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 2023 Diocesan Annual Campaign, Together in Faith, Together in the Eucharist, encourages us to demonstrate our love of God when we reach out in love and mercy to those in need.


National Eucharistic Revival

The National Eucharistic Revival officially begins on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 19, 2022. The Revival is a three-year initiative sponsored by the Bishops of the United States intended to form, heal, convert, and unite the People of God through a renewed encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist.


Mass for Persons with Sensory Sensitivity

All are welcome to join us for the quarterly sensory-friendly Mass for persons with sensory sensitivity or other disabilities. This Mass will include dimmer lighting, no music, and a shorter homily among other adaptations to promote a fully inclusive environment.


"In the Beginning" A Creation Series

In this 8-part series of educational and theological talks, all are invited to learn more about our very beginnings and our role as stewards of God’s Creation. We are excited to offer this series of talks in a variety of parishes across the Diocese of Harrisburg.


PA March for Life

The 2023 Pennsylvania March for Life will be on Monday, October 16, 2023, on State Street in Harrisburg. Everyone in the Diocese of Harrisburg and the greater Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is invited and strongly encouraged to attend. We will unite in prayer and number to support protecting the sanctity of human life in Pennsylvania.


Women's Conference

On Saturday, October 21st, the Diocese of Harrisburg will host its annual Women’s Conference, Close to His Sacred Heart, at the Diocesan Center in Harrisburg. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Mass celebrated by Bishop Senior, opportunities for Confession throughout the day, and fellowship are all part of this annual event.


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 grave sites. 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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