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Prayer for St. Margaret Mary Parish Community

God our Father, you have promised through your Son to be with your Church forever. We give you thanks for those who founded this community of faith, and for the signs of your presence in our congregation today. Increase us in the spirit of wisdom and counsel, of courage and fortitude and help us follow your will in all our endeavors and plans. We depend totally upon your guidance. Knit us together as one community of love and make us worthy of our Catholic heritage and faith. As we go forward under Your direction, may the spiritual growth of our faith-community bear witness to Your loving presence among us. Grant this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


-Recitation of the Holy Rosary- The rosary is offered immediately following daily mass (8:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday) in the church. Additionally, our Knights of Columbus Council recite the rosary immediately following the 9:30 am mass on the 5th Sunday of the month, the next one occurring on December 30, 2018.


Beginning October 14, 2018, we will now be posting the homilies from Fr. Snyder.. Simply click on the link below for a pdf version.

November 11, 2018
November 4, 2018
October 28, 2018
October 14, 2018






2018 Lenten Appeal

“The commitment that you will make through your gift will touch thousands of lives in ways we may never know. The vocation of marriage and the families of our Diocese will be strengthened through the Office of Family and Respect Life Ministries. Catechists, teachers, and sport coaches will receive training and support through the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis and Sports Ministry; Catholic schools and after-school programs will find their support so that children and young people can grow in the beauty of our Catholic faith. Ministries on college and university campuses will be strengthened and supported so our sons and daughters will know that the Church is still there for them on Campus. A homeless mother and her unborn child will be provided with hope, food, and shelter at Lourdeshouse Maternity Home. The Lenten Appeal enables ministries that individual parishes cannot supply.”

~ Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg

Please keep in mind that your generous contribution to the Bishop's Annual Lenten Appeal can result in a significant financial benefit for our parish.

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Message from Our Pastor

Readings for the Week of November 11, 2018

Sunday Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
1 Kgs 17:10-16; Ps 146: 7, 8-9, 9-10; Heb 9:24-28; Mk 12:38-44 or 12:41-44
Monday - Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr
Ti 1:1-9; Ps 24: 1b-2, 3-4ab, 5-6; Lk 17:1-6
Tuesday - Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin
Ti 2:1-8, 11-14; Ps 37: 3-4, 18 & 23, 27 & 29; Lk 17:7-10
Ti 3:1-7; Ps 23: 1b-3a, 3bc-4, 5-6; Lk 17:11-19
Thursday - Saint Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Phlm 7-20; Ps 146: 7, 8-9a, 9bc-10; Lk 17:20-25
Friday - Saint Margaret of Scotland; Saint Gertrude, Virgin
2 Jn 4-9; Ps 119: 1, 2, 10, 11, 17, 18; Lk 17:26-37
Saturday Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious
3 Jn 5-8; Ps 112: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6; Lk 18:1-8
Sunday Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dn 12:1-3; Ps 16: 5, 8, 9-10, 11; Heb 10:11-14, 18; Mk 13:24-32

Readings for the Week of November 18, 2018

Sunday Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dn 12:1-3; Ps 16:5, 8, 9-10, 11; Heb 10:11-14, 18; Mk 13:24-32
Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5; Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 & 6; Lk 18:35-43
Rv 3:1-6, 14-22; Ps 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5; Lk 19:1-10
Wednesday - The Presenta!on of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Rv 4:1-11; Ps 150:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6; Lk 19:11-28
Thursday - Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr
Rv 5:1-10; Ps 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b; Lk 19:41-44
Thanksgiving Day
Sir 50:22-24; Ps 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11; 1 Cor 1:3-9; Lk 17:11-19
Friday - Saint Clement I, Pope and Martyr; Saint Columban, Abbot; Blessed Miguel Agus-n Pro, Priest and Martyr
Rv 10:8-11; Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131; Lk 19:45-48
Saturday - Saint Andrew Dúng-Lac, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs
Rv 11:4-12; Ps 144:1, 2, 9-10; Lk 20:27-40
Sunday Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Dn 7:13-14; Ps 93:1, 1-2, 5; Rv 1:5-8; Jn 18:33b-37

Mass Schedule

Weekly Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Monday: No Mass
Tuesday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m.

Friday Daily Mass at 8:30 a.m. is celebrated at St. Margaret Mary School Gym 2826 Herr St, Harrisburg.

First Friday is celebrated monthly at 12:15 p.m. at the church.

Holy Day Vigil: 5:30 p.m
Holy Day: 8:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Penance: Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. A parish penance service is held during both Advent and Lent at announced times.


For directions to the church and rectory located at 2800 Paxton Church Road in Harrisburg, click here to enter your starting address.

The parish office and St Margaret Mary School remain at 2848 Herr Street in Harrisburg.


UPDATED: 1/5/18 @ 9:00AM

There are no cancellations at this time.


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