Monday, February 6, 2023



Students Demonstrate Faith, Excellence and Service during Catholic Schools Week

Students throughout the Diocese’s 35 schools celebrated Catholic Schools Week this week, and their in-school and extracurricular activities celebrated their faith-based education and student success in academics, leadership, volunteerism, the arts and athletics.

Tet Celebration is One of New Year, New Beginnings at St. Anne and Our Lady of La Vang Parish

The celebration of Tet is one of the most significant customs in Vietnamese culture, reinforcing faith, family and tradition.

Bishop Gainer Blesses Beautifully Renovated Auditorium at Trinity High School

When a student steps into Trinity High School on their first day as a freshman, the place they begin that journey is the school’s auditorium.

Harrisburg Parish’s Name Modified to Reflect Vibrant Faith of Vietnamese Community

For more than five decades, Vietnamese Catholics in the Harrisburg area have called Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish their home.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Hosts ‘Solidarity Day’ in Conjunction with March for Life

As scores of people flooded the National Mall and Constitution in Avenue in the nation’s capital for the 50th anniversary March for Life on January 20, local Catholics gathered in unison at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg, for the parish’s annual “Solidarity Day.”

Retreatants Explore God’s Plan for their Lives during Quo Vadis Days

Thoughts of the priesthood have been surfacing recently for Ricardo Hernandez, a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Gettysburg.

Pro-Life Advocacy the ‘Worthiest and Noblest Cause Possible’

Addressing thousands of people assembled on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., a man who became famous for playing Jesus Christ on television gave credit to the real Jesus for leading him to speak out publicly, for the first time, about his pro-life views.

‘Being Homosexual Is Not a crime,’ Pope Francis Reiterates in New Interview

Pope Francis has reiterated that homosexuality is “not a crime” in a new interview published Wednesday.

Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous Roe v. Wade 7-2 decision, which legalized abortion nationwide, Diocesan faithful gathered at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Palmyra, where Bishop Ronald Gainer celebrated the annual Respect Life Mass.

Prayer Ministry in Carlisle Seeks Intercession of St. Monica in Praying for Loved Ones’ Return to the Church

John Hergenroeder knows the pain of a parent whose child has turned away from the Church. His emotions catch in his throat and his eyes fill with tears as he speaks to it.

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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