Wednesday, June 23, 2021



Heartfelt ‘Thank You’ for a Successful School Year

The Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Harrisburg are enormously grateful for the support of their pastors, principals, teachers, parents and school communities for the collaborative effort that allowed us to have in-person instruction over the course of the 2020-21 school year.

Lourdes’ Biomed Graduates Address Depression, Partner with Hospitals in Completion of Four-Year Program

Consuming multiple scholarly articles about depression in college-age students, Hunter Reed saw a problem.

Bishop Hosts Luncheon for Bishop McDevitt’s State Champion Swimmers

Members of the Bishop McDevitt High School boys’ swimming team enjoyed a luncheon with Bishop Ronald Gainer on June 10, in celebration of the team’s PIAA 2A Boys’ State Championship in March.

Track and Field Athletes Execute Personal Bests to Earn State Silver

By all accounts, the 2021 PIAA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University was one for the books. The May 28-29 finals marked a triumphant return from last year’s COVID-cancelled events, condensed preliminaries and finals into a one-day schedule for each classification, and was, weather-wise, the coolest championship weekend on record with rainy, damp days in the 50s.

Bishop McDevitt Captures Its First District 3 Softball Title

All season, senior Olivia Murphy has paced the Crusaders’ softball team with her arm and bat. In the District 3 Class 4A final played at Lyons Field near Kutztown on a stormy June 4 night, the story was the same and the result too, as Bishop McDevitt bested the Hamburg Hawks, 5-0, to win district gold.

Lancaster Catholic Grad Delivers Messaging and Education Encouraging College Peers to Get Vaccinated

The establishment of Siena College’s Student Senate COVID Safety and Vaccine Committee came with one goal: keep the Siena community alive throughout the pandemic.

Celebrating the Class of 2021

Baccalaureate Masses and graduation exercises celebrated in the Diocese’s six high schools sent forth members of the Class of 2021 following a year like no other.

Trinity Runs into Good Stuff in District 3 Baseball Final

If you are going to win a District 3A baseball championship, you are going to have to beat Lancaster Catholic and Oley Valley to hoist a trophy. The Trinity Shamrocks accomplished the former, but against the latter they came up short, 5-1, in the district final played under the lights at Fredericksburg’s Earl Wenger Memorial Field on June 1.

York Catholic Continues Impressive Run in Girls’ Lacrosse

Given last season was erased by the pandemic, the Fighting Irish of York Catholic played their last District 3 championship game exactly 731 days ago when they won the school’s first ever district gold in lacrosse.

Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School Breaks Ground for New Educational Facility

Downtown Harrisburg has been home to Catholic education dating back to 1828, some 40 years before the Diocese of Harrisburg would be established.

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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