On All Souls Day, November 2nd, the St. Joan of Arc Parish Family remembered our deceased loved ones with a Mass of Remembrance. Those who were buried from St. Joan of Arc Church during this past year (Oct. 1, 2016-Sept 30, 2017) were remembered in a special way. During the month of November please pray for them, and all departed souls.
On Sunday, November 5th, Deacon Matthew Morelli will be preaching his first homily at our 10:30 am Mass here at SJA. A light reception will follow in the cafeteria. Please plan to come and congratulate Deacon Matt as we celebrate his ordination.
Please note that Matthew C. Morelli, a seminarian of the Diocese of Harrisburg, is being considered for the order of Deacon. This announcement is made in accordance with the law of the Church. If anyone knows of any reason why this person should not be ordained they have an obligation in conscience to contact the pastor of this parish or Father Brian J. Wayne, Director of Vocations in the Diocese of Harrisburg as soon as possible.
Director of Music for St. Joan of Arc Church:
This position is responsible for planning, coordinating and executing the music program at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Must be accomplished in the following areas: organ, piano/keyboard, voice, and choral direction. This position requires a mature, professional, responsible, committed individual with excellent communication (oral and written) skills as well as excellent organizational and managerial talents. Hours and salary negotiable. Experience in direction of music for Catholic liturgies preferred. Interview and audition are required.
To request an interview, complete the form on our parish website here or contact Father Al Sceski at (717) 533-7168, ext. 102.
Please join us on September 16th or 17th following each Mass for an Open House to experience our newly renovated spaces. The Parish Center, as well as the “new” Convent that was completed last summer (located behind the Parish Center), will be open to give parishioners an opportunity to walk through. Plan to stop by for a visit!
Our transition into the new Parish Office space is just about completed! Beginning Monday, August 14th, please come to the Parish Center, located in the former Convent on Valley Road (Between W. Areba Ave. & W. Granada Ave.) You may enter through the front door or use the handicap accessible entrance located to the left of the main entrance.
We are greatly appreciative of your support, patience and prayers during this time of transition.
Please continue to pray for our parish!
The parish office will be closed August 1-3 while the office staff begins moving into the new parish center. If you are available to assist in moving items during this time, please contact the parish office. We are greatly appreciative of your support, patience and prayers during this time of transition.
Several items were found in the parking lot where our Festival was held this year, including a Fitbit, pair of glasses and a pair of sunglasses. Please contact the parish office at 717-533-7168 to claim these items.
Diocesan Priest Assignment Changes: The Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg made the following appointments related to our parish, effective as of June 19, 2017:
*A full listing of the appointments is available on the diocesan website here
The Parish Office will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. Mass will be held at 9:00 am.
God of power and mercy,
you destroy war and put down earthly pride.
Banish violence from our midst & wipe away our tears,
that we may all deserve to be called your sons & daughters.
Keep in your mercy those men and women
who have died in the cause of freedom
and bring them safely
into your kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord.
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