Traditional Latin Mass in the Diocese of Harrisburg
- Mater Dei Latin Mass Community: https://materdeipa.com
- Carmel of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in Fairfield: https://donorbox.org/carmelites
- Hermits of Our Lady of Mount Carmel: www.eremitaednmc.org
Websites of Interest
- Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter: http://www.fssp.org
- Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest: http://www.institute-christ-king.org
- Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem, West Virginia: https://www.canonsregular.com/
- Coalition Eccelsia Dei: http://www.ecclesiadei.org
- Latin Mass Directory: http://latinmassdir.org
- Church Music Association of America: http://musicasacra.com
- 1962 Ordo Calendar: https://1962ordo.today/calendar/
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.
Morning Star Camp for Girls, Washington, New Hampshire
Promotional Video Link for Morning Star Camp
- Montfort Boys Camp, Washington, New Hampshire (ages 9-13)
Promotional Video Link for Montfort Boys Camp
- Montfort Youth Camp (ages 14-18)
- TFP Chivalry Camp, Herndon, Pennsylvania
Promotional Video Link for TFP Chivalry Camp
FSSP: Camp St. Isaac Jogues, Camp Tohi, Quakertown, PA (boys 13-15)
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 https://www.notredamemonastery.org/retreats.
For more details on upcoming retreats, send a message to [email protected].
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:
Many of our families supplement their homeschool with the following local resources:
- The Lancaster Center for Classical Studies(Latin and Greek language school)
- The Lancaster Center for the Performing Arts(Choir, Orchestra, Theatre and Visual Arts)
- Bethany-Grace Co-Opprimarily for homeschoolers in Northern Lancaster and Berks County
For middle and high-school age children other options include:
- Gregory’s Academyin Elmhurst, PA near Scranton
- Louis De Montfort Academyin Herndon, PA north of Harrisburg
- Saint Martin’s Academy, Fort Scott, KS south of Kansas City.
For more information about Catholic homeschooling in the Lancaster area, please contact our LACHE Liaison, Kelly O’Neill at [email protected]