A large section along the third base line at the Harrisburg Senators game cheered slightly louder than the rest of the baseball enthusiasts in attendance at the April 21 game, as Bishop Joseph P. McFadden stepped up for the night’s first pitch at Metro Bank Park on City Island.
Parishioners and students from several Catholic schools arrived that evening to participate in a special Catholic Schools Night. The evening began with Bishop McFadden’s first pitch and the National Anthem sung by St. Francis Xavier School’s principal Rebecca Sieg and her daughter.
With a rain cancellation of the previous night’s game, the students in attendance were able to enjoy a double header. Groups from St. Francis Xavier, Gettysburg; St. Catherine Labouré, Harrisburg; and St. Theresa, New Cumberland and others enjoyed the fun of hotdogs, popcorn and the occasional third base line foul ball to catch. It was a great sunny spring evening for pastors, religious sisters, parents, and students who participated in the first annual Senators Catholic Schools Night.
By Emily M. Albert, The Catholic Witness