We will once again be having our annual Palm Sunday Breakfast!
It will be on Sunday April 14th from 9-Noon in the Social Hall.
Come enjoy a delicious breakfast, buy some candy and baked goods, and participate in an Easter Egg Hunt!
Job Description: St. Benedict the Abbot Parish is seeking a mature, Bilingual (English/Spanish), detail-oriented individual to fill the position as Parish Secretary. This individual should possess above average keyboard skills, excellent organizational and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to follow instructions as well as work independently. This person should be proficient in Microsoft applications, especially Publisher, Word, Outlook, and Excel.
Duties: Responsible for the daily operation of the parish office, including supervising logistical aspects of all on and off-site events. Maximizing event efficiency by interfacing with various committee personnel. Effectively handling confidential correspondence. Managing active church contact list of over 400 members and serving as primary contact for all church related inquiries, while reporting directly to the pastor or his designate.
Resumes can be submitted in the Parish Office 1300 Lehman St. Lebanon, PA or by email.
Of you have any questions you can contact the Parish Office at (717) 450-4506 or email.
In the ancient world, “household” was a wide-reaching concept. When Joshua today speaks of his household serving the Lord, he meant not just those people who lived inside his walls or those related to him by blood or marriage; he meant slaves or servants and their families, and anyone indebted to him in any way. Even his livestock and other possessions would be consecrated to service of God. In our world, we value allowing individuals their freedom to choose how they live, and wouldn’t think of offering our pets to the service of God. But, as we discern our vocation as disciples baptized into Christ, we can come to realize how farranging the “households” of our lives still are: how we act toward our spouses, children, roommates or anyone we live with; our behavior with neighbors; or in public as we encounter many “strangers” every day in stores or traffic who suddenly are “next door” to us. How can we use our time, our resources, or gifts for selfless reasons rather than personal gain? No matter what life our witness to the Good News calls us to, we all have a “household” that must be consecrated to the service of the Lord our God.
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Today we resume the “Bread of Life” discourse from John’s Gospel that began two weeks ago. He makes reference to the Jews’ ancestors who ate manna in the desert. These days we would think primarily of Israel wandering in the desert, but faithful Jews would also have known the story of Elijah that we hear today. Strengthened by food and drink in the desert, the angel of the Lord sends him on his forty-day and forty-night journey (the biblical number for a preparation time). Like the food given to Elijah in the desert, Jesus tells his listeners that he is bread for the life of the world. It is very important that we not stop listening to Jesus after his promise of eternal life—a marvelous promise, but this “reward” is not the only reason we feast on the Bread of Life. We also come to the table to be made strong for the journey of mission, that the whole world might have life in the fullness of Christ. We are compelled, if we have eaten of the bread of life, to go forth in service to all