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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Harrisburg Diocesan Guild
of the Catholic Medical Association
Annual Promises


Celebrant: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

All: Amen.
Celebrant: Lord God, our Father and Creator, we ask you to look with favor upon your servants gathered here today to pledge themselves to your service as Catholic physicians and health care workers. We ask you to forgive their sins, enlighten their minds, strengthen their wills, and open their hearts to your grace.

Catholic physicians and health care workers, you are called to imitate Christ, the Divine Physician, to make your work His work and His work yours, to dedicate yourselves to the needs of your patients, keeping all financial and political interests secondary to the personal needs of each patient. Do you accept the responsibilities of your apostolate?

Physicians and health care workers
: We do.
Celebrant:
Do you promise to embrace the Spirit of poverty, giving of your time, professional skill, and material goods for those in need?
Physicians and health care workers: We do.
Celebrant: Do you promise to live chastely according to your state in life, especially in regard to your patients, who trustingly place themselves in your care?
Physicians and health care workers
: We do.
Celebrant: Do you promise to adhere faithfully to the teachings of the Holy Father and the Bishops united with him, in matters of faith and morals, especially as related to the science and practice of medicine?

Physicians and health care workers: We do.
Celebrant: Do you promise to work together with other Catholic physicians and health care workers with mutual support and understanding and to bring them to the apostolate?
Physicians and health care workers: We do.
Celebrant: Do you promise to support the work of the Catholic Medical Association and to pray for all Catholic physicians and health care workers?
Physicians and health care workers:
We do.
Celebrant: May Our Lord strengthen you in the fulfillment of these promises. We pray this through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen

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Officers and Board members at the September 2010 White Mass reception with his Excellency Bishop Joseph McFadden, Bishop of Harrisburg (August 18, 2010 - May 2, 2013): 

Back row: (Past) President Dave Zelis MD, Board member Bill Bird DO, Guild Chaplain Father Dave Danneker Ph.D., (Current) President Greg Burke MD;

Front row:  Board Member Faith Daggs MD; Secretary Elizabeth Frauenhoffer MD, Bishop McFadden, Treasurer Susan Borys MD.

Our Guild Officers and Board members come from several parishes and counties within the Diocese of Harrisburg.  

When we formed our Guild in 2009, Bishop Kevin Rhoades appointed Fr. Dave Danneker as our Chaplain and Fr. Paul Schenck in the Harrisburg Diocesan Respect Life Office as our liaison with the Bishop's office.

HARRISBURG DIOCESAN GUILD

of the CATHOLIC MEDICAL ASSOCATION

Upholding the Principles of the Catholic Faith in the Science and Practice of Medicine