Were you married in 1968?
If the answer is YES, then this year is your Golden Wedding Anniversary!
A Golden Jubilee Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm by the Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer at Good Shepherd Church in Camp Hill.
To receive an invitation to attend, please complete the online form here or contact Mary Butch at (717)533-7168 Ext. 115 or email. If you are unable to attend, please submit your information and we will be happy to mail you the certificate that would have been presented to you at this special Mass.
As you are by now aware, the Grand Jury report on clergy sexual abuse will be released soon. I myself do not know what is in the report but will be open with you when it is made available. The protection of our children should be our highest priority. Let us pray for all victims of sexual abuse.
Once again, to report the sexual abuse of a minor, call the following number: 1-800-626-1608
May we never be afraid of doing what is right no matter what the consequences!
Congratulations to Kate Naughton for earning the National Girl Scout Religious Award, “Spirit Alive”
recently. This award program is designed to assist girls in grades 9-12 in discovering how the Holy Spirit
moves within their lives, calling them to a greater participation in the ministry of the Church. Kate will
be recognized by Bishop Gainer for achieving this award at the annual Scout Mass on April 22, 2018 at
Good Shepherd Church. Because Kate has earned at least three National Girl Scout Religious Emblems,
she is now a recipient of the prestigious Region 3 Scout Award.
Our parish community welcomes these newly baptized children of God:
On Friday, April 20th at 7:00 pm, a Vigil will be held in remembrance of the victims of school violence from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Chocolatetown Square. The event is part of a national effort to say “Enough is Enough” as we remember the 13 victims of the 1999 Columbine tragedy as well as the many others killed since then. The vigil is planned to last about an hour with speakers, songs, some musical accompaniment and a presentation of a sign for some of the many school shootings that have occurred since Columbine. Participants are encouraged to bring electric candles as wind conditions could make real candles a challenge.
Contact: Anne Searer (717) 533-9636, email
A few years ago I had the privilege to lead a pilgrimage to Poland. One of the highlights of the journey was to be at the Divine Mercy Shrine outside of Krakow. There, in a very modern-style church, was the painting of Christ as Divine Mercy which was revealed to Saint Faustina. We had a lively talk from one of the sisters at the shrine in which she spoke to us of the unconditional love and mercy of Christ for us poor sinners. We are all sinners in need of God’s mercy and Jesus is the face of Mercy itself! The phrase at the bottom of the Image of Divine Mercy is “Jesus I trust in you!” What a perfect prayer! And act of faith! Put all your trust in Jesus. He wants only for you to turn to him and accept his love, receive his forgiveness and be his friend. And he wants to be with you forever in heaven! Enjoy this Easter Season and draw close to Jesus, our Risen Lord!
Congratulations to Elizabeth Federici and Shadan Shahswar who received the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. We warmly welcome them into the Catholic Church.
A big thank you as well to their sponsors/godparents Pat Cyr and Judy Pritchett for accompanying them on their journey into the Catholic Church. Congratulations!
With all the priests in the rectory and on behalf of the Sisters in the convent and our Parish Staff, I want to wish you all a Happy Easter! This winter has been a tough one with the unremitting cold and days and days of darkened skies. Perhaps a winter of darkness and cold is just what we need to really celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord at Eastertime. The fact is, Spring is coming! (It really is!) New life will be all around us in nature. After the seeming death of the natural world, the next few months will remind us that winter does indeed turn to spring and summer! The natural world reminds us that even in the darkness and cold of death, things are not what they seem. Deep down there is new life! How true that is in our own lives as Christians. When everything seems dark and dead, Christ enters our lives as Light and Life! Even when at the end of life in this world we die, our faith reminds us that we will live forever. Jesus Christ, our Risen Lord, wants nothing more than to dispel the darkness in this life and to bring us to new life in the world to come. Easter reminds us of this truth. May we never forget it! May you experience the Risen Lord in your life and may you, at the moment of your death, see the Risen Lord face to face! Again, Happy Easter!
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