August 2020

Dear Parishioners,

Elaine, our parish secretary, asked to provide you with a little biographical information about myself, so here it goes.

I was ordained a priest in 1992 and have been assigned to several parishes in the Diocese of Allentown, including our neighboring parish of Notre Dame of Bethlehem when I was newly ordained. For the past nine years I was the Catholic Chaplain of Kutztown University where I tried to instill in the lives of our young people love for the Lord. On the weekends, I helped out pastors in the diocese by covering Masses for them in their parishes.    For the summer, I was covering my home parish, Most Blessed Sacrament in Bally.

All of my education was in the Catholic schools of our diocese.  After ordination, I had the honor of celebrating my First Mass at MBS during the 250th Anniversary year of the parish.   Prior to entering the seminary, I was a fifth grade school teacher at Saint Francis of Assisi School in Allentown. A few years after my ordination, Bishop Welsh asked me to go back into education and so I was assigned to two of our high schools as the Director of Spiritual Activities and professor.  When I arrive at Our Lady, I will not be alone.  I have a Miniature Schnauzer named PJ, who will be residing with me in the Rectory.

As I start my ministry here at OLHC, I ask for your prayers for me so that I may be the best shepherd possible.  I look forward to meeting all of you soon.

In His Name,

Father Rich


Ed Hudak, Financial Secretary

Ed is entrusted with our Church’s finances. As part of his duties he receives and records the gifts of members and other givers and supervises the counting and deposit of all offerings. Ed also works with the Finance Committee to develop policies and procedures so that funds can be made available to support the ministry of the congregation. If you need to call Ed or leave a message, listen to all contact options on our voicemail for Ed’s direct number. Ed can be emailed at


Elaine Mitchell, Parish Secretary and Bulletin Editor

Elaine is responsible for the daily operation of the parish office (current hours are Monday-Wednesday 9:30AM to 4:30PM) as well as providing content for the bulletin each week and interfacing with all our parishioners. Elaine loves her databases so you may receive emails from her in order to keep the database up-do-date. Her most recent motivation is keeping Facebook and this website up to date. Elena lo siento, no sabe español. Elaine can be emailed at


Fr. Rich Brensinger, Karen Adams, Jose Collazo, Vanessa Heimbach, Carla Ortiz, Richard Raffensperger, Dan Schmidt, Melissa Velazquez, Rosanne Venditto

Fr. Rich Brensinger, Ed Hudak, Jack Bolash, Sheila Breitfeld, Dan Schmidt, Rosanne Venditto