September 25th, 2022 at OMPH Church, 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.
Coffee Corner – Returns is Sept.
OMPH Parish Center – Third Sunday of the Month (usually).
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.
March for Life – January 21, 2022
The annual March for Life in Washington DC will take place on January 21, 2022. 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.
Memorial Mass & Widows Breakfast
October 31, 2021, breakfast to follow.
Council 4191 will have its annual Memorial Mass at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church on Sunday, October 31 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 served at the Father Jackson Center, where the widows will be our honored guests. The cost is a free will donation. This is a very important event, so please make sure every Brother Knight you know is aware of it!
Brothers, we need your help! Set up for this event will be on Saturday, October 29th after the 5:00 Mass.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Grand Knight Jere Cassidy at 717-690-4755 or Mark Janke, PGK at 717-336-5796.
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 Chancellor Marty Long at 717-733-48055.
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
5th 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
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.
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.
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.
40 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 March 11 & 25
The Knights are running two Lenten Fish Frys. One on March 11, and one on March 25. They begin at 5:30, prior to Confession and Stations of the Cross. Help is needed in the gym beginning at 4:00 PM. Please call Greg Schlotterer at 717-587-4726 to help.