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Weekend Masses:

  Saturday Vigil:  5:00 p.m. 

  Sunday

    7:30 a.m.

    9:00 a.m.

   10:30 a.m.

   Noon--Spanish Mass

    

 

Weekday Masses:

 Daily:  6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

 Monday-Wednesday-Friday

8:30 a.m. only

Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday

Reconciliation:
  Saturday:  3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

      Anytime by request

 

 

 

 

 




5055 Grandview Road

Hanover, PA 17331

 

Office: 717-637-5236
Fax: 717-637-6615

 

 

School:  717-632-0118


 




   

Welcome to St. Joseph Parish, Hanover, PA.

Thank you for visiting the St. Joseph Catholic Church website!

 

Here at St. Joseph Church, we promote stewardship by encouraging parishioners to acknowledge that everything we have is a gift from God.  We provide opportunities through our many ministries to express our gratitude to Him by using our marvelous gifts of time, talent and financial resources to be true disciples of Jesus Christ.  This message is conveyed in the parish Vision Statement:

 

To develop a parish whose culture enables each person to embrace the Biblical Mandate:  "Not  to be served but to serve"  (Mark: 10:45), to love the Lord with all his/her heart, soul and being and to love others in truth, justice, and charity.

 

St. Joseph is a diverse parish of Catholics who are united in their Catholic beliefs.  Our desire is that all parishioners, as members of the body of Christ, will feel personally connected to the parish, thereby growing in love of God and each other.  If you are a member of the parish but have not been attending Mass, please know that you are missed and we encourage you to join us in the celebration of the Eucharist as well as other activities.

 

Advocacy for People with Disabilities

 

The Diocese of Harrisburg is committed to working toward full participation of people with disabilities and their families in all aspects of the life of the Church.  The Diocesan Office of Ministry for People with Disabilities initiated the Parish Advocacy Program in 2007 to enable parishes to better respond to the gifts and needs of their parishioners with disabilities. 

 

Fran Stringer has been appointed by Monsignor Lyons to serve as our Parish Advocate.  A Parish Advocate works with the pastor and also the Office of Ministry with People with Disabilities in the diocese.   This person strives to assist parishioners with disabilities to become full participants in the life of the church – spiritually, physically and socially. 

 

If you or someone you know is limited in participation at St. Joseph Parish and this could be improved by special accommodations please let Fran know how we might work with you to remove roadblocks to full inclusion in our parish life.  She can be reached by calling the Parish Office at 637-5236.   Please leave your name, contact information and the most convenient time for a call back.  

 

 

St. Joseph Parish has enlisted Parish Giving to provide its members with the opportunity to use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) as an alternative method for giving. 

 

Click on Parish Giving logo above to register for the program.

 

Parish Giving allows participants to donate a recurring contribution that is automatically transferred from your checking or savings account, or even credit card, on a monthly basis, and you select your own billing date. This Program can be utilized for your Sunday contributions, as well as any Holy Day Collection and all diocesan collections.

 

The use of EFT is not only time saving and convenient for you, but also allows our Parish to realize a more consistent level of support. By signing up for Parish Giving, you will know that you are doing your part to support the Parish even at times you are not able to be physically present to celebrate with the Parish Community.

 

PARISH NEWS

  

 

Pancake Breakfast Sunday September 30th from 8 to 11 am at St Joseph Catholic Church Social Hall.

Adults $8.00 / Children 6-12 $4.00 and children under 6 free. Family $20.00 maximum

Proceeds to benefit Parish Ministries & K of C charities.  Cooked and served by Knights of Columbus Council 871

 

Rosary Coast to Coast, Sunday October 7th.Eucharistic Adoration 3 to 4 pm. Scriptural Rosary 4 to 4:30 pm.  Reflection & Marian / Patriotic Songs 4:30 to 5 pm.  Music Accompaniment by Hernandez family.

www.rosarycoasttocoast.com

 

 

Trunk or Treat- Saturday, October 27 from 12-2 on the back parking lot.  Wear costumes and get lots of treats.  Refreshments served.  Sponsored by the Fun(d) Committee.

 

St. Joseph Parish Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 10 from 8 am till 2 pm.  Vendors, Bake Sale, Grannie's attic, and much more.  Breakfast and Lunch served.  Sponsored by the Fun(d) Committee.  All proceeds to benefit the parish.

  

 

The weekend of December 8/9 - second annual Cookie Sale for Hunger.  More details to follow.

 

 Paint Night- Friday, November 16- details to follow

 

 

Dear Volunteers,

 
Thank you and God reward you for your hard work and dedication to helping the nuns as they make their transition to Fairfield.  I am enclosing the new volunteer links for you to browse and decide if they are something you would like to do. Please use the links to volunteer. The information will go directly to the Sisters.
 
Cleaning
 
Needed items food for Bishop Mass with Nuns
 
 
 

DIOCESAN 150 ANNIVERSARY

150th Anniversary of the Diocese of Harrisburg

1868 – March 3 – 2018 Theme: “Ad futuram rei memoriam” “For a Lasting Remembrance” (Taken from the Papal Bull establishing the Diocese) On March 3, 1868, Pope Pius IX, accepting the recommendation of the Bishops of the Second Plenary Council of the United States of America, issued a decree establishing the Diocese of Harrisburg.  We...

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Diocesan History

On March 3, 1868, Pope Pius IX, accepting the recommendation of the Bishops of the Second Plenary Council of the United States of America, issued a decree establishing the Diocese of Harrisburg: “Wherefore, in keeping with the counsel of the aforementioned Cardinals, and exercising Our Full Apostolic Authority, We hereby establish and constitute in the City of Harrisburg a new Episcopal See,...

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Weekly Homilies

HOLY NAME MEN ON A MISSION OF LOVE AND CHARITY

HOLY NAME MEN WORKING AT ST. JOSEPH'S CEMETERY

ST. JOSEPH HOLY NAME MEN ON MT. ST. MARY'S RETREAT

Beautiful weekend retreat for 12 Holy Name men from St Joseph’s. Retreat Master was Bishop Gainer, who delivered some inspirational conferences. Question for you in the Crucifixion picture: besides the obvious, what do the shadows represent from Scripture? The ‘morning Coffee Club’: John Zygmunt, Will Smith, Dick Arigo, Craig Redding, Gilbert Mehring, Wayne Groft, Jeff Erich, and Ken Carta.  Not shown: Jim Martin, Mike Staub, Dick Young.  Deacon Tom is shooting the photo.  In the Will Smith photo, please don’t inform his therapy nurse about his satisfying deserts

CONEWAGO DISTRICT OF CCW

The annual Mass and Dinner for the Conewago District of the Council of Catholic Women was recently hosted by the CCW of St. Francis Xavier, Gettysburg. More than 50 attended. The con-celebrated Mass (of Deanery priests, including Fr. Matt Morelli of St. Joseph) included the installation of the 2018-2020 officers, including St. Joseph's own Judy Topper, the new Treasurer. At the Dinner, the guests were attentive to the talk of Sister Marianne Therese Lallone, IHM (from Immaculata University), who spoke about her role in procuring vocations to the religious life. Sister Marianne thanked the CCW and highlighted how CCW contributions to the Vocation Purse Club greatly benefited the young women entering religious life. Pictured are (left to right): Judy Topper, Helen Shireman, Peg Clissa, Sr. Marianne, Carolyn Sponseller, Barbara Burger, and Deacon Tom Aumen.

ST. JOSEPH CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Diocesan priest Fr. Paul C.B. Schenck, one of two Diocesan certified bio-ethicists, recently spoke with the parish Cancer Support Group about end of life issues.  When challenging decisions present themselves, Fr. Paul asked the listeners to consider whether treatment should/can be continued by answering 3 questions: 1.) is further treatment futile without a cure?  2.) will treatment add days to one's life but also extend the pain and suffering?  3.) is further treatment burdensome? If the answer is Yes! to any/all of the questions, then it is morally OK to discontinue further treatment. Pictured: Jackie Redding, Sara Zartman, and Shirley Masenheimer informally chat about their cancer status; and Fr. Paul chats with Jack Krepps about making the proper decisions.  Also, Fr. Paul is shown with CSG moderator Deacon Tom Aumen.



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