Thursday, January 27, 2022



‘It’s A Wonderful Life:’ Respect Life Mass Celebrates Beauty and Dignity of Every Person

Back-dropped by vibrant red poinsettias still flourishing from the celebration of Our Lord’s birth, Bishop Ronald Gainer turned to a well-loved Christmas movie as a herald of the Church’s efforts in the pro-life movement.

Christmas 2021 Around The Diocese of Harrisburg

As the Church marks the end of the Christmas season, we share photos from parishes as they celebrated the Nativity. We thank the parishes that shared photos of their stunning crèches, beautifully decorated sanctuaries and adorned altars this Christmas.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Celebrate More Than 100 Years of Unity and Charity in Mount Carmel

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas are marking more than a century of prayer, service and charity in Mount Carmel. It’s a milestone built on a foundation of faith and rejuvenated less than a decade ago with a renewed focus on membership.

Feature on the Year of St. Joseph: St. Joseph Parish in Mechanicsburg

At St. Joseph Parish in Mechanicsburg, parishioners take the lead of their patron saint when it comes to following God’s call.

Holy Name Parish Celebrates Tenth Anniversary of Church’s Dedication

Gathered for the solemn dedication of their new church on December 18, 2011, the congregation at Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Harrisburg that day heard their bishop speak on the symbolism of their place of worship.

Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Bestow Servant Leadership Awards

On October 24 the Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Danville awarded the Servant Leadership Award to 27 outstanding high school juniors and seniors from the Diocese of Harrisburg and the Diocese of Scranton.

Centennial Celebration of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Hershey Reveres the Past and Plans for the Future

The highpoint of the centennial celebration of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Hershey was a long time coming. After more than a year of planning, waiting and rescheduling, the Catholic community in the “Sweetest Place on Earth” rejoiced in the Holy Mass marking their 100th anniversary, celebrated by Bishop Ronald Gainer on Sunday, December 5.

St. Columba Parish in Bloomsburg Welcomes Bishop on First Sunday of Advent

A dusting of snow covered the grounds of St. Columba Parish in Bloomsburg on the first Sunday of Advent, a sort of tangible reminder – along with the newly-lit Advent wreath – of Christ’s impending arrival at Christmas.

Equestrian Order Extends Support and Care for Persecuted Christians in the Holy Land

The life of Christians in the Holy Land is not an easy one. “They live always persecuted,” said Father John Bateman, the local contact for the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. “The people of the Holy Land need us.”

San Juan Bautista Parish Welcomes Bishop from Puerto Rico for Celebration of Heritage

With devotion and festivity, members of San Juan Bautista Parish in Lancaster celebrated an historic event in the life of their parish on Nov. 19, giving honor to their Puerto Rican heritage.

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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