HERSHEYPARK tickets are here! If you pre-ordered tickets they can be picked up in the parish office Monday - Friday (between 8:00 am & Noon or 1:00 - 4:00 pm) and Sundays between 9:00 am & Noon.
Young Adults Presentation - Mental Health: Seeking Professional Help, Self-Care, and the Stigmas of Counseling
Calling all Young Adults (ages 21-35)! On May 23rd we welcome back Dr. Jamie Bolton to speak on “Mental Health: Seeking Professional Help, Self-Care, and the Stigmas of counseling”. Join us at 7:00 pm in Meeting Room C.
Dr. Bolton is a licensed Psychologist and owner of LifeSpire, LLC. She has been working in the mental health field for more than 15 years. She specializes in restoring healthy relationships and coping with stress, loss, and transitions.
A Diaper Drive will be held May 19th & 20th before each mass in front of the church to benefit Lourdes House - a Catholic charity benefiting new mothers & mothers to be.
Needed items are:
*Hosted by Knights of Columbus.
Deacon Matthew Morelli will be ordained a Diocesan Priest on Saturday, June 2, 2018.
He will be celebrating his first Mass on Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m. Please join us as we congratulate him with a dinner reception immediately following Mass.
If you are planning to attend, please R.S.V.P no later than Friday, May 25 via the online form here or email: email@example.com
Father Al and our parish's Welcome Ministry warmly invite all individuals and families, who are new to St. Joan of Arc since October 2017, to attend a special Welcome Reception.
Please join us for fellowship and light refreshments on Saturday, June 2, 2018 following the 5:15 pm Mass. The reception will be held in the Parish Center.
If you plan to attend we would appreciate if would take a moment to RSVP before May 30th, though a RSVP is not required. You may do so through the online form (here) or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
The tradition of celebrating Faith, Family & Fun continues this with year with our 44th Annual Parish
Festival! This is our parish’s only major fundraiser - and we need your help to make it a success!
Exciting NEW Festival Additions are planned for this year… so be sure to get a sneak peak ahead of time!
May these children who have received the “Bread of Life” for the first time, continue to receive the special blessing of Jesus each day of their lives.
Thank you to the dedicated and faith-filled volunteers who taught and assisted in our 2017 - 2018 Religious Education Program:
Amanda Unger, Laura Phillippy, Kim Phillippy, Carly Civello, Ben Phillippy, Patti Katzenmoyer, Ann Kurta, Lauren Gusherowski, Francine Schertzer, Anna Callahan, Christy Lucas, Ryan Fischer, Janet Wood, Frank Sheehe, Samantha Koegler, Cathy Scott, Evan Gusherowski, Joe Grecia, Sr. Salvatoris, Jamie Bolton, Devin Kreiss, Joe Gusherowski, Daniel Kreiss, Lisarose Kreiss, Dane Kreiss, Mary Suminski, Pamela Hall, Stacie Gillespie, Jennifer Feldser, Barbara Giuglianotti, Kaitlyn Druby, Yvonne Jackson, Christine Rankin, Carlee Rankin, Alison Rankin, Bill McGregor, Sr. Eileen McGowan, Tim Reeves, Mei Nguyen, Jim Scott, Sue Weiss, Vince Buser, Loretta Tootchen, Marybeth O'Hara, Matthew O'Hara, Jackie Callaghan, Marie Bowman, Annmarie Durnin, Michael O'Hara, Jean Marie Fischer, Chris Donegan, Daniel O'Hara, Beth Olmsted, Arthur O'Dea, Jackie Lomazzo, Valerie Breznak, Rachel Plebani, Bob Hopstetter, Molly Carney, Kathy Cantore, Nancy Chango.
With Our Thanks and Gratitude,
Mrs. Marcie Warner & Mr. Earl Tropp, Directors of Religious Education
This past week I met with the Finance Council of the parish and they wanted me to let you know that we are having another banner year. At the end of March we had a sizable surplus and it looks like by the end of the fiscal year we will have a similar surplus as last year ($180,000).
We are moving ahead with the Lenten Appeal and more parishioners have given to Lenten Appeal than in the past. We still have a way to go but we did have a sizable increase from last year. That is because we are doing well financially and because our parish is doing well, the diocese asks more of us. (I have no problem with a little healthy competition between parishes and I have to say that the parishes around us have already met their goal! I know we can do it!)
The amazing thing about our finances is that we have been doing a lot of things (new convent, new parish center, some renovations, etc.) and we are still in such a good place. I get the impression that there is misinformation out there that we are in financial difficulties and I can say without qualification that we are doing great! Keep up the good work and God bless you for your generosity!
Thank you for your support of our Parish team’s trip to Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center the week of April 22nd. There were five men from our parish on this trip. Our project for this trip was to replace about 35 feet of ramp (their front porch) and a 16 foot deck. Both had exceeded their useful life. We were also asked to provide a 20 foot ramp from the new deck to a driveway.
The husband has had three surgeries on his back in the last couple of years and was told that the next step was a wheel chair. Their old ramp and deck were failing badly, and the deck was a foot higher than the existing ramp in front of the house, so it was not handicap accessible. The existing porch and deck had to be removed and replaced and a new ramp installed to the driveway.
Thanks to the generous response of our Parish, we were able to cover the cost of most of the material that was needed for this job. Our thanks are also extended to the staff at Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center. They prioritize requests for help and assign the work to be done for each family. The mission center also provides us with a place to stay while working on the homes of the poor in Eastern Kentucky.
Again… Thank you for your continued support, encouragement, and especially your prayers.
- The Parish Team for this Spring Project
A special THANK YOU to each of you who provided the funds necessary to cover the cost of this parish project. Without your help, prayers and encouragement we could not have completed this work. Again….. THANK YOU
We congratulate and rejoice with these couples of our parish community whom recently united in marriage:
Christopher Shoff & Natalia
GonzalezFred Dietz & Angela Nestico
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