Prayer Shawl Ministry – No Experience Required!

Don’t know how to knit or crochet, but would like to learn?  We will teach you. 

The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Tuesday, July 5 in Leo Hall from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  All are welcome to attend.   Meetings are monthly on the first Tuesday of the month.

Not interested in knitting or crocheting but would like to contribute?  The shawl ministry is always in need of yarn.  Donations of yarn, or gift cards to JoAnn’s or Hobby Lobby, may be dropped off at the meeting or in the parish office at your convenience.


July 4th Schedule

We are operating on our Federal Holiday schedule for Independence Day, Monday, July 4th.  The parish office  will not be open.  The 6:30 a.m. Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Novena, and Confessions will not be held.  There will be only one Mass at 8:45 a.m.  


Become an RCIA Sponsor


Members of the parish community are an essential part of the RCIA journey in supporting the candidates as they seek to follow Christ.

Looking to get involved in and serve your parish community?  Consider being a sponsor to an RCIA candidate.  Not sure you are the right fit?  Here are some qualifications for a sponsor:

  • Practicing Catholic, 16 years of age or older
  • strong prayer life (attends Mass weekly, Adoration, etc.)
  • displays the virtue of friendship (a good listener)
  • wants to share their faith with someone on their own faith journey

A sponsor is not a catechist and does not need to know everything about church teaching. The primary job of a sponsor is to be a spiritual friend.

Take time to pray if this is your calling to serve the parish and accompany those embarking on their faith journey.

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Alycia at 717-564-1321 or for more information or to be placed in the database.

Summer Ministry Workshops

Calling all current or new Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, and Sacristans…

This summer, Father Lease will hold training for Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, and Sacristans. These trainings are for both new volunteers and those currently serving. Only one session is required for each ministry, but you may attend more than one session if desired. If you cannot attend the listed times, don’t worry, other opportunities will be offered in the future.

Please note, Extraordinary Ministers are still required to attend the Diocesan training before serving, or if already trained, to keep their mandate current.

In order to register, please contact Kathy Sperry at or by calling the office at 717-564-1321.  


  • Sunday, July 3, 10:45 AM
  • Tuesday, July 5, 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, August 23, 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, August 27, 9:30 AM

Sacristans (Clearances Needed):

  • Sunday, July 10, 10:45 AM
  • Thursday, July 21, 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 25, 6:30 PM

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:

  • Sunday, July 31, 10:45 AM
  • Tuesday, August 9, 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 11, 6:30 PM

Corpus Christi Men’s Retreat August 5-7

Men of the Parish consider attending the 44th annual Corpus Christi Men’s Retreat at Mount St. Marys University in Emmitsburg, MD on August 5-7, 2022.

Author and EWTN programs and radio host, Father Larry Richards from the Diocese of Erie will be our Retreat Master.

Cost is $200 for six conferences, daily Mass, 2 night lodging, and 6 meals.  Reservations due by July 10, requiring a $60 deposit .

Contact Leno Serafini at 717.657.8188 to register and make the $60 deposit.

Learn more about the Knights of Columbus

Are you interested in helping those in need, serving your parish, growing in your faith and having exclusive access to top-rated insurance protection for your family? Then the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you!

As a member of the Knights of Columbus, a man does not only strengthen his faith in the here and now. Through his support of community and Church, he will form friendships with his brother Knights that can last a lifetime, and he can do his part to make a difference in our parish, our community and our world for generations to follow.

The Saint Catherine Labouré Council doesn’t seek to take time away from you or your family, but rather to offer you quality time together by helping others, and being with men who share your Catholic faith. We’ll be conducting a membership drive after all the Masses this weekend. We invite all men of the parish over the age of 18 to stop by our table in the narthex after Mass to learn more about our Council or use the form below to contact us.

Knights of Columbus Contact Form

Fill out the form below to connect with the Knights of Columbus.

Item Collection for Catholic Worker House


Homelessness does not take the summer off, and neither are we in our collections this summer. As part of its mission of hospitality to the poor and homeless on Allison Hill in Harrisburg, the Catholic Worker House has been distributing basic needs to those who come to their door, or to those living in camps unseen by so many.

Their current high value needs include:

  • men’s boxer or boxer brief underwear (medium or large)
  • men’s t-shirts (large, x-large, any color)
  • socks (the #1 most requested item)
  • bath towels and wash cloths
  • men’s deodorant
  • soap bars (not liquid)
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes
  • toilet paper

Items may be dropped in the narthex beginning Saturday, June 11 through Sunday, July 31.

Cash donations are also accepted in the parish office or in the collection basket. Please write “Catholic Worker House” on your envelope if making a cash donation. As always, thank you for whatever you are able to do to help those in need.

Evening for Ukraine Prayer and Discussion June 8

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Diocesan Center, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg
OR watch live at

Join us for an evening of personal stories, heartfelt prayers, and open discussion on the continuing crisis in Ukraine on Wednesday, June 8. Very Rev. Mykola Ivanov, pastor of Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church in Shamokin, and Matthew Kenenitz, a current professor of English at Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, will provide first-hand accounts of the continued conflict and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, and how we can help.

The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with prayer, followed by personal accounts from Rev. Ivanov and Prof. Kenenitz, concluding with Q&A and a closing prayer at 8 p.m. A free will offering will be taken to support continuing humanitarian efforts.

Join us in-person at the Diocesan Center, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, or watch live at All are welcome.

Men’s Summer Program begins June 4

Saint Catherine’s ‘That Man Is You’ is running a summer six-week program, Fr. Pivonka’s ‘Wild Goose’.

We will meet on Saturday, June 4 at 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. In-Person (Leo Hall) and Virtual on Zoom. This session is for all of us: to learn more about the Holy Spirit and build our understanding of our rich faith. Join us, this is an exceptional one hour program, guaranteed!

For more information: or call 717.525.2621.

Bereavement Group to Meet in June 2022

Wednesdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2022
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Emmaus Room 109


Parishioners who have experienced the loss of a loved one are invited to participate in a five weekly Grief Support Group program beginning Wednesdays, June 1 through June 29,  2022. 

This program is based on the Grieving with Great HOPE series developed by John and Sandy O’Shaughnessy. Facilitators are gentle, caring individuals who themselves have experienced the loss of a loved one.

Light refreshments are built into the schedule for a relaxed fellowship. Participants need not attend all sessions.

Pre-registration is not required but requested for planning.   To express your interest, complete this online form, or contact the parish office at 717.564.1321 or