Sunday, October 17, 2021

Diocesan Notebook – September 16

Masses & Prayer Services

A Mass celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Legion of Mary will be held on Sunday, September 26 at 3:00 p.m., with Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer as celebrant. The Mass will be at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, 212 State Street, Harrisburg. Legion Prayers and Rosary begin at 2:15 p.m. and a reception will follow Mass in the Cathedral Hall. Free street parking is available or complimentary garage parking at the South Street Garage, 220 South Street, Harrisburg. Vouchers will be provided before or after Mass. All are welcome.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Enola has postponed the Rosary Novena to Mary and social, scheduled for Oct. 10 after the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

Livestream of Deacon Tyler Mentzer’s ordination with the Congregation of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. at www.divinemercy.org from the Divine Mercy National Shrine in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. First Mass will also be streamed from the website on Oct. 3 at 9 a.m. Deacon Mentzer is a native of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Buchanan Valley and attended Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown.

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Annville, in partnership with K of C council 9875 and Msgr. Michael F. Barrett, will celebrate a Rosary for Life Novena, starting on Wednesday, September 29th after the 6:30 p.m. Mass, followed by an hour of Eucharistic Adoration. The next seven days are prayed individually, and the ninth day, Thursday, October 7th (Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary) will be an outdoor living rosary on the parish grounds, at 7 p.m.

An Evening of Prayer in honor of St. Therese, The Little Flower, will be held on Thursday, September 30, at Annunciation BVM Church, McSherrystown. The service begins at 7 p.m. Homilist with be Rev. Richard Lyons, pastor.

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

Relics Saint Pio of Pietrelcina will make a stop in the Diocese of Harrisburg on September 21 and 22, on the occasion of the 53rd anniversary of the saint’s passing. The relics will be available for public veneration at St. Patrick Parish, 219 S. Beaver Street, York. On Wednesday, Sept. 22, a Mass in honor of Saint Pio will be celebrated by the Very Rev. John Bateman, JCL, VF, pastor of St. Patrick Parish. For additional information, please call (717) 848-2007 or visit: https://www.saintpiofoundation.org/the-tour-of-the-relics-of-padre-pio-2021

Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill is hosting international speaker Sherry Weddell on Saturday, Sept. 18. Weddell will lead a workshop to help Catholics learn the steps to make the intentional choice to follow Jesus as His disciple. Weddell is the author of the 2015 best-selling book, “Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus.” She is also the executive director and co-founder of the Catherine of Siena Institute (CSI), which trains Catholic leaders in 21st century evangelization, forming intentional missionary disciples at parish and diocesan levels, and facilitating the discernment of the charism and vocations of all the baptized. Registration is $35 for non-parishioners and includes lunch. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. and participants are sent forth at 3:30 p.m. For more information and to register visit www.thegoodshep.org or call the parish office at (717) 761-1167 extension 3612.

St. Joseph Parish, Mechanicsburg, is hosting the Vatican International Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles of the World. This exhibit displays the histories of actual events where the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist was made visible to our earthly senses. The exhibit will be open on September 24 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. and on September 25 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information on the exhibit itself, please go to http://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/mir/engl_mir.htm.

“Clouds” author Laura Sobiech will speak at St. Joseph Parish in Hanover on the weekend of Oct. 9-12. Laura is the mother of Zach Sobiech, who died in 2013 at the age of 18 from osteosarcoma, a rare children’s bone cancer. Last year, Disney+ showcased his story in the movie “Clouds,” which is based upon Laura’s book: “Clouds: a Memoir,” the story of Zach’s four-year cancer journey. A 22-minute Hollywood produced video of Zach and his family is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NjKgV65fpo. Before he died, Zach wrote a #1 hit song, “Clouds,” which relates to the last few months of his life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDC97j6lfyc. All are welcome to attend Laura’s talk to the public on Sunday Oct. 10, beginning at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s. A free-will offering will be taken. Contact Deacon Tom Aumen at 717-637-5236 for information.

Lancaster Theology on Tap at Aroogas on Centerville Road (upstairs) on September 21. Father Jonathan Sawicki will speak on “Called to be Saints.” Happy Half Hour begins at 7 p.m., followed by the speaker at 7:30 p.m. All young adults (20s and 30s) are welcome to attend. No RSVP is necessary. For more information about this and other Young Adults Events, check out Lancaster on Tap on Facebook.

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 September 18, 25 and October 9, 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.

Retreats & Pilgrimages

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.

Travel in the Footsteps of St Paul through Greece with Father Don Bender, pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Carlisle and Deacon Bill Centenera, April 20-30, 2022. Learn more about the trip at an in-person presentation on September 16 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish Activity Center on Marsh Drive. Please RSVP to stpatrickgreece2020@gmail.com.

The Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women invites all women of the Diocese to the Fall Mini Retreat on Saturday, September 25 at St. Catherine Labouré Church in Harrisburg. The theme is “Joined in Our Faith.” The day begins with registration at 8:15 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. followed by two morning workshops, lunch and one afternoon workshop. The day will end with the Divine Mercy Chaplet and closing prayer. Register by contacting Brenda Wolf at 717-658-8191 or brendaangel.musicwithmama@gmail.com. Please make checks payable to “Seton District Council of Catholic Women.” Registration deadline is September 15. Bring a Rosary and a Bible. See the HDCCW website, www.hdccw.webs.com or additional details and other Diocesan CCW information.

A virtual, silent, directed weekend retreat will be held Oct. 1, beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting through Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. Lois Landis Miller, a spiritual director who received her training through Kairos School of Spiritual Formation, presents the virtual retreat. Miller has a B.S. in elementary education and currently is involved in pastoral care and prayer ministries in her church, and companioning others as a spiritual director and mentor. This retreat is silent and intended to be contemplative. It will be a time for personal prayer and meeting privately twice with a spiritual director to discuss one’s experience of God in prayer. The cost of the retreat is $70.00 and the registration deadline is Friday, September 24. You can register online at www.sscm.org or by calling 570-275-0910. Registration will be limited to five total participants. After registering, you will be contacted via your email for a link.

A 24 hour virtual, silent, directed retreat will be held from 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 through 7 p.m. on Oct. 2. Lois Landis Miller, a spiritual director who received her training through Kairos School of Spiritual Formation, presents the virtual retreat. Lois has a B.S. in elementary education and currently is involved in pastoral care and prayer ministries in her church, and companioning others as a spiritual director and mentor. This retreat is silent and intended to be contemplative. It will be a time for personal prayer and meeting privately once with a spiritual director to discuss one’s experience of God in prayer. The cost of the retreat is $35.00 and the registration deadline is Friday, September 24. . You can register online at www.sscm.org or by calling 570-275-0910. Registration will be limited to five total participants. After registering, you will be contacted via your email for a link.

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, 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

The Flower of Carmel Hermitage will hold its 2021 fundraiser dinner on Thursday, Sept. 23 at St. Ann Byzantine Catholic Church social hall, 5408 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The theme this year is “From the Darkness into the Great Light.” Guest speakers include Fr. John Szada, diocesan exorcist, and Sister Mary Catherine Rose Giacobbe, Er.Dio. For more information and to RSVP for the dinner, please contact Sister at sisterhermitess@gmail.com or call 717-732-4303.

The seventh “40 Days for Life Fall Campaign” in York will be from Sept. 22 through Oct. 31 outside of Planned Parenthood, 728 Beaver St., York. For information on the Kick Off Rally and/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. Joan of Arc Parish in Hershey will hold an Italian Mass on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. as part of the Hershey History Center’s La Festa Italiana, an event focusing on the Italian heritage of the bustling Chocolatetown. The Mass will be preceded by an Italian Street Festival outside the church.

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.

Our Lady of Lourdes New Holland Knights of Columbus council 13451 will be selling tickets for their Annual Chicken BBQ fundraiser after mass on the weekends of September 25 and 26 and October 2 and 3 for the upcoming Chicken BBQ. The BBQ is Saturday, Oct. 9 at Keens, 580 Main Street, New Holland, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Full dinners, (Half Chicken, baked chips, roll, drink and dessert) $10 presale and $12 on October 9. Half chicken only is $6 presale and $7 on October 9. Contact Ron Zega for information: 215-962-4614.

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.

St. Philip the Apostle Council 17028 of the Knights of Columbus will host a Basket Bingo on Sunday, Oct. 3 at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Millersville (corner of Rts. 741 & 999). Vintage Longaberger baskets and ceramics will be available as prizes for Bingo games. Doors open 1 p.m. and games start at 2:30 p.m. Free parking, food and raffle table. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Contact Chris Smith at 717-808-6436 for more information.

The next Caelorum at St. Joan of Arc Church in Hershey will be Wednesday, Oct. 6 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.

Catholic Charities’ Interfaith Shelter Golf Classic, Sept. 20 at Colonial Country Club in Harrisburg. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. with golf beginning at 1 p.m. The day includes a registration gift, a boxed lunch, practice area and putting green, 18 holes of golf (scramble format) with cart, and a buffet dinner after golf. Various team and skill prizes available as well as a fantastic sports memorabilia auction and other door prizes. Golfers of all skills and abilities are welcome. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families. Registration is $100 per player, and various sponsorships with additional benefits are available. Visit www.cchbg.org or contact Christopher Meehan at 717-657-4804 or cmeehan@cchbg.org.

Ballroom dancing sponsored by St. Aloysius Knights of Columbus in Littlestown, Saturdays Aug. 28, Sept. 11, 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.

Our Lady of Lourdes in Enola will hold its 2nd annual Designer Purse Bingo on September 19 at 1 p.m. in the parish gym. Doors open at noon. Prizes are brand-new designer purses including Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and more. Twenty games, two specials, 50/50, raffles and door prizes. The parish kitchen will be open for food. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Call the parish office at 717-732-9642 for info.

Bishop McDevitt High School’s Social at Cassel Vineyards, Sept. 17 from 5-8 p.m. Includes wine tastings, heavy hors d’oeuvres, music and raffles. Tickets are $45. Must be 21 or older to attend. Contact Kahley Stewart, Director of Development, at kstewart@bishopmcdevitt.org.

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary in Elysburg’s halupki dinner, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Eat-in or take-out. Dinner includes two halupki (stuffed cabbage), mashed potatoes, vegetable and roll. Cost is $10. Dinners must be pre-ordered by Sept. 13. Individual halpki are $6 for two, $12 for four and $18 for six. Individual halupki are pre-packaged cold to eat or freeze. To pre-order, call the parish at 570-672-2302.

Recital series featuring Dr. David O’Donnell, tenor, Christyan Seay, tenor, Matthew A. Robinson, baritone, and Daniel Dorty, accompanist. Locations include St. Patrick’s Shrine Church in Carlisle on Sept. 26 at 3 p.m., and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Mechanicsburg on Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. The series 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 in Mechanicsburg, and Mr. Robinson sings as soloist and cantor at four local parishes within the Diocese.

Mother Cabrini Parish in Shamokin’s annual chicken BBQ, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the “Cabrini Shed” on the corner of Race and Cherry streets. The dinner will include half a chicken, baked potato, baked beans, cranberry sauce, roll and “a sweet.” Donation is $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Mother Cabrini Parish Office, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at 570-648-4512, ext. 1. Deadline to place an order is noon on Sept. 24. Dinners are take-out only.

York Catholic Middle and High School is holding its 31st Annual Golf Tournament Monday, September 20 at the Out Door Country Club in York. Registration for this four-person scramble tournament starts at 7:30 a.m. with play beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $125 per person and includes greens fee, cart rental, refreshments on the course, lunch, and prizes. Proceeds benefit the York Catholic Fund. Sponsorships are available. Registration closes September 6. For more information or to register, contact Laurie Moir at 717-846-8871 x322 or lmoir@yorkcatholic.org.

St. Joan of Arc School PTO in Hershey is hosting a BBQ chicken drive-thru, Sept. 28 from 3-6 p.m. in the church parking lot. Meal includes half a chicken, baked potato, dinner roll w/butter & applesauce. Cost is $10. Pre-sale tickets are highly recommended; purchase at the school office at 1525 Sandhill Road in Hummelstown, or on the school’s website, http://school.stjoanhershey.org/.

St. Margaret Mary Parish and School in Harrisburg will hold a golf tournament, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. at Manada Hill Golf Course in Grantville. The tournament is a 4-person scramble with a cash prize to the winning team. Dinner, drinks and awards will be presented after the tournament. All profits from the event benefit St. Margaret Mary School. To register or sponsor the event, please email stmmpto@gmail.com or call 717-232-3771.

St. Mary Parish in Hamburg, Pa., will have its Harvest Fest, Oct. 1 from 4-9 p.m. and Oct. 2 from noon-9 p.m. Homemade ethnic food, musical entertainment, rock wall and bungee jump, dinosaur dig for kids, hay rides, bingo, theme baskets, raffles, corn maze, escape rooms and more. Free admission. Call 610-562-7657 or visit www.stmaryhamburg.org.

Job Openings

The Diocese of Harrisburg is seeking a confident individual with superior organizational and secretarial skills for the full-time position of Ecclesiastical Notary and Legal Secretary. While maintaining strict confidentiality in all matters, the candidate must possess high levels of verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills and be able to use some independent initiative and judgment. Must exhibit professionalism on consistent basis. Knowledge of diocesan and parish structure helpful. This position undertakes transcription work and so a high level of accuracy and knowledge in the word application of MS office is required and will be tested. Proficiency in all other MS Office applications essential. Trustworthiness, reliability, and the ability to complete routine and delegated assignments in a timely manner are essential. Bi-lingual in Spanish is highly desirable. Must be a Catholic in good standing. Full job description available at www.hbgdiocese.org/careers. Closing date for applications is October 6, 2021. Please send resume and cover letter to employment@hbgdiocese.org or Human Resources, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

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.

Saint Joseph Catholic Church Parish Office in Mechanicsburg has an opening for a full time Administrative Assistant/Bulletin Coordinator. This position requires an individual that is a detail oriented team player who knows how to meet deadlines. The successful candidate must be able to take direction while working collaboratively in a team environment; handle several tasks simultaneously and work independently as necessary; be skilled in planning, organizing, and phone etiquette; have excellent interpersonal skills; be a problem solver, able to critically think and handle multiple tasks at the same time; and be trustworthy, dependable and able to maintain confidentiality. Candidates must have a broad knowledge of office equipment, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, graphics, and the ability to learn new software applications. This position requires accurate keyboarding skills, and excellent spelling, grammatical, and proofreading skills. Two Year College Degree or higher desired or equivalent level of work experience. Please submit resume and cover letter to Brenda Perry at officemanager@stjosephmech.org. Deadline to apply is September 17, 2021.

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.

Holy Name of Jesus School, Harrisburg, has a part-time cafeteria position currently available Monday through Friday. If interested and for details of the position, please call Sister Rita at 717-657-1704 or email at sisterrita@holynameofjesus.com for information and responsibilities.

Holy Name of Jesus School in Harrisburg has an immediate opening for a Pre-School Teacher. 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 resume to Sister Rita at sisterrita@holynameofjesus.com or call Sister Rita at 717-657-1704.

Associate Director of Catholic Campus Ministry at Shippensburg University, 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. 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 résumé and cover letter by September 24, 2021, to: FrBDunkelberger@hbgdiocese.org.

Our Lady of the Visitation Parish in Shippensburg is seeking a Pastoral Musician, a part-time, year-round position. The position is flexible in nature, and our first priority as a parish is to have someone always available to play at Masses, as well as someone who can help schedule other volunteer musicians and grow the music (the position could expand in nature depending on this growth and other factors). Responsibilities include: playing at least one Mass each weekend at the parish (either piano or organ is required); coordinating the liturgical schedule of a few other musicians and all the cantors; helping little by little to grow the music program at the parish; recruiting and training cantors or even forming choirs; availability for weekday funerals, Holy Days and other services is essential. Growing in and striving to be faithful to the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching on liturgical music is required. Preferred candidates will have a high school diploma (bachelor’s degree is ideal) and some musical experience. All interested applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter by September 24, 2021, to: FrBDunkelberger@hbgdiocese.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.

St. Joseph School York is seeking a part-time custodian for afternoon/evening shift. Position will include performing basic janitorial functions such as vacuuming, dusting, mopping and sweeping floors, maintaining bathroom facilities, emptying trash, general grounds-keeping, and other tasks as assigned. This position requires varying degrees of physical exertion to include lifting of at least 50 lbs., stretching, bending, and operating cleaning equipment. Flexibility, dependability, ability to take instructions, adaptability, and ability to work without supervision are required. Must be reliable, maintain confidentiality, and be trustworthy. Valid driver’s license required, and applicant(s) must pass all state and federal background checks and clearances to work around children. Prior experience in custodial setting helpful. Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Corrinne Eck, Principal, at eck@sjy.org or call 717-755-1797.

St. Margaret Mary School in Harrisburg is seeking a Learning Support and Student Support Team Coordinator to oversee the pre-referral and referral process of special education, as well as overseeing the creation and execution of IEPs for special education students. See the full job description and application information at www.hbgdiocese.org/careers.

Misericordia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in York has an immediate opening for an Activity Aide. Providing compassionate care to older adults since 1943, Misericordia is as a 5-star rated nursing home. In this role, you will assist in the planning and facilitating of the social and recreational events that our residents love. A successful candidate would be able to lead and engage a diverse group of older adults with maturity and enthusiasm. Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to make connections and form friendships, is a keystone of a successful activities’ aide. This 30-hour a week position includes health insurance benefits. If you are interested, please contact Linda Knapp, Director of Human Resources at 717-755-1964 or lknapp@mn-rc.org.

St. Francis Xavier Parish in Hunt Valley, Md., is seeking a Director of Music Ministries. Part-time, salaried, year-round position. Duties include coordinating with the pastor in the planning of all liturgies and responsibility for all music in the parish. The director will serve as a resource on musical and liturgical matters for staff and volunteer ministers in the parish. The director will also create worship aides for special liturgies, maintain license subscriptions, train and schedule cantors, and lead choir rehearsals. Interested applicants should contact Father Kevin Farmer, pastor, at kfarmer@ccsfx.org.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in New Holland is seeking a part-time Coordinator of Religious Education. The individual will be responsible for overseeing the coordination and direction of the parish’s K-8 Religious Education program and other parish catechetical programs under the supervisory direction of the pastor, with work responsibilities as agreed upon by the pastor. 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. Applicant should be versed in the stages of human and faith development. Educational/work experience requirements: High school diploma or equivalent, experience as a parish catechist prior to being hired as a parish CRE is preferred, basic and Advanced Catechetical Certification (if certification not held prior to hire the Basic Certification must be obtained within four years and the Advanced Certification within seven years). Successful completion of extensive background checks required. Please e-mail résumé and cover letter to Father Steven Fauser at FrSFauser@HBGDiocese.org.

St. Joseph School in Hanover is seeking a full time teacher for Middle School Grades 6-8 for Math and Language Arts. The ideal candidate will possess a knowledge of instructional strategies, classroom management, and communication/collaboration skills.
Interested candidates should send their resume and teaching credentials to Mr. David Staub, principal, at dstaub@sjshanoverpa.org. Candidates must be in compliance with required clearances and complete the Diocesan teaching application, which can be found at https://www.hbgdiocese.org/catholic-schools/employment-applications/.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Lancaster is hiring a maintenance technician to be responsible for cleaning, maintaining and reporting on the condition of the church, rectory, school and assisting the pastor in the implementation of a parish maintenance program. Reports directly to the pastor. Requires various degrees of physical exertion to include lifting (at least 50 lbs.), operating equipment, climbing stairs, etc. Responsibilities may include electrical work, plumbing, painting, carpentry, HVAC. Organizational skills, flexibility, and dependability are required as well as high school or trade school diploma with two to three years of related work experience. Position will require Pennsylvania youth protection clearances. To apply, please call St. Anthony of Padua Church, 717-394-0669.

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.

St. Andrew School in Waynesboro has openings for the following positions: Computer Technology teacher, Spanish teacher, second-grade teacher, substitute teachers and an after-school care provider. Teaching positions require a bachelor’s degree. Clearances required. Detailed information on each position can be found at www.hbgdiocese.org/careers. Interested candidates should email cover letter and résumé to principal, Lindsay Salmon at lsalmon@saintandrewcatholicschool.org.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Lancaster is hiring a maintenance technician to be responsible for cleaning, maintaining and reporting on the condition of the church, rectory, school and assisting the pastor in the implementation of a parish maintenance program. Reports directly to the pastor. Requires various degrees of physical exertion to include lifting (at least 50 lbs.), operating equipment, climbing stairs, etc. Responsibilities may include electrical work, plumbing, painting, carpentry, HVAC. Organizational skills, flexibility, and dependability are required as well as high school or trade school diploma with two to three years of related work experience. Position will require Pennsylvania youth protection clearances. To apply, please call St. Anthony of Padua Church, 717-394-0669.

St. Joan of Arc School in Hershey has openings for the following positions: teachers and classroom aides, a director and assistants for the after-school program, and an assistant principal. Information about each position is available at www.hbgdiocese.org/careers. Clearances required for all positions. Contact Sister Eileen at www.stjoanhershey.org or 717-533-2854 x 118.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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