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Diocesan Notebook – August 19

Masses & Prayer Services

A Mass to honor first responders and health care workers will be hosted by the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Honor Guard of St. Joseph Parish in York, on Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph Church. Active and retired police officers, firefighters, EMTs, nurses and doctors will be honored at the Mass.

Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill will have a Mass of Remembrance Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. for all families who have experienced the loss of a child through miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth or early death. The Mass is the most powerful form of healing prayer.  Please take this opportunity to remember your children, to name them if you have not, and to celebrate the fulfillment of God’s plan of having each human family incorporated into God’s spiritual family. Infants who have not been given a name can be listed with your last name, such as “Baby Jones.” The names will be brought to the altar to be remembered by our parish family. Names of children who have been submitted in previous years will be included in this year’s remembrance. Submit your child’s name by mailing it to the parish office, in an envelope marked “Mass of Remembrance” or contact Geri Andregic at 717-761-4789 or All are welcome to attend the Mass.

Caelorum is in-person again at St. Joan of Arc Church in Hershey. The next evening is Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. Join your brothers and sisters in Christ as we come together to adore, praise and worship our Lord and Savior. Feel the power of his presence and never-failing love as he attends to your needs and strengthens and blesses you with his abundant mercy. For more information, call 717-215-4175.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Enola will pray a Rosary Novena to Mary at the outdoor shrine on the parish grounds, Oct. 1-9 at 7:30 a.m., 30 minutes prior to daily Mass. The novena is a way of welcoming the community, including those who have been isolated at home. In case of inclement weather, the Rosary will be prayed inside the church. The novena will culminate on Oct. 10 in the social hall after the 10:30 a.m. Mass with a “meet and greet” to welcome new pastor, Father Robert Yohe.

Livestream of Deacon Tyler Mentzer’s ordination with the Congregation of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. at from the Divine Mercy National Shrine in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. First Mass will also be streamed from the website on Oct. 3 at 9 a.m. Deacon Mentzer is a native of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Buchanan Valley and attended Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown.

Education & Enrichment

Struggling with the loss and sadness of separation or divorce? “Surviving Divorce” will be offered in the Divine Mercy Room at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Harrisburg, on Mondays beginning Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. “Surviving Divorce” is a 12-week program created to bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. It is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help answer your questions, restore hope, and begin authentic healing. Contact Anne Skorija at or 717-657-0785 for information or to register. There is no cost to participate in this program.

St. John the Baptist in New Freedom is hosting a 12-week Surviving Divorce program beginning Sept. 8 at 6:45 p.m. in the parish’s St. Elizabeth Center. The program brings hope and healing to those who have experienced a broken marriage. It includes 12 video presentations featuring a psychologist, priests and personal testimonies from Catholic men and women. Topics covered include shock and grief, anger and forgiveness, money issues, dealing with children and a former spouse, and annulment and remarriage. The program is based on the teachings of the Church and is open to anyone who needs comfort, counsel, and clarity after separation or divorce. For information, visit A $25 fee includes the Surviving Divorce Personal Guide and all program materials. Please register for our program by September 1 by contacting facilitators Deb Cousin at or Pat Smith at

“Clouds” author Laura Sobiech will speak at St. Joseph Parish in Hanover on the weekend of Oct. 9-12. Laura is the mother of Zach Sobiech, who died in 2013 at the age of 18 from osteosarcoma, a rare children’s bone cancer. Last year, Disney+ showcased his story in the movie “Clouds,” which is based upon Laura’s book: “Clouds: a Memoir,” the story of Zach’s four-year cancer journey. A 22-minute Hollywood produced video of Zach and his family is available at Before he died, Zach wrote a #1 hit song, “Clouds,” which relates to the last few months of his life: All are welcome to attend Laura’s talk to the public on Sunday Oct. 10, beginning at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s. A free-will offering will be taken. Contact Deacon Tom Aumen at 717-637-5236 for information.

Diocesan Charismatic Day of Renewal, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg. Father William Weary, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Lewistown and St. Jude Parish in Mifflintown will keynote. Schedule includes Mass, Adoration, talks, prayer and more. Cost is $20 per person; payment is by cash or check, on-site only. Pre-register by Sept. 8; contact Joyce at 717-308-7245 or For more information, visit

The Diocesan Office of Ministry with People with Disabilities is hosting a no-cost virtual workshop, Navigating the World of the Family with Special Needs, on Saturday August 28 from 10 a.m.-noon, via Zoom. This educational workshop is intended to help parents and caregivers address the question, “What is the key to special needs planning?” Topics include financial/estate planning, special needs trusts, guardianship, wills and letter of intent. To register, please email your name and phone number to no later than August 25, 2021 or call 717-657-4804, ext. 322, with questions.

The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting will offer the “Family of God” program to all Brownies in second and third grade. The Family of God program helps children explore a wide range of activities in order to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of a family and a parish. Each chapter in the program has a specific goal and set of objectives. The objectives describe dimensions of the children’s lives within the family setting and within the Catholic Christian community – God’s Family. Join the committee for six one-hour sessions beginning Sept. 26 and held via Zoom. Cost of $10 includes the required book and award at completion. Find more information and register by Sept. 3 at

Women of Grace upcoming studies/events: Virtual fall study/opportunity to engage with women inside and outside the Diocese with study of “Mary Queen of Militants” by Emil Neubert, Saturday mornings September 18, 25 and October 9, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Study is led by Chris Arnold, Facilitator/Regional Coordinator with Women of Grace for Western Pennsylvania. The book is endorsed by Johnnette Benkovic Williams of EWTN Television. For more information, contact Chris Arnold at or 717-379-6041.

Retreats & Pilgrimages

Join Catholic Charities and Bishop Ronald Gainer on a pilgrimage to Italy, Austria, Germany and Oberammergau Sept. 9-20, 2022. Explore the traditions of our faith in beautiful churches, chapels and shrines. Highlights include the Passion Play, Munich’s Oktoberfest, Salzburg and Innsbruck. Early registration ends Aug. 30, with a discounted cost of $4,759 plus $559 estimated taxes. Base price increases to $4,859 and $559 after the early registration. For a brochure, contact Chris Meehan at or 717-657-4804.

Join Father Dominic Azagbor, OP, on a nine-day Marian Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes from April 24 to May 2, 2022. Cost is $3,199, departing from Philadelphia. For more information, contact Father Azagbor, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in York, at or 717-846-4935. To book online, go to

You are invited to join Father Ken Smith on a pilgrimage to Austria & Germany including the Passion Play in Oberammergau from September 5-12, 2022. For information, please contact Karen Hurley at

Travel in the Footsteps of St Paul through Greece with Father Don Bender, pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Carlisle and Deacon Bill Centenera, April 20-30, 2022. Learn more about the trip at an in-person presentation on September 16 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish Activity Center on Marsh Drive. Please RSVP to

The Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women invites all women of the Diocese to the Fall Mini Retreat on Saturday, September 25 at St. Catherine Labouré Church in Harrisburg. The theme is “Joined in Our Faith.” The day begins with registration at 8:15 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. followed by two morning workshops, lunch and one afternoon workshop. The day will end with the Divine Mercy Chaplet and closing prayer. Register by contacting Brenda Wolf at 717-658-8191 or Please make checks payable to “Seton District Council of Catholic Women.” Registration deadline is September 15. Bring a Rosary and a Bible. See the HDCCW website, for additional details and other Diocesan CCW information.

A Beginning Experience Weekend for those suffering the loss of a spouse through death, divorce or separation will be hosted by the Diocesan Beginning Experience Team at Camp Kirchenwald Nov. 12-14, 2021. The ecumenical Beginning Experience weekends are an approved program of the Church. Hundreds of persons have been helped to move towards successful, productive, happy lives by attending one of these weekends. The weekend is led by persons who have lost a spouse through death or divorce and are trained in facilitating a weekend. Each Beginning Experience Team is certified by the International Beginning Experience Organization. Beginning Experience is under the auspices of the Diocesan Office of Catholic Life and Evangelization. It is your Church at work to provide help, healing and spiritual restoration. Visit and go to “marriage and family” or Information can also be obtained by contacting the Harrisburg Beginning Experience Team at 717-379-0800 or CDC recommendations will be followed on the weekend.Anyone who is sick will have to leave the weekend. The number of attendees for the weekend may be limited due to current COVID regulations. As with all Diocesan sponsored events, this program could be cancelled pending changing pandemic circumstances.

Events & Fundraisers

Catholic Charities’ Interfaith Shelter Golf Classic, Sept. 20 at Colonial Country Club in Harrisburg. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. with golf beginning at 1 p.m. The day includes a registration gift, a boxed lunch, practice area and putting green, 18 holes of golf (scramble format) with cart, and a buffet dinner after golf. Various team and skill prizes available as well as a fantastic sports memorabilia auction and other door prizes. Golfers of all skills and abilities are welcome. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families. Registration is $100 per player, and various sponsorships with additional benefits are available. Visit or contact Christopher Meehan at 717-657-4804 or

Diocesan Multicultural Picnic at the Riverfront Pavilion on Harrisburg’s City Island, Aug. 22 from 2-6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to the event, sponsored by the Black Catholic Community of the Diocese of Harrisburg. Event will feature food, music and fun. For more information, contact Angele Mbassi at 717-608-0718 or, or Jim Gontis at 717-657-4804, ext. 227, or

St. Cecilia Parish in Lebanon, Big Bingo on Sept. 12 at 750 State Drive. Doors and kitchen open at 11 a.m., bingo begins at 1 p.m. There will be 24 big cash games, 50/50 and a jackpot. Cost is $25.

Bishop McDevitt High School’s Social at Cassel Vineyards, Sept. 17 from 5-8 p.m. Includes wine tastings, heavy hors d’oeuvres, music and raffles. Tickets are $45. Must be 21 or older to attend. Contact Kahley Stewart, Director of Development, at

Mother Cabrini Parish in Shamokin’s annual chicken BBQ, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the “Cabrini Shed” on the corner of Race and Cherry streets. The dinner will include half a chicken, baked potato, baked beans, cranberry sauce, roll and “a sweet.”  Donation is $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Mother Cabrini Parish Office, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at 570-648-4512, ext. 1. Deadline to place an order is noon on Sept. 24. Dinners are take-out only.

The Carlisle Area Family Life Center will host its annual Autumn-Fest on Friday, Sept. 17 from 6-9 p.m. at the pavilion behind the LeTort View Community Center on the Carlisle Barracks. Come and enjoy a pulled pork dinner, listen to the Bluestone Bluegrass Band and visit with friends under the stars. You can also have fun bidding on silent and live auction items. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at CAFLC, by calling 717-243-6544 or online at Ticket price includes dinner and two drinks. Purchase your tickets as soon as possible and before August 31st to be included on the guest list to the LVCC two weeks before the event.

St. Catherine Labouré Parish in Harrisburg is hosting its 6th Annual Dinner on Derry: Food Truck Festival on Sunday, August 22 from 1-6 p.m. on the parish grounds. The event will feature many of our favorite food trucks with delicious meals to eat here or take home, including some very scrumptious desserts. Enjoy slow cooked BBQ, cheesesteak sandwiches, pepperoni-stuffed pretzel, funnel cakes and the ever popular Farm Show Milkshakes. Bring your own lawn chairs to enjoy the fresh air. To stay up to date on our list of food trucks, go to

Annual Buchanan Valley Picnic on the grounds of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Orrtanna, Saturday, August 28 from noon to dusk. Event will be held rain or shine and includes Bingo, prizes and live music. Family-style home-cooked dinners are $12 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and free for those 5 and under. Located halfway between Gettysburg and Chambersburg off Route 30; follow the signs at Route 234.

York Catholic Middle and High School is holding its 31st Annual Golf Tournament Monday, September 20 at the Out Door Country Club in York. Registration for this four-person scramble tournament starts at 7:30 a.m. with play beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $125 per person and includes greens fee, cart rental, refreshments on the course, lunch, and prizes. Proceeds benefit the York Catholic Fund. Sponsorships are available. Registration closes September 6. For more information or to register, contact Laurie Moir at 717-846-8871 x322 or

York Catholic Middle & High School will be open to the public on Wednesday, September 15, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for families who want to take a tour while classes are in session. One of the YC Student Ambassadors will escort families and let them observe a typical school day. All visitors will have a chance to meet with the Admissions Director to have questions answered. If you have any questions prior to “Welcome Wednesday,” please contact Heather Hoffman, Director of Admissions & Enrollment, at 717-846-8871 x220 or

Partner with Morning Star Pregnancy Services to help women, children and families in Central PA. Held on Saturday, September 11 at Harrisburg’s City Island, Morning Star’s annual Shooting Star 5K Run and Walk for Life is a fun event for the entire family. There will be musical entertainment, City Island train rides and carousel, bounce house, free pancake breakfast and treats. Prizes and medals will be awarded to the top overall male and female runner and the first place runners in each age category, and medals to the second place runners. Special prizes will be awarded to the top three highest fundraisers. Go to for more information and to register or call 717-734-4630.

The St. Pauline Society in Kulpmont’s annual Purse + More raffle and homemade food sale, Sept. 10 from noon-6 p.m. and Sept. 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the St. Pauline Center. Cost is $20 for a sheet of 26 tickets. After initial purchase, additional sheets of tickets are $10. Need not be present to win. Homemade food and baked goods available for purchase. The center is handicap accessible, with parking behind the building.

Take-Out Slavic Food Fest & More at St. Ann Byzantine Catholic Church in Harrisburg, Aug. 21 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or until we are sold out. All food will be take-out only. A Slavic dinner of two halupki (cabbage rolls), three perohi, one kielbasa and halushki will be available for $12. Ala cart items include: schnitzleh $4 (large Slavic hamburgers), halupki $2 each, three perohi for $2, quart of halushki $6. Frozen foods include perohi by the dozen with potato & cheese, farmer cheese, cabbage, sauerkraut, prune or apple fillings for $6. Smoked kielbasi available frozen in rings or sticks for $7.

Desserts include kolachki (kiffles) with nut or apricot filling and various individually wrapped homemade baked goods. Nut rolls will not be available at this event. On-site activities include Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m., Vespers at 2 p.m., church tours and presentations, a money raffle, a Slavic gift shop and a basket raffle. Food quantities are limited, the sale is on a first-come first-served basis, no pre-orders will be taken. Visit

Seven Sorrows BVM Parish in Middletown will have its summer festival Aug. 19-21, rain or shine, on the parish grounds from 5-9 p.m. nightly, including a flea market, cash raffle, basket raffle, and games for all ages. Thursday features a car show, DJ Joe T, and food truck vendors Sittin’ Pickin’ Chickin’, The Lucky Penny Burger Co., Taste of Italy, Grappling Crab Shack, and 717 Tacos. Friday features live music by Dovetail, inflatable bounce house, and homemade meals (lasagna rolls with meatballs, Polish stuffed cabbage with haluski, pierogies), baked goods, funnel cakes, and more. Saturday features an inflatable bounce house, homemade meals (see above), and Farm Show milkshakes.

 Immaculate Conception BVM Parish in Fairfield’s all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, Aug. 22 in the parish hall from 3-6 p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, sausage, salad, bread stick, drinks and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12, and free for children under 6. Carry-out available. For information, call 717-642-8815.

St. Joan of Arc School PTO in Hershey is hosting a BBQ chicken drive-thru, Sept. 28 from 3-6 p.m. in the church parking lot. Meal includes half a chicken, baked potato, dinner roll w/butter & applesauce. Cost is $10. Pre-sale tickets are highly recommended; purchase at the school office at 1525 Sandhill Road in Hummelstown, or on the school’s website,

Assumption BVM Parish in Lebanon’s golf tournament, Sept. 10 at 8 a.m. at Fairview Golf Course in Lebanon. All golfers welcome. For details, please contact Mike at 717-383-1807 and leave a message.

St. Margaret Mary Parish and School in Harrisburg will hold a golf tournament, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. at Manada Hill Golf Course in Grantville.  The tournament is a 4-person scramble with a cash prize to the winning team. Dinner, drinks and awards will be presented after the tournament. All profits from the event benefit St. Margaret Mary School. To register or sponsor the event, please email or call 717-232-3771.

St. Mary Parish in Hamburg, Pa., will have its Harvest Fest, Oct. 1 from 4-9 p.m. and Oct. 2 from noon-9 p.m. Homemade ethnic food, musical entertainment, rock wall and bungee jump, dinosaur dig for kids, hay rides, bingo, theme baskets, raffles, corn maze, escape rooms and more. Free admission. Call 610-562-7657 or visit

Job Openings

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Harrisburg has an immediate opening for a full-time Executive Director. Catholic Charities is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization and provides social services to the residents of the 15 counties that comprise the Diocese of Harrisburg. The agency has a $7 million budget and has approximately 160 full-time equivalent employees. The Executive Director reports to the Bishop of Harrisburg and is guided by the Catholic Charities Board of Directors. Responsibilities include leadership, administration, program review, budgeting, fundraising, contract administration and community outreach. Candidate must be a Catholic in good standing. Additionally, ChildLine, State Police and FBI clearances are required. Catholic Charities provides a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a company matching 401(k) program. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter indicating salary requirements to

St. Leo the Great Parish in Rohrerstown is seeking a Parish Director of Development and Ministries. Responsibilities include encouraging and coordinating volunteers in support of parish and school ministries; leading all major school fundraising activities, including the Annual Appeal, EITC/OSTC/SPE Scholarship donations, SEED, and Cupertino Classroom Golf Outing; supporting the pastor and principal through direction of an enrollment management program for the school; and generating an annual development/advancement report. Candidates must be a practicing Catholic, with excellent interpersonal skills, a track-record of team work and demonstrated ability to lead others. Must be familiar with all aspects of development and proficient in communications and database software tools. Familiarity with St. Leo School, ministries and programs are a plus. The position is salaried and full-time with Diocesan benefits package. Evening and weekend hours will be required periodically for various activities.

For more information, contact Deacon Frank A. Kuchinski, Ph.D., at the parish office at 717-394-1742, ext. 141. Submit résumé to for consideration.

St. Joseph School York is seeking a part-time custodian for afternoon/evening shift. Position will include performing basic janitorial functions such as vacuuming, dusting, mopping and sweeping floors, maintaining bathroom facilities, emptying trash, general grounds-keeping, and other tasks as assigned. This position requires varying degrees of physical exertion to include lifting of at least 50 lbs., stretching, bending, and operating cleaning equipment. Flexibility, dependability, ability to take instructions, adaptability, and ability to work without supervision are required. Must be reliable, maintain confidentiality, and be trustworthy. Valid driver’s license required, and applicant(s) must pass all state and federal background checks and clearances to work around children. Prior experience in custodial setting helpful. Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Corrinne Eck, Principal, at or call 717-755-1797.

St. Margaret Mary School in Harrisburg is seeking a Learning Support and Student Support Team Coordinator to oversee the pre-referral and referral process of special education, as well as overseeing the creation and execution of IEPs for special education students. See the full job description and application information at

Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in York has an immediate opening for an Activity Aide. Providing compassionate care to older adults since 1943, Misericordia is as a 5-star rated nursing home. In this role, you will assist in the planning and facilitating of the social and recreational events that our residents love. A successful candidate would be able to lead and engage a diverse group of older adults with maturity and enthusiasm. Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to make connections and form friendships, is a keystone of a successful activities’ aide. This 30-hour a week position includes health insurance benefits. If you are interested, please contact Linda Knapp, Director of Human Resources at 717-755-1964 or

St. Francis Xavier Parish in Hunt Valley, Md., is seeking a Director of Music Ministries. Part-time, salaried, year-round position. Duties include coordinating with the pastor in the planning of all liturgies and responsibility for all music in the parish. The director will serve as a resource on musical and liturgical matters for staff and volunteer ministers in the parish. The director will also create worship aides for special liturgies, maintain license subscriptions, train and schedule cantors, and lead choir rehearsals. Interested applicants should contact Father Kevin Farmer, pastor, at

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in New Holland is seeking a part-time Coordinator of Religious Education. The individual will be responsible for overseeing the coordination and direction of the parish’s K-8 Religious Education program and other parish catechetical programs under the supervisory direction of the pastor, with work responsibilities as agreed upon by the pastor. 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. Applicant should be versed in the stages of human and faith development. Educational/work experience requirements: High school diploma or equivalent, experience as a parish catechist prior to being hired as a parish CRE is preferred, basic and Advanced Catechetical Certification (if certification not held prior to hire the Basic Certification must be obtained within four years and the Advanced Certification within seven years). Successful completion of extensive background checks required. Please e-mail résumé and cover letter to Father Steven Fauser at

St. Joseph School in Hanover is seeking a full time teacher for Middle School Grades 6-8 for Math and Language Arts. The ideal candidate will possess a knowledge of instructional strategies, classroom management, and communication/collaboration skills.

Interested candidates should send their resume and teaching credentials to Mr. David Staub, principal, at Candidates must be in compliance with required clearances and complete the Diocesan teaching application, which can be found at

St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Lancaster is hiring a maintenance technician to be responsible for cleaning, maintaining and reporting on the condition of the church, rectory, school and assisting the pastor in the implementation of a parish maintenance program. Reports directly to the pastor. Requires various degrees of physical exertion to include lifting (at least 50 lbs.), operating equipment, climbing stairs, etc. Responsibilities may include electrical work, plumbing, painting, carpentry, HVAC. Organizational skills, flexibility, and dependability are required as well as high school or trade school diploma with two to three years of related work experience. Position will require Pennsylvania youth protection clearances. To apply, please call St. Anthony of Padua Church, 717-394-0669.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Marysville and St. Bernadette Mission in Duncannon are seeking a part-time office administrator. The duties of the office administrator are bookkeeping and secretary of the office. Interested candidates should submit a résumé to Father Dijo Thomas, pastor, at 121 William Street, Marysville, PA 17053 or via e-mail at

St. Andrew School in Waynesboro has openings for the following positions: Computer Technology teacher, Spanish teacher, second-grade teacher, substitute teachers and an after-school care provider. Teaching positions require a bachelor’s degree. Clearances required. Detailed information on each position can be found at Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to principal, Lindsay Salmon at

St. Patrick Parish in Carlisle is seeking a full-time pastoral associate to help in the daily interaction with the people of the parish through volunteer organization, ministry administration and liturgical preparation. This person will also work with the St. Vincent de Paul Society to help reach out to the community in different ways, and will help organize and administer but not lead new ministries that may come up in the parish. Salaried position, will fulfill the SERVE part of the parish’s mission and purpose statement. E-mail to express interest, and send letter of interest and résumé to St. Patrick Church, 152 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle PA 17013.

St. Patrick Parish in Carlisle is seeking a full-time director of religious education, responsible for overseeing the coordination and direction of the K-8 religious education program. This would also include sacramental preparation and family faith formation programs, including First Penance, First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation. This individual will also be responsible for coordinating a summer Vacation Bible School. Salaried position, will be involved in every aspect of the parish’s mission and purpose statement. E-mail to express interest, and send letter of interest and résumé to St. Patrick Church, 152 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle PA 17013.

St. Patrick Parish in Carlisle is seeking a full-time parish youth ministry leader responsible for implementing a program of comprehensive youth ministry using programs from LifeTeen and Edge, but not limited to them. This position provides vision and coordination for the parish’s efforts in ministry to young people in grades 6-12, including young adults ages 18-24. This includes high school and middle school sessions (weekly or bi-weekly gatherings), monthly activities, retreats, conferences and catechesis. Salaried position. E-mail to express interest, and send letter of interest and résumé to St. Patrick Church, 152 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle PA 17013.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Lancaster is hiring a maintenance technician to be responsible for cleaning, maintaining and reporting on the condition of the church, rectory, school and assisting the pastor in the implementation of a parish maintenance program. Reports directly to the pastor. Requires various degrees of physical exertion to include lifting (at least 50 lbs.), operating equipment, climbing stairs, etc. Responsibilities may include electrical work, plumbing, painting, carpentry, HVAC. Organizational skills, flexibility, and dependability are required as well as high school or trade school diploma with two to three years of related work experience. Position will require Pennsylvania youth protection clearances. To apply, please call St. Anthony of Padua Church, 717-394-0669.

St. Joan of Arc School in Hershey has openings for the following positions: teachers and classroom aides, a director and assistants for the after-school program, and an assistant principal. Information about each position is available at Clearances required for all positions. Contact Sister Eileen at or 717-533-2854 x 118.

The Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Danville are hiring a responsible, full-time housekeeper/cleaning, cook and nurse aide. Interested persons may call 570-275-3581, ext. 152, for more details.

St. Patrick School in Carlisle is looking to fill a full-time early childhood teacher (certified for K-3) position. The school enrolls students from PreK3 to eighth grade. Interested candidates should reach out to Principal Antoinette Oliverio at or visit and look under “About us” for employment information.

Full-time custodian (40 hours a week) needed for St. Rose of Lima School in Thomasville. Full benefits offered. Please contact Mr. Randy James, Principal, at or 717-792-0889.

St. Rose of Lima School in Thomasville has openings for a third grade teacher, a pre-school teacher and a part-time art teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Candidates must possess academic excellence and a dedication to educating the whole child. Teachers in our school work cooperatively to meet the needs of our students through differentiated instruction. Please contact Mr. Randy James, Principal, at or 717-792-0889 for more information. To apply, please complete: Professional Employment Application at, Pastor’s Letter of Recommendation at, and Clearance forms at

St. Joseph Parish in Lancaster is seeking an administrative assistant. The individual will be a faithful and creative person who will provide administrative and secretarial support to our pastor and other staff in advancing the Mission and Vision of our parish to become and to make disciples of Jesus Christ. In addition, this position includes the responsibility for implementing and maintaining a comprehensive parish communication and engagement plan. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher), social media and website maintenance is required. Experience with databases is preferred. If you are interested in learning more about this part-time position, please contact Deacon Peter Jupin at 717-397-6921 or

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