Wednesday, September 22, 2021



Seven Women, Seven Days: A New Ministry of Prayer for Priests

A ministry has sprouted in the Diocese of Harrisburg dedicated to praying for parish priests — seven days a week, 365 days a year. Known as the Seven Sisters Apostolate, the ministry invites a parish-based group of seven laywomen to commit to praying a holy hour each week for their pastors.

Solemn Remembrance of 9/11 Endures

Twenty years ago, America’s landscape was forever changed when four planes were hijacked and used as weapons of mass destruction against innocent people in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.

Catholic Schools Teach Value of Community Service

Much is often made of student academic and athletic achievement at Diocesan schools. But at the core of Catholic education is another building block that will serve students, and their communities, for years to come.

Soccer Showcase Hosted by York Catholic

York Catholic hosted a Boys Soccer showcase on Labor Day weekend, which had Berks Catholic edging York Catholic, Bishop McDevitt beating Delone Catholic, and Lancaster Catholic besting Trinity.

Bishop Gainer Blesses and Names New Chapel at York Catholic

Bishop Ronald Gainer celebrated Mass and blessed and named the new chapel The Chapel of Our Lady Rosa Mystica at York Catholic Middle & High School on Saturday, September 11.

Catholic Charities Prepares to Welcome Afghan Refugees

“Jesus was a refugee once.” These words from Charity Stowell, spoken during a recent interview with The Catholic Witness, are a fitting reminder of the Church’s call to welcome the stranger. 

Knights of Columbus Hold Spirit Scramble

Knights of Columbus Council 10502 from Church of the Holy Spirit in Palmyra held their 10th annual Spirit Scramble at Iron Valley Golf Course on Saturday, August 28.

Obituary: Sister M. Geraldine DiNicola

Sister M. Geraldine DiNicola, a member of the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy, Villa Rossello, Newfield, NJ, entered eternal life on September 3, at Misericordia Nursing Center, York, PA, where she had been a resident for the last few weeks.

Seven Sorrows BVM School S.T.R.E.A.M. Lab is Open for Discovery

Students at Seven Sorrows of the BVM Catholic School will be guided through project-based learning assignments through the new S.T.R.E.A.M Lab. Projects will focus on a different theme each month.

Annual Diocesan Cross Country Race Invites Great Runners

After the torrential rains of Ida, sunny calm weather was the perfect antidote for the 2021 Diocesan Cross Country Invitational run at John Rudy Park, just outside Emigsville in York County.

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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