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Come on out to the Community Carnival


The Community Carnival begins:

September 11th through September 14th

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM – Wednesday through Friday

5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Saturday

Our ride vendor is, once again, Houghton Enterprises.  Houghton offers  WRISTBAND NIGHT – EVERY NIGHT!

We hope to see you on the carnival grounds!

Click on our “Fundraising” tab for complete information on the carnival and to volunteer for open positions.  We particularly need help on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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Happy Labor Day!

Daily Mass

will be celebrated

at 9:00 AM

on Monday

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Support Religious Freedom!

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Join Father Cioppi on a Guided Tour of France

Complete Itinerary for France Trip

Link to trip registration:  https://www.grouptravelexperiences.com/booking

Enter the Group Number as G003270

14-24 OCTOBER 2019

PLEASE JOIN MDP PARISH FOR A TRIP THROUGH FASCINATING FRANCE WITH A VISIT TO LOURDES AND OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

  • World War II Battlefields of Normandy in this 75th Anniversary Year and the American Cemetery
  • Full-Day Tour of Parish, including Notre Dame Cathedral; Rue de Bac (Miraculous Medal); Sacre Coeur and Montmartre
  • Guided visit of the Island of Saint Michael
  • Guided visit to Versailles
  • Full day guided tour of Lisieux (Shrine of Saint Theresa, the Little Flower)
  • Visit Nevers, the resting place of Saint Bernadette
  • Guided Tour of the Papal Palace in Avignon
  • Full day visit to the Shrine at Lourdes
  • Visit the Birthplace of Saint Vincent De Paul in Puoy on the way to the town of Bordeaux

DURING THE TRIP, THERE WILL BE TWO WINE-TASTING EXCURSIONS -

CHATEAUNEUF DE PAPE AND BORDEAUX

DETAILS:

  • Nine nights accommodations
  • Nine Breakfasts
  • Six planned Dinners
  • English-speaking tour Escort throughout

Price starts at $3,653 per person, Land only, based on Double Occupancy.  If there are more than 35 participants, the price will reflect the discount.

FOR INFORMATION

www.ventrescatravel.net

215.674.7662

 

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Building a Culture of Religious Freedom

Building a culture of religious freedom

From Catholic Philly

Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. 

Posted July 15, 2019

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap
Alliance Defending Freedom Summit, Dana Point, California
July 9, 2019

[Archbishop Chaput offered the following keynote remarks on July 9 to the Summit 2019 conference of the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF).]

Back in April Gerard Baker, the Wall Street Journal’s editor at large, wrote a column that I hope every person in the audience today will track down and read.[1] The title was “Persecuted Christians And Their Quiescent Leaders,” and he hammered home two facts.  Christians of every tradition – Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox – are now the most widely and brutally persecuted religious community in the world. And too many Christian leaders in too many countries, including our own, are too cowardly to name it for what it is — especially when it comes at the hands of Muslim extremists.

Cowardice is not a word you’ll find in the vocabulary of the Alliance Defending Freedom. And the threats to religious liberty in our own country come from a different, shrewder, but every bit as ugly brand of extremism.  So it’s a blessing and a joy for me to be with you today.  Courage, like cowardice, is infectious, and very few people can match the courage and character that permeate the entire ADF team.  Michael Farris, Paula and Alan Sears, Amy Shepard, and so many others:  These are extraordinary persons doing extraordinary work, and I count it a privilege to admire them.  But I’ll come back to that at the end of my comments. Continue reading

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Don’t Worry If You Missed the First Sittings for Our New 2020 Parish Photo Directory!

The first series of photos were taken the week of June 24th.  The next available sitting are on Tuesday, October 22nd and Wednesday, October 23rd.   We hope that you are planning to be a part of our new Parish Directory!  A limited number of sittings are being offered on September 23rd and 24th so don’t miss this opportunity to participate in the very useful tool for our parish community.

Please click on the link shown below, log-in with PA851 and the password: photos (case sensitive) to sign-up to have your photo included in our upcoming Parish Photo Directory.

https://ucdir.com/

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MDP: Shore Up the Future

MDP: Shore Up the Future

Dear Family and Friends of MDP,

On December 8th, Mother of Divine Providence parish celebrated its 63rd Anniversary as the Catholic community of King of Prussia.  Throughout those many years, we have been blessed with a beautiful campus, an outstanding elementary school and wonderful parishioners.

Most of you who are founding members, built a solid and beautiful campus where the liturgical, spiritual, sacramental, educational and cultural needs of our parishioners can be met.  We need now to “Shore Up the Future” for generations of Catholics to come.

Last fall you should have received in the mail a copy of our Parish’s June 30, 2017 Operating Report.  Your weekly contributions to the Sunday collection have allowed the parish to operate on essentially a break-even basis.

Like many of us, as our campus ages, it needs repairs that go beyond our normal operating budget which is funded by our Sunday collection.   Over the next 2-3 years, we face several large repair and/or replacement projects that are necessary to keep our campus safe and functional.  These projects, which can no longer be deferred, include the following: Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Catholic Conference Urges You to Take Action NOW!

These beautiful children deserve to live!

THE FINAL VOTE IS TAKING PLACE ON TUESDAY, MAY 14TH – please act NOW!

Please urge your state representative to vote YES on HB 321, the Down Syndrome Abortion Bill. It would prohibit an abortion that is based on the diagnosis of Down syndrome on the unborn baby.
Click the link below to sign the petition:
https://www.votervoice.net/BroadcastLinks/V4n4DGyCKHTMTCyp3evmgA

 

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Parish May Procession

The tradition of “Crowning Mary” during the month of May is a long-standing one in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.   It typically takes place on the first weekend of the month after the parish children have received their First Holy Communion.

Mother of Divine Providence Parish will hold her procession on Sunday, May 5th, immediately after the 10:30 AM Mass.   All children who received their First Holy Communion, whether on Saturday or Sunday, are invited to wear their Communion attire and participate in the procession that will move from the church to the grotto in the parking lot for the Crowning Ceremony.      Everyone attending the 10:30 AM Mass is encouraged to join the procession!

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First Holy Communion Weekend

This weekend, May 4th and 5th, 63 children will receive their First Holy Communion at Mother of Divine Providence.   We ask that you remember these children and their families in your prayers as they approach this important day.

May you always feel as close to Jesus as you do today.

May you always count on Him to gently guide your way.

May you always trust in God to answer every single prayer.

May you always feel Him blessing you with tender loving care.

 

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