Bishop Gainer’s Thanksgiving Message

My Dear Friends in Christ,
With this letter comes my warmest wishes for a most Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday. Thanksgiving is traditionally a time of year when we gather with family and friends in sincere gratitude for God’s abundant blessings in our lives. This year confronted all of us with so many unique challenges that it may be difficult to recognize the blessings God has provided for us in 2020. But gratitude can only be experienced in the present and now is our present moment.

Tremendous Performance Lands Trinity State Volleyball Championship

Knock hard and long enough on the door of opportunity, and sooner or later it comes open with an answer. For Trinity, their triumphant style of play earned them their first ever PIAA Class 2A state volleyball championship against a formidable foe in Philipsburg-Osceola on Nov. 21 at Cumberland Valley High School.

In a tense battle pitting two big-hitting teams, the match came down to a few points in each of the four sets that ultimately determined the outcome in the Shamrocks’ favor. Given the ’Rocks won in four sets (25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 25-19), the match really hinged on 12 points out of 186 total. That’s a razor thin margin of victory, yet Trinity was just slightly better in every phase of the game – hitting, passing, setting, digging, serving and blocking.

Hanover Knights Team up for Hot Meal Program for Local Communities

Knights of Columbus from Hanover Council 871 and San Jose Council 16069, in coordination with office staff from St. Joseph Parish in Hanover, have addressed the community need for food during several months of the pandemic.

The dedicated volunteers prepared, served and delivered hot meals every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from March through July, caring for thousands of people in need from the Hanover, Gettysburg and York areas.

Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius Bestow Servant Leadership Awards

The Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Danville awarded the Servant Leadership Award to 27 outstanding high school seniors from the Diocese of Harrisburg late last month. The virtual ceremony took place at the Basilica of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Danville.

The Servant Leadership Award recognizes distinguished high school juniors and seniors who are joyful witnesses, compassionate proclaimers, and enthusiastic builders of the Kingdom of God. The focus of the award is on teens who remain active in their faith and parish beyond Confirmation, and who actively serve in their parish, school and community.