Beyond our Parish: Retreats and Opportunities

MEMORIAL DAY MASS at All Saints Cemetery: Elysburg on Monday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m., weather permitting.  Please bring lawnchairs.

The Harrisburg Diocese Cursillo Movement is holding a “Mass of Remembrance” on Saturday, June 15 at St. Theresa Chapel, 1200 Bridge Street, New Cumberland. The service will begin at 10:00 a.m .with an hour of Eucharistic Adoration followed by a Scriptural Rosary. Celebration of Mass will begin at 11:30 a.m. with closing remarks to follow. The names of deceased Cursillistas will be included in the intercessions of the Mass. Please send the names of any deceased Cursillistas to

Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (HDCCW) 12th Annual WEEKEND RETREAT is being held on the beautiful campus of Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, Maryland from Friday evening, June 14 until noon on Sunday, June 16, 2024. Our Retreat Master is Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop Emeritus, Diocese of Harrisburg. The registration deadline is May 31. Registration forms and more details are available on our website: RETREAT (  or from Jeanne Warren, or 717- 367-9306.

FAITH NIGHT WITH THE HARRISBURG SENATORS: Join Bishop Senior for an enchanting evening of community and celebration at Faith Night with the Harrisburg Senators. Mark your calendars for June 21 at FNB Field, where you can cheer on your favorite hometown team while supporting a noble cause. With every ticket purchased, you’re not only securing your spot for an exciting game but also supporting the work of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Harrisburg. And to top it off, the night will conclude with a spectacular post-game fireworks display — a perfect way to commemorate the 1-year installation of Bishop Senior. Get your tickets today:

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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