HOLY WEEK 2022
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Vigil Mass, 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 10, 2022
Palm will be given out at all the Masses
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Confessions from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Church open for adoration and visits until 10:00 p.m.
Celebration of Our Lord’s Passion
Friday, April 15, 2022
Church open for visits, personal prayer, and
private Stations of the Cross at 11:00 a.m.
Easter Vigil Mass
Saturday, April 16, 2022
*No 4:00 p.m. Vigil*
Sunday, April 17, 2022
Confessions on Saturday, April 9th will be extended and will be from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
There will be an additional time for Lenten Confessions on Tuesday, April 12th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. This will be the last opportunity for Confessions before Easter.
FAST AND ABSTINENCE AND OTHER ACTS OF PENANCE FOR LENT—2022
The Bishops of the United States prescribe, as minimal obligation, that all persons who are fourteen years of age and older are bound to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022, on all the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday. Further, all persons eighteen 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 on those days are to be light.
The next Pre-Baptism class will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM in the Rectory Meeting Room. This class is mandatory for both parents who have not attended a class within the last two years.
Pre-Registration is required. Please call the Rectory at 610-872-6192 to register for the class. A date for Baptism can be scheduled after attending this class.
Catholic Charities Appeal—2022
Giving Hope To All
When you support the Catholic Charities Appeal you are helping: Over 100 students in the Schools of Special Education within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia receive tuition assistance and support; the 18 Programs and Offices that are providing Evangelization, Parish & Spiritual Life to our community; 18 Mission Parishes in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia revitalize and sustain their parishes. This includes ministering to over 36,000 parishioners; over 450 students attend Sunday Mass at the Penn/Drexel Newman Center, one of the several active Newman Centers supported by CCA.
Taking care of those in need is one of the most important things we can do as Catholics, and it is important that together, we, as a community, reach the needed $12.5 million goal. Our parish goal is $44,471.00.
For more information, please visit catholiccharitiesappeal.org
One More Week to Give Your Feedback!
Please help us by participating in a 10-15 minute survey online. The survey can be accessed through this online link until April 4th. The survey will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on our parish’s efforts to help you grow. All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as whole.
We are trying to get the highest response rate possible. This information will be invaluable to our various ministries as we plan for the future and strive to be the best disciples we can be. We will receive the results this spring/summer at which time we will share what we have learned with the entire parish. If you prefer a paper copy, please contact the parish office. Thank you for helping with this important project.
Spring Craft Nights!!
Come join us on the following nights to create beautiful crafts for our Spring Craft Sale. We will meet on Thursdays, March 31 and April 7 & 21 in the Rectory Meeting Room – entry is from the parking lot into the lower level of the rectory – no steps. We meet from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and will let you know before each night what we are making and what you might need to bring. Come join us and bring a friend, or two!
OLC’s Annual Spring Craft and Bake Sale !!
April 23rd and April 24th
(After both Masses in the Church Hall)
Yummy baked goods, and craft items that our Social Committee has been making all year! They are perfect gifts for Mothers’ Day, end of year teacher gifts, and all your other spring gifting. Hope to see everyone there!!
If you would like to donate a homemade baked item (cakes, cookies, brownies, etc.) please call Alice at 484-483-9337 and let her know what you will be bringing. Please call no later than Monday, April 18th. Thank you!