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.
The Knights of Columbus Council # 14786 is proud to sponsor education scholarships in the amount of $500 or greater to any high school senior that is a part of our parish family at Mary Mother of the Church. Interested seniors may pick up a scholarship application from the Knights of Columbus bulletin board in the narthex of our parish. Completed applications are due to the The Knights of Columbus or to the parish office by April 28, 2019. Students that apply will be evaluated on their commitment to church, community and education. The scholarship winners will be announced in late May or early June.
Please welcome our new registered parishioners:
Richard & Randi DeLucia;
Caitlin & Anna Stein;
Zachariah & Erin Boring;
Marco Antonio Perez, Argelia Rebollledo, Miguel Angel Ponce, Alexia Ponce;
Samuel Miller (Click for Bio)
If you would like to keep in touch with Sam as he journeys to Ordination as a Priest, please drop him a note or a card at any time in the big red box marked "For our Adopted Seminarian!".
Let's give Sam a heartfelt MMOC welcome from his new adopted Parish Family!
UPDATE: Sam is set to be ordained as a priest on June 3, 2019! Sam will need a few items to continue his journey to fulfill God's will after his ordination. We, as a parish, would like to present 1 or 2 items. Please click here for more information on how you can donate. The deadline for any donation is April 30, 2019. Please continue to pray for Sam and vocations.
Because of the extreme weather, parking issues downtown, and consideration for everyone's health and safety, we have decided to delay the start of the Spring Campaign for Life until Wednesday, March 13 from 12noon to 4pm. (Previously scheduled for March 6)
Let's keep our hearts in the pro-life spirit by dedicating our prayers and fasting to bless the unborn, their mothers, and all who are in positions to influence our nation's culture of life.
Please don't hesitate to contact us for updates or questions.
Christ's Peace !
Dave Edgar 717-569-7677 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Ramsbottom 717-468-3822 email@example.com
For soup and scripture beginning on Friday, March 8th at 6:00pm. It will continue on each Friday night of Lent (EXCEPT Good Friday). Please sign up in the Narthex EACH WEEK if you wish to attend, so we have plenty of soup for everyone. It begins at 6:00pm with homemade soup, then Father's talk at 6:30pm, followed by Stations of the Cross at 7:00pm.
to Dylan Warner, parishioner at MMOC and student at Seven Sorrows of the BVM school for being inducted in the National Junior Honor Society
Join the CCW for our annual Ladies Night Out Monday, March 11th at The Watering Trough restaurant – 6:00 PM. See the sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Questions – call Marnie at 717-468-6011.
Bishop Ronald Gainer will host listening sessions throughout the Diocese of Harrisburg regarding the Grand Jury Report, the Diocese's response to the abuse, our path forward, or any other questions or concerns. The session will include opening remarks from Bishop Gainer and retired PA State Police Capt. Janet McNeal, recently hired to oversee the youth protection efforts of the Diocese and then by opened for questions. The session for the Lancaster Deanery will be held at St. Leo the Great Parish, 2427 Marietta Ave., Lancaster on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30pm. In order to make the sessions welcoming and to encourage discussion, video and audio recording will not be permitted. If you are unable to attend the session but would still like to ask Bishop Gainer a question, please email your question to askBishopGainer@hbgdiocese.org.
A five week Beginning Sign Language class is being offered at St. John Neumann Church on Thursday evenings this spring. The course instructor will be Jeannie Hubbs. The course textbook is "Signing, How to Speak With Your Hands" by Elaine Costello. In this introductory class, students will learn and practice: ABC's, numbers, spelling, everyday phrases, church signs, a song, as well as cultural information about the deaf community.
Classes begin on Thursday, March 7 and will be held from 7-8pm in the conference room of the St. John XXIII Center. To register, please contract Rosemary Denshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 717-209-2362 by March 1, 2019. A payment of $20 to cover to cost of the textbook will be collected at the first class. If you have an interest in learning how to sign, this class will be an opportunity to learn from an experienced interpreter and teacher. WE hope you can join us for this wonderful learning opportunity.
Mary Mother of the Church Choir would like to invite you to sing with the choir for the Lent and Easter Seasons. Any who is 16 years of age or olde is asked to consider singing with the choir. The choir sings the first Sunday of the month at the 8:30am Mass. This year, the choir will also sing for the Confirmation on Saturday March 2 an 10:30am, as well as the Easter Vigil Mass at 8:00pm on Saturday, April 20. All voice parts are needed, however, men's voice are especially in need.
As the choir moves forward, a change is taking place concerning rehearsal times. The choir will continue to rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm-8:00pm until the first week of March. beginning in March, the choir will rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Rehearsals will then remain on Thursday evenings.
Please contact Ann Helwig at email@example.com if you have any questions or just join us at rehearsal.
We thank you for your support of the Mary Mother of the Church music ministry!
CLICK HERE for more information on the parish choir.
Based on the success of the last parish pilgrimage, Fr. Tcheou is inviting parishioners to join him on a pilgrimage to see the centuries' old Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany, which is only held every 10 years! Final details are being made, but it will most probably be after Mother's Day of 2020, for 10 days, visiting Germany and Austria in addition to seeing the play, estimated cost of about $3,700-$3,900 per person(not including some other trip expenses). Call Betty Ann in the parish office to sign up if you're interested for now. This is going to be a very special trip!