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Diocesan Notebook – August 20

Spiritual Offerings Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill’s Mass of Remembrance for all families who have experienced the loss of a child (through miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth or early death), on Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the church. Take this opportunity to remember your children, and to name them if you have…

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Diocesan Notebook – August 13

Fundraisers & Events Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Lancaster’s virtual “Recess: At Home,” Greek take-out dinner (Pastitso, lasagna, baklava) will be available for pick-up on Aug. 28. Tickets must be purchased in advance. A virtual silent auction opens Aug. 28 and ends Aug. 29. To order tickets and view the auction items,…

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Sister Dorothy Franz, OSF

Sister Dorothy Franz, OSF (formerly Sister Edward Miriam), died at Field Crest Hospice in Ellicott City, Md., on Aug. 7. She was 80, and had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 60 years. Sister Dorothy was born in Baltimore. She entered the congregation…

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Diocesan Notebook – August 6

Pilgrimages & Retreats The Carmelite retreat planned at Villa Sacred Heart in Danville for Sept. 18-20 has been cancelled due to the pandemic. Fundraisers & Events Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Lancaster’s virtual “Recess: At Home,” Greek take-out dinner (Pastitso, lasagna, baklava) will be available for pick-up on Aug.…

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Obituaries – August 6

The names of the following deceased persons have been submitted by their parishes. Please remember in your prayers the happy repose of these recently departed souls and the consolation of their loved ones.

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All Part of God’s Plan

A few weeks ago I wrote about the young Italian boy, a wiz at computers, who used his skills to create an exhibition of Eucharistic miracles that has travelled around the world. He died of leukemia at age 15. His Beatification was postponed because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The…

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