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St. Margaret Mary Parish Directory

We invite all members of St. Margaret Mary church to participate in updating our parish directory. The directory is a great resource to learn more about our parish community.   All parishioners who sit for a directory photo session receive a free 8x10 Directory Portrait (1 per sitting) and a free directory.

Click here for the LifeTouch booking page

Look for a table in the Narthex soon to assist with appointment scheduling.Booking Dates: August 27- September 1; September 4-7 and September 24-28 (final week). Pictures will be taken in the Parish Activities Center. Other photography dates will soon be available Look for more information in an upcoming bulletin. Please call the Parish Office with questions at 717-233-3062.

The 26 Week Raffle is Here!

Winners Each Week for 26 Weeks
Weekly Drawings begin June 4, 2018
Grand Prize Drawings November 26, 2018 (a month before Christmas)
Each family is asked to buy/sell at least 2 tickets
Additional tickets are available at the parish office
Return ticket stubs with payment to the parish office or in the collection basket on weekends in an envelope marked “26 Week Raffle”
$25.00 per ticket-weekly prize $50 for 25 weeks
Extra week FREE chance to win one of the Final Grand Prize Drawings
Checks made payable to St. Marg Mary Church

Click here to order additional tickets



Time and Talent Survey

Our Pastoral Council has comprised an updated Time and Talent Survey.  We are looking for your active participation within the parish. The more hands we have helping, the more we can do and the more responsive the church can be with more voices and ideas being brought forward.   Thank you in advance for your support!


Online Time and Talent Survey



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 August 5, 2018

Sunday Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Ps 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54; Eph 4:17, 20-24; Jn 6:24-35
Monday The Transfigura!on of the Lord
Dn 7:9-10, 13-14; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 9; 2 Pt 1:16-19; Mk 9:2-10
Tuesday Saint Sixtus II, Pope, and Companions, Martyrs; Saint Cajetan, Priest
Jer 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22; Ps 102:16-18, 19-21, 29 & 22-23; Mt 14:22-36 or Mt 15:1-2, 10-14
Wednesday Saint Dominic, Priest
Jer 31:1-7; Jer 31:10, 11-12ab, 13; Mt 15:21-28
Thursday Saints Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Virgin and Martyr
Jer 31:31-34; Ps 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19; Mt 16:13-23
Friday Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr
2 Cor 9:6-10; Ps 112:1-2, 5-6, 7-8, 9; Jn 12:24-26
Saturday Saint Clare, Virgin
Hab 1:12—2:4; Ps 9:8-9, 10-11, 12-13;Mt 17:14-20

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.


Online Giving

For your convenience, we now offer the ability make your weekly offerings electronically. To register for your secure account, click on the myEoffering button below.