With joy we welcome Father John-Mark Igboalisi as our Parochial Administrator!
After his ordination to the priesthood in 2013, Father John-Mark lectured at the Dominican Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Ibadan Nigeria, where he taught Explorations in Christian Doctrine and Early Christian Philosophy. Father John-Mark has also served as procurator (economic administrator) of the Dominican Community, Ibadan, Nigeria. In 2014, was sent on complementary studies. He completed his licentiate in Sacred Theology in 2017 and is currently rounding off his doctoral studies in Thomistic Theology at the Thomistic Institute, Washington DC. Currently, Father John-Mark teaches Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas (online) to students at the Dominican Institute Ibadan Nigeria.
When you see Father John-Mark, please say hello (socially distanced, of course 😊) and welcome him to our parish. God bless!
FROM THE MARCH FOR LIFE WEBSITE:
The protection of all of those who participate in the annual March, as well as the many law enforcement personnel and others who work tirelessly each year to ensure a safe and peaceful event, is a top priority of the March for Life. In light of the fact that we are in the midst of a pandemic which may be peaking, and in view of the heightened pressures that law enforcement officers and others are currently facing in and around the Capitol, this year’s March for Life will look different.
The annual rally will take place virtually and we are asking all participants to stay home and to join the March virtually. We will invite a small group of pro-life leaders from across the country to march in Washington, DC this year. These leaders will represent pro-life Americans everywhere who, each in their own unique ways, work to make abortion unthinkable and build a culture where every human life is valued and protected.
We are profoundly grateful for the countless women, men, and families who sacrifice to come out in such great numbers each year as a witness for life – and we look forward to being together in person next year. As for this year’s march, we look forward to being with you virtually.
This week, we were notified that a member of our parish F.i.R.E. Program has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. Please remember this parishioner in your prayers. This member of our F.i.R.E. family attended our program on Sunday, January 10. This parishioner has not been in any of our parish buildings or on campus since that time and is currently quarantining at home.
We remain committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all our families and staff during this time. We continue to follow all Federal, State, and Diocesan Guidelines regarding mitigation, sanitization, and social distancing and are exercising every effort to keep everyone as safe as possible. If you have a concern and wish to speak with us, please contact the Parish Office at 717-653-4903.
Please join us in praying for our sick parishioner, as well as all those who have been impacted by this virus.
MMOC YM NIGHTS: Dinner, Devotion, Discussion, and Surprises are in store for you on these epic youth nights. There's always a crazy theme and always a fun game or activity up someone's sleeve. Yes, we might even take you to a surprise location! YM Nights are held in the Social Hall from 6-8 PM on the following Wednesday evenings: January 20, February 3, and February 17. More dates to follow shortly.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Mary Mother of the Church on Jan 16th at 11:30 AM. Attendance at the Mass will be limited. If you wish to attend the Funeral Mass please email Deacon Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Jan 13th. We will notify you by Jan 15th if we are able to accommodate your request to attend the Funeral Mass.
There will be a public viewing from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Jan 16th.
All 7th - 12th graders are welcome to join this Sunday (Jan 10th) after the 11 AM Mass at MMOC. For more info, go to: onevoiceym.org
With joy we prepare for the upcoming First Confession of our 2nd Grade students on January 16th. Please pray for these children and their families as the children prepare to receive this wonderful sacrament. For more details on the penance service please contact Beth Christensen at email@example.com.
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We will be celebrating the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God on Thursday evening at 5:30 PM (Vigil Mass) and Friday (Jan 1st) at 11 AM.
Deacon Joe's first 2021 New Year's Resolution is to train additional people to manage our Livestream. God bless! 🙏🙏🙏
Please note that MMOC will be live-streaming the 4pm and 10pm Christmas Eve Masses and the 11am Christmas Day mass on our YouTube channel.
You may CLICK HERE to access our YouTube Channel.
Hello MMCO Parishioners!
If you haven't already contacted Deacon Joe, please use this link, Christmas Sign-Up, to identify which Mass you plan to attend. If the Mass you wish to attend is full, kindly choose, and plan to attend a different Mass.
Please Note: This Sign-Up is NOT A GUARANTEE OF A RESERVED SEAT.
We need your support to make our Christmas Masses as enjoyable and sacred as possible.
Thank you and have a blessed Advent Season!
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God Bless You,
Please welcome our new registered parishioners:
Timothy, Colleen, Thomas & Ryan Ford;
James and Colleen Sheehan;
Our Parish warmly welcomes the newly ordained Deacon Joseph Cingle! Bishop Ronald W. Gainer has assigned Deacon Cingle to our Parish to assist Father Tcheou with the pastoral care of our parishioners. Deacon will be assisting at Holy Mass, preach at Holy Mass throughout the year, assist with the various Faith Formation programs of our Parish, preside at Baptisms and Funeral Services outside of Holy Mass, and also coordinate the various ministries of charity. Deacon and his beautiful wife, Pamela, are overjoyed to be a part of our Parish Family! May the good Lord bless his work now and always.