"Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge before my Father in Heaven." - Mt: 10,32
Often we feel pressured to keep our faith "a private matter". Yet Jesus calls us to publicly show our faith and be the light of the world. So, like the apostles at the first Pentecost, together let us stand tall and show our faith on the feast of Corpus Christi.
Please plan to join the 0.7 miles street procession with the Blessed Sacrament immediately following the noon Mass on June 22nd. If you cannot make the walk, you may wait for us at one of the two stations (Ridge Street or Caracas Ave.) or at the Grotto for Benediction.
Please note there will be no LifeTeen Mass at 5:30 on this evening.
Full information is available here
The Parish Festival kicks off today at 5pm! We have a counter on our website counting down the hours you have left to visit all the fun... below is the page with complete festival information!
Click here to visit Festival page
Snapping photos at the Festival? Please share them with us on our Facebook or Twitter page. You can also upload them here. Use hash tag #SJAfestival2014
Don't forget to purchase your raffle tickets for the Tour of Hershey prize pack (valued at $650) Tickets are now available in the parish office for $5.00. Full information is available here.
The Festival Committee is still looking for volunteers to run the games booths Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They are also in need plenty of hungry stomachs to help eat all the delicious food they are preparing.
Just a reminder... Our Corpus Christi Procession is this Sunday. Please consider joining us! Full information can be found here.
SUMMER CAMP FOR PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES
The Diocese of Harrisburg will sponsor its annual summer camp for adults with mental disabilities on August 10-15, 2014, at Camp Kirchenwald, near Hershey. The camp is designed for adults, aged 18 and up, with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities and no significant behavioral problems. Camperships are available. For further information, contact the Diocesan Family Ministries Office at 717-657-4804, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SHARE YOUR LIGHT! VOLUNTEER!
Volunteers are needed to staff a very special summer camping program for people with intellectual disabilities on August 10-15, 2014, at Camp Kirchenwald, near Hershey. We are looking for full-time and part-time staff. No experience is necessary, but those with experience in fishing, camping, hiking, and arts and crafts are especially welcome. Attendance at training is required for all new volunteers. If interested, please call the Diocesan Family Ministries Office at 717-657-4804, or email email@example.com.
Would you like to sponsor a campership for a person with a disability who might not otherwise be able to afford camp? The Diocese of Harrisburg is seeking donations to defray the cost for campers to attend our annual Summer Camp for People with Intellectual Disabilities, which is scheduled for August 10-15, 2014. A full week of camp costs $475, but donations in any amount will be welcomed. Send donations to: Family Ministries Office, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111. Checks should be made payable to: Diocese of Harrisburg. Thanks for your generosity!
Parishioners gathered following Masses on Sunday, June 8th to bid farewell to Father Wayne. Photos from the event on now posted on our website. You can view them here
We wish him the best with his on his new assignment!
"All of us, to exist, to become complete, in order to be mature, we need to feel the joy of fatherhood: even those of us who are celibate. Fatherhood is giving life to others, giving life, giving life… For us, it is pastoral paternity, spiritual fatherhood, but this is still giving life, this is still becoming fathers." - Pope Francis
This Father's Day thank a priest!
The Parish Festival is right around the corner and we are in desperate need of volunteers! We also are looking for pictures from past festivals to help celebrate this year's 40th Anniversary. If you have digital photos, you may email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Parish Festival is the only fundraiser our parish does each year and we heavily rely on the proceeds from this event throughout the year. Any help you may offer would be greatly appreciated! More information about the festival can be found on our website here
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