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Harrisburg Diocesan eDigest – New Announcements
(Updated June 21, 2018)

Summer Foster Care
Many families will be enjoying quality time together during vacations and fun activities like our Parish Festivals this summer. Unfortunately many children in the foster care system won’t have that opportunity. You can make a difference in the life of a child by opening your home to a child in need. Start today. To find out more, please contact Nicole or Kelly at Catholic Charities Specialized Foster Care at (717) 564-7115 or email; or

Vacancy – Youth Protection Coordinator

The primary function of this position is to ensure that all clergy, employees and those volunteers working with youth & vulnerable adults are compliant with the background screening and training requirements of both the Commonwealth of PA and Diocese of Harrisburg.

You need to be highly organized and possess excellent customer service skills as you will be the help desk for handling technical difficulties and/ or lack of understanding of the application/content of the training material/interpretation of policy and/or Commonwealth regulations. The successful candidate must be able to work in an environment of extreme confidentiality, discretion and trustworthiness.

Candidates must be very comfortable with data entry and possess a good knowledge of MS Office applications. You will be working in Excel most of the time.

Time permitting you will also be providing the HR Director with administrative assistance.

Experience: Familiarity with Commonwealth of PA background clearance requirements helpful.

Applications to:

Closing Date:  July 20, 2018

Bishop Gainer to Lead Pilgrimage to Oberammergau in 2020
Mark your calendars now for a once-in-a-decade opportunity to see the Oberammergau Passion Play in 2020. Bishop Ronald Gainer will lead a pilgrimage from the Diocese of Harrisburg to experience this breathtaking play depicting the Passion of Jesus. This moving production only takes place every 10 years. In addition to the play on September 12, 2020, the trip will include visits to cities like Paris, Milan, Turin, Riva Del Guardia, Innsbruck, Oberammergau, Salzburg, and Munich.
The dates for the tour are September 7th-17th, 2020. Specific details will be announced in the near future, but mark your calendars now for this fabulous opportunity to experience Oberammergau with Bishop Gainer!

Donations Needed for Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families
The Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families (a Catholic Charities residential program located in suburban Harrisburg) is in need of the following donations: toilet tissue, paper towels, feminine hygiene products, all-purpose cleaner, bathroom cleaner, , laundry detergent, bleach, trash bags (13 gallon and 55 gallon size), and fresh fruits and vegetables.  Donations can be taken to the Diocesan Center (4800 Union Deposit Road in Harrisburg) or to the shelter (120 Willow Road in Harrisburg).  If taking items to the shelter, please call 717-652-8740 before delivering.  Thank you for your generosity!

Donations Needed for Lourdeshouse Maternity Home
Lourdeshouse Maternity Home (a Catholic Charities residential program located in suburban Harrisburg) is in need of the following donations: napkins, deodorant, paper plates, paper towels, plastic cups, body lotion, hair conditioner, toilet paper, and ladies razors.  Donations can be dropped off at Lourdeshouse (120 Willow Road in Harrisburg) or at the Diocesan Center (4800 Union Deposit Road in Harrisburg).  Please call  (717) 412-4865 before delivering items to Lourdeshouse.  Thank you in advance for your kindness!

Saint Katharine Drexel