Holy Family Radio Parish Bulletin Board

Biblical Thought of the Week:


"Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob, and he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall come forth from Sion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem."    

- Isaiah 2:3  Douay-Rheims Version

Recent Announcements 

 Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Council of Catholic Women is sponsoring an Advent Reflection, Monday, December 6th, 7 PM, Saint Katharine Drexel Church, Mechanicsburg.  Deacon Hall from Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will present: “Waiting –– the essence of Advent.” All are welcome.

The Notre Dame Chorale will commence their 2022 Winter Tour with a performance at Saint Patrick Cathedral, Harrisburg, Monday, January 3rd, 7 PM.  This is their first performance as part of the Winter Tour, leading up to the Chorale’s international tour in May.  Hosted by the Notre Dame Club of Harrisburg: the event is free, but, donations will be gratefully accepted.


Are you planning to attend the March for Life in Washington DC this upcoming January?  If so, are you in need of a ride to and from?  Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill is sponsoring a deluxe motor coach bus to the 2022 March For Life on Friday, January 21st.  Round trip from Good Shepherd will be 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. with a requested donation of $25 per person. For information or to reserve your space on the bus: Contact 717-761-1167, ext. 3613 -or- 717-980-3613. 

The National March for Life 2022 in Washington DC will be January 21st.  This year’s theme is “Equality Begins in the Womb”:  The March for Life Rally begins on the National Mall at 12 PM and March for Life begins immediately after the rally around 1 PM.  Details of all of the events can be found on-line at www.marchforlife.org and click on “National March.”


The Order of Malta runs a Prison Pen Pal Program and is seeking volunteers to write to inmates. The effort takes a few minutes and a stamp every month. The program is anonymous and volunteers are answering Christ’s call to visit the imprisoned. To express interest, please e-mail Maltapenpalprogram@gmail.com. The Order of Malta provides all necessary support and direction. 

Plan ahead: Women of Grace: Johnnette Williams of EWTN Television returns to Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Harrisburg, April 22, 2022 for a one day conference.  For more information, contact Chris at 717-379- 6041. 

Faith Alive!” is a short video series from the Diocese of Harrisburg that explains the fundamentals of the Catholic Faith.  Episodes are now available on the Diocese of Harrisburg’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.  A new video is posted every Wednesday!  Just go online to www.youtube.com/hbgdiocese .  

The Diocese of Harrisburg has approximately 10,000 students enrolled at 36 schools. High School students in the Diocese typically have a graduation rate over 98% and annually are offered more than $40 million in scholarship funds. Families are always welcome to explore the benefits of a Catholic education. Please visit GoCatholicSchools.org to learn more.

In 1981, Mother Angelica, a cloistered Franciscan nun, launched what has become the largest media network in the world, the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).  Mother Angelica was born Rita A. Rizzo in a small home in the southeast end of Canton, Ohio during the Roaring Twenties.  Her life was not easy... still, with a few miracles and perseverance along the way, Mother’s EWTN now reaches over 700 million homes in 145 countries in various media formats.  You can learn all about her life by visiting the Mother Angelica Museum located at the Saint Raphael Center in Canton, Ohio.  To learn more about visiting the Center call 1.800.548.8270 or visit online at http://motherangelicatour.com.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, known affectionately as Mother Seton, is the first canonized saint born in America and her 200th Anniversary is being celebrated at the Seton Shrine in Emmitsburg, Maryland throughout 2021.  Information on Mother Seton’s life and the upcoming celebratory events can be found at www.setonshrine.org/200years . 

You are invited to join Father Ken Smith on a pilgrimage to Austria and Germany including the Passion Play in Oberammergau from September 5-12, 2022. For information, please contact Karen Hurley at  k.m.hurley1@gmail.com .

Holy Family Radio Prayer

Advent Thoughts:

In a sense how we ended the liturgical year in celebration Christ the King of the whole world, we begin this new liturgical year (the Season of Advent) in preparation to receive the new born king at Christmas.  And even more than that we prepare for Jesus' Second Coming in which he will come to judge the living and the dead.  So, as we prepare for Christmas remembering how and why Jesus came so we too should prepare by getting our souls ready to meet Him when he comes again as promised.  Remember, as God Jesus is our judge, our law giver, and our king and only He can save us!  Come Lord Jesus!

Hark, a herald voice is calling;
“Christ is nigh,” it seems to say; 
“Cast away the dreams of darkness, 
O ye children of the day.”

Startled at the solemn warning, 
Let the earth-bound soul arise; 
Christ, her sun, all sloth dispelling,
Shines upon the morning skies.

Lo, the Lamb, so long expected, 
Comes with pardon down from heaven;
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow, 
One and all to be forgiven.

So when next he comes with glory,
Wrapping all the earth in fear, 
May he then as our defender 
On the clouds of heaven appear.

Honour, glory, virtue, merit,
To the Father and the Son,
With the co-eternal Spirit,
While eternal ages run.

--An ancient Advent hymn

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"For the poles of the earth are the Lord’s, and upon them He hath set the world. He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness, because no man shall prevail by his own strength.  The adversaries of the Lord shall fear Him: and upon them shall He thunder in the heavens. The Lord shall judge the ends of the earth, and He shall give empire to his king, and shall exalt the horn of his Christ."


— From the Canticle of Hannah