Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Diocesan Notebook – October 14

Masses & Prayer Services

The Harrisburg Guild of the Catholic Medical Association will host the annual White Mass at the Cathedral of St. Patrick, Harrisburg, on Sunday, October 31 at 9:30 a.m. Bishop Ronald Gainer will be the celebrant. In these challenging times, now more than ever, Our Lord seeks to refresh and sustain those serving others in illness and suffering.  The White Mass provides an opportunity to gather in solidarity and fellowship. Physicians will recite their oath of care at that time. Attendees are welcome to wear their white coats and uniforms. A reception will follow the Mass so that healthcare professionals may meet and learn more about the Guild. While the guild is physician led, all medical professionals and their families are welcome. As part of the national Catholic Medical Association, the Harrisburg Diocesan Guild seeks to serve medical professionals, particularly doctors, in upholding the principles of the Catholic Faith in the science and practice of Medicine.  Participating in the Harrisburg Guild provides faith formation, education, and advocacy, particularly in respect to conscience protection.

The next Caelorum at St. Joan of Arc Church in Hershey will be held Wednesday, November 10 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.

The Lebanon Deanery Youth Mass, Fall Deeper in Love with Jesus, will be Saturday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Cornwall. All Lebanon Deanery teens in 6th through 12th grades and their families and friends are invited. Music will be provided by Second 2 Heaven, a contemporary worship band. Meet other teens after Mass in the Narthex for refreshments and learn about Catholic youth opportunities available for young people in the Lebanon area. Teens that would like to serve at the altar during the Mass should contact Michelle Ayers, Sacred Heart of Jesus Youth Coordinator, at 717-926-7423. Mark your calendar and invite a friend to this first youth Mass.

St. Joan of Arc Parish, Hershey, will hold their annual Rosary Rally at Our Lady of Grace Grotto on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 12:30 p.m.  This weekend event is in conjunction with more than 20,000 America Needs Fatima Rallies held throughout our country in support of the 104th Anniversary of Our Lady’s message of Fatima and for the Nation and World Peace.  In case of inclement weather, remain in the Church at 359 W. Areba Ave., Hershey.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Mount Carmel will honor COVID-19 front line workers, those who have died from COVID and all Veterans at the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Nov. 7. The parish is also collecting photos, brief stories and personal reflections about lost loved ones and experiences during the pandemic for a time capsule. Beginning September 11, articles for a time capsule can be placed in a basket in front of the altar. All are encouraged to submit their stories. Stories should be submitted prior to Nov. 7.

Education & Enrichment

St. James Parish in Lititz will host The Vatican International Exhibition of The Eucharistic Miracles of the World, Oct. 12-17 in the parish hall. Admission is free to the exhibit: Oct. 14 from 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Oct. 15 and 16 from 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Oct. 17 from noon-7 p.m. The display showcases, through photos and detailed descriptions, more than 170 Catholic Church approved Eucharistic Miracles from all over the world, throughout the centuries. The original exhibit premiered in Rome in October 2005, and is locally sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 10827, as well as Holy Family Radio (AM 720), Lancaster Catholic High School, and the Lancaster Region Order of Malta. Forty hours of Adoration of the Most Holy Eucharist will be held in the main church, beginning Oct 15. Eucharistic Miracles are a manifestation where the consecrated bread and wine, the Body and Blood of Christ, change their outward appearance. Sometimes they show themselves as actual flesh and blood, other times they become luminous or levitate, at other times images appear on the bread or other extraordinary events take place. Blessed Carlos Acutis, an Italian teenager who was beautified in October 2020, created a website documenting the Eucharistic Miracles which inspired this exhibit. For more information, contact Bob Lowe at 717-371-0490 or boblowe52@hotmail.com or Paige Quinn, Parish Office Administrator at 717-626-5580, ext. 2, or pquinn@hbgdiocese.org.

Women of Grace upcoming studies/events: Women of Grace has a virtual fall study/opportunity to engage with women inside and outside the Diocese with a study of “Mary Queen of Militants” by Emil Neubert, Saturday mornings October 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Study is led by Chris Arnold, Facilitator/Regional Coordinator with Women of Grace for Western Pennsylvania. The book is endorsed by Johnnette Benkovic Williams of EWTN Television. On April 2, 2022, Williams returns to Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Harrisburg for a one day conference. An additional Young Women of Grace Retreat for girls ages 13-17 will be offered. For more information, contact Chris Arnold at carnold@womenofgrace.com or 717-379-6041.

The Order of Malta runs a Pen Pal Program for those in prison and is seeking volunteers to write to inmates. The effort takes a few minutes and a stamp every month. The program is anonymous and presents volunteers with a way to be true to our call to visit Christ in prison. To express interest, please reach out to Maltapenpalprogram@gmail.com. The Order of Malta will provide all of the necessary support and direction.

The Harrisburg Diocese Council of Catholic Women Scholarship Committee is sponsoring a candle sale to benefit their scholarship fund. The sale runs October 1-31 and features Corda Candles. The candles are hand-crafted, American made, phthalate-free and coconut wax-based. They burn for 45 hours. Unique scents are inspired by the saints and by the Catholic faith. These candles make a lovely gift for family, friends, and fellow parishioners. Each order helps the HDCCW provide scholarship money to a graduating senior girl. To view the array of candles available and to order, go to https://cordacandles.com/?ref=HDCCW21. Contact hdccwscholarship@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Join the Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women in a virtual walk to the Marian apparition sites in Europe. Men, women and children are invited to participate. Pilgrims can join at any time and choose their own physical or spiritual exercise. Log miles for all types of activity (20 minutes of any physical exercise equals one mile, and 20 minutes of any spiritual activity equals two miles). Miles will be tallied each week as virtual pilgrims travel to various sites. Information on the sites will be available at www.hdccw.webs.com. Register online at www.hdccw.webs.com or via e-mail at hdccwcommunitycommission@gmail.com. Contact Kathy at 717-448-8899 or Debbie at 717-514-8115 for information.

Lancaster Catholic Young Adults group presents Theology on Tap in Lancaster, Oct. 19 at Arooga’s on Centerville Road. Presenter Bob Cybulski will talk about “The Jesus Vaccine.” At Confirmation, we were “injected” with the Holy Spirit to evangelize the faith. What are you to do if you work for a company and have to put your “Jesus vaccine” to rest? Cybulski will lead a discussion about finding a path in a world that pushes Jesus aside. Evening begins at 7 p.m. with a happy half hour, followed by the speaker and a Q&A session. Theology on Tap is a young adult ministry in the Diocese of Harrisburg. Young adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to attend. Search “Lancaster TOT” on Facebook or e-mail LancaterTOT@gmail.com.

Lancaster Catholic Young Adults group announces October activities including Breaking Bread at Holy Trinity Church in Columbia and the Diocesan Women’s Conference on Oct. 16; Theology on Tap at Arooga’s on Oct. 19; Bible study at St. Leo the Great in Rohrerstown on Oct. 21; and “Revive!” at St. Leo the Great on Oct. 26. Search “Lancaster TOT” on Facebook or e-mail LancaterTOT@gmail.com for information on the events.

Young men ages 15-25 are invited to Sequela Christi – “The Following of Christ” – at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg, Oct. 24 from 4-6:30 p.m. The gathering is for young men open to the working of the Holy Spirit. The evening will include a spiritual presentation, Holy Hour and a meal. RSVP by Oct. 21 to the Office of Vocations at vocations@hbgdiocese.org or 717-657-4804 ext. 282.

Retreats & Pilgrimages

The Cumberland/Perry Deanery 2021 Day of Prayer and Care will be Saturday, Oct. 23, at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 310 Hertzler Road, Mechanicsburg, from 1 to 4 p.m. This annual event provides caregivers with an afternoon of respite, connection, inspiration, and support. The day includes a presentation from guest speaker Tracey Noll, mother of two children, one who is severely autistic. Her story is one of hope, prayer, surrender and trust in the Divine Will. Event also includes a pray service, hand blessing, activities and refreshments. There is no cost for the day, but registration is required. Register at www.caregiversdayofprayerandcare.org or call Mary Moll at 717-576-3994.

The Cursillo Region 2 Fall Encounter will be Saturday, Oct. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Diocesan Center, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg. Day includes morning prayer, spiritual meditation, Lay Rollo in Spanish and English, multi-language Rosary, spiritual rollo, ultreya and Mass with Most Rev. Ronald Gainer. Lunch and dinner are provided. Cost is $30. Registration must be made by October 11. Registrations cannot be taken at the door. Please send check payable to Cursillos in Christianity English Region 2 to Anne Ventola, 30 Schmidt Circle, Watchung, New Jersey 07069. Please include name, address, email, phone number, Diocese, and dietary restrictions. Please indicate whether or not you are staying for dinner (does not affect registration fee). Any questions, call or contact Terri DiBacco at terrid@kw.com or 717-329-9681

Join Father Dominic Azagbor, OP, on a nine-day Marian Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes from April 24 to May 2, 2022. Cost is $3,199, departing from Philadelphia. For more information, contact Father Azagbor, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in York, at FrDAzagbor@hbgdiocese.org or 717-846-4935. To book online, go to https://bit.ly/Azagbor2022.

You are invited to join Father Ken Smith on a pilgrimage to Austria & Germany including the Passion Play in Oberammergau from September 5-12, 2022. For information, please contact Karen Hurley at k.m.hurley1@gmail.com.

A Beginning Experience Weekend for those suffering the loss of a spouse through death, divorce or separation will be hosted by the Diocesan Beginning Experience Team at Camp Kirchenwald, Lebanon, Pa., Nov. 12-14, 2021. 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. Each Beginning Experience Team is certified by the International Beginning Experience Organization. Beginning Experience is under the auspices of the Diocesan Office of Catholic Life and Evangelization. It is your Church at work to provide help, healing and spiritual restoration. Visit www.hbgdiocese.org and go to “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 on the weekend.Anyone who is sick will have to leave the weekend. The number of attendees for the weekend may be limited due to current COVID regulations. As with all Diocesan sponsored events, this program could be cancelled pending changing pandemic circumstances.

Events & Fundraisers

Mary, Gate of Heaven Parish in Myerstown will host a spaghetti dinner Oct. 23 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., or until sold out. Dinner is take-out only. Cost of $8 includes spaghetti with meat sauce, bread and salad. Additional baked goods available for purchase.

Knights of Columbus Council 10502 from Holy Spirit Parish in Palmyra will host a spaghetti dinner on Oct. 16 from 3:30-7 p.m. Cost of $10 includes spaghetti and two meatballs, salad, Italian bread, coffee, soda or water. Take-out orders and walk-ins are welcome. Proceeds benefit Holy Spirit Church and Knights of Columbus charities. For information, contact Art Bond at 717-383-8583 or abond702@comcast.net.

Knights of Columbus Council 12788 in Mechanicsburg is sponsoring a “Nite at the Races” on Nov. 6 in the cafeteria of the Life and Education Center at St. Joseph Parish in Mechanicsburg. Doors open at 5 p.m., with first post time at 5:30. All proceeds benefit funds for the center’s new roof. Admission is $5, Veterans are free if accompanied with paying customer. Advance registration, horse ownership and more information can be found at www.council12788.org/events/. Contact Michael Yakubick at 717-329- 2725 or Myakubick@comcast.net with any questions.

St. Philip the Apostle Knights of Columbus Council 17028 in Millersville will host a “Trunk or Treat” on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m. in the upper parking lot behind the church. To participate, show up with treats to distribute from the trunk of your car, (decorate the trunk for Halloween if you like), or just bring your children and enjoy the event.

York Catholic’s fall open house will take place Oct. 17 from noon-2 p.m. by appointment. Learn what life at YC is like and see everything YC has to offer students (grades 7-12) and their families. Take a tour of the newly renovated campus, talk with York Catholic teachers and administrators, meet current students and hear their experiences, and learn about the 45+ sports and 60+ activities available. Students in York Catholic’s class of 2021 were offered over $10 million dollars in higher education scholarships and over 95% percent of graduates now study at over 45 colleges around the country. Learn how York Catholic sets students up for success and creates a place where every student is known and cared for. Reserve your spot today. Space is limited and pre-registration is required to attend. Social distancing and mask protocol will be observed. For more information, contact York Catholic at 717-846-8871, ext. 220.

St. Aloysius Gonzaga Council #17784 of the Knights of Columbus in Littlestown will have a Christmas bazaar and flea market Oct. 30 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parish hall. Event is free for patrons in attendance. Vendors can rent a table for $20 or two for $30. Vendors who wish to participate should contact Emil Gamm at 717-359-9558 or John Farrell at 410-707-8219.

Corpus Christi Parish in Chambersburg’s Holiday Craft Fair, sponsored by the Corpus Christi Council of Catholic Women, will be held Nov. 6 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the parish center. There are 23 vendors with a variety of unique hand sewn items, crafts, jewelry, home decor, baked goods and much more. Enjoy breakfast sandwiches, a warm lunch and a decadent dessert from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, contact Kathy at 717-352-7354.

Recital featuring Dr. David O’Donnell, tenor, Christyan Seay, tenor, Matthew A. Robinson, baritone, and Daniel Dorty, accompanist, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Mechanicsburg on Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. The recital will feature opera, operetta, musical theater and sacred song selections. Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken up during the performance. Dr. O’Donnell is the Director of Music at St. Patrick Parish in Carlisle, Mr. Dorty is the Director of Music at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, and Mr. Robinson sings as soloist and cantor at four local parishes within the Diocese.

Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown will host a fall open house event, “Fall In Love with Delone Catholic,” on Oct. 17 from 1-3 p.m. The open house is one of several “get to know us” events. In addition to the open house, prospective students can schedule a Squire VIP Day to shadow a student. Parents and students may also schedule a personal tour. Teachers, administrators, coaches, activities moderators, student ambassadors and parent ambassadors will be on hand to answer questions and showcase what life is like in Squire Country. There is a scholarship competition for eighth-grade students that provides the opportunity to win $1,000 per year for four years. Students interested in the scholarship competition, which is either an essay competition or a trivia competition, must pre-register. Transfer students in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to receive up to $3,000 in Transfer Tuition Assistance. To register for the Open House, or to schedule a personal tour, please visit www.delonecatholic.org or email Jen Hart at jhart@delonecatholic.org.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Lancaster will hold its Christmas Bazaar Nov. 13 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and Nov. 14 after the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Masses in the Resurrection Catholic School cafeteria at 521 E. Orange St., Lancaster. The theme this year is “Together Again at Christmas,” a fitting title following a year off in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Much is offered, including high-valued raffle items, wreath and garden, trim-a-tree, crafts, religious items, gift shop, children’s crafts and gift baskets. The popular jewelry table features bangles and baubles for just a few dollars. Raffle items are valued at a minimum $50. For $1, take a chance on a telescope, vlogging kit, gaming bundle, homemade manger or table, drill set, Thomas Hermansader prints, and more, including many gift cards to local restaurants and businesses. Raffles will be drawn at 2 p.m. Saturday. Need not be present to win. Food will be offered throughout, including the ever-popular goodies table full of treats to take or gift. Contact Livia Riley at 717-299-6617 for information or raffle tickets.

Our Lady, Help of Christians Parish in Lykens will host a Shop & Drop Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 5, from 5-8 p.m. and Nov. 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the parish social hall. Join us for great food, baked goods and a Chinese Auction. Food will be available on Saturday and will be take-out only. For information, call 717-647-9182.

Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Harrisburg will host its annual Craft Fair on Nov. 6 in the gymnasium. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and the event will end at 2 p.m. A snack bar will be available for refreshments. Find great ideas for Christmas with no waiting for delivery.

The International Committee of the Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is again hosting a Diocesan-wide Boxes of Joy campaign for Cross Catholic Outreach. Every parish and member of our Diocese is encouraged to participate in this project. A Box of Joy is a specially designed shoebox that you fill with toys, school supplies, clothing, hard candy, personal care items, and accessories. Visit CrossCatholic.org/BoxofJoy/ to sign up or contact Diane Roskos at 717-991-1605 for questions. Due date for sign up is October 15.  All boxes are due to the Diocesan Center by November 9.

Our Lady of Lourdes Knights of Columbus Council 13451 will host a blood drive on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Our Lady of Lourdes Church, New Holland, parish center. The Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank continues to struggle to collect enough blood donations to fulfill the needs of our local community.  All are welcome. Proper social distancing and masks are required. Please consider donating. Any questions, contact Bill O’Neill 717-615-4705.

Christ the King Catholic Church, 300 Mendenhall Lane, Benton, has pierogis for sale. Three dozen for $20 or one dozen for $7. Please call the Parish office at 570-925-6969 to order. Pick up is on Monday or Thursday mornings, or stop at the Church on Sundays between 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Prince of Peace Parish-Assumption of the BVM Church is sponsoring a “Trunk or Treat” on Saturday, Oct. 30 from noon-2 p.m. The event will be in front of the Parish Center at 815 South Second Street, Steelton, Pa.  All children are invited to stop by and pick-up a special treat from the “Great Pumpkin.” There will be lots of goodies so don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes.

One Voice Regional Youth Ministry has a number of events planned through the end of the year. They include an overnight exploration of homelessness, famine and poverty, discussions on various issues facing teens today, a youth rally and a Christmas party. Please visit www.onevoiceym.org for the full schedule of events.

St. Francis Xavier Church will hold a Gift Fair and Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg. Local vendors and artisans will be featured. Fair trade items, collectibles, holiday gifts, baked goods, and children’s activities. Café offering breakfast and lunch items. Door prizes, bucket raffles, and multi-item raffle. Free Admission. Call 717-309-2485 or visit www.stfxcc.org for more information.

Annunciation of the BVM Parish in McSherrystown is holding a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school gym. Filled raffle baskets, decorated wreaths and trees, baked goods, outdoor wood items, crafts, children and adult themed baskets, 50/50 drawing and lottery tree. All are welcome.

The seventh “40 Days for Life Fall Campaign” in York is ongoing through Oct. 31 outside of Planned Parenthood, 728 Beaver St., York. For information or to sign up to vigil for 1 hour or more a week in front of Planned Parenthood, please visit 40daysforlife/york.com. For questions, please contact Tom Evans at 717-235-8833 or 717-999-4025.

St. John the Baptist School is hosting its annual Cash Bingo event at the New Freedom Community Center on Thursday, October 21. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Bingo begins at 7 p.m. There will be $2,000 in cash prizes, plus raffles, door prizes, and 50/50 drawing. Food is available for purchase from Tasteful Occasions. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door and can be purchased in the school office with cash or check. Share this link to spread the word: www.stjohnthebaptistfundraiser.com/bingo.

Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Cornwall will have Fall Fish Dinners on Wednesdays between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. beginning September 29 and running through November 17.  Fried pollock or baked haddock, french-fries or baked potato, coleslaw or applesauce and a homemade Bernie’s Bakers dessert for only $10. Drive up or take out only.

The Columbiettes of Saint Joseph’s, Auxiliary #12788, have published a cookbook in honor of the 70th anniversary of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Mechanicsburg. The cookbook costs $12, features 233 recipes collected from the Columbiettes and parishioners, and includes the history of the parish and a special 70th anniversary message.  To purchase a cookbook, please contact Diane Freundel at dianefreundel@gmail.com. Mailing costs will be added, or arrangements can be made for delivery.

The Lititz 5K for Life and 1 Mile Walk will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Oct. 16 at St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Ave., Lititz. All proceeds will support three Pro-Life ministries in Lancaster County: A Woman’s Concern, House of His Creation, and North Star Initiative.  The 5K will be both in-person and virtual this year.  Please go to www.lititz5kforlife.com for more information and to register, and to learn about these pro-Life, pro-Woman ministries.  Email questions to Kristen at lititz5kforlife@gmail.com.

Mother Cabrini Church in Shamokin is now taking orders for their Potato/Cheese Pierogi and Farmer’s Cheese Pierogi. Potato/Cheese Pierogi at $11 per dozen and Farmer’s Cheese at $12 per dozen. Pickup for Potato Cheese will be Thursday, Oct. 14 and Friday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cabrini Kitchen Shed, corner of Webster and North Cherry Streets, Shamokin.  Farmer’s Cheese Pierogi pickup will be Thursday, Oct. 21 and Friday, Oct. 22, also at the Cabrini Kitchen Shed, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Place your orders by calling the parish office at 570-648-4512 during office hours, (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  There is a production quota for Pierogi so don’t delay.

Ballroom dancing sponsored by St. Aloysius Knights of Columbus in Littlestown, Saturdays Oct. 23, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11 in the parish hall from 7-10 p.m. Open to all ages, modest attire required. One-hour lessons begin at 7 p.m., followed by open dancing from 8-10 p.m. For information, contact Jen Danieley at jennifereakle@hotmail.com.

Job Openings

St. Joseph Parish in Mechanicsburg has an opening for a full-time Family Life Ministries Coordinator. The central focus of this position is to engage families, adults, and teen-aged youth in a life of discipleship. The successful candidate must be a living witness of strong Catholic faith, and be committed to the vision and mission of St. Joseph Parish. They must have a track record of being an initiator, leader and consensus-builder, with a demonstrated ability to take an idea from inception to implementation. They must have experience engaging people of all ages in the life of the Church. Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to listen and respond effectively. Experience in recruiting, training and mentoring volunteers as well as establishing strategic connections and partnerships are strongly desirable. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and social media, and a demonstrated ability to learn proprietary applications are required. Candidates must be able to obtain Diocesan Youth Protection clearances. A college degree is required, or equivalent work experience and track record of success in a professional environment. Please submit résumé and cover letter by October 22 to Mary Vukelich at adultformation@stjosephmech.org.

St. Joan of Arc School in Hummelstown is in need of classroom aides. A classroom aide for Pre3 is needed from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tuition discounts will apply. Aides for the after school program are needed from 3-6 p.m. Days and hours are negotiable. Clearances are required for both positions. Contact Sister Eileen at 717-533-2854, ext. 118 or sreileen@stjoanhershey.org.

St. Joan of Arc School in Hummelstown is looking to hire a cafeteria helper from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday to serve and clean up afterwards. Clearances are required. Contact Sister Eileen 717-533-2854, ext. 118 or sreileen@stjoanhershey.org.    

Saint Joseph Catholic School in York has opening for a part time Classroom Supervisor and an Aide for the after school program, After Hours. Hours are Monday through Friday from 3 to 5:30/6 p.m. The successful candidate must have (or be willing to obtain) their clearances and plan activities for our youngest school children (Kindergarten through Second Grade). Training will be provided. Please contact Mrs. Kim Wozniak, After Hours Coordinator, at Wozniak@sjy.org, or Mrs. Corrinne Eck, Principal, at Eck@sjy.org.

York Catholic Middle and High School is seeking to fill a Business Teacher position for the 2021-22 school year. Qualified candidates should demonstrate an understanding of the importance their position plays in all aspects of a student’s developmental progress. Candidates must also be individuals rooted in faith, willing to support Gospel values, and willing to inspire students through their word and example to accept and live these values and teachings. The Business Teacher will teach grades 7 through 12. Candidates with experience teaching advanced level High School business courses will be given preference. Requirements: Certification and related Bachelor Degree in appropriate major; state and federal clearances. Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching in a Business classroom and/or Business Management experience. Please send resume, certification, and Diocesan application (found on the York Catholic website, About Us, Employment page at https://yorkcatholic.org/about/employment-opportunities/), a copy of state and federal clearances, and letter of interest to Katie Seufert, Principal, York Catholic Middle & High School, 601 East Springettsbury Avenue, York, PA 17403.

St Joseph School in Hanover has an immediate opening for a full-time computer teacher and school IT person. Candidates must possess academic excellence and a dedication to educating the whole child. Applicants for this position must be adept at developing lessons for Computer Technology. The IT position would include but not be limited to network, hardware, database system, security, software programs and technology support to faculty and staff.  Teachers in our school work cooperatively to meet the needs of our students. Interested candidates are to send their résumé to David Staub at dstaub@sjshanoverpa.org.

The Diocese of Harrisburg is seeking a full-time grounds keeper for Holy Saviour Cemetery in York. Applicants must have skills in grounds maintenance. The ability to operate a backhoe is highly desirable. 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. Applicant must have valid, clean PA 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. Send résumé and cover letter to JBrlansky@hbgdiocse.org.

St. Leo the Great Parish in Rohrerstown is seeking a Parish Director of Development and Ministries. Responsibilities include encouraging and coordinating volunteers in support of parish and school ministries; leading all major school fundraising activities, including the Annual Appeal, EITC/OSTC/SPE Scholarship donations, SEED, and Cupertino Classroom Golf Outing; supporting the pastor and principal through direction of an enrollment management program for the school; and generating an annual development/advancement report. Candidates must be a practicing Catholic, with excellent interpersonal skills, a track-record of team work and demonstrated ability to lead others. Must be familiar with all aspects of development and proficient in communications and database software tools. Familiarity with St. Leo School, ministries and programs are a plus. The position is salaried and full-time with Diocesan benefits package. Evening and weekend hours will be required periodically for various activities.

For more information, contact Deacon Frank A. Kuchinski, Ph.D., at the parish office at 717-394-1742, ext. 141. Submit résumé to parishmgr@stleos.org for consideration.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Marysville and St. Bernadette Mission in Duncannon are seeking a part-time office administrator. The duties of the office administrator are bookkeeping and secretary of the office. Interested candidates should submit a résumé to Father Dijo Thomas, pastor, at 121 William Street, Marysville, PA 17053 or via e-mail at frdthomas@hbgdiocese.org.

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. John Vianney Parish in Gladwyne, Pa., is seeking a full-time business manager, responsible for the supervision, management and execution of the financial, human resources, facilities, office and administrative functions, along with the related processes and systems for the parish. Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, management or accounting with at least five years’ experience in these or similar fields required. Prior experience working in a Catholic parish or school setting is helpful, as is a strong knowledge of the Catholic Church. Send cover letter and résumé to resume@sjvgladwyne.com.

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