Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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Media Releases

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.

Diocesan Statement on ‘Traditionis Custodes’

The Diocese of Harrisburg released the following statement regarding Traditionis custodes: Bishop Gainer is currently reviewing Pope Francis’ motu proprio, Traditionis custodes, and the accompanying letter, which regulates the use of the 1962 Roman Missal for the celebration of Holy Mass.

Diocese Reinstating Obligation to Attend Mass

Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, announced today that the obligation for Catholics to attend Mass in person on Sundays and Holy Days is being reinstated, effective August 15, 2021.

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Bishop's Reflections

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.

The Called

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Upcoming Events

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.

Lenten Dinners and Events

Enjoy fellowship, good food and friendly service at the many parish fish dinners this Lent.

Pro-Life Events this Month Include Diocesan Mass, Days of Prayer and Virtual March

Whether you’re a longtime March for Life participant, a witness for life on public squares, or someone who prays for pro-life intentions at home, late January offers a variety of ways to promote and pray for a culture of life.

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