Holy Name of Jesus Church
6150 Allentown Boulevard
Harrisburg, PA 17112-2603
Phone: (717) 652-4211   
Fax: (717) 652-2033
Parish Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. 


Holy Name Of Jesus School
6190 Allentown Boulevard
Harrisburg, PA 17112-2603
Phone: (717) 657-1704    
Fax: (717) 657-9135 


Holy Name of Jesus Church and Catholic School is located about five (5) miles North and East of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

From Interstate 81 take Exit 72 (Mountain Road) go South, toward Route 22.  Turn left on to Route 22 (East) at the traffic light.  Holy Name of Jesus Church and School are located about a 1/4 mile on the left.  If you get to another traffic light you have gone too far. 

1.    Parish Office

2.    Rectory

3.    Convent

4.    Holy Name of Jesus School

5.    Holy Name of Jesus School Visitor Entrance

6.    Saint Bernadine Hall / Social Hall Lower Level

7.    New Church Entrance

8.    Chapel Entrance

9.    Gymnasium


To accommodate the steadily growing Catholic population in Harrisburg.  Bishop Leech established Holy Name of Jesus Parish in 1960.  Located in Lower Paxton Township, the new parish welcomed the first resident pastor, Father George Rost, who over the next eight years built a church building, social hall, and convent and purchased land for a rectory.


Eight Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill arrived in 1961 to open the doors of the parish school.  From 1968 until 2002 HNJ continued church expansion with a gymnasium, an education center, and rectory.  Monsignor Robert Lawrence became pastor in 2002 and furthered the priestly ministry within the church, celebrating Sacraments, visiting the sick and dying, and distinguishing himself as a gifted administrator.


To generate funds for the church, parishioners host an annual summer festival, and every Christmas the congregation holds "The Giveaway," collecting gifts and food to aid needy families within the community.