Parish Life Ministries

Men’s Club

About: This ministry assists St. Mary’s Pastor and our parish’s many ministries, while encouraging fellowship among the men at St. Mary’s. We accomplish this through fundraising projects, parish functions such as dinners, breakfasts, and bar-b-ques. We also assist in parish building and grounds maintenance as well as construction projects.

Time: Meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm in the church hall. 

Coordinator: Richard Heibel 717.338.2044.

Note: All men of the parish are welcome to participate.


Parish Council of Catholic Women (PCCW)

About: St. Mary’s PCCW is affiliated with the National Council of Catholic Women and we share their mission to, “support, empower and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service”. “NCCW programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the Church and society in the modern world.”

We fulfill this mission by providing funeral lunches when requested, sponsor various dinners throughout the year, have bake sales at Pippenfest and at the Christmas bazaar and sponsor retreats.  We are often called on to provide desserts for various church dinners and gladly lend a helping hand.  We currently donate 600.00 annually to worthy local charities.

Time: Meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm.

Coordinator: Peggy Leister 717.642.8903.

Note: All women of the parish are welcome to participate.


Youth Group

About: This ministry, designed for the youth of our parish, offers them an opportunity to grow in their faith and in their love for Jesus Christ and His Church.  Under the guidance of properly trained adults, the youth assist in many parish activities, fundraisers, and service to those in the community.

Time: Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month.

Coordinator: Rose Maturo 717.642.9027

Note: Students in grades 7-12.


Knights of Columbus

About:  An international organization for Catholic men striving for the principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. The Divine Mercy Council packs Thanksgiving food baskets for the less fortunate, and promotes Keeping Christ in Christmas.

Time: Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month.

Coordinator: Ron Gates, Financial Secretary, 717.642.8324.

Note: Open to men age 18 and older who are practicing Catholics.


Messenger Magazine

About: An informative magazine comprising articles written by St. Mary’s and St. Rita’s parishioners, who share their faith experiences, poetry, and journal events in both parishes.

Time: Published three times a year.

Coordinator: Christy Weller 717.642.9661.


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