Recent Past Events: 

1. Annual Lenten Morning of Reflection with Bishop Ronald Gainer, in conjunction with the St. Thomas More Society of Central Pennsylvania. March 25, 2017;  9 am - noon

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The Harrisburg Diocesan Guild of the Catholic Medical Association is a chartered professional association of Catholic doctors and other health care workers in the Diocese of Harrisburg, PA, united by faith, and committed to the ethical practice of medicine. 

All Catholic physicians, dentists, medical students, health care workers, and clergy are welcome to join both our Diocesan Guild and the National Catholic Medical Association:

Benefits of Joining the National CMA:

  • Spiritual and professional support
  • Receive The Linacre Quarterly, newsletters, and email updates
  • Membership discounts at CMA conferences, which provide educational and networking opportunities
  • International service opportunities in Medical Missions Partnerships

As Catholic Physicians of the United States and Canada, we come together in the Catholic Medical Association in order to grow in the spirit of Christ in our personal and professional lives, to bring His Spirit to all that is touched by our science and art, and to assist the Vicar of Christ, the Bishops, and the whole Christian community with leadership, especially with the particular knowledge, skill, and experience we have as Christian Physicians.

                                                      Who Should Join?

Active and Retired Physicians (MD/DO)
Physicians-in-Training and Fellows

Dentists, Podiatrists and Chiropractors
Anyone holding a doctoral degree in a health care-related field

Nurses and Allied Health Professionals 
Students, especially Medical Students
Clergy and Religious, and Seminarians
Anyone interested in integrating Catholic principles into health care.

If you are interested in joining the Harrisburg Diocesan Guild, please contact us for an application: 

                                                     Our Guild's History:

The Harrisburg Guild became a chartered Guild of the Catholic Medical Association in 2009. 

Since then we have celebrated White Masses (Fall 2009 - present) with our Bishops (Bishop Rhoads, Bishop McFadden, and Bishop Gainer), Lenten days of Reflection (March 2010 - present), and summer family picnics at the Carmelite Monastery in Elysburg (August 2013 - present). 

We also sponsor events with Catholic medical students from PennState College of Medicine in Hershey: dinners, talks, fellowship.

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1. Annual Lenten Reflection in conjunction with The St Thomas More Society of Central Pennsylvania.

Saturday February 17, 2018  8:30 - noon

Diocesan Center
4800 Union Deposit Road
Schedule for day:
8:30       Sign-In & Refreshments
9:00       Penance Service followed by Confessions
10:00     Fellowship
10:15     Reflection by the Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, D.D., J.C.L., Eleventh Bishop of Harrisburg
“The Challenge of Being Holy”: Some Considerations on the Lord’s Desert Temptations
and Their Relevance for Us
11:15     Holy Mass
Noon:    Dismissal
RSVP to Kate Neri
2. Annual White Mass and Reception for the Diocesan Guild:  Sunday October 14, 2018  9:30 am   
St. Patrick's Cathedral
212 State Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Bishop Ronald Gainer, Celebrant and Homilist

Light Breakfast in lower hall following Mass.


Photos from our recent activities: