Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (October 15, 2023)

Monthly Potluck Social

Madonna and Child

Our next monthly potluck social will be held after Mass on Sunday, October 29. Please bring a dish to share! Crockpots welcome! A good rule of thumb is to bring twice as much food as is typically required to feed your own family.






Tradtio Homeschool Group Launches with First Event

On October 4th, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, our new Traditio homeschool group held its first event, a pilgrimage to the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Emmitsburg, Maryland and a visit to the nearby Catoctin Wildlife Preserve. Traditio exists to provide fellowship and support for traditionally minded Catholic homeschoolers through monthly activities that help families live the liturgical year according to the feasts and seasons of the traditional liturgical calendar. For more information, please contact Carina DeBakey.

Religious Items

A kind, elderly gentleman, Anthony George, would like to donate a crucifix, two statues, and five holy pictures to someone from the Latin Mass Community. If you are interested, please call him at 717-617-8744.

Latin Mass and Breakfast before the PA March for Life

The Pro-Life Group of St. Lawrence Church will be organizing a group of parishioners from St. Lawrence and other parishes to participate in the third annual Pennsylvania March for Life at the Capitol in Harrisburg on Monday, October 16, 2023.

9:30am—Holy Mass at St. Lawrence (110 State Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101)
10:15am—Light breakfast (please register) at the St. Lawrence Parish Center (112 State Street)
11:00am—Rally at the Capitol (three blocks east of St. Lawrence)

This event will be an opportunity to advocate for the sanctity of all human life. Please register:

More information is available at the March4Life website: here.Parking information from the organizers’ website:
We recommend the North Parking Lot on City Island.  Additional parking in/near downtown Harrisburg is available at various parking garages or streets. For more parking information, go to  Consider taking the Amtrak train or CAT Transit bus into Harrisburg – each downtown drop-off station is within walking distance of the rally location.Questions: email [email protected]

Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa

Join us for the Second Annual Traditional Catholic Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Lady of Czestochowa on Saturday, October 21 from 9 am to 3:30 pm! The day includes a talk on Our Lady, Confessions, the Holy Rosary, a delicious Polish lunch, and custom tours of the shrine and grounds. For more information and tickets, email [email protected].

Pro-Life Federation Banquet

The Pro Life Federation is having a banquet on October 28th, 2023, at 5:30 pm. As in previous years, Mater Dei has purchased a table. Cost is $111 per person. There are now only 5 seats remaining. Please email [email protected] to see if there is a spot and to register. For more details, see

Parish Registration

Interested in joining St. Joseph Parish? To register, please contact Joanne Bauer at the St. Joseph’s Rectory: 717-397-6921.