Monday, March 27, 2023

Lourdes Battles to the End in State Final

To win a war, you almost always must win battles. For the Red Raiders of Lourdes Regional School against the Scotties of Union Area, that scenario was not the case in the Class 1A state final game at Giant Center Hershey on March 24.

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Media Releases

Bishop Gainer Grants Dispensation from Abstaining from Meat on Saint Patrick’s Day

The Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, has granted a dispensation from the obligation to abstain from meat on Friday, March 17, 2023, for the celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day.

Roman Catholic Diocese Completes Reorganization Process

Today, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg (RCDH) announced that its Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization has been approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

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.

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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.

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Upcoming Events

Diocese to Host Catholic Education Virtual Job Fair

Diocese to Host Catholic Education Virtual Job Fair

Holy Family Radio AM720, will present their annual benefit dinner on Friday, April 21, at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel.

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.


Book Reviews