SAINT MAXIMILIAN KOLBE CATHOLIC CHURCH CHRISTMAS - December 25, 2022 / THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD - eCatholic
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Page 2 December 25, 2022 SAINT MAXIMILIAN KOLBE DIRECTORY PARISH CLERGY NEW PARISHIONERS – Register at the Rectory at your earliest convenience or go to www.stmax.org.. Members of the parish Pastor: Rev. Christopher J . Papa who reach the age of 21 should register separately. Please let Parochial Vicar: Rev. William S. Lange the Rectory Office know if your contact information has Resident Priest: Rev. Russell Ortega,OSA changed at 610-399-6936 BAPTISMS – Every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 11:45 AM. Call the PARISH STAFF Rectory Office 6-8 weeks in advance for arrangements. School Principal: Monica Malseed Godparents’ Letters of Eligibility are due one month before Coordinator of Religious Education: the Baptism. Lauren Welsh CONFESSIONS – Confessions are heard every Saturday Business Manager: Susan Barbella morning from 8:30am—9:30 am Facilities Manager: J ack Crittenden PRE-JORDAN – Expectant and/or new parents are to participate Music Director: Maria Innocenti, OFS in a class on Baptism. Please call the Rectory for further Administrative Assistant: Diane Pealer information to schedule. Parish Secretary: J eanne Ignudo MARRIAGES–Arrangements should be made at least six months before the date of the wedding. Please call one of the DEPARTMENT CONTACTS priests. Parish Office: 610-399-6936 ANOINTING OF THE SICK-In case of serious illness or Parish Fax: 610-399-4828 surgery, please contact one of our parish priests. This Parish E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Sacrament can also be administered after any weekday Mass. Bulletin Inquiry: email@example.com Please see the priest in the Sacristy. School Office: 610-399-8400 HOME VISITS- Anyone unable to attend Mass regularly due to PREP Office: 610-399-9642 illness may call the Rectory to make arrangements to receive Communion in their homes. RECTORY OFFICE HOURS Monday through Thursday CHARISMATIC PRAYER– Thursday Nights @7pm by Zoom. 8:30AM-4:00PM For further information please call the rectory @ 610-399- 6936. Friday 8:30AM-3:00PM ROSARY – Prayed after Daily 8:00AM Mass. STAY CONNECTED MIRACULOUS MEDAL NOVENA : Prayed weekly every Monday following the Rosary . stmaxwestchester CENTERING PRAYER– For more information call the rectory @610-399-6936 stmaxwestchester RCIA–For those contemplating becoming Catholic or adults www.stmax.org who were baptized Catholic but not confirmed. Please contact Lauren Welsh @ 610-399-9642 Sign up on our website
Page 3 December 25, 2022 PARISH NEWS A NEW INFANT OF PRAGUE STATUTE Have you noticed the new statue adorning the wall along the side of the confessional? We are thankful to a parishioner for donating the Infant of Prague statue, which is especially timely as we approach Christmas. By depicting Jesus as a child, the tradition of the Infant of Prague emphasizes His humanity, and how we are children of God because of the salvation that He brings us. In His left hand, the Infant Jesus holds a miniature globe topped by a cross, representing His kingship over the world. His right hand is raised in blessing, with two fingers bent to reflect Christ’s divine and human nature, and the other three fingers raised to symbolize the unity of the Trinity. As Pope Benedict XVI said: The figure of the Child Jesus, the tender infant, brings home to us God's closeness and his love. Miraculous Infant, we believe in Your promise of peace, blessings, and freedom from want. We place every need and care in Your hands. Please note the rectory office will be closed for the Christmas Holiday from December 26th to January 1st. The office will reopen Monday January 2nd. THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD May the peace and hope of Christ’s New Year’s Eve: Saturday December 31st birth be with you now and throughout No 8:30 AM Confessions the New Year! Vigil Mass 4:00 PM Rev. Christopher J. Papa, Rev. Russell Ortega, New Year’s Day: Sunday January 1st 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 AM Rev. William Lange and the Parish Staff.
Page 4 December 25, 2022 PRAYER INTENTIONS Please remember to pray for those in need of hope and healing. Mary, Health of the Sick, pray for them. Marsha Ashton, Ron Avellino, William Beachy, Kathy Becker, Ellen Blasiotti, Ashlyn Brown, James Burke Sr., Baby Lena Lauren, Christina Cavalier, WEEK OF DECEMBBER 25, 2022 Joseph Alfred Conan, Maryann Corrigan, Peter Cel- lucci,Susan Kelly Daudert, James Dudrick, David Doty, Denise Doyle, David Dworzak, Matthew MONDAY: Saint Stephen, The First Martyr Dwyer, Hayden Elliot, Angelina Fiorito, Patricia 8:00am + Stephen F. Parfitt Foster, Isabel Francolini, Jeff Feehery, Leo Goetz, Paula Gowan, Patricia Greist, Ron Hauser, Edmund TUESDAY: Saint John, Apostle & Evangelist Hayes, Marie Herrschaft, Laurie Hissey, Ray 8:00 AM + Louis Ludovico Holback, Gary Hunter, Judy Ikena, Sondra Kelly- Richmond, Martha Kerr, Linda Lane, Ronan Lee, WEDNESDAY: The Holy Innocents Martyrs Baby Austin LePere, Alex Mankowski, Helen 8:00 AM + Nicholas Marchesani McHugh, Louise MacNamara, Alexi McAlonan, Kathleen McGrory, Richard Meccarrrielli, Amy Mil- THURSDAY: Fifth Day within the Octave of ler, Christiane Miller, Kayleigh Moran, Alexandra the Nativity of the Lord Morin, Ethan Mullin, Bob Nickles, Marie O’Connor, 8:00 AM + Charles Bannan James Palo, Rose Reilly, Craig Riddell, Marlene Roberts, Drew Robertson, Frances Roselli, Mary Rossi, Wendy Schmidt, Joseph Schneberger, Rachel FRIDAY: The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Seeger, Brandon Shine, Anne Marie Swans, Janice Joseph Thompson, Bill Verona, M. Edward Wilson, James 8:00 AM + Jean Kearney Wilson. SATURDAY: Seventh Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord Please pray for the happy 8:00 AM + Regina “Jean” Kearney repose of the souls of all our faithful departed parishioners and families.
Page 5 December 25, 2022 EUCHARIST ADORATION Sunday Collections for the TUESDAYS 8:30AM-4:30PM Weekend of…. The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed " December 18, 2022 ……………. $14,501.00 Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. Includes on line giving…… $3,510.00 Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven, and will help bring about everlasting peace on earth." (Mother Teresa) We have a wonderful group of people who have each committed to being there for a particular hour between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm so Jesus is never left alone. Many others are able to come in for briefer visits at any time. Any one of any age is always welcome. Just drop in. We’d like to have at least two or more people committed to each hour; If you would like to participate in this important ministry, let us know. Additional people are welcome at any time. To volunteer for a regular hour, please provide your MUSIC NOTES name and contact information to Anne Chavez St. Max Music Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the rectory at 610- 399-6936 to volunteer. Needs Cantors We currently need second regular adorers for the Please share your talents! following hours: 10:am-11am, 11am-12 noon ,1pm- Being able to read music is helpful, 2pm, 4pm-4:30pm. but not required. Training will be provided. Benediction follows at 4:30pm with Evening Prayer and Reposition of the Host For additional information, please contact: Maria Innocenti, OFS, Music Director email@example.com / 215-385-0911 Fall Choir Schedule A FRIENDLY REMINDER Adult & Handbell Choir: Adoration will be canceled on Jan. 22nd 10:30 Mass Feb 26th 10:30 Mass Tuesday December 27th. Contemporary Group Jan. 8th 9:00 Mass Feb 12th 10:30 Mass DON’T COME EMPTY-HANDED Brass Quartet We are so very grateful to the parishioners of St. Maximilian Kolbe Jan 8th 10:30 Mass who faithfully bring donations. Donations can continue to be left in the red bin marked “Families in Action” inside the front door of the Youth Choir church. School and PREP students can continue to bring donations to the “Kids in Action” bin in the Copy Room at the school. Feb 5th 10:30 Mass For the month of January we are collecting: Subject to change!! Children’s Hats (no longer accepting used hats)
Page 6 December 25, 2022 CHRISTMAS FLOWERS 2022 “IN MEMORY OF” OFFERINGS The Breslin & DeMarco Families Members of the Roll & Dierkes Families Carpenter & Delconte Families Sterling & Dawn Harvey Hackett & Delconte Families Robino & Devlin Families Deceased members of Charles & Kathryn Gruber DeFrancesco & Mattia Families Grandmas Koegel & Pivec John B. Fleming Kelliher & Crosby Families Leonette D. Fleming Beck & Malloy Families John T. Sheehan Fongheiser & Cranage Families Eleanor M. Sheehan Dec’d members of Moyer & Mager Families Gustainis & Terzi Families Most Rev. Robert P. Maginnis Klecko & Allan Families Noda Deonarine Aloysius O’Connell Lois Zink Regina O’Connell Black & Bradley Families Deborah O’Connell-Rendell Cummings & Fair Families Sue Mele Parents of the Rozman & Sekerak Families Dec’d members of the Brookes & Troyan Families Dec’d members of Gincley & O’Neill Families Stanley & Jean Skros Anna Teti John & Joanna Quinn Joseph & Bernadette Cassidy George & Elizabeth Reilly Kathleen Martin Deceased Misquith Family Bud Keenan John Wasniewski Jim & Teresa Mowery Victoria Camerote Joe & Madeline Cosden Theresa Camerote Patrick Armour Rose DiMeo Dec’d members of Smallwood & Roberts Adrian & Joan Boylston Families Frank & Ann Foti John & Eleanor McGowan Mr. & Mrs. Paul Plevelich James & Brennan Mr. & Mrs. Frank Secret Jill Tagliaferro Rev Guron, Sr. Kriza & Germani Families Shirley Trego David Magner Carmen & Madelyn Bucci Zambito and Nappi Families Nicholas & Esther Cavuto Kevin Ansley
Page 7 December 25, 2022 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest Friday, January 13th at approximately 8:00 PM Right after the boys varsity game! Game starts at about 7:30 PM Come to the game, support the team, and enter the contest. Request an advance registration form from Jim Fongheiser at: JGFong@aol.com, Or a St. Max coach. Contest is for Boys and Girls, Ages 9-14 Winners advance to District Competition, and then Regionals and State Competition
Page 8 December 25, 2022 Book Group Discussion Catholicism Back by popular demand, the Tuesday Morning Come join our book group discussion on St. Bible Study will be presenting Bishop Barron’s Augustine’s Confessions at Hershey’s Mills. A series on Catholicism. “Bishop Barron journeys new translation by Sarah Ruden. We will meet around the world and deep into the Faith to teach starting Tuesday January 3rd, 2023 at us what Catholics believe and why. This program 3pm. Please contact Lidia Manieri at 610-350- uses the spiritual and artistic treasures of the Faith 7232 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further infor- to illuminate the key teachings of the Church.” mation. We will begin the study on Tuesday, January 10th at 9 AM – 10:30 AM in the Rectory Basement. Main Line Singles Dinner Club Cost of the program is $25. Deadline for (Ages 52-67) registration is January 2nd. Please register in the rectory. For more information contact: Judy Armour at email@example.com or at (610) 793-2596. Catholic men & women are cordially invited to join "The Main Line Singles FLAME OF LOVE Dinner Club" to share common interests OF THE IMMACULATE & dine together usually twice a HEART OF MARY month. Our next scheduled event is (Sat) Please join us on January 7th for Jan. 7, 2023 with a backup bad weather the next date of (Sat) Jan. 14, 2023 @ 5:30 P.M. It First Saturday Devotion. is our "Post Christmas/New Years House Party" @ a member's home in Havertown, PA. More info call Barb (610) 896-6542. Catholic men are encouraged to Our Lady (of Fatima) asks each one of us to repent and participate! confess our sins, receive Holy Communion, pray the Rosary, and pray for our Pope while keeping her company with a spirit of reparation for five first Saturdays. Come pray with us and bring your prayer petitions. Mass at 8:00am followed by the Flame of Love Rosary Confession is available The Fitzpatrick Family
Page 9 December 25, 2022 The Kolbe Club and Tourif ic Travel present White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia 4 Days * Mon-Thurs., May 15-18, 2023 Combine the graciousness of the past with exceptional comforts of today…a new era of elegance to experience. Join us for a Grand Vacation in the Allegheny Mountains at the Magnificent Greenbrier Resort! YOUR DELUXE VACATION INCLUDES: Roundtrip Transportation via Deluxe Motor coach 1 Night at the Fairfield Inn, Lewisbur g, West Virginia 2 Nights at the classic, historic, elegant, luxury Greenbrier Resort, an awar d-winning resort and National Historic landmark, The Greenbrier Resort’s classic architecture, exquisite interior design, sculpted landscape, impeccable ser- vice and outstanding amenities have hosted guests from around the world since 1778. Some facilities of this 11,000-acre resort include: Afternoon Tea at Greenbrier – 4:00pm * Evening Champagne Toast Casino Gambling Club access with $20.00 free slot play Historic Property Tour, several deluxe restaurants, Free internet, daily newspaper Culinary Demonstrations, movie theatre, pickle ball World-renowned Mineral Spa, use of swimming pool and fitness center Tennis, off-road driving, falconry, horseback riding and many more activities Optional Golf at the Greenbrier , Old Meadows or Old White cour ses (advance r eser vations r equir ed) 6 Meals – 3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners (including two selection of the menu dinner s at the Gr eenbrier ) Dinners at the Greenbrier in the beautiful main dining room requires jacket and tie for gentlemen and dresses or suits for ladies. Primary dress code at other times for most areas is resort casual. Tour Carnegie Hall. One of only four Carnegie Halls still in continuous use in the world.. Music has been heard through the halls of this stately Georgian Revival structure for nearly a century. View unique architecture and art exhib- its Bunker Tour - During the Cold War, the US Government maintained a Top-Secret Underground Bunker in the mountains of West Virginia. Built under The Greenbrier, the facility was designed to house the members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, in case of Nuclear Attack. Fortunately, the facility was never used and remained a secret for 35 years until an Investigative Reporter disclosed this secret. * Taxes, baggage handling and daily resort fee included (Itiner ar y & activities subject to slight changes.) Price Per Person: $1549.00 Double * $2049.00 Single For Reservations and information, contact Denise Pizzino 610-331-9896 firstname.lastname@example.org Please make check payable to St. Maximilian Kolbe Church and remit with reservation form. TO: Kolbe Club @ St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 15 East Pleasant Grove Road, West Chester, PA 19382
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