Saturday, June 10, 2023

Diocesan Notebook – September 1

Masses and Prayer Services

Bishop Ronald Gainer will be the principal celebrant at the Red Mass on Monday, October 3 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg. Bishop Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland and native son of our Diocese, will be the homilist. All who attend the Red Mass are invited to join the bishops for a reception after the Mass in the Cathedral’s social hall. Those unable to attend the Mass in person are encouraged to view the live stream of the Mass on the Diocesan YouTube channel: At the Red Mass, lawyers, judges, lawmakers, and public officials gather together to pray for God’s wisdom and guidance in their pursuit of justice. The Saint Thomas More Society of Central Pennsylvania, an organization of Catholic lawyers, judges, paralegals, public office holders, law students and faculty, sponsor the Red Mass and reception each year. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill invites all families who have experienced the loss of a child (miscarriage, abortion, still birth or early death) to join in a Mass of Remembrance, Wednesday, September 14, at 7 p.m. in the church. The Mass is the most powerful form of healing prayer. Please take this opportunity to remember your children, to name them if you have not, and to celebrate the fulfillment of God’s plan of having each human family incorporated into God’s spiritual family. By naming the child, you are witnessing to the dignity of their life, no matter how brief. Those who have not been given a name can be listed with your last name, such as “Baby Jones.” The names will be brought to the altar to be remembered by our parish family. Names of children who have been submitted in previous years will be included in this year’s remembrance. We welcome you to submit your child’s name for remembrance by mailing it to Good Shepherd Church, 3435 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011. Please mark the envelope “Mass of Remembrance.” You may also call Geri Andregic at 717-761-4789 or email your child’s name to All are welcome to attend the Mass.

The official relics of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina are coming to Good Shepherd Church in Camp Hill on Friday, October 7. Veneration will be from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., to include recitation of the Rosary at 6:00 p.m. and Mass at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, contact Deb at 717-761-1167, ext. 3613.

The next Caelorum scheduled for September 7 at St. Joan of Arc Church has been cancelled. Caelorum will resume the first Wednesday of every month on October 5.

A Charismatic Mass with prayers for healing will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 6 at 7 p.m. at St. Theresa Church in New Cumberland by Father Francis Karwacki, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Mount Carmel and the Bishop’s Liaison for the Charismatic Renewal in the Diocese. For information on this monthly Mass, please call Mary Ann at 717-512-3628 or Vicki at 717-364-6260.

A Blue Mass for front line workers will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church in York on October 30 at 11:30 a.m. The purpose of the Blue Mass will be to honor police officers, firefighters, EMTs, correctional officers, doctors, nurses and other front line workers.  The Mass will include 4th Degree Honor Guard Bagpiper Processions, and is sponsored by the Bishop McDevitt 4th Degree Assembly #920.  Call or text Faithful Navigator, Kelly Brown, with questions at 717-668-0509.

Education & Enrichment

The 2022 Diocesan Women’s Conference, The Eucharist: Jesus in Our Midst, will be Saturday, October 15 at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg. Keynote speaker Barbara McGuigan, founder of Voice of Virtue International and a former EWTN radio host, and Capstone Speaker Meg Hunter-Kilmer, a hobo for Christ, along with Bishop Ronald Gainer and Katherine Phenicie, Spiritual Life Director at Delone Catholic High School, will awaken your faith and love for the Real Presence of Christ during this daylong event. In person and virtual attendance options. Registration and full conference schedule is available at Make plans now to join your sisters in Christ as we rediscover the Real Presence of the Eucharist during the 2022 Women’s Conference, The Eucharist: Jesus in Our Midst.

A Caregivers Day of Prayer and Care will be offered on October 22 from 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg. This day is for men and women who care for family members, neighbors and friends with chronic illness, age issues, mental or physical challenges, rehabilitation, addiction, grandparents raising grandchildren, and distance care due to COVID-19. The Caregivers’ Day of Prayer and Care was developed by Church volunteers and members of the Cumberland/Perry Deanery to support and honor you in the important work you do providing daily attention to those in special need of care, termed “ordinary holiness” by St. John Paul II. The day begins at 11:45 a.m. with registration and lunch, and features the Office of Aging; guest speaker Carol Morel of the Diocese’s Formation for the Ministry of Spiritual Direction; a prayer service and blessing of hands; dessert and a Q&A session led by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish’s Caregivers’ Support Group; bingo and cupcake decoration. The day will end at 3:50 p.m.; attendees are invited to stay for Mass at 4 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required; please visit

“Discovering Christ,” a program for anyone who is curious about the meaning and purpose of life, will be offered at St. Joseph Parish in Danville on Wednesday evenings from October 5-November 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy some tasty food and listen to a thought-provoking talk that is designed to explore the meaning and purpose of your life. After the talk, you can share your thoughts in a small group (and talk as much or as little as you wish). It’s all done in a warm, friendly and judgement-free environment. Free childcare is available. Register at

“Catholicism, The Pivotal Players Volume 1 by Word on Fire,” presented by Bishop Robert Barron, will be hosted at Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill beginning this fall. Tuesday morning sessions begin October 11 from 10 a.m.-noon. Thursday evening begin October 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., or online streaming self-study. There are 6 sessions. Join Bishop Barron on the journey to unlock the truth behind the most influential people of the Catholic Church. You’ll discover the places where St. Thomas Aquinas lived, learned and wrote. Visit the countryside where St. Francis gathered a group of friars and revived the Church. See the places where St. Catherine of Siena ministered and prayed. Trek through England to where St. John Henry Newman and G.K. Chesterton left their mark and sparked an English Catholic revival. And through unprecedented HD footage, marvel at the extraordinary art of Michelangelo, from his David statue in Florence, to the Pieta at St. Peter’s, to the Sistine Chapel. Each video can stand alone, so you do not need to attend all to benefit from Bishop Barron’s scholarly and beautiful presentations. The cost of the study guide is $25. Register by calling Good Shepherd Parish at 717-761-1167.

“Life After Roe: Creating a Culture of Life in Pennsylvania” is a pro-life speakers’ forum hosted by the Respect Life Committee of St. Catherine Labouré Parish on Saturday, September 10 at 9 a.m. After months of misinformation regarding the Dobbs decision, this event will present medical, social, legal and spiritual truths about abortion from a Christian perspective. This speakers’ forum is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Family Institute, the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation and other groups and churches. Admittance is free, but registration is required. Register here or at

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, or email Rachel Little at or Anissa Freeman at

“Save the Date” for the Diocese of Harrisburg’s Cursillio Movement’s Grand Ultreya, Saturday, October 29, 2022, Diocesan Conference Center in Harrisburg. Ultreya for English and Spanish communities. More information to follow in this section of The Catholic Witness in the coming weeks.

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 or 717-697-6929.

A Charismatic Day of Renewal, “Restoration and Recovery in the Holy Spirit,” will be Saturday, September 17 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg. Keynote speakers are Msgr. Robert E. Lawrence and Fr. Bernard-Mary Ayo Oniwe, OP. Registration includes lunch and is $20 per person. RSVP by September 9 for lunch to be included; call Vicki Krone at 717-364-6260, Joyce at 717-887-3515, or e-mail More information and a schedule are available at

The Surviving Divorce program will be held at Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill, on Tuesdays beginning September 13. Surviving Divorce was created to bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain of a broken marriage. This program is for the newly separated and divorced, as well as those struggling with issues many years later in order to help answer questions, restore hope and begin authentic healing. For information about the upcoming program at Good Shepherd, contact 717-761-1167, ext. 3613 or

The Surviving Divorce program will take place at St. John the Baptist Parish in New Freedom beginning September 7 at 6:45 p.m. in the parish’s St. Elizabeth Center. The 12-week program brings hope and healing to those who have experienced a broken marriage. It includes 12 video presentations featuring a psychologist, priests and personal testimonies from Catholic men and women. Topics covered include shock and grief, anger and forgiveness, money issues, dealing with children and a former spouse, and annulment and remarriage. The program is based on the teachings of the Catholic Church and is open to anyone who needs comfort, counsel, and clarity after separation or divorce. There is no charge for the program. Option to purchase program videos for approximately $25. Please register by contacting facilitators Cindy Gilbert at or Pat Smith at

“Stewardship 22 Conference,” hosted by Stewardship: A Mission of Faith, will take place September 14 and 15 at the Stone Gables Estate in Elizabethtown. This year’s theme is, “Wake Up! Standing on Biblical Truths.” Hear nationally known speakers Dr. Bill Lile, the Pro-Life doctor, and Dr. Tim Clinton, Executive Director of the James Dobson Family Institute, who will deliver messages that are counter cultural. They will be joined by Father John Clote from the Diocese of Phoenix, Devin Schadt from the Fathers of Saint Joseph, and several others. Venue features an outdoor Stations of the Cross, a Marian grotto, and an adoration chapel in the stone tunnel of the Star Barn. Mass will be offered daily by Msgr. William King of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, and Confessions will be available in the outdoor vineyard. Conference tickets include a catered lunch. Additional options include a ride on the historic Harrisburg, Lincoln & Lancaster Railroad. For tickets and more information, visit

Are you looking for like-minded folks for prayer, discussion, and fun? Join the Companions of Pauline for quarterly meetings in the convent at Penn State Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill. The group meets from 2-4 p.m. for prayer, discussion, and fun, in-person or via Zoom as we follow the charism and spirituality of Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt, foundress of the Sisters of Christian Charity. Vespers follow in the hospital chapel. Text or call Sister Donna Marie, S.C.C. at 570-335-3586 or e-mail

Women of Grace Foundational Studies will be offered this fall at the following parishes: St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Mechanicsburg, Tuesday evenings beginning September 13, contact Linda Keister at or 717-732-0772; St. Margaret Mary Parish in Harrisburg, Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 10, contact Chris Arnold at or 717-379-6041; and Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill, Thursday evenings beginning September 15, contact Linda K. Keister at or 717-732-0772.

The Knights of Columbus invite the faithful to join the Father McGivney Guild. Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus, is one miracle away from sainthood. All are welcome to join the Father McGivney Guild, and receive a periodic newsletter with information about the life, works and spirituality of Father McGivney. The Guild also offers a weekly Mass for the intentions of its members. To join, go to

Have you served in the military? The Catholic War Veterans are reactivating their Central Pennsylvania Chapter. Any baptized Catholic who has served in uniform can join. Are you interested? We need you. The first year of membership is free. For more information, contact Col. (ret) Bob DeSousa at or 717-648-8317.

Retreats & Pilgrimages

The 24th annual Fan the Fire youth rally will be November 5 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish in York. Event includes speakers, praise and worship, Confession, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Mass and a dance party. Cost is $20 per person before October 15. For information on the rally, this year’s speakers, and registration, visit

Save the Date for MOUNT2000: Back after a hiatus due to COVID, all teens are invited to join us for MOUNT2000, “Kenosis: Make Room for God.” This weekend retreat includes Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Confession, exciting nationally known speakers and musicians, and breakout sessions led by seminarians. MOUNT2000 will be February 3-5, 2023, at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md. Make plans to join us for this inspirational event.
The Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will host a Fall Mini Retreat on Saturday, October 8 at the Diocesan Conference Center in Harrisburg, and invites all women to attend. The theme is “Gifts of the Visitation.” The day begins with registration at 8:15 a.m. and a prayer service at 9 a.m., followed by two morning workshops, lunch and one afternoon workshop. The day will end with closing prayer. Register by contacting Nancy Newbold at 717-420-5145 or Please make checks payable to “Conewago District Council of Catholic Women.” Registration deadline is September 27. Please bring a Rosary and Bible. See the HDCCW website,, for additional details and other Diocesan CCW information.

The Beginning Experience Team for the Harrisburg Diocese has booked Camp Kirchenwald in Lebanon County for a Beginning Experience Weekend, November 11-13, 2022. The ecumenical Beginning Experience weekends are an approved program designed for those suffering the loss of a spouse through death, divorce or separation. 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 or Information can also be obtained by contacting the Harrisburg Beginning Experience Team at 717-379-0800 or All CDC recommendations will be followed. Anyone sick will have to leave the weekend. The number of attendees for the weekend may be limited due to current COVID regulations. This program could be cancelled pending changing pandemic circumstances.

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreats, a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion, will be 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

Events & Fundraisers

Join in the Pennsylvania March for Life! With the repeal of Roe v. Wade, the abortion debate has been moved to the state level. Join us in voicing your support for life in a march around the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg on Monday, September 19. Rally begins at 11 a.m., with the March following at noon. Mass at St. Patrick Cathedral will take place after the March at 1:30 p.m. Hear from pro-life leaders about the most pressing issues of today and how you can build a culture of life in the Keystone State. Learn more at and follow the Facebook event at

The International Commission of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is coordinating the Boxes of Joy collection for Cross Catholic. The annual boxes of Joy collection provides shoe boxes of Christmas gifts for children who live in developing countries. Cross Catholic is one of the National Council of Catholic Women’s partner agencies. All parishes interested in participating can visit to sign up. Kits will begin to be sent out at the end of August, and all boxes will be collected at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg on November 7 and 8. If you need additional assistance, please contact Audra Shaub or Diane Roskos at or call Audra Shaub at 717-443-6104.

Mary, Gate of Heaven Parish in Myerstown is looking for vendors for its second annual MGH Fall Fest on October 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. You may showcase crafts, products or even a service that people would be interested in. Contact even organizers via the MGH Summerfest Facebook page or call Clint at 717-269-6134 for more information.

York Catholic Middle & High School will host a “We Are YC Celebration” on Saturday, September 10, from 6-10 p.m. at the school. A festive evening of hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, entertainment, camaraderie and fun is planned. Attendees can get a look at the new middle school renovations. Reservation and sponsorship information is available at Proceeds benefit the York Catholic Fund. Registration closes September 2.  For more information or to register, contact Laurie Moir at 717-846-8871 x1322 or

York Catholic Middle & High School will host “futures” games, a cheer clinic and a mini band camp for partner school students. Future students are invited to the following games: boys’ soccer game September 13 at 6:30 p.m., girls’ soccer game September 15 at 6:30 p.m., girls’ volleyball game September 20 at 7 p.m., varsity football game October 7 at 7 p.m., cheerleading October 7 at 7 p.m., and marching band October 7 at 7 p.m. A futures cheer clinic for students in grades K-6 will be September 17 from 9 a.m.-noon in the gymnasium with a showcase of what was learned performed from 11:45 a.m.-noon. K-6 cheerleaders who participate will get an opportunity to join the varsity squad on the sidelines at the YC football game on October 7. For more information or to register, visit A futures marching band camp will be Saturday, September 10, from 8 a .m.-2 p.m. for any 4th, 5th, or 6th grade student who has played a band instrument for at least a year or who would be interested in color guard. A mini-show for parents will take place at 1:45 p.m. Registration and payment are due by September 8. For more information or to register, visit

A youth soccer challenge competition, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 10502 of Holy Spirit Parish in Palmyra, will take place September 24 at 2 p.m. at the Campbelltown Fire Company. Boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the local level competition. The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, and juris­dictional competitions. International champions are announced by the Knights of Columbus international headquarters in New Haven, CT, based on scores from the jurisdiction-level competitions. All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. For entry forms or additional information contact Steve Kristich at 717-507-2744 or

Morning Star’s Shooting Star 5k Run and Walk for Life will be held on Saturday, September 17, at Harrisburg City Island. Come enjoy live music, a pancake and sausage breakfast, City Island train rides, carousel, face painting and bounce house. Run, walk, and create or join a team! Your participation will support the no-cost services Morning Star provides the community, including counseling, ultrasounds, STI testing, fatherhood program, educational classes and baby supplies. Last year, attendees helped support 2,365 client visits!  Register at

The St. Pauline Healing Heart of Jesus Society in Kulpmont will host a “Guys and Gals Raffle” at the St. Pauline Center. Prizes feature something for everyone. Raffle will take place September 4 from noon-5 p.m., September 9 from noon-6 p.m., and September 10 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Food will be available for purchased on September 9 and 10. Parking is available behind the Center, and the facility is handicap accessible.

“Football Kickoff Sub Sale” sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council #3625 of Prince of Peace Parish in Steelton, Saturday, September 10. Orders must be received by September 6. Choice of Italian, turkey or ham on a Terranetti sub roll with quality meats, cheeses, crisp lettuce, tomato and onion. The lettuce, tomato and onion are wrapped separately with your sub. The cost per sub is $7 for pick-up on Saturday, September 10. Contact the parish office at 717-985-1330 for an order form or to place your order.

St. Benedict the Abbot Parish in Lebanon will host “Big Cash Bingo,” September 17 in the parish center. Doors open at 11 a.m., games begin at 1 p.m. There will be 20 games of $100, small games of chance, raffle baskets and refreshments. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Order tickets by calling 717-450-4506 or 717-269-0785.

Knights of Columbus Council 10502 from Holy Spirit Parish in Palmyra will hold a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, September 10 from 3:30-7 p.m. at the parish. A $12 donation includes spaghetti with two meatballs, salad, Italian bread, soda or water. The event benefits charities of the community and Holy Spirit Church. Take-out orders and walk-ins are welcome. For tickets or more information, please contact Art Bond at 717-383-8583 or

The Respect for Life Committee and Knights of Columbus Council 10194 of Mary, Gate of Heaven Parish in Myerstown will host a bus to the Pennsylvania March for Life on September 19. A bus from Elite Coach will depart from the parish at 8 a.m., with an additional pick-up at St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Annville. Participants will arrive at the state Capitol for the rally at 11 a.m., and march one mile around the Capitol complex for the noon march. Bus will depart Harrisburg at 2 p.m. Those who wish to forgo the march can remain on the Capitol grounds. Participants may bring folding chairs, umbrellas and banners. The Knights will provide “Love Life” posters. Please RSVP to Dan Morris at or 215-595-3956. Reservations are first come, first serve. Please include email address and cell phone number for each attendee.

The Carlisle Area Family Life Center will have its annual Autumn-Fest on Friday, September 23 from 6-9 p.m. at the pavilion behind the LeTort View Community Center on Carlisle Barracks. Come and enjoy a pulled chicken and Italian sausage dinner, listen to music provided by “Seasons” and visit with friends under the stars. You can also have fun bidding on silent and live auction items. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at CAFLC, by calling 717-243-6544 or online at Ticket price includes dinner and two drinks. Please purchase your tickets as soon as possible and before September 8. The center is Carlisle’s only pro-life pregnancy and family resource center.

St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Mechanicsburg is hosting a free movie and ice cream social on Saturday, September 17 following the 4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass. Young adults ages 18-25 are welcomed to attend the showing of the movie “Father Stu” in the Blessed Stanley Rother Room located on the lower level of the church. The Saturday evening schedule offers the opportunity for Confession at 3 p.m. in the church, Mass at 4:30 p.m., and the movie at 5:45 p.m. If you have any questions, contact the parish office at 717-697-8716.

The Knights of Columbus of St. Bernard Parish in New Bloomfield will have a used book sale on September 8 and 9 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and September 10 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the parish. Thousands of titles, plus paintings by Joanna Buck.

A Bus Trip to Washington, D.C., to include the Museum of the Bible and Tour and Vigil Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will be hosted by Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill on Monday, October 31, 2022. Round-trip deluxe coach, museum admission and tour is $55/person. For information and reservations, contact 717-761-1167, ext. 3613 or

St. Joseph Parish in York will hold its inaugural Oktoberfest event on October 8 from 6-10 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the parish’s Jamaican Mission Team, and the event is held in memory of William “Bill” Smith, who was a leader of the team. Food includes bratwurst, sauerkraut with apples, German potato salad, hot dogs, chips, pretzels, German chocolate cake, plum cake and apple strudel. Beverages include apple cider, soda and German beer and wine (must be 21). Event features a cake walk, German spelling bee, Oktoberfest trivia, strong man/woman beer stein holding challenge, German music, 50/50 raffle and games of chance. In the event of inclement weather, the Oktoberfest will be held in the St. Joseph School Gym. RSVP By October 1 to Call or text Kelly Brown at 717-668-0509 with questions.

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Elysburg is seeking crafters and vendors for its annual Christmas bazaar. Please email or for registration forms and info.

The annual St. Mary’s Susan and Charlie Middleton Golf Tournament (an event of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Lebanon) will be held Friday, September 9 at Fairview Golf Course. Tee time is 8 a.m. Donuts and coffee at 7:15 a.m., scramble format. Cost for green fees, cart and dinner is $80. Contact Mike and Gina Groff at 717-383-7814.

Job Openings

St. Theresa Parish in new Cumberland is seeking a Data Administrator and Social Media Coordinator. The position will assist in the daily operation of the parish office, specifically maintaining the member database, loading contributions to member accounts, and updating the parish website and Facebook page with parish and school activities. The position requires a detail-oriented individual with above average typing skills, excellent organization and the ability to understand and follow instructions, as well as work independently. The person in this position should have knowledge of general office procedures, familiarity with office equipment (computer, typewriter, copier, FAX machine, postage meter and adding machine) and excellent spelling and grammatical skills. The individual needs to be mature, courteous and able to interact well with others. As a visible representative of the parish and sometimes the only person in the parish office, this person will need to put the interests of the parish first in all actions and communications with others. Cordial and effective communication with priests, parishioners, vendors, committee members, officers of the church councils and Diocesan office personnel is an ongoing necessity. Trustworthiness, reliability, willingness to maintain confidentiality and the ability to complete routine and delegated assignments in a timely manner are essential. Full-time position, $17/hour plus benefits. Contact Elaine Herald at 717-774-5918 or

St. Theresa Parish in New Cumberland has an opening for a maintenance/custodian position. The expectation for this position is to have a functional knowledge of electrical, mechanical, plumbing, painting, carpentry, roofing, or HVAC and cabling processes. The position requires trouble-shooting ability and immediate response to problems and emergency situations. The individual should be versed in basic home repairs and be knowledgeable in the use of hand and power tools and the operation of cleaning equipment. This person must be a versatile, skilled individual. It is essential that this person be adaptable, flexible and have the ability to work without supervision. Responsible for the maintenance needs of the entire campus. Must maintain a high degree of confidentiality, be pleasant and have a helpful attitude. Two to three years of related work experience and/or certificates of completion for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, wiring classes required. Full-time position, $17/hour plus benefits. Contact Randy Meholick at 717-829-6176 or

St. Theresa Parish in New Cumberland is seeking a cook/housekeeper responsible for keeping the residence clean, orderly, and presentable at all times; for the day-to-day operation of the kitchen and dining area; and for preparing, cooking and serving meals for the priest(s) in residence. This individual is responsible for planning and executing a cleaning schedule for a parish rectory that may have multiple occupants. The position requires varying degrees of physical exertion, to include lifting (at least 50 lbs.) stretching, bending, climbing stairs and operating cleaning equipment. This individual should possess adequate cooking skills and a working knowledge of hygiene, and proper food handling. Creativity in menu planning and knowledge or interest in basic nutritional requirements would be helpful. Organizational skills, a working knowledge of home safety procedures, adaptability, flexibility, dependability and the ability to take instructions and meet deadlines for scheduled meals, as well as work without supervision, are essential. Absolute trustworthiness and the willingness to maintain confidentiality are essential. Position is 20 hours a week, $18 per hour. Contact Elaine Herald at 717-774-5918 or

St. Joseph Parish in Mechanicsburg is seeking a Church Custodian and Grounds Keeper. The Church Custodian provides operational support services for the church and parish campus. The work of the position involves the custodial, janitorial and grounds keeping tasks. Interested candidates may request a job description or send a letter of interest and current résumé to St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Office, Attention David Maceiko, 410 E. Simpson St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 or email the documents to: Candidate must be able to pass a background check in accordance with Diocesan policy.

Do you have a heart for life, supporting families and educating the youth of our community? Morning Star Pregnancy Services is hiring, with openings for full-time and part-time sonographers, client services and community educators. To learn more about these opportunities, visit

St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Lancaster is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Religious Education. The DRE is responsible for coordinating faith formation activities for K-8, including classes on Sundays, recruiting catechists, proposing curriculum, preparing students for sacraments of initiation, providing retreat opportunities to students, attending Masses with students and keeping accurate filing on student progress. To apply, please call Father Matthew Morelli at 717-394-0669.

St. Peter Parish in Columbia has an immediate opening for a part-time office administrator (Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.) to undertake a wide variety of clerical duties including bookkeeping and payroll. As a visible representative of the parish, this person will need to put the interests of the parish first in all actions and communication with others. Cordial and effective communication with priests, parishioners, vendors, committee members, officers of church councils and Diocesan office personnel is an ongoing necessity. This position requires a detail-oriented individual with above average keyboard skills, strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Publisher) and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to understand and follow instructions, as well as work independently. Trustworthiness, reliability, willingness to maintain confidentiality and the ability to complete routine and delegated assignments in a timely manner are essential. High school diploma, preferably with business curriculum, required. Associate degree in office administration helpful. Two to three years related work experience preferred. Submit résumé to Father Augustine Joseph MSFS, Pastor, St. Peter Parish, 121 South 2nd St Columbia, PA 17512 or

St. Joseph Parish in Dallastown is immediately looking to hire a part-time (20 hour/week) Coordinator of Religious Education. This person would be responsible for overseeing the coordination and direction of the K-8 Religious Education Program, with additional responsibilities as agreed upon by the pastor. Education and work experience include high school diploma or equivalent; experience as a parish catechist is preferred. Basic and advanced catechetical certification or, if not held prior to hire, must be obtained within four years of hire. This position requires a mature, professional, responsible, committed individual with excellent communication, organizational, administrative, managerial and interpersonal skills. Please contact Father Mark Weiss at the parish office, 717-246-3007, for more information.

St. Patrick School in Carlisle is looking for custodians for the school; this may be two part-time positions or one full-time position. The positions are year-round and involve custodial work and light maintenance as it pertains to the school building and grounds at 87 Marsh Drive. Duties include general school and grounds upkeep and cleaning under the direction of the principal. Job options are Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., or part-time 7 a.m.-1 p.m. or 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Possible occasional overtime opportunities on evenings or weekends, depending on school events. For more information about salary and job duties, contact Principal Antoinette Oliverio at

Immaculate Conception BVM Parish in York is seeking a part-time maintenance person. This versatile, skilled individual will be responsible for cleaning, maintaining, inspecting and reporting on the condition of the church and any auxiliary buildings, and assisting the pastor in the implementation of a maintenance program for the parish. The position requires varying degrees of physical exertion, to include lifting (at least 50 lbs.), stretching, bending, climbing stairs and operating cleaning and garden equipment. Responsibilities may fall in the areas of minor electrical work, plumbing, painting, carpentry, roofing or HVAC. The position requires trouble-shooting and immediate response to problems and emergency situations. Also required are organizational skills, adaptability, flexibility, dependability, the ability to take instructions and to work without supervision. Absolute trustworthiness and the willingness to maintain confidentiality are essential. A valid drivers’ license and reliable mode of transportation are needed. Interested applicants should contact Deacon James Koch at 717-845-7629 or to submit a résumé.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant. Responsibilities include phones and office duties, database entries, maintaining parish calendars, and possibly doing bulletin creations. Excel and Word experience required. Security clearances are required. Please email your résumé to Tracy Kovaleski at

Assumption BVM Parish in Lebanon is seeking candidates for the parish secretary position. The individual will be welcoming, providing administrative and office support, publishing the weekly bulletin and updating content on the parish calendars. The successful candidate will perform various clerical duties as needed to support the pastor and the director of religious education. Qualified candidates should possess a high school diploma or a GED, have previous office experience, and be proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel and Publisher. Applicants should possess strong organizational skills, and have respect for and an ability to uphold Catholic Church teaching. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and résumé to or mail to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 2 North 8th Street, Lebanon, PA 17046.

Lancaster Catholic High School is hiring for the following positions: full-time Staff Accountant, full-time Annual Fund Manager; cafeteria staff for the 2022-23 school year (3 openings); and a part-time Latino Enrollment Assistant. Visit for more information about the positions. Résumés can be sent to

St. John the Baptist School in New Freedom has several job opportunities available for the 2022-2023 school year: a first-grade teacher, fifth-grade teacher, part-time Preschool Teacher, part-time Technology teacher, and part-time Physical Education Teacher. The ideal candidates will possess a knowledge of instructional strategies, demonstrate strong classroom management, and model their Catholic faith. Interested candidates should send their résumé and cover letter to Sue Mareck or Michelle Williams at

Morning Star Clinics is seeking a part-time instructor to teach nationally recognized curriculum in greater Dauphin County middle and high schools. The program empowers youth to make healthy decisions regarding relationships and risk behaviors and promotes sexual risk avoidance to achieve best outcomes. Candidates will have at least one year of experience working with this age group in an organized teaching capacity. The ability to engage teens is essential. An individual who can be a role model and mentor to male students is preferred. One to two year commitment following completion of formal training. For questions or to submit a cover letter and résumé, contact Leslie Moyer, Program Director, at Visit our website to learn more about the program:

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