Friday, August 19, 2022

Diocesan Notebook – March 17

Masses and Prayer Services

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

Were you married in 1972? In honor of your 50th wedding anniversary, the Diocese of Harrisburg will have a special Mass and reception on Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church in Camp Hill. Bishop Ronald Gainer will be the celebrant. To receive an invitation, please contact your parish office.

A Charismatic Mass with prayers for healing will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at St. Theresa Church in New Cumberland. Father William C. Forrey, Pastor of Holy Infant Parish in Manchester, Diocesan Secretary for Clergy and Diocesan Vicar General, will be the celebrant. For information, call Mary Ann at 717-512-3628 or Vicki at 717-364-6260.

The next Caelorum at St. Joan of Arc Church in Hershey will be April 6 at 7 p.m. Join your brothers and sisters in Christ as we come together to adore, praise and worship our Lord and Savior. Feel the power of his presence and never-failing love as he attends to your needs and strengthens and blesses you with his abundant Mercy. For more information, call 717-215-4175.

St. Monica Parish in Sunbury will have Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 7 p.m. in the church, except for Good Friday, when Stations will be at noon.

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

Education & Enrichment

Catholic Charities’ “Soup, Salad and Sermon” Lenten lunch program will take place March 31 at noon at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg. Join Bishop Ronald Gainer and the staff of Catholic Charities for this fundraiser, which will benefit the Specialized Foster Care Program. Lunch is complimentary, and a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the program. RSVP to Christopher Meehan by March 28 to 717-657-4804, ext. 284, or cmeehan@cchbg.org.

The Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women invites all women of the Diocese to its 96th Annual Convention, “Be God’s Hands on Earth.” The convention will take place Saturday, April 23 at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg. The keynote speaker will be Emily Jaminet, executive director of the Sacred Heart Enthronement Network and coauthor of Divine Mercy for Moms, The Friendship Project, Pray Fully, and Our Friend Faustina. She offers a daily segment called A Mother’s Moment on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio and Mater Dei Radio and has spoken to several women’s groups and conferences. Jaminet has appeared on EWTN’s At Home with Jim and Joy and a number of Catholic radio programs and is a contributor to www.CatholicMom.com. The convention will include Mass celebrated by Bishop Ronald Gainer, workshop sessions, lunch and vendors. More details and registration is available at https://hdccw.webs.com/hdccw-convention.

St. James Parish in Lititz will host a “Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” presentation on Sunday, March 27 at 3 p.m. Parishioner Patrick Cloonan became one of only 50 students selected worldwide by the Jewish National Fund to go to Israel to participate in their annual Caravan for Democracy Mission. He spent 10 days exploring all aspects of the country, including the Holy Land religious sites. Join us as Patrick shares his experience and reflections “walking in the footsteps of Jesus.” RSVP at https://forms.gle/HEzcK3Nj35KHRwH18 by March 24. This seminar is suitable for all who are 10 or older. Admission is free and open to the public. This presentation was rescheduled from Sunday, January 9th due to inclement weather that day. For more information, call the parish office at 717-626-5580, ext. 243.

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

The Tribunal Office of the Diocese of Harrisburg is hosting a presentation in March about the annulment process, March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg, and via Zoom. The presentation is valuable to anyone who wishes to marry in the Catholic Church but who is impeded by a previous marriage that ended in divorce or anyone who was married outside the Catholic Church. The presentation will cover the Church’s understanding of marriage, types of annulments, the steps of the process and the grounds for marriage nullity. Anyone wishing to attend via Zoom must preregister by sending an e-mail to tribunal@hbgdiocese.org. The invitation and link to the meeting will then be sent to you. There is no need to preregister if you will be attending in person.

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

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

An adult Lenten series presented by Diocesan seminarians from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., will take place at St. Aloysius Parish hall in Littlestown, Thursday evenings from 6-7 p.m. Remaining schedule and presenters are: Michael Pray, March 17, on prayer, fasting and almsgiving; Chiedozie Ononuju, March 24, on Jesus the Suffering Servant; Clark Stiteler, March 31, on St. Joseph of Arimathea; and Deacon Matthew Smith, April 7, on the Resurrection of the Body. Childcare will be offered. For information, contact the parish at 717-359-4513.

A parish Lenten mission at St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Mechanicsburg will feature Father Chris Alar, March 27 and 28 at 6 p.m. His presentations will focus on The Mass on March 27 and The Real Presence in the Eucharist on March 28. Presentations will conclude by 8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. For information, contact Bill Benning at 717-571-8808 or St. Katharine Drexel’s Parish office at 717-697-8716.

Women of Grace one-day conference featuring Johnnette Benkovic Williams will take place April 2 at Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Harrisburg. She will offer presentations on “Faith, Fortitude and Femininity.” The conference will include Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and lunch. A separate retreat for teenage girls will take place the same day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with interactive activities, music, speakers, Mass and prayer. For information, contact Chris Arnold at carnold@womenofgrace.com or 717-379-6041.

Retreats & Pilgrimages

A Beginning Experience Weekend for those suffering the loss of a spouse through death, divorce or separation will take place at Camp Kirchenwald in Lebanon County, May 13-15, 2022. The ecumenical Beginning Experience weekends are an approved program of the Church. Hundreds of persons have been helped to move towards successful, productive, happy lives by attending one of these weekends. The weekend is led by persons who have lost a spouse through death or divorce and are trained in facilitating a weekend. Beginning Experience is the Church at work to provide help, healing and spiritual restoration. For information, visit www.hbgdiocese.org/marriage-and-family or www.beginningexperience.org. Information can also be obtained by contacting the Harrisburg Beginning Experience Team at 717-379-0800 or jpennat_58@comcast.net. All CDC recommendations will be followed during the retreat weekend. The number of attendees may be limited due to current COVID regulations. The program could be cancelled pending changing pandemic circumstances.

The Conewago District Council of Catholic Women will hold its annual Lenten Retreat on Saturday, March 26 from 12:30-3 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish’s Gotwalt Hall in Hanover. The presenters will be Sister Eileen Quinn and Sister Mary Therese White from the Aisling Retreat House in Manchester, Md. The theme for the retreat is “Looking at Mary with New Eyes.” No registration or fee is required (free-will offerings will be accepted). For additional information, please contact Sandra Clark at 717-632-1461 or smclark@pa.net.

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreats, a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion, will be March 25-27, May 27-29, July 15-17, September 23-25 and November 4-6. If you or someone you know needs healing after an abortion, please call 717-788-4959 or contact Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats at www.undefeatedcourage.org.

Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries will host a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for Healing after Abortion the weekend of June 24-26 at the Mariawald Retreat Center in Reading, Pa., sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Allentown. The retreat is an opportunity for any person who struggles with emotional and spiritual pain of past abortion(s). For more information or to register, call Carol at 610-435-1541, ext. 373 or email carolswavely@ptd.net. All requests are strictly confidential.

Events & Fundraisers

National radio host Dr. David Anders will be the keynote speaker at the annual Holy Family Radio Benefit Dinner on Friday, April 29. Dr. Anders is host of ‘Called to Communion’ on EWTN Radio. The dinner will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Mechanicsburg. Tickets are $100 each. This dinner is an important source of funds for the listener-supported local radio ministry. A Meet & Greet will begin at 6 p.m. with Dr. Anders, Bishop Ronald Gainer and Tom Russell of CBS21. The dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.720whyf.com or by sending reservations and payment to Holy Family Radio, P.O. Box 6028, Lancaster, PA 17607-6028. Call 717-525-8110 with questions.

St. John the Baptist School in New Freedom will host a dinner and auction fundraiser this spring. An online auction will be March 30-April 6, and available to view in mid-March at www.tinyurl.com/SJBAuction20220. On April 23, a dinner and live auction will take place from 6-10 p.m. in the Capitani Social Hall. Early bird tickets to the April 23 event are $55-$60 (regular price $65-$70). Tickets can be purchased at www.tinyurl.com/SJBFiestaTickets or by calling the school at 717-235-3525.

The Council of Catholic Women of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Lykens is holding a meat gift certificates raffle on Monday, April 4. The prizes are $200, $150, $100, $75 and $50. Winners can pick up their prize from Bob’s Custom Cuts Meats at Crossroads Sale & Market (Gratz Auction). Tickets are $2 each and can be purchased from any member of the CCW or by calling the parish office at 717-453-7895. Winners will be contacted by phone the evening of the drawing.

The Diocesan Committee for Catholic Girl Scouts and Camp Fire will host a patch workshop of St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe on April 2 from 2-4:30 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Parish in Hershey. Cost is $10. By earning these patches, girls will have the opportunity to be recognized at the Mass with Bishop Ronald Gainer on May 1 at 2 p.m. at St. Catherine Labouré Church in Harrisburg. RSVP for the workshop by March 25 at www.hbgdiocese.org/youth-and-young-adults/catholic-scouting/girl-scouts/.

Lancaster Catholic High School’s Fine and Performing Arts (FPA) Department will host a Fine & Performing Arts Middle School Workshop on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m.-noon. The workshop will be free to all middle school students, grades 5-8.  LCHS will offer five different mini-workshops throughout that morning with interested students choosing one track for the day. The options include chorus, band, guitar, art and acting. Students must currently be taking instrumental music (any length of time) and supply their own instrument for the band track. Students who chose guitar must supply their own instrument, but no experience is necessary to participate. All other workshops need no previous experience or study. Students will break into their workshop groups and create and play with LCHS faculty and current students beginning at 9 a.m. At 11:45 a.m., parents, guardians and guests are welcome to a special performance by the students in the choral, band, guitar and drama workshops. Students who participate in the art workshop will have a gallery of their work displayed for all to see. For more information about the workshop and to register, please visit www.lchsyes.org/fpaworkshop/. Questions? Contact Lancaster Catholic’s Fine & Performing Arts Director, Tony Brill, at tbrill@lchsyes.org or call 717-509-0315.

Lancaster Catholic High School’s Fine & Performing Arts Department presents its three-part concert series, The George R. Schreck ‘47 and Barbara A. Schober ‘72 Memorial Community Outreach Concert Series, “The Jamanis Family & Friends.” The series will take place over the course of April and May featuring Dr. Michael T. Jamanis, violin, and his parents, pianists. The first concert, “Six Centuries spanning 5 continents: A Celebration of Community” will be on Saturday, April 2 at 6 p.m. at the New Creation United Methodist Church – Bilingual, located on 10 W. Farnum Street in Lancaster. The second concert, “An Evening with the Classics,” will be a private event for Willow Valley residents on April 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Willow Valley Lakes Auditorium. The final concert, “Breathing with Bach,” will be on Sunday, May 15 at 6 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Lancaster. All concerts in this series are free to the public. Donations accepted for Music for Everyone by the Lancaster Catholic High School Tri-M Music Honor Society. Performances will also be livestreamed on The Jamanis Project YouTube channel, which can be found by visiting www.michaeljamanis.com. For more information, contact Tony Brill at tbrill@lchsyes.org or call 717-509-0315.

A spaghetti supper will take place at Mary, Gate of Heaven Parish in Myerstown on March 26 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., or until sold out. Cost of $8 includes spaghetti with meat sauce, bread and salad. Additional baked goods will be available for purchase. Dinner is take-out only.

Knights of Columbus Council #6353 will host a fraternal benefits program at St. Joseph Parish in York on April 3. The event is open to everyone. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for light refreshments, and the program will begin at 1 p.m. Presentations will focus on Catholic teachings for funerals/burials; long-term care and estate planning; options for income in retirement; protecting one’s family if health fails; and the importance of legal documents, i.e., will, trust, durable Power of Attorney, and advanced directives. Several excellent speakers will be presenting. Contact Bob Karotko at 717-428-6647 or bobandcarolk@comcast.net to register or with any questions.

Undefeated Courage, a pro-life organization, is seeking ultrasound models for its mobile ultrasound unit. The mobile unit will be at 155 North Hanover Street in Carlisle on March 28 from 1:15-7:15 p.m., March 29-31 from 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m., and April 1 from 9 a.m. Women in their first or early second trimester will receive a picture of their baby at no charge, to assist nurses training for the unit. To register, call 717-243-1918.

The Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is accepting nominations for its Our Lady of Good Counsel Award and its new Golden Rose Award. The Our Lady of Good Counsel Award honors a woman in the Diocese who has made a significant contribution at any level of the council. Nomination packets are available at https://hdccw.webs.com/olgc-award. The Golden Rose Award will recognize young women in the Diocese who have made a significant contribution to their parish and community in service and leadership. Nomination packets for the Golden Rose Award are available at https://hdccw.webs.com/golden-rose-award. The deadline for nominations for both awards has been extended to March 30. Both awards will be presented at the HDCCW’s annual conference. Questions may be directed to Alycia Laureti, HDCCW President, at hdccwpres@gmail.com.

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

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

St. Teresa of Calcutta School will host a basketball game fundraiser between students and priests/seminarians, April 8 from 6-8 p.m. in the Conewago Campus gym. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The game will be between the eighth-grade Alley-Oops and The God Squad, with religious Sisters as cheerleaders. Event includes a halftime show, foul-shot contest, raffles, and the Food Adventures food truck with meatless options. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children.

Mother Cabrini Parish in Shamokin is selling Easter eggs. Delicious milk chocolate covered peanut butter and coconut Easter eggs are 90 cents each, $5.40 per half dozen and $10.80 per dozen. Easter eggs are available at the parish office, 214 N. Shamokin Street, Shamokin during office hours. To place an order, please call the parish office at 570-648-4512, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Job Openings

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

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

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

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

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

St. Francis Xavier Parish in Hunt Valley, Md., is seeking a Director of Music Ministries. This is a 12-month, part-time (25 hours/week), exempt position with benefits. The Director will report directly to the Pastor and collaborate closely with the Parish Pastoral Staff. The parish is seeking a spirit-filled musician and Choir director who is committed to excellent Catholic worship. The goal of this ministry is to build and sustain strong vibrant liturgies, the quality of which, grounded in the spirit of Vatican II, encourages and enables conscious, active participation by all members of the parish community. The Director of Music Ministries will work to develop and sustain a prayerful singing assembly by selecting music that supports the Gospel message and challenges the community to live it more fully. He/she will coordinate, with the Pastor, all liturgies and is responsible for all music in the parish. He/she will be responsible for scheduling and training cantors and a choir, and will serve as a resource on musical and liturgical matters for all staff, and volunteer ministers in the parish. The Director of Music Ministries will also serve as the primary accompanist for weekend liturgies and other parish Masses as needed. Complete job posting is available at: Director of Music Ministries – CCSFX – 2.22. For more information, please contact Pat Allshouse, Director of Operations, at pallshouse@ccsfx.org or 410-785-0356.

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

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

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

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

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