Protecting God’s Children
Our PREP Program is in need of teachers of the Protecting God’s Children lesson required by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The lesson would be taught in each of our five sessions but only one week per year. If you can help, please contact the Religious Education office.
RCIA ~ RITE OF WELCOMING
Please join us at the 9:30am Mass on December 8th as we celebrate the Rite of Welcoming for our parish's Catechu-men and Candidates. These individuals will be coming into full communion with the Catholic Church this Easter season. All are invited to Mass on Decem-ber 8th to get to know them and show your support.
SMG SENIORS CHRISTMAS LUNCH
Wednesday, December 18th, 10:30 in the Parish Center. Please help us arrange a nice lunch to celebrate. It was suggested we each bring a sandwich (halved or quartered) to include in a tray for everyone to share. If that's not your interest possibly you would like to bring a snack, small salad, side dish, dessert or drink to share. Let us know. Any other ideas call Lynette (215) 721-8668 OR Linda (215) 362-8276. We'll work together to make it fun for all. Please come along and bring a friend or two. All are welcome as usual.
Choose an Angel, Have it Back by Monday, December 16th
If you have an angel requesting a gift certificate or a donation for food or tuition (Checks may be made out to “SMG Outreach”) please place your angel with gift certificate and/ or donations in an envelope marked Outreach Giving Tree and drop in collection basket or deliver to Parish Center, again no later than Monday, December 16th.
Thank you for your generosity and know ...
“It is in giving that we receive.”
CHRISTMAS DECORATING OF OUR CHURCH
On Sunday, December 23rd, at 6 pm, we will put up the live trees with lights, large wreaths, and roping. On Monday, at 9 am, we will finish the decorating with the arrival of the poinsettias and other finishing touches. Because of you SMG always shines with love. Thanks for your help. Any ques-tions, please call Lynne at 215 872-4685.
ATTENTION ALL PARISHIONERS
Parking will not be available at Matt's Lawn Care Parking Lot on the following dates:
· Monday, December 9,2013
· Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The space will be utilized for other purposes at that time.
ATTENTION ALTAR SERVERS
Anyone in grades 6 through 12 that would be interested in becoming an Altar Server can pick up a “New Server Registration Form” in the narthex or at the Parish Center. Registration forms will be sent home with the PREP students sometime in November. It is not too early to sign-up to serve at the Christmas Mass you will be attending. Sign-up Sheets will be hanging in the Altar Server room of the sacristy. Thanks!
TIS THE SEASON FOR OUR ANNUAL
CATHOLIC BOOK & MEDIA FAIR
Celebrate the Advent Season at our annual Catholic Book and Media Fair. Bolster your faith life through exposure to great Catholic books, Bibles, music, movies, gifts, and more! Invite your family and friends to do the same. Resources are available for all age groups: adults, teens, and children. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted for purchases. Consider sponsoring a “book with a bow” for the Parish Library, too. We welcome the Daughters of Saint Paul of Pauline Books and Media as our hosts for this event.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Following All Masses in the Church Narthex