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Public Mass to Start Pentecost Sunday, 10:30 AM Mass

Posted by Father Matthew Larlick on 5/20/20

My dear Parishioners,

On May 15, Governor Wolfe announced that our county, Columbia, will have the stay at home order lifted and move into a “yellow” phase on May 22. Bishop Gainer has previously announced that Parishes that are in counties designated as yellow may reopen and the faithful ... Read More »

Father Dominick Mammarella has passed into Life Eternal.

Posted by Father Matthew Larlick on 5/08/20

Father Dominick Mammarella, a priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg, has died this Friday, May 8, 2020.  Father Mammarella was 95 years of age, and was the oldest and longest serving priest in our Diocese.  

Father Mammarella served as Pastor of Saint Joseph, Berwick, for many years.  He was ... Read More »

Easter 2020

Posted by Father Matthew Larlick on 4/11/20

My dear Parishioners,

Easter Vigil will, of course, be celebrated at Saint Joseph's.  This year is beyond anything that I could have imagined, in that the faithful of our Fair Town of Berwick must stay at home.  Be assured of my prayers for you, as we celebrate a very ... Read More »

Bishop Ronald W. Gainer has temporarily suspended all daily and weekend Masses in the Diocese of Harrisburg

Posted by Father Matthew Larlick on 3/16/20

 Today and effective immediately until further notice, Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, out of great concern for the health of the faithful and in union with the Bishops of Pennsylvania, has temporarily suspended all daily and weekend Masses in the Diocese of Harrisburg. Additionally, Bishop Gainer has suspended all public ... Read More »