The end of the year is a good time to make charitable contributions to those in need. Here are some suggestions for giving here at St. Joan of Arc:
As you make your Christmas donation to the parish, please consider an additional contribution to support these various needs and ministries in the Church. All checks can be made out to St. Joan of Arc. Please indicate in the memo or on an envelope where you want these monies to go. As always, I am very grateful for your great generosity! God bless you!
PARISH MANAGER POSITION AVAILABLE:
St. Joan of Arc Parish is accepting applications for the Position of Parish Manager. This important position is responsible for the day-to-day running of the parish office with respect to personnel, scheduling, and administrative concerns such as the implementation of diocesan and parish policies and guidelines. This position will also involve the overseeing of plans for building and property enhancement and/or expansion according to diocesan and governmental agencies. In sum, the Parish Manager will assist the pastor in the overall administration of the parish. At least three years of experience in business administration and personnel supervision is required. Salary, hours and benefits are negotiable.
Application forms are available on our parish website at: www.stjoanhershey.org/pm or contact Father Al Sceski at (717) 533-7168, ext. 102. Please submit application by January 15, 2018.
Today we begin the great Season of Advent. Father Arena and I were both talking recently about how this is our favorite Season of the Church year. Maybe it is the time of year with its short days and long nights; maybe it is the excitement of the season as people prepare for Christmas; maybe it is the liturgies of Advent with its sense of hopeful expectation. There is just something special about this time of year. When the rest of the world is celebrating Christmas from before Thanksgiving, let us Christians slow down, take a deep breath, and really experience the uniqueness of Advent. This doesn’t mean that we don’t get ready for Christmas but perhaps it means that we pray a little longer, reflect on God’s gift of his Incarnate Son with greater intensity and… just learn to wait in quiet expectation. You can’t rush the spiritual life! Don’t rush Christmas by letting Advent pass you by!
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