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Pro-life Prayer Breakfast

A Pro-life Prayer Breakfast on Sunday, March 5th, 2017. Please join us for 9:00 AM Mass and the Prayer Breakfast immediately following at 10:15 in the St. James Hall. The Sisters of Life from New York City, NY will be our guest speakers. Come and enjoy a delicious breakfast, uplifting music by the St. James Folk Group, and a Pro-life presentation from the Sisters. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit A Woman’s Concern, Family of Restoration Ministries (formally ...

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40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life in Harrisburg will be from March 1 through April 9. You’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Hillcrest Women’s Medical Center, 2709 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach. If you’d ...

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Encounter: A Retreat Experience Especially Designed for College Aged Young Adults and Recent Graduates will be held Saturday, March 25 from 9:30am until 4:00pm at the Cardinal Keeler Center, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg. Lent is a perfect time to get away to refresh and renew ourselves while growing in relationship with our Lord and with other Young Adults. For more information contact your Catholic Campus Ministry/Newman Club or the Diocesan Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry at: Read more →

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for Post Abortion Healing

This is an opportunity to examine your abortion experience, identify the ways that the loss has impacted you in the past and present, and helps to acknowledge any unresolved feelings that many struggle with after abortion. Because of the emotional numbness and secrecy that often surrounds an abortion experience, conflicting emotions both during and after the event may remain unresolved. These buried feelings can surface later and may be symptoms of post abortion trauma. Married couples, mothers, fathers, grandparents and ...

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Diocesan Men’s Conference

Save-the-Date…Men of the Diocese of Harrisburg – Please save the date of April 1, 2017 for the Diocesan Men’s Conference at Bishop McDevitt High School, Harrisburg. Theme is: Fools for Christ: Men Called to Glorify God through His Catholic Church. Keynote Speaker is world-renowned Catholic author and speaker, Dr. Peter Kreeft from Boston. His keynote is Seven Reasons Why Everyone Should be Catholic. Bishop Ronald W. Gainer is Principal Celebrant and Homilist for Mass and will also be presenting two ...

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PCGG (Prison Christian Growth Group)

PCGG (Prison Christian Growth Group) is a Catholic ministry originating from Faith Sharing Groups formed at St. Catherine Laboure parish in Harrisburg in 1986. Our mission is to bring the love of Jesus Christ into every State (SCI) prison where we are welcomed, and into other facilities as the Lord directs us. The Lancaster Affiliate visits Lancaster County Prison the first and third Tuesday of every month from 8:15am to 10:00am, sharing our faith with a group of ...

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CHWC Vendor Bingo

Catholic Heart Work Camp Vendor Bingo is on Sunday, March 5th. Doors open at 1:30pm and Bingo begins at 3pm. Cost: $18 for 20 regular games of bingo. Prizes valued over $50 from various vendors. Additional specials will be played for great prizes. We will also have a variety of raffle baskets, 50/50 and a delicious variety of food. All proceeds will benefit those traveling to Plattsburgh, NY in June for Catholic Heart Work Camp. To purchase tickets ...

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Praise the Lord in Song!

Director of Music, Steve Sauer is issuing a call for recruiting new cantors to lead in singing the Mass. There are some spots available this spring for anybody wishing to join our roster of cantors. To qualify, you must be a Catholic and have received the Sacrament of Confirmation. First-time cantors should receive a little training too. Please contact Steve for more information at 717-872-2166 ext. 109 or

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Dispensation for the Feast of Saint Patrick

This year the Feast of Saint Patrick falls on a Lenten Friday. Since Saint Patrick is the principal patron of our diocese, I hereby grant a dispensation from Friday abstinence to all Catholics who reside in the diocese and all who are present within the diocese on March 17, 2017. Those who take advantage of this dispensation are urged to substitute another suitable form of personal penance, possibly choosing another day within the Second Week of Lent as a Day ...

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Marriage Annulments

The Tribunal of the Diocese of Harrisburg will be giving 2 presentations within the diocese concerning marriage, divorce and annulment according to church teaching. These presentations will be helpful for divorced Catholics, those divorced who wish to marry Catholics, those parish leaders involved in the RCIA process and any others who may have a vested interest because of family or friends. March 13th Cardinal Keeler Center, Harrisburg at 7pm. March 14th St. Joseph Parish, York at 7pm. No prior registration ...

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