The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has
anointed me; he has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor,
to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives
and release to the prisoners, to announce a year of favor from
the LORD and a day of vindication by our God.
Welcome to the Website of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Harrisburg,
PA. We are a Roman Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Harrisburg.
We were founded in 1960.
Please join our parish family in worship as we give glory to God
and pray for one another.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will guide each one of us that we may
be His instruments and channels of His grace to build His
kingdom in our part of the community. Please browse through our
site and learn more about our parish.
We invite you and welcome you, in the Holy Name of Jesus.
Very Rev. Edward J.
Saturday, December 23
8:30 a.m. - Daily Mass
11:00 a.m. - Sacrament of
5:00 p.m. - Fourth Sunday of
Sunday, December 24
8:00 a.m. - Fourth
Sunday of Advent Mass
10:15 a.m. - Fourth Sunday of
12:00 noon - Fourth Sunday of
4:00 p.m. - Christmas Vigil
Mass (Fr. Quinlan)
6:00 p.m. - Christmas Vigil
Mass (Fr. Zumbrum)
8:00 p.m. - Christmas Vigil
Mass (Fr. Rossi)
12:00 midnight - Christmas
Midnight Mass (Fr. Metzgar)
Monday, December 25
8:00 a.m. - Christmas
Day Mass (Fr. Quinlan)
10:15 a.m. - Christmas Day
Mass (Fr. Metzgar)
12:00 noon - Christmas Day
Mass (Fr. Rossi)
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THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
December 17, 2017
These words of our first reading, from the third section of
the Book of the Prophet Isaiah were read by Jesus Himself in the
Synagogue of Nazareth in what we can call His first sermon. As
Christian to the heart of our being, we also proclaim these
words. We are anointed by God. We are baptized. And we are sent.
We are sent to bring joy to the world. We are to bring glad
tidings to the poor, news that God knows their plight and will
care for them through His people here on earth, the Church. We
are to tell the heart broken that God hears their cries. If they
are mourning the loss of a loved one, they need to hear
that the Lord has conquered death and that those who have let
Him into their lives will live with Him forever. If their hearts
are broken by events beyond their control, the loss of a job,
the loss of a marriage, or any series of events that make them
feel abandoned by the world, alone in society, they need to know
that Jesus is the Mender of Broken Hearts. If they are held
captive by others, or perhaps by their own addictions, they need
to know that Jesus provides freedom and liberty. They do not
have to spend the rest of their lives as victims of society.
With Jesus they can be victors, not victims.
It is up to us to lead people to the victory of Jesus Christ. We
do this by sharing our joy with them. “I rejoice heartily in the
LORD, in my God is the joy of my soul.” I was lost, but now I am
found. We were all lost, but He found us. His Grace is Amazing.
How can we be anything other than positive? Rejoice!
Excerpted from Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Pellegrino, Diocese of St.
THE WORD OF THE LORD!
Readings for next Sunday,
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
2 Samuel 7: 1 - 5, 8b - 12, 14a,
Psalm 89: 2 - 3, 4 - 5, 27, 29
Romans 16: 25 - 27
Luke 1: 26 - 38