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Living the traditional Roman spirituality with the Missal of 1962 in the Diocese of Harrisburg

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Mass Times

Sundays: 1:00 p.m.
First Fridays: 8:15 a.m.
Holy Days of Obligation: 11 a.m.
Benediction: Third Sundays immediately following Mass

Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, the Latin Mass is now streamed on Facebook on Sundays at 1:00 p.m.

Rosary prayed 12:30 p.m. every Sunday


There are currently two options for the Traditional Form of Confession in Lancaster:

1. Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the main church at St. Mary’s Church in downtown Lancaster.  Fr. Olkowski is in one confessional and Fr. Pistone is in another. If you seek the traditional absolution, simply tell Fr. Olkowski that you attend the Traditional Latin Mass and he will automatically provide the traditional form.

2. Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in the Adoration Chapel. Fr. Howard will offer the traditional form upon request. Simply ask for the traditional rite of absolution when you kneel down.

We are still working on plans in 2021 for Fr. Johannes to regularly offer Low Mass and Confession during the week.  Stay tuned for more information.
The Golden Key to Paradise – Perfect Contrition


2019 Year in Review
2020 Goals

Article from the December 2019 edition of The Catholic Witness talks about the September pilgrimage to the Fairfield Carmelite Monastery


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St. Joseph Catholic Church
440 St. Joseph Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone (717) 397-6921
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