Thursday, September 21, 2023



‘Go to the Wounds to Experience the Resurrection,’ Bishop Says at Mass for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

In a solemn Mass filled with compassion and prayers among messages of hope and support, Bishop Timothy Senior expressed heartfelt sorrow and apologized to survivors of sexual abuse by members of the clergy, and said transformation and healing can begin when we “go to the wounds” of survivors.

Mission of Feeding the Hungry Continues at St. Francis Soup Kitchen; Bishop Senior Serves Meals during Visit to 42-Year Ministry

For 42 years, the St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen in Harrisburg has been living out the Corporal Work of Mercy of feeding the hungry.

‘A Reminder of God’s Presence:’ St. Patrick Parish in York Celebrates Church’s 125th Anniversary

Beneath the grandeur of historic frescoes and decades-old stained-glass windows, and before the Tabernacle that has housed the Body of Christ for generations, the faithful of St. Patrick Parish in York assembled in their beloved church on Sunday, September 10 for a Mass in celebration of its 125th anniversary.

Bishop Senior Concludes Deanery Masses, Delivering Messages of Discipleship, Hope and Mercy across the Diocese

Delivering messages of hope and mercy, and in turn receiving prayers and a hearty welcome from parishioners across the Diocese, Bishop Timothy Senior celebrated Masses in the Diocese’s ten deaneries this summer in a series of visits to introduce himself to his flock.

Festival at San Juan Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Hispanic Charismatic Renewal

The sounds of praise and worship music and the smell of ethnic food filled the air at San Juan Bautista Parish in Lancaster on Saturday, August 19, as faithful flocked to the parish for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

Bishop Blesses Stunning Paintings Restored at Historic Basilica in Conewago

The culmination of several years of restoration inside the first church in the country to be dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus was brought forth on August 15 as Bishop Timothy Senior blessed the historic renovated paintings that bring glory to God inside the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Conewago.

Alive in the Spirit: Hispanic Catholics Gather for Inaugural Charismatic Conference

In a spirited gathering of faith, praise and worship, hundreds of Hispanic Catholics turned out recently for the Diocese’s first-ever Hispanic Charismatic Conference – an event that encouraged attendees to live in the Spirit.

Historic Windows Restored to Splendor at St. Ignatius Church

The Catechism tells us that “Genuine sacred art draws man to adoration, to prayer, and to the love of God, Creator and Savior, the Holy One and Sanctifier” (CCC 2502)

‘In the Beginning’ Series Will Explore Our Role as Stewards of Creation

This September, the Diocesan Secretariat for Catholic Life & Evangelization is sponsoring an eight-part series of educational and theological presentations that demonstrate how caring for God’s Creation is an integral part of Catholic teaching on the sacredness of human life and dignity.

Teens Follow Jesus’ Footsteps during Annual ‘Works of Mercy’ Week

More than 100 teens from the Lancaster area followed in Jesus’ footsteps to help their neighbors in need during the annual “Works of Mercy” Week, July 16-21.

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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