Good bye Father Chuks! Please join us Sunday after all the morning Masses to send off Father Chuks with warm wishes and prayers. The Knights of Columbus will be hosting the gatherings in the cafeteria with coffee and doughnuts.
We forgot to post the link for the August 214 Parish Newsletter. Please accept our apologies. The newsletter can be found here or by clicking on the image below.
Have a blessed day!
"Therefore, we ask you Lord to spare our lives, and to grant us patience, and courage to continue our witness of Christian values with trust and hope."
Pray for the people of Iraq on Sunday with Catholics from across the country!
Pope Francis has appealed to the Church throughout the world to join in prayerful solidarity for the Holy Spirit to send the gift of peace to Iraq. The Iraqi people have been subject to horrific violence in recent months and Christians in Iraq have been mercilessly persecuted.
U.S. Catholics have been invited by the Bishops to unite in prayer on Sunday, August 17. The following prayer was written by the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Iraq, His Beatitude Louis Rafael Sako:
The plight of our country is deep and the suffering of Christians is severe and frightening.
Therefore, we ask you Lord to spare our lives, and to grant us patience, and courage to continue our witness of Christian values with trust and hope.
Lord, peace is the foundation of life;
Grant us the peace and stability that will enable us to live with each other without fear and anxiety, and with dignity and joy.
Glory be to you forever.
Information from the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference
Please don't forget Friday is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and a Holy Day of Obligation.
The vigil Mass will be Thursday evening at 6pm and Friday's Masses will be at 6:45am, 9:00am, 7:00pm
Bishop Gainer to Undergo Hip Replacement Surgery
Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, 66, had a hip replacement surgery this morning, August 5, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
Bishop Gainer expects to be discharged from the hospital within a few days. He hopes to resume his normal schedule in approximately one month, following physical rehabilitation.
Father Robert M. Gillelan, Jr. will handle the normal administration of the Diocese while Bishop Gainer is undergoing surgery and in the immediate time afterward. Father Gillelan is the Vicar General of the Diocese and has served as Administrator during the time between the death of Bishop Joseph P. McFadden and the installation of Bishop Ronald W. Gainer.
Prayers for a speedy recovery are welcome.
The hip replacement surgery this morning preformed on Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, of the Diocese of Harrisburg was successful. The operation took place at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Boal of the Orthopedic Institute of PA.
According to Dr. Boal, Bishop Gainer did great and he has been moved to the recovery room.
Prayers of thanksgiving for the successful operation and a speedy recovery are welcome.
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