For over 30 years, our Council has been at almost every OMPH Baptism to celebrate to birth of the child and thank the mother for bringing the child into the world. We present the mother with a rose and a prayer card. It is a true celebration of life. If you would like to be a presenter, contact chairman Mark Janke at 717-575-7685.
September 24th, 2023 11:00 Mass
Prior to the Mass, participants will gather outside for the solemn processional into the Church, led by the Hamilton Celtic Pipe Band, and the Honor Guard from the Santa Maria Assembly of the Knights of Columbus. After the Mass, please join us in the gymnasium for some snacks and refreshments and to meet and greet fellow First Responders from throughout Lancaster County.
The Mass will be dedicated especially to the memory of all First Responders in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who gave their lives in the service of their community this year.
Please join us at the Blue Mass Ceremony to celebrate our time-honored professions.
For questions, contact chairman Matt Strosser at 717-466-4263.
Memorial Mass & Widows Breakfast
October 29, 2023, breakfast to follow
OMPH Church and OMPH School Gym
Council 4191 will have its annual Memorial Mass at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church on Sunday, October 29 at 9:00. The names of our deceased Brothers will be read and their Widows will be in attendance. The Santa Maria Honor Guard will also be present. Please make an effort to attend to demonstrate our support to our departed Brothers and their Widows. Following the Mass, a breakfast will be held at Yoder’s Restaurant, 14 S. Tower Road, New Holland, where the widows will be our honored guests and they will be transported to the restaurant. There will also be no cost for members of the SMA Honor Guard and their wives. The cost for Brothers and their family will be: $22.99 for adults, $20.89 for Seniors, $14.29 for children 7-10, $9.99 for children 4-6, under 3 free. This price includes drinks, tax and gratuity. Please RSVP to Church Director Carl Antonucci at 814-790-3386 with the number in your party attending the breakfast. This is a very important event, so please make sure every Brother Knight you know is aware of it!
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Grand Knight Jon Hogan at 814-289-1646 or Mark Janke, PGK at 717-336-5796.
Third Sunday of the Month
OMPH School Gym
Join the Knights to set up and serve coffee, donuts, and good conversation after the 9:00 Mass every third Sunday of the month at the Father Jackson Parish Center of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church. Help is needed from 8:00 to 11:00 AM. For more details or information please contact Scott Harper at 201-1551.
Father McGivney is Beatified!
On Saturday, October 31, 2020,Our Founder became Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney! You can view the events on the Supreme web site.
Fifth Sunday Rosary
October 31, 2021
Any time there is a fifth Sunday in a Month, the Knights of Columbus will lead the Rosary after the 11:00 Mass. Dates that follow: 1/30/22
Forty Hours of Eucharistic Adoration
The Knights are asked to cover overnight times or any time they can for the 40 hours of Eucharistic Adoration at OMPH Church when the next dates are announced. Try to sign up for a slot that is open, particularly overnight, but feel free to be a second person in a time slot if you cannot make an open time. The signup sheet is in the Narthex.
Lenten Fish Frys
February 24 through March 24
The Knights are running Lenten Fish Frys on five Fridays from February 24 through March 24.
The menu: One 6oz Yuengling battered cod fillets, French fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and pudding. The cost is $7.00.
The meal is served from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, prior to Confession and Stations of the Cross. Help is needed in the gym beginning at 4:00 PM and clean up after. Please call Greg Schlotterer at 717-587-4726 to help.
March for Life
January 19, 2024
The annual March for Life in Washington DC will take place on January 19, 2024. Come to a Council Meeting or check the OMPH Church bulletin to find out how you can attend to march to end the slaughter or the pre-born.
Novena for Life
Novena for Life will begin with Holy Hour on Friday TBD and end with Fifth Sunday Rosary on TBD. On the Saturdays, TBD, we will pray the Rosary by the tombstone for the unborn in front of the Church. More information coming soon.
Our Lady of Fatima The First Five Saturdays Devotion
Starting Saturday, May 1, 2021
Our Lady promised Sister Lucia that she would “…assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who do the following”:
On the First Saturday during 5 Consecutive Months, the Devotion consists of:
1. Going to Confession
2. Receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion
3. Saying five decades of the Rosary
4. Meditating for 15 minutes on the mysteries of the Rosary Mass dedicated to Our Lady
Saturday, April 24th – 9:00 AM
Immediately after Mass –
“Fatima” a movie about the miracle of Fatima
Light Conversation following the movie
Rosary Month – May
Every Saturday evening in May and October, before the 5:00 Mass, the Knights lead the Parish in praying the Rosary at 4:40. Please wear a coat and tie. To sign up, or for more information contact DGK Marty Long at 717-733-48055.