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Diocesan Notebook – February 17

Masses and Prayer Services

Saint Joan of Arc Church, Hershey, will host a quarterly Sensory-Friendly Mass for persons with sensory sensitivity or other disabilities. Dimmer lighting, no music, and a shorter homily, among other adaptations, are included in this Mass to promote a fully inclusive environment.  Masses are planned on the following Sundays starting at 2 p.m.:  Lent: March 13, 2022; Easter: May 15, 2022; Fall: October 9, 2022; Advent: December 11, 2022. Every effort will be made to accommodate all in attendance, and all behaviors are welcome. Families are encouraged to bring materials that can assist with comfort during the liturgy (i.e. noise-canceling headphones, wiggle seats, weighted blankets, fidgets, etc.) For more information, contact the Parish Office at 717-533-7168 or Office@stjoanhershey.org. All are welcome to attend.

The Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women invites everyone to pray Mary’s Way of the Cross every Wednesday at 7 p.m. during Lent, beginning Ash Wednesday, March 2. In these Stations, we see and feel through Mary’s perspective what Jesus was going through on the way to Calvary. Join via Zoom or phone, using the same meeting ID and passcode for either way you connect. Meeting ID:  87594642343. Passcode: 198785. Join via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87594642343?pwd=cXhKTjhpZ21vQTdsaUVTdjJGL2NzQT09  or, join by phone at 1-301-715-8592. If you have a problem connecting, please contact Alycia at 570-590-1116.    The next Caelorum at St. Joan of Arc Church in Hershey will be March 9 at 7 p.m. Kickstart your Lenten Season with 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.

Education & Enrichment

A Catholic Engaged Encounter weekend is scheduled for February 26-27, 2022. The weekend is a group experience designed to give couples private time to plan their future together. The weekend gives couples who are planning to marry the opportunity to communicate with each other—individually, honestly, and intensively—about their prospective lives together: their strengths and weaknesses; desires, ambitions, and goals; their attitudes about money, sex, children, and family; and their roles in the Church and in society. Visit www.hbgdiocese.org/cee or call 717-657-4804, ext. 317, for details about the upcoming Engaged Encounter weekend.

Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Evangelization Speaker Series presented by the Diocesan Office of Catechesis and Evangelization continues February 28 via Zoom. Louis Kratz will present from 7-8 p.m., followed by 30 minutes of Q & A. The presentation will discuss the Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C., including the consecration of the United States to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the initial planning and construction of the Shrine following WWII, and the completion of the Trinity Dome in 2014. Registration deadline is February 24 at noon and is free-of-charge. Registrants will receive the Zoom link by February 25. To register, visit https://hbgdiocese.formstack.com/forms/speaker_series.   

St. Patrick Parish in Carlisle has established a new ministry that seeks the prayerful intercession of St. Monica for the return of our loved ones back to the Church and the faith. The group meets every Wednesday night in St. Patrick’s Marsh Drive Church. Livestreams of the meetings are for anyone who prefers to participate from home. The link can be found at www.saintpatrickchurch.org.

St. Patrick Parish in Carlisle is hosting a “Soup and Scripture” series on Fridays in Lent from noon-1 p.m. in the Parish Activity Center. March 4: Father Greg D’Emma will present on the Temptation in the Desert. March 11: Robert Greiner, a permanent diaconate candidate, will present on the Transfiguration. March 18: Deacon Bryan Salzmann will speak on the parable of the fig tree. March 25: Father Javed Kashif will present on the Prodigal Son. April 1: Father Don Bender will take on the origins of the Messiah. April 8: Bishop William Waltershied, Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh, will speak on the Passion of the Lord. Find more information at www.saintpatrickchurch.org.

St. Francis Xavier Parish in Gettysburg will have “Soup and Scripture” on Tuesday evenings March 8, 15, 22 and 29 and April 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Xavier Center on Table Rock Road.

Reflection sessions for couples struggling with infertility will be presented this Lent. Couples are invited to “Walking with Christ,” a series of prayer, reflection and small groups presented Thursday evenings March 10-April 17 at 8 p.m. via Zoom. An event for husbands dealing with infertility, “Reflections on St. Joseph: Growing with Our Lord,” will be presented March 19 from 1-4 p.m. via Zoom. The sessions are presented by Springs in the Desert, a Catholic infertility community approved by the Diocesan Office of Catholic Life and Evangelization. Registration is free; visit www.springsinthedesert.org/Walking-With-Christ and www.springsinthedesert.org/St-Joseph.

Women of Grace upcoming studies and events: Women of Grace foundational study (in-person) begins Tuesday evenings, April 19 at Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Harrisburg. Contact Linda K. Keister at lkanzkei@msn.com or 717-732-0772. Johnnette Benkovic Williams will return to Holy Name in Harrisburg for a one-day conference on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Additional Young Women of Grace retreat for girls 12-17 years of age! For information, contact Chris Arnold at carnold@womenofgrace.com or 717-379-6041.

Retreats & Pilgrimages

A Beginning Experience Weekend for those suffering the loss of a spouse through death, divorce or separation will take place at Camp Kirchenwald in Lebanon County, May 13-15, 2022. 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. Beginning Experience is the Church at work to provide help, healing and spiritual restoration. For information, visit www.hbgdiocese.org/marriage-and-family or www.beginningexperience.org. Information can also be obtained by contacting the Harrisburg Beginning Experience Team at 717-379-0800 or jpennat_58@comcast.net. All CDC recommendations will be followed during the retreat weekend. The number of attendees may be limited due to current COVID regulations. The program could be cancelled pending changing pandemic circumstances.

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreats, A Safe Place to Renew, Rebuild & Redeem Hearts Broken by Abortion, will be March 25-27, May 27-29, July 15-17, September 23-25 and November 4-6. If you or someone you know needs healing after an abortion, please call 717-788-4959 or contact Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats at undefeatedcourage.org.

Events & Fundraisers

The new Mobile Ultrasound Unit for Undefeated Courage will be in York on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and in Harrisburg on Thursdays, offering free pregnancy tests and

Ultrasounds. The unit will be parked across the street from Planned Parenthood at both locations. More volunteer drivers are needed to drive the Mobile Unit.  If interested, please call Becky Biter, 717-386-0602 or becky@undefeatedcourage.org.

Morning Star Pregnancy Services will celebrate 50 years of saving lives at this year’s Annual Life Saving Banquet. Since opening its doors in 1972, Morning Star has been an integral part of the Central PA community, providing compassionate care and assistance to families unprepared for pregnancy. This year’s special 50th anniversary celebration will be on April 28 at the Penn Harris Hotel, Camp Hill. The event will feature Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter Nicole C. Mullen as keynote speaker. For more information, or to request an invitation, please contact Steph Diecidue at 717-734-4630 or sdiecidue@supportmorningstar.com.

York Catholic students will present the spring musical, “The Wizard of Oz!”, on Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for students (age 5-18).  All seats are General Admission.  Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the show. Young children are invited to a special event: Crafts with the Cast!  Join Dorothy and her friends from the cast of York Catholic’s “The Wizard of Oz” for crafts, dancing, games, photographs with the cast, and snacks.  Crafts with the Cast is Saturday, March 5, from 12-2 p.m. at York Catholic.  Cost is $5 per person. Register by visiting  https://forms.gle/HEXs6wjDfwCZuVZg8.

York Catholic will host a fundraiser at MOD Pizza on Pauline Drive, York, on Thursday, February 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Just mention York Catholic when you pay and 20% of your bill will go to YC’s Mini-THON total. Visit this link for the flyer to present at the counter or the code to apply to your online order: https://yorkcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/MOD-Pizza-fundraiser-flyer.pdf 

The Pennsylvania Knights of Columbus State Virtual Retreat will be Saturday, March 12. All Knights of Columbus brothers and any Catholic men are invited to attend. The retreat topic is A Father’s Heart: Celebrate St. Joseph, Protector of the Holy Family. Fr. Dave Caron, O.P., Missionary of Mercy and Director of Spiritual Outreach at Cross Catholic Outreach, will be the retreat director. The schedule includes prayer, input, group discussions and Mass. To register, please visit: http://track.smtpsendemail.com/9058992/c?p=hcQ0TEdLaXoUiANmjmNu-nMKXwNK6Wh2NGCrgfERv5KPtFTgkH8y8VsGvnc2NbPoJJtxxxcZ01SnV0G6S8P5KSW3YLTnD2bek4Z1p5RrSd6sreUIPVnafDWmft-08gjuHWPJSlZLBhdMq3PqqZpYBQ==. For information contact Brian T. Smith, PA State Faith Director, at btspgkfdd@gmail.com.

Seven Sorrows Catholic Church in Middletown is selling melt-in-your-mouth candy eggs through Easter (or as long as supplies last). The eggs are available in peanut butter, coconut, or butter cream coated in either milk chocolate or dark chocolate. Each 2.8-ounce hand-dipped egg sells for $2. Orders may be placed via the printable form found online at bit.ly/7SorrowsEggs. Orders will be available after all weekend Masses, at the parish’s weekly drive-thru fish fry starting March 4,  and the Egg Store, open Monday through Thursday in the church parking lot, 280 N. Race St., Middletown. Please enter via Race Street for the safety of our school children. The Egg Store will be open Monday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., weather permitting and while supplies last. Please note that eggs will not be sold out of either the parish or school office this year. All eggs are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis while quantities last. Visit https://www.ssbvm.org/ for Mass times and fish fry dates and hours of operation.

Kolo Club “Marian” Annual Mardi Gras Celebration is Saturday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace Parish Center, Steelton. Come support the youth of tomorrow and watch the Kolo Club “Marian” present songs and dances from beautiful Croatia.  There will be children performing from the ages of 4 and up.  There will also be performances by guest group Kardinal Stepinac of NYC.  Zadnja Stanica will play for your listening and dancing pleasure.  Admission is $10.

The Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is accepting nominations for its Our Lady of Good Counsel Award and its new Golden Rose Award. The Our Lady of Good Counsel Award honors a woman in the Diocese who has made a significant contribution at any level of the council. Nomination packets are available at https://hdccw.webs.com/olgc-award. The Golden Rose Award will recognize young women in the Diocese who have made a significant contribution to their parish and community in service and leadership. Nomination packets for the Golden Rose Award are available at https://hdccw.webs.com/golden-rose-award. The deadline for nominations for both awards is March 4. Both awards will be presented at the HDCCW’s annual conference. Questions may be directed to Alycia Laureti, HDCCW President, at hdccwpres@gmail.com.

The Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Scholarship Committee invites high school senior girls to apply for a $1,000 scholarship to be used for post-secondary education. Applicants must be sponsored by a relative who is a member of a parish CCW, and both applicants and sponsors must reside in the Harrisburg Diocese. The deadline to submit a completed application is March 31, 2022. Contact Joyce Scott at 717-737-0927 or hdccwscholarship@gmail.com for more information or to secure an application packet.

Knights of Columbus Council 12788 of Joseph Parish in Mechanicsburg is hosting a bingo on February 20. Doors open at 12:45 p.m., food served 1 at p.m., and bingo starts at 2 p.m. in the Saint Joseph Life & Education Center. The proceeds from the bingo will be given toward the purchase of three ultrasound machines for Morning Star Pregnancy Centers.  Prices are $22 for 9 on card, $27 for 12 on card and $36 for 18 on card. Price includes all 18 regular games. Specials and pull-tabs will be available for purchase. For additional information or advance purchase of tickets, call 717-329-2725 or email Myakubick@comcast.net.

St. Cecilia Parish in Lebanon will have its annual fastnacht sale February 26 and 27 at 120 East Lehman Street in Lebanon. Pre-orders will not be taken. Sale begins at 2 a.m. Saturday and runs through Sunday until sold out. Cost is $12 per dozen, max allowed is eight dozen per person.

 Immaculate Conception BVM Parish in Fairfield will have a spaghetti dinner in the parish hall on February 20 from 3-6 pm. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, sausage, salad, bread stick, drinks and dessert. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, free for children under 6. Carry-outs available. For information, call 717-642-8815.

St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Bonneauville will have its spring bazaar and yard sale, April 2 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the parish center. Vendors needed, selling 10×10 space outside for $10 and inside for $25. Call Michelle at 717-476-2297 or Susan at 717-357-2866 and leave a message, or call the parish office at 717-334-2510. Yard sale and craft vendors, raffle, face painting, egg hunt and our annual kids’ corner. Breakfast and lunch available.

St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Annville will have a spaghetti dinner and is taking pre-orders for pre-packaged takeout. Dinners are $10 each (spaghetti, 2 meatballs, bread, and dessert). Additional meatballs may be purchased for $1 each. Pick-up will take place at the conclusion of each of the weekend Masses February 26 and 27: Saturday from 6-7 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. and 11:30-12:30 p.m. To place your orders, visit https://www.stpaulsinannville.org/spaghetti-dinner.

The Carlisle Area Family Life Center will have a “Bingo for Babies” fundraiser on March 4 at the St. Patrick Parish Activity Center on Marsh Drive, hosted by Knights of Columbus Council #4057. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., a light dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include dinner. They can be purchased at the center, located at 155 North Hanover Street. Prizes include a fabulous array of gift cards, tickets and certificates from local and area businesses and attractions. There will also be two black-out games with cash prizes up to $500. The Carlisle Area Family Life Center is Carlisle’s only crisis pregnancy and family resource center. For more information, please call the center at 717-243-6544 or e-mail info@carlisleareafamilylifecenter.org.

Harrisburg Catholic Elementary will host an online auction in February. Many items will be up for bid, including sports memorabilia and events, tickets for musical venues, gift certificates for local restaurants and brewpubs, Penn State fan gear, an iPad Mini and more. The school has begun posting some of the items on its auction site, www.32auctions.com/hces. Bidding isn’t live yet, but you can browse and start deciding on your bidding wish list. The actual auction will run from Monday, February 7 at 8 a.m. until Monday, February 21 at 10 p.m. Use the donate button if you don’t see anything you like or just aren’t into auctions.

Our Mother of Perpetual Help School in Ephrata is enrolling for the 2022-23 school year, with a special offer for families interested in transferring their children to OMPH. Parents enrolling their students into grades 1 through 7 between February 2-22, 2022 will receive $22 per student in lunch account credit, plus OMPH will waive the $100 registration fee. Families interested in enrollment or taking a tour of the school are asked to contact Jen Francis at jfrancis@omph.org or 717-738-2414 for more information.

The annual Deb Loss Scholarship Yard Sale at St. Joseph Parish in Hanover will take place in the parish social hall on March 5 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be approximately 40 vendors present. Breakfast and lunch will be available.  All proceeds will benefit St. Joseph Parish.

St. Richard Parish in Manheim will host “A Little Taste of Italy” spaghetti and meatball dinner, February 25 from 4:30-8 p.m. in the parish hall. No reservations needed. Take-outs available. Cost is $10 for adults 19 and older, free for those 18 and under. Dinner includes salad, spaghetti and meatballs (seconds on spaghetti only), Italian bread, coffee, tea, soda, punch and dessert. For information, call 717-665-2465.

Ballroom dancing, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of St. Aloysius Parish in Littlestown, will take place February 26, March 12, April 20 and May 14 from 7-10 p.m. in the parish hall. Evenings begin with a one-hour lesson at 7 p.m., followed by open dancing from 8-10 p.m. Please wear modest dress clothing. Cost is $8 per person, $40 maximum per family. Contact Jen Danieley at jennifereakle@hotmail.com for more information.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) will host a St. Patrick’s Day Party and fundraiser for Trinity High School’s Scholarship Fund. The event will be March 19 at the West Shore Elks Club in Mechanicsburg and will feature an Irish dinner including corned beef, bangers (Irish Sausage) and cabbage. Dinner 6 p.m. will be preceded by a social hour at 5 p.m. The event will feature live entertainment throughout the evening by The Lena McGinley Irish Dancers and music by Celtic Wood & Wires. A cash bar is available throughout the evening. Proceeds go to the division’s Trinity H.S. Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $40 per person and must be committed to purchase by March 9. For tickets or information, contact Tom Zugay at 717-761-2950 or Tzugay1958@gmail.com.

The Oxford Hall shop is featuring items for First Holy Communion. The shop, located at 233 Bridge Street in New Cumberland, will have in-stock and special-order dresses, veils, suits, gifts and accessories. Families can visit www.oxfordhall.com for select items beginning in January. Oxford Hall can also work with parishes’ dress and suit requirements to use as a guide with customers. The shop is open seven days a week, and available for appointments on select evenings for individuals or small groups. For information, or to receive a promotional flyer, call 717-774-8789 or e-mail oxfordhall@aol.com.

Job Openings

The Diocese of Harrisburg is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the newly created Safe Environment Director position. The Director will be responsible for the management, operation and maintenance of the Safe Environment Program, specifically the program’s compliance monitoring and reporting. This will involve working collaboratively with clergy and laity to ensure compliance with all aspects of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, the management and delivery of all training aspects of the program and a working knowledge of the Commonwealth’s requirements as it pertains to Child Protective Services Law and the requirements for background screening. The successful candidate will have proven relationship-building skills with a focus on service to others, a high level of energy, creativity and professionalism with effective oral and written communication skills. Applicants must be comfortable with public speaking and the giving of presentations. Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience in working with confidential, time-sensitive and critical matters. Bachelor’s degree in communications, teaching and/or employee training or human services is preferred, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in management and employee training. Travel throughout the 15 Counties of the Diocese will be required. Bilingual in Spanish would be helpful. The full job description can be found at https://www.hbgdiocese.org/careers/. Applications by way of cover letter and résumé should be sent to employment@hbgdiocese.org. Closing date for applications Thursday March 3, 2022.

The Diocese of Harrisburg is seeking principals for the following Catholic schools for the 2022-2023 school year: St. Teresa of Calcutta School, McSherrystown (www.stck8school.org); St. Theresa School, New Cumberland (www.sainttheresaschool.org); St. John the Baptist School, New Freedom (www.sjbnf.org); St. Rose of Lima School in Thomasville (www.stroseschoolpa.org); and St. Leo the Great School in Rohrerstown (www.stleoschool.org). Minimum qualifications: practicing, knowledgeable Catholic; thorough understanding of Catholic School Philosophy; commitment to modeling the values of Catholic Educational Leadership; PA Administrators Certificate (or in process); Catechetical Certification (or in process) and 5 years of teaching experience. For more information see the employment listings at www.hbgdiocese.org/careers. Send résumé and letter of interest by March 4, 2022, to Ann Everest, Department of Education, Diocese of Harrisburg, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111-3710 or by e-mail to aeverest@hbgdiocese.org.

The Diocese of Harrisburg has a full time vacancy for Cemetery Maintenance and Service at Resurrection Cemetery in Harrisburg. Applicants must have skills in grounds maintenance. The ability to operate a backhoe is desirable but training will be given. Other equipment that will be used: tractor, pickup, mowers and a variety of small equipment related to cemetery maintenance and operation. Must be a good team player who is able to take direction and demonstrate tact, courtesy and diplomacy. Applicants must have a valid, clean Pennsylvania driver’s license. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors. This is a manual position requiring physical fitness with the ability to lift (up to 50 lbs regularly), bend, stoop, climb and be mobile (on your feet) for most of the day. Applicants must be able to work in all weather conditions to tight deadlines. Applicants must pass Diocesan background checks. Applicants should send resume and cover letter to Tshanabrook@hbgdiocese.org. Please visit www.hbgdiocese.org/careers for the full job description.

The Diocese of Harrisburg has a full time vacancy for Cemetery Maintenance and Service at Holy Savior Cemetery, York. Applicants must have skills in grounds maintenance. The ability to operate a backhoe is highly desirable but training will be given. Other equipment that will be used: tractor, pickup, mowers and a variety of small equipment related to cemetery maintenance and operation. Must be a good team player who is able to take direction and demonstrate tact, courtesy and diplomacy. Applicants must have a valid, clean Pennsylvania driver’s license. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors. This is a manual position requiring physical fitness with the ability to lift (up to 50 lbs regularly), bend, stoop, climb and be mobile (on your feet) for most of the day. Applicants must be able to work in all weather conditions to tight deadlines. Applicants must pass Diocesan background checks. Applicants should send resume and cover letter to JBrlansky@hbgdiocse.org. Please visit www.hbgdiocese.org/careers for the full job description.

Saint Joseph Parish, Mechanicsburg, has two vacancies: a full time Administrative Assistant and a full time Administrative Assistant / Bulletin Coordinator. Candidates must have excellent and professional customer service, communication, interpersonal, writing and computer skills, with the ability to maintain confidentiality. We are seeking enthusiastic, collaborative individuals to help us in a busy team environment and also be able to work independently. Please submit resume and letter of intent to Brenda Perry, officemanager@stjosephmech.org. Two year College Degree or higher desired or equivalent level of work experience required and must be able to qualify for Diocesan Youth Protection Clearances.

St. Joseph Parish in York is accepting applications for a full-time Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.  The director will be part of the pastoral staff team, reporting directly to the Pastor. Interested applicants will be responsible for growing the parish’s current youth and young adult ministries.  Highlights of the position are the Middle School SPARKS program, the High School IGNITE program including the Fan the Fire Youth Rally, and Young Adult Ministry.  Candidates must have the ability to interact successfully with the public, with parents and with fellow employees. Individuals must have a minimum of three years related work experience.  Applicants should send resume and cover letter to St. Joseph Parish, Attn: Mrs. Erin Maiolino, Parish Manager at  Maiolino@sjy.org.

St. Joseph School in York is looking for a part-time school nurse. This position requires availability during the school year for five hours daily, Monday through Friday.  A mature, professional, responsible, committed individual with excellent communication, organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills, with background in the healthcare field is sought. The school nurse will share her/his expertise to create an environment that promotes healthy living, provide first aid and basic medical care to students, and manage attendance and medical records. Assisting as needed in clerical/reception duties in the school office is also required. A degree in Nursing is required, including CPR Certification. For additional information, interested individuals may contact Corrinne A. Eck at eck@sjy.org or 717-755-1797, at St. Joseph School, 2945 Kingston Rd., York, PA 17402.

Sacred Heart Parish and School in Lancaster are seeking a full-time custodian. Tasks include cleaning, sanitizing, and vacuuming on a regular basis, routine maintenance including testing, monitoring, and upkeep of emergency systems, and seasonal duties such as stripping and waxing floors, and light grounds maintenance. The position includes a competitive wage and benefits. If you are interested in being part of a passionate, Christ-centered team working in a lively, elementary school environment, view more details on the parish website at www.sacredheartlanc.org and contact the rectory (Mon.–Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) at 717-394-0757 or shparish@sacredheartsch.org.

Seven Sorrows BVM School in Middletown is immediately seeking a full-time, middle school science and mathematics teacher (grades 6-8) for the current school year. The individual should be passionate about teaching math and science and have a willingness to work as a team with our other middle school teacher. Candidates must minimally hold an active Pennsylvania teacher certificate in Middle Level Science or Middle Level Math. Interested candidates should contact Mrs. Angela Warner, Principal, at 717-944-5371 or awarner@ssbvm.org. To apply, see the Professional Employment Application: https://www.hbgdiocese.org/catholic-schools/employment-applications/, Pastor’s Letter of Recommendation: https://www.hbgdiocese.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Pastor-Recommendation.pdf, and clearance information and forms: https://www.hbgdiocese.org/safeyouth/background-certificates-and-youth-protection-requirements/adult-employees/#adult-school-employees.

Immaculate Conception BVM Parish in York is looking for a full-time Parish Administrative Manager. This mature, responsible individual should possess an in-depth understanding of business and human resources. The position requires excellent communication, organizational, human relations, managerial and problem solving skills. Must have a working knowledge of Church teaching and an understanding of the mission/vision/philosophy of a Roman Catholic parish. A professional demeanor is essential in interacting with persons at many levels. The position requires computer experience. A bachelor’s degree is required as well as a minimum of three years of experience in business administration and personnel supervision. Experience with parish operations is preferred. Interested applicants may submit their cover letter and résumé to Father John Kuchinski at frkuchinski@stmarysyork.org.

Holy Trinity Catholic School in York is seeking a full-time fourth-grade teacher for the rest of the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate is a compassionate, organized, practicing Catholic who possesses a Pennsylvania teaching certificate and all necessary credentials. Please send a cover letter, transcripts, résumé and state teaching certificate to Mrs. Kathleen Smith at ksmith@htcsyork.org.

Holy Name of Jesus School in Harrisburg has an immediate opening for a Spanish teacher. Candidates must possess academic excellence, be fluent in the Spanish language, and have a dedication to educating the whole child. Applicants for this position must be adept at developing lessons that incorporate rigor and technological components across the curriculum. Teachers in our school work cooperatively to meet the needs of our students through differentiated instruction. Interested candidates are to send their résumé to Sister Rita at sisterrita@holynameofjesus.com or call Sister Rita at 717-657-1704.

Morning Star Pregnancy Services is seeking a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer for its Pregnancy Services Program. When it comes to changing hearts and minds, ultrasound is the core of our pregnancy medical center. Morning Star Pregnancy Services is expanding our Ultrasound Services at our new location in Harrisburg. In this exciting role, you will be working with moms and dads to view their unborn child, see its beating heart, and begin the bonding process. The RDMS provides patient care and medical services working under the supervision of the RDMS Medical Services Manager. All duties and responsibilities are performed in support of Morning Star’s Mission and Vision. Position open to RDMS or RN with sonography experience. Salary commensurate with experience, benefits included. Please send your résumé and a cover letter to Linda Plummer, Executive Director, lplummer@morningstarclinics.com. For more information, call Linda Plummer at 717-901-3377.

Morning Star Clinics is seeking medical volunteers to assist in its pregnancy and sexual health services. If you are a licensed physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or nurse midwife with 4 to 5 hours per month to give, please consider gifting your time and talents to our organization. Morning Star’s mission is to offer pregnancy and sexual health services, parenting education, and practical support to the more than 2,000 women and men we see in our clinics yearly. The addition of a physician or mid-level provider to our volunteer staff would allow our organization to expand the services we provide to include more comprehensive STI testing and treatment. For more information contact, Linda Plummer, Executive Director, at 717-901-3377 or complete an online application at www.SupportMorningStar.com/get-involved.

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