FSSP Harrisburg Featured in Diocesan Publication

July 10, 2019

Mater Dei campers learn about the organ

Mater Dei Latin Mass Community, our apostolate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was recently featured as the cover story in the July 5th edition of The Catholic Witness, the newspaper of the Diocese of Harrisburg. The story covers Mater Dei’s recent chant camp in June, which brought together young people for classes that covered such topics as chant technique, notation and history and culminated in a Solemn High Mass where the campers tried out their new skills.

“The sacred music they’re getting from this chant camp is enabling them to reach back all the way to the beginning of the Church and experience the same chant that has helped so many other Catholics throughout the centuries,” said Mater Dei chaplain Fr. Gregory Eichman, as quoted in the article. “It also helps them get away from the strictly profane and secular music to the music that elevates our minds and our intellect and takes us to God.”

Read the full story here!