The Novena to the Holy Spirit for the 7 Gifts begins today!
The novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian.
Parish Festival Photos Needed!
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our festival, we would like to display pictures of past festivals. If you have any pictures to share please drop them off at the parish office.
Thursday, May 29th is Ascension Thursday, a Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic Church.
A reflection from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI that was featured in the most recent Catholic Witness is below.
The Mass Schedule is as follows:
Vigil Mass (Wednesday Evening): 6:00pm
6:45am, 9:00am, 7:00pm
We are in need of many volunteers for this year's Parish Festival to ensure it is a success. If you are interested in volunteering there are three easy steps to sign up:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/FbbfjB
2. Enter your email address: You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please see the volunteer form here.
The St. Joan of Arc choir recently gathered for a night out at Troeg's. They are always looking for new members! If you have any questions or are interested in joining, please contact Beth Palmer at 533-7168 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Memorial Day is a time when we pause to remember those who have died serving our country in the Armed Forces. Please consider taking a moment to pray the below prayer for deceased veterans.
COLLECTION OF HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AT ST. JOAN FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
St. Joan of Arc Parish is sponsoring with Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area a special one day collection of household items, which will be sold at Habitat’s ReStore located in Harrisburg. All proceeds benefit Habitat’s activities to promote safe, decent and affordable housing for lower income persons and families.
This special collection will occur on the St. Joan of Arc parking lot along Areba Avenue on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Items to be collected include appliances, furniture, cabinets, building materials, light fixtures, home décor items, and household electronics. All items must be in working order and in useable condition. Examples of items NOT collected include clothing and shoes, mattresses/box springs, faucets, used anti-freeze and motor oil, unframed glass, carpet, wood with nails, water heaters and dishwashers.
This event is a good opportunity to get rid of unwanted items for a good cause and receive a donation receipt for tax purposes. We urge your participation in this event. Questions regarding this event may be directed to Chuck Gassert at 566-5058.
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