Diocese of Harrisburg Reorganization Information


Bishop Gainer's Easter Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.

These words of celebration are heard through our Responsorial Psalm on Easter Sunday, and they are words of great hope in the gift Christ gave us through his death and resurrection. When I reflect on the Paschal Triduum, I often find myself deeply humbled by Christ’s great love for me, for us.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg Completes Reorganization Process

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Today, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg (RCDH) announced that its Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization has been approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. With this approval, the RCDH has emerged from bankruptcy, nearly three years from when this process started.

Featured Programs

Diocesan Annual Campaign

The theme for the 2024 Diocesan Annual Campaign, Nourished by Faith, encourages us to live our faith more vibrantly; to be more visibly and recognizably Catholic Christians.


Men’s Conference

The 2024 Men’s Conference is Saturday, April 20th. Bring your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your cousins, your friends, your co-workers, and join us for “St. Joseph: The Carpenter’s Table,” featuring Jon Leonetti.


Diaconate Ordination

With praise and gratitude to Almighty God, the Diocese of Harrisburg invites you to attend the Ordination to the Diaconate on May 18. The Ordination begins at 10 a.m. at Saint Patrick Cathedral, Harrisburg. It will also be livestreamed at www.youtube.com/hbgdiocese.


Eight Days of Eucharistic Joy

Make plans to join us for 8 Days of Eucharistic Joy. During this time of national Eucharistic Revival, this week invites all people of the Diocese to grow closer to Christ in the Holy Eucharist.


Saint Paul Street Evangelization Training

The Diocese of Harrisburg is hosting two workshops with St. Paul Street Evangelization in Bloomsburg and Danville. These workshops will teach you non-confrontational techniques for sharing the gospel in the public square. Each workshop features a practicum where you will go out into the streets to practice what you’ve learned.


Hands of Christ Creating Hope Benefit Dinner

All are invited to join us for the annual Catholic Charities “Hands of Christ Creating Hope” Benefit Dinner on Tuesday, April 30th at the Diocesan Center. The evening includes a reception and silent auction, plated dinner, and remarks from Bishop Timothy Senior and John Sherman.


Cemetery Flower Program

As a service for those who are unable to visit the graves of loved ones in Diocesan Cemeteries, a program is offered each spring for flowers to be placed at gravesites. Floral arrangements are placed for Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, and for early autumn.


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.


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