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St. John Paul II Catholic Church

Where Faith Becomes Relevant to Life


Our Faith is Relevant to our Lives

We strive to make faith relevant to our daily lives through the recognition that God has come to us through His Son, Jesus Christ! We believe He dwells among us: in our hearts, our homes, and our community of believers. You will find us in many ordinary places, and you'll also find us gathered together at the extraordinary altar for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. 

Mass & Confession

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday: 4:30 p.m. at Shalom Lutheran Church, 1000 E. Maple St., Harrisburg.

Sunday: 9:30 a.m. at Harrisburg High School, 1300 Willow St., Harrisburg



Daily Mass Times

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. Friday: 7:15 a.m.

Daily Mass is celebrated at the Parish Chapel, 220 S. Cliff Ave., Suite 126, Harrisburg.




The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available every Saturday beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Shalom Lutheran Church or by appointment.


Fr. Paul Rutten

Fr. Mark Lichter

Fr. Jacob Doty

Office Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join our Parish

Joining our parish is fast and easy. Simply click the button below to complete the online form or pick up a welcome packet at the ambassador table. Then return the completed form to the parish office via email, postal mail, in person at our office, or drop it in the collection basket at Mass. Our contact information is listed below.

In our New Parishioner Welcome Packet, you'll find helpful information to make you feel at home in your new parish.

We look forward to welcoming you into our JP2 Crew!


Why Join Us?

"What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?...So also faith of itself if it does not have works, is dead." - James 2:14,17

O Lord, Jesus you said to St. Peter two thousand years ago, "And so I say to you, you are rock, and upon this rock I will build my church." Say again to us as you did to St. Peter, "you are rock, and upon this rock I will build my church." May we be the rock upon which you can grow and build your Church in Harrisburg. Help us to know our role and responsibility. Help us to be thankful for all we have. Help us to be living stones of your church. May we be holy just as St. John Paul Il called us to holiness. May we be Missionary Disciples, living our faith and sharing it. Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Loreto, you and St. Joseph built the first house of God with stone in Nazareth, teach us how to build a house for your Son. May we be like you, living stones, upon which your Son can build his Church. Heavenly Father, we surrender all to you and in your time. We ask only that Your will be done and Your Kingdom Come. Our Father...

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