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    https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/21521/slideshows/homeFull/cathedral%20parish%20picture.png Important Message from Bishop Gainer Bishop Gainer Suspends Holy Week and Easter Masses Directive Follows Decree from Pope Francis HARRISBURG, Pa. – Today, Bishop Ronald W. Gainer regrettably announces that no public Masses will be celebrated for Palm Sunday, Holy Week or Easter. This difficult decision was made after careful consideration of the decree (In time of Covid-19 (II)) issued by Pope Francis, and in following the recommendations of state and local government and, most especially, out of continued concern for the health and well being of the faithful during these unprecedented times. “Our Diocese, our nation and our world are experiencing the unthinkable with the coronavirus. With this global pandemic in mind, the Holy See, Pope Francis, has decreed that all Holy Week and Easter Masses will be celebrated, but that countries impacted by coronavirus and in cases where restrictions regarding the assembly and movement of people are in place, the bishop and priests may celebrate without the presence of the faithful. With the restrictions and recommendations from our state government, and in consideration of the highly contagious nature of this virus, it would be irresponsible of me to open our parish while still in the midst of this pandemic,” said Bishop Gainer. “Please know the impact of this announcement is not lost on me. I too am deeply hurting by not being able to gather with the faithful for the celebration of Mass. “Although we cannot come together for public Masses during this holiest time of year, our priests will celebrate Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Masses. Many of our Parishes are live streaming these Masses and I encourage the faithful to participate in Mass through these online means.” Parishes throughout the Diocese have been asked to bless the palms used on Palm Sunday and to make them available for parishioners at a later date. The Chrism Mass in which the Holy Oils used in celebrating the sacraments are blessed and which traditionally is held during Holy Week, and includes a gathering of all priests from the Diocese in order to renew their priestly promises, has also been postponed. Parishes within the Diocese have been asked to prepare worship aids and distribute them to parishioners, allowing the faithful to more actively participate in the Holy Week and Easter Masses remotely. Additional information on live stream options and resources for parishioners are available on the Health Alerts page of the Diocesan website, www.hbgdiocese.org/coronavirus. Additional COVID-19 prevention measures and recommendations from the Diocese are also available on the website. click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN4MdSEqfds&feature=youtu.be _blank
    https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/21521/slideshows/homeFull/eCatholicSP-435.jpg Important Message Regarding the CoVID 19 Virus-A MESSAGE FROM YOUR PARISH PRIESTS (March 31, 2020) A MESSAGE FROM YOUR PARISH PRIESTS (March 31, 2020) As we are well aware, during the past several weeks, we have quickly seen the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our parish and our Diocese have responded promptly to this ever changing situation by implementing the recommendations from public health professionals. These are actions for our safety, even though it is difficult for all of us not to be able carry out our everyday routines, especially on the weekends, when we gather in Church for the most special prayer that we have, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Although the doors to our Parish are closed, we want you to know that our Parish is still very much alive and functioning. We are reaching out to you in various ways, through FaceBook, the parish website, MyParishApp, livestreaming and videotaping Masses and other devotions, as well as frequent video messages. We have a number of staff and volunteers reaching out to our elderly and homebound, via telephone and email. Here is some of the activity that has been happening with this outreach: o There are 74 volunteers assisting at this time with our phone / email outreach. o We have had a number of requests for bulletins, various inquiries about on-line giving and where to send collection envelopes, requests for prayer and notification of hospital admission, address changes. o All those who have been contacted have expressed their appreciation for these outreach efforts. We have so many wonderful parishioners who want to be of service. Unfortunately, there are some news reports of scam phone calls these days. Be assured that no volunteer from our parish is calling you about your finances. We are simply reaching out, and in a special way to our elderly parishioners who may not have family in the area, just to see how you are doing. We keep you in our prayers every day. Now, even though our obligation to attend Mass has been dispensed, we are not dispensed from keeping holy the Sabbath. One way to do this is to be with us in spirit during our online Masses, and to make a Spiritual Communion after the Priest has received Holy Communion. As you know, the Mission of Saint Joseph Parish is to foster the presence of Christ, as did Saint Joseph, and to grow disciples for the Lord Jesus. Our Mission will continue to the best of our ability during these times. But in order to continue our work, we need your continued support. We ask you first and foremost for your spiritual support. Please pray for our Parish, our Diocese and our Country. We also ask for your continued financial support, within your current capability to do so. Without your gifts, our Parish will struggle to continue our most basic functions. Yes, these times are challenging, and we are humbled and most grateful as you continue your financial support to our wonderful Parish so that we may continue our vital Mission. Gifts can be made by mailing your check to the Parish, or through using WeShare online giving. If you haven’t already signed up for online giving, or you would like to increase your offering, please check our website, send an email, or leave a message for our financial manager, Dave Maceiko, (717-766-9433 ext. 106) or any of us at the parish office. We are most grateful for your continued support at this most difficult time in the life of the Church. Thank you for your continued support of Saint Joseph’s. May God keep all us safe and healthy, so that we can all continue to carry out our Mission as a family of faith. God bless you! Father Rozman and Father Sahd click here /events-news _self
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    https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/21521/slideshows/homeFull/email%20scam%20for%20website.png “A person posing as Father Rozman is sending e-mails requesting assistance. The majority of the e-mails are coming from a gmail account. These e-mails are NOT from Father Rozman. Please treat them as you would any other spam e-mail and do not reply to or click on any embedded links within the e-mails.”
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