There is a temporary interruption in our phone service that is impacting incoming and outgoing calls to/from the parish office as well as the school. We are actively working to restore service as quickly as possible. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.
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.
All Soul's Envelopes
10-4-2018: Intentions for All Souls Day are due to the Parish Office no later than Sunday, October 28th.
Special Mass Schedule October 8-12, 2018
9-27-2018: Due to the Annual Diocesan Priests’ Workshop being held October 8 - 12, we will have a modified Mass schedule for that week. Masses will only be celebrated at the following times: Monday, Oct. 8 - 9:00 am; Tuesday, Oct. 9 - 6:45 am; Wednesday, Oct. 10 - 9:00 am; Thursday, Oct. 11 - 6:45 am;Friday, Oct. 12 - 9:00 am.
New Summer Mass Schedule
9-27-2018: We are excited to announce our new summer Mass schedule that will be effective from May 26 through September 1, 2019. Sunday morning Masses will be celebrated at: 7:30 am, 9:30 am, and 11:30 am. The Saturday Vigil Mass (5:15 pm) and Sunday evening Life Teen Mass (5:30 pm) will remain unchanged.
Scheduling 2019 Mass Intentions
9-27-2018: Mass Intentions for 2019 may be scheduled beginning Wednesday, October 17th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Parish Center. You may schedule up to four Masses for the year.
19th Century Oil Paintings In The Church
9-13-2018: Father Al has placed an oil painting at each of the shrines located on either side of the main altar. These 19th century oil paintings are two of the three pieces of artwork he acquired at no cost from a Seminary in Philadelphia. Learn more about them here.
Pilgrim Cross Renamed "Vocations Cross"
7-17-2018: Beginning on Monday, July 23, the SJA Pilgrim Cross will fall under the Vocations Ministry and be renamed "Vocations Cross”. Although this program has been in our parish for almost 20 years, you may not be familiar with it. The Vocations Ministry invites families and individuals to visit the website or call the parish office to sign up to take the Vocations Cross and prayer book home for 1 week to pray for vocations. The schedule for the Vocations Cross will continue to be posted on our website and in the bulletin. Read more here
Want to learn more about the Catholic Faith? Know someone else who does?
5-10-2018: Are you interested to know more about the Catholic Faith? Perhaps you know someone that is searching for a Church home. If so, the RCIA program might be just what you are looking for. RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is a program that prepares individuals to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church. If interested, please contact Earl Tropp(Ext. 122) or or learn more on the our R.C.I. A. page
Centennial Project Update from Father Al
4-20-2018: From Father Al - We submitted our plans and drawings to the diocese this past week to gain permission to move ahead with our Centennial Project. The Diocesan Building Committee will meet on May 1st to review the plans and the College of Consultors (one of the bishop’s advisory councils, of which I am a member) will meet on May 17th. We should have our answers about when and how to proceed from there. The plans look good and I will be presenting them in the near future to the parish.
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com 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