Diocese of Harrisburg Reorganization Information


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

On June 19th of this year, a multiyear National Eucharistic Revival began in the dioceses across the United States. This revival is not another new program, but rather an intense, purposeful focus on the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

SYNOD 2021-2023

In October of 2021, the Diocese began its work for the Synod on Synodality with the appointment of a synodal leadership team at an inaugural Mass, held at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Harrisburg. The Diocesan phase of the Synod concluded on June 29 with a closing Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church, also in Harrisburg.

Guided by the Holy Spirit, parishioners from 56 of our parishes and missions participated in the synod through local gatherings, prayer services, small group reflections, written responses, social media, online surveys, and artistic expression.

Featured Programs

Diocesan Annual Campaign

The theme for the 2022 Diocesan Annual Campaign, One Faith, One Family, encourages us to demonstrate our love of God when we reach out in love and mercy to those in need.


National Eucharistic Revival

The National Eucharistic Revival officially begins on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 19, 2022. The Revival is a three-year initiative sponsored by the Bishops of the United States intended to form, heal, convert, and unite the People of God through a renewed encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist.


Adventus: Young Adult Day of Reflection

Join us on December 3 for an Advent Day of Reflection! This is a two-part event for young adults. The first part will consist of reflections, small group sessions, catered lunch, and a Eucharistic holy hour with confessions. The second half of this event will begin with the 4pm vigil Mass, a catered dinner, and social time!


Fishers of Men

The crucial work of raising up young men willing to discern a priestly vocation and the formation of our seminarians is a responsibility entrusted to the entire People of God – the Church. By your generous financial support of the 2022 Fishers of Men appeal, the seminary education and the formation of the future priests of the Diocese of Harrisburg will continue.


Advent Resources

Beginning the Church’s liturgical year, Advent is the season leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas.


Cemetery Wreath Program

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ with our families and friends, we also honor and remember those who have entered into the blessedness of heaven. As a loving festive tribute, the Diocesan Office of Catholic Cemeteries is hosting a memorial program that will place a wreath or flowers at your loved one’s final resting place.


World Youth Day 2023

Calling all Young Adults! We’re heading to World Youth Day 2023! Come celebrate with our Holy Father Pope Francis in Lisbon, Portugal. Experience a week of unity, fun, and a deep encounter with Jesus Christ. Come join us!


Upcoming Events

The Diocese has a number of great events, activities and programs planned in the coming months. Check out all our upcoming events and make your plans to join us.


Media Releases

Online Resources