Advent Penance Services

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.

Bishop Senior’s Vocations Week Letter

As we begin National Vocations Awareness Week, celebrated November 5th-11th, these words remind us that all people have a call, a vocation, from God. Life is a precious gift, given to us by God, and we are here for a reason. The prophets’ words are an affirmation that God invites us to collaborate with Him so that, through us, He can affect the lives of others.

Parish Christmas Bazaars

Find holiday items, Christmas gifts and tasty treats at the numerous parish Christmas bazaars throughout the Diocese in the coming weeks! Visit this page frequently for additional updates as more events are added.

Bishop Senior Summer Pastoral Visits

Bishop Timothy Senior, recently installed as the Twelfth Bishop of Harrisburg, will celebrate Masses with the faithful throughout the Diocese this summer as he begins his pastoral ministry. During his pastoral visits, Bishop Senior will also meet with all the priests of the Diocese prior to the public Mass.