Friday, March 1, 2024



Holy Spirit Parishioners in Palmyra Warmly Welcome Bishop Senior on the Second Sunday of Lent

Father Anthony Dill, pastor of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Palmyra, recently invited Bishop Timothy Senior to celebrate the Holy Eucharist and February 25 was chosen – the Second Sunday of Lent, when the Gospel reading recounts Jesus’ miraculous transfiguration upon the mountaintop with disciples Peter, James and John as Moses and Elijah appear before Jesus.

Gettysburg’s Catholic Campus Ministry Welcomes Bishop Senior for Pastoral Visit

More than 300 faithful gathered at Christ Chapel on the campus of Gettysburg College on Sunday, February 25 for Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Timothy Senior, marking his first visit to the campus and its students.

On the First Sunday of Lent, Bishop Senior Visits Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Marysville

On the first Sunday of Lent, Bishop Timothy Senior made a pastoral visit to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Marysville. Since 2018, Missionary of St. Francis DeSales Father Dijo Thomas has been the pastor of the Perry County parish as well as its mission church in Duncannon – St. Bernadette’s.

‘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 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.

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.

Bishop Senior Celebrates Mass on Feast of Our Lady of Altagracia in York

In the Dominican Republic, January 21 is a holiday for the country as it is the patronal feast of Our Lady of Altagracia, which dates back to 1692 when it was established by the local archbishop for the Blessed Mother’s intercession in a Spanish-Dominican victory over a invading French force.

Bishop Senior Pays Homage to the Feast of the Epiphany at St. Matthew’s in Dauphin

Eleven years ago, faithful parishioners gathered for the dedication of their beautiful new church by Bishop Joseph McFadden as spring was beginning to blossom along Second Mountain and Stoney Creek that meanders its way by the mountain and St. Matthew Parish, some three miles outside of the hamlet of Dauphin.

Italian Community Gathers for Annual Celebration of the Epiphany

The arrival of the Magi, who come from the corners of the world to adore the infant Messiah, reveals the message of the Feast of the Epiphany: Christ comes for all people, across all times and places.

Christmas Celebrations throughout the Diocese

As the Church marks the end of the Christmas season, we share photos from parishes and schools as they celebrated the Nativity. 

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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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