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Good Shepherd Regional Catholic School 835 North Hills Avenue, Ardsley, PA. 19038 Preschool through 8th grade http://www.gscregional.org … 215.886.4782
Thank you to all of our CARNIVAL VOLUNTEERS and SPONSORS!!!
If you can help with our Carnival, call Terry Melanson at the Parish Office – 215.884.8575, or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph
Thank you our generous donors who are providing for the new Blessed Virgin Mary Shrine currently under construction in our church.
The Original sketch by Father Jason . . . . Under Construction . . . Taking Shape . . .
Primed and Ready for Paint . . . Almost finished – waiting for the final gold trim!
If you would like to make a Memorial Donation, or can help with the construction and finishing,
please contact the Parish Office.
Donations of at least $100.00 toward this project will be acknowledged on the Memorial Plaque for each shrine.
The Side Altars in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph are designed to
match the Papal Altar in style and color.
Centennial of the Apparitions at Fatima
May 13, 2017 – October 13, 2017
INDULGENCE OPPORTUNITIES DURING THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY
OF THE APPARITIONS OF OUR LADY IN FATIMA, PORTUGAL
Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity for the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions throughout the centennial year, from the 27th of November 2016 till the 26th of November 2017. There are three ways to obtain the indulgence, detailed in a statement from the Fatima Shrine in Portugal (see below).
To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful must also fulfill the ordinary conditions: go to Confession and Communion, be interiorly detached from sin, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.
1. Make a pilgrimage to the Shrine in Fatima, Portugal
To the faithful who make a pilgrimage to the Fatima Shrine in Portugal and participate in a celebration of prayer dedicated to the Virgin. In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke the Mother of God.
2. Pray before a statue of Our Lady of Fatima
To the faithful who visit with devotion a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any church, oratory or proper place during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions, the 13th of each month from May to October 2017, and there devoutly participate in some celebration or prayer in honor of the Virgin Mary. In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke Our Lady of Fatima.
3. The elderly and infirm
To the faithful who, because of age, illness or other serious cause, are unable to get around, may pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima and must spiritually unite themselves to the jubilee celebrations on the days of the apparitions, the 13th of each month, between May and October 2017. They must also “offer to merciful God with confidence, through Mary, their prayers and sufferings or the sacrifices they make in their own lives.”
Traditional Latin Mass on the Wednesday of Passion Week
Exposition of Sacred Relics
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Over 100 relics of the Lord and the Saints were on display.
Included in the collection is a relic of the Cross of our Lord, relics from Mount Calvary and the Birthplace of our Lord. Also included are relics of the Cloak of St. Joseph, St. John the Baptist, St. Philomena, St. Francis, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Charles Borromeo, St. John Neumann, St. Katharine Drexel, St. (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta, St. John Paul II, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, St. Damian of Molokai, St. Therese, Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, Servant of God Fr. Walter Ciszek, and many others.
Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, Pray for us!
Installation of the Pedestal for Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs, at the main entrance of the Church.
Welcome to the new Martin Saints Classical Catholic High School
opening in the Fall of 2017 in Holy Martyrs school building.
For more information, click on the picture below or go to www.martinsaintsclassical.org
Information Meeting, February 7, 2017
December 2016 Thank you to our wonderful volunteer workers who removed these panels and altars from Our Mother of Sorrows Church last year – and installed them in our Church this weekend!
We were blessed to obtain these beautiful items – at no cost – after the church unfortunately closed! Please remember in your prayers the good people who prayed at these shrines in their church for many years.
Breakfast with Santa December 2016
All Saints Day – Exposition of Sacred Relics
ANNUAL EUCHARISTIC DEVOTIONS
Blessing of Animals on the Feastof St. Francis 2016
Thank you to our Carnival Committee and all our generous Volunteers!
Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the New Mary Garden
Designer Bag Bingo Saturday, May 7, 2016
Lenten Soup Supper 2016 With Special Guests – the Founders of Mother of Mercy House in Kensington – Father Murphy, Father Devlin and Sister Ann
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2016!
A good time was had by all. Thank you to the generous benefactors who provided the entire event! God bless you all.
Springfield Sun: News Holy Martyrs receives altar used by Pope Francis during Parkway Mass Published: Friday, November 27, 2015
Click on the Picture to go to the article.
Sincere gratitude to Archbishop Charles Chaput for allowing my request to bring the Altar used by Pope Francis for Mass on the Parkway in September of 2015, following the Eighth World Meeting of Families, to Holy Martyrs Catholic Church in Oreland, Pennsylvania.
The arrival of the Papal Altar to it’s new home at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church
Now in Philadelphia
Holy Martyrs Seniors
meet on the First Thursday of the Month
Stop by and have your Blood Pressure checked by our own Parish Nurse and Outreach Ministry Coordinator, Doris Duncheskie