Poinsettia Sale

Please help support our Youth from St. Mary’s and Our Lady of Fatima Mission, by ordering beautiful Christmas Poinsettias to decorate your home in anticipation of the Christmas Season, as a gift for someone you love, or someone who is homebound.
Proceeds from this sale will go towards our religious education program and catholic youth conference and service activities.
Poinsettias are $8.50 each and will be available for pick-up in the Saint Joseph Hall immediately following each mass on Sunday, December 10th.
Please place the bottom portion of this order form in an envelope marked “YM” and drop it in the collection basket or drop off at the parish office. If you would like to place your order via phone, please call the Religious Education office at 717-272-5674 ext. 3207, you may also email the RE office at aboltz@abvmlebpa.org.
Please submit your order by
December 3rd.
Thank you for your support!

Funeral Luncheon Volunteers Needed

Funeral Luncheon Ministry Update
St. Mary’s is resuming our Funeral Luncheon Ministry in Frederic Hall.
We have a core group of volunteers but are looking for a few new faces.

Volunteers do not have to stay for the entire luncheon but can help before, during or after, as schedules allow.

Even if you cannot help at the luncheon itself, we are also in need of volunteer bakers to supply desserts.

Graces abound for you in assisting with this corporal work of mercy to feed the hungry, and spiritual work of mercy to comfort the afflicted.

Please consider helping! Contact Margie Fava at 717-926-6453.

The Box of Joy Project

Harrisburg Diocese, under the leadership of Mrs. AnnMarie Boltz , with YOUR generosity is the THIRD most giving diocese in the United States! God bless you!


💕Your Box of Joy may be the only Christmas gift a child receives!
These gifts will go to children who may have NEVER held a picture book, worn a new shirt, owned a toy or held a doll. This week our Donation Goal is small picture books— children’s socks, size medium— and small dollies. Please consider donating one item.

For the Children who wish for Just One Gift

 Please remember The Box of Joy Project . Our religious education students and youth have been collecting items all year and we are still in need of your help.   School supplies are very much in need : crayons, pencils,  colored pencils and sharpeners.

Dig For Beanie Babies . We all have them, in a box, on a shelf, in the attic, or at the bottom of the toybox. Would you please consider donating one or two clean Beanie Babies to the Box of Joy  Project?

Cross Catholic Outreach has provided a list of highly desired items:

Small stuffed animals, crayons, T-shirt size 6, 7, 8 (x small, small, and medium), small dolls, sling bags, socks, deflated balls, small water bottle with lid, youth sunglasses, small coloring books, individual packaged Hot Wheel cars, kazoo, harmonica, unopened happy meal toys, hard candy, balloons, mini puzzles, children’s socks, and underwear.

Note: We are collecting for ages 5, 6, and 7 year old boys and girls.

Each child will receive a “Box of Joy” full of your donated items to celebrate the Christmas season. For many of these children, this will be the only gift that they will receive.

If you would like to fill one Box of Joy as a family project,  please contact me and I will happily provide you with an empty Joy Box  and all the information needed.


AnneMarie Boltz, C/DRE                                                                                                         aboltz@abvmlebpa.org or text to 717-507-5733                                                               Or call 717-272-5674 ext. 3207


Prayer requests for bulletin

Pray for:

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Isaiah 41:10

Please continue to pray for the Homebound and the sick.

Please Pray
For the homebound and the sick of our parish
Joan Arnold, Anne Bakaric, Genevieve Batdorf , Melody Boltz
Connie Bowman,  Cecelia Daullary, Loretta Davis, Cecilia (Celie) Deck

Dolores Dishong, Charles Drake , Fred Eisenhauer,  William Eisenhauer , Cole Emrich
Mary Faust, Blanche Fortna,  Penny Frank , Darlene Gingrich                                                                        Stan Hartzell, Lynette Heckard,  Eleanor Houser,  Edward C Hummel, Cecilia Jordan                             Marion Kelly,  Catherine Lazorcik , Charles McConnell,  Ruth Mish

Carol Nichols,  Mary Ann Rine , John Ritchie,  Roger Schell
Damon J Schlegel , Anna Shields,  DiJon Simon , Diana Stopinski                                                                Alene Swisher,  Trump Family,  Deacon Wentzel                                                                                                  Jim Wentzel Elizabeth Wile Roselle Zubey

Please inform us in the parish office so we can publish the names of those who are sick in our parish bulletin.

Call the office at 717-272-5674 or place a note in the collection basket or fill out our online form here.

Prayer Request to be Published in Bulletin

These parishioners are sick or homebound. Please keep them in your prayers.



Prayer request Update: Name Removal Form

I verify that this is a name I previously submitted/


Monthly Food Collection

The third weekend of each month is the designated date for collection of food for Lebanon County Christian Ministries (LCCM) and Jonestown Outreach Pantry (JOY). These community outreach centers really depend on your contributions. Keep your food items coming and thank you in advance for your generosity. Please remember the poor boxes when you leave Church as this money goes to help the poor who come to our door .  Thank you so much and God bless you!

JOY Pantry ( Jonestown)

Candle for Your Intentions

If you are interested in having the sanctuary candle burn before the Blessed Sacrament for a week for your intentions:
1) ABVM main church,
2) ABVM daily Mass chapel or 3) Our Lady of Fatima Mission
Please contact the parish office for available dates at 717-272-5674. The cost is $15.00

Flowers for Loved Ones

If you would like to have the flowers on the altar in honor/memory of a loved one, please contact the parish office at 717-272-5674 to find out which weeks are available. Cost for the flower memorial is $40.00.