Easter Meal Basket Drive Begins

Our 8th Annual Easter Meal Basket Project begins March 16th.  Help us spread the Easter message of hope and love by donating food items or monetary contributions. CCW members will assemble these into Easter meals provided to families in our community.

See the display in the narthex hallway for tags indicating items needed. Take a tag or two and return it with the items to the donation bin by Sunday, April 7.

If you would like to help or have questions, call KC Torta at 717.561.2850. Thank you for your generosity!

Lenten Soup Suppers and Hot Topics

Please join us during the remaining Wednesdays of Lent, for a special 5:30 p.m. Mass, followed by a simple meal of hearty homemade soup, reflection, and discussion.

March 20, 27 and April 3, 10, 17
Mass • 5:30 p.m. • Shrine Church
Soup Supper • 6:00 p.m. • Leo Hall

This Lent On the Road to Redemption, our Wednesday evening Soup Supper series is called Hot Soups and Hot Topics. The topics discussed are relevant social concerns for consideration and prayer as Catholic Christians witnessing to the Faith in our modern world. This year’s guest presenters will help us make the connection between the Sunday Gospel readings, our Catholic Faith, and societal and family concerns. Our topics include:

March 20 End of Life
March 27 Addiction
April 3 Homosexuality
April 10 Divorce and Remarriage
April 17 Living Stations of the Cross

There will be a special opportunity to participate in almsgiving through a free will offering during soup suppers. Proceeds will go to Catholic Relief Services’ Operation Rice Bowl supporting programs around the world, helping farmers improve harvests, bringing clean water to communities, and providing health and nutrition services to mothers and children.

Thank you to our Parish Pastoral Council for their help in providing homemade soups, bread and drinks each week. Rice Bowls are available on the table in the narthex of the church if you wish to participate in this program.

Lenten Fish Fry Dinners

4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. • Murray Hall • March 8, 15, 22, 29,
April 5, 12
Join with our parish family on Friday evenings during Lent for a new tradition, Lenten Fish Fry Dinners. Dinners include baked and deep fried fish, french fries, baked potatoes, homemade pierogi and macaroni and cheese plus desserts.

Click for Menu and more information. 

 

Made for More: April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

7 PM – 9:30 PM

Bishop McDevitt High School

1 Crusader Way
Harrisburg, PA 17111

 

Where do we come from and where are we going? These questions are DECISIVE for understanding what it means to be human and how to orient our lives and our actions toward authentic fulfillment.

Join Christopher West and Mike Mangione as they creatively weave together dynamic presentations with live music, movie clips, YouTube videos, and sacred art for an evening of beauty and reflection on the meaning of life, love, and human destiny. You will come away with a faith-filled vision of hope that will instill in you the sheer wonder and joy of being alive…

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the sensitive subject matter, the intended audience is 16 years of age or above. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Lou at 717.215.4175 or go to Made for More .

Tickets also available in the parish office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

 

 

Grieving with Great Hope Weekend Workshop

Friday, April 5, 2019  7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Saturday, April 6, 2019  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This weekend workshop beautifully combines practical wisdom, personal sharing, and meaningful ritual that together point people back to Christ for healing of their hearts.” Those suffering the loss through death of a loved one, are invited to join in this weekend workshop hosted by Sandy and John O’Shaughnessy and Good Mourning Ministry 

The $20.00 per person registration fee includes program materials, Continental Breakfast, and Lunch.   Please Note:  Online payments will include an additional $1.00 processing fee. 

You may register one of three ways:

 

 

 

Fish Fry volunteers needed

We invite all parishioners to get involved by sharing their talents for our Friday Night Fish Fry Dinners beginning on March 8. We will need volunteers to help with food preparation, serve on the kitchen crew, set up/clean up teams, as dining room hostess or runners…and so much more.

Click here to sign up for our Fish Fry Team,  or contact Kathy Panza at 717.564.1321 ext. 133 or at kpanza@sclhbg.org.

Come to the Cabaret! February 1 and 2, 2019

Start off the New Year by joining the Knights of Columbus as they host Cabaret IX on February 1, and 2, 2019, at 7:30 PM in Leo Hall featuring local professionals and high school performers. 

  • Act I: “The Lilt of Irish Laughter”  
  • Act II: Broadway  Inspirations

Tickets are only $15 each and will be available after Masses in the narthex beginning January 19, 2019.   Ticket price includes snacks and desserts.  Reserve a table of 8 for only $100 (a $20 savings)

For more information, call Tom Blaisse, Director at 717.541.1776.

Dauphin Deanery Morning of Prayer for Hope and Healing

On the Solemnity of the Presentation of our Lord, the priests of the Dauphin Deanery invite you to join them in a Morning of Prayer for Hope and Healing beginning with 9:00 a.m. Mass and concluding at 12:00 p.m.  Please see the details below.

Saturday, February 2, 2019
Shrine Church

9:00 a.m. Holy Mass with the Blessing of Candles followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

10:00 a.m. Morning Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)

10:30 a.m. Sacrament of reconciliation available until 11:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.  The Most Holy Rosary

11:45 a.m.  The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

12:00 p.m.  Benediction and Reposition

That Man Is You (TMIY) Spring Session

That Man Is You honestly addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. The program harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive.

Saturdays 7:00 a.m.
Leo Hall

Our spring semester begins January 12. Why not join us!

For more information, contact Chase at chasedefelice84@gmail.com.

Don’t Get Scammed!

Scammers are now posing as priests and other clergy. In this latest scam, you might receive an email or a text message that appears to be from your Pastor or another priest that you may know. The scammer asks you to help someone in need by purchasing a gift card and to provide the codes on that card.

Here’s how to protect yourself from being scammed:

1.   Know that scammers are out there. Be suspicious of any request for funds of any type via an email message or a text message. Verify any request with a call to the person who supposedly sent it or a call to the phone number of the text that you received.
2.   Know that any email from a priest should be from a diocesan or parish email account. Messages sent from free services, such as Gmail or Yahoo, are more likely to be scammers.
3. Many clergy do not share their cell phone numbers publicly. If you receive a text message from someone not on your phone’s contact list, be suspicious.
4. Know that priests will NEVER ask for financial transactions via email or text messages.

For more information on how to protect yourself visit: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0003-phishing