Holy Family Radio Parish Bulletin Board

Biblical Thought of the Week:


"The Lord takes pleasure in them that fear Him, and in them that hope in his mercy."


- Psalm 146:11 (Douay-Rheims) 

Recent Announcements 



On Saturday, August 6th at 9 AM, the Catholic Men’s Conference will present a free virtual conference featuring Harrisburg Diocese Bishop Ronald Gainer and President of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference.  The meeting will be about an hour long on Zoom, and will include a Q&A session with Bishop Gainer.  Here's the detailed link to the event:

Time: Aug 6, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 812 4282 5002

Passcode: 013252

Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Roaring Creek will have its annual parish picnic on August 5th and 6th, 4 to 9 PM. The event will feature favorite picnic foods, baked goods, raffles and adult beverages. Live entertainment each day. As a reminder: No coolers or pets. 

The Annual Corpus Christi Men’s Retreat, August 5th to 7th, Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md is open to men ages 14 and up. So fathers: bring your sons! Father Larry Richards: pastor, gifted speaker and retreat master will lead the retreat. Father Richards main theme “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate You.” For information, including cost, contact Keith Smith, 717-263-3442 or e-mail, corpuschristimensretreat@yahoo.com . 

St Joan of Arc Council of Catholic Women’s rummage sale and flea market!  Shop for bargains Thursday, August 11th 3 to 6 PM, Friday, August 12th 8 AM to 3 PM and Saturday, August 13th 8:00 AM to Noon, in the Parish Social Hall, St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Hershey.  There is something for something for everyone!  For more information, contact Ruth Zemba at 717- 533-3501. 

The Diocesan Summer Camp for Adults with Developmental Disabilities is seeking volunteers to assist at its residential camp, August 14th through 19th.  Interested? Contact Larry Kiley at 717-657-4804.

The Annual Buchanan Valley Picnic is an old-fashioned picnic with music, games, and family-style dinners at the picnic grove, St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Orrtanna, Saturday, August 27th, from noon until dusk. For information, including cost, call 717- 677-8012. 

St. Ann Byzantine Catholic Parish in Harrisburg will have its Slavic American Festival on August 27th, 11 AM to 7 PM.  Great homemade Eastern European food, live polka band, games, church tours, world class iconography, gift shop, basket raffle and bingo. Vesper service at 6 PM. Parking and admission are free.  

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Lebanon, annual Susan and Charlie Middleton Golf Tournament, Friday, September 9th at the Fairview Golf Course. Tee time: 8 AM. Donuts and coffee at 7:15.  Scramble format. Cost for green fees, cart and dinner is $80. To sign up contact Mike or Gina at 717-383-7814. 

Taking the Blessed Virgin Mary as their exemplar, The “Women of Grace” Foundational Study Program leads women on an exciting journey to discover the gifts of authentic femininity, holiness of life, and her purpose and mission in the world today.  The program is offered at the following parishes: 

  • St. Katharine Drexel, Mechanicsburg, Tuesday evenings beginning September 13th, contact Linda 717-732-0772; 

  • St. Margaret Mary, Harrisburg, Saturday mornings beginning September 10th, contact Chris 717-379-6041; and 

  • Good Shepherd, Camp Hill, Thursday evenings beginning September 15th, contact Linda 717-732-0772. 

A Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreat is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion.  The next retreat will be September 23rd to the 25th.  For information call 717-788-4959.

Morning Star Clinics is seeking a part-time instructor to teach a nationally recognized curriculum in greater Dauphin County middle and high schools which empowers youth to make healthy decisions regarding relationships, behaviors, and promotes sexual risk avoidance.  To learn more about the program visit  www.Unfiltered-Truth.com


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. 

If you are a licensed physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or nurse midwife with 4 to 5 hours per month to give, please consider gifting your time and talents to Morning Star Clinics pregnancy and sexual health services.  By your volunteering Morning Star would expand its services to include more comprehensive STI testing and treatment.  For more information contact, Linda Plummer at 717-901-3377.


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 .  

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.


Holy Family Radio Prayer & Thoughts 

It is good from time to time to ponder what God has prepared for those who have hope in Him and accept His love and mercy:


Let us pray:

O God who has prepared for those who love Thee such good things as eye has not seen; pour into our hearts such love towards Thee, that, loving Thee in and above all things, we may obtain Thy promises which exceeds above everything that we can possibly desire.  We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ thy Son and Our Lord, who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God for ever and ever.  Amen.

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A saints prayer:

"Lord Jesus Christ take away from me the power to resist you! "