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The month of Mary, dedicated to Mary as the Queen of May, invites us to pray some of the best known and much loved prayers to the Blessed Mother. The “Memorare” is one such prayer and us attributed to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux.

 

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

 


 

Beginning October 14, 2018, we will now be posting the homilies from Fr. Snyder. Simply click on the link below for a pdf version.

May 12, 2019
May 5, 2019

April 28, 2019
April 21, 2019
April 19, 2019
April 17, 2019
April 14, 2019
April 7, 2019

March 31, 2019
March 24, 2019
March 17, 2019
March 10, 2019
March 3, 2019

February 24, 2019

February 10, 2019
February 3, 2019

January 27, 2019
January 20, 2019
January 13, 2019
January 6, 2019
January 1, 2019

 

 


 

Parish First Friday Devotions to the Sacred Heart Beginning on December 7th

Parishioners are encouraged to join together in prayer for 9 consecutive First Fridays to pray for parish unity, healing for the faithful, and wisdom for Bishop Gainer in selecting a new pastor for St. Margaret Mary.  This prayer initiative, which began in October, includes praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart at the end of the First Friday 12:15 Mass, and also includes a First Friday Holy Hour in the Sacred Heart Adoration Chapel from 7 - 8 p.m.  There will be time for private and shared prayer in this way that brings honor to the Sacred Heart as encouraged by our patroness, Saint Margaret Mary.  The First Friday devotion usually includes reception of Holy Communion for nine consecutive First Fridays.  Even if you are not able to be with us in person, please join us in a spirit of prayer.

Message from Our Pastor

Readings for the Week of May 12, 2019

Sunday Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 13:14, 43-52; Ps 100:1-2, 3, 5; Rev 7:9, 14b-17; Jn 10:27-30
Monday - Our Lady of Fatma
Acts 11:1-18; Ps 42:2-3; 43:3, 4; Jn 10:1-10
Tuesday - Feast of Saint Ma!hias, Apostle
Acts 1:15-17, 20-26; Ps 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8; Jn 15:9-17
Wednesday - Saint Isidore
Acts 12:24—13:5a; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6 and 8; Jn 12:44-50
Thursday
Acts 13:13-25; Ps 89:2-3, 21-22, 25 and 27; Jn 13:16-20
Friday
Acts 13:26-33; Ps 2:6-7, 8-9, 10-11ab; Jn 14:1-6
Saturday - Saint John I, Pope and Martyr
Acts 13:44-52; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4; Jn 14:7-14

Adoration Chapel

In the late 1600s, Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary and asked her to spend an hour before Him, present in the Blessed Sacrament. He said, "I thirst to be loved by men." Over 14 years ago St. Margaret Mary Parish opened its convent chapel so that parishioners and those of surrounding parishes could come at any time to fulfill His desire to be adored and loved. Only God can measure the consolation, love and adoration which has been offered to Jesus since then and only God can measure the blessings, love and graces which have been bestowed on us in return.

The chapel is open all day and all night for private prayer before the Lord Jesus, present in the Blessed Sacrament and perpetually exposed. It is a way of maintaining awareness of God's presence in our lives and keeping vigil for the community, the church and the world. Please visit the chapel located in the convent between the school and parish office at 2848 Herr Street in Harrisburg.


Did you know???

The actual name of the chapel is the Chapel of the Sacred Heart. The chapel is the adoration chapel for the entire Harrisburg deanery and not just for St. Margaret Mary parish. Adorers are welcome from all the parishes because covering 24 hours a day for 7 days each week takes a lot of manpower.

To sign up for your own regular weekly hour with Jesus or for prayer requests, call Betsy Schaedler at 717-545-6030 (h), 717-756-4897(c), or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

Directions

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.

Cancellations

UPDATED: 1/5/18 @ 9:00AM

There are no cancellations at this time.

 

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.