Friday, April 19, 2024



Bishop Senior’s Child Abuse Prevention Month Letter

Once again, I acknowledge that within the Catholic Church, the "trusted adults" who were guilty of these unspeakable sins were members of the clergy, or others working in the Church. From the time that the sexual abuse scandal came to light, the Catholic Church has worked diligently to ensure that children and young people will be protected while in our care.

Eucharistic Revival Series: ‘One Body, One Spirit’

Many years ago, when I taught middle school, the students’ spring concert featured different eras of music. My sixth-grade class got the 70s and I was asked by the director to teach a group of children how to disco.

Bishop Senior’s Easter Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We have come to the end of our long Lenten retreat and the joyful song of “Alleluia!” returns to our lips. The journey of these last forty days has come to its end, yet our journey continues, not only into the feasting of these next fifty days of Easter, but for the rest of our earthly life as we see how Jesus’ Death and Resurrection have opened for all of humanity a new and definitive horizon.

Easter Sunday Homily

Bishop Senior’s homily for Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Easter Vigil Homily

Bishop Senior’s homily for Easter Vigil, March 30, 2024.

Good Friday Homily

Bishop Senior’s homily for Good Friday, March 29, 2024.

Holy Thursday Homily

Bishop Senior’s homily for Holy Thursday, March 28, 2024.

Bishop Senior’s Homily for the Chrism Mass

Bishop Senior’s homily for the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Harrisburg, on March 25, 2024.

Nationwide Invitation to Prayer

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On Sunday we begin Holy Week, the most sacred time of our Church year when we commemorate the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of the Lord.

Eucharistic Revival Series: The Oneness of Community

I’m writing this article on a snowy day, as the weather has permitted Diocesan Center staff to work from home. It’s amazing to think that with today’s technology, if someone calls my office phone, my laptop will “ring.” Who needs to actually BE in the office, right?!

Submission Deadline

The deadline for submissions to the biweekly Notebook/Parish Obituaries listing is every other Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Please refer to the Publication Schedule for edition dates and deadlines.

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