Youth Ministry Christmas Party

HNJ & SCL High School Youth Group and EDGE Middle School Youth Group will have a joint Christmas Party on Sunday, December 15 from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the Former Church at Holy Name of Jesus. Wear an ugly Christmas sweater if you have one!

For more information contact Father Josh at 717.564.1321 x 102 or

Calling All Talent

Calling All Talent: Next year’s Knights of Columbus Cabaret will take the form of an expanded talent show.  Anyone who is a vocalist, dancer, magician, juggler, comedian, etc. is encouraged to apply to perform in the January 11, 2020 show.  Open to non-parish participants; spread the word.

Please contact or call 717.541.1776.


Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mass for the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated on December 9th this year and it is not a Holy Day of Obligation.  Masses on Monday, December 9th are at 6:45 am and 9:00 am. 

The Immaculate Conception is celebrated on December 8th, which is a Sunday this year. The Sunday liturgy supersedes the Immaculate Conception Liturgy, so you technically fulfill your obligation to attend on December 8 by going to Sunday Mass. However, so as not to omit the observance of a Solemnity, the observance of the Immaculate Conception is transferred to the next available day (Monday in this case). So Mass on Monday will be for the Immaculate Conception of the BVM; you are encouraged to attend but you are not obligated (which is why we have just a normal Monday Mass schedule for the 9th).

Christmas Gift Wrapping

3:30 P.M.—6:30 P.M.
7:00 A.M.—3:00 P.M.

Have your gifts wrapped while supporting local children undergoing cancer treatment. Members of the Bishop McDevitt Mini-Thon Committee will be in LGI Room 103 . Your free will donation supports McDevitt Mini-thon and Penn State’s Children’s Hospital Four Diamonds Fund.

Did you purchase an item for the Giving Tree? Drop your unwrapped gift (and it’s Giving Tree tag) to this event. Our student elves will wrap and deliver it for you…gift wrap is already provided!

PLEASE NOTE: Giving Tree items must be returned by
noon on December 15th.

Thanksgiving Schedule

We will follow our National/Federal holiday schedule on November 28-29, 2019.  The parish office and school are closed. The Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration, will not be held on Thursday nor Friday. There is one community Mass celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday. However, the 6:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Masses will be held on Friday.

Coat Drive through January 7th

Have winter apparel you no longer need? Please donate so that others may be warm this season!

Winter Coat Drive
November 7, 2019 – January 7, 2020
Drop off in the School Office Monday to Friday during school hours.

Now collecting clean coats, hats, scarves, gloves and blankets, in good condition.  Items will be provided to The Joshua House and distributed to Allison Hill Ministries for those in need in the area.

New this year: Hoodies (sweatshirt with hood) are also being accepted and are in high demand, as are hats.

Contact: Natalie Barbush or 717.443.7356

Pancake Breakfast and Craft Sale December 1

December 1, 2019
8:00 A.M.–11:30 A.M.
Murray Hall

The Saint Catherine PTO is hosting an All You Can Eat Holiday Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, December 1 from 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in Murray Hall. Several local vendors will be selling cash and carry items during the breakfast. Santa and crafts for kids will be available from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

The cost of the breakfast is $7 for adults, ($8 at the door), $4 for children ages 4-10 ($5 at the door) and children 3 and under are free. Advance ticket sale prices are good until Wednesday, November 27.

Please email to reserve your tickets.  Join us after Mass to kick off your holiday season!

Please see the Pancake Breakfast Flyer for more details and a vendor listing.

New Altar Server Training November 20

There will be an Altar Server Training on Wednesday, November 20 from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the Shrine Church for all students currently in 4th Grade and older who are interested in becoming an Altar Server.

All those interested please call the Parish Office at 717.564.1321  or email to register.



CCW Shopping Night Wed, November 13th

Join the Council of Catholic Women for a stress free shopping nite!

Wednesday, November 13
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Murray Hall

Join us for our Third Annual Stress Free Shopping Nite with our vendors including Scentsy, Thirty-One, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef and more.

CCW Fundraiser – Cards for a Cause, are beautiful handmade cards. Each box is $31. Please note: Orders will be taken until November 18. Please contact the CCW at or see a Council member to place your order.