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Young Adult Ministry

Young Adult Ministry is conducted through Harrisburg Young Adult Catholics and Theology on Tap Harrisburg for anyone in their 20s and 30s, single and married, seeking deeper relationship with Christ through fun, fellowship, and faith discussion. Join Theology on Tap Harrisburg for their monthly speakers or join for any of the Harrisburg Young Adult Catholic fun outings, fellowship opportunities, service projects, retreats, or other activities. Come as you are. As young adults, we have been given so many gifts and abilities. But, as young adults, we also face busyness, stress, and a wide variety of challenges – work, relationships, family, friends. We are stronger together. Come with a group of friends or come by yourself and meet some new friends who share the Catholic faith! All young adults are welcome.

This day of reflection is for Young Adults 18—39 years old. Father Benjamin Dunkelberger, Pastor of Our Lady of the Visitation Church, Shippensburg, and Chaplain at Shippensburg College will be the facilitator. The day will begin with socializing over coffee and pastries. There will be two spiritual talks by Fr. Dunkelberger, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction, recitation of the rosary, opportunity for confession, and the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. A catered lunch is included in the registration cost. There will also be some time for solitude and quiet reflection.

Cost: $15.00* includes Light Breakfast and Lunch

Registration Deadline: June 8, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

*Any young person n need of scholarship assistance to offset cost is asked to contact Becky Davis.


Mark your calendars. The annual Quo Vadis Days retreat for young men, ages 15-25, will be held at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD, from Sunday, June 27th – Thursday, July 1st.  The cost is $75.00* per participant.  Pandemic precautions are in place, and to participate the retreatant must show either proof of full vaccination or have taken a Covid-19 test with a negative diagnosis within three days of the start of the retreat.  Registration forms will be sent to parishes and schools shortly.

Contact Father Jonathan P. Sawicki, Vocations Director
Phone# 717-657-4804 x270

*Any young person in need of scholarship assistance to offset cost is asked to contact Father Ken


Harrisburg Young Adult Catholic Hike


Hawk Rock, Duncannon

All young adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to come hiking at Hawk Rock on Saturday March 27th at 1pm. (Snow/Rain/Cold weather date April 10th) Meet at the trailhead in Duncannon and spend some time hiking together. Hang out and meet some other Young Adult Catholics from the area. It is up a mountain to an overlook so it’s a bit of an intense hike with some rocky areas. Masking and distancing at your own comfort level (please be respectful of others). Feel free to invite friends. Contact Becky at for more information and to get confirmation on weather as it gets closer.





Join us for another bring-your-own-picnic lunch on Sunday, November 15th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the gazebo behind Saint Joseph’s in Mechanicsburg. Last month’s picnic went really well so we’re looking forward to doing it again!

We’ve been confined to our homes, staying safe from the virus, and tensions are mounting in our society. We might be feeling overwhelmed, but God is always sending blessings our way. In this talk, we’ll open our hearts to those blessings. We’ll explore the wisdom of the American Blessed, Fr. Solanus Casey, learn how to honor God with our gratitude, and steer clear of the all-too-common and spiritually deadly gratitude practices that are being promoted by advocates of alternative spirituality. You’ll learn how Warren Herman once practiced this false form of gratitude while trapped for years in the New Age movement. However, you’ll see how to be grateful in a way that fills your heart, instead of feeding the flesh. You’ll be better able to keep your eyes on the good God and appreciate his gifts, so that you can better face the challenges of life.

After seeing the scope of the New Age movement’s danger, Warren Herman returned to the Catholic faith. He now operates as a spiritual deception educator, advocating a return to traditional Catholic spirituality. He does so by giving talks and on his social media pages, St. Michael Ministries for Spiritual Deception Education, From New Age to True Faith, and the Real Presence Prayer Group.

Please bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy during Warren’s talk, if you wish, or you can come just to listen. We will be meeting outside near the gazebo which has plenty of lawn space for blankets and chairs.

Out of respect for the parish and diocese, we ask that everyone wear a face mask (except when eating) and practice social distancing.

The gazebo is located at the corner of E Keller and S Chestnut Streets at the parish rectory. Parking is available in the church parking lots or along the street.

Since this is an outdoor event, we will cancel if the forecast calls for rain. Our rain date will be November 22nd, if necessary.

WHAT: Catholic Young Adult Bring-Your-Own-Picnic with guest speaker Warren Herman

WHEN: November 15th, 2020 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

WHERE: The gazebo at Saint Joseph’s parish in Mechanicsburg, corner of Keller and Chestnut

WHO: Catholic young adults aged 18 to 40

ALSO: Please wear a mask (except when eating).


Some events are hosted by the Diocese or specific parishes and we’ll just join, sit together, and hang out afterward. Check the Harrisburg Young Adult Catholic Facebook Group as it gets closer or contact for more info.


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