Sunday, December 4, 2022

Diocesan Notebook – March 3

Masses and Prayer Services

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

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.

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, beginning Ash Wednesday, March 2. 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.

The next Caelorum at St. Joan of Arc Church in Hershey will be March 9 at 7 p.m. Kickstart your Lenten Season with your brothers and sisters in Christ as we come together to adore, praise and worship our Lord and Savior. Feel the power of His presence and never-failing love as he attends to your needs and strengthens and blesses you with his abundant mercy. For more information, call 717-215-4175.

Education & Enrichment

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

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

The Tribunal Office of the Diocese of Harrisburg is hosting two presentations in March about the annulment process. Presentations will be March 7 at Xavier Center in Gettysburg (in Spanish) and March 22 at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg (in English.) Both sessions will begin at 7 p.m., and will be available via Zoom. The presentations are 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 presentations 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 either presentation by Zoom must preregister by sending an email to tribunal@hbgdiocese.org. Please provide your name and the date of the session you will be attending. The invitation and link to the meeting will then be sent to you. There is no need to preregister if you will be attending either meeting in person.

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

St. Patrick Parish in York will host the International Exhibition of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World, March 11-15 in Brenner Hall. The exhibit, designed and created by Blessed Carlo Acutis, shows more than 170 Vatican-approved Eucharistic miracles. The exhibit will be open March 11 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., March 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., March 13 from noon-5 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., March 14 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and March 15 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. For more information, visit www.stpatrickyork.org or call Deacon Michael DeVivo at 717-347-7350 or gospamir@comcast.net.

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.

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 19 from 8:30 a.m.-noon. The morning includes a Penance Service with Confession, fellowship, reflection and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Bishop Ronald Gainer will be the guest speaker and celebrant. RSVP by March 11 to KNeri@hbgdiocese.org.

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. Schedule and presenters are: Richard Groff, March 10, on the Sacrament of Reconciliation; 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.

The CCW of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Mechanicsburg will host a Lenten Evening of Reflection on March 14. The presenter will be Eva Gontis, the wife of Jim Gontis, Director of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Diocese of Harrisburg, and the mother of their 8 children. She holds a Master’s Degree in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville and enjoys sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The presentation, “Called to be Spotless in the Messiness of Life,” will reflect on how Jesus calls us to conversion in our annual Lenten school of sanctity. Through a mixture of scripture, saints, and stories, Eva will seek to share her own game plan for Lent, with the hope that she may inspire those who attend, to embrace the Cross and the Lordship of Jesus during this exceptional season of the Church.

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.

The Pennsylvania Knights of Columbus State Virtual Retreat will be Saturday, March 12. All Knights of Columbus brothers and any Catholic men are invited to attend. The retreat topic is A Father’s Heart: Celebrate St. Joseph, Protector of the Holy Family. Father Dave Caron, O.P., Missionary of Mercy and Director of Spiritual Outreach at Cross Catholic Outreach, will be the retreat director. The schedule includes prayer, input, group discussions and Mass. To register, please visit: PA KofC Virtual Retreat 03122022 | Greenvelope.com. For information contact Brian T. Smith, PA State Faith Director, at btspgkfdd@gmail.com.

Events & Fundraisers

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 8 from 1:15-7:15 p.m., March 9 from 9:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m., 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.

York Catholic Middle & High School will be open to the public on Wednesday, March 16, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for families who want to take a tour while classes are in session. One of the YC Student Ambassadors will escort families and let them observe a typical school day. All visitors will have a chance to meet with the Admissions Director to have questions answered. If you have any questions prior to “Welcome Wednesday,” please contact Heather Hoffman, Director of Admissions & Enrollment, at 717-846-8871, ext. 220 or hhoffman@yorkcatholic.org.

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

The St. Genesius Players of Trinity High School in Camp Hill will present “The Sound of Music” March 4 and 5 at 7 p.m., and March 6 at 2 p.m. Masks are required to attend. Tickets at the door are $10 for students, $15 for adults, $20 for VIP. Tickets are $2 less if purchased online at www.tinyurl.com/THSmusical.

The St. Pauline Foundation in Kulpmont will have a spring fling raffle March 13 from noon-5 p.m., March 18 from noon-6 p.m., and March 19 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the St. Pauline Center in Kulpmont. Raffle features more than 200 items, including a patio set, grill, lottery tree, fire pit, $500 cash, Yeti cooler, self-propelled lawn mower and more. Items for men, women and children. Cost is $20 for a sheet of 26 tickets. After initial purchase, additional sheets of tickets can be purchased for $10. Homemade food will be available for purchase on March 18 and 19; menu to be determined. The center is accessible with handicap parking in the back of the building. For information, contact JoAnn Sassani at 570-259-9299.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Job Openings

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

The Diocese of Harrisburg has a full time vacancy for Cemetery Maintenance and Service at Resurrection Cemetery in Harrisburg. Applicants must have skills in grounds maintenance. The ability to operate a backhoe is desirable but training will be given. Other equipment that will be used: tractor, pickup, mowers and a variety of small equipment related to cemetery maintenance and operation. Must be a good team player who is able to take direction and demonstrate tact, courtesy and diplomacy. Applicants must have a valid, clean Pennsylvania driver’s license. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors. This is a manual position requiring physical fitness with the ability to lift (up to 50 lbs regularly), bend, stoop, climb and be mobile (on your feet) for most of the day. Applicants must be able to work in all weather conditions to tight deadlines. Applicants must pass Diocesan background checks. Applicants should send 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. Joseph School in York is looking for a part-time school nurse. This position requires availability during the school year for five hours daily, Monday through Friday.  A mature, professional, responsible, committed individual with excellent communication, organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills, with background in the healthcare field is sought. The school nurse will share her/his expertise to create an environment that promotes healthy living, provide first aid and basic medical care to students, and manage attendance and medical records. Assisting as needed in clerical/reception duties in the school office is also required. A degree in Nursing is required, including CPR Certification. For additional information, interested individuals may contact Corrinne A. Eck at eck@sjy.org or 717-755-1797, at St. Joseph School, 2945 Kingston Rd., York, PA 17402.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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