A little Hershey Christmas trivia involving St. Joan of Arc appeared on the Inside Hershey Facebook page this weekend.
In 1935, Milton Hershey gave each of the five churches in Hershey $20,000. Though he did not affiliate with a particular denomination as an adult, he felt churches were important for the community.
Preparing for the Nov. 8th Election
In keeping with its mission, the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) aims to educate and inform Catholics about a wide range of issues.
To that end, they have compiled a series of resources to help to educate you about some of the issues and topics of import to Catholics. You can view this information on their website here
“We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern.” -Pope Francis
PRINTABLE RESOURCES: Click Here
MASS INTENTIONS: 2017 Mass Intentions may be scheduled beginning Tuesday, November 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the parish office. NOTE: Up to 4 intentions may be scheduled.
CALENDARS: Parish Calendars for 2017 are available at the back of the church.
ALL SOULS ENVELOPES: Please return your envelopes to the parish office by Thursday, October 27.
REP TEACHERS NEEDED: We are seeking two catechists for Sunday mornings in grades 1 and 2. Grade 1 needs a replacement (or two who can share the class); grade 2 needs a partner who can alternate weeks. If you love your faith and desire to share it with our youngsters, please contact Marcie for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 533-7168 Ext 112.
Last evening was a very blessed day in our parish! 84 students (7th & 8th graders) received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Ronald Gainer. As a parish community we rejoice and send prayers of thanksgiving in honor of these students:
If you did not have a chance to see the ABC 27 news interview with Deacon Mortel last evening, they captured some great clips live during Confirmation. You can read the article or watch the video here.
Last evening ABC 27 was interviewing Deacon Rod Mortel about the Hurricane touching down in Haiti. You can read the full interview and watch the video clip here. Following the interview, the News team set up in the Church and captured some live footage of 84 seventh and eighth grade students receiving Sacrament of Confirmation from the Bishop Ronald Gainer.
Once again we are reminded how blessed we are to have Deacon Mortel as part of our parish family!
Why should I vote - Does the Church tell me who to vote for?
In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is considered a virtue, and participation in political life – especially voting – is considered a moral obligation. In their document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the U.S. Bishops note, “The Church’s obligation to participate in shaping the moral character of society is a requirement of our faith.” Being a faithful citizen requires a well-formed conscience, aided by reading Scripture, reflecting on Church teaching, examining the issues and praying.
The Catholic Church neither endorses nor opposes specific candidates for public office or political parties, nor does it tell Catholics for whom to vote. Rather, each Catholic must prayerfully reflect on the candidates’ positions in light of teachings of Christ and His Church, and participate in the privileged opportunity to promote the common good as they cast their vote. Use that opportunity on November 8. For more information, visit www.Hbgdiocese.org/vote
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