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2015 Lenten Appeal

We have begun the holy season of Lent, a great period of penance and interior renewal in preparation for Easter. True renewal and interior conversion can happen if we are sincere with ourselves and use the spiritual tools of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. In these next forty days, through the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy and hearing God’s Word, Jesus will present Himself to us in all the wonderful simplicity of the Gospel.  Your contribution to the Bishop’s Annual Lenten Appeal helps to provide the base of support for the pastoral, education and charitable services that are provided throughout the Diocese of Harrisburg. Please keep in mind that your generous contribution to the Bishop's Annual Lenten Appeal can result in a significant financial benefit for our parish.

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Message from Our Pastor

Dear Friends,

Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP, wrote a popular Lenten hymn for our modern times, “In These Days of Lenten Journey”. In singing it we implore God to open our hearts to those who suffer so unjustly sins against his love. “We reach out to those who are homeless”, “We open our eyes to the hungry”, “We open our ears to the weary”, we “sing for the freedom of all the oppressed”.

The Psalmist starts us out on this journey of justice, mercy and peace with a great prayer, “Your ways, O Lord, make known to me; teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my savior.”

Our goal in these 40 holy we emerge with Christ from the desert we will become more aware of his presence in the midst of the everyday oasis we call life.

“Somewhere someone”

The kingdom of love is coming because:
Somewhere someone is kind when others are unkind,
Somewhere someone shares with another in need,
Somewhere someone refuses to hate, while others hate,
Somewhere someone is patient - and waits in love,
Somewhere someone returns good for evil,
Somewhere someone serves another in love,
Somewhere someone is calm in a storm
Somewhere someone is loving everybody.
Is that someone you?

God bless us.
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us!

Fr. Charles L. Persing,

Mass Schedule

 Weekly Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

Monday: No Mass
Tuesday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m.

Holy Day Vigil: 7:00 p.m
Holy Day: 8:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Penance: Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. A parish penance service is held during both Advent and Lent at announced times.


For directions to the church and rectory located at 2800 Paxton Church Road in Harrisburg, click here to enter your starting address.

The parish office and St Margaret Mary School remain at 2848 Herr Street in Harrisburg.


UPDATED THURSDAY, MARCH 5th @ 7:24 AM - Due to continued snowfall, the Chapel of the Sacred Heart will remain closed until Thursday, March 5th at 7:00 PM. Please check back for any additional updates.

Online Giving

For your convenience, we now offer the ability make your weekly offerings electronically. To register for your secure account, click on the myEoffering button below.