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In the Catholic Church the Mass is the center of the prayer life of the faith community through which the blessings and benefits of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross continue to flow for God’s people. It is a commendable thing to call on God’s beneficence for the expiation of sins through His gift of mercy and the healing effects of His grace for loved ones living and deceased and for special intentions we may have.



2020 Mass Intentions will be accepted at the Parish Office throughout the year and will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis beginning October 16, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. at the Parish Office.
Because of the large number of Mass Intentions that are requested, and to accommodate recently deceased individuals, plus to give the opportunity for all parishioners to schedule a Mass Intention for their loved ones, we must limit specific date requests to 5 Mass Intentions per year, per requestor (household), with no more than 2 Sunday Intentions per household. You may request as many Mass Intentions as you like, however, we cannot guarantee they all will be scheduled at St. Margaret Mary. The parish Mass schedule offers limited opportunities to fulfill the Mass requests. Intentions on record that are beyond a year’s time of the request will be forwarded to the Diocesan Missions Office or other priests who can celebrate the Masses in a timely fashion.

The diocesan recommended offering for the celebration of the Mass is $10. All checks should be made payable to St. Margaret Mary Church. There is no option to schedule a Mass Intention online at this time. Please stop by the parish office or call 717-233-3062.

Message from Our Pastor

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Readings for the Week of November 17, 2019

Sunday Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mal 3:19-20a; Ps 98:5-6, 7-8, 9; 2 Thes 3:7-12; Lk 21:5-19
Monday - The Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles; Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, Virgin
1 Mc 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63; Ps 119:53, 61, 134, 150, 155, 158; Lk 18:35-43
Proper Readings for Peter and Paul
Acts 28:11-16, 30-31; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6; Mt 14:22-33

2 Mc 6:18-31; Ps 3:2-3, 4-5, 6-7; Lk 19:1-10
2 Mc 7:1, 20-31; Ps 17:1bcd, 5-6, 8b and 15; Lk 19:11-28
Thursday - Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
1 Mc 2:15-29; Ps 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15; Lk 19:41-44
Friday - Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr
1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59; 1 Chr 29:10bcd, 11abc, 11d-12a, 12bcd; Lk 19:45-48
Saturday - Saint Clement I, Pope and Martyr; Saint Columban, Abbot; Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro, Priest and Martyr
1 Mc 6:1-13; Ps 9:2-3, 4 and 6, 16 and 19: Lk 20:27-40
Sunday - Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
2 Sm 5:1-3; Ps 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5; Col 1:12-20; Lk 23:35-43

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.

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