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.

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.

Parishioners’ Messages at St. Patrick in York Unite in Mural Expressing Hope for Future

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a mural at St. Patrick Parish in York is worth a million. Arranged from porcelain tiles affixed to an outdoor wall between the parish office and rectory, the mural features 50 individual images created by parishioners to express their memories, messages and hopes as the community emerges from the pandemic.

‘Something a Little Different:’ POP Culture Show Invites Catholics into Conversations that Deepen the Faith

A YouTube series hosted by three women of Prince of Peace Parish in Steelton is taking a casual, friendly and often humorous approach to spreading the faith.

A Celebration of Fidelity for Diocese’s First Hermit Sister

On August 15, 1991, Sister Mary Catherine Rose Giacobbe placed her hands into the hands of Bishop Nicholas Dattilo, professing her vows as the first hermit Sister in the Diocese of Harrisburg and giving herself to a life of prayerful solitude and self-denial for the salvation of the world.

Year of St. Joseph Feature: St. Joseph Parish in Dallastown

“I don’t know where I’d be without this parish,” an emotional Bryan Ness said of St. Joseph’s in Dallastown, where he’s been a member since 1982 and where he became a Catholic ten years ago.

Deacon Community Starts New Term with Board Elections, Inaugural Mass

Members of the community of deacons in the Diocese gathered earlier this month for two separate occasions aimed at strengthening their bonds.

Longtime Member of Council of Catholic Women Presented with Inaugural Award

Mary Ellen Good, a 50-plus year member of the Council of Catholic Women, was presented with the inaugural Our Lady of Good Counsel Award on August 8 at her parish, St. Vincent de Paul in Hanover.

Works of Mercy Camp Calls Teens to ‘Be the Light’

Continuing a 20-plus year tradition of community service, more than 80 teens joined together for the Works of Mercy Week during the last week of July, bringing a spirit of joyful volunteerism to more than 40 charitable organizations, churches and personal care homes in Lancaster 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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