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Diocesan Notebook – March 30

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.

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 through April 10.

The Catholic Family Connection of Lancaster will have a family Holy Hour on Sunday, April 23, at 4:30 p.m. at St. James Church in Lititz. The guided Holy Hour will include music and prayer. A potluck dinner will follow at 5:30 p.m., bring a dish or dessert to share. RSVP to catholic.families.lanc@gmail.com.

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.

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

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

Upcoming opportunities for adult formation in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) will be offered at St. John the Baptist in New Freedom, and Our Lady of the Visitation in Darnestown, Md. This course is a spiritual formation experience for adults as well as instruction in the pedagogy and catechetical approach of religious formation of children within the CGS model. These courses offered will focus on the youngest child, 3-6 years old. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based method of religious formation for children (3-12 years old), which seeks to create and facilitate a sacred, hands-on space for children called an atrium. In the atrium, both the children and the catechists hear, ponder and celebrate the most essential mysteries of the faith. The catechist’s own in-depth formation is essential in order to guide meditations on biblical themes and liturgical signs that will lead the youngest child to know the person of Jesus and his great love for him/her. The course grounds the adult in the theory and praxis of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd while also concretely preparing her/him to develop and facilitate an atrium for 3-6 year olds. St. John the Baptist in New Freedom will host an adult formation course in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) this summer. The course sessions are scheduled for June 15/16, 29/30, July 6/7, 19/20/21, and August 10/11. For additional information, please contact Sister Jane Keller, SSJ, at 717-235-2439 or srjkeller@sjbnf.org. Our Lady of the Visitation in Darnestown, Md., will host the adult formation course meeting once a month (11 Saturdays) beginning August 19. Inquiries for this formation can call Erin Clegg at 240-240-2114 or email eclegg@olvp.org.

Struggling to find peace in the midst of everyday trials or suffering? Laura Mary Phelps, a Catholic mother, speaker, author, and Walking with Purpose leader, will be offering a talk on Sunday, May 7, at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Hanover, on her book “Sweet Cross: A Marian Guide to Suffering.” Through both profound and humorous insights into her own struggle with accepting crosses in her life, Laura Mary Phelps offers an alternative to fleeing suffering: the courageous and joyful example of our Blessed Mother. By imitating our Blessed Mother’s virtuous acceptance of suffering, we can learn to find sweetness even in the crosses in our own lives. For more information, please contact Mary Martz at 717-476-2947 or email mary_martz@comcast.net.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 in Harrisburg 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.

Resurrection Catholic School in Lancaster will host a designer purse bingo on Sunday, April 16. Bingo will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 1575 New Danville Pike, Lancaster. Please visit rcspa.org for more information and ticket sales.

St. Benedict the Abbot Parish in Lebanon will have their Big Cash Bingo, Saturday, April 15, in the parish center. Doors open at 11 a.m., bingo begins at 1 p.m. Twenty games of $100, small games of chance, raffle baskets and refreshments. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door; order by calling 717-450-4506 or 717-269-0785.

Deanery Craft Night is back at St. James Parish in Lititz. Please join us the first Monday of every month, starting April 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 104. Come prepared to have fun and use your creativity. If you are an individual 15 or older with intellectual or developmental disability or autism, this craft night is for you! For more information and to register, so we have enough supplies, contact Jeannette Crnkovich at 717-626-4647.

An Easter Bake Sale will be held at St. Ann Byzantine Catholic Parish in Harrisburg on Saturday, April 1 from 9 a.m.-noon in the parish hall. There will be homemade rolls in three different fillings: walnut, poppy seed, or apricot, for $12 each. The parish will have frozen perohi and smoked kielbasa in rings for sale. The perohi will be sold frozen by the package for $6 and have fillings available of potato & cheese, cabbage, sauerkraut, prune, and farmer cheese. The smoked kielbasa are $6 each. The parish Gift Store will be open that day with many wonderful religious and cultural items. The sale is on a first-come, first-served basis. No orders can be taken. For information, visit www.stannbyz.org or call 717-652-1415.

The York Catholic Green & Gold Gala, a special fundraising event, will take place on Friday, April 21, from 5:30-10 p.m. at the newly renovated Yorktowne Hotel. Attendees can enjoy dinner, silent and live auctions, and fun. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. Tickets are $125 per person and event seating is limited. Net proceeds support the York Catholic Fund which benefits students and the school. Please RSVP by April 11 to www.yorkcatholic.org/green-gold-gala.

York Catholic invites future students to upcoming athletic events. Students in graces 1-6 are invited to come out and be part of the team, and can spend time with the varsity players and coaches, listen to coaches’ pre-game instruction, participate in team prayer, sit together to cheer on the team, and pose with the team for a picture. Upcoming events are: baseball, April 12 at 4:15 p.m. at Memorial Park’s Hoffman Stadium; boys’ lacrosse, April 18 at 6:30 p.m., and girls’ lacrosse, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. Please arrive by 4 p.m. for the baseball game, and by 6 p.m. for lacrosse.

St. John the Baptist School in New Freedom will host “Night at the Derby” events. An auction will take place March 29-April 5, and there will be a dinner and auction May 6 at 6 p.m. in the social hall. Dinner includes a happy hour at 5:30 p.m. Early bird tickets are $60, regular tickets are $65-$70 and VIP tables are $600. Purchase dinner tickets at www.tinyurl.com/SJBDerbyTickets or by calling the school at 717-235-3525. Visit the online auction and bid at www.tinyurl.com/SJBAuction2023.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 http://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.

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.

St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Mechanicsburg is in search of a Pastoral Associate who will assist with meeting the pastoral needs of our parish. The Pastoral Associate functions as an integral member of the parish staff, sharing in the responsibility of the needs assessment, decision-making, planning and implementation of parish ministries and operations. The position is more of a generalist than a specialist, working at the direction of the pastor in responding to the spiritual, pastoral, educational, and administrative needs of the parish. The position requires the ability to coordinate activities with local Catholic Churches and the Diocese of Harrisburg. For the full description, please visit https://www.skdparish.com/job-opportunity-pastoral-associate/. For all inquiries, please contact Father Ken Smith at ksmith@skdparish.com.

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. 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.

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