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The Seasons of Infertility: A Retreat for Women

The “Springs in the Desert” team is coming to Philadelphia, Pa. on Saturday December 7, 2019 for a one-day retreat. All women experiencing primary or secondary infertility are welcome to attend this retreat for an opportunity to share our personal experiences and to reflect on the unique fruitfulness to which God has called each of us and our marriages. The day will include talks, time for personal prayer, group sharing, and Adoration and Mass.

For more information or to register, go to the online registration form.  For questions please contact the team at

Donations Needed for Catholic Charities Counseling Programs
The Catholic Charities Counseling Programs are in need of the following donations: Checkers, Pop-Up Sorry games, Connect 4 games, Jenga games, crayons, washable markers, paint supplies (brushes, sponges, canvas, paint), Play-Doh, molding clay, bracelet-making kits, Matchbox/Hotwheels cars, dollhouses, dollhouse people and furniture, handheld video games, and Godzilla toys.  Donated items should be new please. Items can be delivered to the Diocesan Center (4800 Union Deposit Road in Harrisburg) or to any of our counseling offices. The locations for the offices can be found by visiting Thank you for your generosity!


Bishop Gainer has asked all parishioners to complete the Restoring Catholic Trust Survey and return it to the Diocese of Harrisburg by November 1, 2019. Below is a link for the letter and one for the survey.  Please mail the completed survey back to:

Restoring Catholic Trust

P.O. Box 60515

Harrisburg, PA 17106-0515

or email to

Saint Katharine Drexel