Forty-eight years, two parishes, 11 pastors. That’s the short version of Anne McAndrew’s “story” as full-time parish secretary at Divine Redeemer Parish in Mount Carmel.
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All Saints Day was extra special at St. Patrick School in Carlisle this year, as the school had the honor of hosting Bishop Ronald Gainer for a visit.
Celebrating a solemn Mass of Ordination to the Diaconate at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg on Nov. 5, Bishop Ronald Gainer told the two seminarians receiving the sacrament that as they take on the threefold service of ministry of the Word, of the Altar and of Charity, their personal holiness is indispensable.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every 68 children is identified with autism spectrum disorder, a group of developmental disabilities characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behavior, speech and nonverbal communication.
Drawing on personal experiences as former Archbishop for the Military Services and current Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Cardinal Edwin O’Brien paralleled sacrifices made in humanitarian service to the works of Catholic Charities in a keynote address at the annual Come and See Dinner.
A month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Catholic organizations, groups and individuals were still among the most prominent responders to the needs of a suffering people.
St. Joseph Parish in York is home to over 3,200 diverse families representing many nationalities. Parishioners are natives of India, Vietnam, Ghana, Liberia, Argentina, Mexico, Italy and Poland, just to name a few. The Hospitality Ministry of the Church recently hosted their 2nd annual Multicultural Potluck Dinner to celebrate this gift of merging diversity.