Annual Diocesan Convention

You are invited to the 149th Annual Diocesan Convention, October 18 through October 19 at the Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg, PA. This year, our theme is “Shaped by Faith.” Shaped by Faith focuses on the invitation to discern the future of our diocese together, in the next two years.

Registration on Friday, October 18 will be held in the lobby of the Zembo Shrine, and a Ministry Fair will be on display in the Tile Room. Upon registration check-in, attendees will have time to socialize, visit exhibits in the Tile Room until 6 p.m., and participate in various creative activities in the lobby. Hors d’oeuvres will be served during that time. A keynote speaker will be featured that evening, followed by a service of Evensong.

On Saturday, October 19, Convention will begin at the Zembo at 9 a.m., and the study of scripture, liturgy and Eucharist will be woven into the schedule of the day.

Hotel Information
For those traveling to this year’s convention, discounted overnight accommodations arrangements have been made with the following hotels:

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel, 23 S 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101, (717) 234-5021. Overnight accommodation is $119 per night, plus taxes. Click here to make a reservation.
  • Radisson Hotel, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA 17011, (717) 763-7117. Overnight accommodation is $99 per night, plus taxes. Click here to make a reservation.
  • Quality Inn, 525 S Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104, (717) 233-1611. Overnight accommodation is $92 per night, plus taxes. Click here to make a reservation.




This year at diocesan convention, we are collecting donations for The Beacon Clinic for Health and Hope in Harrisburg. The Beacon Clinic is a faith-based, FREE primary healthcare clinic serving the uninsured and underserved in the Greater Harrisburg communities. We provide health education and the promotion of health and health care to adults 18 years and older.  For more information, visit


A list of current needs is found below. Please bring all donations to the Zembo Shrine on Friday, Oct. 18th.

Anti-bacterial wipes Hand sanitizer
Copy Paper Toilet Paper
Paper Towels – commercial folded and rolls Tissues
Kitchen size trash bags White out tape
Scotch tape for dispensers Medium size binder clips
Post it notes Black ball point pens
Cases of spring water Toner cartridges: TN-730 or TN-760 (Brother)
Toner cartridges: HP 950XL & 951 (HP) Toner cartridges: CMY 952 or 952XL & K 952 or 952 XL
Mechanical Pencils Mop with ringer & bucket


For questions regarding Convention, please contact Brenda Scott, Major Diocesan Events Coordinator at (717) 236-5959 ext.1110 or

We look forward to seeing you at Convention!

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