1 Linking more than 200 years of Catholic Heritage in Coatesville Our Lady of the Rosary Parish 80 South 17 th Avenue It s a family thing Coatesville, PA Fellow citizens...members of God s household, because you have been built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone (Ephesians 1,19). There are no strangers in grace... only the friends we have been waiting to meet! SACRAMENTAL AND DEVOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Morning Prayer: 6:45 before morning Mass. Daily Mass: M, T, T, F, S: 7 AM; Wed. 6 PM Weekend Mass : Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday: 8:30, 10:45 AM Holy Day Mass: Will be posted for each Holy Day Reconciliation: Saturday: 4:00-4:45 PM Our Prayer is our Mission Our Mission is our prayer BAPTISM dates are scheduled once parents have submitted all necessary forms and have completed the Pre-Jordan session. Please do not anticipate any date for a Baptism until you have consulted with Fr. Brennan. To begin the Baptism journey, call the Parish Office. Rosary each Monday at 6:00 PM. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Most Saturdays: 7:30 to 12 noon; Last Monday of each month: 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM; Divine Mercy Chaplet: 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM Rosary 6:30 PM Saint Jude Novena with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Miraculous Medal Novena each Saturday after 7:00 AM Mass Sacred Heart Novena First Friday after daily Mass Heavenly Father, pour down your spirit upon Our Lady of the Rosary Parish. Unite us as one, sharing a vision of your glory, a new experience of your power, a new faithfulness to your word, and a new consecration to your service. Through our renewed witness, and with the help of Mary, Queen of the Rosary, may your Holy Name be glorified, and your kingdom advance. We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen. Parish Office: Fx: Shussssh SUNDAY - December 16, 2018 THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT Rejoice in the Lord, always! PREP: Parish Religious Education Program Jackie Townsley and Paul Friel - Directors Pope John Paul II Regional Elementary School Principal: Mrs. Sarah Kerins TODAY Dec. 16 Parish Christmas Tree is here, bring your ornament // Baby Jesus Figures Blessing, // Christmas Wafers are here. // Children s Christmas Party 4-7pm Caroling sing along - cookies, Hot Chocolate, good friends, good times Dec 21 Church Decorating 6pm Everyone welcome - your help appreciated Be a part of the GOOD STUFF
2 Monday December 17 Tuesday December 18 Wednesday December 19 Thursday December 20 Friday December 21 Saturday December 22 Sunday December 23 This Week at Our Lady of the Rosary Church Readings: Gn 49:2,8-10; Ps 72:3-4b,7-8,17; Mt 1:1-17 7:00 a.m. Mass Chester Vietri by Harry & Cheryl Proudfoot 6:00 p.m. Rosary in church Readings: Jer 23:5-8; Ps 72:1-2,12-13,18-19; Mt 1: :00 a.m. Mass Stanley Chincheck by George & Mary Catherine Tandarich Ann Marie Molly McConnell by Dolly & David DeSimone 6:00 7:00 p.m. Confession Readings: Jgs 13:2-7,24-25a; Ps 71:3-4a,5-6b,16-17; Lk 1:5-25 6:00 p.m. Mass Eleanor Holbrook by Nancy Pitcherella Ken Rozelsky by wife Geri 7:00 8:30 p.m. Adult Choir rehearsal in church Readings: Is 7:10-14; Ps 24:1-6; Lk 1: :00 a.m. Mass Annamae Augustine by Jean Helm & Family Betty Vietri by Family 6:30 7:15 p.m. Grace Notes rehearsal in church 6:00 7:00 p.m. Confession Readings: Sg 2:8-14; Ps 33:2-3,11-12,20-21; Lk 1: :00 a.m. Mass Thomas McInerney by Mike & Bettyann Herley 6:00 p.m. Decorate Church for Christmas Readings: 1 Sm 1:24-28; (Ps) 1 Sm 2:1,4-7,8abcd; Lk 1: :00 a.m. Mass Paula Mann Cole by mother Josephine Mann Doris Darlington by sister Norma Jean LaMar 7:30 a.m. Noon Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 3:30 4:30 p.m. Confession 5:00 p.m. Mass William Oleszek by Tom & Bridget DiAntonio Deceased members of the Thomas, Vergara & Whiteman Families by Cathy Thomas Eucharistic Ministers: Deacon Fred Kerr, Dwight Bohm & Paul Friel Lector: Betty Filippone Altar Servers: Patrick Lee & Jeremy Weirauch Readings: Mi 5:1-4a; Ps 80:2-3,15-16,18-19; Heb 10:5-10; Lk 1: :30 a.m. Mass W. Stephen Keen by Trina DiFrancesco & Family Theresa J. & William J. Englerth, Jr. by Family Eucharistic Ministers: Deacon John DuBois, Laura Fiorenza & Justin Staub Lector: Tony Fiorenza Altar Servers: Sean Griffin & Sean Watson 10:45 a.m. Mass Pietro Gulli by Maria Papotto Melvin G. Henninger by LeGendre & Blanchard Families Eucharistic Ministers: Deacon John DuBois, Ida Labiak & Joanne Reagan Lectors: Patrice Seeker & Christopher Trader Altar Servers: Aidan McFarland & Ainsley McFarland Children need parents presence more than their presents!
3 PARISH NEWS CHILDREN S CHRISTMAS PARTY All the children of the parish are invited to attend our annual Children s Christmas Party today, Sunday, December 16 th. There will be crafts, games, food, and of course Santa who will have a gift for each child. This party is sponsored by our Teen Life and Jr. CYO team. It is one of the many customs which makes our parish so special. AN INVITATION Today, Sunday, December 16 th, we celebrate Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent. You are invited to bring to Mass your Baby Jesus figurine from you home Nativity Scene. A special blessing will be offered for these images of the Christ Child after all the Masses. Christmas Wafers will also be available at the entrance tables in church. We will continue with our Parish Family Christmas Tree! A Christmas tree will be present in the new entrance way to church. If you wish to place an ornament from your family for the Christmas season, you are encouraged to do so. You may wish to make an ornament, have your family represented on the ornament or use an ornament that has special meaning to your family. We hope that all parish families take part in making this Parish Family Christmas Tree a true representation of our entire parish family so it may serve as a worthy tribute to celebrate the Birthday of Our Lord Jesus. After the Christmas Season, we ask that you then remove your ornament and keep it safe for next year s tree. CAROLING There will be a Christmas Caroling event today, Sunday, December 16 th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Please meet in the church hall to carol around the neighborhoods and then return for refreshments provided by our Holy Name Society and Sodality. Dress warmly and bring flashlights, candles, jingle bells, and the like. For those who wish to stay inside and socialize, our Prayer Folk Group will be singing in the hall. For more information, call Peter DiMaio at Pray for our Military! PREP The last classroom session before Christmas will be held today Sunday, December 16 th. PREP classes will resume on Sunday, January 6 th. May all the students and their families have a very blessed Christmas! TEEN LIFE & JR. CYO Today, Sunday, December 16 th, the Teen Life and Jr. CYO will meet in the hall to set-up for the Children s Christmas Party. Next Sunday, December 23 rd the Teen Life and Jr. CYO will have a Nativity practice and their Christmas Party. Please meet at 11:45 a.m. The Teen Life and Jr. CYO will meet on Christmas Eve at 3:15 to prepare for the Live Nativity production before the 4:30 p.m. Mass. CHRISTMAS Be part of the joyful expression of love for the new born Jesus. All are invited to help bring out the joy of OLR s Christmas celebration. Church decorating takes place on Friday, December 21 st at 6:00 p.m. Your graceful touch will be appreciated. Everyone is welcome! GREAT STOCKING STUFFERS The 2019 Lottery Calendar is available. Don t miss out on your opportunity to put some $$$ in your pockets. Call the rectory or complete the form on page five of this bulletin and return to the rectory or drop in Sunday s collection basket. PRAY FOR THE SICK Frank Balisteri, Maureen Bole, Dolly Carnuccio, Nina Cordaro, Brian Dray, Lou Evangelista, Heather Fuller, Shelly Guiseppe, Christopher Hagee, Kathy Hawk, Liam Hawk, Jr., Joanne Hill, Skip Hill, Raymond Holter, Mya Hostutler, Richard Humphreys, Cindy Kerr, Frank LaPolla, Julia Lavin, Emerson Ann Mascherino, Jeff McCoy, Josephine Nardizzi, Mary Pointek, Stanley Pointek, James Porreca, Janet Rambo, Mary Riley, Carlos Sanz, Baby Maverick Sonneborn, Joe Spagnuola, Roseanna Terriman, Hedy Tranchitella, Fred Weller, Frank Yannetti and Lucas Yost.
4 YOUR SERVICE OF SUPPORT Sunday Collection, December 9, 2018 Envelopes Offered: 239 Donations: $11, We thank all parishioners for their generosity and commitment to OLR. You are truly a blessing!! SUNDAY FLOWERS Both bouquets at the Main Altar were donated in memory of Theresa J. Englerth requested by the family. The bouquet at the BVM Shrine was donated in memory of Angelo and Mary Mancuso requested by daughter Angie Oleszek and grandchildren. The bouquet at the St. Joseph Shrine was donated in memory of Lillian and William Oleszek requested by Angie Oleszek and grandchildren. CHRISTMAS FLOWERS If you wish to make a donation in memory of a deceased loved one or in honor of a living person for our Christmas decorations, please call the rectory at or Please consider making a donation of at least $20. Intentions are due by Wednesday, December 19 th. A Christmas Flower booklet can be found on all the entrance tables of church on Christmas Day. MONDAY ROSARY The next Monday Rosary will be held tomorrow Monday, December 17 th at 6:00 p.m. to pray the Luminous Mysteries. All are welcome to join in the prayer. The Rosary is also recited at 4:30 p.m. on all Saturday evenings before the Vigil Mass at 5:00 p.m. This is a wonderful way to obtain grace from Mary, Queen of the Rosary, for whom our church is named. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Everyone is invited to join in the all-day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which is offered on the last Monday of each month. Our next Eucharistic Adoration will be held on Monday, December 31 st. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed from noon till 5:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at 6:00 p.m. Come and spend some time before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament! May your troubles last as long as your New Year s resolutions! OPPORTUNITY This Christmas Season many families will not be able to provide a warm dinner or gifts to their family. Our rectory has been receiving numerous calls from families who are down on their luck and need help with Christmas. We ask that donations be given in the form of gift cards. Please bring to rectory or drop in Sunday s collection. LOTTERY CALENDAR 12/04/ So close! 12/05/ Wish it were you! 12/06/ Missed a biggie! 12/07/ House wins! Thank You! 12/08/ Just missed it! 12/09/ Could have had it! 12/10/ Another goodie! THANK YOU We extend our gratitude to all those who participated in the Angel Tree. Always be proud of the good that you do and know that God is proud of your kindness. JOB OPENING Bishop Shanahan High School has an immediate opening for a maintenance technician and a custodian. Full and part-time positions available. If interested, BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS All information for the December 30 th bulletin is due to the rectory no later than Tuesday, December 18 th. All information for the January 6 th bulletin is due to the rectory no later than Friday, December 21 st. PRE-JORDAN Parents and godparents presenting a child for Baptism need to attend a preparation class in order to be properly informed about the meaning of the Sacrament of Baptism. The next class will be held on Monday, January 7 th at 6:00 p.m. in the last classroom in the parish hall. Registration is a must. Please register in advance by calling Mrs. Coxson at Please do not assume any date for baptism before confirming the date with Father Brennan. Before any date can be finalized, all forms and eligibility letters need to be delivered to the rectory