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Father Anthony will be away from Monday, May 20 – Monday, May 27.
No Mass Wednesday, May 22 – Friday, May 24. No Mass on Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day). 

It’s time to exercise your right to vote for our Parish Council members. Each parishioner is entitled to one vote, so please ensure your voice is heard by casting your ballot. Voting closes May 12. Please visit the provided link to cast your vote and participate in shaping our parish community. To vote click Parish Council Elections

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY DISCUSSION: Tuesday, May 28, 6pm-7pm, Multipurpose Room. 
Join the Mental Health Ministry for a discussion on Grave Sin and Harm Reduction. Father Anthony and Nicole Shiner, who is a mental health case worker for the VA hospital, will be facilitating the discussion. 

DECLARATION “DIGNITAS INFINITA” ON HUMAN DIGNITY: To learn more about the Catholic doctrine that outlines the importance of human dignity please click on Dignitas Infinita Document.

DAC (DIOCESAN ANNUAL CAMPAIGN) 2024: Click here to contribute to and support more than 90 ministries and programs throughout the 15 counties of the Diocese of Harrisburg. 

SJA 50TH ANNUAL PARISH FESTIVAL: June 6 – 8, 5pm-9:30pm, Saint Joan of Arc Parish.
Fun for the whole family! Children’s games, Bingo, Magic of Tony Baroni (Fri/Sat), hot air balloon (Sat), silent auction (including Autographed Christian Pulisic Jersey and a trip FOR 2 to Sicily) raffles, plants, bake sale, crafts, and more! Musical entertainment: Thursday, June 6- The Happy Slovens; Friday, June 7 – CBS Band; Saturday, June 8– Crossing Abbey. For more information and questions please call (717) 533-7168 or email www.sjafestival.com.

Spirit Fest planning has started and I am busy getting the basket raffle ready. I am looking for monetary donations to purchase some items. Please contact me or the Church office if you are able to donate for basket raffle. Contact me, Amy Morrissey, at (717) 574-3910 or amymariemorrissey@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for your generosity in helping to make the basket raffle a success this summer!

SPIRIT FEST 2024 SAVE THE DATES: Join us the weekend of August 2 & 3, 2024 for more Eats, Treats, & Beats! This year’s featured bands include: Friday, August 2: Mockingbird & Uptown Band & Saturday, August 3: Holly Serio & Clockwork.



ANXIETY THERAPY GROUP: Fridays, July 5, 12, 19, & 26 and August 2 & 9, 1pm – 2:30pm, 934 E. Chocolate Ave., Hershey, PA, for women ages 15-18.
Anxiety has become increasingly prevalent since COVID. If left unchecked, it can become debilitating. Those who have struggled with anxiety often feel alone in their struggle. Some feel discouraged due to believing they will never get better. This psychoeducational support group provides an open space for members to learn, realize they are not alone, and obtain hope as no one must stay stuck in anxiety. For more information, questions, and registration, contact Lisa Hilsher at lhilsher@PHAcentralPA.com. Deadline for registration is July 1, 2024. 

Catholic Charities is opening an innovative Walk-In Mental Health Clinic in the city of Harrisburg. The goal is to offer low-barrier access to mental health services including basic mental health assessments and counseling, case management assistance to access community resources, support groups, and basic medical assessments for referrals to medical care. Volunteers are needed to help with case management and counseling, as well as greeting and registration. If you are interested please contact Kelly Gollick at: kgollick@cchbg.org or call 717-657-4804 x 276 for more information. 

Are you in need of prayer? Are you lonely or overwhelmed? The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton has a prayer line available with staff who will speak with and pray with you. Your prayer intentions can be placed on the tomb of Mother Seton. Call us toll free at 1-866-202-4934, Monday – Friday, 10am – 5 pm. We are here for you. 

Mackinac Island & More: June 2- June 8. Depart on June 2 at 7am and return on June 8 at 7pm.
Eaglemania!: Friday, July 12 from 4:15pm -10:45pm.
King in Concert: Wednesday, August 7 from 8am – 9pm.
Savannah & Barrier Islands: Oct. 27- Nov. 2. Depart on Oct. 27 at 6:30pm and return Nov. 2 at 10:15pm.
Peddler’s Village: Wednesday, November 20 from 7:45am- 7pm.
For more information on these events and their specific information contact Josette Houri at (717) 838-4982.


The Areba Club is open to adults in the area over 50 year old, regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion. Join us for our meetings held the third Tuesday of the month at 1pm in the SJA Parish Social Hall, 359 W. Areba Avenue, Hershey, PA. For more information, please contact Marge Michalski at 717-838-6415. Areba Club information, including trips, can be found at https://www.stjoanhershey.org/areba-club.html. A schedule and description of their upcoming trips is also posted on Holy Spirit’s bulletin board outside the parish office.


HOLY SPIRIT MAGNETS are available for $5 for your refrigerator and car. Stop by our parish office during regular business hours and help support the Knights of Columbus and our church!