- The movie “Gosnell”, the true story of the investigation and trial of Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell, will be at the Allen Theater, Anneville, May 5th, 5 PM. Sponsored by the Saint Paul the Apostle Pro-Life committee, the movie is free but donations will be accepted to benefit pro-life organization “Undefeated Courage.”
- Women of the Diocese mark you calendars, Saturday, May 11th for the “Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Convention” at the Diocesan Center, Harrisburg. Keynote Speaker: Megan Murphy will present “Mary the Cause of Our Joy”. To Register contact your parish CCW or call 717-939-8852.
- The “Interfaith Shelter Golf Classic,” benefiting the Interfaith Shelter for the homeless, is being held May 13th at the Colonial Country Club, Harrisburg. Green fees include cart, lunch, dinner, 18 holes and more.
- The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, supporting Lourdshouse Maternity Home, will be May 18th, 9AM at the Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg campus. For information on either event call Chris 717-657-4804, extension 284.
- “Designer Bag Bingo” will be at the Knights’ of Columbus Hall, Danville Pike, Lancaster, May 5th – Early Bird 11 AM, Regular Bingo, 1 PM. Proceeds fund local charities. For information call 717-330-1565.
- Parents interested in obtaining home schooling support in the Classic Catholic Tradition through Regina Caeli can contact Candice at 717-476-4054. The Academy information is at www.rcahybrid.org.
- All are invited to join St. Joan of Arc’s pro-life committee every 1st Friday 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the St. Lucy Chapel praying for all the innocent unborn children lost to abortion.
- If you are hurting after abortion, consider attending a weekend Rachel's Vineyard Retreat!! For information go to http://RachelsVineyard.org or call 877-HOPE-4-ME (877-467-3463)
- Do you live in the vicinity of Hershey and considering a Catholic School for your child? Contact St. Joan of Arc School to find out more – 717-533-2854
- Catholic men and women are needed to volunteer for a prison ministry team to visit Dauphin County and Camp Hill. The commitment is about 3 hours monthly. Call Terry at 717-512-0144 for more information.
- Are you choosing a school for your child? Consider Catholic Schools. To find out more contact a school near you by using the school finder at www.GoCatholicSchools.org. You’ll be happy you did!
- The Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families needs fresh fruits and vegetables, cleaning supplies, trash bags, and more. Donate at the Diocesan Center or the shelter, 120 Willow Road, Harrisburg. Call 717-652-8740 before delivering.
- Mychal’s Message seeks to meet the basic needs of the homeless while restoring dignity with love. To learn more visit www.mychalsmessage.org or call Sharon at 717-203-0746.
- Is there stress in your marriage? Maybe a program specifically for married couples can help – It’s called Retrouville. For confidential information call 1-800-470-2230.
Holy Family Radio Easter Reflection
A peaceful spring morning. The sound: the whisper of the wind. Two anxious men, approach the tomb. Both enter – first the elder then the youngster. Empty. He tells us that he saw the burial cloths – the shroud in which the Lord was hastily wrapped, still knotted, and oh that image on the cloth.
St. John who wrote the Gospel tells us at the moment he saw the burial cloths he believed. Why? Christ is risen – yes he is the reason for our hope.
Let us reflect as Saint Hippolytus did about this day:
Christ is Risen: The world below lies desolate.
Christ is Risen: The spirits of evil are fallen.
Christ is Risen: The angels of God are rejoicing.
Christ is Risen: The tombs of the dead are empty.
Christ is Risen indeed from the dead, the first of the sleepers,
Glory and power are his forever and ever. Amen.
We at Holy Family Radio wish you and yours a blessed Easter.
VOCATIONS – Quo Vadis and Fiat Days
Information for Quo Vadis and Fiat Days for 2019 will be posted when the information becomes available.
A Pro-Life Mass is celebrated on the first Saturday of every month at 8 a.m. at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Harrisburg. Following Mass, participants gather at Hillcrest Clinic, 2709 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, to pray the Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Breakfast follows. Call 717-432-5415 for information.
Rosary for America and the World
A Rosary for America and the world is prayed every second Saturday of the month at noon on the square in New Oxford.
PARISH & SCHOOL NEWS
St. Joan of Arc Young Adults Ministry
All young adults of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church between the ages of 21-35, married or single are invited to the Young Adults Ministry meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30 pm in Meeting Room C. For more information, contact John in the Youth Office at 533-1721 or at email@example.com
SPECIAL / MISC.
Donations Needed For Interfaith Shelter
The Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families (located in Harrisburg) is in need of the following donations: computer/copy paper, pens, Ziplock bags (gallon, quart, and sandwich sizes), napkins, paper towels, toilet tissue, Pine Sol, and bathrooms cleaners. For more information, contact the shelter at 717-652-8740. Thank you for your generosity!
St. Anne’s Retirement Community in Columbia is seeking volunteers to transport Catholic residents in their wheelchairs to and from Sunday morning Mass at 10:30 am. Requested: 2 hours of volunteering once a month, from approximately 9:45 am -11:45 am. To volunteer, contact Ken Giovanelli, Director of Pastoral Care, at 717-285-6121, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Prison Ministry Volunteers are needed for prison ministry includocommunion services at Dauphin County Prison on Thursdays and Saturdays. Other days are also appreciated. Contact Deacon Jim Doyle (343-1102) or e-mail OLBSDEACON@gmail.com to volunteer.
Read The Catholic Witness Online
Now You Can Read The Catholic Witness Online, wherever you go! Through a free e-mail service, you can receive the diocesan newspaper in an electronic format. Sign up for the e-mail service on the diocesan Web site at www.hbgdiocese.org. Follow the News/Events tab to The Catholic Witness page and click on Catholic Witness E-mail Sign Up. Once you complete the form, you will be added to our e-mail list. Each Friday that the newspaper is published, you will receive an e-mail with a direct link to the latest edition. Registration with the e-mail service will not cancel your mailed subscription. If you prefer to receive the online version instead of a copy in the mail, contact Circulation Coordinator, Susan Huntsberger, at email@example.com.
Interpretive Mass for people who are deaf. St. John Neumann Church 601 E. Delp Road, Lancaster, PA. Please join us on the first Sunday of each month at our regular 9 o'clock Mass for sign language interpretation for people who are deaf. Please sit in the center aisle, front row, left side facing the altar so that you may be visually in line with the interpreter. All are welcome. Marilyn Hoffman, Parish Advocate with Persons with Disability 569-8531 firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic Charities Specialized Foster Care Training
Does Your Heart Break when the news of the day highlights how the traumatic events in a family affects the lives of their children? Our foster care children are victims of these tragic events. Will you take a stand and help us in providing permanence for them? Please join us for our next Training Series at Catholic Charities Specialized Foster Care with people just like you, who need to know more before they are ready to become a support for these children. Let the children know they are wanted. Please call Jeff at (717) 564-7115 or (800) 777-7003 or email email@example.com.