Little Rock Scripture Study meets every Tuesday at 9:30 am in the St. Joseph Center. Starting on January 29, we will be studying the book of Revelation. This study invites the modern reader to revisit a volatile period of history through apocalyptic, symbolic writing. Enter into the struggle between good and evil and experience God’s ultimate triumph.
Please bring any prayer shawls and patterns you wish to display. We will add the patterns to our Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women website at http://hdccw.webs.com/prayer-shawl-ministry.
Cost: $10 - advance registration is required.
Kathy Kokoski at email@example.com or 717-448-8899
Debbie Black at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-514-8815 to reserve your space.
Deadline is Sunday, February 10.
We hope to see you there as we come together in the spirit of Mother Teresa - “Give your hands to serve and hearts to love.”
I want to inform you of an amazing event we are sponsoring: "Made for More: Visions of the Promised Land.” This evening is an inspired blend of teaching, live music, and art that taps the deepest desires of the human heart revealing their ultimate purpose and goal. World renowned speaker and author Christopher West, along with musician Mike Mangione, will offer a vision of the Gospel like you’ve never heard through the lens of Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. I guarantee your life will be transformed by attending.
The event will be held the evening of April 2 at 7:00 pm at Bishop McDevitt High School. We are hosting this event with other parishes in the Diocese, so make sure you get your tickets early; this event is expected to sell out quickly. Tickets would make a great present for your friends and family, especially high school students and young adults. Tickets are available in the Parish Office and online. Check the bulletin, posters in the narthex, or contact Lou Felice for more information.
Answers to your questions
“Father, what services does the Diocese of Harrisburg provide for survivors of clergy sexual abuse?”
The diocese for many years now has been offering spiritual, pastoral, and mental health assistance to survivors. The diocese also pays for any counseling services the survivor uses, no matter where they choose to seek counseling. In 2019, survivors will be able to participate in the Survivor’s Compensation Program, which will provide additional financial support. The Church truly wants survivors to find healing and peace!
Today is the Great Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. When we hear the words of today’s gospel, we realize that God is including even the Gentiles in recognizing the newborn King of the Jews and the Savior of the World. Coming from “the East” and the fact that they are “Magi” (we get the word magic/magician from this word), we are being told that they were pagans who did not embrace the Jewish faith. And yet God in his infinite mercy and love makes clear from the very beginning that the Gentiles (the “nations”) are part of God’s plan for salvation. Jesus is the Lord and Savior of all men and women. May we pray for peace and harmony among the people of the world, that all may come to know the Lord Jesus in each and every heart!
A special “thank you” from all the priests in the rectory for the cards, cookies, treats, prayers, and Masses offered for us this Christmas Season. May God bless you for remembering us and for your great generosity! May this New Year be a great blessing to you and your loved ones.
As we draw near to the great season of Christmas, I just want to wish all of you a holy, happy, and joy-filled Christmas! May you and your family be blessed with good health and much happiness.
As a small token of appreciation to all of the many volunteers in our parish, our Christmas gift this year is to offer a Mass each month during 2019 for you and your intentions. Check the bulletin for when those Masses are being offered if you would like to attend. These Masses are being celebrated on some Sundays and at both of our daily Masses. Thank you so much for all you do to make Saint Joan of Arc a thriving parish!
To all of our Altar Servers and MCs: A Christmas gift of movie tickets is waiting for you in the sacristy. Thanks for the time and service you give to the parish all year long!
To all the People of Saint Joan of Arc, my Midnight Mass (it is actually at Midnight!) will be for you, your families, and for all your intentions.
God bless you all and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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