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Diocesan Notebook – September 30

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 Diocesan Serra Club, supporting religious vocations, will meet for Mass and a luncheon at the Diocesan Center on Wednesday, October 13 at 12 noon. For details and to RSVP, contact Mark Seidel at 717-737-5499 or

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, 2596 Cornwall Road, Lebanon. 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. A Eucharist-based ministry has the power to transform teens, transform parishes, and transform culture. Mark your calendar and invite a friend to this first youth Mass.

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 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. 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, Lititz, 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 and showcases, through photos, more than 170 Church approved Eucharistic Miracles. The exhibit will be open on Tuesday, October 12 from noon to 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, October 13-14, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, October 15-16, from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, October 17, from noon to 7 p.m. The presentation may be viewed by entering through the St. James Parish Hall entrance, located at the back of the church. Forty hours of Adoration of the Most Holy Eucharist will be held in the main church for Catholics, beginning on Friday, Oct 15. The exhibit is 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. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

“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 Before he died, Zach wrote a #1 hit song, “Clouds,” which relates to the last few months of his life: 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.

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 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 or 717-379-6041.

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 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 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 or 717-846-4935. To book online, go to

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

A virtual, silent, director 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 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 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, 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 and go to “marriage and family” or Information can also be obtained by contacting the Harrisburg Beginning Experience Team at 717-379-0800 or 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 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 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.

St. Aloysius Parish, Littlestown, is bringing Bingo back starting Oct. 2, 2021.  Bingo will be held on the first and third Saturdays of the month.  Early Birds begin at 7:00 p.m.

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 between 12 noon to 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 for the full schedule of events.

The Knights of Columbus Council 3625 is sponsoring an “All You Can Eat Breakfast” on Sunday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The breakfast will be in the gym of Prince of Peace Parish-Assumption of the BVM Church Parish Center, 815 South Second Street, Steelton. Menu includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, muffins, juice and coffee. Tickets are available to purchase at the door. Adults are $9, children ages 6 to 12 are $6, and children ages five and younger are free. Contact the Parish office at 717-985-1330 with any questions.

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 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/ 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:

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 weekend of 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 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 for more information and to register, and to learn about these pro-Life, pro-Woman ministries.  Email questions to Kristen at

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.

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

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.

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  or call 717-232-3771.

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 Closing date for applications is October 6, 2021. Please send resume and cover letter to or Human Resources, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

St. Rose of Lima Parish in York seeks a full-time Parish Secretary.  Work hours will be Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon. This person will be responsible for the daily operations of the Parish Office, including clerical work and minor administrative and business details. Other duties include preparing Mass cards and recording information in the Mass Intention Register; maintaining sacramental registries; preparing parish bulletin(s) and calendar data entry (e.g., Diocesan Annual Campaign, parish census, statistics, collections); ordering and maintaining records of office supplies, religious supplies and materials; communicating with Diocesan offices, vendors, and parishioners; and other related tasks as assigned. This position requires an experienced, detail-oriented individual with above average keyboard skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, with the ability to understand and follow instructions as well as work independently. This person should possess an overall knowledge of general office procedures, familiarity with office equipment (computer, typewriter, copier, fax machine, postage meter, adding machine) and excellent spelling and grammatical skills.  This person should be proficient in Microsoft applications, most especially Word, Outlook and Excel.  Cordial and effective communication with people are essential. The position may include some physicality, the ability to move through several buildings, as well as bending, climbing stairs and lifting (at least 50 lbs). This person must be a practicing Catholic in good standing. A high school diploma, preferably with business curriculum, Associate degree in office administration, and two to three years related work experience is required. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to Rev. Dominic Azagbor, OP at

Saint Rose of Lima Parish, York, seeks a full-time Business Manager. Work hours will be Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon. This person will be responsible for assisting the pastor in the overall administration of the parish concerning all matters pertaining to personnel, finance, buildings, and grounds. The responsibilities also include preparing and making bank deposits, completing employee time reports, reviewing monthly General Ledger History Listing and financial statements, supervising all parish projects, and working with the pastor in parish budget preparation, and other related tasks as assigned. This position requires a detail-oriented individual with solid keyboard skills, an in-depth understanding of business, bookkeeping, and accounting principles. The position requires excellent organizational skills and considerable problem-solving ability.  A professional demeanor is essential in interacting with and communicating with persons at many levels: the pastor, parishioners, the Finance Council, other office personnel, and Diocesan Office personnel.  An understanding of payroll and benefits is required. Proficiency in Microsoft applications, especially Word, Outlook, Excel, and related software, is also required. The position may include some physicality, the ability to move through some buildings, and bending, climbing stairs, and lifting (at least 50 lbs.). The person must be a practicing Catholic in good standing. A bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration, with a minimum of two years in business administration and solid managerial skills is preferable. A high school diploma, preferably with business curriculum and a minimum of three years bookkeeping and accounting experience is required. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to Fr. Dominic Azagbor, OP at or mail to 950 W. Market St, York, PA 17401.

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, or Mrs. Corrinne Eck, Principal, at

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, 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

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

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 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

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 or 717-792-0889.

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