Secretariat for Public Relations

The Communications Office oversees the communications ministries and supports the work of the Bishop, Diocesan leaders, parishes, schools and Catholic agencies for the Diocese of Harrisburg.

Guidelines for Media Inquiries

The Communications Office of the Diocese of Harrisburg works for the Bishop to ensure a clear, consistent message is delivered regarding the work of the Diocese, its offices and ministries, and the local Catholic Church.

About Our Office

This office manages the Diocesan website, The Catholic Witness print and digital newspaper, social media, Diocesan podcasts, radio and television messages, statements from the Bishop or Diocese, and responses to media requests. This office also develops and oversees the strategic communication initiatives in the Dioceses’ Strategic Plan, and provides communications, marketing and public relations support to all Diocesan parishes and schools.

All media requests for interviews, photographs, access to Diocesan churches or property, and information about the mission of the Church can be arranged by contacting Rachel Bryson, Executive Director of Public Relations.

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Welcome to Insights, the monthly Diocesan Newsletter! This newsletter shares news from the Diocese and its ministries, upcoming events, inspirational messages of faith and much more. The newsletter aims to foster better communication between the Diocese and parishioners about important events and available resources. We hope you find it useful and informative.

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Rachel Bryson

Executive Director of Public Relations

Office: 717-657-4804 x235

Rachel Troche

Multi-Media Producer

Office: 717-657-4804 x302