Friday, September 22, 2023



‘In the Beginning’ Series Will Explore Our Role as Stewards of Creation

This September, the Diocesan Secretariat for Catholic Life & Evangelization is sponsoring an eight-part series of educational and theological presentations that demonstrate how caring for God’s Creation is an integral part of Catholic teaching on the sacredness of human life and dignity.

Bishop Senior’s Deanery Visits Underway; Faithful Encouraged to Meet Him at Upcoming Masses This Summer

The people of the Diocese of Harrisburg’s 98 parishes and missions, and 35 Catholic schools are welcomed and encouraged to meet Bishop Timothy Senior this summer as he begins his pastoral ministry with a series of Masses in each Deanery.

Bishop Timothy Senior to begin Pastoral Visits this Summer

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Bishop Timothy Senior, recently installed as the Twelfth Bishop of Harrisburg, will celebrate Masses with the faithful throughout the Diocese this summer as he begins his pastoral ministry.

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.

Bishop Senior Welcome Tour

All the faithful are invited to welcome the Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior, Twelfth Bishop of Harrisburg, to the Diocese this summer, as he celebrates Mass in each of the Diocesan Deaneries. All Masses will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Please view the schedule for more details.

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.

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.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for submissions to the biweekly Notebook/Parish Obituaries listing is every other Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Please refer to the Publication Schedule for edition dates and deadlines.

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