All R.C.I.A. participants (Converts, Sponsors, and Team Members) from the years 2000-Today, are invited to an R.C.I.A. Family Celebration! Join us for 12:30 pm Mass on May 23, 2021, followed by fellowship in the Pavilion. Lunch will be served. Spouses and children are welcome! In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in St. Therese Hall. https://forms.gle/PPcLFkJcuAA3qzM4A
VBS is June 7-11, 2021
For rising 1st-6th graders, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Download the registration form at the bottom of the church homepage: http://olphgermantown.org The registration deadline is by 3:00 pm, May 28, along with a $20 registration fee per child. A $5 late fee will be charged after May 28.
Volleyball is open to all parish members, college-age and up. Come join us Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm in the gym. Start date will be determined. No experience required. Come for the fellowship, fun, and fitness. There is no registration fee. If you are interested, please register on our athletic website: https://olphathletics.sportngin.com/register/form/857137737
Parish Cursillo Community
The next meeting of Our Lady’s Cursillo community will be on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 6:30 pm in St. Therese Hall. This will be an in-person meeting only, with light snacks provided. David McManus will be the speaker.
Flocknote and Parish Emails
Text to the number 84576, and in the message box, type OLPHC (all uppercase, then follow the prompts to register.)
Financial Peace University
Classes led by Hart and Clark Kelman start Monday, April 5, 2021, at 6:00 pm. Follow the link: fpu.com/1135592 and sign up for a 14-day free trial when enrolling in a 3-12 month membership. Materials for the classes will be sent, and pricing is available on the website. For additional information, contact Hart Kelman, firstname.lastname@example.org
“Wednesdays with Fr. Jolly” Podcast
Click here to listen to current and archived podcasts: https://audioboom.com/channels/5043866
Please donate to the Annual Catholic Appeal of the Diocese of Memphis: https://cdom.org/giving/
Ave Maria’s 1st Annual Virtual 5K Run/Walk
Participants may complete anytime, at a location of their choice, between April 18-May 1. Take a photo when complete. Pick up race shirts, medals, and goody bags at Ave Maria Home, 2805 Charles Bryan Rd, Bartlett, TN, on Sunday, May 2, from 2:00-3:00 pm. Register or become a sponsor here: https://avemariahome.org/2021/02/26/register-for-the-ave-maria–5k/
The Nursery will be open to children ages 9 months to 3 years of age at the 4:30 pm Saturday Vigil, and the Sunday, 9:00 am and 10:45 am Masses.
Senior High Youth Group
Meets 6:00-8:30 pm on Sundays, starting with mass at 6:00 pm. Contact Deidre Mangin, email@example.com https://sites.google.com/view/olph-senior-high-youth-group/home
Bishop’s Decree to Return to Mass
Drive-Thru Communion Has Concluded
Palm Sunday was the last day for drive-thru communion.
Please join us for the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday after the 8:15 am Mass until 8:00 pm, in the chapel.
Fishers of Men
All men of the parish are invited to attend one of our Fishers of Men group meetings on Tuesdays at 6:45 am, or Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, in Father Gresham Hall.
The Gift of Catholic Education
Do you want your children to pursue holy, happy, and healthy lives? Inspire them with a superior, Christ-centered education at Our Lady’s very own Catholic School. Reserve space now in Preschool through 8th Grade by visiting www.olphowls.org
Korean Community Mass
The Korean Community Mass will gather on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am, in the chapel, with their new Pastor, Rev. Bernard Hyo Kim.
Marian Consecration Means giving Mary permission to complete her motherly role in our spiritual lives of helping us to great holiness in her Son, Jesus; to freely choose to give her our full permission to do her work in us, with her Spouse, the Holy Spirit.
It has been said that no one can teach us Christ as our Blessed Mother, Mary. Participate and be enriched during this event where we set aside time to pray, reflect, and be touched by the life of Mary, her faith, her journey, and her amazing spirituality.
Goal: 100% Parish Participation – Renewal/Consecration to Jesus through Mary
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12
How Do I Participate in the Retreat? For 33 consecutive days: Read daily (2-3 pages) from the book, 33 Days to Morning Glory. Reflect upon the readings. Watch Fr. Gaitley’s video You can participate privately or join an on-site weekly meeting where we will discuss in small groups the prayers and reflections for that week and watch the video together.
How do I sign up? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, email address and the meeting option you will be attending to register.
Signup sheets are available in the Narthex before and after each Weekend Mass. Email email@example.com with your name, phone number, email address and the meeting option you will be attending to register. You can also contact the Church Office or email Matt Kamler, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to get the resources? The only required resource is 33 Days to Morning Glory. This can be purchased through St. Paul Bookstore, Our Daily Bread Online Store: odbgifts.com/, amazon.com, or the main 33 Days Website: https://www.allheartsafire.org/33-days-to-morning-glory/overview.html , etc.
Additional resources recommended, especially for self-led retreats, are 33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat Companion and the DVD set of six talks from Fr. Gaitley. These can be ordered from https://www.allheartsafire.org/33-days-to-morning-glory/overview.html
If you need assistance obtaining these resources, contact the Church Office or email Matt Kamler, email@example.com
Join on-site weekly meetings 11/2/20 – 12/9/20
Mondays 10:00 a.m. – Fr. Gresham Hall with a Lay Leader
Mondays 6:30 p.m. – St. Therese Hall with Fr. Kris
Tuesdays after 12:00 Mass – Fr. Gresham Hall with Msgr. VictorWednesdays 6:30 p.m. – with a Lay Leader
Zoom If you are interested in joining a scheduled meeting via zoom please contact the Church Office or Matt Kamler, firstname.lastname@example.org
At Home Self-led
11/2/20 – 12/11/20 with Consecration on 12/12/20
Regarding Flocknotes and Word on Fire:
We are happy to announce that our parish now has access to premium video content from Word on Fire.
These films and videos feature Bishop Robert Barron who has been hailed as “one of the Church’s greatest messengers” and is the second most-followed Catholic in the world on social media (behind only Pope Francis.)
He is best known for his CATHOLICISM film series and his Emmy-nominated Pivotal Players series, which have both aired on PBS and EWTN, and have been seen by millions of people.
Thanks to Flocknote, our parish’s email and texting tool, we can now send you short Bishop Barron videos with engaging questions via email or text message. We encourage you to participate in our parish discussions as together we draw deeper into the Faith.
In addition, you now have access to the entire Word on Fire digital video library. You can watch any of Bishop Barron’s films or study programs whenever you want, on any device!