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Diocesan Notebook – April 27

Masses and Prayer Services

40 Hours Eucharistic Devotions will take place at St. Joseph Church in Berwick on Sunday, April 30; Monday, May 1; and Tuesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. each evening. Father Leo Goodman, pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Harrisburg, will be the homilist. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be on Sunday from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Monday and Tuesday from noon-6 p.m. Father William Barbee is Pastor of St. Joseph Parish.

A Eucharistic Procession will take place through the streets of Lancaster on June 10, and Catholics of all parishes are invited to attend. The event is organized by the Padre Pio Prayer Group in conjunction with the parishes of Historic St. Mary’s, St Joseph’s and San Juan Bautista in downtown Lancaster. The procession will begin following the 8:15 a.m. Mass as St. Joseph Church and end about one mile later at San Juan Bautista Church, with brief stops at Historic St. Mary’s and the Lancaster County Courthouse. For more information, click this link.

Retreats & Pilgrimages

The annual Quo Vadis Days discernment retreat for young Catholic men will be June 25-29 at Mount St. Mary’s University and Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md. Quo Vadis Days is a time of recreation, fellowship, prayer and guidance as young men explore God’s call for their life. Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, recreation and sports, discernment talks, and great food are all included in this weeklong camp. Quo Vadis Days is for men ages 15-25. Cost is $100 per person. Register by June 16 to attend. Details and registration can be found at Questions? Please contact the Office of Vocations at 717-657-4804, ext. 282, or email

The Hispanic Diocesan Charismatic Renewal Group invites young adults ages 18-35 to attend a bilingual retreat on May 13 at San Juan Bautista Catholic Church. The retreat will be held at Plaza San Juan Bautista Cultural Center, 441 S Lime St. Lancaster from 4:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Please call San Juan Bautista Parish 717-392-4118 for registration. Free registration.

Join Bishop William Waltersheid, Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh, on a Marian Shrines Pilgrimage, October 3-14, 2023. The pilgrimage will include Fatima, Madrid, Lourdes, Zaragoza, Barcelona, Montserrat and more. Cost of $4,499 includes air, hotels, most meals, touring, taxes and current fuel surcharges. Departure is from Pittsburgh, with pricing from other cities available. Download a brochure at For general questions, contact Belinda at or 724-679-7450. To book, go to or call Jolene at Perillo Tours at 855-784-7687.

Join Father Augustine Joseph, pastor of St. Peter Parish in Columbia, on a pilgrimage to Italy, November 8-18, 2023. Visit Venice, Padua, Florence, Assisi and Rome, and attend a Papal Audience on November 15. Cost is $3,479 from Philadelphia. For information, contact Rose Ann Visniski at 717-252-4291 or

The Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (HDCCW) invites all women of the Diocese to join us for the Eleventh Annual Weekend Retreat, being held on the beautiful campus of Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, Md. The retreat begins on Friday evening, June 9, until noon on Sunday, June 11. Our Retreat Master is Father Michael Rothan, Chaplain of Hispanic Apostolate Ministry in Hanover. The registration deadline is May 31, 2023. Registration forms and more details are available on the HDCCW website,

Education & Enrichment

St. James Parish in Lititz will host a Marian Apparations and Shrines Exhibit compiled by Blessed Carlo Acutis, Wednesday, May 3 through Monday, May 8. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Free-will offerings will be accepted. The exhibit presents Vatican-approved Marian Apparitions and Shrines from all over the world as compiled by Blessed Carlo Acutis. This extraordinary young man dedicated his short life to connecting people to Jesus and His Mother, Mary, through the creation of websites. In addition to the Marian Apparitions and Shrines, Blessed Carlo also created an exhibit for Eucharistic Miracles. For more information, and for the hours of the exhibit, call the parish office at 717-626-5580, ext. 243.

Upcoming opportunities for adult formation in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) will be offered at St. John the Baptist in New Freedom, and Our Lady of the Visitation in Darnestown, Md. This course is a spiritual formation experience for adults as well as instruction in the pedagogy and catechetical approach of religious formation of children within the CGS model. These courses offered will focus on the youngest child, 3-6 years old. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based method of religious formation for children (3-12 years old), which seeks to create and facilitate a sacred, hands-on space for children called an atrium. In the atrium, both the children and the catechists hear, ponder and celebrate the most essential mysteries of the faith. The catechist’s own in-depth formation is essential in order to guide meditations on biblical themes and liturgical signs that will lead the youngest child to know the person of Jesus and his great love for him/her. The course grounds the adult in the theory and praxis of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd while also concretely preparing her/him to develop and facilitate an atrium for 3-6 year olds. St. John the Baptist in New Freedom will host an adult formation course in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) this summer. The course sessions are scheduled for June 15/16, 29/30, July 6/7, 19/20/21, and August 10/11. For additional information, please contact Sister Jane Keller, SSJ, at 717-235-2439 or Our Lady of the Visitation in Darnestown, Md., will host the adult formation course meeting once a month (11 Saturdays) beginning August 19. Inquiries for this formation can call Erin Clegg at 240-240-2114 or email

Struggling to find peace in the midst of everyday trials or suffering? Laura Mary Phelps, a Catholic mother, speaker, author, and Walking with Purpose leader, will be offering a talk on Sunday, May 7, at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Hanover, on her book “Sweet Cross: A Marian Guide to Suffering.” Through both profound and humorous insights into her own struggle with accepting crosses in her life, Laura Mary Phelps offers an alternative to fleeing suffering: the courageous and joyful example of our Blessed Mother. By imitating our Blessed Mother’s virtuous acceptance of suffering, we can learn to find sweetness even in the crosses in our own lives. For more information, please contact Mary Martz at 717-476-2947 or email

Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill will offer the Grieving with Great Hope program, every Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m., beginning April 20, and concluding May 18. The program will take place in the parish hall. All are welcome to attend. Anyone interested in the program should contact Sister Donna Marie Kemberling, SCC, pastoral associate, at or 717 980-3610.

The St. Anselm Deanery of Benedictine Oblates meets on the second Sunday of each month at St. Pius X Church in Selinsgrove. The deanery is affiliated with St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pa. For more information, please call or text Teresa Warlow at 717-275-2346.

The Catholic Men’s Leadership Alliance will have its 5th annual summit, “Sent: To Lead, To Serve, For More,” June 23-25 at the Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, Pa. Throughout the weekend, leaders will have opportunities to network with leaders across North America, and participate in interactive workshops. Keynote speakers are Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and David Bereit. Bishop Joseph L. Coffey and Father Larry Richards will celebrate the liturgies. For more information about the summit, visit

Calling all young adults (20s and 30’s) – A young adult Catholics group is forming in Franklin County. Open to young adults from local parishes, including St. Andrew the Apostle, St. Rita, Immaculate Conception, St. Mark, Corpus Christi and Our Lady of the Visitation. Please join our Facebook group for more information, or reach out to the co-leaders with any questions or ideas. Find Franklin County PA Young Adult Catholics on Facebook at, or email Rachel Little at or Anissa Freeman at

The Mental Health Ministry at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg is offering two types of spiritual support groups: a group for individuals who are experiencing mental illness, and a group for family members and friends of those experiencing mental illness. Meetings are now being held on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings of each month. We will gather in the Bayley Conference Room for open discussion, and then move to separate locations for the Spiritual Support Group meetings. Participants are welcome to either join us for open discussion at 7 p.m., or arrive at 7:30 p.m. for the small group meetings, which will meet separately until 9 p.m. Contact Pastoral Assistant Donna Nebistinsky for more information at or 717-697-6929.

The Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (HDCCW) will award a scholarship to a graduating high school senior girl attending an accredited college or trade school. The applicant must have a sponsor who is a member of a Parish Council of Catholic Women. Applications can be found at The deadline for application is May 1, 2023. Any questions regarding the award may be directed to Co-Chairs Joyce Scott at 717-737-0927 or Mary Ann Pitek at

Events & Fundraisers

Catholic Charities’ “Hands of Christ Creating Hope Dinner” will take place May 9 at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg. The evening includes a reception, auction, dinner, and remarks from Bishop Ronald Gainer and guest speaker, sculptor Timothy Schmalz. Reservations are $125 per person. All proceeds benefit Catholic Charities. For more information, visit or contact Christopher Meehan at or 717-657-4804, ext. 284.

The documentary “Cross Mountain” is showing at Carlisle Theater in July to benefit the Carlisle Area Family Life Center. The documentary follows the journey of eight young people who join 50,000 pilgrims from around the world for a week-long youth festival in Medjugorje, Bosnia Herzegovina. The documentary will be shown at the Carlisle Theater on July 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Call Donna at 717-448-2497 for tickets.

St. Patrick Parish in Carlisle will host a concert featuring MJM7, a Catholic family band, on Sunday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Activity Center. The Mette family’s gifts of music, joy and family life offer the boldness and innocence of youth with the wisdom and depth of lived experiences. The concert empowers people of all ages to pray more fully and worship more freely. Learn more about the band and their mission at Free-will donations will be accepted.

Meet the author of the soon-to-be best seller, “Everyday Miracles of Lourdes,” Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, following the 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass for the Ascension. Author Marlene Watkins is the foundress of the first Lourdes Hospitality of the Americas, which brings the seriously ill and profoundly disabled from our country to Lourdes, France. In this beautifully presented and amazing instrument of evangelization, Watkins will share some of the real-life stories of twenty Americans whose lives were forever changed through the intercession of Our Blessed Mother. Books will be available for purchase and personally signed by the author. All proceeds benefit Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers. For more information, please visit:

St. Mary’s Cultural Festival will take place at the parish in York, June 16 from 5-9 p.m. and June 17 from noon-9 p.m. Our multicultural parish invites you to experience the tastes, sounds and traditions of various North and South American cultures. Enjoy flavorful foods, listen/dance to live music, play a variety of children’s games, and celebrate the diversity of our county. Fun for all ages! Game and food tickets can be purchased the day of the event.

Holy Trinity Parish in Columbia will have a Chicken Bar-B-Que, May 13 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Easy drive through pick-up at Columbia Boro Fire Department, located at 10th & Manor Street. Tickets are $10 for the picnic pack (includes half a chicken, a treat, bag of chips and drink) and $7 for half a chicken only. Tickets are available for purchase by calling the parish rectory office at 717-684-2711 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The CCW of St. Catherine Labouré Parish in Harrisburg will host a Kauffman’s Chicken Dinner, May 10 from 5-7 p.m., with pick-up in Leo Hall. Dinner includes half a chicken and a baked potato for $12.50. Ticket presales will take place in the narthex after all Masses on the weekend of April 29. All proceeds benefit programming sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women. For more information, call Joann at 717-480-1483 or email

Holy Infant Parish in Manchester will host a yard sale on Saturday, June 3 (rain date is June 10) from 7 a.m.-noon. Come to buy or sell. For information, contact Angie Tully at 717-395-1528 or

St. Joan of Arc in Hershey will have its 49th Annual Parish Festival, June 8-10 from 5-9:30 p.m. each night. Fun for the whole family, including children’s games and activities, silent auction (prizes include Father Al’s Dinner for 10, Father Josh’s slushy party, autographed Christian Pulisic jersey and a trip to Sicily) raffles, plants, bake sale, crafts and more! Musical entertainment by Guitars 4 Vets on Thursday, Big Mama and The Velvet Martinis on Friday, and Crossing Abbey Road on Saturday. For more information, call 717-533-7168 or visit

Knights of Columbus Council 6353 will have their seventh annual Charity Golf Tournament Benefitting Misericordia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The event will be held on Friday, June 9, at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. Tee time is 12:30 p.m. Golfers and sponsors are needed. A registration and sponsorship form can be downloaded at The green fee includes warm-up range balls, a boxed lunch from Jersey Mike’s, golf cart rental, all day beverages, door prizes and dinner. Contests include Beat the PGA Pro-Bill Brander, longest drive by gentleman and ladies, lowest team score, a putting contest, $10,000 Hole-in-One contest and free golf lessons for the team with the highest score. For more information, call or text Kelly Brown at 717-668-0509.

The Flower of Carmel Hermitage in Harrisburg will have its spring fundraiser, May 24 at 6 p.m. at St Ann Byzantine Parish Social Hall in Harrisburg. Dr. Anne Borik, a physician and leading authority on St. Sharbel, will live-stream a presentation from St. Joseph Maronite Church in Phoenix on the life of St. Sharbel, a Maronite monk associated with 30,000 healing miracles. Event attendees will learn about the life of the Hermit Sisters from Sister Mary Catherine Rose Giacobbe, Er., Dio., and will have the opportunity to be blessed with St. Sharbel’s oils. There is no charge for the event and buffet dinner. RSVP by May 10 to or call Marian Bassler at 717-730-7123.

The second annual Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School Online Auction concludes May 1. The school is auctioning off many awesome and interesting items including tickets for Penn State Football, Harrisburg Senators, Jerry Seinfield, and Diana Ross, photography, local restaurant gift cards, themed baskets including Girl Scout Cookies, Outdoor Fun, an Irish Coffee basket, Family Fun Night, a Fire Pit and so much more! Bid at

Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Council of Catholic Women in Lykens is hosting a Cash Bingo on Sunday, April 30, in the parish social hall. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; Early Bird begins at 12:30 p.m. There will be 20 games, specials, 50/50 and more. Kitchen will be open for food and drinks. Ticket cost is $25; only 100 tickets will be sold. Call the parish office at 717-453-7895; Noreen Gochenaur at 717-329–3016 or Anne Romberger at 717-647-9182.

Birthright of Sunbury is having an Open House on Thursday, May 11 from 1-5 p.m.  Light refreshments provided. The pro-life pregnancy center is located on the bottom floor of the Degenstein Library at 40 South 5th Street, Suite 1. Parking is available behind the building.

Catholic Family Connection of Lancaster will host a Marian scavenger hunt, Saturday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the pavilion at St. John Neumann Parish in Lancaster. Bring a picnic lunch for your family and a snack to share. RSVP to

Slavic Soul Food Dinner – Enjoy kielbasas with sauerkraut on a roll with sides of haluskie (cabbage & noodles) and 3 perohi at St. Ann Byzantine Catholic Church on May 13 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This Slavic Soul Food Dinner is $12, eat-in or take-out. Frozen bags of perohi and rings of smoked kielbasa will also be available frozen for $6. Fillings include potato & cheese, cabbage, sauerkraut, prune and farmer cheese. Visit Sales benefit the parish youth and education programs.

St. John the Baptist School in New Freedom will host a “Night at the Derby” dinner and auction, May 6 at 6 p.m. in the social hall. Dinner includes a happy hour at 5:30 p.m. Early bird tickets are $60, regular tickets are $65-$70 and VIP tables are $600. Purchase dinner tickets at or by calling the school at 717-235-3525.

The Father Capodanno Assembly 3167 of the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a bus trip to the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., for the annual memorial Mass for Servant of God Father Vincent Capodanno on September 5, 2023. For more information and seat availability, contact Terry Shingara at

Lancaster Catholic High School’s Fine and Performing Arts Department presents Jamanis Family & Friends, April 30 at 2 p.m. at Landis Woods Performing Arts Center in Landis Woods Park. This special concert features original music by Jamanis and dog poems by Mary Oliver. Dogs are welcome. Bring your lawn chair and park near the amphitheater. For information, contact Tony Brill at 717-509-0130 or

Lancaster Catholic High School’s Fine and Performing Arts Department will have three spring concerts in May. The first, featuring the LCHS Concert Band, Mixed Chorus, Chamber Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble and Rock Band, is May 3 at 7 p.m. in Berger Gymnasium. The second, featuring the LCHS Concert Choir, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Grade School Purple & GOLD Honor Bands and Middle School Honor Choir, is May 9 at 7 p.m. in Berger Gymnasium. The third and final show is the Solo & Ensemble Night, featuring performances by LCHS student soloists and small ensembles, May 10 at 7 p.m. in the band room. For information, contact Tony Brill at 717-509-0130 or

Our Mother of Perpetual Help School in Ephrata is offering tuition transfer grants for families interested in enrolling for the 2023-24 school year. The $1,000 per student tuition discount is available for students entering grades 1 through 7, and transferring to OMPH from a public school, home school program, or other non-Catholic school. Families will receive a $500 per student discount for 2023-24 and a $500 per student discount for 2024-25, in addition to any financial aid they qualify to receive. Limited seats are available for 2023-24, and families are encouraged to apply for enrollment early. Personal tours of OMPH School are available during the school day by calling 717-738-2414 and asking for Mrs. Francis.

Needed: Catholic men and women volunteers for a prison ministry team (approximately one hour monthly) at the Camp Hill Prison (Fridays from 9:30-10:30 a.m.). No experience necessary, orientation to be scheduled. For more information about the Prison Christian Growth Group, visit or contact Bob Ribic at or 717-571-4217.

The Flower of Carmel Hermitage, Inc., is seeking volunteers to assist in the development of funding and construction of a Laura in the Diocese of Harrisburg. If you are interested in helping with this important project, learn more and contact the hermitage via its website, or e-mail

Job Openings

The Diocese of Harrisburg is seeking a full-time Ecclesiastical Notary and Legal Secretary for the Office of the Tribunal. Must be a confident individual with superior organizational and secretarial skills. While maintaining strict confidentiality in all matters, the candidate must possess high levels of verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills and be able to use some independent initiative and judgment. Must exhibit professionalism on a consistent basis. Knowledge of Diocesan and parish structure helpful. This position undertakes transcription work, so a high level of accuracy and knowledge in the Word application of MS office is required and will be tested. Proficiency in all other MS Office applications essential. Trustworthiness, reliability and the ability to complete routine and delegated assignments in a timely manner are essential. Bi-lingual in Spanish is a highly desirable skill. Must be a Catholic in good standing. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send resumé and cover letter to: or Human Resources, 4800 Union Deposit Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

Corpus Christi School in Chambersburg is seeking a new principal. Minimum qualifications: practicing, knowledgeable Catholic; thorough understanding of Catholic School Philosophy; commitment to modeling the values of Catholic Educational Leadership; Catechetical Certification (or willingness to obtain); a master’s degree or higher, and at least five years of teaching experience. For the full job description and to apply online, go to or If you have any questions or issues with the application, contact Karen Luckie at or 717-657‑4804, ext. 229.

Resurrection Catholic School in Lancaster is seeking a new principal. Minimum qualifications: practicing, knowledgeable Catholic; thorough understanding of Catholic School Philosophy; commitment to modeling the values of Catholic Educational Leadership; Catechetical Certification (or willingness to obtain); a master’s degree or higher, and at least five years of teaching experience. For the full job description and to apply online, go to or If you have any questions or issues with the application, contact Karen Luckie at or 717-657‑4804, ext. 229.

St. Columba School in Bloomsburg is seeking a new principal. Minimum qualifications: practicing, knowledgeable Catholic; thorough understanding of Catholic School Philosophy; commitment to modeling the values of Catholic Educational Leadership; Catechetical Certification (or willingness to obtain); a master’s degree or higher, and at least five years of teaching experience. For the full job description and to apply online, go to or If you have any questions or issues with the application, contact Karen Luckie at or 717-657‑4804, ext. 229.

Holy Trinity School in York is seeking a new principal. Minimum qualifications: practicing, knowledgeable Catholic; thorough understanding of Catholic School Philosophy; commitment to modeling the values of Catholic Educational Leadership; Catechetical Certification (or willingness to obtain); a master’s degree or higher, and at least five years of teaching experience. For the full job description and to apply online, go to or If you have any questions or issues with the application, contact Karen Luckie at or 717-657‑4804, ext. 229.

St. Margaret Mary School in Harrisburg is seeking a new principal. Minimum qualifications: practicing, knowledgeable Catholic; thorough understanding of Catholic School Philosophy; commitment to modeling the values of Catholic Educational Leadership; Catechetical Certification (or willingness to obtain); a master’s degree or higher, at least five years of teaching experience; and interest in developing a Classical Education Model. For the full job description and to apply online, go to or If you have any questions or issues with the application, contact Karen Luckie at or 717-657‑4804, ext. 229.

Catholic Campus Ministry at Shippensburg University is seeking an Associate Director of Catholic Campus Ministry, a full-time, ten-month (equivalent) professional position, needed to assist the Director of Catholic Campus Ministry in leading our Christ-centered Catholic Campus Ministry. Responsibilities include: creating innovative ways to bring people together; responding to inquiries about the Catholic faith; providing opportunities for young adult faith formation; attending weekly CCM Mass; providing pastoral care to students; coordinating retreats; mentoring individual students; overseeing organizational and financial responsibilities; and guiding the student Leadership Team. We offer competitive salary and benefits. You must be a practicing Roman Catholic possessing the ability to respect, promote, accommodate, and not be in conflict with the mission, moral and social teachings, doctrines, and laws of the Roman Catholic faith, and must be a Catholic in good standing with the Church. Preferred candidates will have previous experience in youth/young adult ministry and a strong academic background in a related field. All interested applicants should submit a resumé and cover letter by May 31, 2023, to:

St. Joseph Parish in Danville is seeking a Youth Ministry Leader.  This full-time, benefit-eligible employee is responsible for directing a cohesive youth ministry at the parish and school. It is envisioned that this position would begin by developing a middle school youth ministry, which would then grow into high school youth ministry. This position serves in an additional capacity at our parish school to give children a living experience of the faith by coordinating and implementing Masses, spiritual opportunities and other creative faith activities. This important ministry works above all to be in relationship with our young people, so as to help them form deeper relationships with Jesus, and with one another as Church. Creating a welcoming, inspiring, and interactive environment that also focuses on mentoring children is essential. Our goal is to set their hearts on fire for Jesus and His Church so that they can truly become intentional disciples. Interested parties should submit a complete resumé and letter of interest to Father Timothy Marcoe, pastor, at Questions can also be directed to Father Marcoe via email or at 570-275-2512, ext. 2. Application deadline is May 1, 2023.

Trinity High School in Camp Hill is seeking an Athletic Director for the 2023-24 school year. Mr. Eric Kindler ’10 has served as Trinity Athletic Director since the fall of 2021. He will be returning to Philadelphia, where he previously served as head basketball coach at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School and also taught civics at Boys Latin of Philadelphia Charter High School. Applications for the Athletic Director position should be sent to Mr. John Cominsky at by May 8.

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament and the Vietnamese Martyrs Parish in Harrisburg is seeking candidates for two positions: bookkeeper and office assistant. Both positions are two days per week. Highly qualified candidates for the bookkeeper position include high school graduates with at least Associate Degree coursework in Accounting, possess Diocesan/State Police clearances and a full fiscal year of experience in accounting. Knowledge of the Catholic faith (practicing Catholic preferred) and of the Harrisburg Diocesan Accounting System a plus. Qualifications for the office assistant position include a minimum of a high school diploma, Diocesan/State Police clearances, computer proficiency in Microsoft Word and Publisher, professional office presence, including professional phone etiquette and ability to work independently. Knowledge of the Catholic faith, including the sacraments, (practicing Catholic preferred) is important to this position. If interested and for more information on either position, contact the parish rectory office at 717-233-1014 or

St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Mechanicsburg is in search of a Pastoral Associate who will assist with meeting the pastoral needs of our parish. The Pastoral Associate functions as an integral member of the parish staff, sharing in the responsibility of the needs assessment, decision-making, planning and implementation of parish ministries and operations. The position is more of a generalist than a specialist, working at the direction of the pastor in responding to the spiritual, pastoral, educational, and administrative needs of the parish. The position requires the ability to coordinate activities with local Catholic Churches and the Diocese of Harrisburg. For the full description, please visit For all inquiries, please contact Father Ken Smith at

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg is seeking a Director of Music/Organist responsible for leading sacred music for three weekend Masses, Holy Days of Obligation, as well as funeral and wedding liturgies. The position also leads the adult choir (September – May) with one rehearsal per week. The successful candidate must be proficient at organ and piano. The organ is a three manual Rodgers Infinity Series. A bachelor’s degree in music or extensive experience is desired. A thorough knowledge of Roman Catholic Liturgy is required. Candidates must also live and exemplify the values of the Catholic faith. Questions or inquiries can be directed to Parish Manager, John Durle, at 717-608-6809. To apply, please email resume to

St. Catherine Labouré Parish in Harrisburg is seeking a full-time Parish Manager, responsible for assisting the pastor in the overall administration of the parish with respect to all matters pertaining to personnel, finance, buildings and grounds, parish committees and organizations, and scheduling. This mature, responsible individual should possess an in-depth understanding of business and accounting principles as well as strong managerial skills with a sound knowledge of human resource management. The responsibility for assisting the pastor in all fiscal matters and managing and supervising other personnel will fall upon this person. Finely honed analytical and interpretative skills will be called upon in preparing the annual budget and reviewing and monitoring financial statements and reporting on them to the pastor and parishioners. The position requires excellent communication, organizational, human relations and managerial skills with considerable problem-solving ability. A professional demeanor is essential in interacting with and communicating with persons at many levels: the pastor, other priests, parishioners, members of the Finance Council, other office personnel and Diocesan Office personnel. The position requires a working background in word processing and spreadsheet applications. An understanding of payroll and benefits is also desired. Must have a working knowledge of Church teaching and an understanding of the mission/vision/philosophy of a Roman Catholic parish. Knowledge of a multi-site network would be helpful. A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration is required, as well as a minimum of three years’ experience in business administration and personnel supervision. View a full job description at Candidates should send a resumé and cover letter to: Search Committee, c/o Saint Catherine Laboure Parish, 4000 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111 or email to Father James Lease at

Women’s Care Center in York is looking to hire a full-time Outreach Director. Bachelor’s degree preferred. If you love working with people and planning events, put your pro-life beliefs into action to help save moms and babies. For more information, please contact Lynn Newcomer, President, at

St. Joseph Parish in Mechanicsburg is seeking a Youth and Evangelization Coordinator. This will be a new position on our parish staff. The coordinator will be responsible for overseeing all evangelization efforts of the parish, with a particular focus on middle school, high school, and new parishioners. They will embrace the parish’s direction of moving from maintenance to mission, and be committed to advancing our vision of worship, grow, serve, connect, and give, especially with our youth. The coordinator must have a good understanding of Catholic theology and youth culture. Ideal candidates will have a track record of attracting, fostering and welcoming all into deeper communion with God and the Catholic Church. Applicants may request a job description or may send a letter of interest and resumé to Saint Joseph Catholic Church Parish Office, Attention David Maceiko, 410 East Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Alternatively, they may email the documents to David Maceiko. Candidates must be able to pass a background check in accordance with the Diocese of Harrisburg’s policy.

St. Joseph Parish in York is accepting applications for a Communications Professional. This individual will manage the parish website and social media, print and digital communications, parish livestream and screens. This person will also develop and oversee the strategic communication initiatives in the parish & school, and provides communications, marketing and public relations support. The candidate must have the ability to interact successfully with the public, have articulate written communication skills and have exacting attention to detail and be able to provide thoughtful and important feedback about how to optimize the website and social media accounts. Experience or degree in marketing and/or communications in a church and/or business environment is preferred. The successful individual will also possess expertise across all social media platforms, Google Apps, WordPress, and Apple applications. The successful individual has exceptional attention to detail with proven experience in integrated marketing, strategy development, and creative storytelling, and can ensure effective collaboration and communication across teams and ministries. Applicants should send résumé and cover letter to St. Joseph Parish, Attn: Mrs. Erin Maiolino, Parish Manager, at

St. James Parish in Lititz is looking for a new part-time Music Director. This person is responsible for coordinating music for worship and directing our choir(s). A candidate should be competent in piano, organ, and voice. We have been blessed with an excellent program that integrates both traditional and contemporary sacred music that encourages participation by the congregation. Both organ and piano work for our worship space, and we expect that they would be utilized regularly. The Music Director will conduct weekly choir rehearsals and schedule cantors and accompanists. A candidate for this position will also make him/herself available to coordinate music with families for funerals and couples for weddings. St. James has an enthusiastic and dedicated choir that is eager to work with a new director to continue the great things already begun! The parish has an active community generous with its time, talent and treasure, and a strong appreciation for the value of our sung prayer. Please submit resumé and compensation requirements to

York Catholic Middle & High School is seeking a full-time Math teacher for all levels of grades 7-12, beginning August 2023. Essential functions include developing students’ accuracy and facility in performing fundamental mathematical operations, presenting the means for developing the ability to analyze and solve problems, developing in the students an appreciation and recognition of the relationships between mathematics and other disciplines, exposing students to calculators, computers and manipulatives through the use of application so students develop appreciation of these tools, and meeting the needs of all students as well as possible. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in education or a related field is required, as well as PA State Teacher Certification and PA state clearances. For more information, or to apply, visit this link.

York Catholic Middle & High School is seeking a full-time Social Studies teacher for all levels, grades 7-12, beginning August 2023. Candidates will develop students’ knowledge and understanding of world cultures and cultural evolution; develop skills in research of social orders; and develop an understanding of the existence and importance of geographical, historical, cultural and political factors that influence the development of world societies, socio-economic systems and political systems, as well as their inter-relationship and interdependence. Successful candidates will foster an understanding and appreciation of world cultures, languages, racial, ethnic and religious groups, and political systems. Candidates are required to hold PA Certification, related bachelor’s degree in appropriate major, and state and federal clearances. Find the application and more information at this link.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Lebanon is looking for an organist to play Saturday evening 5:30 p.m. Mass, Sunday morning 7:30 a.m. (optional) and 10:30 a.m. Masses, Holy Days of Obligation, funerals (50-60 a year) and weddings (1-5 a year). Compensation for the schedule is on a per-service basis. Should the applicant wish to expand the job description, other financial arrangements may be considered. The applicant need not be Catholic, but a solid understanding of the Mass, Catholic liturgical norms and the liturgical year are required. In the beginning, the applicant will work closely with the pastor regarding the planning of music selections for Masses. As a Diocesan employee, the applicant will need to apply for the necessary youth protection clearances. Please contact Father Robert M. Gillelan, Jr., pastor, at the parish office, 717-272-5674.

St. Rose of Lima Parish in York is seeking a part-time housekeeper, responsible for planning and executing a cleaning schedule for the parish office building, rectory and other areas as needed. The position requires varying degrees of bending, climbing stairs, and operating cleaning equipment. A working knowledge of home safety procedures, dependability, trustworthiness and the willingness to maintain confidentiality are essential. The days and times are negotiable. Please apply to Father Dominic Azagbor at or call the parish office at 717-846-4935.

St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Mechanicsburg is seeking a part-time housekeeper (16 hours per week) to clean the church, parish office and rectory. Candidate will be responsible for basic cleaning and must be trustworthy, accountable and able to work independently. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the parish office at 717-697-8716 or Paul Bowers at

The Diocesan Secretariat for Education is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant. This confident individual with superior organizational and administrative skills will work as part of an administrative team in the Department of Education. Successful candidates will share a passion for Catholic education, possess high levels of verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills with the ability to use some independent initiative and judgment. An ability to maintain good public relations is essential. A high level of proficiency in all MS Office applications is essential with a thorough working knowledge of database management and Excel spreadsheets. An experience of working in Catholic schools or a parish CCD program would be helpful but not essential. Knowledge of Diocesan parish /school structures would be beneficial. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send résumé and cover letter to:

St. Rose of Lima Parish in York is seeking a Part-Time Director of Religious Education. The Director of Religious Education (DRE) is responsible for administering the parish K-8 Religious Education program and other parish catechetical programs. This position requires a mature and committed individual with excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, administrative, managerial and interpersonal skills. The person must be a Catholic in good standing and have a working knowledge of Church teaching, Catholic sacramental theology and practices of the Church and Diocese. The number of hours per week is negotiable. The DRE should have a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in Theology, Catechetics, Religious Education, or a related field. The individual should have a minimum of three years’ experience as a parish catechist prior to being hired as a parish DRE. Moreover, having the basic Catechetical Certificate or be in the process of attaining the Advanced Catechetical Certificate is an added advantage. Interested persons should send a cover letter, resumé, and two letters of recommendation to

St. Rose of Lima Parish in York is seeking a part-time Coordinator of Religious Education. The Coordinator of Religious Education (CRE) is responsible for overseeing the coordination and direction of the K–8 Religious Education Program, with additional responsibilities as agreed upon by the pastor. This detail-oriented individual must have a basic knowledge of the operation of office equipment: e.g., copier, computer, typewriter, fax machine. The position requires solid, accurate typing skills and excellent organization. The person in this position should have a pleasant telephone demeanor. The position requires a team player who is trustworthy, dependable and willing to maintain confidentiality. The person must be a practicing Catholic in good standing. The number of hours per week is negotiable. Educational/work experience requirements: high school diploma or equivalent; prior experience as a catechist or CRE preferred; Basic and Advanced Catechetical Certification, or Certification should be obtained within four years and Advanced Certification within seven years. Send a cover letter, resumé, and two letters of recommendation to

Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Harrisburg is seeking to employ a full-time Administrative Assistant. Position is responsible for the daily operation of the parish office, including clerical work and minor administrative details. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering phones and responding to emails, preparing deposits, preparing the weekly bulletin and updating the parish website. Overall knowledge of general office procedure, familiarity with office equipment and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is required. For more information or to submit your resumé, please contact 717-652-4211 or

Do you have a heart for life, supporting families and educating the youth of our community? Morning Star Pregnancy Services has openings for a Client Services Director and community educators. To learn more about these opportunities, visit

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