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Weekend Masses:

  Saturday Vigil:  5:00 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.

    Sunday:  2:00 p.m. (In Spanish)
  Anytime by request






5055 Grandview Road

Hanover, PA 17331


Office: 717-637-5236
Fax: 717-637-6615
Thrift Shop: 717-630-9543



School:  717-632-1335 

Middle School:  717-632-0118



Welcome to St. Joseph Parish, Hanover, PA.

Thank you for visiting the St. Joseph Catholic Church website!


Here at St. Joseph Church, we promote stewardship by encouraging parishioners to acknowledge that everything we have is a gift from God.  We provide opportunities through our many ministries to express our gratitude to Him by using our marvelous gifts of time, talent and financial resources to be true disciples of Jesus Christ.  This message is conveyed in the parish Vision Statement:


To develop a parish whose culture enables each person to embrace the Biblical Mandate:  "Not  to be served but to serve"  (Mark: 10:45), to love the Lord with all his/her heart, soul and being and to love others in truth, justice, and charity.


St. Joseph is a diverse parish of Catholics who are united in their Catholic beliefs.  Our desire is that all parishioners, as members of the body of Christ, will feel personally connected to the parish, thereby growing in love of God and each other.  If you are a member of the parish but have not been attending Mass, please know that you are missed and we encourage you to join us in the celebration of the Eucharist as well as other activities.


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.  



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.



                                               Labor of Love

           A Labor Day Flag Display Honoring Those Who Inspire Us


 WHO INSPIRES YOU?  Your parents?   Your grandparents?   Your children?   principal?   A teacher? A catechist?  A health care worker?  A volunteer?  The possibilities are endless!


Labor Day offers the nation an opportunity to pay tribute to the contributions of American workers to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.  On August 22, 2017, the new Saint Joseph School and Education Center opens for the 2017/2018 school year, preparing its students to continue in this tradition of excellence.  To commemorate this momentous occasion and to celebrate all those who have and continue to inspire us, from August 18, 2017, through September 11, 2017, small-sized American flags will be displayed on the grounds of Saint Joseph Parish.  Proceeds from the sale of the flags will benefit the Saint Joseph Special Projects fund.  To sponsor a flag personally honoring an individual who inspires you, or simply to support the project, flags can be reserved for $20 apiece.  The name of the individual being honored and the name of the sponsor will be affixed to each flagstick.  Those reserving flags will be invited to take the flag(s) they sponsored for their own personal use after September 11, 2017.  Please complete the Sponsorship form below and place it, together with your payment, in the envelope marked Special Projects included with your monthly envelopes (please write USA flag on the envelope).  The envelope may be placed in the collection plate or dropped off at the Parish office Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Completed sponsorship forms and payment must be received no later than August 4, 2017Please invite others to share in this special event.










We are having a Yard/School Sale at the Baltimore Street location on Saturday, July 29, from 7am - noon.  Also, the thrift shop will be having a sale too.  It is their last day, they are closing for good.  Various yard sale items, decorations and all school equipment and supplies that are not being moved to Grandview are up for sale.


The Annual Church Yard Sale will be at the Social Hall on Saturday, August 26 from 8-1pm.  We will have vendors and the Fun(d) Committee will be having their yard sale in the gym.  Food available for purchase. 



Construction of the building addition by Conewago is complete and interior outfitting of the building with voice, data, and other advanced technology systems work is well underway.  Current activities include: smartboard installs, cat6 and Emergency Broadcast system speaker wiring, digital smartboard configuration, handcrafted shelving in grades Pre-K through 2 dues to insufficient storage space, new IT cabinets and uninterruptible power supply equipment installs, school computer configuration changes and updates, and a library redesign. The move of the Baltimore St. school to Grandview Rd. is planned for June 10th and is on-schedule. Approximately 100 generous parishioners volunteered their time to help with this move which will entail over 1000 pieces that will be relocated to the new building.

Photos of the new addition are shown below. The full construction of the addition and outfitting will be completed in July with final system testing and training of the new technology to the staff completed in early August. Use of the facility by various groups is expected near the end of July.

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