A number of things of note this week:
Our Eucharistic Devotions (40 Hours) starts this weekend. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during the day and at 7:00 pm each evening we will conclude with Evening Prayer and Benediction. Sign-up sheets for adoration are available in the vestibule. I encourage you to come each night to hear Father Anthony Dill and Father Saied Louka speak to us about our Eucharistic Lord.
We are looking for a few parishioners to volunteer as part of our Baptism Mentor Program. This program helps prepare young parents for the baptism of their first child. We provide all the instructional material. Please consider this wonderful ministry.
In response to a lot of questions, I want you to know that any money contributed to Saint Joan of Arc Parish such as Sunday Collections (envelope or online giving) or as a gift to the parish funds (Memorials, Heart of the Parish, Mustard Seed, Capital Campaign, etc.,) belong to the parish and is OUR money to support our parish ministries. The same is true for our parish school. The only money that goes to the diocese is monies collected for the Bishop’s Annual Lenten Appeal. Any assessments such as to Bishop McDevitt High School or to support the Hospital Chaplains go directly to the high school and to the hospital chaplains. The Diocese of Harrisburg does NOT take OUR money. Our money pays the bills and salaries and benefits of employees and supports all the parish ministries here at Saint Joan’s! Please continue to be generous to our parish! Any questions, please give me a call.
*Note: The Diocese of Harrisburg issued a letter from the Bishop as well as a statement of financial accountability that was published in our September 30th parish bulletin. You can read those items .
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