Sunday, February 25, 2024



Obituary: Sister Judith Ann Andrews, SJH

Sister Judith Ann Andrews, SJH, age 85 years, entered into eternal life on Saturday, February 17 at the motherhouse of the Sisters of Jesus Our Hope in Bloomsbury, N.J. Born in York on September 18, 1938, Sister Judith was a proud graduate of York Catholic High School and studied Religious Communication at Loyola University in New Orleans.

‘Your Witness Challenges Us:’ Rite of Election Recognizes 135 Catechumens Who Will Receive Sacraments of Initiation at Easter

In a culture where talk of secularization and the absence of God seems to be the norm, the witness of 135 individuals in the Diocese who will receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist is a reminder that the Holy Spirit is very much alive and working in the Church, Bishop Timothy Senior told the catechumens at this year’s Rite of Election.

A Lenten Message from Bishop Senior

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Lent is the Church's annual retreat when we are invited to focus on our relationship with Jesus Christ, to center our lives on Him, to deepen our knowledge of Him "in whom we have believed" and to "stir into flame the gift of God" that we have received (2 Timothy 1, 6-12).

A Savory Tradition: Fastnachts Go Fast at Holy Trinity and St. Cecilia Parishes

Across the globe, the day before Lent is referred to as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras – a time to enjoy rich, savory feasts and sweet treats before beginning 40 days of abstinence and penitence for Lent. But in the Diocese, the days leading up to Lent are also known for one specific treat in particular: fastnachts.

Mental Health First Aid Workshop Hosted by Diocesan Office of Evangelization

It is an alarming trend that almost 80 percent of U.S. adults report some difficulty in dealing with work, home or social activities due to the prevalence of anxiety and depression.

Annual Black History Mass Celebrated by Bishop Senior

Full of life, full of passion, the annual Black History Mass was celebrated by Bishop Timothy Senior at St. Joseph Church in York on February 11, as part of Black History Month which occurs in the month of February.

‘Tis Like Crushing Life Out of Her’ – A Gettysburg Love Story

Drive east out of Chambersburg along the Lincoln Highway to Gettysburg – following the same route that Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s marauding Army of Northern Virginia marched unknowingly into the largest battle ever fought on American soil – and the first two bronzed monumental figures you will encounter just outside of town are Generals John Buford and John Reynolds.

Observing World Day of the Sick, Bishop Senior Visits Patients and Celebrates Mass at Geisinger Medical Center

Anna, an elderly patient at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, eagerly sat up and smiled when the door to her hospital room opened earlier this week and she saw Bishop Timothy Senior standing there.

Conference Creates Time of Rest, Reflection for Diocese’s Religious Educators

With the current year of faith-based instruction at its midway point, the Diocese’s annual Catechetical Conference offered a timely opportunity for rest and rejuvenation for those who teach the faith in parish religious education programs.

Now Booking: Join Bishop Gainer and Catholic Charities in Discovering Greece in the Footsteps of St. Paul

If you’ve ever considered making a pilgrimage to the ancient cities, pastoral country sides and mountainous islands of Greece, an upcoming pilgrimage in the footsteps of St. Paul – offered by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Harrisburg – is a golden opportunity.

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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