A special thank you to Marcie Warner who is leaving as DRE this month. She did a great job with Vacation Bible School. While Marcie will not be employed here, she assured me that we she will volunteer and help Earl Tropp, our new full-time DRE.
We welcome Eileen Rusnack as our new Coordinator of Parish Ministries. Eileen will start this month and while she will be working just roughly ten hours a week, I know she will be a great asset in organizing, facilitating and assessing the many ministries we have in our parish! Welcome, Eileen!
Our sincerest gratitude is extended to the these parishioners who have faithfully served in the role of Pastoral Council member during their terms that recently came to an end in June: Diane Sheehan, John Phillippy, Brian Deiling, and Chuck Stickler.
We would also like to welcome our newest Parish Pastoral Council members: Michael Corado, Deb Malaro, Sarah Bonavia, Mark Katzenmoyer and George Holobetz.
Ministry Page - Pastoral Council
It is hard to believe our Vacation Bible School is already coming to an end! Thank you to all those who supported us this year making this a memorable event for our youth!
The Parish Office will be closed Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 am.
There will be no confessions.
THANK YOU to our GENEROUS sponsors, donors, and friends who supported the Festival:
Grade 8: Collin Jackson, Alessandra Rizzotto, Leah Ruiz-Velasco
Grade 7: Maddelynn Brooks, Anna Burke, Ella Hession, Alexis Kain, Andrea Sampson, Juliana Silber
Grade 6: Gia Garrett, Rebecca Mize, Kelly Mosier, Dominic Wolfe
Grade 8: Leila Mae Barros, Alexis Boyle, Alek Panchik, Alexandra Hamilton, Oliver Lowden, Kiersten Starner
Grade 7: Penelope Foley, Thomas McInereny, Megan Sitowitz, Matthew Waning
Grade 6: Emily DeCristofaro, Rosalie Miklos, Mia Seaton, Sophie Tunks, Sienna Veith
Grade 8: Christianna Harchuska, Alfred Miklos, Elizabeth Perrotti, Jayla Tate-Harding
Grade 7: Delani Kulina, Share Mimnagh, Rory Smullen
Grade 6: Jacobi Hamn-Tate
"[Religious] freedom remains one of America's most precious possessions. And, as my brothers, the United States Bishops, have reminded us, all are called to be vigilant, precisely as good citizens, to preserve and defend that freedom from everything that would threaten or compromise it."
- Pope Francis
People of faith are committed to serving others in God's love in healthcare, child welfare, migration and refugee resettlement, education, and more. Religious freedom protects the space in which we can continue to serve. Religious Freedom Week begins June 22, the Feast of Sts. Thomas More & John Fisher. Join Catholics across the country to pray and act for the freedom to serve faithfully and with integrity.
Learn more at: www.usccb.org/ReligiousFreedomWeek
Parish Bus for Pigrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - Nov. 3, 2018
As part of the 150th Anniversary of the Harrisburg Diocese, Bishop Ronald Gainer will lead a Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D. C. The day will include the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with the Most Reveremd Ronald Gainer as celebrant and homilist, Eucharistic Adoration, Most Holy Rosary, Sacrament of Penance as well as free time for lunch, private prayer, shopping at the Shrine Gift shop and self-guided tours of the Basilica. St. Joan of Arc will be sponsoring a bus. More details will follow.
Full trip information is available on the Diocesan website here.
The Festival Committee would like to thank God for the beautiful weather with which we were blessed, and to all of our wonderful parishioners and friends for your generous help and support of the Parish Festival. Without you, we wouldn’t have had such a successful Festival. Stay tuned for results in the next coming weeks, and for information on how you can help with next year’s Festival. Thank you, THANK YOU!
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