​​​UPCOMING EVENTS:

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

Saturday March 16, 2019  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 Rev. John A. Szada, Jr.
11:15     Holy Mass
Noon:    Dismissal
RSVP to Kate Neri  KNeri@hbgdiocese.org
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2. Annual White Mass and Reception for the Diocesan Guild:  Sunday TBD (Fall 2019)   
St. Patrick's Cathedral
212 State Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Bishop Ronald Gainer, Celebrant and Homilist

Light Breakfast in lower hall following Mass.

RSVP to CathMedHbg@aol.com


Welcome to our website! 

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:  www.cathmed.org


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?

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

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

AFFILIATE MEMBERS
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:  CathMedHbg@aol.com 


                                                     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 with Catholic physicians, presentations by priests, fellowship, and prayer.


HARRISBURG DIOCESAN GUILD

of the CATHOLIC MEDICAL ASSOCATION

Upholding the Principles of the Catholic Faith in the Science and Practice of Medicine

email: cathmedHBG@aol.com


Prayers for Health Care Workers

The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Amen.
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Prayer of the Catholic Physician

Lord Jesus,

Divine Physician, who in your earthly life showed special concern for those who suffer and entrusted to your disciples the ministry of healing, make us ever ready to alleviate the trials of our brethren. Make each one of us, aware of the great mission that is entrusted to him, strive always to be, in the performance of daily service, an instrument of your merciful love. Enlighten our minds, guide our hands, make our hearts diligent and compassionate. Ensure that in every patient we know how to discern the features of your divine Face.

You who are the Way, provide us with the gift of knowing how to imitate you every day as medical doctors not only of the body but of the whole person, helping those who are sick to tread with trust their own earthly path until the moment of their encounter with You.

You who are the Truth, provide us with the gift of wisdom and science in order to penetrate the mystery of the human person and their transcendent destiny as we draw near to them in order to discover the causes of their maladies and find suitable remedies.

You who are the Life, provide us with the gift of preaching and bearing witness to the 'Gospel of life' in our profession, committing ourselves to defending it always, from conception to its natural end, and to respect the dignity of every human being, and especially the dignity of the weakest and the most in need.
Make us O Lord, Good Samaritans, ready to welcome, treat, and console those we encounter in our work. Following the example of the holy medical doctors who have preceded us, help us to offer our generous contribution to the constant renewal of health care structures.

Bless our studies and our profession, enlighten our research and our teaching. Lastly, grant to us, having constantly loved and served You in our suffering brethren, that at the end of our earthly pilgrimage we may contemplate your glorious countenance and experience the joy of the encounter with You in your Kingdom of joy and everlasting peace.
Amen.

The Vatican, 29 June 2000
Pope Saint John Paul II


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Prayer For Those with Profound Disabilities

Lord Jesus Christ, 
You know the pain of brokenness, You took our weaknesses upon Your shoulders and bore it to the wood of the cross. Hear our prayers for our brothers and sisters whose bodies fail them and whose minds are crippled by the ravages of disease.  Implant a love for them deep within our hearts, that we, disfigured and disabled by our sin, may treasure and nuture the gifts of their lives.  May we find You in their weakness, and console You in our care for them. For You are Lord, forever and ever. Amen

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Prayer For Those Close to Death

Lord Jesus Christ,
As You stood by the bed of good Saint Joseph and gently led him home to heaven, so shepherd every soul about to die to a paradise of perfect peace. Let the tears we shed upon their passing stand witness to our love for them and the depth of our thanksgiving for the gift of their lives and the grace of a good death.  For You are Lord, forever and ever. Amen.

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Bookmark of St. Teresa of Avila


Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Prayer of Saint Gianna Molla, physician, mother,  wife, and martyr

Jesus, I promise You to submit myself to all that You permit to befall me,
make me only know Your will. 
My most sweet Jesus, infinitely merciful God, most tender Father of souls,
and in a particular way of the most weak, most miserable, most infirm
which You carry with special tenderness between Your divine arms,
I come to You to ask You, through the love and merits of Your Sacred Heart,
the grace to comprehend and to do always Your holy will,
the grace to confide in You,
the grace to rest securely through time and eternity in Your loving divine arms.

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