HARRISBURG, Pa. – On Friday, March 25, Bishop Ronald W. Gainer will celebrate a Mass for Peace and Justice in Ukraine at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, 212 State Street, Harrisburg…
On Thursday morning, February 23, we all learned the tragic news that Russia had invaded Ukraine. Although talks are underway to find a peaceful solution to this conflict, the violence continues to escalate, inflicting damage to buildings as well as wounding and killing men, women, and children.
Six teachers and one principal from Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Harrisburg were recently honored with the 2022 Golden Apple Award. The highest recognition given by the Diocese to principals and teachers, this honor commends the educator’s professional excellence, leadership, commitment to Catholic values, and devotion to teaching in a Catholic school.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In my visits throughout the Diocese, especially around Lent, I have sometimes heard it said that, “This Lent, I’m giving up ‘giving up.’” While this may be said humorously by Catholics and our Christian brothers and sisters this time of year, there may be some truth in these words. What if we give up on giving up? As we read in the words from Pope Francis, even through all the challenges and difficulties we face, the promise of Christ’s love and our salvation are sure to come if we are faithful and persevere. In essence, if we don’t give up.