Gallery remains closed

SHAMOKIN - The Fine Art Gallery at the career and arts center, Eighth and Arch streets, remains closed while repair work from a water leak continues.

The gallery was in use for an opening art reception Friday, but closed again after the event.

The goal is to have it reopened no later than the next gallery reception Sept. 19.

It is normally open during business hours Monday through Friday.

Prayers for peace asked

HARRISBURG - Pope Francis has appealed to Catholics worldwide to join in prayerful solidarity for the Holy Spirit to send the gift of peace to Iraq.

In response to this request, Bishop Ronald Gainer has invited the clergy and faithful of the Diocese of Harrisburg to become united in prayer Sunday. Below is a petition that may be included in the Universal Prayer at all parishes this weekend:

"For an immediate end to the violence and destruction of life in Iraq, especially as it is directed to the native Christians, that these evils will be defeated by efforts for peace and justice. Let us pray to the Lord/Lord, hear our prayer."

Additionally, Rosaries for Peace may be prayed by the clergy and faithful before and/or after the Masses this weekend.