Quilt, Craft, Pray With Others

You are invited!

Quilt, Craft, Pray
A new fellowship group is forming at St. Mary’s: “Quilt, Craft, Pray” for anyone who sews, knits, crochets, draws, paints or other creative projects. Our first meeting will be Wednesday, January 31, at 6:30 pm in St. Joseph Hall. Snow date will be Wednesday, February 7. Future meeting dates and times will be discussed.
As a low-key, friendly gathering, it will be a time of fellowship, projects, prayer and short discussions about our Catholic faith.
Everyone is welcome to bring a project to work on during the meeting or just stop by to say hello. There will be opportunities for the group to learn from each other. So, if you always wanted to learn to knit or paint, etc., this is your chance! We also plan to work on projects to help our parishioners such as items for the homebound, new baby, prayer shawls, etc.
If you have any questions contact Karen Scharenbroch at
717-507-9881. kscharenbroch@comcast.net or Patty Price at pprice1641@gmail.com.
“Prosper the work of our hands, O Lord, prosper the work of our hands.” Psalm 90

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.

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

Lenora Adam, Eugene Arnold
Joan Arnold ,Anne Bakaric , Genevieve Batdorf , Lori Bishop
Melody Boltz , Connie Bowman, Viola Cleo Bradshaw , Genevieve Brown , Kenny Daullary ,Loretta Davis
Cecilia (Celie) Deck,  Dolores Dishong , Charles Drake
Fred Eisenhauer , William Eisenhauer,  Cole Emrich
Mary Faust, Blanche Fortna , Penny Frank , Darlene Gingrich,  Lynette Heckard , Eleanor Houser

Edward C Hummel,  Cecilia Jordan , Marion Kelly,  Charles McConnell ,Mary E Miller,  Ruth Mish
Rose  Naughtin,  Tricia Ness
Carol Nichols , Joan Pfaltz , MaryAnn Rine , Braxton Risser , John Ritchie , Damon J Schlegel,

Anna Shields,  DiJon Simon,  Diana Stopinski  ,  Alene Swisher, Andrew Wentzel ,Jim Wentzel ,Elizabeth Wile ,Renee Willeman

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.