Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Diocesan Notebook – May 27

Masses & Prayer Services

Join the Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women in a virtual Rosary every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. extend an invitation for all to join us as we come together to pray the Rosary over Zoom and by phone. For more information on log-in details and to be added to the group e-mail list, please e-mail cwexecutivesecretary@gmail.com and visit https://hdccw.webs.com. If you are unable to join via Zoom or phone, join spiritually by praying the Rosary at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Caelorum returns live to St. Joan of Arc Church in Hershey on Wednesday, June 9, 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, never-failing love and abundant Mercy. For more information, call 717-215-4175.

Education & Enrichment

Immaculate Conception BVM Parish in Fairfield will host the Vatican Exhibit of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World, from June 5 after the 5 p.m. Mass until June 13. Exhibits begins after the 5 pm. Mass on June 5 until 7 p.m. On June 6, it will be open after all morning Sunday Masses until 3 p.m. From June 7-12, it will open after the 8 a.m. Masses until 2 p.m., and reopen from 5-7p.m. On June 13, the exhibit will open after Sunday Mass at 8 a.m. and close at noon. This photographic exhibit tells the stories of 153 Church-approved Eucharistic Miracles, displaying the events where the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist has been made physically present in flesh and blood, became luminous or appeared with images. The inspiration for this exhibit began with Blessed Carlo Acutis who was Beatified on Oct.10, 2020. Please come and bring your family. Address for the church is 256 Tract Road, Fairfield, PA 17320.

Retreats & Pilgrimages

St. Patrick Parish in Carlisle will hold a Zoom meeting for a pilgrimage in the footsteps of St. Paul. Father Don Bender, pastor, will lead the trip April 20-30, 2022. Meeting is June 10 at 6 p.m. regarding travel plans. Register in advance for the Zoom meeting at https://tinyurl.com/StPatsGreece2022. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail explaining how to join the meeting. Any questions? E-mail Cynthia Adams at StPatrickgreece2020@gmail.com.

“How Can I keep from Singing?” A Virtual Presentation, Guided Retreat, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. to July 25 at 11:00 a.m. Melannie Svoboda is a Sister of Notre Dame from Chardon, OH, and holds M.A.s in English and Spirituality. She has ministered as a high school and college teacher, novice director, staff member at a Jesuit novitiate, president of her religious community, writer, and retreat facilitator nationally. Her 13 books include “Everyday Epiphanies,” “When the Rain Speaks,” and “Hanging onto Hope.” You can visit her blog “Sunflower Seeds” at www.melanniesvobodasnd.org. This retreat will focus on ways we can nourish our song or our Christian discipleship: through the wonders of creation, prayer, compassion, service, playfulness, letting go, laughter, beauty, hope, and courage during times of pain and sorrow. Using Scripture, music, stories, poetry, and short videos, we will be invited to deepen our relationship with a God who loves us more than we can imagine. The cost of the retreat is $200 and full payment is due by the registration deadline, which is June 14. Register online at www.sscm.org or call 570-275-3581 Ext. 151. A link will be provided after June 14.

Fundraisers & Events

Mary, Gate of Heaven Parish in Myerstown will hold the MGH Summerfest festival June 24-26. Come enjoy all the great festival foods and games, and entertainment you’ve missed for the last two years. Midway games, basket raffles, food court. Festival hours are 5-10:30 p.m. Bands play from 7-10 p.m., featuring Veritgo Vibe on Thursday, Firestorm on Friday and Ricky and the Rockets on Saturday. Book sale daily from noon-10 p.m. There will not be indoor seating this year, in an effort to continue reducing the spread of COVID. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page @mghsummerfest. Please adhere to the current CDC guidelines for public safety.

Mother Cabrini Church in Shamokin is taking orders for its “Famous” Potato/Cheese Pierogi at $11 per dozen. Pickup will be June 10 and June 11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Cabrini Kitchen Shed, corner of Webster and North Cherry Streets, Shamokin. Place your orders by calling the parish office at 570-648-4512 during office hours, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. There is a production quota for pierogi so don’t delay. Reserved orders not picked up on the above dates will not be held, and will go into general sales, which will take place after the weekend Masses in the parish hall. Also, save the dates for Cabrini’s Homemade Picnic Food Sale on July 17 and the Prizes Galore Raffle on July 24 in the church hall.

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

Golf tournament to benefit St. Joseph School in Mechanicsburg, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Councils 4068, 10685, 12788 and 13100. The tournament will be held June 18 at the Mayapple Golf Course, Carlisle. Four-person scramble, beginning at 1 p.m. Hole-in-one prizes (Porsche), door prizes, beverages on the course. Dinner and awards after the tournament. Cost is $80 per player, $300 per foursome if registered by May 25. All proceeds benefit St. Joseph School. To register or become a sponsor, visit www.sjsmch.org/golf. For additional information, contact golf committee chairman Mike Convey at 813-470-8556 or mike.convey@aol.com.

Knights of Columbus Council 6353 will host their annual golf tournament to benefit Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in York. Tournament is June 25 at Heritage Hills Golf Resort, rain or shine. Registration from 10:30 a.m.-noon, and driving range and lunch available from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Shotgun start at 12:30. Four-person scramble, dinner and prizes immediately following play. Cost of $95 per person includes 18 holes, cart, lunch, dinner and beverages. Sponsorships available. Register online at www.Knightsevent.info. For more information, contact patn61@yahoo.com.

Job Openings

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

The Diocese of Harrisburg is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant for the Secretariat for Education. The individual should have superior organizational and administrative skills to work as part of an administrative team in the Department of Education. The person in this position must 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. An ability to work with financial figures with a basic knowledge of accounting is desirable. Knowledge of Diocesan and parish/school structure is helpful. Proficiency in all MS Office applications is essential. Must be a Catholic in good standing. Competitive salary and benefits. Send résumé and cover letter to employment@hbgdiocese.org or to Human Resources, 4800 Union Deposit Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111.

The Diocese of Harrisburg is looking for a coordinator of pastoral care to patients at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The successful candidate must possess high levels of verbal and interpersonal skills and must be able to use independent initiative and judgment. The candidate must be a Catholic in good standing with the ability to articulate a pastoral theology that is both identifiably Catholic and functional. You must be able to evidence a basic understanding of medical/ethical issues, ecclesiology and liturgical practices of the Catholic Church and Diocese. You must be able to exhibit professionalism on a consistent basis, as an ability to maintain good public relations is essential. Please send résumé and cover letter to the Chaplain, Father Modestus Ngwu, at FrMNgwu@Hbgdiocese.org.View the full job description at: https://www.hbgdiocese.org/careers/.

The Diocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis is accepting résumés from prospective high school religion teachers, directors of spiritual life and high school campus ministry for the 2021-2022 school year. Basic requirements include a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Theology or Catechetics or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Knowledge and belief in the doctrine, philosophy and teaching mission of the

Catholic faith and faithfulness to the Church’s magisterium required. We are looking for authentic, mature, joyful Catholics in good standing with the Church, who possess strong organizational, pedagogical and interpersonal skills, as well as authentic zeal for the glory of God and the salvation of souls. Submit a résumé with cover letter to Mr. James F. Gontis, Director of Evangelization and Catechesis, Diocese of Harrisburg, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111, 717-657-4804, ext. 227, jgontis@hbgdiocese.org.

The Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Danville are hiring a responsible, full-time housekeeper/cleaning, cook and nurse aide. Interested persons may call 570-275-3581, ext. 152, for more details.

Diocese of Harrisburg Catholic Schools Principal Opportunity at St. John the Baptist School in New Freedom (www.stjnschool.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 teaching experience. For more information, see the employment listings on the Diocesan website: www.hbgdiocese.org/careers. Send résumé and letter of interest to Ann Everest, Dept. of Education, Diocese of Harrisburg, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA  17111-3710 or aeverest@hbgdiocese.org.

St. Patrick School in Carlisle is looking to fill a full-time early childhood teacher (certified for K-3) position. The school enrolls students from PreK3 to eighth grade. Interested candidates should reach out to Principal Antoinette Oliverio at aoliverio@spscarlisle.org or visit www.spscarlisle.org  and look under “About us” for employment information.

Morning Star Pregnancy Services (MSPS) is seeking a Marketing and Communications Manager. MSPS provides no-cost services to women and men facing unplanned pregnancies in our community. The position will be responsible for providing a broad range of communications, marketing and public relations services and support to our client services as well as the advancement team. This position will advertise MSPS to potential clients, as well as encourage, maintain, and increase philanthropic and community support to meet the short-term and long-term needs of MSPS. These activities shall be consistent with MSPS mission, vision, Christian core operational values and beliefs. For the full job description, visit http://www.supportmorningstar.com/get-involved/job-openings/. Please send résumés or inquiries to sdiecidue@supportmorningstar.com.

Full-time custodian (40 hours a week) needed for St. Rose of Lima School in Thomasville. Full benefits offered. Please contact Mr. Randy James, Principal, at rjames@stroseschoolpa.org or 717-792-0889.

St. Rose of Lima School in Thomasville has openings for a third grade teacher, a pre-school teacher and a part-time art teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Candidates must possess academic excellence and a dedication to educating the whole child. Teachers in our school work cooperatively to meet the needs of our students through differentiated instruction. Please contact Mr. Randy James, Principal, at rjames@stroseschoolpa.org or 717-792-0889 for more information. To apply, please complete: Professional Employment Application at www.hbgdiocese.org/catholic-schools/employment-applications/, Pastor’s Letter of Recommendation at www.hbgdiocese.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Pastor-Recommendation.pdf, and Clearance forms at www.hbgdiocese.org/safeyouth/background-certificates-and-youth-protection-requirements/adult-employees/#adult-school-employees.

Holy Name of Jesus School in Harrisburg has openings for a third grade teacher, physical education teacher, and two middle school teachers. Candidates must possess academic excellence and a dedication to educating the whole child. Teachers in our school work cooperatively to meet the needs of our students through differentiated instruction. Interested candidates are to send their résumé to Sister Rita at sisterrita@holynameofjesus.com  or call Sister Rita at 717-657-1704.

St. Joseph Parish in Lancaster is seeking an administrative assistant. The individual will be a faithful and creative person who will provide administrative and secretarial support to our pastor and other staff in advancing the Mission and Vision of our parish to become and to make disciples of Jesus Christ. In addition, this position includes the responsibility for implementing and maintaining a comprehensive parish communication and engagement plan. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher), social media and website maintenance is required. Experience with databases is preferred. If you are interested in learning more about this part-time position, please contact Deacon Peter Jupin at 717-397-6921 or deaconpete@stjosephslanc.com.

Undefeated Courage is seeking nurses to staff its mobile ultrasound unit. Shifts available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., FTE: PRN with no maximum hours. Hourly rate: $22. PA RN license is required for this position. Must be trained in limited obstetric abdominal/transvaginal ultrasound or open to training. The mobile unit will be deployed to abortion clinics to change the way abortion-minded women look at their pregnancy. The mission of Undefeated Courage is to help women choose life for their baby and themselves. Undefeated Courage is a sidewalk advocacy organization in Central Pennsylvania that provides prayer, pregnancy testing, education on pregnancy, referral to local pregnancy care centers and other social/legal services outside of abortion clinics at no cost or judgement. A free ultrasound is an obstetrical tool used to evaluate the health of the pregnancy and can be a method for abortion-minded women to make informed decisions about their pregnancy after reviewing their ultrasounds. Visit https://www.undefeatedcourage.org/employment.html for more information and an application.

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