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Media Releases

Faithful Invited to Fast and Pray the Rosary on Friday

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities invite the faithful to unite in fasting and prayer this Friday.
Sister Eileen McGowan, D.M

Hershey Principal to Receive National Educational Award

The Diocese of Harrisburg, in partnership with the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is pleased to announce that Sister Eileen McGowan, D.M., principal of Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School in Hershey, has been named a recipient of the 2022 Lead. Learn.

Holy Week 2022 Liturgies with Bishop Ronald Gainer

Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, invites the faithful to join him in-person and via live stream for Holy Week celebrations from Saint Patrick Cathedral.

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Bishop Gainer’s Easter Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Christ is Risen! Alleluia! These words of celebration are heard many times throughout the Easter season, but they were not the initial reaction experienced that Resurrection morning.

Bishop Gainer Invites the Faithful to Make a Donation to Ease Suffering in Ukraine

On Thursday morning, February 23, we all learned the tragic news that Russia had invaded Ukraine. To aid the people of Ukraine, all parishes in the Diocese are invited to take a special collection on any weekend prior to Easter.

A Lenten Message from Bishop Gainer

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In my visits throughout the Diocese, especially around Lent, I have sometimes heard it said that, “This Lent, I’m giving up ‘giving up.’”

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.

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Upcoming Events

Holy Week 2022 Liturgies with Bishop Ronald Gainer

Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, invites the faithful to join him in-person and via live stream for Holy Week celebrations from Saint Patrick Cathedral.

Lenten Penance Services throughout the Diocese

Penance Services are taking place in churches across the Diocese this Lent, in preparation for the celebration of Easter. The following is a list of services that parishes submitted to The Catholic Witness.

Lenten Fish Dinners

Reel-in some delicious meals this Lent at a number of fish dinners hosted by parishes and Knights of Columbus councils.

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