Sunday, April 14, 2024

Diocesan Notebook – March 17

Masses and Prayer Services

All are invited to join Bishop Ronald Gainer as he celebrates the Diocesan Chrism Mass at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 3, at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg. The Chrism Mass offers a solemn occasion to witness the blessing of the oils and the consecration of the Sacred Chrism that will be used in the celebration of the sacraments throughout the coming year. The priests of the Diocese will also renew their commitment to priestly service, which they made on the day of their ordination, during this Mass. Free parking and shuttle service from City Island will be available. For more information, visit www.hbgdiocese.org.

The Columbia Area Ministerium of Churches will host a Prayer Vigil for Peace in Ukraine, Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church in Columbia.

In preparation for the Easter celebration, St. Peter Parish in Columbia will have a three-day Parish Mission, Sunday, March 26 through Tuesday, March 28, each day starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m. A Penance Service will be on March 27. Father Michael Rothan will lead the mission. March 26 will have a Holy Hour reflection, March 27 will have a healing service with Confession, and March 28 will have a Mass and reception.

Our Lady of Good Council in Marysville and St. Bernadette in Duncannon invites you to walk an outdoor Stations of the Cross at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 31. The group will ascend approximately one mile on the Appalachian Trail, stopping frequently for songs and devotions, from the parking lot (94 Watershed Drive, Duncannon, PA 17020) to the Hawk Rock Overlook, where Father Dijo Thomas will celebrate Holy Mass. Participants in this Lenten devotion should dress appropriately for hiking. For more information, please visit our website at olgcsb.org/bernadette.

Pax Christi Harrisburg will have its annual Walking Way of the Cross in downtown Harrisburg on Good Friday, April 7. Participants should gather at 9:45 a.m. at Front and Market streets (Dauphin County Courthouse). This event connects Jesus’ journey to the cross with current day themes of peace and justice. The walk is approximately one and a half hours hours and will occur rain or shine. Downtown parking is free. For more information, call Rick Woodard at 717-991-4204.

Spend Divine Mercy Sunday, April 16, celebrating at Good Shepherd Church, Camp Hill, with Spirit Power and Marty Rotella. Marty will speak on “The Power of Divine Mercy,” then lead praise and worship, prayer, meditation and The Divine Mercy Chaplet from 1-3:30 p.m. For more information, contact dsalldin@thegoodshep.org or call 717-980-3613.

The Diocesan Scout Mass and Religious Emblem Recognition will be celebrated at St. Catherine Labouré Church in Harrisburg on Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m. Bishop Ronald Gainer will be the celebrant and homilist for the Mass. Boy and Girl Scouts who have completed any of the Catholic religious emblems since 2020 will be recognized at the Mass. Register online at www.hbgdiocese.org.

The next Caelorum at St. Joan of Arc Church in Hershey will be Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. Join your brothers and sisters in Christ as we come together to adore, praise and worship our Lord and Savior. We look forward to seeing everyone. For more information, call 717-215-4175.

An Italian Mass for the Feast of St. Joseph will be celebrated Sunday, March 19 at 1 p.m. at Holy Spirit Church in Palmyra, by Father Anthony Dill, pastor, and Father Joshua Brommer, chaplain of the Italian Apostolate. The Italian Apostolate will host an Italian dinner reception after the Mass, as well as a traditional St. Joseph Altar. For more information, contact Maria DiSanto at 717-554-5698 or disanto1@comcast.net or Mariella Amato at 717-278-9420.

Catholic War Veterans Post 707 and the Ancient Order of Hibernians will host a special Mass in honor of St. Patrick prior to the St Patrick’s Day Parade in the City of Harrisburg on March 18. The Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral and will be celebrated by Father John Bateman, the Chaplain of Post 707 of the Catholic War Veterans.

The Cursillo Movement’s afternoon of reflection and Mass of Remembrance for deceased Cursillistas will take place April 15 at Holy Name of Jesus Parish Chapel in Harrisburg. Cursillistas are invited to meditations, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Adoration and Confession from 1-4 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. by Msgr. Lawrence. Register to attend by emailing Roseann Guerrini, Lay Director, at rose52g@comcast.net, or call 717-248-4328. Submit names of Cursillistas, relatives, or friends who have died between April 23, 2022 and April 1, 2023 to be included in the Mass program. The deadline to register and to submit names is April 11.

Retreats & Pilgrimages

Spots are still open for the Diocesan pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal. All young adults ages 18-39 (at time of departure) are invited to join in this exciting adventure to convene with the Holy Father and young people from around the world. The pilgrimage will take place July 30-August 7 and will also include a visit to Fatima, where our Blessed Mother famously appeared to the three shepherd children. Registration includes all lodging, flights, and other travel accommodations and can be done online via our travel agency Regina Tours. Visit https://www.hbgdiocese.org/event/wyd/ for details. Deposit of $1,000 is due at time of registration with full balance due in April. Any questions, please contact Zack Haney, Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, at zhaney@hbgdiocese.org or 717-657-4804, ext. 307.

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 www.APilgrimsJourney.com. For general questions, contact Belinda at Belinda@APilgrimsJourney.com or 724-679-7450. To book, go to www.bit.ly/Marian2023 or call Jolene at Perillo Tours at 855-784-7687.

Education & Enrichment

The Diocese of Harrisburg will host its annual Men’s Conference, Saturday, March 18, at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg.  Marcel LeJeune, President and Founder of Catholic Missionary Disciples will offer the keynote address. Breakout session presenters include Marcel LeJeune, Bishop Ronald Gainer, Father Ryan Fischer, Deacon Armando Torres, and Deacon Virgilio Centenera. Mass celebrated by Bishop Gainer, Confession, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament are all part of this annual event. Registration available at the door. For more details, visit https://www.hbgdiocese.org/men.

The Harrisburg Diocesan Guild of the Catholic Medical Association and St. Thomas More Society of Central Pennsylvania invite all Catholic physicians, lawyers, judges, healthcare workers, mental health professionals, medical students and law students to a Lenten Day of Reflection on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the Diocesan Center in Harribsurg. The morning includes a Penance Service with Confession, fellowship, reflection and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. For planning purposes, RSVP by March 20 to KNeri@hbgdiocese.org.

Cursillo Movement of the Diocese of Harrisburg is having a sponsor workshop for those who want to learn about sponsoring a candidate for a Cursillo Weekend. This is for new and old Cursillistas. The workshop will be held March 25, from 10 a.m.-noon in the St. Bernardine Hall at Holy Name of Jesus School in Harrisburg. Register at johntinastryker@gmail.com, or call Tina Stryker at 717-437-3349 by March 21.

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

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

The Notre Dame Club of Gettysburg is hosting its annual Lenten Reflection at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 18 in Saint Vincent de Paul Church Hall in Hanover. Father Michael Reid, Club Chaplain, will offer a reflection titled “The Perfection of the Christian Life.”

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, May 5-7. The ecumenical weekends are an approved program in the Diocese of Harrisburg. 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 your Church at work to provide help, healing and spiritual restoration. Visit www.hbgdiocese.org/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 e-mail at jpennat_58@comcast.net.

The Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will have their 97th annual convention, “Live in the Love of Christ,” on Saturday, April 15 at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg. Virtual and in-person options. The keynote speaker is Liz Kelly, a retreat leader and the award-winning author of ten books, including “Reasons I Love Being Catholic,” which won the Catholic Press Association’s First Place award for Best Popular Presentation of the Faith in 2007, and “Jesus Approaches, What Contemporary Women Can Learn about Healing, Freedom & Joy from the Women of the New Testament,” which has won several awards, including Best Book in the Religion/Christianity category for 2017-2019. For more about Liz, please visit: https://www.lizk.org/. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m., with closing prayer at 2:30 p.m. For more information about the convention, visit https://hdccw.webs.com/hdccw-convention.

Upcoming Women of Grace Event – “Welcome Women of Grace: The Grace of the Prayerful Woman,” April 1 at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg. A morning event will be offered for the Spanish-speaking community, “Bienvenidas Mujeres de Gracia: La Gracia de la Mujer Orante.” For more information, contact Chris Arnold, Regional Coordinator, at 717-379-6041 or carnold@womenofgrace.com.

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

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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/568131137998438, or email Rachel Little at littlerach2011@gmail.com or Anissa Freeman at afreeman9159@gmail.com.

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 donna@steas.net or 717-697-6929.

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

Events & Fundraisers

Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Middletown is selling chocolate candy eggs through Easter (or as long as supplies last). The delicious eggs are available in peanut butter, coconut or butter cream, coated in either milk or dark chocolate. Each 2.8-ounce hand-dipped egg sells for $2. Eggs are available at the parish’s EGG Story, located at 280 N. Race Street, Monday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4:30-8 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Park in the church parking lot and look for our EGG Store sign. Please enter via Race Street for the safety of our school children. Eggs will not be sold at the parish or school office. If you’re partaking in our annual drive-thru Fish Fry, you can purchase eggs from the convenience of your vehicle. All eggs are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis while quantities last. Visit https://www.ssbvm.org/ for details and contact information.

Mother Cabrini Parish in Shamokin is selling their delicious milk chocolate covered peanut butter and coconut Easter eggs. The chocolate eggs are $6 per half dozen and $12 per dozen. Easter eggs are available in the church hall after all the weekend Masses: Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m., 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Orders will also be taken by calling the parish office at 570-648-4512, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Catholic Charities will host its annual “Soup, Salad and Sermon” Lenten Lunch, Tuesday, March 28 at noon at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg. Join Bishop Ronald Gainer and the staff of Catholic Charities as we learn about the ministry provided through the agency. Lunch is complimentary, although a free-will offering will be taken to benefit Catholic Charities’ Intensive Family Services Program. RSVP to Christopher Meehan by March 24 at 717-657-4804, ext. 284, or cmeehan@cchbg.org.

Join Holy Family Radio, WHYF am720, for their annual benefit dinner on Friday, April 21 at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel. The Keynote Speaker is Kevin Reilly, former professional football player and acclaimed inspirational speaker. The cost of the dinner is $100 per person. Reservations can be made online at www.720WHYF.com or by calling 717-525-8110.

Holy Infant Parish in Manchester will host “An Evening with Sarah Hart,” one of the leading figures in contemporary Christian music today, on Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. Hart’s songs of faith, spirit of joy and love for teaching and leading workshops have touched the lives of thousands. She is a Grammy nominee, and her music has been recorded by many artists, including Amy Grant, Celtic Women, Matt Maher and The Newsboys. Admission is free; a free-will offering will be collected. Meet and greet and reception with Hart will follow the concert. To register, visit https://rb.gy/ng5usk.

A screening of “Mother Teresa, No Greater Love,” the documentary about the life and charitable work of St. Teresa of Calcutta, will be shown March 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Mary, Gate of Heaven Church in Myerstown. This film reveals not just who Mother Teresa was, but how her singular vision to serve Christ in the poor continues to be realized through the Missionaries of Charity today. This is far more than a documentary film. It is at once a soaring tribute to a spiritual icon, a powerful witness of authentic Christian charity, and a guidepost for all who seek hope in our turbulent times. The screening is open to everyone, and is sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 10194.

St. Joseph Parish in Berwick will host a spring craft, vendor and food fair on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The fair will feature a delicious variety of Easter chocolates and handmade crafts for spring and summer. There will be something for everyone. St. Joseph’s take-out only menu includes stuffed shells and meatball dinner; fireball, sausage, and porkette sandwiches; haluski; hotdogs and sauerkraut. The Council of Catholic Women will have a bake sale and sweet treats table.

St. Cecilia Parish in Lebanon will have its Easter bake sale, March 30 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and March 31 from 9 a.m. until sold out, at 120 East Lehman Street. Sugar cookies are $13 per dozen and $6.50 for a half dozen, walnut and poppyseed strudel is $13.

Knights of Columbus Council #3625 of Prince of Peace Parish in Steelton are sponsoring an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, March 19 from 9 a.m.-noon in the gym of the parish center. Breakfast includes eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, muffins, juice and coffee. The cost for adults is $10, children ages 6-12 are $7 and children 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Mary, Gate of Heaven Parish in Myerstown will have a spaghetti dinner, Saturday, March 18 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. or until sold out. Take-out only. Cost of $8 includes a hefty portion of spaghetti with meat sauce, bread and salad. Additional baked goods available for purchase.

You’re invited to Morning Star’s Annual Life Saving Banquet. Join other supporters of Life on Thursday, April 13, at the Penn Harris Hotel for Morning Star’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Guests will celebrate with us the 609 lives saved from abortion in 2022, receive a ministry update on Morning Star’s Life-saving work in the community, and hear guest speaker Rebekah Hagan share how Abortion Pill Reversal saved the life of her baby. For more information and to register, visit www.SupportMorningStar.com or contact Steph Diecidue at 717-734-4630.

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 ka3emh@comcast.net.

Trinity principal plans 100-mile fundraising walk: John Cominsky, the Principal of Trinity High School in Camp Hill, plans to walk 100 miles in 72 hours around the new track at COBO Field to raise money for ongoing building projects at the school. Cominsky will walk the track from Friday, April 14, through Sunday, April 16. Students, faculty, parents, and alumni can join him and walk as many miles as they would like. Students can earn service hours for walking. The entire student body will complete one lap with Cominsky on April 14 as part of the annual Field Day. Cominsky began walking/training in June of 2022 as a project to improve his health, which was severely impacted by hospitalization related to COVID-19 in January of 2021. To date, he has lost 55 pounds in eight months. He walks on average 10 miles each day. As he walked, he began to think about how he could use this exercise to support Trinity and involve his community in this healthy practice. Trinity is accepting flat donations or donations by the mile. Funds collected will support planned building projects at Trinity, and a percentage of the donations will be tithed to support Saint Francis Soup Kitchen in Harrisburg. Donate to this cause, sign up to walk, or order a t-shirt at thsrocks.us/shamrock-100/.

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

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

“Class Act featuring Rita” will perform at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Middletown on April 15 at 8 p.m. Ticket includes food and beverages. All tables are reserved. For tickets and information, please contact Darlene at 717-991-4563. Must be 21 to attend.

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

The Catholic Woman’s Club of York Pennsylvania is holding their annual Spring Fashion Show on Saturday, April 15 at the Out Door Country Club. Doors open at 11 a.m. The cost of the ticket is $40 and the meal includes chicken bruschetta or Atlantic salmon. The proceeds from this event benefit the Anna Dill Gamble/Susan Wagman Glatfelter Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded to young women attending college in 2023. The event will be emceed by Lori Burkholder from WGAL 8. Along with the fashion show, we will have a silent auction and raffle baskets. Please contact Mindy Trimmer at mtrimmer471@comcast.net or Joanne Bankos at jbankos@collenswagner.com or 717-578-6518 for more details.

Lancaster Catholic High School Fine & Performing Arts Department presents “Anastasia,” March 16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17 for reserved seating, $15 for adult general admission, and $7 for students. The production will be in the school’s Old Main Auditorium. For tickets, send a self-addressed stamped envelope with payment to Tony Brill, Lancaster Catholic High School, 650 Juliette Ave., Lancaster PA 17601. Make checks payable to LCHS Fine & Performing Arts.

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, https://flowerofcarmelhermitage.org/ or e-mail sisterhermitess@gmail.com.

Job Openings

The Diocese of Harrisburg is seeking a full-time Director for Laity and Family in the Secretariat for Catholic Life and Evangelization. The Director will have responsibility for formative and supportive programs for laity and family. These areas include marriage enrichment and preparation; ministry to the divorced, separated and widowed; lay apostolates and lay ecclesial ministries, and the formation in spiritual direction program. This person serves as the main point of contact and support to internal and external organizations, parishes and ministry offices, and provides for strategic planning, implementation and ongoing development in these areas. Prospective candidates can visit www.hbgdiocese.org/careers for full details of responsibilities and job requirements. Send resumé and cover letter to employment@hbgdiocese.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg is looking for a part-time Rectory Housekeeper. General cleaning to keep residence in good order, laundry, and maintaining supplies are necessary. Candidates must be able to lift 30 pounds, climb stairs, work without supervision, and maintain confidentiality. Security clearances are required. Six to eight hours per week during the day are needed. Schedule is flexible, Tuesday-Friday. For questions, or if interested, please call or e-mail Parish Manager, John Durle, at 717-608-6809 or parishmanager@steas.net.

Catholic Campus Ministry at Shippensburg University is seeking an Associate Director of Catholic Campus Ministry, a full-time, ten-month (equivalent) professional position, needed to assist the Director of Catholic Campus Ministry in leading our Christ-centered Catholic Campus Ministry. Responsibilities include: creating innovative ways to bring people together; responding to inquiries about the Catholic faith; providing opportunities for young adult faith formation; attending weekly CCM Mass; providing pastoral care to students; coordinating retreats; mentoring individual students; overseeing organizational and financial responsibilities; and guiding the student Leadership Team. We offer competitive salary and benefits. You must be a practicing Roman Catholic possessing the ability to respect, promote, accommodate, and not be in conflict with the mission, moral and social teachings, doctrines, and laws of the Roman Catholic faith, and must be a Catholic in good standing with the Church. Preferred candidates will have previous experience in youth/young adult ministry and a strong academic background in a related field. All interested applicants should submit a resumé and cover letter by April 21, 2023, to: FrBDunkelberger@hbgdiocese.org.

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 www.hbgdiocese.org/careers. 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 frjlease@sclhbg.org.

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 Lynnwccyork@gmail.com.

The Sisters of Saints Cyril & Methodius in Danville are looking for one full-time 2nd shift LPN, one part-time 3rd shift Nurse’s Aide, one full-time cook and one full-time dishwasher. Please contact the congregation’s HR department for more information at 570-275-3581, ext. 156, or e-mail scole@sscm.org.

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

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

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 frrfischer@hbgdiocese.org.

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

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

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

St. Patrick School in Carlisle is seeking a full-time development director. Job scope includes fundraising, marketing and communications (internal and external). Work is not limited to the school year and includes some evenings and occasional weekends. The development director works closely with the principal, as well as the office staff, pastor and school board. Applicants should contact Principal Antoinette Oliverio at aoliverio@spscarlisle.org.

St. Patrick School in Carlisle is looking for a custodian. The position is year-round and involves custodial work and light maintenance as it pertains to the school building and grounds on Marsh Drive. Duties include general school and grounds upkeep and cleaning under the direction of the principal. Hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Possible occasional overtime opportunities on evenings or weekends depending on school events. Salary range is $28,000-$34,000, depending on experience. For more information, contact Principal Antoinette Oliverio at aoliverio@spscarlisle.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 www.SupportMorningStar.com.

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