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St. Joseph Hanover

will be live streaming 

weekday Masses

Monday to Saturday

at 9 am.  Sunday 

Mass, Saturday

at 4 pm

In addition to the 9am mass every weekday, Fr. Morelli will have mass at Delone at noon every Thursday.



 Live streamed Masses 

can be accessed at two

locations: (both videos

will also be available

in perpetuity at

these locations,

so they can be viewed

later as well).

Our Parish Facebook

page: St Joseph Parish,

Hanover, Pa


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Holy Week Liturgy Schedule:  

        All Masses

St. Joseph Hanover will be live streaming

weekday masses Monday thru Wednesday at 9AM


 Morning Prayer Thursday thru Saturday at 9AM

Holy Thursday, April 9th, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at  6PM English

 Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7PM En Español  

Good Friday, April 10th, Passion of the Lord at 3PM En Español 

Passion of the Lord at 6PM English

Easter Vigil, April 11th, at 8PM Bilingual

Easter Sunday, April 12th, at 9AM in English

12PM En Español






Weekend Masses:

  Saturday Vigil:  5:00 p.m.

  Spanish Vigil:    6:30 p.m.


    7:30 a.m.

    9:00 a.m.

   10:30 a.m.

   Noon--Spanish Mass



Weekday Masses:

 Daily:  6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. only


  Saturday:  3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

      Anytime by request






5055 Grandview Road

Hanover, PA 17331


Office: 717-637-5236
Fax: 717-637-6615



School:  717-632-0118




Bishop Gainer, out of great concern for the health and well being of the faithful, has suspended all public Masses in the Diocese of Harrisburg.  Please know you are all in the prayers of the priests and deacons here at St. Joseph Parish.  Like your home, our parish expenses continue during this difficult time.  Since people cannot come to church we have seen a great reduction in giving.  We need your support now more than ever.  You may drop off your contributions at the parish office, under the door is fine.  However, now is a great time to register for “Parish Giving”.  Please see below and register for on line giving.  Thank you for your continued support. 


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed. Alleluia!

Each year we sing these ancient words, praising the Lord for doing the mightiest of deeds: sacrificing His only-begotten Son as the unblemished Lamb to set us free from sin and death.

Yet, as Easter draws near, our unusual and anxious Lentenjourney might not leave us ready to sing "Alleluia!" Never could we have anticipated this Lent would be one of suspended Masses, closed church buildings, and social distancing. Never could we have anticipated this Lent would seem to remove us from physical contact with our faith practices. It is hard to sing

"Alleluia" in the midst of all this loss. Yet, this is precisely what our faith draws forth from us.

For, on the darkest of nights, the light of Christ pierces the darkness with a flame of hope that lifts up our sullen spirits and points our hearts to the Risen One. Loss gives birth to gain, death rises to life, and the sealed tomb opens up to let in the bright promise of a brand new day.

And, indeed we sing, "Alleluia!"

As Christ's disciples, we are renewed once more with the knowledge that with the Risen Lord by our side, neither darkness nor despair, not even the devastation of the coronavirus, can overcome us. Christ assures and reassures us time and again that all His suffering, our suffering, will lead to glory. Because of His sacrifice on Good Friday, not even death can defeat us.

This year, our Easter celebrations will most certainly be unusual. Although we cannot gather together in person, Christ will still be with us. He will embrace us and hold us fast during these uncertain times. And, we will be knit together by the power of the Holy Spirit gathering us into the Church across the face of our Diocese.

I am reminded of our Lord's words in the Gospel of Mark when He says, "Take courage. It is I. Do not be afraid." With these words our Lord calmed his terrified disciples and then, getting into their storm-tossed boat, calmed the storm on the Sea of Galilee. You and I need to remember our Lord's words and let them keep us from anxiety and fear during our current storm. Jesus is in our boat. Do not be afraid and know the peace of Easter.

Wherever we find ourselves this Easter on our life'sj ourney, may Christ's Paschal Mystery be our joy and hope. And may we never stop singing, "Alleluia!" for the mighty things the Father has done and is doing even now for us in Christ Jesus.

Sincerely in Christ,


St. Joseph Parish has enlisted Parish Giving to provide its members with the opportunity to use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) as an alternative method for giving. 


Click on Parish Giving logo above to register for the program.


Parish Giving allows participants to donate a recurring contribution that is automatically transferred from your checking or savings account, or even credit card, on a monthly basis, and you select your own billing date. This Program can be utilized for your Sunday contributions, as well as any Holy Day Collection and all diocesan collections.


The use of EFT is not only time saving and convenient for you, but also allows our Parish to realize a more consistent level of support. By signing up for Parish Giving, you will know that you are doing your part to support the Parish even at times you are not able to be physically present to celebrate with the Parish Community.



Novena for Protection in Time of Pandemic


Select the above link for the prayer




Kentucky Mission Project: With the Diocesan directive to close the churches for the foreseeable future, parishioners may still bring in non-perishable food items (cans and packaged-items---please check the expiration dates), toiletries (tooth paste, tooth brushes, soaps, shampoos, etc.), new paint brushes, cleaning supplies, and donations.  These items may be left by the office door; or, if during office hours, brought into the office proper. Our group of 7 is traveling to the Diocese of Lexington, KY (Bishop Gainer's former diocese), April 26 - May 2, 2020 for a one-week mission project.  You may call Stacey, parish receptionist, at 637-5236 should you have any questions.  




During this challenging time, many of the faithful may be unable to attend Mass.  Magnificat is honored to provide complimentary access to our online version to help people pray from home.  





Also, Formed is now available on Roku devices.



One is an Act of Spiritual Communion:


The second is a Sunday Prayer at Home:



Prayer to Our Lady Imploring Her Protection

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.


Information concerning a prayer app.


We know this is an incredibly busy and challenging time. With dioceses across the country (and world) suspending the celebration of the Mass, we can only imagine the stress that you and your parishioners are experiencing. 

I wanted to pass along a note from our friends at Hallow. They've been scrambling to figure out how they can best support you and your parishioners.

As a quick introduction - Hallow is a Catholic prayer and meditation app that guides users in deepening their relationship with Christ through audio-guided contemplative prayer & meditation sessions. It launched in Dec-2018 and as of now have over 150,000 downloads in over 50 countries, 750,000 prayers completed, and are now the #1 Catholic app in the US.  

The app comes recommended by a number of Bishops, priests, families, and teachers across the country (see endorsements below).  You can see a video walk through of the app here.  

Welcome to St. Joseph Parish, Hanover, PA.



Advocacy for People with Disabilities


The Diocese of Harrisburg is committed to working toward full participation of people with disabilities and their families in all aspects of the life of the Church.  The Diocesan Office of Ministry for People with Disabilities initiated the Parish Advocacy Program in 2007 to enable parishes to better respond to the gifts and needs of their parishioners with disabilities. 


Fran Stringer has been appointed by Monsignor Lyons to serve as our Parish Advocate.  A Parish Advocate works with the pastor and also the Office of Ministry with People with Disabilities in the diocese.   This person strives to assist parishioners with disabilities to become full participants in the life of the church – spiritually, physically and socially. 


If you or someone you know is limited in participation at St. Joseph Parish and this could be improved by special accommodations please let Fran know how we might work with you to remove roadblocks to full inclusion in our parish life.  She can be reached by calling the Parish Office at 637-5236.   Please leave your name, contact information and the most convenient time for a call back.  





We are starting a new column from SJS alumni giving testimonials about how attending St. Joseph school has impacted them.

Why Saint Joseph’s school worked for me:

-Loved wearing uniforms because I didn’t have to figure out what to wear each day. (It also taught me appropriate attire for appropriate settings)

-Learned not only academics but the work ethic and critical thinking necessary to be successful

-Enjoyed community atmosphere where I felt safe and loved by peers and faculty 

-Respect, responsibility and discipline were an integral part of the learning experience 

-basketball program was competitive, fun and coached very well

Andy Redding 

Saint Joseph graduate 1998

Delone Catholic graduate 2002

Penn state BS finance 2006

Current occupation- Business owner


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