Gift Cards for the Needy Families – Deadline 12/5/21

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

St. Joseph’s Sodality contacted Catholic Social Services about something we could do to help those less fortunate at Christmas. They are asking for gift cards this year. Amazon, Walmart and Target are preferred because of the free shipping. They are giving $50.00 per person for gifts but you can donate in any denomination you choose. They will also accept grocery cards for families. The deadline is Sunday, December 5th. Cards may be given to Fr. Vince, Annemarie Espindola or Matthew Thomas.

Thank you all in advance for your help with these needy families. God bless you and your families.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

OLOP 2021 Christmas Pageant – Saturday 12/11/21 at 600 PM

The children of Our Lady of Purgatory Church would like to invite you to join them on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM at Our Lady of Purgatory Church, 11 Franklin Street, New Bedford, MA as they present the annual OLOP Christmas Pageant. They’ll retell the Story of the First Christmas and sing traditional and modern Christmas Carols in English and Arabic. There will also be an opportunity for a Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long.

In conjunction with the Pageant, the Children are once again sponsoring the OLOP Christmas Pageant Angel Program. Won’t you help our children spread the joy of God’s Love this Christmas by being an Angel? All you need to do is make your tax deductible donation to the OLOP Christmas Pageant Angel Program. One half of the proceeds of this Angel Program will help defray the costs of our Christmas Pageant. The other half will be given as a gift from our children to the St. Anthony Padua Food Pantry.

All you have to do is fill out the 2021 OLOP Christmas Angel Program – Form. Once you’re done you can save and e-mail the completed form to ourladyofpurgatory@verizon.net or drop it off at 11 Franklin Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. Due to possible holiday delays with the US Postal Service, we ask that you not mail the competed form so that we receive it in time to include your message in the Pageant Program Book. You may make your tax deductible check payable to “Our Lady of Purgatory Church” (please place OLOP Christmas Angel” on memo line) and mail it to OLOP or drop it off. You may also use our online giving program by following the “Online Donation” tab. You will then be able to make your tax deductible donation of at least $25.00 and designate it for the 2021 Christmas Pageant Angel Program.

Education Foundation Raffle

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

This year, the members of the Education Foundation Committee will be having a basket raffle to benefit the Education Foundation. All proceeds will go to the fund so that we may assist in giving scholarships to our young adults who are attending college. Please visit the rectory basement after each Liturgy to see the baskets and to purchase tickets. We thank you all for your support and help in this important tradition of our Church.

In Christ,
Fr. Vincent

Lebanese Election Registration Deadline for Lebanese Citizens – Saturday 11/20/21

Dear Parishioners of OLOP:

Please find information regarding the 2022 Lebanese Elections. Registration deadline is November 20. Bishop Gregory has a video link that may answer any questions you may have. Please share with others who may be interested.

God bless,
Fr. Vincent

Dear Friends in Christ,
Please find attached a FAQ to share with our people regarding the 2022 Lebanese Election.
Below please find the link to a video I made to promote registration.  Time is of the essence, the last day to register is November 20, 2021.  Please remind those who can, to register to ensure their participation.
With sincere best wishes and prayers, I remain
Yours in Christ
+ Gregory