Our parish is blessed with many wonderful ministries. Among one of the "staples" is our amazing CCW. Here is a great testimonial to what happens when you accept the invitation to become more involved in our parish!
The below post appeared on the SJA CCW Facebook page today:
A Letter from Philomena Krosmico: CCW Journey
I have been a member of St. Joan of Arc parish for over 34 years. For most of my time here at Hershey I always felt way too busy in my life to have time to support the church community. Short of attending mass and attending some events, I did not make time to volunteer and support the church. It is a trap many of us fall into. In 2010, my mother became ill with cancer and came here to Hershey, PA to live with me. She lived with me for three short years and I began to watch her with a different perspective. She really opened my eyes to embracing and prioritizing my spiritual journey. I was so fortunate to have her for these years, it truly changed my life. When she passed away three years ago, I yearned to continue to spiritually grow and share with others. The CCW president at the time, Kathy Hill, knew my mother had passed away, and encouraged my involvement. Our pastor at the time, Father Rothan, had supported my family during my mom’s last months. He also encouraged my involvement. The outreach and support from several church ministries was comforting. I began to get involved in the activities to give back to a church that was there for me. Since then, I have met so many wonderful, supportive women in CCW and the church community. I am constantly inspired by their giving hearts and perseverance for Christ. I am amazed what they can accomplish through Him. It is a strong community of women that comes together to support the church and grow in their spiritual journeys. What I realize is how much the church community can help nurture your personal growth. I am very honored, grateful and humbled to be president.
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