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Websites of Interest

Traditional Catholic Summer Camps for Boys and Girls

There are five excellent summer camp options for traditional Catholics. Please see the links below.  A number of children from our community attended these camps and reported a positive and spiritually rewarding experience.

Retreats for Men and Women

Benedictines of Notre Dame Priory

The Benedictines of Notre Dame Priory in Tasmania, Australia travel to the United States to conduct retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius along with a taste of their monastic life. Each day includes Traditional Latin Mass and a series of conferences to prepare retreatants for meditations. Spiritual direction and penance will also be offered. To register, please go to

For more details on upcoming retreats, send a message to [email protected].

Catholic Homeschooling

Saint Joseph parish is blessed to be home to the largest concentration of homeschooling families of any parish in Lancaster County.  Most members of the Lancaster Latin Mass community choose to homeschool their children and are members of the Lancaster Catholic Home Educators Association (pronounced “LAY-CH”), a co-op that provides encouragement and activities to support a variety of Catholic homeschool programs.  LACHE has the permission of the Diocese of Harrisburg to use the name “Catholic”.

Homeschooling is growing among Catholics in the U.S. and is responsible for an increasing number of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. This type of education is in full accord with the Code of Canon Law that states,

” Parents are obliged and enjoy the right to educate their offspring; Catholic parents also have the duty and the right to select those means and institutions through which they can provide more suitably for the Catholic education of the children according to local circumstances” (CIC 793 §1).”

Many also hold membership in the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)a nonprofit Christian advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children.

While there are many exceptional curriculums to choose from, the majority use the Mother of Divine Grace Homeschooling Curriculum or MODG for short (rhymes with Hodge).  Other curriculums include:

  1. Seton Home Study
  2. Our Lady of Victory School
  3. Thomas Aquinas
  4. Kolbe Academy Home School

Many of our families supplement their homeschool with the following local resources:


For middle and high-school age children other options include:


For more information about Catholic homeschooling in the Lancaster area, please contact our LACHE Liaison, Kelly O’Neill at [email protected]