee Ralph Boccuzzi Ruth B.  Carolyn
 Caroline  Dominico Campologno  Anne Casano 
Jaila Cook Loretta Dadura  Rocco Dilaurentis  Betty
Demarco  Daughter A  Daughter B  Ronald DiSabatino
 Dominick  Allen Durst  Marvin Eidem  Peter
Giandalia  Matthew Giandalia Lauren Heaslip  Sean
Hogan  Rachel E. Johnson  Jacob Lambie  Jim 
Kevin Lane Bill and Diane Lane  J. Lee Steven K.
Lombardo  Jean Lomonaco Tom Lamb  Anna Claire
Mailiff  Dr. Ahmed Mazaheri  Matt Emma Marie
McCarty S. Miller Family Ginny Mintz  Elma Morrow
Nicole O’Neil  Anthony Nocco Baby Grace Oddo 
Dorothy Papst  Jim Pellicore  Sonya Pereira  Mary
Reichert Rosemarie Lynne Sharkey  Mary 
Lizzie Stimmell  James Sturgis Corporal Brad Thomas 
Grayson Weidner  Craig Wallace Louise Wasserott
Joyce Willard
To be a member of the “Prayer Team,” send your email
address/phone number to [email protected], or
call 215-794-7535. Prayer requests are welcome at the same
address and phone.
This patibulum often weighed between 60 and 100 pounds
and was typically laid behind the head and across the
shoulders of the condemned man whose outstretched arms
were secured to the patibulum with rope as he staggered to his
place of crucifixion.
Backlit photographs from the Shroud illustrate most clearly
that the blood across the shoulders is smeared or smudged
from the action of some abrading object in a pattern consistent
with patibulum placement.
3. Other injuries are consistent with at least one fall. When a
victim carried a patibulum on his shoulders while his arms
were restrained as described, he could not protect his face or
limbs if he fell to the ground. Several injuries on the front of
this man’s body are noted on the Shroud image and are consistent with at least one possible fall. These injuries include:
facial trauma, where the man’s:
nose appears to have been distorted (and possibly broken)
while he was alive.
right cheek was distinctly swollen.
the skin on the right knee, which is abraded and denuded
the right knee itself appears to have been swollen in association with a severe bruise or even a fractured kneecap.
Contemplate our Lord’s Passion and infinite love for us when
considering the severe suffering for the man of the shroud.
For an excellent summary:, or review other
information at or the complete
scientific analysis (with many images ) http://
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Parish Ministries
Ladies of OLG
Designer Bag Bingo
Thanks to everyone who attended Designer Bag Bingo and
helped make it a fabulous day! Approximately 245 attendees
enjoyed a fun afternoon of bingo (with a chance to win a
gorgeous designer bag), door prizes/raffle baskets, desserts
and an Irish dance performance by the Fitzpatrick School of
Irish Dance. A special thanks to the event sponsors: Brian
Trymbiski, Wells Fargo; Shop 65; Frank Dolski, Coldwell
Banker; Station Tap House; and Lou Bayne, Leaver-Cable
Funeral Home. Over 30 gift baskets were donated by the
generous ladies of our parish as well as other supportive
businesses in our community—thank you!
Personal Items Collection
Weekend of April 11 and 12,
OLG Church Narthex
Travel/personal-size items are being
collected to benefit the Sr. Thea Bowman
Women’s Center in Kensington (a ministry
of the St. Francis Inn). All parishioners are invited to
participate. Thank you in advance for your contributions.
Thank you for your generous parish’s support of the 2014
Catholic Charities Appeal. Your parish is one of 82 that
exceeded its 2014 Appeal goal. Because of your support
and others, the 2014 Catholic Charities Appeal achieved its
10 million goal!
The need throughout Philadelphia is immense. Last year,
your parish came through with exceptional generosity and
devotion to help feed the hungry, shelter the homeless,
educate the vulnerable and special needs children, and
support those in need. Your contributions are greatly
appreciated. I humbly ask for your ongoing
support in 2015. It is essential to the
success of these vital missions.
To donate or for more
information, see:
Travel/personal-size items needed:
soap/body wash
deodorant and lotion
The Seven
Levels of
General Group Meeting
Sunday, April 19, 1 p.m. (location TBD)
Service project will follow for anyone who would like to
assist with assembling the toiletry bags. Director of the Thea
Women’s Ministry will be the guest speaker. All ladies of
the parish are invited and encouraged to attend. Contact Susan MacLeman ([email protected]) if you can join us.
Health and Wellness Ministry
Easter Food Baskets
Baskets (or sturdy box/bag) Collection, All Masses,
THIS Weekend of March 21 and 22, OLG Narthex
The Easter Food Basket Drive is for both the
Doylestown Food Pantry and The Lord's
Pantry. If there are any questions, please
contact Maureen Sapelli at 215-794-5764 or
[email protected]
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
As a faith community, let's pray for our RCIA catechumens
and candidates who will be received at the Easter
Vigil. Anyone interested in the process for next year or in
discussing the beliefs and practices of the catholic faith may
call Linda or John Gray at 215-766-2057 or email
[email protected]
True intimacy means sharing who
we really are with another
person. We have to move beyond
the clichés in conversation and get
beneath the surface which involves taking a risk because in doing this, our weaknesses and
imperfections will be made known. Matthew teaches practical
ways to share ourselves more deeply with those we love and
change the way we approach our relationships forever.
Find the CD in the OLG Narthex. Listen, enjoy
and pass it on!
Easter Tribute
If you have a family member who is currently serving in the
military, please send their rank, full name and their Division
of the Armed Services to: [email protected] by Monday, March 23. We
will include their name in the bulletin for
Easter. If you have previously sent a name to
the parish bulletin, your loved ones name will
remain on the list. Please email if you want the
name removed or if you have any changes.
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Upcoming Parish Events
These events are sponsored by the OLG 55+ Club.
OLG 55+ Club Meetings
Second Wednesday of the Month
11 a.m., Conference Room, Parish Office
This is a great opportunity to meet other parishioners. For
more information, contact Michelene Bolsar
([email protected] or 215 348-4567).
Bus is 2/3 full—reserve your spot today
Discussion on Pope Francis’ Book
“The Joy of the Gospel”
Discussion led by
Father Robert Ianelli
Thursday, March 26
7 p.m., St. Juan Diego Chapel,
OLG Church
Books are available in the narthex
and at as paperback
and e-book'.
March 15, 2015
March 16, 2014
Current Fiscal Year (started July 1, 2014) Average: $20,861
Amount needed on a weekly basis: $23,000
Myrtle Beach Trip
5 Days and 4 Nights, May 3 to 7, 2015
$750 per person. Call for a brochure.
Make plans to enjoy a wonderful vacation in Myrtle Beach,
South Carolina.
Hotel suites with balcony and beach front view
Visit Charlestown, SC
Trip includes four breakfasts and four dinners
Enjoy a dinner show included with one evening
Bus transportation and drivers gratuity included
For more information on these events sponsored by the 55+
Club, contact Pat Price at 215-300-2153, Pat Donnelly at
215-598-9763 or Jean Zielke at 215-794-1188.
Trip Registration Information
Register Now
In order to book trips a certain number of registrants are
required, so register early to ensure trip will take place.
Trips Open to Everyone
All community members may attend OLG 55+ Club trips.
30-Day Trip Cancellation
In most cases, if you cancel your trip reservation 30 days
prior to the day of the trip you will get a full refund.
If every family could donate $5 more per week,
the Parish would reach its weekly goal.
Church in Africa
Rice Bowl
$3,553 (total)
$3,544 (total)
The National Catholic Bible Conference is
Returning to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia!
June 19 and 20
Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA
The theme of this year’s conference is “Scripture and the
Family of God.” There, you will discover how God is calling
you to do more than just believe in him. He is calling you to a
life-changing and life-giving relationship with him.
You will also have the unique opportunity to glean insight and
encouragement from gifted Catholic speakers and biblical
scholars, including Jeff Cavins, Mark Hart, Mary Healy, and
Edward Sri, Sarah Christmyer, and more! Registrations are
currently being taken, with an early-bird special available until
April 24. For more information on the conference and to
register, please visit or call
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Bulletin Deadline
Adult Faith Formation
We would love to hear from you! The bulletin deadline
is the previous Monday at 12 noon. Please email
[email protected] or call the Parish Office with
questions or to submit a request.
The Message of Divine Mercy
Sunday, April 5 Easter Bulletin Deadline
Monday, March 23, 12 noon
OLMC 26th Annual Lunch and Lecture
Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Sr. Cathy Nerney, SSJ
Wednesday, March 25, 12 noon to 2:30 p.m.
Cock’n Bull Restaurant, Lahaska, PA
RSVP by March 16, Tickets: $25
Brief Introduction, Monday, March 30
6:30 p.m., St. Juan Diego Chapel, OLG Church
The message of The
Divine Mercy is simple. It is
that God loves us — all of us.
And, he wants us to recognize
that His mercy is greater than
our sins, so that we will call
upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through
us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy. This message
and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the
writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun
who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of
about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about
God's mercy. For more information visit:
Checks made payable to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. For
tickets, contact Jayne Boccuzzi at 215-794-7897. Mail checks
to: Jayne Boccuzzi,1 Garden Path, Doylestown, PA 18901.
Real Men Love their Mother!
FREE Easter Egg Hunt
and Easter Bunny Sighting
All men are invited to begin an extraordinary 33-day journey
to Marian consecration with four giants of Marian spirituality:
St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother
Teresa of Calcutta, and Blessed Pope John Paul II. Father
Gaitley masterfully summarizes their teaching, making it easy
to grasp. More specifically, he weaves their thoughts into a
user-friendly, do-it-yourself retreat that will bless even the
busiest of people. So, if you've been thinking about entrusting
yourself to Mary for the first time or if you're simply looking
to deepen and renew your devotion to her, 33 Days to Morning
Glory is the right book to read and the perfect retreat to make.
Sunday, March 29, 1:30 p.m.
Joseph A. Fluehr, III Funeral Home
241 East Butler Avenue and Sandy Ridge Road
New Britain, PA
All children age newborn to age 10 are
invited. The egg hunt will take place—
rain or shine!
All Parishioners are Invited to Attend
The Passion of Our Lord
as never seen before
Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Saint Martin of Tours, New Hope
Enjoy a presentation of the Passion
done through pantomime,
paraliturgical readings, music and
special effects. High School students
from New York will be giving the
presentation. They have performed extensively on the East
Coast. Families are invited to attend this powerful and unique
prayer service. Young children may be frightened due to the
nature of the presentation. There is no charge but there will be
opportunity for a free will offering.
Starts Thursday April 9, 7 p.m., Conference Room,
Parish Office, Group will meet once a week for five weeks
This group is for all men, young and old who want a better
relationship with Christ through His mother. Please R.S.V.P.
to Meg Szewczak at [email protected] or
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats for Healing After Abortion
April 24 to 26, National Shrine of Our Lady of
Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA
Rachel's Vineyard is an extraordinary opportunity for any
person who struggles with emotional and spiritual pain of past
abortion(s). The weekend is a unique process designed to help
you experience the mercy and compassion of God. This process is helpful for those who struggle with forgiving themselves or others. Rachel's Vineyard is a "therapy for the soul"
which combines a unique and creative process for psychological and spiritual healing.
For more information please call Evelyn at (215) 317-5752.
All requests are strictly confidential. Read more about our
retreat online at
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Local Parish News and More
Villa Joseph Marie High School's Annual Spring Auction
Divorce and Beyond
“Divorce and Beyond” is a program for men and women
who are already divorced or have filed for divorce and are
working to heal the wounds of divorce.
Saturday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. Villa Joseph Marie High
School, 1180 Holland Road, Holland
Fabulous silent and live auction items include: day in DC with
Mike Fitzpatrick, one week in a 3-bedroom condo in Naples,
FL, celebration at Maria Hall, front row graduation seats and
referred parking, Name that Street – bus loop at VJM, 2016
Masters in Augusta, GA, tickets to Wicked the Musical and
back stage tour, trip to Mexico, and much more! The evening
will feature a fantastic catered dinner and an open wine and
beer bar for $60 per person. Call 215-357-8810 or register
online at
Our Lady of Mount Carmel (OLMC)
Peace and Justice Ministry
SAVE THE DATE: Monday, May 4, 2015
Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking,
comes to OLMC to talk about life, death, and social
justice. Don’t miss it!
Tuesdays April 7, 21, 28, May 5, 19, 26,
June 2, 16, 23, 30, and July 7
7 p.m., Saint Bede the Venerable Church, Holland, PA
Registration fee is $10. Please send the fee, along with your
name, address, phone number and email to: Divorce and
Beyond, c/o St. Bede the Venerable Rectory, 1071 Holland
Road, Holland, PA 18966. Your fee and information must
be received by April 7. For more information, call Helen
Love at 267-304-3772.
The Butterfly Project
Sunday, May 3
3 p.m., Temple Judea, 38 Rogers Road, Furlong
This powerful, moving play is based on the book of the same
name that was created from the art and poems written by
children in the Terezin concentration camp near Prague. Admission is free, but seating is limited so tickets are required.
Contact the Temple Judea office at 215-348-5022 for tickets.
Pilgrimage to Greece in the
Footsteps of St. Paul
Join Deacon Jim and Barbara Anne Fowkes, of Our Lady of
Mt. Carmel Church in Doylestown, on a 12 Day Pilgrimage to
Greece from April 12-23, 2016.
Following Easter and in preparation for Pentecost next year,
come and walk in the footsteps of St. Paul. Find yourself rediscovering the power of St. Paul’s ministry in Greece and on the
Greek Isles. There will be an information meeting about this
Imagine Tours and Travel pilgrimage on:
Information Sessions
Saturdays, April 18 and April 25, 2015
3 p.m., St. Mary’s Hall, across the street from OLMC Church
For more information, contact Deacon Jim at 215-348-7515 or
[email protected]
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