Thursday, September 21, 2023



‘Wonderful’ Harrisburg Catholic Elementary Begins School Year Under One Roof

One hundred and fifty years ago, students in downtown Harrisburg came to Catholic school for the first time in a humble, run down shack.

Holy Trinity School in York Kicks Off Fifth Year with New Principal and New Perspectives

On Wednesday, August 23, Holy Trinity Catholic School in York opened for year five, and Nicole Pasch, director of development and marketing, pulled out all the stops for the school’s opening day.

Back-to-School: A Gallery of Photos

The third week of August signaled the first day of class for many Catholic school students in the Diocese, and students from PreK through 12th grade received an enthusiastic welcome from teachers, principals and staff as they kicked off the start of a new academic year.

New Principals Continuing Mission of Catholic Schools in the Diocese

The Diocese of Harrisburg announced the appointment of seven new administrators who will lead several Catholic schools beginning July 1.

Crusaders Kick Off Season with Exciting Late Rally over Baltimore’s Mount St. Joseph

Bishop McDevitt’s defending PIAA Class 4A champions bookended their season opener at Rocco Ortenzio Stadium on a sticky August 25 with unmatched excitement.

At Saint Patrick School in Carlisle, ‘Solar Sisters’ Power Their Way to National Success with a Working Water-Supply System

A group of eighth-grade girls at Saint Patrick School in Carlisle have created a mock-up solar-powered water system that might someday have real-world applications.

Trinity High School Hires Alanna Stuart as Athletic Director

Trinity High School recently announced the promotion of Ms. Alanna Stuart to Athletic Director. A Trinity employee since 2004, Ms. Stuart has served the school as a physical education and health teacher, a department chair, and the head coach of Girls’ Lacrosse.

Bishop’s Leadership Helped Schools Chart Pathway for the Future

In his countless visits with Catholic school students during school-wide liturgies and visits to their classrooms, Bishop Ronald Gainer always seemed to assign homework to the students.

Graduation at Paradise School Shines Celebratory Spotlight on Student Success

Diplomas in hand, the 12 members of the Class of 2023 at Paradise School in Abbottstown moved the tassels on their graduation caps from right to left, and the crowd of faculty, family members and friends behind them erupted into boisterous cheers, energetic shouts and thunderous applause.

Celebrating the Class of 2023

Baccalaureate Masses and graduation exercises celebrated in the Diocese’s six high schools sent forth members of the Class of 2023 in late May and early June.

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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