February is National American Heart Month. One aspect of heart awareness and health is your blood pressure.
Effects of high blood pressure:
High blood pressure can damage your health in many ways. It can seriously hurt important organs like your kidneys, heart and brain. Fortunately you can control your blood pressure to lower your risk for serious health problems.
Controlling High Blood Pressure: You can make changes to your lifestyle that will help you control your blood pressure. Your doctor might prescribe medications that can help you. By controlling your blood pressure, you will lower your risk for the harmful effects of high blood pressure.
Do you want to be an Altar Server?
Parishioners entering the 5th grade in August or are at least 10 years old, are invited to be a part of this important liturgical ministry. If interested, submit a completed enrollment form by JULY 2, 2017.
Age requirements: Those who are entering 5th grade in August 2017 or are older than 10 years of age.
Training Dates: In the Church from 2:15 to 4:15pm on: July 16, 23, 30 and August 6 & 13.
Scheduling: New Altar Server schedules will be sent at the end of August.
The time immediately following the death of a loved one is often filled with grief, sorrow, emptiness as well as confusion and stress.
During this time, St. Joan of Arc can assist with:
• providing a meal
• house sitting during the funeral service(s)
• transportation to/from various activities
• one-on-one prayer time
• companionship ... being there
Are you called to offer your time and talent to fellow parishioners? You could be as active and involved as your schedule permits.
To further develop goals and objectives for this service ministry, please join us for an information session scheduled for: Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Library.
This past weekend our parish launched a new initiative, The Road To Kindness program, in loving memory of Anthony R. Bellezza. The goal of this program is to inspire you to always be kind and is centered around random acts of kindness. Each week, we will be sharing select acts of kindness that are done by our parishioners. You can read more about this program on our website here
The St. Joan of Arc Youth Choir will rehearse on Saturdays March 25, April 1, and April 8 at 10 AM in the choir loft in preparation for the 10:30 AM Mass on Easter Sunday, April 16. All young people are invited to sing in this choir. There are no auditions nor age limits. All youth are welcome! Questions: Contact Beth Palmer, Director of Music, in the parish office.
We would appreciate donations of the following items. They can be dropped off in the parish office lobby during office hours now through November 1st.
JEWELRY: All jewelry, new, old & antique Aura Bunn
BASKET RAFFLES: Sue Whitman
Children’s, Hershey Candy, Bath & Body, Rebecca Bomgardner
Pasta, Coffee/Tea, Money Tree 566-3490
Gift Cards for “Basket of Cheer” Barbara McCarthy
CRAFTS: Knitted, Crocheted & Wood Items Sue Grab
RELIGIOUS ITEMS & PLANTS: Ed & Jan Meyers
CHRISTMAS ITEMS: Old or New Christmas Gloria Whitman
Gift Items & Trim-A-Tree Decorations 566-3490
ATTIC TREASURES: New or Almost New Dorothy Hess
Gift Items 566-8854
BAKE SALE: Please bring baked goods to the Helen Olaf
Cafeteria on Nov. 4th & 5th 534-1748
BREAKFAST & LUNCH: Maggie Wetherhold
Annual Mission Trip Support: Fr. Beiting Appalachian Center
There will be six men traveling to Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center in Louisa, KY on October 30, 2016.
The Mission Center has not assigned us our fall project yet, but we will let you know in further bulletins as soon as we know what we will be asked to do.
As usual, our volunteers take along all their own tools and
pay for their own meals, travel and incidental expenses. In addition, we almost always buy a variety of items needed to complete the jobs we have accepted. If you would like to help with these expenses, please send your donation to:
Larry & Jan Duckart
5455 Ridge Road
Elizabethtown, PA 17022.
For our records, please note on your check that this is for FBAMC. Thank you in advance for your generosity & support.
Two weeks and counting! On Oct. 15 and 16, the SJA Living Our Faith ministry will be accepting your donations for our 2nd annual Caring Cards and Calendars collection.Look for our table outside the church at all masses (in case of inclement weather, our table will be under the portico leading to the school entrance across from the front of the church).
Please consider cleaning out that drawer or box in your home containing leftover new or unused Christmas cards and envelopes, and any-occasion greeting cards with envelopes.
We also accept 2017 wall calendars. All items will be donated to inmates in our Pennsylvania prison system. Your donated items will brighten the lives of our incarcerated brothers and sisters, who will appreciate them more than you could imagine. Questions? Contact Anne Searer at 717-533-9636 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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