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Thursday, December 19, 7:00 p.m. Parish Penance Service

Tuesday, December 24: Vigil of The Nativity of the Lord
4:00 p.m. Mass of Christmas
6:00 p.m. Mass of Christmas
8:00 p.m. Mass of Christmas (Folk Group)
12:00 a.m. Midnight Mass (Choir Music Begins at 11:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, December 25: The Nativity of the Lord
10:00 a.m. Mass of Christmas

Saturday, December 28: Feast of the Holy Family
3:30 p.m. Confessions
5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass

Sunday, December 29: Feast of the Holy Family
7:30 a.m. Mass
9:30 a.m. Mass
11:30 a.m. Mass

Tuesday, December 31: Vigil of the Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God (A Holy Day of Obligation)
5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass

Wednesday, January 1: Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God (A Holy Day of Obligation)
10:00 a.m. Mass

Saturday, January 4: Vigil of the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord
3:30 p.m. Confessions
5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass

Sunday, January 5: Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord
7:30 a.m. Mass
9:30 a.m. Mass
11:30 a.m. Mass

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 December 15, 2019

Sunday Third Sunday of Advent
Is 35:1-6a, 10; Ps 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10; Jas 5:7-10; Mt 11:2-11
Nm 24:2-7, 15-17a; Ps 25:4-5ab, 6 and 7bc, 8-9; Mt 21:23-27
Gn 49:2, 8-10; Ps 72:1-2, 3-4ab, 7-8, 17; Mt 1:1-17
Jer 23:5-8; Ps 72:1-2, 12-13, 18-19; Mt 1:18-25
Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a; Ps 71:3-4a, 5-6ab, 16-17; Lk 1:5-25
Is 7:10-14; Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6; Lk 1:26-38
Saturday - Saint Peter Canisius, Priest and Doctor of the Church
Sg 2:8-14 or Zep 3:14-18a; Ps 33:2-3, 11-12, 20-21; Lk 1:39-45
Sunday Fourth Sunday of Advent
Is 7:10-14; Ps 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; Rom 1:1-7; Mt 1:18-24

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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

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