Diocesan Digest



 May 9, 2016


#FeedJustOne: THRIVE Leadership Development Day


Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Ramada Inn & Conference Center
State College, Pa.

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, feed just one.” – Mother Teresa

Diocesan Leadership Day, sponsored by the Diocesan “Feed My Sheep” Task Force

Tools and resources to begin or improve a feeding ministry in your parish

  • Keynote speakers
  • Workshops
  • Exhibits
  • Awards to diocesan parishes for their feeding ministries

Registration cost: $20.00, includes lunch 

Register online.

Visit the website for workshop descriptions and additional information.


Stevenson School for Ministry Offers Spring Open House


Looking for new learning designs for your faith formation opportunities that are faithful to our continuing mission of making disciples and promoting lifelong faith?

Come and experience ideas, inspiration and resources for individuals and community learning. Prospective students, interested clergy, all are welcome to join us on May 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the St. Cyril Center, Danville, Pa. Experience the rhythm of life in our SSFM learning community. Engage with us in worship, attend classes and meet students, faculty and staff.

For more information about the day including registration, click here.

Choral Evensong to Benefit ALERT


All are invited May 22 at 5:00 p.m. for an evening of music and Episcopal liturgy in recognition of the ministry of ALERT (All Lancaster Episcopal Response Team). The Cambridge Kiwanis Boys Choir from Canada will provide music for this special service.

ALERT is a cooperative ministry of the ten churches in the Lancaster Convocation of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania.

Download the flyer for additional information.

Diocesan Convention: Oct. 14-15, Lancaster


Reminder – the cutoff for submitting resolutions is June 1. Please submit your resolutions to the Rev. Veronica Chappell.

Justice for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse in Pennsylvania


A new bill to eliminate the criminal statutes of limitations for certain child sexual assault cases is being proposed in Pennsylvania. Read more here and learn how to support this new bill.


Godly Play Trainings Coming to Diocese


The next Godly Play training will be held June 11 at St. Andrew’s, Shippensburg. Learn more and register here.

All Shall Be Well: An Evening With Julian of Norwich


In a time of war, disease and social unrest, what led Julian to write the affirmation, “All shall be well?" Join the Washington National Cathedral May 13 as they turn the 21st century Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage into a 14th century anchoress cell to explore the world and wisdom of this remarkable mystic. Engaging imagination and meditation, discover what sustained Julian's faith when the world around her was falling apart while finding your own source for hope in today's world.

Learn more and register here.


Bishop’s Open to Support Feed My Sheep Ministry


In June 2015 the Bishop’s Open raised close to $5,000.00 in support of the Feed My Sheep Ministry.

Proceeds from the golf event went to support various feeding ministries throughout the diocese:  Central Pennsylvania Food Bank; The Gleaning Project-Chambersburg; Trinity-Chambersburg; The Gleaning Project-Gettysburg; Christ Church-Williamsport; St. Stephen’s, Mt. Carmel;  Christ Church-Coudersport; Project Share-Canstruction; St. Matthews-Sunbury  and the  The Gleaning Project-Lancaster.  

From Deacon Wanda: “It is with deep gratitude I approach my second year as serving and leading the ministry of Feed My Sheep. I have listened, observed and learned from those in great service in their communities. My heartfelt thanks to the Bishop’s Open Committee for their support.”

So, practice your golf swing and Save the Date of Sept. 12, 2016 for the next Bishop’s Open to be held in State College. Come out and support Feed My Sheep and spend the day on the course with Bishop Scanlan!

Diocesan Youth Events


For a complete list of upcoming youth events, visit the website.

Save the Date


Remember in Your Prayers



The complete diocesan prayer list is available on the website.



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