From The Pastor: 5-7-2017
On May 13, 2017, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three young children in Fatima, Portugal. She encouraged recitation of the Rosary and promised many blessings to those who recited the Rosary daily. As we draw near next weekend to celebrating the 100th anniversary of the appearance of our Lady of Fatima, I encourage all to come out for our Public Rosary Rally at 10:30 am at Chocolate Town Square at the center of Hershey.
Also, after the Vigil Mass on Saturday night (May 13th), we will have a showing of “THE 13TH DAY”, a film about the events of Fatima. All are welcome. Finally, and most importantly, pray the Rosary. It is a beautiful prayer and will bring many graces. God bless you and may Mary lead you to her Son!
The parish celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima scheduled for Saturday, May 13th has been moved to our church from Chocolatetown Square.
In honor of this special day, a special showing of "The 13th Day", a film about the events of Fatima will be shown in the cafeteria following the Vigil Mass on Saturday, Mary 13th. All are welcome.
Youth from our parish Life Teen group will be traveling to Mishawaka, Indiana with Catholic Heart Work Camp to assist those in need from June 10-16th. A few of our parish youth have not been able to fundraise the full amount needed to cover the cost of their Summer Mission Trip. This is a great opportunity to help a teenager make a difference while offering a teen the unique experience of serving and growing alongside their peers.
If you would like to make a contribution towards sponsoring one of these teens, you can donate online, send a check to the parish office marked "Mission Trip" or contact John Triscik. All donations are greatly appreciated and 100% tax deductible.
Pictures and a summary of the Mission Trip will be shared once the group returns in July. We are excitedly awaiting to see all they will accomplish this year! As always, your prayers are also much appreciated!
*The donation link above will direct you to our Youth Donation page. If you prefer to contribute through your Parish Online Giving account, please click here.
Newly Baptized: April 2017
Our parish community welcomes these newly baptized children of God:
Julian Bell, Jarett Albright, Avery Blount, Zipporah Blount, Ainsley Eckert,
Molly Hallinan, Beau Reynoldson, Henry Rejrat
Our Lady of Fatima
100th Anniversary Celebration
May 13th, 2017 at 10:30am
St. Joan of Arc will sponsor a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the first apparition of
Our Lady to the three children at Fatima on Saturday, May 13th at 10:30AM.
A special Rosary Map Devotion will take place in Chocolatetown Square.
(Corner of Chocolate and Cocoa Ave.)
Different ministries will lead the prayers while roses are placed in the map.
Parking is available in the adjacent lot or the garage across Chocolate Ave.
In case of rain the event will be held in the Church. Everyone is cordially invited.
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