A Message From The Office Of The Bishop:
This past week, we confirmed that the Diocese of Harrisburg received a subpoena from the United States Justice Department for records related to clergy sexual abuse of minors. We are fully cooperating with this investigation, just as we did with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General's investigation. Read more
There is still time to register for the Diocesan Women's Conference on October 20. It includes a Keynote Address by Jennifer Fulwiler, 36 Workshops, Confession, Eucharistic Adoration, Praise and Worship, Celebration of Mass, and Fellowship with Hundreds of Women!
Parish Bus for Pigrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - Nov. 3, 2018
As part of the 150th Anniversary of the Harrisburg Diocese, Bishop Ronald Gainer will lead a Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D. C. The day will include the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with the Most Reveremd Ronald Gainer as celebrant and homilist, Eucharistic Adoration, Most Holy Rosary, Sacrament of Penance as well as free time for lunch, private prayer, shopping at the Shrine Gift shop and self-guided tours of the Basilica. St. Joan of Arc will be sponsoring a bus. More details will follow.
Full trip information is available on the Diocesan website here.
Attention all Catholic young men ages 15-25. Our Lord Jesus Christ has a great plan and mission for you! You are invited to attend the Diocese of Harrisburg’s Annual Quo Vadis Days vocation discernment retreat to spend time with other young men your age as you listen to the Lord’s call in your life while having fun. Activities include – Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, sports, games, great food, talks and more.
Quo Vadis Days will be held from June 24-27, 2018 at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. There is a registration fee of $50; all other expenses are funded by the Diocese of Harrisburg. Registration forms can be found on their website at www.hbgdiocese.org. You may also contact the Office of Vocations at (717) 657-4804, ext. 282 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration packet or if you have questions. Registration deadline is June 17, 2018.
The full listing of Priest Assignment Changes in the Diocese is now available on the Diocesan website - click here
Please note that Matthew C. Morelli, a seminarian of the Diocese of Harrisburg, is being considered for the order of Priest.
This announcement is made in accordance with the law of the Church. If anyone knows of any reason why this person should not be ordained, they have an obligation in conscience to contact the pastor of this parish or Father Brian J. Wayne, Director of Vocations in the Diocese of Harrisburg as soon as possible.
The Diocese of Harrisburg is once again working with Hersheypark® to offer tickets at a substantial discount to parishioners and their families. If you would like to order tickets for the 2018 summer season (valid any public operating day), complete and submit the order form below, along with full payment, to the parish office. Please do not place orders in the collection basket.
LIMITED TIME OFFER ENDS on Monday, April 23, 2018. Note: Tickets are valid any public day during the regular 2018 season. Our parish will receive all tickets by Friday, May 25th. Take advantage of these early bird savings, NOW! Download the 2018 Order Form here
Discount Pricing Guide
New This Year!
Two all-new attractions, Breakers Edge Water Coaster and Whitecap Racer, are coming to The Boardwalk At Hersheypark® Memorial Day Weekend 2018!
Watch the video here!
The Bishop’s Annual Lenten Appeal is used to fund the many ministries of Bishop Gainer in the Diocese of Harrisburg. Each parish is assessed an amount to be paid to the diocese depending based on the size of the parish and our previous fiscal year’s income. We are the third largest parish in the diocese and last year, if you remember correctly, we had a good year from a financial standpoint. Because of that, our assessment for the Lenten Appeal is large: $264,300. But I know we can make it if we are all in this together! (Part of my job as pastor is to be a cheerleader for all the things we have to do! Rah! Rah!)
For the past couple of years, I have been making a special plea to those who have not given to the Lenten Appeal. That plea is especially important this year. We cannot expect the same people to do the lion’s share of the work of the Church year after year after year. Please be generous this year! Do what you can. Pledge something. Be part of the team. All this goes to doing great work in bringing the Kingdom of God into our little part of the world here in the Diocese of Harrisburg. God bless!
150th Anniversary of the Diocese of Harrisburg: 1868 – 2018
On March 3, 1868, Pope Pius IX, accepting the recommendation of the Bishops of the Second Plenary Council of the United States of America, issued a decree establishing the Diocese of Harrisburg. We give thanks to Almighty God as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of our Diocese.
More information is available on the Diocesan website here: www.hbgdiocese.org/150th-anniversary-of-the-diocese-of-harrisburg/
Please note that Matthew C. Morelli, a seminarian of the Diocese of Harrisburg, is being considered for the order of Deacon. This announcement is made in accordance with the law of the Church. If anyone knows of any reason why this person should not be ordained they have an obligation in conscience to contact the pastor of this parish or Father Brian J. Wayne, Director of Vocations in the Diocese of Harrisburg as soon as possible.
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