About the Cathedral Parish
Parish Mission

Striving for a deeper knowledge and sharing of our Catholic Faith;  

Reaching out to invite all people to become active members of the Catholic Church;

And living our lives in such a way as to be witnesses to the teachings of Jesus. 

 

Through prayer and service rooted in mercy and justice, we will be a sign to our Faith Community and the greater Harrisburg area of God's love given to all through his Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

 

Recently, some of the students from Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School reflected upon what this mission statement means to them. During this Year of Faith we are called upon to reflect on our own faith in order that we can grow more deeply in connection to God. We invite you to read the words from our younger generation which gives us a wonderful example of what God calls us all to do.

 
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Father Joshua Brommer, Pastor





Father Joshua Brommer is the Rector and Pastor of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Harrisburg, PA.

 





Deacon Lawrence Crudup, Pastoral Associate



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Deacon Lawrence Crudup is a native of Portsmouth, VA. He was ordained a permanent deacon in May 2010 and assigned to the parish in June 2010. He and his wife Lena have been residence of the Harrisburg area since 1976. Their areas of ministries have included marriage preparation and Catholic Charities.





Deacon Tom Lang, Pastoral Associate







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Deacon Tom Lang was ordained on May 22, 2010 in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick.  He was   originally   assigned   to   Seven   Sorrows   of   the   Blessed   Virgin   Mary   Parish   in Middletown   ,teaches   RCIA   classes,   Adult   Sunday   School,   serves   as   a   Master   of Ceremonies   for   Bishop   Gainer,  is   a   Member   of  the   Cathedral’s   Shining   Light   Thrift Store’s Board of  Directors, and  has served   on a  variety  of  Diocesan Committees  at various times.

Deacon Lang is the Vice President of Operations for Real Alternatives that empower women faced with unexpected pregnancies to be able to choose childbirth over abortion.

Originally   from   the   Pittsburgh   area,   Deacon   Lang   graduated   from   the   University   of Maryland in 1985 with a B.S. degree in Criminology/Law Enforcement and a minor in Sociology and from what is now Penn State Dickinson Law School in 1988. 

Deacon Tom is a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and has served on the Board of Governors of the St. Thomas More Society of Central Pennsylvania.  He has also served as an appointed Board Member of the Middletown Historical Restoration Committee, as an Assistant Coach in the Hershey Jr. Bears and Hershey Trojans school ice hockey programs, and assisted with Hershey Youth Baseball teams.  Deacon Tom’s wife is Carla Lang, and their three children are Jonathan, Scott and Victoria.





  • Lubiann Reichert, Parish Manager,   (717) 232-2169 Ext. 223
  • Robert Barbarino, Director of Music,  (717) 232-2169 Ext. 224
  • Connie Egan, Director of Religious Education and RCIA,  (717) 232-2169 Ext. 222
  • Gail Kline, Cathedral Outreach Ministry
  • Jan Santanna, Wedding Coordinator
Parish Prayer

Father, Your Son Jesus Christ taught us to pray,

"Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Now send your Holy Spirit to make these words come alive in our hearts. Remove our apathy and carelessness, which block out your love and vision. Make us worthy instruments to announce and build your kingdom in our parish, A people open to Your grace, sensitive to the other's needs, and selfless with our gifts. Give us a bright spirit with which to dream dreams. Give us fresh words with which to proclaim You. Give us bold energy with which to build this community of Faith. In the words of the prophet Ezekiel, "Take away our hearts of stone and give us heart of flesh" so that we may see Jesus' suffering in every human pain and show forth His healing and joy in whatever we do. Loving Father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, through our prayers and works Renew Your Church in our parish and in our hearts. We ask this through Jesus our Lord.