Church Organist Position

Organist Position
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Lebanon, PA is looking for an organist to play the following….
* Saturday Evening 5:30 pm Mass
* Sunday Morning 7:30 am Mass (optional)
* Sunday Morning 10:30 am Mass
* Holy Days of Obligation
* Funerals (between 50-60 per year)
* Weddings (between 1-5 per year)
Compensation for the schedule above would be on a Per Service Basis.
Should the applicant wish to expand the job description, other financial
arrangements may be considered.
The applicant need not be Catholic, but a solid knowledge of the Catholic Mass, Catholic Liturgical Norms and the Liturgical Year are required.
In the beginning, the applicant will work closely with the Pastor regarding the
planning of music selections for Masses.
As a Diocesan Employee the applicant will need to apply for the necessary child protection clearances.

Please contact Fr. Gillelan at (717) 272-5674 for more information.

Around the Block With Religious Education

AROUND THE BLOCK WITH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

November 27th
No RE Class

December 4th
Re Class……..ABVM

RE Home Class……OLFM

St Nicholas Dinner

CPC Class for OLFM only
Class will sit together during Mass followed by “Works of Mercy Project”
Assisting set up and clean up at St Nicholas Dinner

December 11th
RE Class
10:30 Mass (class sits together) followed by CPC — Poinsettia Sale and Distribution

December 18t.  RE Class

Jingle Bell Cash

Jingle Bell Cash Tickets On Sale Now 

$20.00 per ticket

Only 250 will be sold!

4 numbers per ticket….8 chances to win each day!

Winning numbers based on Lottery numbers drawn:

December 26 through December 30

January 2 through January 6

January 9 through January 13

January 16 through January 20

✔️To be a parish seller or for any questions contact Bob at 717-507-6508

 

ABVM and OLFM Annual Youth Poinsettia Sale

 

 

Support our youth from St. Mary’s and OurLady of Fatima Mission by ordering beautiful Christmas poinsettias!  

Proceeds of the sale supports our religious education program and Catholic Youth Conferences or other activities. 

 

 

Poinsettias are $8.25. 

Drive  through pick up! Come to the back parking lot on Saturday, December 11th between the hours of 12:00 and 2:00 PM .

Or Pick up in the East Meeting Room immediately following each mass on Sunday, December 12th.

✔️Place your order form found in the bulletin in an envelope marked “YM” and drop it in the collection basket.
✔️If you would like to place your order via phone, please call the Religious Education Office at 717-272-5674 extension 3207 or email aboltz@abvmlebpa.org.

Orders due by December 6th.

Thank you for your support!

 

Funeral Luncheon Volunteers Needed

Funeral Luncheon Ministry Update
St. Mary’s is resuming our Funeral Luncheon Ministry in Frederic Hall.
We have a core group of volunteers but are looking for a few new faces.

Volunteers do not have to stay for the entire luncheon but can help before, during or after, as schedules allow.

Even if you cannot help at the luncheon itself, we are also in need of volunteer bakers to supply desserts.

Graces abound for you in assisting with this corporal work of mercy to feed the hungry, and spiritual work of mercy to comfort the afflicted.

Please consider helping! Contact Margie Fava at 717-926-6453.

The Box of Joy Project

Update!

💕Your Box of Joy may be the only Christmas gift a child receives!
These gifts will go to children who may have NEVER held a picture book, worn a new shirt, owned a toy or held a doll. This week our Donation Goal is small picture books— children’s socks, size medium— and small dollies. Please consider donating one item.

2022 For the Children who wish for Just One Gift

 Please remember The Box of Joy Project . Our religious education students and youth have been collecting items all year and we are still in need of your help.   School supplies are very much in need : crayons, pencils,  colored pencils and sharpeners.

Dig For Beanie Babies . We all have them, in a box, on a shelf, in the attic, or at the bottom of the toybox. Would you please consider donating one or two clean Beanie Babies to the Box of Joy  Project?

Cross Catholic Outreach has provided a list of highly desired items:

Small stuffed animals, crayons, T-shirt size 6, 7, 8 (x small, small, and medium), small dolls, sling bags, socks, deflated balls, small water bottle with lid, youth sunglasses, small coloring books, individual packaged Hot Wheel cars, kazoo, harmonica, unopened happy meal toys, hard candy, balloons, mini puzzles, children’s socks, and underwear.

Note: We are collecting for ages 5, 6, and 7 year old boys and girls.

Each child will receive a “Box of Joy” full of your donated items to celebrate the Christmas season. For many of these children, this will be the only gift that they will receive.

If you would like to fill one Box of Joy as a family project,  please contact me and I will happily provide you with an empty Joy Box  and all the information needed.

 

AnneMarie Boltz, C/DRE                                                                                                         aboltz@abvmlebpa.org or text to 717-507-5733                                                               Or call 717-272-5674 ext. 3207

 

Important Online Giving Update

Important Online Giving Update

       The company with whom we are contracted to process parishioners’ online giving has been purchased and the transition has been difficult and frustrating. Your contributions are processed into a St. Mary’s online giving account at Jonestown Bank so your funds are safe. Please keep your credit card statements. What has been a problem is inputting your contributions into the parish data system. We have been unable to do that since May 1. This is unacceptable and we will be changing to a program provided by Our Sunday Visitor. This transition will take some time and we will keep you apprised going forward. We are recommending you stop the online giving by stopping any recurring contributions. It will be necessary to return to the use of envelopes until we are up and running with Our Sunday Visitor. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Eucharistic Revival Letter Please Read

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.” John 6:54-55
On June 19th of this year, a multiyear National Eucharistic Revival began in the dioceses across the United States. This revival is not another new program, but rather an intense, purposeful focus on the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

Recent studies have indicated an alarming trend that a small percentage of Catholics, possibly as low as 30%, truly believe that the Holy Eucharist is the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. This is a fundamental teaching of our faith. Without the Eucharist, the real Body of Christ, we cannot be the People, the Catholics, nor the Church that we are called to be.

We believe that “the Eucharist is the ‘source and summit’ of the Christian life. The other Sacraments and, indeed, all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the Blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.” (CCC, 1324)

Today, our society is plagued with fear, doubt, war, hatred, and an overall indifference to the sanctity of human life. There is desperate need to experience the love and truth of Christ. Now, more than ever before, we need this belief of the Eucharist celebrated with renewed vigor in our parishes, Catholic schools, apostolates, ministries and programs. The Revival aims to do just that. Clergy, religious, laity, apostolates, movements, parishes and Diocesan leadership will work together with one common goal – to celebrate our faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist that all might come to believe.

Throughout the Diocese of Harrisburg, I am grateful to the many faithful who already commit themselves to Holy Mass and to Eucharistic Adoration. In a special way, I see the great love for our Eucharistic Lord alive in so many and invite you to join me in praying fervently for that love to fill the hearts of all Catholics.

As we begin the Diocesan phase of this Revival, I encourage you to frequent our www.hbgdiocese.org/eucharist and visit our app (MyParishApp – Diocese of Harrisburg) for the latest information on our Revival activities. We will be updating these platforms throughout the year, including ways you can be involved in this important work.

Together, let us respond to Christ’s invitation and open our hearts to Him, present in the Most Holy Eucharist. United in faith and invoking the intercession of Mary, the Mother of the Eucharist, let us pray this Eucharistic Revival bears fruit for the glory of God.
Sincerely in Christ,
Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, DD, JCL Bishop of Harrisburg

Eucharistic Revival Lettter from Bishop Gainer English

Eucharistic Revival Lettter from Bishop Gainer Spanish