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“The Roman Church commends to us today the anniversary of the triumph of St. Lawrence. For on this day he trod the furious pagan world underfoot and flung aside its allurements, and so gained victory over Satan’s attack on his faith. As you have often heard, Lawrence was a deacon of the Church of Rome. There he ministered the sacred blood of Christ; there for the sake of Christ’s name he poured out his own blood." -St. Augustine, Bishop ... See MoreSee Less

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To report suspected abuse of a minor, call the toll free PA Child Abuse Hotline:

To report suspected abuse of a minor by a church official, employee or volunteer, also please call the Diocese of Harrisburg Youth Protection Hotline: 1-800-626-1608 or email:

Para reportar la sospecha del abuose de un menor, llame al número de teléfono gratuíto Línea de Ayuda Abuso del Niño Pennsylvania 1-800-932-0313

Para reportar la sospecha del abuso de un menor a manos de un official, empleado o voluntario de la iglesia, también llame al número de teléfono gratuíto de ayuda diocesana: 1-800-626-1608 o envíe correo electrónico:
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Jesus’s heart was wounded for love of us. He was pierced so that we could see as well as understand what true love actually was. This is the antithesis of what racism, prejudice and discrimination is all about. Sister Geralyn, SCC, continues her discussion on the pain, acute hatred, and sin of racism, hear more in this episode of Musings from a Catholic Evangelist.

Join Sister Geralyn Schmidt, SCC, for frank and honest conversations on living your faith every day. Using powerful stories, Sister Geralyn will challenge you to be the individual God has called you to be. An educator for more than 30 years, Sister Geralyn is the Director of Formation for Wives in the Permanent Diaconate Program and the Wide Area Network Coordinator for the Diocese of Harrisburg.

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Covid-19 Guidelines for Parishes

As counties across Pennsylvania begin to see Covid-19 restrictions lifted, the Diocese of Harrisburg has produced guidelines to help our parishioners and parishes return to active, in person faith lives.Read Important Updates »

Diocesan Annual Campaign

The theme for the 2020 Diocesan Annual Campaign, Rooted in Faith, encourages us to demonstrate our love of God when we reach out in love and mercy to those in need.Donate Today! »

Youth Protection

We Pledge our dedication to the healing and reconciliation of victims of sexual abuse as a minor. To report suspected abuse of a minor, call the toll free PA Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-932-0313.Learn More About Our Program »

Bishop's Blog

Click here to read Bishop’s Blog: A Time of Reflection.Read More »

720 AM WHYF - Catholic Radio

This listener supported ministry provides quality Catholic programming for our area. Listen over the air, on line or with an app.Listen Now! »

Cemetery Flower and Wreath Program

As a service for those who are unable to visit the graves of loved ones in Diocesan Cemeteries, a program is offered each spring for flowers to be placed at gravesites.Order now! »

Catholic Schools

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Diocesan Institute Courses & Registration

Course offerings to help you to learn more about your faith including a learn from home option.Register Today! »

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Bishop Ronald W. Gainer

Bishop Ronald W. Gainer
Eleventh Bishop of Harrisburg


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