Diaper Drive on 09-21-2019 weekend
Our Knights of Columbus Council 6693 is planning a diaper drive to benefit Morningstar Pregnancy Services the weekend of September 21 and 22. The Knights will have a collection station set up in front of the church before all masses. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated. They need diapers in sizes 5 and 6, cash donations, checks payable to Kngihts of Columbus Council 6693, and Similac Advanced Baby Formula. Your support equals increased pregnangy tests and ultrasounds equals more babies' lives saved.
Registration for boys and girls basketball will be held in the gym during the following times:
Mike Wolfe: firstname.lastname@example.org (Boys) | Visit the website
John Polly: email@example.com (Girls) | Visit the website
Fall FBAMC Trip on 10-20-2019
Our Fall trip to Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center will be the week of October 20th. At this time there are five volunteers who will be able to go.
Our assignment will be in Charley, Kentucky to help restore a woman’s home. We will be replacing floors and floor joists as necessary. Then we will be “replacing walls (sheetrock) starting in the bathroom, then the hall and bedroom as time allows”.
The cost estimate for this project is estimated to be over $3000. Our volunteers will do all we can during the week we are there. Hopefully we can finish enough to make woman’s home more comfortable.
Thank you for your continued support and prayers. Our parish volunteers spend one week each spring and fall to help those who are in need in eastern Kentucky. Our volunteers provide their own tools for each trip as well as their own food. They also provide a variety of building supplies as necessary.
If you would like to join our parish volunteers on our spring trip or if you have questions or suggestions, please call:
Jan and Larry at: (717) 367-1546.
If you wish to donate to our Parish project this fall, send your contributions to:
Jan and Larry Duckart
5455 Ridge Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Please write FBAMC on your check
Covered Dish Dinner on 09-19-2019
All women of the parish are welcome to join us for the CCW covered dish dinner on Thursday, September 19 at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria. Bring something to share and learn about the Council of Catholic Women and the exciting year we have planned. CCW is a great way to get involved in our parish community!
Julie Groh: (717) 566-5838
From the Pastor: 09-08-2019
Twenty-two years ago, Beth Frola and Rosemary Connelly began our Parish Nurse Ministry. This wonderful ministry included scores of nurses and health-care professionals from our parish in providing services and information on health care issues from a Catholic Christian perspective. They have been involved with everything from taking blood pressures after Sunday Masses, to preparing and running various seminars and workshops on health-related topics, to organizing our annual Mass with the Anointing of the Sick each Fall. We are very grateful for all of those who have been part of this ministry over the past two decades. At this time, for various reasons, the Parish Nurse Ministry is going to go into an inactive status as a parish organization as of October 1, 2019. This ministry has changed over the years and much of what was done in the past cannot be done now. Privacy laws and liability issues have changed health care greatly in the past couple of years (I don’t have to tell this to all of you still actively involved in the health-care profession!) and has affected parish-based nurse ministry. Of course, parish ministry to the sick will never really die, but it will change. As we take a hiatus away from this ministry as we have known it, I hope and pray that a new generation of health-care professionals will step forward at some time with new ideas and ways of doing parish nurse ministry in the future. Until then, many thanks to those who began this ministry in our parish and to the many who made it possible over the years. May God bless you for your faithfulness and service to the parish! God will reward you!
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