Charismatic Day speaker named

HARRISBURG - The Rev. Francis Karwacki, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Mount Carmel, announced the Rev. Ariel Hernandez will be the presenter at the annual Harrisburg Diocesan Charismatic Day of Renewal to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Cardinal Keeler Center, 4800 Union Deposit Road.

Karwacki is the diocesan liaison for charismatic renewal.

Born and raised in Argentina, Hernandez has been a priest in the Camden, N.J., diocese for 10 years. Active in the healing ministry, he celebrates a healing Mass every first Saturday. The Mass has grown in attendance over the years and many from a wide geographical area have reported experiencing physical and spiritual healings.

Hernandez, a dynamic and spirit-filled young priest, will share the love of Jesus in the Eucharist with all who attend the charismatic day in Harrisburg. He has been a speaker at many Catholic charismatic conferences in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is also the custodian of the icon of Our Lady of Schoenstatt from Argentina.

To get a registration form, go to, or to the diocesan website at Click on "About Us," then "Catholic Organizations," then "Charismatic" to print out the form.

Multiple sclerosis program

BLOOMSBURG - The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold "Take Control of Your MS Relapses" from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Links at Hemlock Creek, 55 williamsburg Blvd., Bloomsburg.

Dr. Douglas Nathanson, a neurologist at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, will present information on the latest updates on controlling MS relapses.

Dinner will be provided, including salad, grilled herb chicken, potatoes and veggie with dessert, coffee, tea and water. Registration will be held from 5 to 5:15 p.m, dinner will begin at 5:15 p.m. and the presentation will be from 6 to 7 p.m.

To register or for questions call 1-800-344-4867. The registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 15. The program is free but donations are accepted to defray the cost.