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Diocesan Notebook – July 8

Masses & Prayer Services

The Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius will have a special Memorial Mass for the SSCM Sisters who died during the pandemic. The Mass will be celebrated July 10 at 2 p.m. in the Basilica of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Danville by Bishop William Waltersheid, Auxiliary Bishop of Pittsburgh. All family and friends of the Sisters are invited to attend the Mass; light refreshments will follow. If you plan to attend in person, please call 570-275-3581, ext. 101. If you cannot attend in person, a livestream of the Mass will be posted at http://www.sscm.org. The Sisters who will be remembered at the Mass are Sister Margaret Mary Fest, Sister Cynthia Marie Gazdo, Sister Noel Stasko, Sister Zoe Zollar, Sister Gilbert Dluhy, Sister Virginia Zapotocky, Sister Rosanne Kmetz, Sister Cyrilline Biel, Sister John Vianney Vranek and Sister Mary Paul Kurator.

A 30th anniversary Mass for Sister Mary Catherine Rose Giacobbe, the first hermit Sister in the Diocese, will be celebrated Aug. 14 at 9 a.m. at St. Lawrence Chapel in Harrisburg. Bishop Ronald Gainer will be celebrant for the Pontifical High Mass, and Sister will renew her vows. All are welcome to attend the Mass, and to send prayer requests to Sister at www.flowerofcarmelhermitage.org.

Education & Enrichment

The Diocesan Committee on Scouting will offer a Girl Scout patch workshop on July 31 at St. Joan of Arc Parish in Hershey from 2-4:30 p.m., with Mass at 5:00. Girl Scouts are invited to an afternoon of outdoor activities to learn about the life of St. Joan of Arc, participate in a scavenger hunt and complete a service project for veterans (please bring a new pair of men’s white socks). Cost is $8. Register by July 23 at www.hbgdiocese.org/youth-and-young-adults/catholic-scouting/girl-scouts or call 717-657-4804, ext. 327, for information.

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 lkiley@hbgdiocese.org no later than August 25, 2021 or call 717-657-4804, ext.322, with questions.

Volunteers needed for the Diocesan Summer Camp for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Aug. 15-20, 2021, at Camp Kirchenwald in Lebanon County. The camp serves approximately 30 adults campers, with activities including swimming, hiking, fishing, canoeing, arts and crafts, and overnight stays in cabins. Adult females who are able to stay overnight are particularly needed this year. All volunteers are required to complete the Diocesan Clearance process and to provide proof of full vaccination from the COVID-19 virus (vaccination waivers may be granted). Attendance at a brief training session prior to helping at camp is also required. There is no cost to volunteers; all meals, events, campground activities, etc. are included. For more information, contact Larry Kiley at 717-657-4804, ext. 322, or lkiley@hbgdiocese.org.

Retreats & Pilgrimages

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 k.m.hurley1@gmail.com.

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 www.hbgdiocese.org and go to “marriage and family” or www.beginningexperience.org. Information can also be obtained by contacting the Harrisburg Beginning Experience Team at phone 717-379-0800 or jpennat_58@comcast.net.All 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

Ballroom dancing, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of St. Aloysius Parish in Littlestown, July 10 and 31 and August 14 and 28 from 7-10 p.m. in the parish hall. Open to all ages. One-hour lesson begins at 7 p.m., followed by dancing from 8-10 p.m. Cost is $8 per person, $40 maximum per family. Modest attire is required. For information, contact Jen Danieley at JenniferEakle@hotmail.com.

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Elysburg’s Maine lobster and pulled pork dinner, August 28. Take-out only. Pre-order through August 7. Also taking orders for live or steamed lobsters, quarts of pulled pork and pints of cole slaw. Call 570-672-2302 or e-mail pat@qmhr.net or sheila@qmhr.net. Order forms are also available online at www.qmhr.net. Both dinners include corn on the cob, fingerling potatoes, and cole slaw. Lobsters are delivered fresh from the docks in Maine; pork is smoked on premises.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Cornwall’s summer festival, July 9 from 4-7 p.m., July 10 from 4-10 p.m. and July 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All three days feature bake sale, white elephant stand, big raffle and basket raffles. Friday includes a fish dinner, take-out or drive through. Saturday features food trucks, vendors and games, with music by Christian Yeager from 4:30-6:30 p.m., the Chuck Mock Band from 7-9 p.m. and DJ RX from 9-10 p.m. Sunday includes Hresko’s BBQ and an open-air concert of patriotic and Christian music. Bring your lawn chairs.

St. Joan of Arc Parish in Hershey’s 47th annual parish festival, Aug. 12, 13 and 14 from 5-10 p.m. each night. Homemade food, children’s games and activities, kids’ inflatable, face painting, silent auction, games of skill and Bingo. Raffles of cash, gift baskets, Hershey restaurants, and a Christian Pulisic jersey. Shop jewelry, plants, garden bounties, bake sale, crafts and more! Musical entertainment on Thursday by DJ Dave Willey; Friday by Crossing Abbey Road; and Saturday by the Happy Slovenes. Festival will be at 359 W. Areba Avenue in Hershey. Visit www.sjafestival.com.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Conewago will host a “Carry-Out” Picnic, July 17 at the Picnic Woods on Centennial Road in Hanover. We will have our “famous” chicken corn soup and a chicken dinner consisting of half a chicken, baked potato, applesauce, roll and butter for $10. Soup and dinner is by carry-out only. Chicken dinner tickets will be available at the Woods for purchase. Fundraiser will also have a baked goods table and a small game of chance pull-tab game. The picnic will begin at 11 a.m. until sold out. For more information, call the parish office at 717-637-2721.

Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Roaring Creek will have its parish picnic, Aug. 6 and Aug. 7 from 3-7 p.m. Take-out food includes pierogies, pigeons, potato cakes, haluski, hot sausage and homemade baked goods. No pre-orders. Limited seating. Picnic will also include a 50/50, theme baskets and raffles.

Mother Cabrini Parish in Shamokin will hold a picnic food sale in the church hall on Saturday, July 17 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Delicious homemade pierogi, pigeons, hamburgers, halushki and potato cakes will be on sale. Adult slushies will also be available (food and slushies are take-out only). On Saturday, July 24, Cabrini’s famous “Prizes Galore/Basket Raffles” will take place in the parish hall from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with lots of prizes. In addition, a 50/50, September Lotto Calendars and other raffles will be available.

Mary Mother of the Church Parish in Mount Joy will have a “Christmas in July Bazaar,” July 17 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Event includes a chicken dinner sale for $10 per dinner, “Stuff the Bus” school supplies collection, and a food pantry collection to benefit school lunch and senior citizen. Donate three items and receive three raffle basket tickets. Event will also include crafters and vendors and a children’s play area. Event is rain or shine.

Crusader girls’ fall softball registration is now open, assembling teams for 10U, 12U, and 14U for the fall 2021 season. All home games are played at St. Leo the Great in Rohrerstown for the lower levels and Lancaster Catholic’s JV Field for 14U. As a feeder program for Lancaster Catholic, the program accepts girls from any parish in Lancaster County. Register online at https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/275320. Fall league games are double headers played on either Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons and run from September through the end of October. Registration deadline is July 31, 2021. For more information, contact Ed Krow, Crusader Softball Coordinator, at ed@edkrow.com.

Job Openings

The Diocese of Harrisburg is seeking an experienced educator for the full-time position of Academics and Data Specialist. This position is responsible for directing the establishment and reinforcement of a positive, excellent academic culture in the schools of the Diocese of Harrisburg. The Academic and Data Specialist is directly accountable to the Secretary of Education/Superintendent of Schools. Requirements: MA in educational administration or related field and experience in school administration, including academics, use of data in academic settings and enrollment. Must be in good standing with the Roman Catholic Church, understand and observe Church teaching, and possess a willingness to work within and promote an atmosphere of Catholic principles. Fluency in Spanish would be very helpful. Benefits: A full-time position with commensurate salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance and a 401K plan. To apply, send résumé and a cover letter to dbreen@hbgdiocese.org. Full job description available at www.hbgdiocese.org/careers. Closing date for applications is July 23, 2021.

The Diocese of Harrisburg is seeking an experienced leader for the position of Director of the Secretariat for Catholic Life and Evangelization. This position is responsible for directing the Secretariat offices in continuing the mission of Jesus Christ through the promotion of catechesis, evangelization, spiritual growth and providing opportunities for the faithful to live out their faith. The Director is responsible for building and developing a vibrant, Christ-centered, mission- driven team who can assist pastors in providing invigorating programs which meet the needs of the faithful of the Diocese. The Secretariat is responsible for Family Ministries, Ministry to People with Disabilities, Youth & Young Adult Ministry including CYO and Scouting, Hospital and Prison Ministries and Hispanic/Vietnamese/Korean/Black Catholic Apostolates. Requirements: Practicing Catholic with an outgoing, self-motivated personality, a consistent prayer life and established communication skills. Master’s Degree in Theology or related field preferred. Prior management, supervisory and administrative experience required. Parish and/or Diocesan experience desired. Benefits: A full-time position with commensurate salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance and a 401K plan. To apply, send your résumé and a cover letter that includes your vision for evangelization in a Catholic parish to employment@hbgdiocese.org. Closing date for applications is July 30, 2021.

The Diocese of Harrisburg is seeking an administrative assistant for the Secretariat for Catholic Life and Evangelization. Must be a confident self-starter, able to take direction and follow through on duties and responsibilities with minimum supervision. Must be Mission minded in both word and deed and have a desire to spread the Gospel message and teachings of the Catholic Church to our members and to those who have not heard. Candidate must possess high levels of verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills. A fluency in Spanish would be helpful. Must have an eye for detail and ability to work with financial figures. Must be able to use some independent initiative and judgment. Ideal candidate will have superior organizational and secretarial skills. Proficiency in all MS applications is essential. Knowledge and previous experience of Diocesan and parish structures will be very helpful. Must be a Catholic in good standing. Competitive salary and benefits. Send résumé and cover letter to employment@hbgdiocese.org. Closing date for applications is July 30, 2021.

The Diocese of Harrisburg has an exciting opportunity for a part-time Multimedia Producer to join our Communications Office. This person should be a passionate storyteller with experience in digital communications. The Producer is responsible to develop ideas, plan, and produce weekly radio programs, podcasts and special digital productions for the Diocese of Harrisburg. See the full job description at www.hbgdiocese.org/careers. Closing date for applications is July 30, 2021.

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 CCEDsearch@hbgdiocese.org.

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 FrSFauser@HBGDiocese.org.

Full-time position available in cemetery maintenance and service at Holy Saviour Cemetery in York. 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 and 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), 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. Submit résumé and cover letter to JBrlansky@hbgdiocse.org.

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 dstaub@sjshanoverpa.org. Candidates must be in compliance with required clearances and complete the Diocesan teaching application, which can be found at https://www.hbgdiocese.org/catholic-schools/employment-applications/.

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 frdthomas@hbgdiocese.org.

York Catholic High School is seeking applicants for the following positions, available August 2021: Library Media Specialist, English Teacher, Business and Technology Teacher, Religion Teacher, Attendance Officer, substitute teachers and a cafeteria aide. Information on each position can be found at www.hbgdiocese.org/careers. Teaching positions require certification and related bachelor’s degree in appropriate major. Send résumé, certification, Diocesan application, copy of state and federal clearances and a letter of interest to Katie Seufert, Principal, York Catholic Middle & High School, 601 East Springettsbury Avenue, York, PA 17403, 717-846-8871, ext. 312, or kseufert@yorkcatholic.org.

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 www.hbgdiocese.org/careers. Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to principal, Lindsay Salmon at lsalmon@saintandrewcatholicschool.org.

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 frdon@saintpatrickchurch.org 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 frdon@saintpatrickchurch.org 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 frdon@saintpatrickchurch.org to express interest, and send letter of interest and résumé to St. Patrick Church, 152 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle PA 17013.

St. Rose of Lima Parish in York seeks a full-time Business Manager. This person will be responsible for assisting the pastor in the overall administration of the parish concerning all matters pertaining to personnel, finance, buildings, and grounds. The responsibilities also include preparing and making bank deposits, completing employee time reports and providing employee benefits information, reviewing monthly General Ledger History Listing and financial statements, supervising all parish projects, and working with the pastor in parish budget preparation and other related tasks as assigned. B.S. degree in accounting or business administration, solid managerial skills, and a minimum of three years of experience in business administration and personnel supervision is required. A Catholic of good standing is preferred. Send a cover letter, résumé and two letters of recommendation to Father Dominic Azagbor, OP, at FrDAzagbor@hbgdiocese.org or mail to 950 W. Market St, York, PA 17401.

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 www.hbgdiocese.org/careers. Clearances required for all positions. Contact Sister Eileen at stjoanhershey.org 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 aoliverio@spscarlisle.org or visit www.spscarlisle.org 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 rjames@stroseschoolpa.org 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 rjames@stroseschoolpa.org or 717-792-0889 for more information. To apply, please complete: Professional Employment Application at www.hbgdiocese.org/catholic-schools/employment-applications/, Pastor’s Letter of Recommendation at www.hbgdiocese.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Pastor-Recommendation.pdf, and Clearance forms at www.hbgdiocese.org/safeyouth/background-certificates-and-youth-protection-requirements/adult-employees/#adult-school-employees.

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 deaconpete@stjosephslanc.com.

Sacred Heart Parish in Oxford, Pa., is seeking a Director of Parish Services. The parish is located in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. This part-time staff person reports directly to the pastor while collaborating with other parish staff members. The candidate must be a practicing Catholic, in good standing with the Church, and committed to the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church. Responsibilities include maintaining the parish event calendar; coordinating baptisms, weddings and funerals; maintaining the parish database and sacramental records; supervising office volunteers; preparing the bulletin; and managing the parish website and Facebook page. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé to Father Joseph T. Shenosky, Sacred Heart Parish, 203 Church Road, Oxford PA 19363, info@sacredheart.us, phone 610-932-5040.

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