NEW Events & Programs at OLA - October 17, 2020
Please scroll through this newsletter for important updates, new programs & events, and other news & information about our parish community.
Please join us...
Next CST Ministry meeting:
TOMORROW, October 18th @ 2:30 PM
OLA courtyard in front of the
Blessed Mother statue
Social distancing and masks required;
please bring a folding chair
Click for Daily Mass Recordings
Reflection for the week on
We need your help!
PreK - 5th grade faith formation is hosting an
All Saints Day Themed
Trunk or Treat on Sunday, November 1st from 3-5 pm in the OLA parking lot.
Since we aren't able to have weekly in-person faith formation classes right now, we are finding creative ways in which to build community amongst our families.
Because Sunday, Nov 1st is All Saints Day, we are having a
We need more folks that are interested in decorating their trunks
(using the Saints theme) and joining us.
Click below to sign up today!
Catholic Social Teaching
"Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity. They are children, women, and men who leave or are forced to leave their homes for various reasons, who share a legitimate desire for knowing and having, but over all for being more.” --Pope Francis
Catholic Extension to Host Virtual Act of Prayer in Support of
In partnership with the Kino Border Initiative, Catholic Extension will host a March of the Children Seeking Asylum in support of migrants, especially migrant children, seeking asylum along the U.S.-Mexico border. Since the pandemic, current policies have blocked all asylum processing along the border. Catholic Extension has convened faith leaders from all across the country, including Cardinal Blase Cupich and Sister Norma Pimentel, to join in an act of prayer to support these migrant children.
CLICK below to watch on
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 @
Join the Prayer
To access general election information for Collin County, click below:
The page will provide you with a link for Election Day Vote Centers.
It also explains that the state eliminated Straight-Party Voting, effective September 1, 2020.
If you wish to vote for all of the candidates affiliated with one party, you should select each candidate one at a time on your ballot.
To do a ballot search to know what will be listed on the ballot for Collin County click the box below:
CLICK below to watch the third video by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops--
New Online Bible Study begins
October 29 @ 7PM
The Infancy Narratives of Jesus
explores the stories of the conception and birth of Jesus in the gospels of
Matthew and Luke.
With clear and insightful commentary, Stephen Binz helps readers understand the Old Testament background of these texts, the distinct themes and events of the two gospel accounts, and the continuing relevance of these stories
for us today.
Deepen your longing for the Messiah's coming as you encounter Jesus as Emmanuel, "God with us."
Commentary, study & reflection questions, prayers, and access to online lectures are included.
CLICK below to register today.
Faith & Grief: Upcoming Retreats & Podcasts
Dr. Murphy is the author of the booklet,
“Grieving Alone & Together: Responding to the loss of your Loved One during the COVID-19 Pandemic,”
which is a free resource for helping professionals and individuals who are grieving.
Episode 11 of our Podcast is with Sara Murphy, Ph.D., CT. She is a death educator, certified thanatologist, and a suicidologist. She is a faculty member at the University of Rhode Island and conducts workshops and seminars on death, dying, and bereavement nationwide.
Download & listen to the podcast on
Finding Comfort & Hope
Montreat Conference Center
Montreat, North Carolina
October 30-November 1, 2020
A Safe Place: Retreat for
Mo-Ranch, Hunt, Texas
November 6-8, 2020
2021 Confirmation Candidates
You are invited to get to know a little about our 2021 Confirmation Candidates by checking out their virtual posters introducing themselves. Since we cannot post them in the Worship Center as in the past, please CLICK below to see them.
Also on the web page, under the posters you’ll find two links.
One is to a
where you can
commit to pray
for at least one of our candidates.
The second is to a
you may download and use.
Thank you for your commitment to journey with our teens through your prayers!
Coming in November...
Please consider these fundraising options to help Our Lady of Angels Parish.
THANK YOU ALL
We are thankful for your generosity during this time! Without Sunday Masses, OLA has suffered financial losses, but we have been able to cut variable costs to mitigate the current crisis. We would like to encourage you to give through any of these options. We are also including the link to online giving from our website below. We greatly appreciate your continued support!
CLICK HERE TO GIVE ONLINE
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Please join us at our next Ministry meeting:
TOMORROW, October 18th @ 2:30 PM
OLA courtyard in front of the Blessed Mother statue
Social distancing and masks required
on Saturday, October 17 at 8:00AM