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Message from Our Pastor

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Regathering as a Parish Community

Bishop Gainer is permitting a limited return to Public Holy Mass and a partial reopening of Church buildings for Parishes in ‘Yellow Phase’ counties. Please understand that this process will cautiously proceed according to the directives of the Diocese of Harrisburg, informed by the guidelines of Government Authorities and Public Health Officials, and prudential pastoral judgement (each parish will implement reopening differently due to various factors, including physical circumstances, community dynamics, health concerns, etc.). To this end, given the number of cautions remaining in place, there should be no expectation of simply returning to our early-March status of Parish life.

Find more information about Regathering as a Parish Community here


Spiritual Communion and Sunday Prayer

Below are two resources to assist parishioners that can be said to keep the Lord’s Day holy. The first is regarding Spiritual Communion and the second is Sunday Prayer at Home

Spiritual Communion

Sunday Prayer at Home


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Live Stream

Join us here on Sunday, May 31st at 9:30 am for a live stream of Mass.

St. Margaret Mary's live stream is also available on YouTube at this alternate link

Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license #A-729809 . All rights reserved.

Welcome

In the Catholic Church the Mass is the center of the prayer life of the faith community through which the blessings and benefits of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross continue to flow for God’s people. It is a commendable thing to call on God’s beneficence for the expiation of sins through His gift of mercy and the healing effects of His grace for loved ones living and deceased and for special intentions we may have.


PREP Registration and Volunteers Needed

Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) Registrations are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 school year. Students in grades kindergarten-8th grade who do not attend Catholic school are eligible for religious education. Students in sacramental years (2nd grade and 8th grade) must have 2 years of study proper to receiving the sacraments. PREP is also looking for qualified volunteers to become catechists. Please contact Laura Moses or Liz Emery-Tupper at prep@stmmparish.org for more details. All volunteers must have a youth protection badge from the Diocese of Harrisburg.

Current Families:  https://forms.gle/GuDMJXQ9PEvzaPhw6

New Families:  https://forms.gle/c5HBTM6LgzQSmL2G6

Parish Visitors

Parish Visitors

Parish Visitors are parish members who visit sick parishioners in their homes, nursing homes or care facilities, bringing prayer and communion to those who are unable to regularly participate in parish life. These volunteers also send greeting cards, provide transportation, respite as possible, and deliver gifts at Christmas and Easter. Parish Visitors meet after the First Friday 12:15 a.m. Mass in the Divine Mercy Room.

If you or someone you know would like to be visited by a Parish Visitor, or you would like to know more about becoming one, contact the parish office at (717) 233-3062

Hospital Patients

Please contact the rectory at (717) 233-3062 to let us know that you are or will be in the hospital, or ask your family or neighbors to contact us. Father Charles Persing, staff and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion want to visit and pray with and for you, especially while you are unable to join us for Mass. Please inform us so that your parish family may offer their spiritual support to you and your family.

Join us for Mass

The Church of St. Margaret Mary also provides pastoral care to residents at Kindred Place, Arden Courts, Colonial Park Care Center and the Jewish Home with monthly celebration of Eucharist as well as regular visits to our parish members who are residents there. Please check the church bulletin for a list of dates and times for Masses at these locations and join us. The residents would love to see you.

 

Mass Schedule

Weekly Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 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 celebrated monthly at 12:15 p.m. at the church.

Holy Day Vigil: 5:30 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.

Cancellations

UPDATED: 4/26/2020 @ 6:30PM

Please see cancellations to the right of this page.

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.

Click here for additional instruction on setting up you online giving account.