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Diocesan Notebook – July 20

Masses and Prayer Services

St. Patrick Parish in York celebrates the 125th anniversary of the dedication of their current Church. The new (and current) church building was dedicated on September 11, 1898. St. Patrick Parish will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the dedication of its church on Sunday, September 10, at the 5 p.m. Mass. Attendees will include Bishop Timothy Senior and many of the clergy who have served the people of the parish over the past years.

St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Mechanicsburg will host a “Tear Drops Service” to pray for loved ones who have left the Church. The prayer service will be August 27 at 2 p.m. and is hosted by the parish’s Council of Catholic Women. During the liturgy, we will gather and prayer together in petition that those who we love come back to Jesus and His Holy Catholic Church.

Feast of St. Padre Pio, weekend celebration, at the National Centre for Padre Pio in Barto, Pa. On September 23, there will be 10:30 a.m. Mass offered by Bishop Alfred Schlert of the Diocese of Allentown with Eucharistic Procession to follow, as well as 1:30 p.m. Mass and Novena prayers. September 24, there will be noon Mass and Novena prayers. The Centre is open from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  The Rosary will be prayed 30 minutes prior to each Mass. Confessions offered throughout the day on Saturday. No Confessions offered on Sunday. Food provided by Cast Iron Creations throughout the duration of the weekend.

Retreats & Pilgrimages

The Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women invites all women of the Diocese to their Fall Mini RetreatA renewed encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist,” on Saturday, September 16, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Church in Mechanicsburg. Keynote speaker, Betsy Schaedler, will speak on Stay with me, Lord: The Eucharist and Adoration. The day includes Mass and will end with Adoration and Benediction. Cost is $10 and includes brunch. Register by September 5 by contacting Terri Gelles at 717-398-9023 or email

Join Father Leo Goodman and Deacon Francis Skorija for a day-long pilgrimage to the National Centre for Saint Padre Pio in Barto, Pa., September 2. Round-trip bus fare is $35 person. Lunch is $20 person, or pack your own. The bus will leave the upper parking lot of St. Margaret Mary Church in Harrisburg at 9 a.m., and will depart from the Padre Pio Centre at 3 p.m. For more information or to reserve your seat, please contact Robbie Davis (cell/text) 717-574-6267 or

The Catholic Family Connection of Lancaster will have a pilgrimage to the National Centre for Padre Pio in Barto, Pa., August 19 at 10 a.m. Snacks will be provided; bring a picnic lunch. RSVP by August 12 to

The 37th Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, Emmitsburg, Md., is scheduled for Thursday, August 3, 2023. Diocesan priests will be available to hear Confessions from 9-11:30 a.m. in the vicinity of the Chapel of Saint Mary’s on the Hill (“The Glass Chapel”). During this morning time, pilgrims are invited to enter into the prayerfulness of the Shrine: visit “Calvary” near the top of the mountain; visit the Shrine Grotto; pray the Via Crucis along Corpus Christi Lane; pray the Rosary along Rosary Lane; and collect some spring water near the Our Lady of the Esplanade fountain pool (ask any priest to bless and sanctify this water). The pilgrimage Mass is scheduled for noon in the Glass Chapel. Msgr. James Lyons, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Hanover, will be the celebrant and homilist. If you staying for the afternoon, please bring your lunch and some food to share. The afternoon schedule includes Eucharistic Adoration, a spiritual talk and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, concluding with Benediction around 4 p.m. The gift of a Plenary Indulgence is granted to members of a pilgrimage group, who, out of devotion to the Blessed Mother and Our Lord, Jesus Christ, visit the National Shrine Grotto on any day of the year. For further inquiries, please contact Father John Hoke (St. Joseph Parish, Milton) at 570-742-4356 or Father Michael Reid (St. Vincent Parish, Hanover) at 717-637-4625.

The 45th Annual Corpus Christi Men’s Retreat will be at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., August 4-6. Msgr. William J. King, JCD, a priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg and Vice-Rector and Director of Human Formation at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, will lead the retreat. Attendees will hear Msgr. King develop his selected themes during the Friday evening through Sunday afternoon event, plus participate in other spiritual activities. Msgr. King’s main theme of “A Roadmap for Better Living: A Fresh Look at the Beatitudes,” will be illustrated through the five presentations he will offer. The retreat is open to men ages 14 and older; sons and grandsons are welcomed at the retreat. A $60 deposit is required towards the total cost of $200. Included in the retreat is Holy Mass on Saturday and Sunday, 24-hour Adoration, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Scriptural Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Evening and Morning prayers.  There will also be a presentation on Eucharistic Miracles by Steve Hemler, president of Catholic Apologetics Institute of North America. Six full meals prepared at the university dining facility, as well as a selection of single rooms or apartment style single rooms, are among the annual offerings for retreat attendees. Reservations can be made through the local parish retreat coordinators, or online at For additional information, contact Keith R. Smith by phone at 717-263-3442 or email

Fall pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass., sponsored by St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Mechanicsburg. The two-day trip is October 4 and 5, the feast day of St. Faustina, and includes a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum. Limited single occupancy is $270. Double occupancy is $195 per person. Cost includes transportation, lodging, continental breakfast, museum entrance, one lunch, and one booklet. A $25 non-refundable deposit and registration is due by Wednesday, July 12. To register or for more information, contact Susan Campbell at or call 518-929-4890.

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 or the parish office at 717-684-7070. Deadline for registration is July 25.

Seeking volunteers for Mission trip to México. The Franciscan Sisters of Divine Providence are in search of tradesmen and tradeswomen willing and able to assist them in improving their convent facilities. Projects vary and have included concrete work, carpentry and painting. This journey is a continuation of trips conducted over the past twenty years by men and women from parishes in Hanover, York and Lancaster led by Father Joseph Gotwalt and now by Father Michael Reid. Mission trip location is the Convento Fransiscano Tlalixtaquilla, Guerrero, Mexico, January 16-27, 2024. Please text Mary Reid Graci at 717-756-9689 for more information.

Education & Enrichment

Surviving Divorce is a 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. The program begins August 28 at 7 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Harrisburg. Contact Anne Skorija at or 717-350-1696 for information.

The Diocese of Harrisburg’s Formation Ministry of Spiritual Direction is accepting applications from individuals who feel called to be a spiritual director. The three-year program of formation is designed for adults experienced in the spiritual life who are seeking to discern this call and to deepen the gifts of wisdom, faith and discernment give by the Spirit for this ministry, as well as the necessary qualities, presence and interpersonal skills. Formation sessions will meet monthly at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg or through Zoom. For more information, contact Sister Geralyn Schmidt, SCC, at, 717-657-4804, ext. 254, or 717-712-9298 (cell). Applications are due by September 30.

Upcoming Women of Grace Studies and Events: Women of Grace Foundational Study at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Middletown, Saturday mornings September 9 through November 11 (excluding October 21) from 9-11 a.m. Contact Chris Arnold at or 717-379-6041. Women of Grace Foundational Study will be offered at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Enola, September 12 through November 7, Tuesday mornings from 9-11 a.m. Contact Linda K. Keister, Women of Grace Facilitator, at or 717-732-0772 (please leave a message). Women of Grace Foundational Study will be offered at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg, September 13 through November 8, Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Contact Linda K. Keister, Women of Grace Facilitator, at or call 717-732-0772 (please leave a message). The annual retreat at Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, Pa., July 21-23, “Go Deeper – Healing the Wounds of the Heart,” Johnnette Benkovic Williams. For pricing, more information, scholarship inquires and registration, visit: or call 1-800-558-5452.

“Lourdes and the Miraculous Cures,” a multimedia presentation on the history of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s apparitions at Lourdes and highlights of some of the miraculous cures attributed to Our Lady’s intercession, will be presented Sunday, August 6 at 7 p.m. in the gym at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Hanover. The presentation will be given by Steve Hemler, President of the Catholic Apologetics Institute of North America (CAINA) and author of a trilogy of published apologetics books. Many of his ancestors attended Conewago Chapel and are buried there. Almost everyone has heard of the extraordinary appearances of the Virgin Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes in 1858. But have you ever really explored the details of the incredible healings that have occurred since then at this small town in Southern France? This presentation briefly reviews the history of the apparitions and then looks at several of the thousands of cures that have taken place in Lourdes, including recent ones that defy explanation by even the most skeptical medical personnel using the best modern technology. All are welcome to attend.

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.

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.

Events & Fundraisers

The Diocesan Camp at Kirchenwald is seeking volunteers to assist at its residential camp for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities from August 13-18. The camp is dependent on volunteers, with a particular need for volunteers who can spend the night. There are no special qualifications or minimum time required for volunteering. All volunteers are required to complete the Diocese of Harrisburg Youth Protection Clearances. There is no cost to volunteers; all meals, events, campground activities, etc. are included. If you are not able to volunteer but wish to support this special ministry, your prayers, financial generosity or simply sharing this volunteer solicitation with someone you think might be interested all make a significant, positive difference. Donations may be sent to Catholic Life and Evangelization, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111. Checks should be made payable to the Diocese of Harrisburg with Camp Kirchenwald in the memo line. For more information or any questions, please contact Kate Neri at 717-657-4804, ext. 317, or email

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Elysburg will host its annual lobster fest, Saturday, August 26, featuring fresh Maine lobsters and the parish’s smoked pulled pork. Live lobsters are $15 each, steamed lobsters are $16 each. Lobster dinners and pulled pork dinners include fingerling potatoes, corn on the cob and cole slaw. Lobster dinner is $25; pulled pork dinner is $13. Pulled pork is available for $10 per quart. Cole slaw available for $4 per pint. Payment must accompany your order, and all food must be pre-ordered. Order pick-up is 2-5 p.m. To order, call 570-672-2302 or e-mail or, or download a form at Orders must be completed no later than August 14. The parish’s summer basket and prize raffle tickets are available through August 26.

San Juan Bautista Parish in Lancaster will have its annual Hispanic festival, July 26-29 (6-9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, 6-11 p.m. Friday, and 4-11 p.m. Saturday) on the parish grounds. Experience Hispanic culture, music and food. There will also be a raffle featuring two prizes of $5,000, one prize of $2,000 and three prizes of $1,000. Free admission.

Bingo is coming to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg. The Columbiettes will be hosting Bingo on Sunday, September 10, in Waldron Hall from 2-5 p.m. For more information about ticket sales, please call Jean at 717-433-1588.

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Fairfield will hold a spaghetti dinner in the parish hall on Sunday, August 13 from 3-6 p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, sausage, salad, bread stick, drinks and dessert. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children under 6. Carry-outs are available. All are welcome. For information, call 717-642-8815.

St. Francis Xavier Parish Council of Catholic Women and the Knights of Columbus will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, July 29 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Xavier Center in Gettysburg. Food will be sold. For more information, contact Cherie Colomb at

St. Patrick Parish in Trevorton will have its annual festival on the parish grounds, August 11 and 12 from 5-10 p.m., with an “Animals Around the World” theme. Event includes ethnic food, games, bingo, theme basket raffles and prizes. Entertainment on Friday by Lite Switch from 6:30-9:30 p.m., and by Looker on Saturday from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The Annual Buchanan Valley Picnic will take place on the grounds of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Orrtanna, Saturday, August 26 from noon to dusk. Event will be held rain or shine and includes Bingo, prizes and live music. Family-style home-cooked dinners are $16.50 for adults, $7 for children 6-12 and free for those 5 and under. The parish is located halfway between Gettysburg and Chambersburg off Route 30; follow the signs at Route 234.

Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Roaring Creek will have its annual parish picnic, Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5 from 4-9 p.m. Favorite picnic foods of pigeons, pierogis, potato cakes, barbecue, haluski, hotdogs, hot sausage, rice pudding and hand-dipped ice cream. The event will include baked goods, raffles, a beer tent, theme baskets, money wheel and kids’ games. Entertainment Friday by Hypnotic Sounds DJ, and Saturday by Muckdogs Band. No pets or coolers, please.

Mother Cabrini Parish in Shamokin will have a picnic food sale, Saturday, July 22 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the parish hall. Sale features the parish’s famous piegons, haluski, hamburgers with Coney sauce on the side, and potato cakes for take-out only. The parish’s “Prizes Galore” event will take place during the food sale, as well as on Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the parish hall. A drawing of prizes will be July 29, with sausage hoagies, water and soda available for sale that day. Basket raffle tickets are $15 per sheet and $10 for each extra sheet.

St. Joseph Parish in Berwick is having an “Italian Food Palooza” under the pavilion on Sundays July 30 and September 17, featuring a pasta and meatball dinner; meatball, fireball, porkette, and sausage and pepper sandwiches. The Council of Catholic Women will have a sweet treats table. There will be a money raffle and basket raffle. The Palooza is from noon-3 p.m., take-out only. In case of rain, the event will be held in the church hall.

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

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’s Office of Education is seeking a collaborative, people-first Human Resources Director for Schools. The successful candidate will hold the expertise to collaboratively improve HR processes, practices, personnel policies, and recommend changes to school and diocesan administration. This includes issues raised by employees and matters related to employment, compensation and benefits and employee relations. Preferred candidates will have a combination of education, training, and experience to be successful in both educational and human resources settings. Preferred qualifications include academic study in human resources management and development, AASPA and/or SHRM certification. Candidates who do not hold all of the above preferred qualifications but are interested in pursuing professional growth are encouraged to apply. This is a new full-time, full-year position based in Harrisburg and works to directly support and promote personnel activities, growth, and development across all diocesan schools. Please visit the following link for full job description and requirements:

Gate of Heaven Cemetery has full-time and part-time openings for cemetery maintenance and service. Applicants must have skills in grounds maintenance. The ability to operate a backhoe is highly desirable. 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. Applicant must have valid, clean PA 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 and 100 lbs. occasionally), 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. Resumé and cover letter should be sent to

St. John the Baptist Catholic School in New Freedom is searching for dynamic, caring, and highly motivated individuals to join our team of amazing educators and support staff. Our current job openings may be found on our parish website at Our school offers education from preschool through grade 6, and recently earned a 7-year recertification from the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. We are at the forefront of the shift to the Catholic Classical Education Model within our Diocese and are looking for teachers who are ready to be a part of implementing the Catholic Classical Curriculum in our school. In addition, we continue to offer STEM and technology classes to complete our well-rounded educational opportunities. Check out our job openings at Interested candidates may direct questions, and also submit a cover letter and resume, to our principal, Michelle Williams, at or 717-235-3525 ext. 211.

St. Catherine Labouré Parish in Harrisburg is seeking a Coordinator of Religious Education and Youth Ministry. This position works with the pastor to bring this vision into reality within the lives of youth of the parish by providing leadership to, and development of the ministry. Focus is split between coordination of catechesis in parish Religious Education Program (PREP, grades K-8) and the youth ministry (grades 6–12). This position oversees the students, catechists, and families of PREP that meets on Sunday mornings; facilitates parent and catechist meetings, retreats, and workshops. It is also responsible for facilitating the sacramental preparation of all our children, both in PREP and in the parish school. Youth Ministry responsibilities include development and coordination of youth group gatherings, outings, trips, retreats, discipleship of youth and adult volunteers, and connection with community groups, among the many exciting opportunities anticipated in this ministry. This position has regular weekend and evening responsibilities. It allows for some preparation to be done off-site. While office hours are expected, these can be flexible and accommodated to the needs of the ministry. The position also requires attendance at occasional organizational meetings. This position requires a mature, professional, responsible, committed individual with excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, administrative, managerial and interpersonal skills. They must be a Catholic in good standing and have a working knowledge of Church teaching, and Catholic sacramental theology. They should have good listening skills and the ability to reach out to all persons in a welcoming and inviting manner. An understanding of parish structure and ministry, and experience with children is helpful. Contact Angela Deimler, Parish Business Manager, St. Catherine Labouré Parish, Harrisburg at for more information.

St. Anne and Our Lady of La Vang Parish in Lancaster is looking to hire a financial administrator. This person will handle all parish bookkeeping, payroll, and other financial tasks needed for parishioners, vendors, ministries and building tenants. The job is for ten hours a week and the hours are flexible to the extent that all Diocesan deadlines are met. This position is on-site, and the successful candidate will have their own office. The salary is commensurate with experience. Highly qualified candidates for the position include high school graduates with at least an Associate Degree coursework in accounting; tech savvy with experience in excel and quick books; and, a minimum one full fiscal year of experience in accounting. Knowledge of the Harrisburg Diocesan Accounting System is a plus. Excellent communication skills in working with vendors and multicultural parishioners necessary. Candidate should be a self-starter and work independently. Candidate to be a practicing Catholic knowledgeable of their faith in word, thought and action and must possess or can obtain Diocesan/State Police clearances. Interested applicants can send their resumes and letters of inquiry to Chris Whalen, parish manager, at

St. James Parish in Lititz is looking for a motivated Youth Ministry Leader. We have not had a program in some time, and we have many youth and adult volunteers who are willing to help make this a great program. Prior Youth Ministry experience is preferred, but ultimately we are looking for candidates who are faith-filled and enthusiastic about helping our youth spread the Gospel and get involved in parish life. See the job description at, and if interested, please contact Father Fischer at

St. James Parish in Lititz is looking for talented accompanists who have facility with organ and/or piano to play at parish liturgies. We are in need of individuals who have experience with music at liturgy and are able to play one or two Masses per week with an assigned cantor. If you are interested in this position, please see the job description at, and if interested, please contact Father Fischer at

St. James Parish in Lititz is looking for a new Music Director. This person is responsible for selecting music for parish liturgies, scheduling accompanists and cantors, reviewing music choices with families for weddings and funerals, and directing our choir. St. James is excited to bring aboard a candidate who loves the liturgy and sacred music. If you are interested in this position, please see the job description at, and if interested, please contact Father Fischer at

The following employment opportunities are available at York Catholic Middle & High School: Instructional Support Teacher, Spiritual Life Coordinator, Academic Assistance Aide, Administrative Assistant, Musical Director, Substitute Teachers, Cafeteria Volunteers, High School Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Coach, High School Boys’ Varsity Volleyball Coach, High School Boys’ JV Volleyball Coach. Complete details can be found at

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg is looking for someone with a servant’s heart to work with Messiah University students as Newman Club Coordinator. Responsibilities include acting as a liaison between the parish and Messiah students, as well as fostering fellowship among students through coordination of club events and collaboration with student leaders. Please contact John Durle at or call 717-697-2614 if you would like more information.

Holy Trinity Catholic School in York is hiring for the 2023/2024 school year. Are you a professional that loves to work with children to help them achieve their full potential as disciples of our Lord. Would you love to help them celebrate their Faith while growing in our Lord’s love? We are looking for Classroom Teachers, Classroom Aides, Instrumental Band Director, Handy Man, Cafeteria Manager/Cook, Building Substitutes and Librarian. Please contact the school office, visit its website or email for more information.

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. 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. 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

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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