The Consolation/Bereavement Ministry is again offering a support for those grieving the loss of a loved one, or any other significant loss. Your loss need not be recent as loss is a very individual thing and grieving has no time limit.
Each session lasts for approximately one hour and will continue for 6-8 weeks. The group is limited to 10 participants. We will meet following the 9:00 am Mass on Wednesday mornings. The first session will be September 5th. For more information or to register, please call Joyce at (717) 566-0657.
Thank you for your support of our Parish team’s trip to Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center the week of April 22nd. There were five men from our parish on this trip. Our project for this trip was to replace about 35 feet of ramp (their front porch) and a 16 foot deck. Both had exceeded their useful life. We were also asked to provide a 20 foot ramp from the new deck to a driveway.
The husband has had three surgeries on his back in the last couple of years and was told that the next step was a wheel chair. Their old ramp and deck were failing badly, and the deck was a foot higher than the existing ramp in front of the house, so it was not handicap accessible. The existing porch and deck had to be removed and replaced and a new ramp installed to the driveway.
Thanks to the generous response of our Parish, we were able to cover the cost of most of the material that was needed for this job. Our thanks are also extended to the staff at Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center. They prioritize requests for help and assign the work to be done for each family. The mission center also provides us with a place to stay while working on the homes of the poor in Eastern Kentucky.
Again… Thank you for your continued support, encouragement, and especially your prayers.
- The Parish Team for this Spring Project
A special THANK YOU to each of you who provided the funds necessary to cover the cost of this parish project. Without your help, prayers and encouragement we could not have completed this work. Again….. THANK YOU
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
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