Update on Fr. Messner's condition 03/01/15:
Thank you to everyone for your out pouring of care and concern for Father Messner. At this time his condition is still critical. He is making ever so slight improvements every day. We know everyone is concerned about him but to ensure the speediest recovery possible he cannot receive visitors at this time. Cards may be sent to the rectory office and we will be sure to share them with him when he is able to enjoy them. Updates as we have them will be posted on the website and in the bulletin. Also, feel free to call the rectory office for information at any time. The best thing we can do for Father is to pray!
The rosary will be said every Friday at 6:30 P.M. before stations for Father and we will have special prayers at Adoration every Sunday from 4 to 5p.m.
We are lucky to have Msgr. Youtz here in residence and he will be covering weekend masses at this point. Again any changes will be posted in the bulletin or the website. Thank you and keep praying!
Father Messner was born in May 1962 in Lykens, PA. He was ordained to the Priesthood for the Diocese of Harrisburg on June 6, 1998. Father was assigned as Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Lancaster on August 22, 2009. In previous assignments Father Messner served at St. Francis Xavier, Gettysburg and Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Abbottstown in addition to others.