A very special thank you is extended to Father Burger, Father Sahd, Father Pius, Father Chet Snyder and Deacon Rod Mortel for the beautiful experience they provided our parish this year during Holy Week. We are very grateful!
Another great read for Lent! You can read the full article here
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Remember that thou art dust and to dust thou shall return. Just as ashes are an external sign of our preparation of Lent, this shirt will serve as yet another reminder to you and those around you! God Bless you this Lent. May it be fruitful and full of Grace.
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All the Homilies from the Easter triduum & Easter Sunday are now available to view on our website.
Visit the Homily Blog to view these Homilies: http://www.stjoanhershey.org/homilies-blog.html
Video Message from Fr. Rothan
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSDNWOOdasI
The following reflection is courtesy of ShareCatholic
Why is Good Friday "good"?
That question puzzles not only children but many adults as well. After all, it isn't obvious that we should call Good Friday good, since it is the day on which our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified. How can Good Friday be good when it commemorates the day on which the sins of mankind brought about the death of our Savior?
The Baltimore Catechism declares that Good Friday is called good because Christ, by His Death, "showed His great love for man, and purchased for him every blessing." Good, in this sense, means "holy," and indeed Good Friday is known as Holy and Great Friday among Eastern Christians, both Catholic and Orthodox.
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