This Saturday, August 15 is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
We will have Mass for the Vigil of the Assumption of the BVM on Friday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m. The Vigil Mass will be celebrated in person and live streamed on Facebook.
This will be our only Mass for the Assumption, since 1) it is not obligatory this year and 2) we have a wedding and parish Mass on Saturday and need to be careful not to overbook the Shrine Church during COVID precautions.
Weis Markets Dietitians will be holding no-cost LIVE virtual classes for Kids and Adults during August. Check out the classes below. Please note, registration is required and closes 48 prior to the class using the links below.
You have the power to protect against vaccine preventable diseases. Maternal, childhood and adult vaccinations are all available. Adults with chronic conditions like diabetes or heart diseases are at greater risk for severe complications from certain vaccine -preventable diseases. Chickenpox, measles, polio, smallpox and meningitis are a few of the vaccine-preventable diseases.
Why child need vaccinations?
According to the CDC, on-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for children to receive at the recommended ages. Immunity is the body’s way of preventing disease. When your baby is born, his/her immune system is not fully developed, which can put him/her at greater risk for infections. Vaccines reduce your child’s risk of infection by working with his/her body’s natural defenses to help safely develop immunity to disease. If you have questions or concerns about vaccinations, talk to your child’s physician
Why adults need vaccinations too.
You may not realize you need vaccines throughout your adult life to protect yourself and those around you. All adults should get a Flu vaccine every year to protect against seasonal flu. The Td/Tdap to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whopping cough). Each year thousands of adults in the United States get sick from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines — some people are hospitalized, and some even die.
Even if you got all your vaccines as a child, the protection from some vaccines can wear off over time. You may need additional vaccines such as: chickenpox, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), Meningococcal, Pneumococcal and Shingles. You can get vaccines at doctors’ offices, pharmacies, workplaces, community health clinics, health departments, and other locations.
To find a vaccine provider near you, go to http://vaccine.healthmap.org. Most health insurance plans cover the cost of recommended vaccines. Check with your insurance provider for details and for a list of vaccine providers. If you do not have health insurance, visit www.healthcare.gov to learn more about health coverage options.
Saint Catherine Labouré Parish is seeking a part-time Director of Religious Education (DRE) for grades Pre-K through 8. This position is 20-25 hour per week. The DRE provides leadership for the Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) including direction of students and catechists, coordination of preparation and celebration of the Sacraments of Penance, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation for all Saint Catherine Labouré Parish youth (including those children over 7 years of age seeking Baptism or Full Communion in the Catholic Church), close collaboration with the Saint Catherine Labouré school community; Vacation Bible School, and parent meetings. This position requires a mature, professional, responsible, committed Catholic in good standing with excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, technology and administrative skills. Must have formal training in Catholic theology and catechetical experience. A bachelor’s degree in theology, education, or a related field is preferred.
Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and references to Mr. Mark Frey, Parish Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717.564.1321 x104
Thisshort filmviewing is about the boyhood of the first African American priest and his attempt to escape slavery in 1863. The film will be followed by a historical presentation about the Venerable Augustine Tolton including Q&A with Writer and Director Christopher Foley.Watch the movie trailer.
Bishop Ronald Gainer and Bishop Joseph Perry, postulator for the Father Tolton canonization cause, will join our discussion. Screening and presentation will be offered using the Zoom platform. To receive the Zoom link to access the presentation, please follow this link toregister online.
Parish Pastoral Councils are an invaluable asset to pastors in providing leadership for the overall life of the parish. The Parish Pastoral Council is a community of service. The first and main goal of the Parish Pastoral Council is parish renewal through evangelization. This weekend we are conducting our annual election of new members to serve in this important role on our Parish Pastoral Council. All parishioners who are 18 years of age and older are asked to vote using the ballot found in the pews. Vote Today!
About 1 child in every 1,000 develops some type of chronic arthritis. These disorders can affect children at any age, although rarely in the first six months of life. It is estimated that around 300,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with the condition.
Arthritis in children is treatable. It is important to seek treatment from health care professionals who are knowledgeable about childhood arthritis.
In spite of their diagnosis, most children with arthritis can expect to live normal lives.
Some children with juvenile arthritis have their disease go into remission.
Federal and state programs may provide assistance with school accommodations or services. Ask the rheumatology team about summer camps and opportunities to meet other children with arthritis.
Except in rare circumstances, this condition is not directly inherited from the mother or father.
There are many terms used to describe a child with chronic arthritis. These include juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile chronic arthritis, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Juvenile arthritis may involve one or many joints and can also cause silent eye inflammation. It can also cause other symptoms such as fevers or rash.
Typical symptoms include:
stiffness when awakening
reluctance to use an arm or leg
reduced activity level
difficulty with fine motor activities
Growing up with arthritis can be challenging. However, with care from a team of rheumatology professionals, most children with arthritis live full and active lives and are able to do everything their peers do. There are various types of chronic childhood arthritis, which can last from several months to many years. In every instance, early diagnosis and treatment can help avoid joint damage.
We will operate on our Federal Holiday schedule on Friday, July 3 in
observance of the holiday. The parish office is closed. There will be only one Mass in the Shrine Church at 8:30 a.m. The Mass will also be live streamed on Facebook.
It is great to see everyone in Church again and the enthusiasm for returning to Mass. With the ever increasing attendance since opening on June 6, two Masses were added to accommodate those parishioners who desire to sit in our beautiful Shrine Church.
Although Dauphin County transitioned to “green phase” on Friday, social distancing requirements and seating capacity inside the Shrine Church has not changed.
Our Saturday 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. continue to be the most attended Masses, requiring overflow seating in Murray Hall. With the continuance of social distancing guidelines, our Shrine Church quickly fills to capacity for those Mass times.
We encourage those desiring to sit in the Shrine Church to consider attending the 7:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Sunday Masses.