Sunday, October 17, 2021

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Seasoned Nonprofit Executive to Lead Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities, in conjunction with the Diocese of Harrisburg, is pleased to announce that Kelly A. Gollick has been named the Executive Director of Catholic Charities for the Diocese.

Lewisburg Deacon to Lead Diocesan Catholic Life & Evangelization Efforts

The Diocese of Harrisburg is pleased to announce that Deacon Gregory M. Amarante, a permanent deacon for the Diocese, has been named the Secretary for the Secretariat of Catholic Life & Evangelization (CLEV).

Diocese Modifies Mask Guidelines for Clergy and Lay Ministers

The Diocese of Harrisburg announced today that, effective immediately, masking guidelines are being restored for clergy and lay members for the distribution of Holy Communion for all parishes.

Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania Prioritize Safety as Mass Obligation Resumes

Caring for the health, safety and spiritual wellbeing of parishioners and their communities is a priority of all the bishops of Pennsylvania. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, dioceses have made every effort to implement best practices in public health for every aspect of parish life.

Diocesan Statement on ‘Traditionis Custodes’

The Diocese of Harrisburg released the following statement regarding Traditionis custodes: Bishop Gainer is currently reviewing Pope Francis’ motu proprio, Traditionis custodes, and the accompanying letter, which regulates the use of the 1962 Roman Missal for the celebration of Holy Mass.

Diocese Embarks on Strategic Vision for Catholic Education

Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, and Mr. Daniel Breen, Secretary for Education and Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese, announced today the start of a strategic vision process to strengthen Catholic education in the Diocese of Harrisburg.

Diocese Reinstating Obligation to Attend Mass

Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, announced today that the obligation for Catholics to attend Mass in person on Sundays and Holy Days is being reinstated, effective August 15, 2021.

Diocese Lifts All Masking Requirements in Parishes

The Diocese of Harrisburg announced today that in continued alignment with state health guidelines, effective immediately, masking mandates for the unvaccinated have been lifted in all parishes in the Diocese.

Diocesan Mask and Capacity Guidelines Revised

The Diocese of Harrisburg announced this weekend that in continued alignment with local, state, and federal health guidelines, effective immediately, all fully vaccinated parishioners no longer need to wear masks when attending Mass.

PCC Calls for End to Experiments with Aborted Babies

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference on May 7 called on the University of Pittsburgh to stop all experiments with aborted babies and for Pennsylvania lawmakers to open a full investigation into the extent of this practice.

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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