2021-2022 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!

Discount Hersheypark Tickets Are Back!

Discount tickets to Hersheypark® are available to friends and families of the parish for significant savings!

Order Hersheypark Tickets Now!

Regular admission price is $75.80 for all ages; our price is $40.95 (ALL ages 3+). Also available: meal tickets for $12.99; and snack vouchers for $4.50.  Tickets valid for any single day of operation throughout the 2021 calendar year.

Download Hersheypark Ticket Form

Forms may be dropped off in the parish office along with your payment. Checks payable to: Saint Catherine Labouré.

Orders due Friday, April 30, 2021.

 

 

Divine Mercy Sunday April 11

2:45 p.m. –  4:30 p.m.
Shrine Church
Sunday, April 11, 2021

The Saint Catherine Laboure Council of Catholic Women is sponsoring a
Eucharistic Holy Hour of Prayer on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 11 in the Shrine Church. The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us and wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins.

We will begin at 2:45 p.m. with Exposition of the Holy Sacrament followed by recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 p.m., the Hour of Divine Mercy. Our speaker is Sr. Geralyn Schmidt, SCC, Director of Formation for the Wives of the Diaconate, Diocese of Harrisburg. Known for her sense of humor and great joy, Sister encourages her audiences to be the person God has called them to be.

The program concludes with Vespers and Benediction. Confessions will be heard from 3:00 p.m. — 3:45 p.m.

The program will be live streamed to the parish webpage and the parish’s Facebook page. Face masks and social distancing required.

For additional information, please contact CCW at sclhbccw@mail.com.

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Due to COVID restrictions, and to ensure the safety of our worshipers, we will implement a seating reservation system for:

  • Holy Thursday
  • Good Friday 
  • the Easter Vigil
  • Easter Sunday Masses

Reservations are now closed.

**If you do not have a reservation, Murray Hall will be available for seating on a first-come, first-served basis for all Masses on Thursday through Sunday, except Easter Sunday at 7:00 p.m.  

Click to make your reservation

 

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER TRIDUUM MASS SCHEDULE

*Livestreamed Masses

Palm Sunday • March 28
Palms will be made available to the faithful before Mass and in the parish office beginning Monday, March 29.
Masses:
Saturday, March 27 4:30 p.m.*
Sunday, March 28 7:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.*12:00 p.m.*7:00 p.m.

Monday of Holy Week March 29
Adoration, Novena, and Confessions will not be held

Holy Thursday • April 1
9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
4:00 p.m.—4:45 p.m. Confessions
7:00 p.m.* Mass of the Lord’s Supper
10:00 p.m. Night Prayer

Good Friday • April 2
9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:45 a.m.—10:30 a.m. Confessions
3:00 p.m.* Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday  • April 3
9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:45 a.m.—10:30 a.m. Confessions
12:00 p.m. Blessing of Easter Food

8:00 p.m.* • The Solemn Vigil of Easter
No afternoon or evening confessions.
No 4:30 p.m. Evening Mass on Holy Saturday

Easter Sunday • April 4
7:00 a.m.*9:30 a.m.*12:00 p.m.*• 7:00 p.m. 

*Livestreamed Masses are in the Shrine Church and streamed to Murray Hall, and to the parish webpage and Facebook page.

OCTAVE OF EASTER WEEKDAY MASSES
Monday, April 5 • 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 6 through Thursday, April 8 • 6:30 a.m. • 9:00 a.m.
Friday, April 9 • 6:30 a.m. • 8:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bunny Hop Trunk Hunt April 3rd

Join us for the FIRST EVER Bunny Hop Trunk Hunt
Saturday, April 3
10:00 A.M.—12:00 P.M.
Church Parking Lot

The CCW and KOC invite you to the First-Ever Bunny Hop Trunk Hunt! At the end of the “bunny trail” socially distant pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available.  The first 50 children will receive an Easter basket filled with prizes!! There will be light refreshments that the children may take home. Everyone must wear a mask and please bring a basket for your treats!

If a parish organization would like to sponsor a “trunk,”  please visit https://sclhbgccw.webs.com/easteregghunt.htm to register.

 

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 five  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 to learn more about the responsibilities of Parish Pastoral Council. 

 

 

 

CCW Easter Meal Basket Project

Collecting:
-Giant, Weis or Walmart gift cards ($20 denominations) -OR-
-Financial donations in any amount
Deadline: Sunday, March 14, 2021

The Council of Catholic Women (CCW) invites you to join our 2021 Easter Meal Basket Project.  Due to COVID restrictions and concerns, this year we are collecting grocery Gift Cards (Giant, Weis, or Walmart) in $20.00 denominations, or financial donations of any amount to help us purchase gift cards.  These cards will be given to Silence of Mary and St. Francis of Assisi Church. They will distribute these gift cards in lieu of our usual meal baskets, allowing us to safely spread our message of Easter hope and love.

Donations may be mailed or dropped off at the Parish Office, C/O “CCW Easter Project” by Sunday, March 14th.

If you need to make other arrangements, please contact KC Torta at kcvidaloca@verizon.net  or 717.561.2850.

Thank you so much for your prayers and generosity, especially during these difficult times!

 

Virtual Diocesan Men’s Conference March 20

Saturday, March 20, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Online only

The Diocesan Virtual Men’s Conference theme is Catholic Men: Defenders of the Faith.  Conference speakers and presentations include: Dr. William Donohue, President of the Catholic League (The Catholic Advantage), the Most Rev. Ronald Gainer, DD, JCL, (The Genuineness of Your Faith: Reflections on I Peter), Fr. Frederick Miller, STD, Spiritual Director and Professor, Immaculate Conception Seminary, Archdiocese of Newark, (Men of Mary), and so much more.

Registration fee is $10 per person.
Registration Deadline: March 18, 2021 at noon.

For more information on the many sessions, or to register, visit www.hbgdiocese.org/men.

 

Stations of the Cross during Lent

During Lent, we will offer the Stations of Cross at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays in the Shrine Church.  Please join us for this Lenten devotion.

Fridays at 6:00 p.m.
February 19 & 26
March 5, 12, 19, & 26
Shrine Church