A couple of updates on what’s happening in the parish:
1. We submitted our plans and drawings to the diocese this past week to gain permission to move ahead with our Centennial Project. The Diocesan Building Committee will meet on May 1st to review the plans and the College of Consultors (one of the bishop’s advisory councils, of which I am a member) will meet on May 17th. We should have our answers about when and how to proceed from there. The plans look good and I will be presenting them in the near future to the parish.
2. We have a few staff changes in the parish. Marcie Warner, our Co-Director of Religious Education will be leaving us at the end of June. She will continue to volunteer in our Religious Education Program but wants to take time for family at this time. We thank her for the great job she has done in REP! Earl Tropp, our other Co-Director, will become full time Director of Religious Education and will also take on the added position of Coordinator of our RCIA program. I know Earl will do a great job!
3. I have asked John Triscik, our Parish Youth Minister, to represent the parish on the Derry Township Ministerium. John will be the liaison with the other Christian communities in our area. Ecumenism is essential in our Church today as we pray with Jesus “that all may be one.” Thanks, John, for representing me and the parish!
4. I am looking for a part-time Coordinator of Parish Ministries here at St. Joan of Arc. This paid, part-time position (10 to 15 hours a week) will help us organize and coordinate our many organizations and ministries in the parish. If you are interested, please complete the online application or submit a resume to the parish office (or to me, Father Al).
Lots of good things going on in our active parish. Changes, yes, but change is good!
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