COVID-19 RESPONSE

Please visit our page on Home Resources during this time of unusual circumstance. There are resources available for the public, as well as parishes.

Palm Sunday and Triduum Liturgies

Earlier this week, I informed the clergy of my decision to continue the suspension of public Masses, including through the upcoming Holy Week.  The suspension will remain in effect until further notice.  This decision was based upon recent clarifications regarding social distancing practices that have been provided from our elected officials and those competent in public health that contributed to their development.  For your reference, an outline of the directives and clarifications regarding liturgies to be celebrated during Holy Week which I provided clergy has been posted on the Diocesan website and can be accessed here.

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  • Our Lenten trial of coronavirus
    One never knows what sort of trials, sufferings, disappointments or illnesses may come our way. This year it is the coronavirus which provides us a great opportunity to turn to God, ask for His help and offer our sufferings to God as an act of love in a joyful way. How do we do this? […]

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  • The sun will rise over the Promised Land
    Every year, every Lent, the Church invites us to a unique place, for a unique time. It begins every year on the First Sunday of Lent when we walk with Jesus into the desert, there for a time of testing and self-discovery. From that moment forward, the wilderness becomes the enduring image of the season. […]

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Preparing at Home for Mass with Emily Leedom

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Catholic Radio Programs

Catholic Views April 05, 2020

This week on Catholic Views welcome on Frs. Mike Griffin and Bob Lacey. We discuss how they and how their parishes are doing in response to the coronavirus.

Catholic Views March 29, 2020

This week on Catholic Views we welcome back Dr. Chris Burgwald. Jerry and Chris discuss life with Coronavirus all around us – matters of faith, matters of sacraments, matters of being able to live out our faith during this uncertain time.

Podcasts

Ignition 398 – Finding Purpose in Suffering

  On this episode of Ignition, Dr. Chris talks with Cameo Anders. Together, they discuss the Christian meaning of human suffering, something which we are all experiencing in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ignition 397 – Holy Saint, Batman!

  Dr. Chris talks with Deacon Omar Gutierrez about the cause for canonization, and why it matters to us.

Upcoming Events

Apr
14
Tue
6:30 pm Grieving Loss from Suicide – CFS @ Catholic Pastoral Center
Grieving Loss from Suicide – CFS @ Catholic Pastoral Center
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This six week program is for families who have lost a loved one from suicide. The suddenness of the death, the confusion and the painful reactions are significant topics of the program. This is a time when professional support is needed. Non-denominational. Program starts on April 14 – May 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Catholic[...]
Apr
18
Sat
9:00 am Lets Brunch! A Catholic Women’s ...
Lets Brunch! A Catholic Women’s ...
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us Saturday, April 18th at 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Meadow Barn in Harrisburg. Jessi Kary, AO will be speaking. Come enrich your interior life and experience deeper prayer. http://sfcatholic.org/brunch
Apr
21
Tue
6:30 pm Grieving Loss from Suicide – CFS @ Catholic Pastoral Center
Grieving Loss from Suicide – CFS @ Catholic Pastoral Center
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This six week program is for families who have lost a loved one from suicide. The suddenness of the death, the confusion and the painful reactions are significant topics of the program. This is a time when professional support is needed. Non-denominational. Program starts on April 14 – May 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Catholic[...]
Apr
25
Sat
all-day Words of Wisdom
Words of Wisdom
Apr 25 all-day
Looking for a good Lenten book study? Pick up a copy of Did Jesus Really Rise From the Dead? by Carl Olson and join Dr. Chris Burgwald in a day-long Words of Wisdom retreat at Broom Tree on April 25th. Find all the detals at http://sfcatholic.org/wow
Apr
28
Tue
6:30 pm Grieving Loss from Suicide – CFS @ Catholic Pastoral Center
Grieving Loss from Suicide – CFS @ Catholic Pastoral Center
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This six week program is for families who have lost a loved one from suicide. The suddenness of the death, the confusion and the painful reactions are significant topics of the program. This is a time when professional support is needed. Non-denominational. Program starts on April 14 – May 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Catholic[...]
May
5
Tue
6:30 pm Grieving Loss from Suicide – CFS @ Catholic Pastoral Center
Grieving Loss from Suicide – CFS @ Catholic Pastoral Center
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This six week program is for families who have lost a loved one from suicide. The suddenness of the death, the confusion and the painful reactions are significant topics of the program. This is a time when professional support is needed. Non-denominational. Program starts on April 14 – May 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Catholic[...]
May
12
Tue
6:30 pm Grieving Loss from Suicide – CFS @ Catholic Pastoral Center
Grieving Loss from Suicide – CFS @ Catholic Pastoral Center
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This six week program is for families who have lost a loved one from suicide. The suddenness of the death, the confusion and the painful reactions are significant topics of the program. This is a time when professional support is needed. Non-denominational. Program starts on April 14 – May 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Catholic[...]
May
19
Tue
6:30 pm Grieving Loss from Suicide – CFS @ Catholic Pastoral Center
Grieving Loss from Suicide – CFS @ Catholic Pastoral Center
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This six week program is for families who have lost a loved one from suicide. The suddenness of the death, the confusion and the painful reactions are significant topics of the program. This is a time when professional support is needed. Non-denominational. Program starts on April 14 – May 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Catholic[...]
May
28
Thu
11:00 am Ordination to the Diaconate @ Cathedral of St. Joseph
Ordination to the Diaconate @ Cathedral of St. Joseph
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
The Ordination to the Diaconate will be held at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph.
May
29
Fri
11:00 am Ordination to the Priesthood @ Cathedral of St. Joseph
Ordination to the Priesthood @ Cathedral of St. Joseph
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
The Ordination to the Priesthood will be held at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 11:00 am.