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.


Schedule of Daily Masses at Parishes during Priests’ Workshop

The Annual Priests’ Continuing Education Workshop will be held October 9-14, 2022 in Hunt Valley, MD. During this time, daily Masses will be celebrated by visiting, retired and religious order priests in the following churches.


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.


Support for Ukraine

As the crisis in Ukraine continues, the Diocese invites those who would like to offer assistance to the Ukrainian people to contribute to the Humanitarian Aid Fund for Ukraine. Donations to this fund can be made through the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia.


Women's Conference

Join us for the 2022 Diocesan Women’s Conference, The Eucharist: Jesus in Our Midst, on Saturday, October 15 at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg. In person and virtual attendance. Make plans now to join your sisters in Christ as we rediscover the Real Presence of the Eucharist during the 2022 Women’s Conference, The Eucharist: Jesus in Our Midst.


Candid Catholic Convos

Candid Catholic Convos is the newest weekly program brought to you by the Diocese of Harrisburg. Our mission is to humanize the Church, and to help our listeners grow in their faith, love and understanding.


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