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The Parish Mergers of 1995

Twelve new parishes were formed from the mergers in 1995. In the list below, the year of founding and the ethnic roots of the merged parishes are noted. Asterisks indicate the worship sites of the new parishes established as a result of the mergers.

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Ethnic Groups within the Diocese of Harrisburg

Although the Diocese of Harrisburg encompasses the Pennsylvania Dutch Country and is usually associated with it, the rich mosaic of peoples who make up the diocese did not really develop until after the Civil War. From the Colonial period until the time of the Civil War the Catholic population drew…

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Cardinal Keeler Dies at 86

Cardinal William H. Keeler, the Seventh Bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg and the 14th Archbishop of Baltimore, died March 23 at his residence at St. Martin’s Home for the Aged in Catonsville, Md. He was 86.

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Diocese to Remember Cardinal William H. Keeler

The Diocese of Harrisburg has announced that the memory of Cardinal William H. Keeler will be honored and prayerfully remembered with a traditional Month’s Mind Mass that will be held on Sunday, April 23 at Saint Patrick Cathedral, 212 State Street, Harrisburg, PA. This Mass will be held at 4…

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