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!
That Man is You! is an interactive, multimedia men’s program focused upon the development of authentic male leadership. Over the course of three years, That Man is You! successively considers men in their relationship to God, to their spouse and to their children.
The program content harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive. It is particularly indebted to the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and Pope John Paul II.
That Man is You! is successful at attracting large numbers of men, including younger men still actively parenting, and then transforming their spiritual lives. Indeed, independent research from a Faith Advisor to The Gallup Poll reveals That Man is You! to be one of the most life transforming programs ever studied.
For more information, or to register, please visit the TMIY Ministry Page on our parish website here
The Annual CCW Flea Market & Rummage Sale is Friday and Saturday! Hours are Friday (8am to 3pm) and Saturday (8am to 11am).
Behind the Scenes: A Sneak Peak!
A reminder from our Food Bank Ministry: The Hershey Food Bank is Open with Summer Hours!
With warm summer days ahead and the children off from school, the Hershey Food Bank and Community Outreach would like to remind families who have encountered challenging economic times that we are here to help. Our purpose is to serve the Derry Township community by providing food and assistance with the temporary needs of families and individuals in financial distress, no matter how large or small your family may be.
Examples of “in need” include:
-if your children receive free or subsidized school lunches
-if you are on the SNAP program
-if you lost your job or have a low paying job
-if you are a single mom or dad going through difficult times
-if you are on low fixed income or disability or receive medical assistance
-if you are on Section 8 housing program
The Food Bank is open to serve clients during five different time periods each month but also works with families that have conflicting schedules. Each family is permitted two food pick-ups per month. Our families receive fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, eggs, meat, juices and other staples to feed the entire family. We also have diapers, baby food, paper and personal care products.
We also provide other services such as emergency utility and rent assistance for established food bank clients, one on one budgeting classes, and referrals to other nonprofits and government agencies for needs we are not able to meet.
The Hershey Food Bank has been serving the Derry Township community for almost 50 years and is totally staffed by volunteers. We have gone through great changes, from serving our families out of the community’s church basements to building a new residence at 120 E. Derry Road. This wonderful facility was made possible thanks to the great support we have from many committed local businesses, residents, churches and civic clubs. Our supporters and volunteers have been so giving of their time and resources to help our families…..we are very thankful!
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 717-520-3143 to schedule an appointment.
We look forward to helping those in need!
Please Save The Dates!
CCW Flea Market and Rummage Sale
St. Joan of Arc Cafeteria
Friday, August 5 from 8 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, August 6 from 8 AM to 11 AM
Donations will be accepted at the SJA Cafeteria, starting weekdays Thursday,
July 21 until Wednesday, August 3 from 8 AM until 6 PM, Saturdays, July 23 and July 30 from 8 AM to 12 noon. Anyone who is able to help with unpacking, sorting and pricing of articles is welcome to come to the cafeteria during those hours to work.
Please note: No large appliances or TVs will be accepted.
On Tuesday, June 28, Living Our Faith ministry will make our next visit to The Vineyard. This will be our last Visit to God’s Vineyard until fall. We will travel to the Joshua Learning Center and meet with the teens who find refuge there. Joshua Center offers hope and support for at-risk city youth through educational and vocational opportunities. This proactive program serves preschoolers through high school teens. This summer, they will employ former participants who now are college students to run the program and mentor the students.
We will depart from St. Joan of Arc lower parking lot (corner of West Granada and Glen Rd.) at 9 AM and will adjourn about 2 PM after our post visit social gathering. Space is limited so please sign up as early as possible. Car pools will be arranged. Please contact Anne Searer at 717- 533-9636 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to sign up.
Hearts to God, Hands to Work - At the Prayer Shawl Ministry our hands are very busy as we knit or crochet prayer shawls and lap robes. Our hearts are very generous as we create these beautiful items and give them to those in need.
If you would like to join us, we meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 at St. Lucy's Hall.
Questions contact: Kathy Palmer at 566-1481 or Norberta (Bert) Curran at 302-228-9735
“Dear altar boys and altar girls, the closer you are to the altar, the more you will remember to speak with Jesus in daily prayer; the more you will be nourished by the Word and the Body of the Lord, the better able you will be to go out to others, bringing them the gift that you have received, giving in turn with enthusiasm the joy you have received.”
- Pope Francis, August 2015
Parishioners entering the 5th grade in August or are at least 10 years old, are invited to be a part of the Altar Server Ministry, an important liturgical ministry of our parish. If interested, full information and the enrollment for is available on our website here as well as in the parish office. All forms are due no later than July 3, 2016.
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