This camp is for individuals who are medically diagnosed with having mental and/or physical challenges. The camp will be held at the Etown Park, Monday-Friday, June 17-26, 9am-12 noon. Please check out the UPCOMING EVENTS page for more information.
For the entire month of May, the Respect Life Team is running a "Diaper Plus Drive." Both Women's Concern and Lourde's House are safe, welcoming places for mothers and their families who choose life and are in tremendous need of our support. Current needs are:
-fitted crib sheets
In addition to the above items, prayers are always needed. Please place the items in the bassinet in the Narthex.
"Never underestimate a moment of your kindness. It has the power to change lives in ways you may never know."-Unknown
Early Bird Registration!!!!! Is now open for FIRE classes until July 1st. Forms are on the table in the narthex.
Do You Need Service Hours? If you are in need of service hours for the coming year, please contact the Religious Education office @ 717-653-0114 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to find tasks for you to do over the summer!
Parents of students needing to catch up on sacraments should contact Bob or Mary ASAP. Forms are available in the Narthex.
Please be advised that we are NOT accepting any more book donations. Our space is limited and we are running out of room. We will be going thru all our books to try and make more room, so PLEASE do not drop off an more books, unless something is in the MMOC bulletin. Of course, do bring back the books you borrow for reading as usual.
Also, in trying to keep the library neat and clean and as comfortable as possible for your use, I will be sorting out the books I have on my desk and weeding out all old books that have not been used in a while. I will also be getting rid of items that have been left there for one reason or another. If you have any items, please come and retrieve them ahead of time. Your help is much appreciated. Thank you all for your cooperation.
Please welcome our new registered parishioners:
Michael & Christina Anspach;
Jason, Karlee, Cameron & Warren Scanlon;
Zarchary & Alicia Cerankowski;
Jeremy, Jessica, Quinn & Gavin Germer;
Colin, Jeanna, Connor, Clair & Cecilia McEvoy;
Brad & Amanda Walters;
Paul & Elaine Nicklaus;
Please join us next Sunday, May 19 in praying a Pro-Life rosary preceding the 8:30 Mass, starting at 8:00 AM.
If you experience difficulty bringing a child into your family, know that you are not alone. God is with you, and his Church desires to walk with you... God has a beautiful plan for your life as a married couple. Seek his guidance, and let the healing power of prayer, a conversation in which ‘heart speaks unto heart,’ strengthen you. USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities: “Seven Considerations While Navigating Infertility”
Please be vigilant and DO NOT respond and DO NOT send money or gift cards or anything to a message claiming to be from Fr Tcheou, whether through texts or email. Father would never send you a text message from an out of Lancaster AREA CODE, nor would his email address be mistyped. If you receive any suspicious message, please first call the Parish Office, 717-653-4903, to confirm with Betty Ann or Fr. Tcheou!
The May Crowning of the Blessed Mother will be on May 12th at the 11:00am Mass.
Please see the attached for more information and details.
All are invited to surround Mary with love at all Masses next weekend!
Congratulations to the students that celebrated sacraments last week and at Mass on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Welcome to the Table of the Lord. We also welcomed two students into full membership in the Catholic Church through Confirmation!!
Tickets are still available for sale after each weekend Mass!! These tickets are for a chance to win a one person, paid trip to Germany for 11 days in May 2020 to see the famous Passion Play with Fr. Tcheou in Oberammergau. This trip will include visiting many other beautiful cities. The other option for the winner is $2,000 cash!!! There are also other small cash prizes.
The winning ticket will be picked at the parish picnic on Saturday, June 1st.
(Winner need not be present.)
Remember! All monies collected from this raffle will go towards MMOC's building fund.
Next weekend, May 11-12th, is the Guardian Angels' monthly "collection" for grocery gift cards and cash donations for parishioners in need. Please place all donations marked for "Angel Outreach" in the box in the Narthex on the SCRIP table or in the collection basket.
Thank you for your generous support of this outreach!!!
Contact Marnie Bowers or Ginny Emmons
Be Part of the 6th Annual Poor Box at MMOC! Your donation to the Blitz replenishes those MMOC funds used to help parishioners going through financial difficulties. Thanks to YOUR generosity, the 2018 blitz raised $6,407.00!!!! YOUR generosity gave help and hope to MMOC individuals and families with assistance in paying rent, utilities, etc. All funds are distributed at the discretion of Fr. Tcheou. How can YOU help?? At the end of Mass, "angels" will hand out envelopes as you leave the church. Place your cash or check donation (payable to MMOC with Poor Box Blitz in comment line) in the envelope and return in the next few weeks. You may put the envelopes in the collection basket at any weekend Mass, in the Poor Box, or in the Guardian Angel Outreach box which is located on the SCRIP table in the Narthex. Thank you in advance for your support and for Being Angels Every Second to your fellow parishioners. God Bless you. Questions? Please contact Marnie Bowers or Ginny Emmons.
UPDATE as of 5/05/2019-"The Blitz Continues"...Cash and Check donations received as of March 21, 2019 is a total of $5,770!!!! Thank you for your continued support to help those in need. Please return your blitz donation envelopes in the collection basket at any weekend Mass, the Poor Box, or the Angel Outreach box in the Narthex. (SCRIP table) Additional envelopes are available in the Narthex.
There is STILL time to return your blitz envelopes in the next week or so.
Annual Mass with Anointing of the Sick sponsored by CCW is Saturday, May 11 at 4:30pm. If you would like to receive the Sacrament, please sit in the first pew. For more information, please call Jean at 717-426-3241.
The Guardian Angels want to thank you for your continued support of the Angel Outreach. Your donations of grocery gift cards are an enormous help to those in our parish needing some assistance. A huge thank you to the generous parishioners for donating Easter hams to 7 families this year. We are so blessed to be surrounded by the care and loving support of our parishioners. God bless you all.
A parishioner without transportation, that resides on the 700th block of W Main St., Mt. Joy, requests a ride to and from church for the 4:30pm Saturday masses OR 8:30am Sunday Mass. Please call the parish office at 717-653-4903 if you can help, even if it's only occasionally.