Parish Buzzing with Activity!
Our parish has been buzzing with activity! We have had three large happening in 8 days. There are now photos available on our website of the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, Parish Picnic, and Corpus Christi Procession. You can view the photos from these events in the Photo Gallery on our parish website here
This past weekend, Dr. Mortel was awarded the prestigious Honorary Alumni Award from Penn State University. Dr. Mortel made a significant impact during his time at Penn State in addition to the impact he continues to make at our parish and on the poor in Haiti through The Mortel Family Charitable Foundation. Congratulations Deacon Mortel! You can read the full article that appeared in Penn State Medicine here
Deacon Mortel was kind enough to share with us some of the photos from the Award Luncheon and Black Tie Ceremony. You can view them here.
More Information About This Award And It's Recipient
The Honorary Alumni Awards have been given by the Penn State Alumni Association since 1973 to honor individuals who are not graduates of the Pennsylvania State University but who have made significant contributions toward its welfare, reputation, and prestige. The aware is given only when the Alumni Association wishes to honor an exceptional person.
The Honorary Alumni Award is being presented to Rodrigue "Rod" Mortel for the undeniable positive impact of his foundation and his leadership in the academic medical field.
A particular early memory has never left Rod Mortel, serving as the catalyst for his lifelong pursuit of education and the main reason he entered the medical academia rather than private practice.
We are now in the open enrollment period for Altar Servers. We are requesting that all current servers please take a moment to communicate your intentions for this year. Click here to open the form.
If you are interested in training to become an Altar Server, you may now sign up. Forms must be received by JUNE 30, 2015. You can complete the form online or print it and return it to the parish office. Click here to open the form.
A parish in our Diocese is receiving some very positive publicity. May we pray that other parishes experience this same kind of growth!
Our beautiful Church graces the cover of Craft & Son Summer Newsletter! You may remember we were posting pictures and updates over the last few months as our HVAC system was being improved. If you have ever attended a crowded Mass on a hot and humid summer day you were no stranger to the fact our aging HVAC unit would struggle to meet the demand for cool air. Thanks to Craft & Son we are looking forward to enjoying a cooler summer!
Click here to read the full article.
Philanthropy is defined as the practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people.
In today’s world, donors have no shortage of philanthropic opportunities from which to choose. There are many worthy causes that demand our attention and resources. Believe it or not, the Church is one of these!
Surely there is no shortage of “making life better for other people” around our parish. Each day we open the doors for two morning Masses - and then there are six Masses offered each weekend to fulfill Sunday obligation and enrich the faith of our parish community. In a month’s time we facilitate many baptisms, weddings and funerals. The parish religious education program and the school require many of our resources seven days a week. Our parish also assists more than 70 ministries that serve the people of St. Joan of Arc.
We strive to be there when someone needs us. Every time you give to the Church, you help make this possible. Thank you!!!
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