About the Diocese

Map of Roman Catholic Diocese in Pennsylvania

The Mission Statement of the Diocese of Harrisburg

To proclaim the goodness of God and to make truly present and active the one, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ to all people through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Diocese of Harrisburg
4800 Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111-3710
(717) 657-4804

Established in 1868 and located in Central Pennsylvania, the Diocese of Harrisburg covers 15 counties and 7,660 square miles. Our neighbors are the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Dioceses of Allentown to the east, Scranton, to the north, Altoona-Johnstown to the west, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore to the south. Harrisburg is the capital of the Commonwealth, and within our boundaries are to be found historic Gettysburg and Conewago Chapel, Hanover, famous for its shoes and horses, and the sweetest town on earth, Hershey. The beautiful Susquehanna runs through us and some of the richest farmland in the world is found in Pennsylvania Dutch country in Lancaster County.

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