Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Bishop's Reflections


A Message from Bishop Senior about Religious Freedom Week

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, "Religious freedom allows the Church, and all religious communities, to live out their faith in public and to serve the good of all."

A Message from Bishop Senior on Juneteenth

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Two months after the end of the Civil War, on June 19, 1865, the last enslaved people in the Confederate states were told of their freedom. This date, known as Juneteenth, marked a significant milestone in putting an end to the evil of slavery in our country.

Join Me for 8 Days of Eucharistic Joy

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I am pleased to announce that during the first week of June our Diocese will celebrate 8 Days of Eucharistic Joy in hopeful anticipation of the National Eucharistic Congress in July.

A Message from Bishop Senior on Mental Health Awareness Month

With the many voices throughout the United States, I hope to raise awareness of the widespread concern about mental health and advocate for additional resources to be directed toward those in need, especially our young people, particularly throughout Central Pennsylvania.

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.

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.

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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