1-15-2019: The next listening session with Bishop Gainer will be held on Wednesday, January 16 at St. Joseph Parish in Hanover at 7:00 pm. Anyone with questions regarding the Grand Jury Report, the Diocese's response to abuse, or our path forward is encouraged to attend.
1-10-2019: The I Thirst Prayer Group presents UNBOUND: Freedom in Christ, a two-part series of spiritual prayer to discover the basis of sin and to eradicate it from your life! Join us Wednesday evening on January 16 & 23 at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria.
1-10-2019: On January 13, we will hold a special second collection for Aid to the Catholic Church in Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Africa.
To view the full schedule of 2019 Special Collections, click here.
Bishop Gainer to Host Listening Sessions
12-20-2018: Bishop Ronald Gainer will host listening sessions throughout the Diocese of Harrisburg in January and February of 2019. He encourages anyone with questions regarding the Grand Jury Report, the Diocese's response to abuse, our path forward, or any other questions or concerns to attend one of these sessions.
12-20-2018: The St. Joan of Arc Parish has a subscription for FORMED, an on-demand service that offers access to thousands of studies, films, audios, and e-books. Go to www.formed.org/register and enter access code 2FTXY3. Read more here.
Correction - Blood Pressure Screenings
12-20-2018: Parish nurses will be taking blood pressure readings on Sunday, January 6. Find more information here.
Parish Office Holiday Schedule
12-20-2018: In observance of the holidays, the parish office will be closed Sunday, December 23 at Noon through Wednesday, December 26 as well as Monday, December 31 through Tuesday, January 1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
12-12-2018: Captain Janet McNeal, a retired Pennsylvania State Policewoman, will oversee the Youth Protection Program at the Diocese of Harrisburg. Captain McNeal has 26 years of law enforcement investigative and policy development experience, including serving as the Chief Administrator for the Megan’s Law Sexual Offender Registry for the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
12-12-2018: There are no REP classes of Life Teen the week of December 23 and 30. These programs will resume on January 6, 2019.
Holiday Mass Schedule
12-6-2018: The Christmas and New Year's Mass Schedules are now available. Read more here.
Made for More
12-5-2018: Made for More with Christopher West and Mike Magione will be held on April 2, 2019 at Bishop McDevitt High School. Read more here.
Special Collection: Retirement Fund for Religious
12-4-2018: A special collection will be held on December 9 for the Retirement Fund for Religious.
Special Collection: Immaculate Conception
12-4-2018: A special collection will be held on December 8 for the Immaculate Conception.
Oplatki Wafers Available
12-4-2018: Oplatki wafers are available on the tables at the back of the church and at the parish office. Three wafers come in a pack. The cost is $3 for 1 pack or $5 for 2 packs.
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.
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.
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
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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