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Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church 

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

                                           Bishop Gainer Joins Fellow Pennsylvania Bishops in
                                                    Temporarily Suspending Masses

HARRISBURG, Pa. – 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 liturgies and devotions, and has asked that all churches and chapels be closed, including all perpetual adoration chapels.
Bishop Gainer made this decision after careful consideration of the recommendations from public health officials, and out of great concern for the health and well-being of the faithful, our clergy and parish staffs, given the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
“For Catholics, the Eucharist is the source and summit of our life in Christ, strengthening us to remain firm in our faith as we journey through this life. Making this difficult decision to temporarily suspend Masses and close our churches was not made lightly,” said Bishop Gainer. “Rather, this decision has been made after careful discussions and considerable reflection on the advice being provided from healthcare professionals. I deeply care for all those members of my flock. As chief shepherd, it is my duty to see to their spiritual health, and now in these challenging times, also to their physical welfare. I continue to pray for all those impacted by this virus, for our medical professionals caring for the ill and for all people facing these uncertain times. I also pray for the intercession of our Blessed Mother, Mary, health of the sick.”

A listing of live broadcasting and/or recordings of Masses from parishes throughout the Diocese is available on the Health Alerts page of the Diocesan website, Daily and Sunday Masses are also available from EWTN on Comcast channel 291 in the Harrisburg area, or online at

Additional resources for parishes and the faithful will be available, also on the Diocesan website, in the coming days. These resources will include ways the faithful can continue to keep holy the Lord’s Day.
Please visit the Health Alerts page of the Diocesan website,, for the most up-to-date information regarding the Diocese’s response to COVID-19, including a listing of Diocesan event cancellations and postponements, as well as additional COVID-19 prevention measures and recommendations.

Were you married in 1970?  In honor of your 50th Wedding Anniversary, there will be a special Mass and reception on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill.  Bishop Ronald W. Gainer will be the celebrant.  To receive an invitation, please contact your parish office by Sunday, May 24th.

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Mass Schedule
   Saturday 5:00pm
   Sunday 8:30am & 11:00am
   Monday – Saturday 8:30am

   Saturday 3:30pm – 4:30pm
   & 1st Friday of the Month

   7:30am – 8:20am

Eucharistic Adoration

   1st Friday of the Month

   7:30am – 8:20am

Forty Hours Eucharistic Devotions

May 31-June 2, 2020

7:00 PM each evening

Preacher = Reverend Matt Cannon

Parochial Vicar at Holy Name of Jesus,
Harrisburg, PA




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Bishop Gainer, out of great concern for the health and well being of the faithful, has suspending all public Masses in the Diocese. Please know that all of us at Our Lady of the Visitation are praying for all the members of our parish and our community during this time.

Amid the concerns that surround this current global situation, and in light of Bishop Gainer suspending all public Masses, like many individuals our Parish expenses will continue during this difficult time. We are asking for your support, now more than ever. Our Parish has added online giving, using a platform from the Diocese. Please know that all donations to the Parish through this platform come directly to our Parish. No money is kept by the Diocese. Please consider using this platform to make your contributions to Our Lady of the Visitation. Your gift enables Our Lady of the Visitation to continue our mission of the salvation of souls.

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305 N. Prince St
Shippensburg, PA, 17257

Parish Office Hours
Monday – Thursday
9:00am – 4:00pm

(717) 532 - 2912