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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.
By the laying on of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, Bishop Gainer ordained the following to the Order of the Diaconate:
Steven John Arena, Samuel Isaiah Dubois, John Michael Kuchinski, Richard Joseph Mowery and Brian Thomas Olkowski.
Continue to pray for these new Deacons as they fulfill the call to serve. By the Grace and Mercy of God, and by the call of the Bishop, these Deacons will be raised to the Order of Priest next year.
Mary, who as teacher of faith by your obedience to the word of God, has cooperated in a remarkable way with the work of redemption, make the ministry of deacons effective by teaching them to hear the Word and to proclaim it faithfully.
Mary, teacher of charity, who by your total openness to God’s call has cooperated in bringing to birth all the church’s faithful, make the ministry and the life of deacons fruitful by teaching them to give themselves totally to the service of the people of God.
Mary, teacher of prayer, who through your maternal intercession has supported and helped the church from her beginnings, make deacons always attentive to the needs of the faithful by teaching them to come to know the value of prayer.
Mary, teacher of humility, by constantly knowing yourself to be the servant of the Lord you were filled with the Holy Spirit, make deacons docile instruments in Christ’s work of redemption by teaching them the greatness of being the least of all.
Mary, teacher of that service which is hidden, who by your everyday and ordinary life filled with love knew how to cooperate with the salvific plan of God in an exemplary fashion, make deacons good and faithful servants by teaching them the joy of serving the church with ardent love. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. (catholicdoors.com)
God bless us.St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us!
Fr. Charles L. Persing,Pastor
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
Monday: No MassTuesday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m.
Holy Day Vigil: 7:00 p.mHoly 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.
There are no cancellations at this time.
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.
Email: email@example.com • Phone: (717) 233-3062 • Fax: (717) 238-5633Church: 2800 Paxton Church Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 • Directions to ChurchParish Office: 2848 Herr Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103 • Directions to Parish OfficeSchool: 2826 Herr Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103 • Directions to School