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Ordination 2019: Father Joshua Weaver

Father Joshua Weaver Parochial Vicar, St. Catherine Labouré Parish, Harrisburg Chaplain at Bishop McDevitt High School, Harrisburg From St. Joseph Parish in Mechanicsburg Trinity High School Mount St. Mary’s University St. Charles Borromeo Seminary When did you first hear or consider the call to be a priest? It really took…

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Ordination 2019: Father Andrew St. Hilaire

Father Andrew St. Hilaire Parochial Vicar, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Gettysburg, and Campus Minister at Gettysburg College From St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Mechanicsburg St. Benedict Academy, Manchester, N.H. Cumberland Valley High School Catholic University of America St. John’s Seminary in Massachusetts Mount St. Mary’s Seminary When did you first…

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Mary’s Fiat

Some time ago, a Sister in my congregation just didn’t feel right. She ached all over and was tired all the time. After a visit to the doctor and several tests, she was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer. The doctors told her that her kidneys were giving out as well.…

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York Catholic Breaks Ground to Enhance Student Experience

York Catholic High School broke ground on the first phase of its “Grow Today, Impact Tomorrow” capital campaign, designed to provide resources for needed renovations and improvements to the high school with a focus on academic, student life, and extra-curricular experiences. Bishop Ronald Gainer led the blessing of the site…

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Ordination 2019: Father Samuel Edward Good Miller

Father Samuel Edward Good Miller Parochial Vicar, Good Shepherd Parish, Camp Hill From St. James Parish in Lititz Warwick School District St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Mount St. Mary’s Seminary When did you first hear or consider the call to be a priest? I hadn’t paid really any attention to a…

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Ordination 2019: Father Matthew Cannon

Father Matthew Cannon Parochial Vicar, Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Harrisburg From St. Leo the Great Parish in Rohrerstown Lancaster Catholic High School St. Vincent College St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Mount St. Mary’s Seminary When did you first hear or consider the call to be a priest? For me, it…

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Youth Chant Campers to Sing for Solemn Mass

Children and youth ages 7-18 will honor Our Lord on June 28, raising their voices in song for a noon Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form on the Feast of the Sacred Heart at St. Lawrence Chapel in Harrisburg. The Mass will be the culmination of the students’ efforts…

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Art Show Exhibits Students’ Talents

The faith-based artwork of students from Diocesan Catholic schools was on exhibit in the Archives’ display cases at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg this spring as the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis hosted the seventh annual art contest for students to highlight their God-given artistic talents. Awards were presented to…

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2019 Golden Apple Recipients Reflect on Role of Forming Students

The Diocese of Harrisburg recognized seven Catholic school educators for their outstanding devotion through the 13th annual Golden Apple Awards on May 7 at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg. The awards are based on nominations from school principals, parents, students and fellow teachers in acknowledgement of an educator’s professional excellence,…

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Fiat Spirituality

Recently, I was asked by a wife of a deacon in another Diocese to conduct a retreat for women in her area. When I agreed, I asked if she had a topic for the day. She said, “Saying ‘Yes’: Finding Your Unique Gifts and Purpose in Everyday Life.” Honestly, when…

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Riding Into Safety with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Bicycle safety was on full display at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Mechanicsburg on Sunday, May 19. The second annual Bike Rodeo, sponsored and organized by the Parish’s American Heritage Girls (AHG) troop, was a great way to remind parish and community children of bicycle safety, right in time…

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Religious Sisters Celebrate Jubilees

Religious Sisters in the Diocese of Harrisburg marking milestone anniversaries this year were recognized and honored during the annual Sisters’ Jubilee celebration. The celebration was hosted by the Diocesan Secretariat for Clergy and Consecrated Life on April 27 at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg The gathering to recognize the Sisters…

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Jim Forjan Remembered by York Catholic Community

For nearly 60 years, Jim Forjan invested himself into the York Catholic High School community, as teacher, coach, dean of students, principal and volunteer. From his first year as a social studies teacher and boys’ basketball coach in 1959, until his last days there as a cafeteria moderator last fall,…

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