Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Heartfelt ‘Thank You’ for a Successful School Year

The Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Harrisburg are enormously grateful for the support of their pastors, principals, teachers, parents and school communities for the collaborative effort that allowed us to have in-person instruction over the course of the 2020-21 school year.

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Media Releases

Diocesan Mask and Capacity Guidelines Revised

The Diocese of Harrisburg announced this weekend that in continued alignment with local, state, and federal health guidelines, effective immediately, all fully vaccinated parishioners no longer need to wear masks when attending Mass.

PCC Calls for End to Experiments with Aborted Babies

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference on May 7 called on the University of Pittsburgh to stop all experiments with aborted babies and for Pennsylvania lawmakers to open a full investigation into the extent of this practice.

Informing Your Conscience in “Off Year” Elections

Elections in odd numbered years are sometimes described as “off year.” Instead of voting for a prominent national office, governor, Congress or the state legislature, we elect municipal officials and “lesser known” statewide offices. On May 18, 2021, Pennsylvanians will select or retain state justices and judges for our Commonwealth Courts.

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Bishop's Reflections

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.

A Letter from Bishop Gainer on COVID Vaccines

As our world continues to suffer due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I ask that you join me in continuing to pray for an end to this pandemic. I also ask that you continue to offer prayers and gratitude for those in medical and emergency response professions. Their efforts have been nothing short of heroic during this year.

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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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