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Vacation Bible School registration now open!

Calling all kids for a week of fun & faith!

2017 VBS Registration Form
(Send to the MDP Parish Office, Attn: VBS)

Kids entering K – 5th grade are invited to join us on June 26-30, 9am – Noon, for Vacation Bible School!  We will explore how we are “CREATED BY GOD – BUILT FOR A PURPOSE” and enjoy time for music, sports, crafts, and prayer!

Students entering 6th – 12th are invited to be “camp counselors.”  Adults 18+ needed to chaperone.  Contact Lauren Joyce with questions: 610-337-2173 or LJoyce@MDPparish.com.

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This Week @ MDP – Holy Week!

Thank you to all those who prayed with us during Holy Week – Christ is Risen, Alleluia!

Special congratulations to the five women baptized this Easter, as well as the other three who will be Confirmed soon!

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This Week @ MDP: Living Stations of the Cross

Our CCD/PREP students presented the “Living Stations of the Cross,” a beautiful and traditional Lenten Prayer, last week in Church.  The MTC Catholic School students will do the same on 4/7 at 7pm.  All are welcome for this solemn reflection on the saving death of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Here at MDP, we seek God in prayer.

“We adore you, O Christ, and we praise You, because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world.”

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This Week @ MDP: Middle School Mercy Corps! (Service Projects)

This week our middle school students visited Camilla Hall Retirement Home for the IHM Sisters.  We played board games and shared stories with these lovely, holy women!

Here at MDP, we share God’s love!

To sign your 6th-8th grader up for Service Projects, email Lauren Joyce: LJoyce@MDPparish.com.

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This Week @ MDP: Adult Faith Formation Spotlight!

It’s a great month for Adult Faith Formation at MDP!

Here at MDP, we seek to understand the truths of our faith!


Here at the parish, Deacon Greg has launched our annual Lenten book discussion.  This year’s pick is “Resisting Happiness.”  All are welcome to discuss the struggle to find faith and happiness on Wednesdays 3/15, 3/22, and 4/5 at 10:00 – 11:30am (Parish Offices) or 6:15 – 7:30pm (Providence Hall / School Cafeteria).  No RSVP necessary, and if you haven’t read the book but want to join the conversation you’re most welcome.  We hope you can join us!

In the local area, many of our parishioners joined a special event with Catholic Bible scholar Jeff Cavins.  He’s the “Bible Timeline guy” behind many of our parish Bible studies, and it was a treat to hear him in person!

Finally, one of our Bible Study groups took a “field trip” to see the beautiful icons at St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church in Norristown.  What a beautiful place dedicated to the worship of God!

To join a Bible study, ask a question, or be on the email list for Adult Faith Formation activities at MDP, contact Deacon Greg at 610-265-4178 or GMaskarinec@MdpParish.com. All are welcome, especially those “searching” for God!

 

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This Week @ MDP: Sharing God’s Love <3

This week our PREP (CCD) children sent St. Valentine’s cards to our sick and home-bound parishioners.  Messages included, “God loves you and we are praying for you!” and the staff favorite: “When God made you, it was love at first sight!”

Here at MDP, we share God’s love!

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This Week @ MDP: First Reconciliation!

Nearly 50 of our parish children received the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) for the first time this week, together with their families.  May our parishioners always be close to God’s mercy in this sacrament of forgiveness!

Here at MDP, we celebrate God’s mercy!

Weekly Confessions @ MDP are 4:00-5:00pm in Church, or by appointment if you call the parish office at 610-265-4178.  God is waiting for you in this experience of mercy and grace!

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by Lauren Joyce