Due to weather conditions, the Parish Office is closed and all activities are cancelled for Wednesday, January 17.
Cancelled Activities: R.E.P. Classes, R.C.I.A., Reflections on Ephesians.
Due to the weather conditions, parish activities are cancelled for today.
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.
Life Teen Clothing Drive THANK YOU!
A message from our Youth Coordinator...
Every year, I'm blown away by the generosity of the people of St. Joan of Arc. Last week Life Teen had our annual clothing drive to support the ministries and missions of Harrisburg. We collected over 140 bags of clothes and that was awesome.
The weekend and the week that follows is always a rush, physically and emotionally. Parishioners don't get to see the teens work really hard sorting the clothes and bagging them up to get them ready for delivery. Teens don't get to see the fruit of that labor as I deliver the needed items to the Catholic Worker House, Silence of Mary, Downtown Daily Bread, Shalom House, and Shining Light.
A couple of these places, it's a drop and go with little to no interaction with anyone. With Downtown Daily Bread and Shining Light, I was able to sit and talk with 10 gentleman and 4 women who would be getting these much needed warm clothes and coats. They were eternally grateful. Being able to sit and talk with these men put a face on why we have this clothing drive every year. With that I thank you for your continued support of this yearly event. Without you this wouldn't be possible. I pray for God's peace and grace to all.
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!
The parish celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima scheduled for Saturday, May 13th has been moved to our church from Chocolatetown Square.
In honor of this special day, a special showing of "The 13th Day", a film about the events of Fatima will be shown in the cafeteria following the Vigil Mass on Saturday, Mary 13th. All are welcome.
Our Lady of Fatima
100th Anniversary Celebration
May 13th, 2017 at 10:30am
St. Joan of Arc will sponsor a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the first apparition of
Our Lady to the three children at Fatima on Saturday, May 13th at 10:30AM.
A special Rosary Map Devotion will take place in Chocolatetown Square.
(Corner of Chocolate and Cocoa Ave.)
Different ministries will lead the prayers while roses are placed in the map.
Parking is available in the adjacent lot or the garage across Chocolate Ave.
In case of rain the event will be held in the Church. Everyone is cordially invited.
All individuals and families new to St. Joan of Arc Parish since March 2016 are invited to attend a Reception on April 22, 2017. Please join us for fellowship and light refreshments.
This event will be hosted by Father Al and the Welcome Ministry, in the Rectory following the 5:15pm Mass.
We would appreciate if would take a moment to RSVP here. You are not required to RSVP to attend.
Questions? You can email the Welcome Ministry at: email@example.com
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