Feast of the Assumption Vigil Mass August 14

This Saturday, August 15 is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

We will have Mass for the Vigil of the Assumption of the BVM on Friday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m.  The Vigil Mass will be celebrated in person and live streamed on Facebook.

This will be our only Mass for the Assumption, since 1) it is not obligatory this year and 2) we have a wedding and parish Mass on Saturday and need to be careful not to overbook the Shrine Church during COVID precautions.




Free Virtual Cooking Classes in August

The Saint Catherine Laboure Health and Wellness Ministry is happy to share fun ways to cook & eat healthy.
Weis Markets Dietitians will be holding no-cost LIVE virtual classes for Kids and Adults during August. Check out the classes below. Please note, registration is required and closes 48 prior to the class using the links below.
Preschool Cooking Camps
Register here: https://bit.ly/3hvliBW
August 4th: Yogurt Covered Strawberries & Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip
August 6th: Yogurt Covered Strawberries & Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip
August 11th: Berry Granola Frozen Yogurt Bark
August 13th: Berry Granola Frozen Yogurt Bark
August 18th: Apple Donuts
August 20th: Apple Donuts
August 25th: No Bake Energy Bites
August 27th: No Bake Energy Bites
Elementary Baking Camps
Register here: https://bit.ly/39tUWgQ
August 5th: Applesauce Loaf
August 7th: Applesauce Loaf
August 12th: Walnut Blondies
August 14th: Walnut Blondies
August 19th: Blueberry Lemon Mini Muffins
August 21st: Blueberry Lemon Mini Muffins
August 28th: Berry Good For You Cookies
August 29th: Berry Good For You Cookies
Elementary Cooking Camps
Register here: https://bit.ly/32OQAj4
August 6th: Hula Hawaiian Calzones
August 8th: Brunch: Egg Muffins
August 13th: Watermelon Pizza
August 20th: Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
August 22nd: Brunch: Blueberry Almond Baked Oatmeal
August 27th: Peanut Butter Banana Energy Bites
Adult Workshops
Intro to Intuitive Eating
Register here: https://bit.ly/2WMsBgk
August 20th @ 2pm
August 31st @ 5pm
5 Ingredients or Less Cooking Classes
Register here: https://bit.ly/30FdVRl
August 8th @ 2pm: Asian Chicken Jasmine Bowls
August 12th @ 4pm: Walnut, Quinoa, Spinach Stuffed Peppers
August 18th @ 4pm: Pistachio Crusted Shrimp
August 27th @ 2pm: Korean Style Tuna Bowl
No Cook Meals
Register here: https://bit.ly/3fTMiKJ
August 25th @ 5pm: Thai Shrimp Zoodle Bowl
August 26th @ 5pm: Crunchy Apple & Broccoli Slaw

Did you know… Immunizations

The monthly “Did you know…” information provided by the Health and Wellness Ministry

You have the power to protect against vaccine preventable diseases. Maternal, childhood and adult vaccinations are all available.  Adults with chronic conditions like diabetes or heart diseases are at greater risk for severe complications from certain vaccine -preventable diseases. Chickenpox, measles, polio, smallpox and meningitis are a few of the vaccine-preventable diseases.

Why child need vaccinations?

 According to the CDC, on-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for children to receive at the recommended ages. Immunity is the body’s way of preventing disease. When your baby is born, his/her immune system is not fully developed, which can put him/her at greater risk for infections. Vaccines reduce your child’s risk of infection by working with his/her body’s natural defenses to help safely develop immunity to disease. If you have questions or concerns about vaccinations, talk to your child’s physician

Why adults need vaccinations too.

You may not realize you need vaccines throughout your adult life to protect yourself and those around you. All adults should get a Flu vaccine every year to protect against seasonal flu. The Td/Tdap to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whopping cough). Each year thousands of adults in the United States get sick from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines — some people are hospitalized, and some even die.

Even if you got all your vaccines as a child, the protection from some vaccines can wear off over time. You may need additional vaccines such as: chickenpox, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), Meningococcal, Pneumococcal and Shingles. You can get vaccines at doctors’ offices, pharmacies, workplaces, community health clinics, health departments, and other locations.

To find a vaccine provider near you, go to http://vaccine.healthmap.org. Most health insurance plans cover the cost of recommended vaccines. Check with your insurance provider for details and for a list of vaccine providers. If you do not have health insurance, visit www.healthcare.gov to learn more about health coverage options.

For more information go to: www.cdc.gov/vaccines and https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/adults

Now Hiring a Director of Religious Education

Saint Catherine Labouré Parish is seeking a part-time Director of Religious Education (DRE) for grades Pre-K through 8. This position is 20-25 hour per week. The DRE provides leadership for the Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) including direction of students and catechists, coordination of preparation and celebration of the Sacraments of Penance, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation for all Saint Catherine Labouré Parish youth (including those children over 7 years of age seeking Baptism or Full Communion in the Catholic Church), close collaboration with the Saint Catherine Labouré school community; Vacation Bible School, and parent meetings. This position requires a mature, professional, responsible, committed Catholic in good standing with excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, technology and administrative skills. Must have formal training in Catholic theology and catechetical experience. A bachelor’s degree in theology, education, or a related field is preferred.

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and references to Mr. Mark Frey, Parish Manager, at mfrey@sclhbg.org or call 717.564.1321 x104

Join us to Learn About One of America’s Unknown Heroes

Across The Father Tolton Movie 

Friday, July 31, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. 

This short film viewing is about the boyhood of the first African American priest and his attempt to escape slavery in 1863.  The film will be followed by a historical presentation about the Venerable Augustine Tolton including Q&A with Writer and Director Christopher Foley.  Watch the movie trailer. 

Bishop Ronald Gainer and Bishop Joseph Perry, postulator for the Father Tolton canonization cause, will join our discussion.  Screening and presentation will be offered using the Zoom platform.  To receive the Zoom link to access the presentation, please follow this link to register online.


2020-2021 Parish Pastoral Council Election

Parish Pastoral Councils are an invaluable asset to pastors in providing leadership for the overall life of the parish.   The Parish Pastoral Council is a community of service.  The first and main goal of the Parish Pastoral Council is parish renewal through evangelization.   This weekend we are conducting our annual election of new members to serve in this important role on our Parish Pastoral Council.  All parishioners who are 18 years of age and older are asked to vote using the ballot found in the pews.  Vote Today!


Did you know… Juvenile Arthritis

The monthly “Did you know…” information provided by the Health and Wellness Ministry

About 1 child in every 1,000 develops some type of chronic arthritis. These disorders can affect children at any age, although rarely in the first six months of life. It is estimated that around 300,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with the condition.

Fast Facts

  • Arthritis in children is treatable. It is important to seek treatment from health care professionals who are knowledgeable about childhood arthritis.
  • In spite of their diagnosis, most children with arthritis can expect to live normal lives.
  • Some children with juvenile arthritis have their disease go into remission.
  • Federal and state programs may provide assistance with school accommodations or services. Ask the rheumatology team about summer camps and opportunities to meet other children with arthritis.
  • Except in rare circumstances, this condition is not directly inherited from the mother or father.

There are many terms used to describe a child with chronic arthritis. These include juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile chronic arthritis, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Juvenile arthritis may involve one or many joints and can also cause silent eye inflammation. It can also cause other symptoms such as fevers or rash.

Typical symptoms include:

  • limping
  • stiffness when awakening
  • reluctance to use an arm or leg
  • reduced activity level
  • persistent fever
  • joint swelling
  • difficulty with fine motor activities

Growing up with arthritis can be challenging. However, with care from a team of rheumatology professionals, most children with arthritis live full and active lives and are able to do everything their peers do. There are various types of chronic childhood arthritis, which can last from several months to many years. In every instance, early diagnosis and treatment can help avoid joint damage.

Source:  www.rheumatology.org

July 3rd Federal Holiday Schedule

We will operate on our Federal Holiday schedule on Friday, July 3 in
observance of the holiday. The parish office is closed.  There will be only one Mass in the Shrine Church at 8:30 a.m. The Mass will also be live streamed on Facebook.

Happy Independence Day!

Will you Serve? Parish Pastoral Council Nominations

We are seeking members of the Parish who wish to serve on the Parish Pastoral Council. The term would be for three (3) years. The Council acts as an Advisory Council to the Pastor.

The council meets approximately 5 times a year. To be considered, a candidate must be a practicing Catholic, at least 18 years old and a member in good standing with the Parish.

If you know someone who would make a good candidate or if you wish to serve, please contact George Byerly at byerly5861@comcast.net

Click here for more information on the Parish Pastoral Council. 




Entering Green Phase and New Mass Time

It is great to see everyone in Church again and the enthusiasm for returning to Mass. With the ever increasing attendance since opening on June 6, two Masses were added to accommodate those parishioners who desire to sit in our beautiful Shrine Church.

Although Dauphin County transitioned to “green phase” on Friday, social distancing requirements and seating capacity inside the Shrine Church has not changed.

Our Saturday 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. continue to be the most attended Masses, requiring overflow seating in Murray Hall. With the continuance of social distancing guidelines, our Shrine Church quickly fills to capacity for those Mass times.

We encourage those desiring to sit in the Shrine Church to consider attending the 7:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Sunday Masses.

Saturday, June 20 • 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 21 • 12:00 p.m. • added
7:00 a.m. • 9:30 a.m. • 7:00 p.m.


PLEASE NOTE: Mass in Murray Hall is the live stream of
the Shrine Church Mass. This is not a separate Mass.
Communion will be distributed in Murray Hall at the end
of Mass.

*NOTE: Only the Saturday, 4:30 p.m. and Sunday,
9:30 a.m. Masses will be live streamed to Murray Hall
and on Facebook Live.

Saturday, June 20 • 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
6:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 21 • 8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Monday, June 22 • 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.