Mrs. Susan Mummert is retiring after 19 years as principal of St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School in Hanover. At a farewell ceremony held in the church on June 1, 2016, Mrs. Mummert was recognized for her dedication and service to the school and its students, parents, and staff. She leaves a legacy of always placing “children first”.
Mrs. Mummert began her career 39 years ago at West York Area School District. She began her 36 year career with the Diocese of Harrisburg at St. Rose of Lima School in York, PA where she taught for 16 years. She has been principal at St. Joseph’s since the beginning of the 1996-1997 school year.
Under her supervision, the school has achieved the highest recognition and full accreditation at all levels. A mentor to beginning teachers and principals, she counseled them to embrace their ministry. Mrs. Mummert’s commitment to organization and engagement led to expansion of the parish school board and faculty and advisory teams. Her gentle manner and deep respect for all permeated the school causing all to seek her support and guidance.
Present to commend Mrs. Mummert for her service were Livia Riley, Harrisburg Diocese School Superintendent; Sister Anne Marie Wierman, retired principal of St. Rose of Lima School; Home and School Representative Lisa Elsner; Advisory Board Representative Annie Kilkelly; Acting Principal Marlene Blake; and Monsignor James Lyons, Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Hanover. Margaret Sheridan, school secretary, was Master of Ceremonies.
In her closing words to the children of St. Joseph’s, Mrs. Mummert called on them to live their faith, strive for excellence, and care for one another.
Two parishioners were elected to membership to the St. Joseph Parish Pastoral Council: John Gindlesberger and Pamela Carta. Their membership is for three years, ending June 30, 2019.
In addition, three parishioners were assigned as one-year members:
John Jurasic, Mark McCusker and Paul Seymour. Their one-year assignment can be reconsidered for each of the next two years, 2017 and 2018.
Corpus Christi Men's Retreat: Registration is now available for the 38th annual Diocesan Men's Retreat at Mount St. Mary's, Emmitsburg, MD, on August 5-7, 2016. It is open to all men 14 years of age and older. Fr. Glenn Sudano, Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, will be this year's retreat master. Cost is $150 ($180/single), with a $60 deposit due with your application. Cost includes: 6 meals, 2 nights lodging, and all the spiritual blessings of a Retreat. Contact Deacon Tom (637-5236/office, 632-1794/home) for registration/details.
Hershey Park tickets: the HAMMI mission group (Deacon Tom) is offering Hershey Park tickets at a reduced cost, to support mission projects. Tickets are available through Deacon Tom at the parish office (637-5236), or at home (632-1794). Adults (ages 9-54) are $43; Junior/Senior (ages 3-8 and 55-69) are $33. Tickets are good anytime during the 2016 season. Ticket sales are open to everyone.