Forbes posted a list of the Most and Least Meaningful Occupations. Sure enough, Youth Minister tied for the number one spot on the Most Meaningful list. We are blessed to have John Triscik guiding our youth!
You can read the original Forbes article here
Notice from our Religious Education Program:
Due to an unforeseen situation, the Confirmation Retreat scheduled for this Saturday, April 18, has been postponed. No date has been set to reschedule the retreat. We will notify you as soon as the retreat is rescheduled.
Thank you for understanding.
This week we celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Week! We are extremely grateful for our many wonderful and dedicated volunteers! Blessed we are to have countless people who selflessly give of their time and talents on a regular basis.
In an effort to acknowledge all of the volunteers of St. Joan of Arc Church, we will be hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Weekend May 30th and 31st. Volunteers will be recognized at all of our Masses over the course of the weekend and invited to attend a special breakfast on May 30, 2015. Invitations were mailed today, so keep an eye on you mail box!
From the Diocese of Harrisburg:
In the charity of your prayers please remember Father Daniel J. Menniti. He died Thursday following a short illness. He served for 61 years.
Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 85 March Drive, Carlisle, followed by Mass at 7 p.m.
A viewing will also be Friday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. He will be buried at St. Patrick's Cemetery, McClure's Gap Road near Carlisle.
PennLive article about Father Menniti
Another victory! It seems increasingly difficult to find great Catholic role models making headlines. This is a welcomed change! Jordan Spieth, 21, led the Masters wire to wire and tied Tiger Wodds' tournament scoring record of 18 - under 270.
According to Catholic Vote Members in Texas, the Spieth family is active in their parish and are a proud and generous Catholic family. Congratulations 2015 Masters Champion Jordan Spieth.
As we celebrate the beginning of Easter, we also enter the fourth quarter of our parish’s budget year. The contributions to the offertory, Heart of the Parish, Special Collections and other funds that support our parish community have been especially appreciated. We are on track to average a 55% participation rate this year - which means a little over half of our parish community is financially contributing to the Church.
If you have not yet made a commitment to give to the Church, we encourage you to please prayerfully consider it and help us finish our year out strong. Our parish community grew by 300 families from last year at this time! There continues to be a growing need for education and spiritual enrichment, building upgrades, several Masses each weekend and improved communication efforts to ensure you know what is happening in the parish.
We would be happy to explore with you the various stewardship opportunities that exist to support the many needs of our church, or answer any questions you may have about tithing. Jackie Abel is available in the parish office at 717-533-7168 extension 121 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can also be found in the Stewardship section of our parish website.
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