Beyond our Parish: Retreats and Opportunities


LENTEN DAY OF REFLECTION: The Harrisburg Diocesan Guild of the Catholic Medical Association and St. Thomas More Society of Central Pennsylvania invite all Catholic physicians, lawyers, judges, healthcare workers, mental health professionals, medical students and law students to a Lenten Day of Reflection on Saturday, February 24 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The morning includes a Penance Service with Confession, fellowship, reflection, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. For planning purposes, RSVP by February 20th to

ITALIAN MASS: The Italian Mass for the Feast of Saint Joseph will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 1pm at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 300 West Pine Street, Palmyra, PA 17078. Reverend Anthony Dill will be the Celebrant and Homilist. The Italian Apostolate Ministry Committee will provide a dinner reception after the Mass. For more information, please contact Maria DiSanto at 717-554-5698 or Mariella Amato at 717-278-9420.

Registration for this year’s Diocesan Men’s Conference ON APRIL 20 is now live! The theme is “St. Joseph: The Carpenter’s Table.” This conference features Jon Leonetti, Catholic speaker, best-selling author, radio host, Reverend Joshua Cavender, and Deacon Armando Torres.  To learn more and to register, please go to

SAVE THE DATE: A Eucharistic Revival Week will be held June 2 – 8, 2024, throughout the Diocese of Harrisburg. Local, regional and Diocesan events to bring us closer to Christ in the Holy Eucharist are being planned. Look for more details in early 2024.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES TRIP TO GREECE October 2024: Join Bishop Ronald Gainer for an exciting trip to Greece in October 2024!  Follow the path of Paul the Apostle as you discover natural beauty and ancient history on the Grecian sojourn.  The dates for this pilgrimage are October 8-18, 2024.  The trip will trace the journey of Paul the Apostle through the ancient cities and pastoral countryside of Greece and Turkey.  The tour also includes a three-night cruise to the Greek Islands and to Turkey where you can visit the House of Mary, where the Virgin Mother spent her last days.  Don’t miss this trip of a lifetime!  Contact Ms. Kelly Gollick at 717-657-4804 or for more information.

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