Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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Bishop Gainer Releases Statement in Response to SCOTUS Ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Today, Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court of the United States’ ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:

Bishop Gainer to Celebrate Closing Mass for Synod on Synodality

Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, will celebrate a Mass to close the Diocesan phase of the Synod on Synodality at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Holy Name of Jesus Church, Harrisburg.

Bishop Gainer Announces Clergy Changes for Diocese of Harrisburg

Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, announced changes to clergy assignments today. These changes will take effect June 20, 2022. Every year Bishop Gainer works with the Priest Personnel Board to make assignment decisions for the Diocesan clergy, in an effort to meet the needs of our parishes and fulfill the mission of the Church.

Diocese to Host Event on Continued Conflict in Ukraine

The Diocese of Harrisburg will host a public event on Wednesday, June 8 for an evening of personal stories, heartfelt prayers, and open discussion on the continuing crisis in Ukraine.

Faithful Invited to Fast and Pray the Rosary on Friday

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities invite the faithful to unite in fasting and prayer this Friday.

Hershey Principal to Receive National Educational Award

The Diocese of Harrisburg, in partnership with the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is pleased to announce that Sister Eileen McGowan, D.M., principal of Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School in Hershey, has been named a recipient of the 2022 Lead. Learn.

New Director of Family Ministries Named for Diocese

The Diocese of Harrisburg is pleased to announce that Adam Arehart has been named Director of Family Ministries for the Diocese. An experienced ministry leader and veteran of the United States Coast Guard, Arehart will begin his new role on April 25.

Holy Week 2022 Liturgies with Bishop Ronald Gainer

Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, invites the faithful to join him in-person and via live stream for Holy Week celebrations from Saint Patrick Cathedral.

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.

Golden Apple Teachers Announced for Diocese of Harrisburg

Six teachers and one principal from Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Harrisburg were recently honored with the 2022 Golden Apple Award. The highest recognition given by the Diocese to principals and teachers, this honor commends the educator’s professional excellence, leadership, commitment to Catholic values, and devotion to teaching in a Catholic school.

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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