PARISH NEWS

8/19/21
Our clothing drive is here – September 6 to September 27, 2021! We will be collecting clothes, shoes (must be packed separately), blankets, sheets, pockets/backpacks, scarves, bikes, baby seats with attached base, small toys. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT WE TAKE

Drop off at our back porch on East Clair Street.

Must be packed in bags. Tell your friends and neighbors!

 

7/22/21
Our Summer Sizzler has been happening the month of July! For $10, you get 31 chances to win! Buy 4 tickets get one free, buy 7 tickets get two free! Stop by the Rectory Monday – Wednesday 9:30am to 4pm to get a ticket in the next 9 days! We will also be selling them after our 8/1 Mass. Numbers are based on the daily number for the month of August. Checks will be mailed the month of September. Good luck! And thanks for supporting our parish!

6/24/21
It has been a long and difficult road for all of us. But now that the restrictions have (mostly) been lifted we are able to gather under one roof and worship the Lord together! Enjoy this video. All restrictions have been lifted, and holy water is back!

 

6/14/21
Effective June 15th, Rev. Msgr. William F. Baver, Pastor of SS Simon and Jude, Bethlehem, will now be pastor of both Saints Simon and Jude as well as Our Lady Help of Christians. Consequently, our Mass schedule will be altered and some Masses need to be eliminated. Mass times are as follows:

DAILY 8AM MASS
Monday – OLHC
Tuesday – SS Simon & Jude
Wednesday – OLHC
Thursday – SS Simon & Jude
Friday – TBD (may be Saturday – call SSJ at 610-866-5587 x 7 to confirm if it is either Friday or Saturday morning at 8AM.

SUNDAY MASS
5PM (SAT) – SS Simon & Jude
9AM – SS Simon & Jude
11AM – OLHC

CONFESSION
Saturdays 4PM to 4:45PM – SS Simon & Jude

Should you attend Mass at SS Simon & Jude, your offering envelope will be credited to our parish. We understand change is never easy, but in order to grow both parishes, change is necessary. Both Father Rich and Monsignor Baver pray that you will continue to be supportive of Our Lady of Christians, in both your weekly attendance at Mass and in all fundraising that is done in the future.

6/3/21
Father Rich will be heading to St. Francis of Assisi effective June 15th. Even though he was only here nine months, we appreciated his dedication and commitment to our Parish community. He (and his homilies) will be missed here at OLHC. Best wishes Father Rich, and God bless!

 

 

 

5/26/21
Tricky Trays are here again!

TRICKY TRAYS UNDER THE TENTS – Come peruse our trays on June 12th from 11AM to 5PM and June 13th 10AM to 2PM. Event will be outside (weather permitting). We have a large parking lot so park and peruse. We will have hot dogs, soft pretzels and cookies as well as salty snacks and drinks. Covid safety measures in effect (our staff will wear masks and gloves). Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinating, or you can social distance. All our prizes are amazing – nothing valued less than $100, including cash prizes.

1 ticket = $1
6 tickets = $5
12 tickets = $10
25 tickets = $20

Check out our Facebook Event here

4/11/21
Bishop Schlert has declared the “Year of the Real Presence” for the Diocese of Allentown to begin on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 11, 2021 and conclude on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, June 19, 2022. To learn more about the Year of the Real Presence & to read the Decree please click here

 

3/16/21
Our Holy Week Schedule. Reservations are required at our Easter Masses (vigil and day). The form is available

HERE.

3/28 – PALM SUNDAY – Regular Masses at 9AM and 11AM. Palms will be distributed.

4/1 – HOLY THURSDAY – 7PM Mass of the Last Supper. 8PM to 9PM will be Adoration. No morning Mass that day.

4/2 – GOOD FRIDAY – 12PM Stations of the Cross. 3PM Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord. No morning Mass that day.

4/3 – HOLY SATURDAY – 12PM Blessing of the Food (outside). 8PM Vigil Mass (reservations required).

4/4 – EASTER SUNDAY – Masses at 7:30AM, 9AM, 10:30AM, 12PM (reservations required).

3/10/21
Confession starts Sunday 3/14. There are 3 pillars of Lenten observance: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. For this reason, during the time of Lent, there will be confessions several times throughout the month:

Sundays:  March 14, 21, 28
12PM to 1PM

Tuesdays: March 16, 23, 30
6PM to 7PM

Fridays: March 19 and 26
5PM to 6PM

Saturdays: March 20 and 27
9AM to 10AM

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is an expression of the mercy and love God has for us through the power of the Holy Spirit. We experience the healing and forgiveness of God. Reconciliation during the season of Lent can renew our relationship with God and with our neighbor and our human dignity.

3/8/21

Our Easter Pie Sale has started! Download the form HERE.

The pie sale in October proved to be very popular. People loved the pies and asked for it again! THE DEADLINE IS MARCH 21ST. Pies are 8 inches and $8 each (as well as Apple Dumplings for $4). Pickup is drive-thru style and will be on Thursday, April 1st (Holy Thursday) from 12PM to 6PM. You will drive down St. Clair Street and pick up at the Rectory door.

Just email us (ourladyhlp@aol.com), Venmo us (@ olhcallentown-church, last 4 digits 1870), send the form via U.S. Mail, call us (Monday to Wednesday) we will take orders any number of ways! Thank you for your help in supporting Our Lady  Help of Christians!