Lenten Soup Suppers – Hot Soups and Hot Topics

Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020
April 1, 2020

5:30 p.m. Mass | Shrine Church
6:00 p.m. Soup Supper and Talk | Leo Hall

A special Mass is celebrated, followed by reflection, discussion, and a simple meal. In 2020, our Lenten series following Mass will feature Hot Soups and Hot Topics with relevant social topics for consideration and prayer as Catholic Christians witnessing to the Faith in our modern world. Guest presenters will make connections between the Sunday Gospel readings, our Catholic Faith, and societal and family concerns.

Weekly Topics: 

  • March 4,   “Darkness to Light: New Age Counterfeits and Catholic Truths” with Warren Vale Herman
  • March 11,  “Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide: Is It an Act of Compassion?” with Bonnie Finnerty, Education Director for PA Prolife Federation
  • March 18,  “What is Catholic Social Teaching and Justice?” with Attorney Thomas Fraticelli
  • March 25,  “Trusting God in this Valley of Tears” with Scott Anthony
  • April 1,  “Evangelizing the Nones” with Alicia Spelfogel, Assistant Catholic Campus Minister at Millersville University

No Greater Love Study Begins March 4

Wednesdays • March 4 through April 1, 2020
Following Soup Suppers
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. • Leo Hall

Filmed on location in the Holy Land, No Greater Love is a five-part video series and full-length book that reveals Christ’s amazing love for us. Edward Sri guides you through the last hours of Christ’s life in this biblical pilgrimage. While taking this study you will walk step-by-step with Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Mount of Calvary. This Lent, draw closer to Jesus than ever before.

Contact Deb for more information: dsalldin@sclhbg.org or 717.564.1321

Tuna Sandwich Sale Ash Wednesday

The Council of Catholic Women will have a tuna sub sale on Ash Wednesday, February 26 in the narthex after all the Masses, or until sold out. Please stop by for lunch!

Options include:
Tuna Sandwich—$3.00
Tuna Sandwich, chips and water—$5.00.

Proceeds benefit CCW sponsored projects with the school and parish community.

Join us for Pancake Day – February 23

Free Pancake and Sausage Breakfast
February 23, 2020
8:30 A.M.—11:15 A.M.
Leo Hall

Here in Central Pennsylvania, we have the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of Fasnachts the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. But in the United Kingdom, it’s Pancake Day. Instead of making donuts to use up flour, sugar, and eggs before the Lenten fast, they make Pancakes.

Sunday, February 23 will be Pancake Day here at Saint Catherine’s. A complimentary (yes…free!) Pancake and Sausage Breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. in Leo Hall. We hope you can join us.

Grieving with Great Hope Grief Support

March 4, 11, 29, 25 and April 1, 2020

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Room 109

Parishioners who have experienced the loss of a loved one are invited to participate in a weekly Grief Support Group program based on the Grieving with Great Hope series. Facilitators are gentle, caring individuals who themselves have experienced the loss of a loved one. Participants need not attend all sessions.

Pre-registration is not required but requested for planning purposes. If interested, please contact the parish office at 717.564.1321 or at parish@sclhbg.org



Women’s Study – Perfectly Yourself

Six Thursdays
February 13-March 19, 2020
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Room 109

Do you ever get the feeling that you are not enough? Not smart, pretty, or good enough…We all have these feelings from time to time, usually because we’re comparing ourselves to others. But God doesn’t compare you to anybody else. He wants to help you become the person He created you to be—perfectly yourself! Together we will find balance between accepting ourselves and striving to become all God dreams for us to become.

Contact Deb for more information: 717-564-1321 x132 dsalldin@sclhbg.org



Special Catherine’s Cupboard Collection February 8/9

February 8/9
Collecting Personal and Household Supplies

People who are in need of food are also in need of other basic supplies. To relieve some of their distress we are making an adjustment to our collection pattern. Every few months, beginning with February, we will collect basic personal items and household cleaning supplies which can be distributed by Saint Catherine and the Catholic Worker House along with the food we offer. Below are some suggested items most of which may be found at any dollar store.

dental floss
bath soap

laundry detergent
dish soap
toilet tissue
bowl cleaner/brush
cleaning/disinfecting solutions

DID YOU KNOW? Just beyond our boundaries is The Catholic Worker House in Allison Hill. Their need is much greater than ours and because of your generosity, we are able to share our abundance with them each month.