Monday, August 15, 2022



100 Teens Perform Works of Mercy in 42 Lancaster-Area Churches, Homes and Organizations

For the past 22 years, a service program at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Lancaster has connected teen volunteers to help out at various churches, organizations and personal homes.

Diocese Rejoices in Ordination of Father Vargheese, Fifth Priest to Be Ordained This Year

The ordination of a priest is always a time of great joy and celebration, not only for the newly-ordained, but also for his family and friends, clergy and religious, the congregation looking on during the solemn liturgy, and indeed the Diocese as a whole.

Pilgrimage to National Shrine Grotto Immerses Faithful in Mercy, Peace, Real Presence

The peaceful mountainside of the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Emmitsburg, Md., is a renowned place of pilgrimage devoted to the Blessed Mother. Each year, the shrine draws thousands of faithful from all over the world for prayer, praise and worship, reconciliation and conversion.

Annual Mass Raises Golden Anniversary Couples as Models in Celebration of Sanctity of Marriage

The sight and the sound of more than 100 married couples standing side by side to renew their marital commitment before God, family and friends produced a powerful witness to the sanctity of marriage on July 10, as the Diocese hosted the annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass.

Chambersburg Knights Support Lourdeshouse with Monetary Donation

Knights of Columbus Council 1426 of Corpus Christi Parish in Chambersburg recently donated $3,000 to Catholic Charities to benefit the Lourdeshouse Maternity Home, which is located in Harrisburg.

Lancaster DRE Looks Back on 44 Years of Handing on the Faith to Students

There is an oft-quoted passage from the Gospel of Matthew in which Jesus tells the Parable of the Talents and says, “His master said to him, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master’s joy.’”

St. Andrew Church Named Best Place of Worship in Waynesboro Award Program

St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Waynesboro has been the selected as the winner of the 2022 Best of Waynesboro Awards in the Places of Worship category.

Knights Donation Supports Vocations

Members of the Father Vincent R. Capodanno Assembly 3167 of the Knights of Columbus recently donated monies to benefit the Diocesan Seminarian Fund.

Diocesan Synodal Process of Listening, Dialoguing and Discerning Concludes with Solemn Mass, Presentation of Report Summary

Following a months-long process of listening, dialoguing and discerning, the Diocesan phase of the universal Church’s Synod on Synodality concluded on June 29 with a solemn Mass celebrating the period of encounter and the richness of our community of faith.

Bishop Bestows Lorica Awards on Twelve Individuals for Distinguished Service

Recognizing their integrity and generosity in service to the local Church and the community, Bishop Ronald Gainer presented twelve individuals with the annual Lorica Award, in gratitude for the God-given gifts they have shared.

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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