Padre Pio Academy News for June 28, 2020
Celebrating 38 Years of Catholic Tradition in Education
Good News!!! The first ever, Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Census is underway and you don’t have to travel to Bethlehem to be enrolled! Just stop for two or three minutes after Mass at the Census table in the breezeway, grab an enrollment sheet and fill it with your name(s), phone number and email. That’s it! In an incredible hurry? Scan the QR code with your cell phone and submit it later. The QR (Quick Response) is a square filled with seemingly random tinier squares and is displayed on the Chapel doors as well as in the breezeway. Now what possible benefit, you may ask, is there that I should be enrolled? It is so you may be contacted in case of emergency situations by one of our priests. It would also be used for semi-emergency situations, such as the unexpected cancellation of a Sunday Mass or the like. Let’s face it, the good old days of living just a block away from church are long gone for the faithful traditionalist, and you had best be well-prepared for more jackbooted edicts from the left. Be assured that your information is top secret and will not be given away or shared with anyone! Also, today is your FINAL chance to enroll yourself or your family. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity.
The PPA Summer Yardsale is scheduled for Saturday, July 18, only three weeks away!!! That should be adequate time to assemble your discards for delivery to the Academy. You may bring your goods along when you come to Mass on the next two Sundays, or if you’re in the area or come to Mass during the week, just drop off your items in Fr. Schell Hall. If the Hall is locked, please stack them neatly in the breezeway or at the rear. Of course, there are rules to be observed. We don’t want junk; it doesn’t sell. If you have broken appliances and don’t want them anymore – nobody else does either! Just throw them in the trash at home. All your items should be clean (if it applies), clothes for example. And it was bound to happen eventually, we have to mention the unmentionables. Please! NO used underwear! (Ewww!!!) “Ewww” is right!… please?!? And new this year, no couches! Oddly perhaps, couches don’t sell and we have to slice ‘em and dice ‘em to get them into the trash bin. Everyone is so good and thoughtful to us; we appreciate your support more than we can say!!!
The next Deliverance Mass, by Fr. Lawrence Smith will be celebrated this Wednesday, July 1st, with the intention of deliverance of ourselves and loved ones from the assaults of Satan. Partake in the graces by receiving the Eucharist or an act of Spiritual Communion on that day and keep that intention in your daily Rosary. OLHC parishioners have been enrolled as such.
Archbishop Vigano’s defining Letter to President Trump may be linked from the parish website, OLHC.us where you may also link to Vigano’s watershed Letter concerning Vatican 2 and the Parallel Church. One Peter Five blog also carries recent Letters from Bishop Athanasius Schneider.