Vespers for the Faithful Departed Nov 8th

Sunday, November 8, 2020

A special prayer service will be held on Sunday, November 8 at 4:00 p.m. in the Shrine Church during which we will remember our parishioners who died this past year as well as all of our beloved dead. Join us for this very beautiful and moving ceremony.

Masks are required.  Seating is limited.


Adoration for our Nation on November 3rd

A nationwide day of prayer, November 3, 2020

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Shrine Church

On election day Catholic churches across the country are opening their doors for Eucharistic Adoration.  We are joining this effort to bring healing, hope and prayer to our nation through our Lord, Jesus.  We are asking parishioners to sign up for one hour of adoration between the hours of 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3. 

For more information or to sign up for an hour, please contact Karen Leahy at 717.545.2548 or

Masks and social distancing required.


Eucharistic Process led by Bishop Gainer Nov 1st

Sunday, November 1, 2020  beginning at 1:30 p.m. from Saint Patrick Cathedral

Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, will lead a Eucharistic procession and recitation of the Holy Rosary on Sunday, November 1, 2020.

The procession will begin at Saint Patrick Cathedral at 1:30 p.m. and travel up State Street and around the Capital complex before returning to the Cathedral. Sponsored by a group of lay faithful, the procession is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. All participants will be asked to maintain social distancing and to wear masks.

This event is part of the nationwide movement Unite Our Nation, which is prayerful, non-political and family-friendly. It is designed to help bring peace and prayer to the state of Pennsylvania and healing to our nation.

This event is non-political. Please do not bring political signs and do not wear clothing with political or campaign statements.  Learn more at…/eucharistic-procession-with-b…/

Columbus Day Holiday Schedule Oct 12th

We will operate on our National/Federal holiday schedule on Monday October 12, 2020, with one community Mass celebrated at 9:00 a.m.  The parish office and school are closed.  The 6:30 a.m. Mass, Miraculous Medal Novena, Rosary and Confessions will not be held.


Catherine’s Cupboard Collection October 10-11

Catherine’s Cupboard Personal Care Item Collection
October 10 & 11, 2020 

We will once again collect non-perishable food and personal care items for our emergency pantry shared with the Catholic Worker House on Market Street. Throughout the pandemic, the Catholic Worker House continued to provide for the basic needs of their neighbors—the poor and homeless—in the Allison Hill section of Harrisburg. Their volunteer staff remains committed to providing services in a dignified and judicious way.

Items most in need include:

  • men’s boxer or brief underwear (large and x-large)
  • men’s t-shirts (large and x-large, any color)
  • men’s socks
  • bath towels and washcloths
  • knit hats
  • hoodies (large and x-large)

Needed personal care items include:

  • bars of soap
  • men’s deodorant
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes
  • toilet paper

A rack will be available in the narthex on which donated items may be placed. Due to lack of storage, please refrain from bringing items until  October 10/11.

Thank you for your continued generosity to our neighbors.

Rosary Rally October 10th at Noon

Join us for a Rosary Rally
October 10, 2020
12:00 p.m.
Plaza of Our Lady of the Globe

There will be a Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 10 at 12:00 p.m. at Saint Catherine Labouré on the Plaza of Our Lady of the Globe. Rain or shine. Come and pray that Our Mother Mary will intercede on our behalf to God for healing, peace and mercy in our world in these uncertain times and an end to abortion. Bring your whole family!

Masks and social distancing are required.

Mass with Anointing of the Sick October 10

Mass with Anointing of the Sick
Saturday, October 10, 2020
11:00 a.m.
Shrine Church

On October 10, close to the feast of Saint Luke, Evangelist, who is believed to have been a physician by profession, there will be a special Mass with the Anointing of the Sick for our homebound parishioners and any others who are in need of the Sacrament.

The Mass begins at 11:00 a.m.  Confessions will begin at 10:15 a.m. for those who are interested.

Please contact the parish office at 717.564.1321 or email if you plan to attend this special Mass with Anointing.


Did You Know …. Facts about bullying

Bullying is defined as the use of force, coercion or threat, to abuse, aggressively dominate or intimidate someone. It is an imbalance of physical or social power and this behavior is often repeated. About 1 in 3 U.S students say they have been bullied at school. Most happen in middle school. The most common type is verbal and social bullying.

Two types of bullying are direct (targeted at a youth directly) or indirect (spreading rumors). Four types are physical, verbal, relational (efforts to harm reputation or relationship) and damage to property.

Fast Facts

  • Bullying can happened in any number of places, contexts or locations, including electronic which is cyberbullying.
  • Bullying is complex and can affect a youth into adulthood.
  • Children at risk of being bullied are perceived as different from their peers (overweight, underweight, wearing glasses or different clothing, being new to a school or being unable to afford what kids consider “cool”).
  • Children that are bullied are at risk for anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.
  • 6% of young people say they have seen bullying in their school.
  • In general, the U.S has about an average amount of bullying when compared to other countries according to W.H.O.

The relationship between bullying and suicide is complex. Persistent bullying can lead to or worsen feelings of isolation, rejection, exclusion, anxiety and depression, which can contribute to suicidal behavior. The vast majority who are bullied, do not become suicidal. Most young people to die have multiple risk factors. There is no federal anti-bullying law. Although 49 states have anti-bullying legislation, bullying is not illegal.

What you can do:

-Parents: recognize warning signs. Talk to your child about bullying, open communication is key. If you have determined bullying is occurring, learn how you and school or community officials can work together to support your child.

-Educators: Establish a safe and supportive school climate. Respond when it happens.

-Community: Understand what bullying is. Don’t ignore it. Make sure everyone is safe. Get police help or medical attention if; a weapon is involved, there are threats of serious injury, violence or racisms, seriously bodily harm, sexual abuse or robbery.


Blessing of the Animals October 3rd

Saturday, October 3, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Parish Pavilion

All are invited to bring your pets—large and small— for this special blessing. We set aside this day each year to commemorate the life of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals. Masks and social distancing are required.



Diocesan Virtual Women’s Conference Oct 17th

The Diocesan Women’s Conference will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  The conference registration, schedule, and other information is available at

This year’s virtual conference’s theme is “Catholic Women: Our Place at the Table”. The keynote is Emily Stimpson Chapman, nationally known Catholic author, speaker, and blogger. Her address is: Tasting the Love of God: Finding Healing and Joy a the Catholic Table. Other speakers are Bishop Gainer and Mrs. Megan Murphy. There will also be Eucharistic Adoration and Praise and Worship music.

Cost is $10 per person. Registration is online only. Please join us.