Tuesday, June 25, 2024



A Message from Bishop Senior about Religious Freedom Week

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, "Religious freedom allows the Church, and all religious communities, to live out their faith in public and to serve the good of all."

An Interview with Bishop Senior: A Look Back on His First Year

When he delivered his homily as the Bishop of Harrisburg a year ago, Bishop Timothy Senior called upon the faithful of the Diocese to engage in a “culture of encounter” and “to be Christians in whom Jesus is recognized.”

Missionaries of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Transform House of Studies into Retreat Center for Priests

Some 20 years ago, the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary established a House of Studies in Fairfield, built and designed specifically for their seminarians to live, eat and pray during their years of formation.

St. Catherine of Siena Parishioners Welcome Bishop to Quarryville for Pastoral Visit on Father’s Day

In the pastoral countryside of southeastern Lancaster County, members of St. Catherine of Siena Parish have been celebrating their faith as far back as 1830, gathering for Masses in a tree grove and in private homes six decades before the borough of Quarryville was established.

A Message from Bishop Senior on Juneteenth

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Two months after the end of the Civil War, on June 19, 1865, the last enslaved people in the Confederate states were told of their freedom. This date, known as Juneteenth, marked a significant milestone in putting an end to the evil of slavery in our country.

Lancaster Region of Order of Malta Hosts Event on Eucharist

In celebration of the National Eucharistic Revival, the Lancaster Region of the Order of Malta gathered for Mass and a presentation on the Eucharist on June 6, during the Diocesan 8 Days of Eucharistic Joy event.

Recap of U.S. Bishops’ Spring Plenary in Louisville

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) gathered last week for their Spring Plenary Assembly in Louisville, Kentucky. Throughout the gathering, the bishops spent time in prayer and fraternal dialogue with one another.

Pope Francis at G7: AI Must Not Replace Human Decision-Making

Pope Francis stressed that human dignity requires that the decisions of artificial intelligence (AI) be under the control of human beings as he participated for the first time in a G7 summit on June 14.

Shamrocks’ Deepest Baseball Run Ends at State Semifinals

Taking the field at Muhlenberg High School on June 10, the Trinity Shamrocks’ baseball program was in a spot it had never seen before.

‘Visibly Christian:’ Devotion to Eucharist on Display in Danville

“Can people tell we are visibly Christian?” Bishop Timothy Senior posed this question to a congregation of men, women and children, clergy, and religious gathered at the Basilica of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Danville on Thursday evening, June 6.

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.

Other News