Friday, September 17, 2021

Solemn Remembrance of 9/11 Endures

Twenty years ago, America’s landscape was forever changed when four planes were hijacked and used as weapons of mass destruction against innocent people in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.

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Media Releases

Diocese Modifies Mask Guidelines for Clergy and Lay Ministers

The Diocese of Harrisburg announced today that, effective immediately, masking guidelines are being restored for clergy and lay members for the distribution of Holy Communion for all parishes.

Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania Prioritize Safety as Mass Obligation Resumes

Caring for the health, safety and spiritual wellbeing of parishioners and their communities is a priority of all the bishops of Pennsylvania. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, dioceses have made every effort to implement best practices in public health for every aspect of parish life.

Diocese Embarks on Strategic Vision for Catholic Education

Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, and Mr. Daniel Breen, Secretary for Education and Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese, announced today the start of a strategic vision process to strengthen Catholic education in the Diocese of Harrisburg.

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A Letter from Bishop Gainer on the Restoration of the Sunday Mass Obligation

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Along with the other bishops of Pennsylvania, I give thanks to Almighty God for the progress our country has made in curbing the coronavirus pandemic.

A Letter from Bishop Gainer on National Child Abuse Prevention Month

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Every April our nation observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Bishop Gainer’s Easter Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. We hear these words this Easter during the Responsorial Psalm, yet, after this past year of living with the COVID-19 virus, rejoicing might be the last thing on our minds.

Bishop Gainer’s Christmas Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Many Christmas Carols have fascinating backstories. The beloved Carol, Joy to the World, has one such interesting history.

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Upcoming Events

Go ‘All In’ for the Lord at Annual Stewardship Conference

Lay faithful, clergy and religious ready to go “All In” for the Lord are invited to the annual Fall Conference hosted by Stewardship: A Mission of Faith.

‘It Saved Our Marriage; We Want to Give Back and Help Other Couples’

Five years ago, Shannon and Sharon Winfindale’s marriage was in dire straits. They were hurt and angry and argumentative, and they weren’t communicating.

Holy Week 2021 Masses with Bishop Gainer

Bishop Ronald Gainer invites the faithful to join him in-person and online for Holy Week celebrations from Saint Patrick Cathedral.

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