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A Message from Fr. Helwig Regarding Mass Times

During the year special rituals and celebrations that take place during the Sunday morning Masses extend the time of the liturgies, which in turn creates difficulties in the parking lots with traffic moving in and out and occasionally parish organizations have asked to have some time between the Masses for their activities, but due to the schedule of Masses the time they requested has not been available. To provide a more regular Mass schedule and a more manageable traffic situation, after consulting the Pastoral Council I requested and received permission from Bishop Gainer to adjust the Sunday Mass schedule from the current times to a new schedule with Masses at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. The new schedule will begin the first weekend of June, June 4 & 5. The Saturday evening Mass time will remain the same at 5:00 p.m. Hopefully this adjustment will have positive effects on the Sunday schedule at Church and your personal schedules for the day as the summer months begin.



2016 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

"But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming. He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you." - Jn 16:13-14




Readings for the Week of May 22, 2016
Sunday: Prv 8:22-31/Ps 8:4-9/Rom 5:1-5/Jn 16:12-15
Monday: 1 Pt 1:3-9/Ps 111:1-2, 5-6, 9-10/Mk 10:17-27
Tuesday: 1 Pt 1:10-16/Ps 98:1-4/Mk 10:28-31
Wednesday: 1 Pt 1:18-25/Ps 79:8-9, 11, 13/Mk 10:32-45
Thursday: 1 Pt 2:2-5, 9-12/Ps 100:2-5/Mk 10:46-52
Friday: 1 Pt 4:7-13/Ps 149:1-6, 9/Mk 11:11-26
Saturday: Jude 17, 20b-25/Ps 63:2-6/Mk 11:27-33
Next Sunday: Gn 14:18-20/Ps 110:1-4/1 Cor 11:23-26/Lk 9:11b-17

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.

Friday Daily Mass at 8:30 a.m. is celebrated at St. Margaret Mary School Gym 2826 Herr St, Harrisburg.

First Friday is celibrated monthly at 12:15 p.m. at the church.

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.


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