Feast of the Assumption Mass Schedule

This Wednesday, August 15 is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, August 14 and on Thursday, August 15 at 6:45 and 9:00 a.m., and 12:05 and 7:00 p.m.

Fruits of Your Harvest Food Drive August 11 and 25

Once again this year, the Knights of Columbus Council 12811 is providing you the opportunity to donate your extra home grown garden vegetables at their annual “Fruits of Your Harvest” fresh food drive. Collections are scheduled on Sunday, August 11 and Sunday, August 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Please drop off any excess produce at the tent located  at north entrance before or after Mass. All collected items will be donated to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.



Don’t Get Scammed!

Scammers are now posing as priests and other clergy. As recently as today, 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

Becoming Catholic – RCIA Inquiry Sessions

Monday Evening Inquiry Sessions
Begin August 26, 2019
7:00 pm * Leo Hall

Individuals come forward seeking to learn more about the Catholic faith. You may have a friend who is Catholic… you may be dating, engaged, or married to a Catholic …you may have been baptized Catholic but never completed your initiation.

If you are such a seeker, we welcome you! The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or RCIA, is not a class but a process of prayer, reflection, and learning. Every person’s participation in the program is a response to an invitation from Jesus to get to know Him better. We welcome new participants and are happy to work with people from all backgrounds and circumstances. No matter where you are on your faith journey, there is a place for you at Saint Catherine Labouré Parish.

If you are interested, please contact Deb in the parish office at 717-564-1321 or dsalldin@sclhbg.org

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Artistry and Adoration Together!

Monday, September 9, 2019
7:30 p.m. • Shrine Church
Immediately following Novena

Saint Catherine Labouré Parish invites you to this special evening of Eucharistic Adoration and music through The 177 Project. This unique group of artists help us to understand Christ’s presence in the Eucharist and create opportunities to spend time with Him.

Join us for an evening which includes a mini-concert with musician Lee Roessler followed by Eucharistic Adoration, to include periods of silence, traditional and contemporary music, and brief reflections. Confessions will be available. We will then conclude with night prayer and a traditional Benediction.


Adorers needed for Eucharistic Adoration

Jesus invites you to spend Holy Time with Him during Daily Eucharistic Adoration in Our Lady’s Oratory. Adorers are especially needed for Mondays 1:00 p.m., Tuesdays 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on Fridays.

Please contact Karen Leahy at 717.545.2548 or mkleahy50@icloud.com

Special Reception for Joreen Kelly

Join us for a special reception for Joreen Kelly celebrating 44 years of dedicated service and her new beginning.

Saturday, June 22, 2019
5:30 p.m.
Parish Courtyard and Plaza

Please join us for this special opportunity to say Thank You and to wish her all the best as she begins this new verse of song of praise!

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking to get involved in our parish?  There are several opportunities available for individuals and families in the area of religious education for children and adults.  Find out more about opportunities in RCIA, PREP and Children’s Liturgy of the Word below.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Two volunteer families are needed to lead Children’s Liturgy of the Word beginning in September 2019. If your regularly attend the 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m., Sunday Mass please consider  volunteering one Sunday each month. You would be scheduled nine times. Children’s Liturgy of the Word is for children in Kindergarten through 4th grade. It is scripted, lasts approximately twenty minutes and all supplies are provided. Diocesan Youth Protection Clearances are needed over age 14. Please email Jo Ellen at jfrist@sclhbg.org.

PREP (Parish Religious Education Program)
The following PREP classes will need aides: 1st, 6th, 7th and 8th grades. PREP classroom aides assist the catechist in preparing the classroom, maintaining order, distributing supplies, taking attendance, etc. Ideally, the aide should be present every class for the entire year; if not, a team of two aides may alternate. Diocesan Youth Protection Badges are mandatory for anyone volunteering over age 14. Confirmed teens are more than welcome. Please email Jo Ellen at jfrist@sclhbg.org.

People journeying through the RCIA process need sponsors and community support to help them grow in faith. The RCIA team of sponsors helps guide, support and instruct those discerning whether to become members of our Catholic community. Team members share their faith with inquiring adults who are seeking more information about the Catholic Church, many of whom seek to celebrate one or more of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. If interested in becoming a member of the RCIA Team please contact Deb at 717.564.1321 or dsalldin@sclhbg.org for more information.