Thursday, January 27, 2022

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Media Releases

Catholic Schools Grow by More Than 6%

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 that enrollment in the Diocesan Catholic schools has increased by 6.5% over the fall 2020 numbers.

Seasoned Nonprofit Executive to Lead Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities, in conjunction with the Diocese of Harrisburg, is pleased to announce that Kelly A. Gollick has been named the Executive Director of Catholic Charities for the Diocese.

Lewisburg Deacon to Lead Diocesan Catholic Life & Evangelization Efforts

The Diocese of Harrisburg is pleased to announce that Deacon Gregory M. Amarante, a permanent deacon for the Diocese, has been named the Secretary for the Secretariat of Catholic Life & Evangelization (CLEV).

Catholic News Worldwide
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Covid News

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Bishop's Reflections

Bishop Gainer’s Christmas Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Another year has come and gone, and we find ourselves navigating the hustle and bustle leading up to Christmas. Recently, our Diocesan Center staff gathered for our annual Advent Mass and Christmas Lunch.

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.

The Called

Guest Commentary

Saint Spotlight

Obituaries

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Upcoming Events

Christmas Masses

The following parishes have submitted their Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass schedules for publication. All Masses are open for in-person attendance. Call your parish for the date and time of its Christmas Masses if you don’t see it listed below.

Advent Penance Services

Penance Services are taking place in churches across the Diocese during the season of Advent. These services typically include an opening hymn, Scripture readings, and time for an examination of conscience prior to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Parish Christmas Bazaars

Shop homemade crafts and vendors for seasonal decorations and holiday gifts at parish bazaars.

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Notebook