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May the Lord help us to live in a holy way during this Holy Week in the remembrance of his holy Passion. We bless you, Lord Jesus; you loved us and offered yourself for us. Give us the grace to take part in your Passion by taking our part in the pain and suffering of the world. And on the day of your eternal Passover, when you will come again in glory, awaken us for the feast of your love. We ask this humbly, Lord, you who suffered with us and who reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit in joy forever and ever. Amen. (Lucien Deiss)

 


 

EASTER 2019

Holy Week Schedule April 14-21

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
Saturday, April 13 – 5:00 p.m. Vigil
Sunday, April 14– 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Palms will be blessed at all Masses

Monday of Holy Week
8:30 a.m. Mass (Church)

Tuesday of Holy Week
8:30 a.m. Mass (Church)

Wednesday of Holy Week
8:30 a.m. Mass (Church)

Holy Thursday
7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Church)
Visitation until 10:00 p.m. concluding with Night Prayer

Good Friday
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer (Church)
3:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer (Church)
12:00 Noon Blessing of the Easter Food (Church)
No Confessions on Holy Saturday
8:00 p.m. The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

Easter Sunday
The Resurrection of the Lord
Masses: 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.


 

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

April 19, 2019
April 17, 2019
April 14, 2019
April 7, 2019

March 31, 2019
March 24, 2019
March 17, 2019
March 10, 2019
March 3, 2019

February 24, 2019

February 10, 2019
February 3, 2019

January 27, 2019
January 20, 2019
January 13, 2019
January 6, 2019
January 1, 2019

December 30, 2018
December 25, 2018
December 23, 2018

December 16, 2018
Bishop Gainer Homily, December 10, 2018
December 9, 2018
December 8, 2018
December 2, 2018

 

 


 

Parish First Friday Devotions to the Sacred Heart Beginning on December 7th

Parishioners are encouraged to join together in prayer for 9 consecutive First Fridays to pray for parish unity, healing for the faithful, and wisdom for Bishop Gainer in selecting a new pastor for St. Margaret Mary.  This prayer initiative, which began in October, includes praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart at the end of the First Friday 12:15 Mass, and also includes a First Friday Holy Hour in the Sacred Heart Adoration Chapel from 7 - 8 p.m.  There will be time for private and shared prayer in this way that brings honor to the Sacred Heart as encouraged by our patroness, Saint Margaret Mary.  The First Friday devotion usually includes reception of Holy Communion for nine consecutive First Fridays.  Even if you are not able to be with us in person, please join us in a spirit of prayer.

Message from Our Pastor

Readings for the Week of April 14, 2019

Sunday - Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Lk 19:28-40; Is 50:4-7; Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24; Phil 2:6-11; Lk 22:14—23:56 or 23:1-49
Monday
Is 42:1-7; Ps 27:1, 2, 3, 13-14; Jn 12:1-11
Tuesday
Is 49:1-6; Ps 71:1-2, 3-4a, 5ab-6ab, 15 and 17; Jn 13:21-33, 36-38
Wednesday
Is 50:4-9a; Ps 69:8-10, 21-22, 31, and 33-34; Mt 26:14-25
Thursday - Holy Thursday
Chrism Mass: Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9; Ps 89:21-22, 25 and 27; Rv 1:5-8; Lk 4:16-21
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14; Ps 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15
Friday - Good Friday of the Lord's Passion
Is 52:13—53:12; Ps 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25; Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9; Jn 18:1—19:42
Saturday - Easter Vigil: Gn 1:1—2:2 or Gn 1:1, 26-31a; Ps 104:1-2, 5-6, 10, 12, 13-14, 24, 35 or Ps 33:4-5, 6-7, 12-13, 20 and 22; Gn 22:1-18 or Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Ps 16:5, 8, 9-10, 11; Ex 14:15—15:1; Ex 15:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 17-18; Is 54:5-14; Ps 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13; Is 55:1-11; Is 12:2-3, 4, 5-6; Bar 3:9-15, 32—4:4; Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11; Ez 36:16-17a, 18-28; Ps 42:3, 5; 43:3, 4; Is 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6; Ps 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19; Rom 6:3-11; Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23; Lk 24:1-12
Sunday - Easter Sunday of the Resurrecton of the Lord
Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23; Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8; Jn 20:1-9 or Mt 28:1-10

 

 

Readings for the Week of April 14, 2019

Sunday - Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23; Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8; Jn 20:1-9 or Mt 28:1-10
Monday
Acts 2:14, 22-33; Ps 16:1-2a and 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11; Mt 28:8-15
Tuesday
Acts 2:36-41; Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20 and 22; Jn 20:11-18
Wednesday
Acts 3:1-10; Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9; Lk 24:13-35
Thursday
Acts 3:11-26; Ps 8:2ab and 5, 6-7, 8-9; Lk 24:35-48
Friday
Acts 4:1-12; Ps 118:1-2 and 4, 22-24, 25-27a; Jn 21:1-14
Saturday
Acts 4:13-21; Ps 118:1 and 14-15ab, 16-18, 19-21; Mk 16:9-15
Sunday - Second Sunday of Easter/Sunday of Divine Mercy
Acts 5:12-16; Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24; Rev 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19; Jn 20:19-31

Events & Announcements

Click here for to be linked to the Stand Up for Religious Freedom and a pro-life activists web page. Groups from across the country have joined the Coalition to Stop the HHS Mandate, dedicated to stopping the unjust violation of religious liberty by the Obama Administration’s contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs mandate.

Also available is a fact sheet from the Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society.


USCCB virtual retreat on Facebook

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will be sponsoring a virtual marriage retreat via its Facebook page. If you are not already “liking” the Bishops on Facebook, just go on and search for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and you will find the link.


Welcoming the New Translation of the Roman Missal

Eternal God, whose Spirit wove the many voices of humankind into one tongue of proclamation at Pentecost, bless our community of faith as we begin the use of this new translation of the Roman Missal. Help us faithfully to praise your majesty and give thanks for your goodness to your people. May the words we use, as inadequate as they are to express your greatness and your love, help us to draw closer to you, the source of life. May this new translation foster true devotion among your people, and bind us together in one community of faith, always ready to seek your will and prepared to serve our brothers and sisters in charity and love. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Click here for a copy of the Mass Prayers and Responses


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Food Collection

Help to stock the Ecumenical Food Pantry on the first Sundays of the month.

 


 

Parish Office Volunteers

For some time now, there has been a group of wonderful people who volunteer in the Parish Office during the week. Their help is truly immeasurable. But sometimes they need to take some time off and the office staff feels the loss. We are soliciting for additional volunteers to cover the times when our regular volunteers are unable to help. Volunteers answer the phone, write Mass cards, make copies, send mailings, and other various tasks. If you think you would like to volunteer at the Parish Office, please call MJ at 233-3062 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

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.

Directions

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.

Cancellations

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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