Thursday, March 23, 2023



Parish Fish Frys Reel-In Community, Serve Up Evangelization

The Friday night fish fry tradition is in full swing in numerous parishes across the Diocese this Lenten season, feeding customers with hearty, homemade comfort foods and offering hospitality to guests looking for a place to sit, eat and talk about the latest news in town.

Ten Individuals Honored with Lorica Awards in Recognition of Distinguished Service

In a gesture of recognition for their integrity and generosity in service to the Church and the community, the Diocese of Harrisburg each year bestows the Lorica Award on men and women who share their God-given talents for the benefit of others.

Faithful Fill Cathedral in Support of 143 Catechumens Who Will Enter the Church this Easter

Lent is a time of prayer and penance as we renew ourselves for the celebration of Christ’s triumph over death at Easter.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Statue Blessed at Holy Name of Jesus Parish

Gracing the front of the church and school at Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Harrisburg prominently stands a striking bronze statue of the likeness of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Council of Catholic Women Celebrates Spiritual Adoption Program with Baby Shower for Pregnancy Center

On Mother’s Day last year, the Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women began a nine-month spiritual adoption program to pray for babies in danger of being abortion, and for their mothers.

Catholic Charities’ ‘Taste of the World’ Event Connects Clients and Community through Cuisine

The aroma of worldwide cuisine wafting from its parish hall, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg became a venue for “foodies” on Saturday evening, February 4, as it played host to Catholic Charities “Taste of the World” event.

Black History Mass: ‘You are the Salt of the World’

Joyous song and prayer filled the ears of more than 600 faithful gathered at St. Joseph Church, York, where the Diocese’s annual Black History Mass was held on February 5.

Basilica Status Bestowed on The Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia

The Miraculous Medal Shrine, a Marian devotional destination and ministry of the Vincentians of the Eastern Province in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, has been elevated by the Vatican to Minor Basilica status.

Tet Celebration is One of New Year, New Beginnings at St. Anne and Our Lady of La Vang Parish

The celebration of Tet is one of the most significant customs in Vietnamese culture, reinforcing faith, family and tradition.

Harrisburg Parish’s Name Modified to Reflect Vibrant Faith of Vietnamese Community

For more than five decades, Vietnamese Catholics in the Harrisburg area have called Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish their home.

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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