Holy Family Radio Parish Bulletin Board
Biblical thought of the week:
Moses said to the people: "I call heaven and earth to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live. . . ." -- Deuteronomy 30:18-19
The Lancaster Region of the Order of Malta will sponsor its annual Sanctity of Life Mass, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. The Mass will be livestreamed from St. John Neumann Church in Lancaster. Father Allan Wolfe, chaplain of the Lancaster Region of the Order of Malta, will be the principal celebrant. Concelebrant and homilist will be Father Joseph Howard, pastor of St. Joseph Parish. To livestream the Mass, visit www.orderofmaltafederal.org/sanctity-of-life-mass. Financial contributions will benefit A Woman’s Concern, a pro-life pregnancy center in Lancaster, https://www.friendsofawc.com/support/make-a-donation/.
The Respect for Life Ministry of Holy Spirit Parish in Palmyra will hold a local March for Life event in Palmyra on Jan. 29. Meet in the main parking lot at the church at 11 a.m. Participants will pray the Rosary while walking to the town square. At the square, the group will offer a pro-life witness for 30 minutes before processing back to the church.
“Conquering Toxic Femininity with Mary, Mother of God” with Dr. Carrie Gress, a two-part Benedicta Enrichment Seminar Online, Jan. 28 and 29 from 7:30-9 p.m. Register at www.womenofgrace.com.
9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. The Diocese of Harrisburg is joining thousands of Christians to pray the Nine Days for Life Novena from January 21st through the 29th. To be a part of this historical event go on-line to www.9daysforlife.com . There you can view and download the full novena and to sign up. As part of the Nine Days for life, the Diocese of Harrisburg will offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for expectant fathers to be granted the power to lovingly support the mothers of their children in welcoming new life, Sunday, January 24th at 9:30 AM in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Harrisburg.
Registration now open for the Diocesan Virtual Men’s Conference on Saturday, March 20th! Everyone who registers will receive a link for the livestream on March 18th—two days before the conference. After the conference, you will receive another link so you can watch it again at your leisure. The cost this year is only $10 per man, far reduced from the usual $40. So, if people are watching together as a group, it is important that each person who is watching has individually paid and registered. The link, with online registration, conference schedule, and the entire line up of terrific speakers is: https://www.hbgdiocese.org/event/mens-conference/
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. John the Baptist in New Freedom is hosting a 12-week Surviving Divorce program in order to bring hope and healing to those who have experienced disruption in their marriage. The program begins Feb. 3 at 6:45 p.m., with sessions on Zoom.
Crusader Girls Spring Softball registration in Lancaster is now open for the spring 2021 season. All home games are played at St. Leo’s in Rohrerstown. Need more information? Email, Ed Krow at email@example.com .
The Lancaster Court Queen of Peace of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas invites all youth in grades 4-12 to enter the National Education Contest. Enter one or more contests in art, essay, poetry, computer art, music or photography that depict the theme “Let All You Do Be Done with Love” or “Show Love to One Another.” For the rules, go to https://www.catholicdaughters.org/. Under Member Resources, select Forms, and scroll to Contests and choose National Education Contest. Entries must be postmarked by February 1st or delivered to Margaret T. Giordano, Education Contest Chairman, 1530 Hollywood Drive, Lancaster 17601. Questions? Call 717-390-9035.
A stunning slideshow of beautiful crèches, decorated sanctuaries and adorned altars of parishes celebrating this Christmas season past is available on the Diocese’s Facebook page www.Facebook.com/DioceseofHarrisburg and at 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.
Undefeated Courage is seeking nurses to staff its mobile ultrasound unit. Shifts available Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4 PM. For complete information and an application, Visit www.undefeatedcourage.org and click on the jobs link at the top of the page.
Holy Family Radio Prayer
This month pray a new year’s resolution to overcome evil passions and to become a saint!
Dear Jesus in the Sacrament of the Altar, be forever thanked and praised. Love, worthy of all celestial and terrestrial love! Who out of infinite love for me, ungrateful sinner, didst assume our human nature, didst shed thy most precious blood in the cruel scourging, and didst expire on a shameful cross for our eternal welfare! Now, illumined with lively faith, with the outpouring of my whole soul and the fervor of my heart, I humbly beseech Thee, through the infinite merits of Thy painful sufferings, to give me strength and courage to destroy every evil passion which sways my heart, to bless Thee in my greatest affliction, to glorify Thee by the exact fulfilment of my duties, supremely to hate all sin, and thus to become a saint. Amen.
--from Deliverance Prayers, Fr. Chad Ripperger, Sensus Traditions Press
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SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:
At every stage and in every circumstance, we are held in existence by God’s love. The presence of an illness, disability, or other challenging situation never diminishes the value of a human life. God does not call us to perfection of appearance or abilities, but to perfection in love. Christ invites us to embrace our own lives and the lives of others as true gifts.
--from Day 1 of "9 Days for Life Novena"