Dear Brothers and Sisters, Along with the other bishops of Pennsylvania, I give thanks to Almighty God for the progress our country has made in curbing the coronavirus pandemic. Each of us has felt the impact of COVID-19 in many ways as individuals and families, among friends and at work.
Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, announced today that the obligation for Catholics to attend Mass in person on Sundays and Holy Days is being reinstated, effective August 15, 2021.
The Diocese of Harrisburg announced today that in continued alignment with state health guidelines, effective immediately, masking mandates for the unvaccinated have been lifted in all parishes in the Diocese. While the mandate has been lifted, those who wish to continue wearing a mask are welcome to do so.
The Diocese of Harrisburg is pleased to announce that William J. Lippe has been named principal of Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown.
WASHINGTON – Following the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota today, Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, chairman of the U.S. Conference of…
Fish Dinners Continue to Reel-In Customers, as Parishes and Councils Transition to Take-Out to Ensure Safety
The parking lot at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Cornwall was a sea of vehicles for the weekly Wednesday fish fry on March 3.
Parked bumper-to-bumper and lined up side-by-side, customers from surrounding Lebanon and Lancaster County communities filled the lot outside the parish center as the pastor, Father Rodrigo Arrazola, waved a welcome from his post inside the glass doors.
Missing at high school sports during the pandemic is the frenzied crowd that rallies behind its partisan banners in a big game. But at Lancaster Catholic on March 9, the old feeling was there, as there were enough fans from the Columbia Crimson Tide and the Crusaders’ faithful to give the District 3 Class 3A championship the feel that much was at stake.
These two Lancaster County teams are not unfamiliar foes, and the evenly matched teams played a tense and taut game that makes District 3 championship basketball a special experience.
Trinity’s game plan in the District 3 girls’ Class 3A championship game against York Catholic was quite evident only seconds into the contest at Trinity High School in Camp Hill on March 10: pound the ball inside to 6’ 4” center Lauren Trumpy, and let her dominate an undersized Fighting Irish. And the strategy worked to perfection.
The past several seasons, the Crusaders of Bishop McDevitt have dominated at the Mid-Penn and District 3 Class 2A swimming championships. That dominance continued at this year’s District 3 meet, held at Central York High School, where the boys won the team championship again and the Crusaders’ relay teams won the 200-Freestyle, 200-Medley and 400-Freestyle, respectively. Individually, Patrick Hemingway won gold in the 100-backstroke and a silver in the 50-Freestyle. Lucas Hancock and Will Brobson won silvers in the 100-Freestyle and 100-Breaststroke.
Two students from Trinity High School in Camp Hill are the Diocesan high school finalists in this year’s National Merit Scholarship Program.
Lucy Cooper-Silvis and Olivia Maddux have earned finalist status in the prestigious program, an annual academic competition for high school students to receive recognition and college scholarships.