Friday, June 9, 2023



Three New Priests Ordained to Serve the Diocesan Church

A congregation of clergy, religious, family members, friends and lay faithful filled St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg on Saturday, June 3, in joyful celebration of the ordination of three priests for the Diocese of Harrisburg.

Graduation at Paradise School Shines Celebratory Spotlight on Student Success

Diplomas in hand, the 12 members of the Class of 2023 at Paradise School in Abbottstown moved the tassels on their graduation caps from right to left, and the crowd of faculty, family members and friends behind them erupted into boisterous cheers, energetic shouts and thunderous applause.

Celebrating the Class of 2023

Baccalaureate Masses and graduation exercises celebrated in the Diocese’s six high schools sent forth members of the Class of 2023 in late May and early June.

Young Adults Inspired to ‘Come Alive’ at Annual Campground Retreat

Memorial Day weekend, more than 80 young Catholic adults withdrew from the chaos of life to the Christian Retreat Center in East Waterford for the second annual young adult retreat hosted by the Diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.

Third Time Not a Charm for Trinity Baseball

Crosstown rivals Camp Hill and Trinity squared off in the Class 3A District 3 baseball championships on a stellar day for baseball at Reading’s FirstEnergy Field on May 30.

Trinity Pole Vaulter Captures District Gold and State Silver

Big stages in front of 6,000 screaming onlookers are enough to give even the more seasoned competitor a bit of angst. At the PIAA state track and field championships held at Seth Grove Stadium on the 150-year-old-plus campus of Shippensburg University on Memorial Day weekend, there was plenty of tension around the pole vault pit.

Four New Deacons Give ‘Perfect Gift’ to the Church

The four Diocesan seminarians who were ordained to the diaconate on Saturday, May 20 give “the total gift of themselves” to God and to the Church, Bishop Ronald Gainer said during the Mass of Ordination at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg.

Track and Field Athletes Find Silver and Gold at Districts

Track and field athletes from four Diocesan high schools took gold and silver medals at the District 3 Championships at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium on May 19 and 20.

Knights’ ‘Baby Bottle Campaign’ Raises Funds for Lourdeshouse

Members of Knights of Columbus Council 1426 of Corpus Christi Parish in Chambersburg presented a $3,000 check and a collection of baby items to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Harrisburg on May 23, to benefit the women and babies at Lourdeshouse.

First Mid-Penn Championship Nabbed by Trinity Lacrosse

There is no doubting the excellence of the Trinity boys’ lacrosse program. Leading Carlisle, 9-2, late in the third quarter of the Mid-Penn Championship game under the lights at Landis Field in Harrisburg on a more than chilly May 17, there was little doubt the Shamrocks were about to win their first ever Mid-Penn Championship after losing the last two years to their nemesis Cumberland Valley.

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