Statewide Rally Day
November 15, 2023 | 10am-3pm
Bishop Scanlan has scheduled a statewide rally day for November 15, 2023. Time is of the essence for us to meet and organize advocacy efforts, leading up to and continuing in November.
To get involved or for more information, please contact The Rev. Jennifer Mattson, Committee Chair.
Recognizing the Power of Prayer, the Prayer Circle Group is asking each parish in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania to participate in a combined effort to lift up in prayer individuals within the Diocese who have been adversely affected by Gun violence.
If interested, please provide a parish email contact that the Prayer Circle Group may use to contact to supply the name. Contact Don Baldwin via e-mail at email@example.com.
Advocacy Working Group
Monday, April 17, 2023 | 7:00 PM
If you’re interested in serving on the Advocacy working group, please respond to The Rev. Martha Harris. We are scheduling a meeting of the working group on Monday, April 17, at 7 pm via Zoom. We will share the results of our discussions with the full task force when it meets on Tuesday, April 18, at 7 pm.
March For Our Lives: PA Advocacy Day
Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
Join Bishop Scanlan on Thursday, March 23rd, to call on the new gun safety majority in the House to act. Signup now to learn more about transportation, trainings and get scheduled into a lobby meeting.
9 AM – 12 PM: Advocacy Meetings with Legislators & Training
12 PM – 2 PM: March for Our Lives Rally
2 PM – 3:30 PM: Advocacy Meetings with Legislators & Training
Press Conference with Bishop Scanlan
Monday, March 6th, 2023 | 3:00 PM
The five bishops published a letter on February 23 entitled, “With One Voice: Seeking Peace in Our Commonwealth.” Within the letter, the bishops acknowledge the pain and tragedy that gun violence has caused in our communities and our state. In addition, the letter notes their support of the following legislation:
- One Handgun A Month limitations
- Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO)
- Prohibition on sales/possession of assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines
- Prohibition on sales/possession of ghost guns