Holy Family Radio Parish Bulletin Board

Biblical thought of the week:

"But when they came to Jesus, and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs; but one of the soldiers opened His side with a lance, and immediately there came out blood and water."       - John 19:33-34 Confraternity Version

Recent Announcements 

Bishop Gainer ask that you prayerfully consider making a gift to the 2021 Diocesan Annual Campaign – as an “expression of your faith and of your gratitude for God’s blessings in your life.”  Make your secure gift online at www.hbgdiocese.org/dac .

Mary Gate of Heaven Parish in Myerstown will hold its Summerfest festival June 24th to 26th, 5 to 10:30 PM. Enjoy great food, games, and raffles. For information, visit the event’s Facebook page @mghsummerfest. 

“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 on-line to www.youtube.com/hbgdiocese  

The Diocese of Harrisburg and the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference are joining forces to produce Witness TV, a television show airing Sundays, 5:30 AM on ABC TV 27. Witness TV features stories from throughout the Diocese, highlighting the work of our parishes, Catholic schools and ministries, as well as state legislative up-dates.  Programs will be also be available for viewing on the Diocesan website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page. 


The Diocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis is accepting résumés from prospective high school religion teachers, directors of spiritual life and high school campus ministry.  To find our more call: 717-657-4804, ext. 227

As an expression of faith and deep devotion to our Blessed Mother, the Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women prays the Rosary in a virtual fashion every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.  And they warmly extend an invitation to you.  For more information on log-in details and to be added to the group e-mail list, email cwexecutivesecretary@gmail.com


Quo Vadis Days is the Diocese of Harrisburg’s Vocation Retreat for young men (ages 15-25).  This year it will be held at Mount St. Mary's University, June 27thto July 1st. For all the Details go to www.hbgdiocese.org/vocations or call (717) 657-4804 ext. 282 

Holy Name of Jesus School in Harrisburg has openings for a third-grade teacher, physical education teacher, and two middle school teachers.  Interested candidates may call Sister Rita at 717-657-1704. 

There are a number of job openings for teachers in the Diocese of Harrisburg including:

  • St. Rose of Lima School, Thomasville seeks a full-time Pre-School teacher 

  • Holy Name of Jesus School in Harrisburg has openings for a third grade teacher, physical education teacher, and two middle school teachers. 

  • St. Joseph School in York is seeking a part-time Preschool Teacher 

  • Our Mother of Perpetual Help School in Ephrata has an opening for a full-time Pre-School teacher 

For information contact the school directly or go to  www.HBGDiocese.org/careers  


Morning Star Pregnancy Services is seeking a Marketing and Communications Manager.  For job information and submitting a resume go online www.supportmorningstar.com and click on the “get-involved” tab.

Undefeated Courage is seeking nurses to staff its mobile ultrasound unit, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM.  Visit www.undefeatedcourage.org/employment  for more information and an application. 

Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families is a Catholic Charities residential program in suburban Harrisburg, and, is in need of the following donations: ketchup; mustard; garlic powder; 15.5 ounce cans of kidney beans; paper (not Styrofoam) plates, cups and bowels; laundry detergent, bleach and dryer sheets; body lotion; non-contact infrared thermometers; and disposable masks. Donations can be taken to the Diocesan Center, 4800 Union Deposit Road or to the shelter directly at 120 Willow Road, Harrisburg. If bringing the items to the shelter, please call in advance: 717-652-8740.  May God reward you for your generosity!


Plan ahead! Mary Mother of The Church parish, Mount Joy, is having a Christmas in July Bazaar, July 17th, 8 AM to 3 PM.  Events Include a Chicken Dinner, Stuff the Bus school supply collection, and, Food Pantry collection for school lunches and Seniors.  Donate three items and receive three raffle tickets.  There will be crafters and vendors, and a children’s play area.  This is a rain or shine event full of fun and fellowship!


Are you choosing a school for your child?  Consider a Catholic School.  To find one near you go on-line at www.GoCatholicSchools.org

The Diocesan Office of Vocations’ holds a bi-monthly Zoom discernment group for young men (junior year in high school through young adults). To join the discussion: Register via e-mail at vocations@hbgdiocese.org .  Give a valid e-mail address and mailing address to receive the discussion material. The Zoom discernment group meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 8-9 p.m. 

In 1981, Mother Angelica, a cloistered Franciscan nun, launched what has become the largest media network in the world—the Eternal Word Television Network (ETWN).  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 on-line 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 throughout 2021.  Information on Mother Seton’s life and the upcoming celebratory events can be found at www.setonshrine.org/200years . 

St. Patrick School in Carlisle has staff and faculty openings for next school year: early childhood teacher; middle school religion, science, music, and math teachers; nurse; and librarian.  Interested candidates should reach out to the Principal or visit www.spscarlisle.org and look under the “About us” tab for employment information. 

The Diocese of Harrisburg Schools Department has announced Principal Openings.  The listings are on the Diocese of Harrisburg’s website:  www.hbgdiocese.org . 

Schools in the Diocese of Harrisburg are currently looking for long term substitutes. Interested? Call the diocesan Department of Catholic Schools at 717-657-4804 ext. 222.

Holy Family Radio Prayer 

The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  The Church has so willed this dedication to offset the persistent heresy which distort one of the essential truth of Christianity, namely the love of God for all men.  As the world embraces more and more novelties supplanting belief in God's love, Catholics should move in the opposite direction and embrace the increasing love of Jesus Represented by His Sacred Heart pierced by a lance for our redemption.

O God, who in the Heart of thy Son, wounded by our transgressions, does mercifully vouchsafe to bestow upon us the infinite wealth of Thy Love; grant we beseech Thee, that revering His Sacred Heart with suitable devotion, we may make a worthy reparation for our sins, through the same Jesus Christ thy Son Our Lord, who lives and reign with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God, world without end. Amen

Jesus meek an humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine!

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"From the age of three I have never refused our good God anything. . . .  I have never given Him aught but love, and it is with love He will repay."


-- from St. Therese of Lisieux 's autobiography