NEW MINISTRY POSITION OPEN FOR APPLICANTS!!
The CHILDREN AND YOUTH FAITH FORMATION DIRECTOR is a full-time, benefit-eligible employee responsible for directing the following three-fold mission at St. Joseph Parish and School: 1) overseeing the coordination and direction of the K-8 parish Religious Education Program, including sacramental preparation for both parish and school children (combined); 2) coordinating Masses and other spiritual growth opportunities for the parish school; and 3) implementing a program of comprehensive youth ministry consistent with the principles established by the diocesan Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry. This important position works to provide vision and coordination of the parish’s efforts in ministry to our children and young people. The goal of this ministry is not solely to impart the intellectual content of our Catholic faith in preparation for sacraments (catechesis), but also integrating the faith in such a way as to set their hearts on fire for Jesus and His Church (evangelization). We seek to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
Interested parties should submit a complete resume and letter of interest to Father Timothy Marcoe, pastor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can also be directed to Fr. Marcoe via email or at (570) 275-2512, ext. 2. A more detailed ministry description can be found here. Application deadline is May 17, 2021.
YOUNG ADULT DAY OF REFLECTION
The Young Adult Day of Reflection is June 12, 2021 at St. John Neumann Parish, Lancaster. If you are a Catholic Young Adult, or a non-Catholic who has some interest in the Catholic Church, and are 18-39 years old, this day is for you! The theme is: To Jesus through Mary. Father Benjamin Dunkelberger, Pastor of Our Lady of the Visitation Church, Shippensburg, and the Catholic Center Chaplain at Shippensburg University will be the Retreat Leader. There will be two spiritual talks by Fr. Dunkelberger, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction, recitation of the Rosary, opportunity for Confession, and the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. There will also be some time for solitude and quiet reflection. Light breakfast fare and a catered lunch are included in the registration cost, which is $15 per person. To register, see the following link: https://hbgdiocese.formstack.com/forms/young_adult_day_of_reflection. Registration Deadline is June 8 at 4 pm.
MAY WE PRAY FOR YOU?
Do you have someone, a situation, or something you would like the Church to pray for? If so, please send your intentions to the parish via email (email@example.com) or regular mail. We will print them out and place them on the altar to be prayed for in our weekly intentions. We hope this is one more way we can remain united with one another spiritually, even though physically we are still separated.