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MOTHER OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE
Parish Offices: 610-265-4178
Parish E-Mail: [email protected]
Parish Website: www.mdpparish.com
School Office: 610-265-2323
School Website: www.MTCschool.org
Religious Education Office: 610-337-2173
March 15, 2015
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Mission Statement
WORSHIP GOD FIRST ABOVE ALL
THINGS, AND THEN “GO OUT AND
MAKE DISCIPLES”
Matthew 28:19
Mother of Divine Providence Church, 333 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406-1640
PARISH DIRECTORY
CLERGY
Rev. Martin T. Cioppi, Ed. D. - Pastor
Rev. Charles E. Gormley - Pastor Emeritus
Rev. Msgr. Joseph W. Murray - In Residence
Pastor Emeritus, St. Stanislaus
Deacon Mark H. Dillon - Permanent Deacon
[email protected]
Rev. Mr. Addisalem Mekonnen—Transitional Deacon
PASTORAL STAFF
Sister Veronica Gross, R.S.M.Director of Parish Services
[email protected]
Mr. Bill Mentz -Director of Music
[email protected]
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Mrs. Marianne Houston - Business Manager
[email protected]
Mrs. Susan Dugary - Executive Secretary
[email protected]
Mrs. Carol Murray - Parish Secretary
[email protected]
OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Thursday:
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday:
8:30 AM - Noon
Saturday:
9:00 AM - Noon
Sunday :
Closed
MOTHER TERESA REGIONAL SCHOOL
Mr. Jack Bellantoni - Principal
[email protected]
Mrs. Jackie Caton - Secretary
[email protected]
Mrs. Vickie Walsh - Business Manager
[email protected]
OFFICE FOR
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Miss Lauren Joyce - Director
[email protected]
Mrs. Simone Angelucci, O.P. - Secretary
[email protected]
PARISH ORGANIZATIONS
Please visit our Parish website for complete Contact information at
www.mdpparish.com
Altar Society Knights of Columbus Bereavement Ministry Legion of Mary Boy Scouts Marriage Preparation Program
Care Ministers MDP Seniors Carnival
New Beginnings
Charismatic Prayer Group Music for Weddings and Funerals Children’s Liturgy of the Word Parish Hospitality Committee Choir and Cantors Parish Nurse Ministry
Contemporary Guitar Group Prayer Shawl Ministry
Christmas Bazaar & Craft Fair Persons with Disabilities
CYO Athletic Association Respect Life Group Eucharistic Adoration
Scrip Program
Girl Scouts Transportation Ministry
Greeters
Women’s Walk Home & School Association Youth Group Intercessory Prayer Group Young Adults Group King of Prussia 10 Miler 027 MDP
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PARISH DEVOTIONS
SACRAMENTS
MASSES
Saturday Vigil: 5:15 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM
Monday through Saturday:
8:00 AM
Holydays and Holidays: as announced
MORNING PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
15 minutes before morning Mass
(Monday through Saturday)
ROSARY
After morning Mass.
(Monday through Saturday)
SACRAMENT OF
BAPTISM
Celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of
the month at 12:45 PM. Call the Parish
Offices to schedule.
BAPTISMAL INSTRUCTIONS
Second Wednesday of each month at 7:30
PM in the Parish Offices Building. Both
parents must take part. Call the Parish
Offices to register.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Also by appointment.
MIRACULOUS MEDAL NOVENA
PRAYERS
After Saturday morning Mass.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
After 8:00 AM Mass until 7:00 PM each
Tuesday.
OUTREACH
CARE MINISTERS
Parishioners dedicated to assisting fellow
parishioners at times of sickness or
bereavement and to visiting the
homebound. Contact the Parish Offices.
ST. JOHN’S HOSPICE CASSEROLE
PROGRAM
Casseroles are due on the second
Wednesday of every month. Contact Julie
about pans, recipes and drop-off point at
610-878-9121.
NEW RESIDENTS
REGISTRATION
We welcome you to our area! Please
phone the Parish Offices to schedule an
appointment to register.
Parish
registration is required to schedule
baptisms or marriages as well as to obtain
certificates of eligibility for godparents
and/or sponsors.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Persons intending to marry must visit the
priest six months in advance so that the
proper preparation may be made.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK AND THE
EUCHARIST
The priest will gladly come to shut-ins
with the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist,
Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick.
Parishioners who are planning surgery
should contact the priest to receive the
Anointing of the Sick before the surgery.
PREPARING ADULTS TO RECEIVE
SACRAMENTS
All adults interested in becoming Catholic
or completing their sacraments should
please call Lauren Joyce at the Parish
Office. All are welcome. You may also
contact Lauren at [email protected]
EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN IN THE
FAITH
Children not attending the Parish School
are educated in the faith through our
Religious Education Program. Classes are
held on Wednesday evenings during the
school year, beginning in September.
Contact Lauren Joyce for details.
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FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
for the Organ Fund totaled $17,856.00. Thank you for
your generosity to Mother of Divine Providence Parish!
MASS INTENTIONS
Sunday, March15, 2015
COLLECTION FOR THE CHURCH IN LATIN
AMERICA
7:30 AM Mass – Kathleen Steinhofer
9:30 AM Mass – Keith Mastronardo
11:30 AM Mass – James Haley
Monday, March 16, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – Elizabeth Kelly
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – Patricia Pasquarelli
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
8:00 AM Mass –Colleen Sluzalis
Thursday, March 19, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – Angela Gross
Friday, March 20, 2015
8:00 AM Mass –Marie Callen
Saturday, March 21, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – Charles Ameye
5:15 PM Mass – Patrick & Lisa Clark
This collection designated for the Catholic Church in
Latin America offers an opportunity for all Catholics in
the United States to show solidarity with the Church in
Latin America and to share their faith with those who
have fewer financial resources. In 2015, this collection
will support projects aimed at strengthening families,
including supporting attendance at the World Meeting
of Families, and Consecrated Life. This collection will
be taken up the weekend of Mach 21 and 22. Please
be generous in this collection and take this opportunity
to share your faith with the families of Latin America
and the Caribbean. Your support will truly make a
difference.
HAVE AN UNWANTED VEHICLE?
If you have an unwanted car or truck and would like to
donate it, please call Parishioner Frank Donato at 610999-8257 for details.
FROM OUR PASTOR
STEWARDSHIP
SHARING TIME, TALENT AND TREASURE
INCREASED OFFERING APPEAL
Mother of Divine Providence Parish Increased
Offering/Stewardship of Treasure Appeal is being well
received by the people of this Parish. To date 135
people have responded to Fr. Cioppi’s letter
representing a combined weekly increase of $681.97.
If you have not yet responded, please use the special
envelope to indicate your new contribution amount and
enclose it in this envelope. You may also use this
envelope to note any special circumstances you may
have, or any pastoral support Father can provide. Next
week use your regular Sunday envelope for your new
giving amount.
PARISH FINANCIAL INFORMATION
The Sunday collection on March 8, 2015 totaled
$14,477.00 and the Collection for the Church in Africa
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totaled $1,516.00. As of March 9 donations received
Dear Friends,
Try not to let today’s readings be completely
overshadowed by your familiarity with the passage
from John 3:16. There is so much here for mediation
and prayer, gratitude and celebration. Indeed, God so
loves the world that He acted through history and even
today He works through the Holy Spirit just as He did
through Cyrus of Persia. As I said last week, the
meditation of the Church focus most determinedly on
the Passion and Death of Jesus and so all our
readings must be interpreted through the lens of the
Paschal Mystery to come.
This is indeed Laetare Sunday for God is rich in mercy,
even when we are dead in our transgressions; we are
brought to life in Christ. Life is a gift from God not from
man and so our rejoicing should be deeply felt within
our souls.
This week we have many other devotional celebrations
in the Memorial of Saint Patrick and the Solemnity of
Saint Joseph and then above all, the beginning of
Spring FINALLY I want to remind you that in Lent, the Blessed
Sacrament is exposed on the Altar on Sundays for
your family’s visitation. This visitation concludes at
4:00pm with Evening Prayer. No better way to
conclude the Lord’s Day with your family. Please make
an effort to join us during the day or even pray with us.
Evening Prayer is only 15 minutes!
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I would also like to remind you of the ARCHBISHOP’S
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VISIT to our parish on March 29 at the 11:30 Mass.
This will be a great opportunity to meet the Archbishop
and for him to see us and experience the welcoming
and enthusiastic parish we are!
ALSO, one last thing: On PALM SUNDAY EVENING,
we are hosting the Xavier Company at 7:30. They will
be performing “No Greater Love” for us. This troupe
has been here a number of times now and has
produced marvelous work. I encourage you and your
family to join us for this moving performance.
May your family accept your mission to be
an ambassador of unconditional love to the
least likely person in your life, Father Cioppi
RICE BOWL FOCUS
HUNGERING FOR PEACE
We journey with CRS Rice Bowl to
Lebanon to be present to a people
who themselves are on a journey.
Here we meet Syrian refugees who
are forced to leave their homeland.
We are challenged through our
almsgiving this week to reach out to those who are
forced to leave their homes, who are seeking shelter in
a land of peace. Catholic Relief Services is working
hard to help children enjoy their childhood. That
means they support schools where children can learn
and play – and where there are counselors who help
them work through the trauma experienced fleeing
their homeland.
CRS continues to provide food
vouchers to help meet the family’s immediate needs.
People are grateful for the food, but still pray for lasting
peace. And so we pray:
Make us worthy, Lord, to serve those people
throughout the world who live and die in poverty and
hunger. Give them through our hands, this day, their
daily bread, and by our understanding love, give them
peace and joy. Amen.
IN OUR PARISH
WELCOME TO OUR PARISH
We are happy to welcome our newest
parishioners to the parish. It is our
hope that you find our parish
community to be warm. We are
happy that you have found a home
here with us!
Jon and Amanda Elison, Luca, Jen,
Stefano and Caterina Cottini,
Kristine Semptimphelter, Kyle and Jackson Homer
and Ray, Kim, Emily and Alex Fonash.
COFFEE & DONUTS
There will be coffee and donuts after the
9:30 Mass on Sunday, March 15th in the
vestibule of the Church.
LEGION OF MARY
The Legion of Mary ACIES regional meeting will be
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held at St. Mary’s in Schwenksville on March 22 at
3:00 PM.
SAVE THE DATE!!!
MDP's Annual Community Carnival will take place
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August 18th to the 22 ! We are always
looking for volunteers! If you are
interested please contact Monica
Pedano (Carnival Chair) at 610-420th
2999 or join us on March 24 at 7:30PM
in the Parish Offices for a Carnival
committee meeting.
MDP YOUNG ADULTS GROUP
(Ages 20-39)
Please join us for a Lenten Meal
on Friday,
March
27 at Swedesburg Fire Co. We
will also be participating in Holy
Thursday Mass followed by a
Pilgrimage to other Churches and for food afterwards.
This will be on Thursday, April 2. Please contact
Brandon Ritrovato at [email protected] to
RSVP or for more information.
THIS WEEK IN THE BIBLE TIMELINE…
Our Bible Timeline groups are making great progress!
We are traveling with the Jewish people as they return
to the Promised Land after their exile. Repentant and
committed to God’s law, they slowly rebuild the holy
city of Jerusalem. Read along with us in the books of
Ezra and Nehemiah!
7TH-8TH GRADE OVERNIGHT RETREAT
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Save the date for our 7 -8 grade overnight retreat
here at MDP! Villanova students will once again be
leading us in a retreat full of prayer, activities, and fun
with friends. April 25-26, 2015. Stay tuned for more
details!
To
be
on
our
mailing
list,
contact
[email protected]
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YOUTH GROUP AT PANERA FOR 9TH-12TH
GRADERS
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Our 9 – 12 grade youth group meets twice a month
at Panera to share dinner and discuss
what really matters in life – faith,
friendships, family, school, and more.
To receive email updates on these
meetings, contact Eric DeMeuse:
[email protected]
PRAYERS FOR OUR NEW CATHOLICS!
This Easter we have seven people joining our Catholic
faith through the RCIA program! Gregory, Nikia, Toni,
Cyrus, Luis, and Evelyn will be doing their full initiation
(Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil,
and Laurie will be receiving her Confirmation and First
Communion on Palm Sunday. If you see us at Mass,
please come say hello and welcome our new
members! To support the RCIA contact Lauren Joyce:
[email protected]
PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN WORKSHOP
TUES., MAR. 24, 2015 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
ATTENTION:
all new Employees, Coaches,
Assistants, and other Volunteers, who are thinking
about going on field trips, working with our children in
the school, chaperoning school functions, etc., helping
with our Youth Group activities or volunteering in the
Religious Education Program. In order to work with
our children, you MUST attend a Protecting God’s
Children Workshop, in addition to getting the required
clearances.
The session now includes the
Communication and Technology Addendum.
Please call Simone at 610-337-2173 or email:
[email protected] to register for the
workshop being held in Room 24 in the School on
Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Everyone 18 or older is welcome.
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
SEPTEMBER 2015
TEN MONTHLY THEMES
WHAT IS AN RCIA “SCRUTINY”?
On March 8, 15, and 22 we will celebrate the three
Scrutinies with the people being baptized at Easter.
Scrutinies are the rituals before an adult baptism in
which all that is weak, defective, or sinful in the hearts
of the elect is brought forward, and all that is upright,
strong, and good is strengthened. The Scrutinies are
celebrated in order to deliver the elect from the power
of sin and Satan, to protect them against temptation,
and to give them strength in Christ, who is the way, the
truth, and the life. (RCIA #141)
FOR THE SICK
As you pray this week please
remember
those
in
our
community and families who are
in need of our prayers for God’s
healing touch, especially: Roz
Cirino, Jocelyn Dillon, Kelly
Gomes, Mary Munro, Bob DeSpirito, Luca Vincent
Russo, Michael Wusinick, Katie Limongelli,
Dolores Weiss, Dorothy Cappelli, Jay Olexy, Jr., Al
Stefan, Diane Giova, Mary Neves, Eleanor Russo,
Sarah Phillips, David Colgan, Tracy Marx, Lisa
Hahn, Charlotte Haywood, Alfred Haywood, Jr.
The 10 months prior to the World Meeting of Families
have been assigned 10 themes based on the 10
chapters of the Preparatory Catechesis Love is Our
Mission: The Family Fully Alive. To order a copy of the
catechesis, visit the website: worldmeeting2015.org.
March 2015 Theme: “Creating the Future”
Marriage is meant to be fertile and welcome new life.
Children shape the future, just as they themselves are
shaped in their families. Without children, there can be
no future. Children reared with love and guidance are
the foundation for a loving future. Wounded children
portend a wounded future. Families are the bedrock for
all larger communities. Families are domestic
churches, places where parents help children discover
that God loves them and has a plan for each child’s
life.
PRAYER FOR OUR MILITARY
Lord, Jesus, Savior of the world and King of Peace,
watch over our sons
FOR THE DECEASED
and daughters in the
service of our Country
Please also remember those who have died
especially: PFC Bryan
in the hope of rising again, and for those
Zielinski,
SSG
who mourn their passing and are in need of
Richard J. Ditlow, III,
God’s healing and strength: Jean Buck &
SWO Matt Gibson, A1C Peter Zielinski, Pvt. Sean
George Owen.
Powell, Lt. Comm. Brian Connett, SSgt. Naithan
Sheaffer, Capt. Tom Figgatt, David W. Bogle, Major
Christopher
Koebbe,
M.D.,
Sgt.
Gregory
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Greenaway, Lt. Col. Eric Grace, Sgt. David Michael
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Koch, SrA. Aaron Stoner, 1 Lieut. Adam Bouvier,
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2 Lieut. Troy (Bouvier) Gondela, Lieut. William
Gondela, Lieut. Thomas Morgan, Anthony Muro,
Tech. Sgt. Amber Amyrk Saienni, Master Sgt.
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Martin Saienni, SSgt. Tawnya Smyrk Sheaffer, 2
Lieut. Aaron Oswald, Chief Petty Officer Russell
Thompson, Capt. Terry Wilkin, First Lieut. Peter
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Hamill, Jr., 2 Lieutenant Julia T. Valenti, 1 Lt. Jak
Kramer., Capt. John E. Orendorff, RCT Bobby
Landmesser, SR Clay Greenaway, Sgt. Michael
Petras. Protect them from the physical and moral
dangers of military life. Keep them close to You and
help them live the Commandments. Lord, Jesus, give
them courage to serve their Country with honor and
dignity. Be with them when they are in danger;
strengthening them when they face hardships. And
Lord, grant that, when their service is finished, they
may return to us sound in mind, body and soul. In
particular, we remember those who made the ultimate
sacrifice in service to their fellow man and Country.
Amen. You are invited to submit your loved one’s
name to the Parish Offices or email Carol Murray at
[email protected]
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UPCOMING MEETINGS
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015:
RCIA Class - 10:00 AM Parish Offices Building.
Exposition of the Blessed
Sacrament - 1:30 PM -Church.
Vespers – 4:00 PM – Church.
True Devotion – 7:00 PM –
Parish Offices Building.
MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015:
Women’s Walk - 9:30 AM - Parish Offices Building.
MTC School Mass – 10:15 AM - Church.
Girl Scouts – 3:15 PM – Providence Hall.
Knights of Columbus General Meeting – 7:00 PM –
Providence Hall.
Charismatics Prayer Group - 7:30 PM - Parish
Offices Building.
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015:
Bible Timeline Group - 9:00 AM - Parish Offices
Building.
Food Addicts Meeting - 7:00 PM - McGrory Hall.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015:
Intercessory Prayer Group - 9:00 AM - Church.
Stations of the Cross - 2:00 PM - Church.
PREP Living Stations – 6:15 PM - Church
Parish Confessions - 7:00 PM - Church.
Bible Timeline Group - 6:15PM - Parish Offices
Building.
Bible Timeline Group - 7:30 PM - Parish Offices
Building.
Choir Practice - 7:30 PM - Church.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015:
Bible Timeline Group - 1:30 PM - Parish Offices
Building.
Cub Scouts - 7:00 PM - McGrory Hall.
10 Miler Run Meeting – 7:00 PM – Parish Offices
Building.
HASA General Meeting – 7:00 PM – Providence Hall
Boy Scouts - 7:30 PM – Parish Offices Building.
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015:
Stations of the Cross - 7:00PM - Church.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015:
MTC St. Patrick’s Beef & Beer – 5:00 PM – Parish
Center.
PARISH SERVICES
PRAYER FOR THE YEAR OF
CONSECRATED LIFE
O God, throughout the ages you have called women
and men to pursue lives of perfect
charity
through
the
evangelical
counsels of poverty, chastity, and
obedience.
During this Year of
Consecrated Life, we give you thanks
for the courageous witnesses of Faith and models of
inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to
make a more perfect offering of ourselves to you.
Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons
and daughters who, having found the pearl of great
price, treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all
things. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who
lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (from Secretariat
of Clergy, Consecrated Life and vocations – usccb)
FREE TICKETS
Are you forever young? Do you enjoy the “Doo-Wop”
oldies songs? The Montgomery County Association
for the Blind is presenting a delightful afternoon of
music on Sunday, March 22 at 2 P.M. at the Westover
Country Club in Jeffersonville. Forever Young DooWop Oldies Show. Their shows are excellent and
family friendly. If you would like to attend, please call
the Parish Offices. The tickets are free and will be
given on a first come, first served basis.
from the desk of Sister Veronica
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
DO YOUR KIDS NEED THEIR SACRAMENTS?
Call our Director of Religious Education, Lauren Joyce,
at 610-337-2173 for more info. Our fun and welcoming
classes help children of all ages learn how to pray,
read the Bible, and love their Catholic faith! It’s never
too late to get started!
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PREP KID’S CORNER
(TOP SECRET, NO PARENTS ALLOWED!)
This Week’s Memo: For God So Loved the World
Today’s reading is one of the most
famous parts of the Bible. Can you
finish this sentence: “For God so loved
the world that ___.” Do you know the
rest of the sentence? This week as a
family look it up (John 3:16) and try to
memorize it. See if you can all have it
down before next Sunday! This verse
reminds us why Jesus came to be a
human being and suffer and die for us – because He
loves us!
Liturgical Trivia!
Who or what is an acolyte?
Last week’s answer: false! A priest is not the only
person allowed to read the Gospels during Mass – a
bishop or deacon are also allowed to do so!
From the desk of Miss Lauren Joyce, DRE
SCHOOL NEWS
Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School
www.MTCschool.org
Congratulations
to
our
talented musicians who
performed
at
the
Archdiocesan Festival Band
Concert on Sunday, March
8th. Maddie and Ryan
Allen, Lydia and Evelyn
Stong, Ashley Sion and
Alex Prusacki made MTC
proud! Alex, as a member of the Select Jazz Band,
also performed and traveled to Harrisburg on
Wednesday, March 11, to play at the Capital. Honors
Choir member, Nicole Watkinson will be performing on
Sunday, March 22nd at 4:30 at Archbishop Ryan as
part of the Show Choir. This concert is open to the
public.
MTC's next fundraiser will be the St. Patrick's Day Beef
and Beer to be held on Saturday,
March 21st. Tickets for the event
will be available after all Masses at
MDP this weekend and can be
purchased online. Visit the MTC
website, MTCSchool.org and click
on the St. Patrick's Day Beef and
Beer banner to be directed to the ticket sale
information. Tickets are discounted until March 17th,
after that date the tickets are $40 apiece. Please
contact Denise Bonifanti ([email protected])
or Gabriella Wheeler ([email protected]) for
more information if needed.
Calling all artists, crafters and home business
entrepreneurs!
The 3rd annual MTC Spring Craft
show and Open House will be held on Saturday, April
25th from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM and registrations are now
being accepted. Refer to the MTC website to get your
application (MTCSchool.org) or contact Jayne Lloyd
([email protected]). Regretfully, we have
already reached our limit of jewelry vendors. Please
share this opportunity with friends and neighbors and
plan on attending this creative event!
Due to the overwhelming success of the Tuesday
Tours and attendance at our Open House events, our
preschool through kindergarten registration is
booming! We have already filled our morning preK3
class, morning Transitional Kindergarten class, and
prek4 morning session and project to offer 2 full day
kindergarten sessions again next year! We have
afternoon prek3 slots, as well as afternoon Transitional
Kindergarten spaces still available and are forming a
waitlist as we consider opening another prek4 morning
session. Please continue to share the good news
about MTC and encourage friends and neighbors to
contact the school as soon as possible so that we can
properly prepare for next year. Your continued prayers
for the continued growth of MTC School is greatly
appreciated! Registration for grades 1 through 8 will
open soon.
A wonderful way to show your support of our Catholic
School mission of serving as a community of
Faith, service and knowledge is to participate in the
MTC "Sponsor a Student" program. Some MTC
families face financial challenges and have had
medical or employment changes that have altered their
ability to meet their financial obligations for their child's
education. Please consider being an angel and make
a tax deductible donation, designated or undesignated,
to assist these families. Confidential arrangements can
be made through contacting Mrs. Vickie Walsh, MTC
business manager, at [email protected] or
calling 610-265-2323 ext 206. 100% of your donation
will go directly to a child's education. If you own a
business or are self-employed, you may be able to
contribute to the MTC scholarship program by diverting
your Pennsylvania State taxes that you already owe
and pay, to the MTC scholarship program. Jayne
Lloyd would be happy to meet with you to discuss this
state run financial aid opportunity. Contact her to set
up
an
appointment
at
your
convenience
([email protected]). God bless you!
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AROUND THE ARCHDIOCESE
LIFE AFFIRMING CHOICES
Mr. Steven Bozza, Director of the Office for Life &
Family, will share the Catholic perspective on end of
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life decision making on Thursday, March 19 from 9AM
–3PM at Malvern Retreat House. During the day’s
conferences, he will cover: The Power of Redemptive
Suffering & Life Affirming Choices: End of Life Decision
Making. The day will also include Mass, Adoration and
prayer, along with a light breakfast and a full lunch.
Please visit malvernretreat.com or call 610-644-0400
to register.
main Celebrant & Homilist. Guest speakers include,
internationally renowned Dr. Mark Nimo and EWTN's
Host of Reasons for Faith', Jesse Romero. Early
Registration: $40 ticket until March 6. General
Registration $50 includes all sessions, lunch and snack
($50 at the door with no guarantee of lunch, so pls,
pre-register). This year's exciting Youth Track,
#GAMECHANGER, Romans vs. World 12:3-8,
includes Dynamic Speakers, Awesome Music-Fun,
Food, Sports all for $20! Scholarships are available. To
register, go to www.PhillySpirit.com, email:
[email protected] or call: 215-315-7008 for more
information.
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES-PHILADELPHIA 2015
SAVE THE DATE!
MARIAN DAY
St. Charles Seminary Legion of Mary invites you to the
nd
st
22 annual Marian Day on Saturday, March 21 from
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The topic is “St. Louis Marie de
Montfort: Priest and Preacher of The True Devotion to
Mary” presented by Rev. Frederick Miller, from College
Seminary of the Immaculate Conception. RSVP before
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March 13 at [email protected] or 610-785-6270
indicating your name and the number of persons
attending with you. A donation of $10 to cover lunch
costs is requested of lay attendees. Please join us at
St. Charles Seminary for this inspirational day.
THE ANNUAL ARCHDIOCESAN MASS
HONORING THE GIFTS OF PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES
Mass for persons with disabilities, the deaf community,
family, friends and caregivers is Saturday, March 21,
2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of SS.
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Peter and Paul at 18 and Benjamin Franklin Parkway,
Philadelphia. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M.
Cap., will be the principal celebrant and homilist. We
encourage parish participation, individuals, and parish
groups to attend and/or volunteer in assisting with all
aspects of the Mass and reception. There will be a light
reception immediately following the Mass. All are
Welcome. To RSVP go to www.archphila.org, email
[email protected] or call the Office for
Persons with Disabilities at 215-587-3530.
ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA 35TH
ANNIVERSARY CHARISMATIC CONFERENCE
Join with us as we celebrate our faith in Jesus Christ
and the belief that the Holy Spirit is actively working in
our lives to the glory of God the Father! Saturday,
th
March 28 at Conwell-Egan High School, 611 Wistar
Rd., Fairless Hills, PA 19030 from 9:00 am until 5:00
pm. This Conference promises to be spiritually rich and
a very powerful forerunner in preparation for the
WMOF. Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput will be our
Join us for a once in a lifetime event at the World
Meeting of Families in Philadelphia on Sept 22-27,
2015. The theme is "Love is Our Mission: The Family
Fully Alive." Families from around the world will come
together for prayer, speakers, celebrations and
activities for all ages. All are welcome! The week
culminates with the arrival of Pope Francis on Friday
9/25, Festival of Families on Sat 9/26, and the Papal
Mass on Sunday 9/27. Visit the official World Meeting
of Families website at: worldmeeting2015.org to learn
more and sign up for updates on how you can register
and participate.
SCHEDULES FOR LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Saturday, March 21, 2015
5:15 PM Mass – R. O’Hara, R. Fajardo, M. Bevenour,
P. Poche, L. Puco, L. Cristinzio, M. Cristinzio,
D. O’Brien
Sunday, March 22, 2015
7:30 AM Mass –J. Medina, S. Strahle, S. Angelucci,
D. Giova, F. LaPenna, T. Shine, H. Trainor,
E. Buchwald
9:30 AM Mass – C. Lucas, M. McCabe, L. Wolen,
J. Wolen, C. Traister, J. Mintzer, V. Lewandowski,
A. Derry
11:30 AM Mass –R. Sheetz, S. Guminski,
M. Guminski, T. White, J. Garrity, A. Garrity, P. Kroll,
T. McLaughlin
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Lectors
Saturday, March 21, 2015
5:15 PM Mass – T. McCuch, M. Houston
Sunday, March 22, 2015
7:30 AM Mass – C. Medina, T. Anderson
9:30 AM Mass – C. Welde, K. Mindock
11:30 AM Mass – C. DeMaria, G. Maskarinec
Altar Servers
Monday, March 16, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – J. Prendergast, J. Mai
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – J. Prendergast, J. Mai
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – J. Prendergast, J. Mai
2:00 PM Stations of the Cross – A. Tiglao, R. Swope,
S. Wildemann
Thursday, March 19, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – J. Prendergast, J. Mai
Friday, March 20, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – J. Prendergast, J. Mai
7:00 PM Stations of the Cross – T. Cole, D. Craig,
J. Rajasekaran
Saturday, March 21, 2015
8:00 AM Mass – AJ Tiglao, JT Tiglao
5:15 PM Mass –TJ Doan, J. Doan, C. Maio
Sunday, March 22, 2015
7:30 AM Mass – A. Prusacki, R. Medina, C. Anderson
9:30 AM Mass – K. Krouse, B. Kilroy, K. Krouse
11:30 AM Mass – B. Montgomery, G. Geosits,
N. Itchon, D. Estock
Saturday, March 21, 2015
5:15 PM Mass – C. O’Hara, E. Ritter
Sunday, March 22, 2015
7:30 AM Mass – K. Norris
9:30 AM Mass – D. Custer, M. Mangan
11:30 AM Mass – C. Savit
SCRIP NEWS
SCRIP PROGRAM
x
SCRIP is basically FREE MONEY $ that can
help pay for Catholic Education.
x You buy gift cards at face value for stores
where you would normally shop, and the
retailer donates a percentage of the card’s
value back to the parish.
Questions: Contact the coordinator, Mariann Bevenour
@ [email protected],
610 265-4178 ex. 105 or cell 610-212-7520.
SALE TIMES
Before and after every weekend Mass in the
x back of church
x In the Parish Offices M-TH 8:30am to 4:00pm
Fri. 8:30am to 11:30 am
You could also shop on line at www.shopwithscrip.com
MDP enrollment code is 4A36EL4C1L23.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Sunday, March 22, 2015
9:30 AM Mass – F. Krouse
$25 and $100 Denominations
4%
$10, $20, $25, and $100
Denominations 9%
Cantors
Saturday, March 21, 2015
5:15 PM Mass – M. Wolf
Sunday, March 22, 2015
11:30 AM Mass – D. DeMeuse
$25, $100, and $250
Denominations 3%
Altar Society Cleaning Team
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
M. Dallas, A. Prusacki
$25, $100, and $1000
Denominations 2%
Altar Society Linen Preparation
Sunday, March 22, 2015
S. McCuch
$25 Denomination 9%
Scrip Sellers
Monday – Thursday, March 16 - 19, 2015
Scrip sold in Parish Offices from 8:30am – 4:00pm.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Scrip sold in Parish Offices from 8:30am – 11:30am.
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$20 Denomination 3%
$25 and $100 Denominations
6%
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