Please remember to update your contact information with the parish office when you have a change in address, phone number or email, or if you have an addition to your family. We are making efforts to ensure our census information is accurate.
Community Vigil In Remembrance Of School Violence - April 20
4-13-2018: On Friday, April 20th at 7:00 pm, a Vigil will be held in remembrance of the victims of school violence from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Chocolatetown Square. Read more here
Notice of Change: Monthly Blood Pressure Screenings
4-13-2018: Beginning in May the Nurse Ministry will no longer be offering blood pressure screenings following the Saturday evening Vigil Mass. Blood pressure screenings are held in the Library on the first Sunday of the month (unless it is a holiday weekend and then it will be the second Sunday) after these Masses: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, and 10:30 am.
2018 Hersheypark Discount Ticket - Orders Due By Monday, April 23!
4-13-2018: REMINDER: Discounted 2018 Hersheypark® ticket orders are due int he parish office by Monday, April 23! The Diocese of Harrisburg is once again working with Hersheypark® to offer tickets at a substantial discount to parishioners and their families. If you would like to order tickets for the 2018 summer season (valid any public operating day), complete and submit the order form below, along with full payment, to the parish office. Please do not place orders in the collection basket. Details here
Arimathea Ministry: Our New Ministry Is Now Active!
4-13-2018: The Arimathea Ministry is now in place. The people in this Ministry will be attending funeral Masses when they are able, to represent the parish and give support to the family of the deceased by their presence. You can read more on their ministry page here
Golden Jubilee Mass - Were You Married In 1968?
4-13-2018: Were you married in 1968? If the answer is YES, then this year is your Golden Wedding Anniversary! A Golden Jubilee Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm by the Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer at Good Shepherd Church in Camp Hill. To receive an invitation to attend, please complete the online form here or contact Mary Butch at (717)533-7168 Ext. 115 or email. If you are unable to attend, please submit your information and we will be happy to mail you the certificate that would have been presented to you at this special Mass.
Inclement Weather Protocol
2-8-2018: In the event of inclement weather, the parish will follow the schedule of St. Joan of Arc School for all delays and closings.If the school is closed, the Parish office and all facilities will also be closed with all scheduled events/meetings being cancelled.
2017 Annual Contribution Statements:
1-25-2018: Annual Contribution Statements will be mailed this week to all registered parishioners who made a financial contribution to St. Joan of Arc during 2017. If you would like an electronic copy, please complete the request form on our website.
2018 Special Collections Schedule:
1-25-2018: A schedule of the 2018 Special Collections is now available to download or print from our website here
Volunteers Needed: Come Sit With Us At Mass!
1-25-2018: Ever wonder what we’re like – those well-dressed young people who sit as a group at 10:30 Mass? We’re there without parents or families because we live at a boarding school in Hershey – the Milton Hershey School. We’re of different ages and interests. We love playing soccer or watching the Super Bowl. We love reading, or sometimes we struggle with reading. Some of us love to sing, and some of us think singing is, well, something we don’t do. We want to be strong in our faith, but sometimes we’re not so sure. At times we have questions, trying to piece together what’s true and what isn’t, trying to understand the Catholic Faith in a non-Catholic world. Mostly, we want to be loved and accepted. What are we like? Come and see! Come sit with us at Mass. Call Fran Shiffler at (717)566-0675.
REMINDER: Reporting Broken or Faulty Items to the Parish Office:
1-25-2018: · If you see anything broken or not working correctly, please notify the parish office so it can be addressed in a timely manner.
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 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 requests are received. Thank you!
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
Option For Mass Intentions
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.
Mass Intentions for 2018 may be scheduled beginning Tuesday, October 24th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Parish Office.
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.
New Community Board
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: Publicity" tab under "Contact Us" menu.
NEW Ministry Communication Pages!
When we began the endeavor of developing a new website, one of the primary objectives was to find an option 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 at (717)533-7168 Ext. 121 or email