Monday, February 6, 2023

Students Demonstrate Faith, Excellence and Service during Catholic Schools Week

Students throughout the Diocese’s 35 schools celebrated Catholic Schools Week this week, and their in-school and extracurricular activities celebrated their faith-based education and student success in academics, leadership, volunteerism, the arts and athletics.

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Media Releases

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Lancaster to Become Part of Saint Joseph’s University

Leaders of Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (PA College) in Lancaster announced a definitive agreement on January 19 to become part of Saint Joseph’s University.

Bishop Gainer Releases Statement on Death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Today, the Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, released the following statement on the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI:

Diocese Announces Changes to Clergy Assignments

Bishop Ronald Gainer has made the following clergy appointments:

Catholic News Worldwide

Around the World

From the Vatican

Covid News

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Bishop's Reflections

Bishop Gainer’s Christmas Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Merry Christmas! The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of the year. There is something invigorating about the hustle and bustle leading up to the celebration of Christ’s birth.

Bishop Gainer’s Letter on the Eucharistic Revival

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.” John 6:54-55

Bishop Gainer’s Letter on the Catholic Communication Campaign

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This month, our Diocese will take up the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) collection. As I reflect back on the past several years, the past two in particular, the role communications has played in our Diocese and our parishes has certainly evolved.

Bishop Gainer’s Pentecost Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we near the end of the 50 day Easter season and approach Pentecost, I am reminded of our Lord’s words in John’s Gospel when He said, “Peace be with you.

The Called

Guest Commentary

Saint Spotlight


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Upcoming Events

Members Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill are seen at the National March for Life in Washington last year.

Local and National Events This Month Continue Witness to Sanctity of Life

Celebrating the sanctity of human life and continuing to pray for an end to abortion remains an enduring effort since the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade last June.

Parish 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.

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.


Book Reviews