Wednesday, June 23, 2021



Heartfelt ‘Thank You’ for a Successful School Year

The Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Harrisburg are enormously grateful for the support of their pastors, principals, teachers, parents and school communities for the collaborative effort that allowed us to have in-person instruction over the course of the 2020-21 school year.

U.S. Bishops Approve Drafting of Eucharist Document

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops this week voted to move forward on a draft of a teaching document on the Eucharist.

Supreme Court Sides Unanimously with Catholic Social Services in Religious Freedom Case

The Supreme Court decided unanimously on June 17 in favor of Catholic Social Services in its lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia, ruling that the city violated the group’s free exercise of religion.

Lourdes’ Biomed Graduates Address Depression, Partner with Hospitals in Completion of Four-Year Program

Consuming multiple scholarly articles about depression in college-age students, Hunter Reed saw a problem.

Year of St. Joseph Feature: St. Joseph Parish in Milton

Members of St. Joseph Parish in Milton say they don’t need a year dedicated to St. Joseph as a prompting to model Jesus’ earthly father and patron of the Universal Church.

Bishop Hosts Luncheon for Bishop McDevitt’s State Champion Swimmers

Members of the Bishop McDevitt High School boys’ swimming team enjoyed a luncheon with Bishop Ronald Gainer on June 10, in celebration of the team’s PIAA 2A Boys’ State Championship in March.

Eucharistic Processions Mark Corpus Christi Sunday

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – more commonly known as Corpus Christi Sunday – was observed in the Catholic Church in June 6. The solemnity commemorates Christ’s institution of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

Diocese’s Newest Priests Ordained, Called to Model the Good Shepherd

Father Aaron Lynch and Father Peter Rettig were embraced as the newest members of the Diocesan presbyterate on June 5, during a Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg.

Track and Field Athletes Execute Personal Bests to Earn State Silver

By all accounts, the 2021 PIAA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University was one for the books. The May 28-29 finals marked a triumphant return from last year’s COVID-cancelled events, condensed preliminaries and finals into a one-day schedule for each classification, and was, weather-wise, the coolest championship weekend on record with rainy, damp days in the 50s.

Bishop McDevitt Captures Its First District 3 Softball Title

All season, senior Olivia Murphy has paced the Crusaders’ softball team with her arm and bat. In the District 3 Class 4A final played at Lyons Field near Kutztown on a stormy June 4 night, the story was the same and the result too, as Bishop McDevitt bested the Hamburg Hawks, 5-0, to win district gold.

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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