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Harrisburg Diocesan eDigest – New Announcements
(Updated April 13, 2018)

Interfaith Shelter Golf Classic
The 16th annual Catholic Charities Interfaith Shelter Golf Classic will take place on Monday, May 14th at Colonial Country Club in Harrisburg.   The day includes a registration gift, a boxed lunch, practice area and putting green, 18 holes of golf (scramble format) with cart, and a buffet dinner after golf.  Various team and skill prizes available as well as a fantastic sports memorabilia auction and other door prizes.  Golfers of all skills and abilities are welcome.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families.  Registration is $100 per player, and various sponsorships with additional benefits are available.  For more information, visit or contact Christopher Meehan, Catholic Charities Director of Development, at or 717-657-4804.

Marriage Annulments
The Tribunal of the Diocese of Harrisburg will be giving a presentation in the Northern and Northumberland Deaneries concerning marriage, divorce and annulment according to Church teaching.  This presentation will be helpful for divorced Catholics, those divorced who wish to marry Catholics, those parish leaders involved in the RCIA process and any others who may have a vested interest because of family or friends.  This session will be held on May 2, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish, Danville, in the parish hall.  No prior registration is required.  For further information, please call 717-657-4804, extension 304, or email:  or visit

“The Scientific Aspects of the Shroud of Turin and the First Holy Week”
Tickets are now available for an exciting opportunity to experience an in-depth presentation about the Shroud of Turin.  Catholic Charities is pleased to welcome Dr. John Jackson for his presentation, “The Scientific Aspects of the Shroud of Turin and the First Holy Week.”  Dr. Jackson led the U.S. research team that studied the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and his presentation promises to be informative and enlightening.  This event will take place on May 23, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Cardinal Keeler Center (4800 Union Deposit Road in Harrisburg).  Tickets are $30 each, and the evening includes a reception with light refreshments during intermission.  All are welcome!  Proceeds from the event will benefit Catholic Charities.  For more information, visit or contact Christopher Meehan, Catholic Charities Director of Development, at or 717-657-4804.

Catholic Charities “Taste of the World” Luncheon – April 28
All are invited to attend the Catholic Charities “Taste of the World” Luncheon on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Parish (3435 Trindle Road in Camp Hill, PA).  The afternoon will feature a variety of dishes from around the world prepared by local restaurants as well clients from the Catholic Charities Immigration and Refugee Service Program.  Cost is $30 per person.  Contact Sara Beck, ESL Program Director, at 717-232-0568 (ext 209) or for more information or to reserve tickets.

Diocese of Harrisburg Catholic Schools Night – May 26
Diocese of Harrisburg Catholic Schools Night with the Harrisburg Senators- Join us for a night of fun at the Harrisburg Senators Baseball Game on May 26 at 6 p.m. at Metro Bank Park on City Island. Gates open at 4:30. Tickets are $11 and everyone receives a Senators Hat!  Plus, there will be a special raffle just for Diocesan Participants. Order tickets through the order form attached or online: HTTPS://GROUPMATICS.EVENTS/HBGDIOCESE

Theology on Tap Harrisburg
On Thursday April, 19 join with other Young Adults for our next Theology on Tap. John Triscik, Youth and Young Adult Minister at St. Joan of Arc in Hershey will present on the “The Road to Emmaus”. Theology on tap is for young adults in their 20s-30s to meet in a relaxing social atmosphere to discuss topics of faith and contemporary issues affecting their lives. Theology on Tap Harrisburg meets every third Thursday of the month at Capital Gastropub. For more information please visit:

Young Adult Retreat: Discerning God’s Will in My Life – May 11 – 12
Young Adult Retreat:  Discerning God’s Will in my Life Designed for anyone in their 20s & 30s, single or married, this retreat taking place at Refreshing Mountain Retreat Center in Stevens, PA will begin with dinner on Friday, May 11, 2018 and end shortly after dinner on Saturday, May 12, 2018.  Retreat directors, Father Brian Wayne and Sr. Geralyn Schmidt, SCC will explore the reality that discernment is an ongoing process in which God calls us to do something and how prayer allows and nourishes authentic discernment.  During this retreat, you will learn about practical methods of discerning God’s will, particularly following the rules of St. Ignatius.  For more information and to register online, visit:

Donations Needed for Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families
The Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families (a Catholic Charities residential program located in suburban Harrisburg) is in need of the following donations: toilet tissue, paper towels, feminine hygiene products, all-purpose cleaner, bathroom cleaner, , laundry detergent, bleach, trash bags (13 gallon and 55 gallon size), and fresh fruits and vegetables.  Donations can be taken to the Diocesan Center (4800 Union Deposit Road in Harrisburg) or to the shelter (120 Willow Road in Harrisburg).  If taking items to the shelter, please call 717-652-8740 before delivering.  Thank you for your generosity!

Donations Needed for Lourdeshouse Maternity Home
Lourdeshouse Maternity Home (a Catholic Charities residential program located in suburban Harrisburg) is in need of the following donations: napkins, deodorant, paper plates, paper towels, plastic cups, body lotion, hair conditioner, toilet paper, and ladies razors.  Donations can be dropped off at Lourdeshouse (120 Willow Road in Harrisburg) or at the Diocesan Center (4800 Union Deposit Road in Harrisburg).  Please call  (717) 412-4865 before delivering items to Lourdeshouse.  Thank you in advance for your kindness!

Saint Katharine Drexel