March 29, 2015 - Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Buckingham, PA
Palm Sunday —March 29, 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 Zanies, 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,
welcoming parish family
and making church matter.”
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 Holy Week 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
Sincerely in Our Lord
Rev. Monsignor Joseph P. Gentili
Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Pondering the Word…
“The Lord GOD has given me a well-trained tongue, that I
might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse
them. Morning after morning he opens my ear that I may
hear; and I have not rebelled, have not turned back.”
(Is 50: 4-7)
The readings for Holy Week are a great source for kataphatic
prayer—the type of prayer that uses our imagination, feelings,
and emotions to bring us into union with God. I picture Jesus
this Palm Sunday, surrounded by the adoring crowds, most of
whom will run and hide in a few days, or turn away and condemn him come early Friday morning. I wonder if this verse
from Isaiah rings in his ears, especially the words, “I have not
turned back.”
We know from John’s Gospel Jesus has been escaping arrest
by fleeing into the desert, not to turn back, but to await his
appointed time. But he continues to “cry out” to those who
will listen. He cannot close his ears, he cannot silence his
tongue if there is an opportunity to rouse just one more of the
weary before he meets his fate.
Living the Word…
Today’s provision—Journeying this Week with Jesus, the
It’s easy to separate ourselves from the events of this week
since we know Easter is just around the corner. Try this Holy
Week to imagine yourself as one of the original disciples.
Think about the emotions and thoughts you have as the week
progresses. Picture yourself talking and listening to Jesus and
looking into his eyes. This week, put aside his divinity and be
with the man on his journey to Golgotha. Don’t turn back.
© 2015, Elaine H. Ireland
Memorial Plaque Installed
On Saturday, March 21, 2015 the Our Lady of Guadalupe
Memorial Plaque was installed in the church narthex. Many
families, individuals and some groups have memorialized
items in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in memory of a loved
one, in honor of someone or to mark a special event.
Craftsman Nick Shaw, of Nicholas A. Shaw and Son Trophies
and Awards in Point Pleasant, designed and built the plaque
and engraved all of the brass plates. The design is modeled
after the church architecture, using a dark mahogany wood
and a mission style.
“I appreciate the generosity of all of the donors who have
supported the building of the church, its artwork and other
items used in the church. I am very pleased to finally honor all
of the memorial donations,” says Monsignor Joseph Gentili.
The plaque still has many blank plates on it and these will be
engraved as new memorial donations are made. The Our Lady
of Guadalupe Memorial Book is also located in the narthex.
This book includes a complete list of all memorial donations
made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. If you are interested
in making a memorial donation to Our Lady of Guadalupe
Church, please see the parish website or call the Parish Office.
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.
Are You Called to Be a Deacon?
While all of the baptized are called to share in the mission of
Jesus Christ according to the gifts of the Holy Spirit, those
who are ordained also offer service in a way proper to the
Sacrament of Holy Orders. A deacon’s ministry entails
proclaiming, preaching and teaching God’s Word, assisting
the bishop and priest at the Liturgy, assisting at funerals,
ministering to the sick and dying, leading the community in
prayer and in sacramental liturgies, baptizing, witnessing
marriages, and exercising administrative leadership in the
Church. A permanent deacon, who may be married, is a
member of the clergy and shares in the hierarchy of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Through the Sacrament of Holy Orders,
the deacon is configured to Christ the Servant. It is Christ the
Servant who acts through the ministry of the deacon.
Learn More
2015 Permanent Diaconate Information Night
Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m.,
Vianney Auditorium, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary
100 East Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, PA 19096
Registration Required
To register or for more information, email Laura Nimmons at
[email protected]
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Good Friday Collection
for the Holy Land on April 3
March 29, 2015
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m.
Good Friday, Friday, April 3
Confessions, 12 Noon to 2:30 p.m.
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, 3 p.m.
Easter Vigil
Saturday, April 4, 7 p.m.
Monsignor Gentili, Celebrant and Homilist
Easter Sunday, Sunday, April 5
8 a.m. Mass
Father Ianelli, Celebrant and Homilist
9:30 a.m. Mass
Father Ianelli, Celebrant—
Deacon Brady, Homilist
11 a.m. Mass
Monsignor Gentili, Celebrant and Homilist
Fast and Abstinence
and Other Acts of Penance Lent 2015
The Bishops of the U.S. prescribe as minimal obligation:
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.
On Good Friday, April 3, 2015, we celebrate the mystery of
the Lord’s Passion, contemplating the sacrifice by which
Jesus redeemed the human race from sin and death. It also has
been our longstanding tradition as Catholics to offer alms in
support of the Catholic Community in the Holy Land.
As directed by our Holy Father, Pope Francis, funds
generated by this collection support programs and services in
the Holy Land. Support is needed to maintain the sacred
places, to provide educational and pastoral programs as well
as outreach programs for the poor through established
charitable institutions.
On behalf of those Christians and others in so much need, I
seek your most generous and sacrificial support of the Good
Friday Collection for the Holy Land on April 3, 2015. I
know that God our Father will reward your generosity beyond
all measure.
Gratefully and with best wishes in Jesus Christ,
+Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Philadelphia
Archbishop Chaput’s Sunday
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Parish Office Closed
Good Friday, April 3
Easter Monday, April 6
Father Quinn Leave of Absence
Please keep Father Quinn in your prayers. He will taking a
temporary leave of absence due to back problems.
Easter Celebration, Week of April 4 and 5
7 p.m. (Vigil)
8 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
Monsignor Gentili
Father Ianelli
Father Ianelli
Monsignor Gentili
Monsignor Gentili
Father Ianelli
Deacon Brady
Monsignor Gentili
Schedule is subject to change.
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A Mission of Love
by George Weigel, March 18, 2015
The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia this September should be more than a vast Catholic “gathering of the
clans” around Pope Francis—and so should the months between now and then. If the Church in the United States takes
this opportunity seriously, these months of preparation will be a time when Catholics ponder the full, rich meaning of
marriage and the family: human goods whose glory is brought into clearest focus by the Gospel. Parents, teachers and
pastors all share the responsibility for seizing this opportunity, which comes at a moment when marriage and the family
are crumbling in our culture and society.
Now, thanks to a mini-catechism prepared by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Pontifical Council for the Family,
we’ve been given a basic resource with which to do months of preparatory catechesis on marriage and the family —and
preachers have been offered reliable material for shaping homilies on these great themes between now and September.
Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive (Our Sunday Visitor) begins by reminding us that the Catholic Church’s
teaching on marriage and the family is not composed of “positions” or “policies,” a widespread misunderstanding today.
Rather, the Church’s teaching about marriage and the family are expressions of the basic truths of Christian faith: God,
who brought the world into being, loves us; the divine love is most powerfully displayed in God’s son, Jesus Christ;
friendship with Jesus brings us into the communion of the Church, which is a foretaste of the communion with God for
which we are destined; our basic task as Christians is to offer others the gift we have been given —friendship with the
Lord, which we do both by witness and by proposal. Or as St. Augustine so memorably put it in the “Confessions,” we
have been made for God, and our hearts are restless until they rest in the divine embrace.
Nothing falls outside of God’s creative and redeeming purposes, which include our being created male and female, the
complementarity and fruitfulness built into our being created male and female, and the permanence of marriage, which is a
sign of God’s own covenant fidelity. God is a communion of loving Persons—thus married love, St. John Paul II taught, is
an icon of the interior life of the Holy Trinity. God keeps his promises; thus the promise -keepers among us who live the
covenant of marriage bear witness to that divine promise-keeping by their own fidelity.
In light of all this, the Christian idea of chastity comes into clearer focus. In the Catholic view of things, chastity is no t a
dreary string of prohibitions but a matter of loving-with-integrity: loving rather than “using;” loving another for himself
or herself. The sexual temptations that the Church says “No” to are the implications of a higher, nobler, more compelling
“Yes”— yes to the integrity of love, yes to love understood as the gift of oneself to another, yes to the family as the fruit
of love, and yes to the family as the school where we first learn to love. “Yes” is the basic Catholic stance toward
sexuality, marriage and the family. We should witness to that “Yes” with a joyful heart, recognizing that the example of
joyful Catholic families is the best gift we can offer a world marked today by the glorification of self -absorption.
In a pontificate that has reminded us continuously of our responsibilities to the poor, for whom God has a special care,
preparations for the World Meeting of Families are also an opportunity to remind our society that stable marriages and
families are the most effective anti-poverty program in the world. As demographer Nicholas Eberstadt wrote recently,
“the flight from the family most assuredly comes at the expense of the vulnerable young”—especially low-income
children, who are more vulnerable to the toxic effects of family breakdown. That’s not Catholic carping; that’s basic social
science data.
The Catholic idea of marriage and the family is a gift for the whole world. Catholics should give that gift away,
profligately, in the months ahead.
George Weigel is Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy
Center in Washington, D.C. Weigel’s column is distributed by the Denver
Catholic, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Denver.
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Weekly Intentions
8 a.m.
Monday, March 30
Monday of Holy Week
F. James Robinson
Requested by the Robinson Family
8 a.m.
8 a.m.
Tuesday, March 31
Tuesday of Holy Week
Dolores Lehrmann
Requested by Anne Hoy
Wednesday, April 1
Wednesday of Holy Week
Cecile and Edward Fiscus
Requested by the Junker Family
x a.m.
Holy Thursday, April 2
x a.m.
Friday of the Passion of the Lord, April 3
x a.m.
Holy Saturday, April 4
Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine
Week of March 29, 2015, Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine
In memory of Margaret L’Heureux
Requested by the Zak Family
For the special intentions of Denise Ann D’Agostino
Requested by Denise and Joe D’Agostino
For the special intentions Pierce Codina
Requested by Denise and Joe D’Agostino
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.
Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord—3/29/15
Isaiah 50, 4-7
I did not cover my face against insult and
I know I will not be ashamed.
Psalm 22, 8-9. 17-18. 19-20. 23-24
My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
Philippians 2, 6-11
He humbled himself to become like us
and God raised him on high.
Mark 14, 1-15
Jesus, humbling himself out of love for us, did not shield his
face from buffets and spitting, but offered his life on the cross.
He relied on his Father’s love.
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
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
Bucks County Pro-Life Coalition Meeting
Monday, March 30, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Conference Center, Nativity of Our Lord Church
625 W. Street Road, Warminster, PA
All are invited to attend the monthly meeting.
Good Friday Prayer Vigil
Friday, April 3
9:30 a.m., Nativity of our Lord Church, Warminster
10 a.m., Planned Parenthood, Warminster
Our Good Friday observance will begin with a procession
from Nativity of Our Lord Church parking lot and end at the
Planned Parenthood on Louis Drive. There will be a reading
of the Passion and the Stations of the Cross in front of Planned
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
The Passion of Our Lord
as never seen before
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.
Theology of the Body
Informational Meeting—Adults Only
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
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).
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.
Monday and Tuesday, April 13 & 14, 6:30 to 7:20 p.m.
Saint Juan Diego Chapel, OLG Church
Theology of the Body (TOB) is a morality program that
reinforces St. Pope John Paul II's message for love and life.
Using a solid mix of stories, real-life examples, activities,
prayers and relevant references to the culture, it goes beyond
traditional chastity programs. TOB will be offered to teens
entering grades 7/8 in September and the program will start in
October. Adult volunteers (with Protecting Gods Children
clearance) will be needed to help facilitate the classes.
Training will be provided
Teen/Senior Citizen
Country Western Hoe-Down
Sunday, April 26, 1 to 4 p.m.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Gymnasium,
All teens and senior citizens are invited to an
afternoon of friendship and country dancing!
Pull out those cowboy hats and come by for an
afternoon spent learning classic country line
dances and enjoying some light refreshments.
Bring your friends!
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Local Catholic High School Honor Roll
Archbishop Wood High School
Distinguished - Angela Hudak
First Honors- Darby McCann, Karly Brown,
Aidan Mangan, and Alexander Schwabe
Second Honors - Kristen Lesenko, Amelia Buonato,
Rhiannon Brodbine, Brianna Pierce and Zachary Schwabe
Villa Joseph Marie High School
High Honors– Mary Tysiak
Honors - Karoline Cygan
Holy Ghost Preparatory High School
Distinguished – Patrick Taylor
Academy of Notre Dame
Distinguished – Nohelia Ortiz-Landazabal
Mount Saint Joseph Academy
First Honors – Mia DiGregorio and Madeline Rieche
Second Honors – Julia Fox and Mollie Mullen
La Salle College High School
Academic Excellence – Gianni DiGregorio, Joshua
Graham, John Jordon, Colin Seaner and Thomas Sottile
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  Domenico 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.
What Medical Forensics Tells us
about the Shroud of Turin
Images from photographic negatives show great detail for
various types of wounds and blood flows on the Shroud of
Turin. Consider the following information from the Shroud
that supports both the Gospel accounts of Christ’s crucifixion
and the Shroud’s authenticity as the burial cloth for a man in
the Roman Empire and thus possibly for Our Blessed Lord:
A. This man was crucified in a manner consistent with the
established Roman procedure, which included:
1. stretching the victim’s arms across the front of the
patibulum (horizontal crosspiece) and then nailing his
hands or wrists to that patibulum.
Entry wounds for the nails could have been in the palm close
to the wrist or in the wrist area itself. The exact entry point for
each nail is conjecture, however, because the Shroud image
shows only the back of the left hand where the exit wound
appears to be in the bone structure of the wrist. Forensic
studies tell us that this nail location is essential to support the
victim’s body weight during crucifixion.
2. nailing the victim’s feet to the vertical crosspiece:
Puncture wounds are seen through both feet for the man of the
Shroud; the left foot was placed over the right one before both
were nailed, and this experience would also have been
excruciatingly painful.
B. Blood flows on the Shroud are consistent with punctures
for both the feet and the hands/wrists.
Consider also that a victim who hangs in this position
experiences extreme pain in the shoulders and arms. The chest
is being stretched so the lungs are compressed and breathing is
very difficult. As the crucified victim tried to breathe and
relieve some of the pain, he would push up on his impaled
feet, so that one agony joins another, because no “middleground” position would relieve the torment. Any movement
would cause exhaustion and profuse sweating, and the
Gospels tell us that Our Blessed Lord’s agony on the Cross
lasted for 3 hours.
Contemplate the severe suffering for the man of the Shroud,
and thank our Blessed Lord for His agonizing Passion because
of His infinite love for us.
Example of a Roman nail used
in crucifixion (approximately 7
inches long, made of iron, and
with a gradually tapering foursided shaft and a round head
approximately an inch in diameter). Image courtesy of: http://
For more information, see the link for this material on the
OLG Website (, an
excellent summary at:,
or review other information at
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Parish Ministries
Have You Experienced the Loss of a Loved One?
Ladies of OLG
“Grief Support Fellowship” is Here for You
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.
Travel/personal-size items needed:
soap/body wash
deodorant and lotion
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.
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]
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.
Second Wednesday of Every Month
Are you seeking comfort and shared understanding
after the loss of a loved one? Let us strengthen each
other’s spirits. We meet in an informal setting to
listen, share experiences, and offer support. Your loss
may be recent or years ago, but we offer a safe and
confidential forum where you may speak openly of
your deceased loved ones and share your feelings.
Please join us. For more information, contact Janet
Koetter at 267-544-5263.
Parish volunteers needed
Once a month, twice a month, every
week—Help out whenever you can!
The Guardians of Guadalupe meet each
Wednesday following the 8 a.m. Mass
outside the Chapel. For about two hours,
the “guardian angels” help with light
cleaning of the church, chapel, pews and
narthex area. Contact Pete Murphy at
267-261-3905 to volunteer.
Please consider becoming a part of this
important ministry!
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
9:30 a.m. Mass
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
All children kindergarten through
second grade are welcome. No
registration necessary. Email Mary at
[email protected] with questions.
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.
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Upcoming Parish Events
These events are sponsored by the OLG 55+ Club.
Monthly Luncheon at Carmel
Wednesday, April 15, 12 noon
1613 Main St., Warrington
(Valley Square Shopping Center)
215-279-9607 (Carmel)
Please respond by Monday, April 13
to Dee Huelsman at 215-489-1692 or
[email protected] or Sara Esopa at
OLG 55+ Club Meetings
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.
Theology of the Body
Informational Meetings (Adults only)
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).
Monday April 13 and Tuesday April 14
6:30 to 7:20 p.m., St. Juan Diego Chapel, OLG Church
Bus is 2/3 full—reserve your spot today
Teen/Senior Citizen
Country Western Hoe-Down
Sunday, April 26, 1 to 4 p.m.,
OLMC School Gym
The National Catholic Bible Conference is
Returning to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia!
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.
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
FREE Easter Egg Hunt
and Easter Bunny Sighting
TODAY 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!
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:
Real Men Love their Mother!
Starts Thursday April 9, 7 p.m., Conference Room,
Parish Office, Group will meet once a week for five weeks
March 22, 2015
March 23, 2014
Current Fiscal Year (started July 1, 2014) Average: $20,981
Amount needed on a weekly basis: $23,000
If every family could donate $5 more per week,
the Parish would reach its weekly goal.
Solidarity Fund for Church in Latin America
Are you an Alumni of St. Bede,
St. Katharine Drexel School or a
CYO Alumni of the parish?
All alumni are invited to an all class reunion celebrating St.
Bede’s 50th Anniversary. Relive old memories and make
new ones! Follow us on Facebook at St. Bede the Venerable
50th Anniversary or [email protected] for information
and details.
50th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, April 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. Bede Cafeteria and
St. Katharine Drexel School and Gym
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.
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
Register Now!
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
Kindergarten and Pre-K
Divorce and Beyond
Registration has begun for the 2015-2106
school year for Pre Kindergarten and
Kindergarten. Please stop by the school for a
registration packet and more details.
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
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 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.
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]
“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.
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.
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!
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