Pastoral Ministry

"For who is greater: the one seated at table or the one who serves? Is it not the one seated at table? I am among you as the one who serves."     Luke 22:27

 

Adult Fellowship
Ron Magaro   717-821-0071   ronald.magaro@gmail.com 

A group of adults that meet to discuss faith based topics.  Sessions are held during CCD classes for our children making this an ideal time for parents to bring their children to class and spend time enhancing their faith knowledge.  Fellowship is conducted Sunday mornings from 9:05am to 10:20 am during Faith Formation (CCD) from September to May in the Parish Center “Grotto” which is the dining area off the kitchen.
 

Basketball Committee
Dennis Bavaria   717-732-9643   dbavaria@aol.com

A group of adult volunteers organize and support the parish CYO basketball program, meeting monthly before and during the basketball season. These people hold sign-ups for eligible youth, recruit coaches and adult volunteers, schedule practices and games, coordinate a concession stand for games in addition to other work that furthers the Basketball Program.

Cook/Serve Parish Dinners
George Ehgartner   717-545-3409  gehgartner@verizon.net

Special dinners are held at various times during the year, some for special occasions and some as fund raisers. Examples include: On the night of the closing of Forty Hours Devotions, a dinner is prepared for the priests, religious sisters and deacons who join in our celebration. Fish dinners are held as fund raisers on the Fridays during Lent.

High School Youth Group
Erica Benning  717-979-9941  benning58@gmail.com

The Group is open to students in 9th – 12th grade and serves as the religious education program for students in public school.  The program strives to create an environment which leads high school teenagers into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ and His Church.

 Knights of Columbus Council 12404

Grand Knight- Jerry O'Sullivan-gkcouncil12404@gmail.com
Pro Life - Rick Boldosser-  rboldosser@comcast.net
New Hope Ministries - Ray Rudich; 717-732-8014,rayrudich@comcast.net

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family fraternity service organization with 1.6 million men. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, the community, families and young people.  Our Lady of Lourdes Council was founded on March 25, 1999, and holds meetings the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.  Three sub-committees fall under the Council, i.e., Parish Picnic, Pro Life, and New Hope Ministries.

Marriage Mentor Couples
Stephen/Jen Barcavage   717-728-7481  sbarcavage@comcast.net

The Pre-Cana program is conducted on a parish-based level where married couples in the parish are trained to present the materials to individual engaged couples within their own parish.  These one-to-one presentations allow a preparing couple to form a relationship with the "mentoring couple" which can strengthen them during their early years of marriage.

Meals on Wheels
Cindy Denslinger   717-732-3536  cldenslinger@comcast.net

One of the service projects of the Parish Council of Catholic Women is to coordinate with the local Meals on Wheels program monthly providing cakes to be used as desserts for their meals.

Parish Council of Catholic Women
Judy Andidora    717-728-9272    ronjude22@comcast.net

All women of the parish are invited to participate in the Council which operates under the umbrellas of the Diocesan and National organizations. Meetings are held monthly during the year with educational and social opportunities. Various service projects are undertaken throughout the year.

Parish History Committee
Ann Finkle   717-732-2190    arfinkle@verizon.net

It is essential that the history of our parish be preserved.  Volunteers work to gather information and memorabilia to safeguard our history for generations to come.  Help is always welcomed.

Peanut Butter Eggs
Jackie McClure   717-737-4316  jacmc618@hotmail.com 

Our major fund raising activity is the making and selling of peanut butter eggs for Easter. From the end of January until Holy Week, volunteers gather most Monday and Wednesday evenings in the social hall for this important project. It is a massive undertaking and additional help is always needed. It is a great way to meet other parishioners and feel more a part of the parish. here to edit.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Regina Coyle  717-728-2978   

A group of parishioners gather in the Parish Center to make beautiful shawls for our sick parishioners and babies who are christened. The shawls are created with love and given to provide comfort. Donations of skeins of yarn are always welcome as are additional talented volunteers.

Senior Adult Ministry (SAM)
Committee Chair:  Mary Connor  
717-732-2769  mconnor3613@verizon.net

Arimatheans - Roy Eckler   717-732-1011 annandroy@verison.net

Funeral Meals Ministry - Mary Connor   717-732-2769  mconnor3613@verizon.net

SAM is open to all members of the parish 50 years of age or older. Senior Adult Ministry seeks to give meaning to the lives of its members by developing their total person, providing ways by which members can keep or regain self-determination in their lives, and offering opportunities where they can give to their community the benefit of their love, talent and experience.  Except for the summer months, the group meets monthly.  Two sub-committees fall under SAM, i.e., Arimatheans and Funeral Meals Ministry.