12-10-2017: The St. Joan of Arc Parish is accepting applications for the Position of Parish Manager. This important position is responsible for the day-to-day running of the parish office with respect to personnel, scheduling, and administrative concerns such as the implementation of diocesan and parish policies and guidelines. This position will also involve the overseeing of plans for building and property enhancement and/or expansion according to diocesan and governmental agencies. In sum, the Parish Manager will assist the pastor in the overall administration of the parish. At least three years of experience in business administration and personnel supervision is required. Salary, hours and benefits are negotiable. An online application form is available here or contactFather Al Sceskiat(717) 533-7168, ext. 102. Please submit your application byJanuary 15, 2018.
Annual Parish Financial Report:
11-17-2017: During each of the Masses last weekend, Father Al presented the parish’s Annual Financial Report for our last fiscal year of June 30, 2016 through July 1, 2017. If you were not at Mass or did not receive a report, they are available in the back of Church, the Parish Office, or on the parish website.
Volunteers Needed: Weekly Student Chaperones
11-17-2017: Volunteers are needed to help Chaperone students from the Milton Hershey School at the 10:30 Mass each week. We especially need someone to meet the bus when the students are arriving before Mass. If you are interested, please contact Fran Shiffler at: email@example.com
Volunteers Needed for Transportation:
11-17-2017: We are looking for a few kind volunteers who are willing to provide transportation to fellow parishioners on occasion for Mass, doctor’s appointments, or the grocery store. If you can provide this much needed act of kindness to help a fellow parishioner in their time of need, please email Odette at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Parish Office. We will contact you as we receive requests. Thank you!
HOLY DAY: December 8 - The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Reminder for Bishop's Annual Lenten Appeal:
11-17-2017: All payments on pledges made to the Bishop’s Annual Lenten Appeal must be received at the Diocese by Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in order to receive a tax deduction receipt for your generosity. Payments can also be made online here
Mobile App - Stay Connected to Parish Life at SJA
If you have a smart phone and have not yet downloaded our parish mobile app, please consider doing so! It is a great resource specific to our parish. Information is available here
Scheduling 2018 Mass Intentions
9-24-2017: Starting on October 6th, we will have our First Friday Exposition in the Saint Lucy Chapel in the new Parish Center. Immediately after the nine o’clock Mass we will gather in the chapel and expose the Blessed Sacrament. We will continue with Evening Prayer and Prayer for the Sick at 7:00 pm and Night Prayer at 9:45 pm. We will do this during October, November and December and then assess how it is working for the new year. There are two reasons why we are doing this: first, the chapel is a much more intimate space and, second, there are times when no one is in the church when the Blessed Sacrament is on the altar which is strictly forbidden by the Church. In the Parish Center, there are people around all the time which is necessary for prolonged adoration.
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration - Change in Location
Mass Intentions for 2018 may be scheduled beginning Tuesday, October 24th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Parish Office.
Option For Mass Intentions
5-25-2017: Frequently our priests celebrate a private Mass in the rectory. If you have an intention that you would like to have them celebrate, but would not be present for, please contact the parish office.
The "Road to Kindness" Program
3-29-2017: This weekend our parish will launch a new initiative, The Road To Kindness program, in loving memory of Anthony R. Bellezza. The goal of this program is to inspire you to always be kind and is centered around random acts of kindness. Each week, we will be sharing select acts of kindness that are done by our parishioners. You can read more about this program on our website here
3-29-2017: The weekly parish bulletin is a primary source of communication for our parishioners. Bulletin Sponsorships are an essential part of allowing us to continue to offer this weekly news without additional financial obligations to the parish. If you run or are involved in a local business, please prayerfully consider this opportunity. More information is available here
Volunteer Opportunity: Spring Creek Manor
10/18/2016: For over 40 years parishioners of SJA have been visiting the Dauphin City Home (Spring Creek) during which they serve coffee, cookies and, more importantly, love. This ministry visits the home every Friday after attending 9:00 Mass. Each volunteer is assigned one Friday a month. Many of our volunteers have either passed away or have become too elderly to continue. Please consider joining us in this very important ministry while fulfilling the work of mercy of "visiting the sick". The patients look forward to and anxiously await our visits (oftentimes we are the only visitors they receive). For more information, contact Delores Euker at 566-1092.
Volunteers Needed for EDGE & Life Teen
10/16/2016: Volunteers Needed!!! EDGE and Life Teen are in need of some help. Please pray about volunteering with the High & Middle School Youth Ministries and if you are interested, please contact John Triscik, call 717-533-7168 ext. 128 or email.
9/2/2015: We are excited to announce a new feature on our parish website! There is now a community board page located under the communications menu. Click here to check it out.
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Promote Your Church Events & Activities
We added a form to our website that allows you to communicate Church happenings to the office so we can help you promote your activities to the parish community. Visit theCommunications Page or select the 'Request for Publicity" tab under Contact Us.
NEW Ministry Communication Pages!
When we began the endeavor of developing a new website, one of the primary objectives was to find a platform that would allow us the opportunity to give each individual ministry their own page on our website. We are thrilled at how well this notion is being received. If you lead a ministry that does not yet have a Ministry Page up, please contact Jackie Abel in the parish office.