Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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Bishop Gainer’s Letter on the Eucharistic Revival

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.” John 6:54-55

Bishop Gainer’s Letter on the Catholic Communication Campaign

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This month, our Diocese will take up the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) collection. As I reflect back on the past several years, the past two in particular, the role communications has played in our Diocese and our parishes has certainly evolved.

Bishop Gainer’s Pentecost Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we near the end of the 50 day Easter season and approach Pentecost, I am reminded of our Lord’s words in John’s Gospel when He said, “Peace be with you.

Bishop Gainer’s Easter Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Christ is Risen! Alleluia! These words of celebration are heard many times throughout the Easter season, but they were not the initial reaction experienced that Resurrection morning.

Bishop Gainer’s Easter Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. We hear these words this Easter during the Responsorial Psalm, yet, after this past year of living with the COVID-19 virus, rejoicing might be the last thing on our minds.

Bishop Gainer Invites the Faithful to Make a Donation to Ease Suffering in Ukraine

On Thursday morning, February 23, we all learned the tragic news that Russia had invaded Ukraine. To aid the people of Ukraine, all parishes in the Diocese are invited to take a special collection on any weekend prior to Easter.

A Lenten Message from Bishop Gainer

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In my visits throughout the Diocese, especially around Lent, I have sometimes heard it said that, “This Lent, I’m giving up ‘giving up.’”

Bishop Gainer’s Christmas Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Another year has come and gone, and we find ourselves navigating the hustle and bustle leading up to Christmas. Recently, our Diocesan Center staff gathered for our annual Advent Mass and Christmas Lunch.

Bishop Gainer’s Christmas Letter 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Many Christmas Carols have fascinating backstories. The beloved Carol, Joy to the World, has one such interesting history.

A Letter from Bishop Gainer on the Restoration of the Sunday Mass Obligation

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Along with the other bishops of Pennsylvania, I give thanks to Almighty God for the progress our country has made in curbing the coronavirus pandemic.

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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