Share Personal Testimonies, Invite Young People to Encounter Christ in the Sacraments, Bishops Urge Catechists at Annual Conference

“Until young people realize that Jesus Christ is a real and living person, and until they enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ and experience him moving in their lives, none of our teachings will make sense.” This was the central message that Bishop Andrew Cozzens, keynoter at this year’s Diocesan Catechetical Conference, shared with…

Meet Deacons Roesch, Root, Salzmann

Name: Deacon William Roesch Wife: Margaret A. Roesch Home Parish: Sacred Heart of Jesus, Spring Grove Parish Assignment: St. Rose of Lima, York What drew you to serve the Diocese as a Deacon? My Catholic faith has always been of utmost importance to me. I grew up in a strong, faith-filled Catholic family. The values…

Lancaster Catholic High School Launches Capital Campaign; Project to Begin with STEM Innovation Center Next Summer

Lancaster Catholic High School unveiled a capital campaign on Nov. 12 in support of a $12.7 million initiative that will transform the educational, extracurricular and spiritual lives of future students. The “Cherish, Love and Honor” campaign was formally introduced during a press conference in the school’s gym, and livestreamed to hundreds of alumni, community leaders…

Lebanon County Christian Ministries Tackles Homelessness with Help from Diocese’s Matthew 25 Grant

Homelessness and housing insecurity might not be visible in Lebanon County, but they are prevalent. According to a recent needs assessment report by the United Way, nearly 29 percent of county residents find themselves in unaffordable housing scenarios. Within the city limits, that number increases to 39 percent. Lebanon County Christian Ministries, a community-based non-profit…