Penance Services are taking place in churches across the Diocese during the season of Advent. These services typically include an opening hymn, Scripture readings, and time for an examination of conscience prior to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The following is a list of services that parishes submitted to The Catholic Witness. Call your parish for the date and time of its Penance Service if you don’t see it listed below.
Browse crafters and vendors, take advantage of holiday shopping, and enjoy delicious homemade food at the many Christmas bazaars and craft shows in the coming weeks. Visit this page frequently for additional updates as more events are added.
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…
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, announced changes to clergy assignments today: The following clergy changes were effective as of July 1, 2022: At the…
The Diocese of Harrisburg is pleased to announce that Zachary Haney, a native of Danville, has been named Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Diocese.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg and Tort Claimants Committee reach agreement in Chapter 11 Reorganization
Today, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg (RCDH) and the Tort Claimants Committee are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached to settle the Diocese’s Chapter 11 reorganization case. This process has been ongoing since February 2020 and today’s news is positive for all parties involved.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we near the end of the 50 day Easter season and approach Pentecost, I am reminded of our Lord’s words in John’s Gospel when He said, “Peace be with you.
The Diocese of Harrisburg will host a public event on Wednesday, June 8 for an evening of personal stories, heartfelt prayers, and open discussion on the continuing crisis in Ukraine.
This stained-glass window at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg depicts The Risen Christ revealing Himself to Mary Magdala on Easter morning.Photo by Chris Heisey, The Catholic Witness. Dear Brothers and…
The Diocese of Harrisburg, in partnership with the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is pleased to announce that Sister Eileen McGowan, D.M., principal of Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School in Hershey, has been named a recipient of the 2022 Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award.