Monday, August 15, 2022

100 Teens Perform Works of Mercy in 42 Lancaster-Area Churches, Homes and Organizations

For the past 22 years, a service program at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Lancaster has connected teen volunteers to help out at various churches, organizations and personal homes.

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Media Releases

Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg and Tort Claimants Committee reach agreement in Chapter 11 Reorganization

Today, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg (RCDH) and the Tort Claimants Committee are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached to settle the Diocese’s Chapter 11 reorganization case. This process has been ongoing since February 2020 and today’s news is positive for all parties involved.
USCCB Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson

Bishop Gainer Releases Statement in Response to SCOTUS Ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Today, Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court of the United States’ ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:
Pope Francis Launches Two-Year Synodal Path with Call to ‘Encounter, Listen, and Discern’

Bishop Gainer to Celebrate Closing Mass for Synod on Synodality

Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, will celebrate a Mass to close the Diocesan phase of the Synod on Synodality at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Holy Name of Jesus Church, Harrisburg.

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Bishop's Reflections

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.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Festivals & Picnics

It's summertime, and that means parish festivals! Enjoy food, games, raffles, live music and camaraderie at the many parish festivals taking place throughout the Diocese in the coming weeks. Check back often, as more festivals will be added when their information is received.

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.


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