When Jesus called Simon and Andrew, James and John, you and me,
he did not call us to do something. He called us to be
something. He called us to be disciples. Why do you train your
children in the faith? Why do you guard against immorality in
your home? Why do you worship God daily in your homes and weekly
here in Church? We do what we do because this is who we are.
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.
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THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
January 21, 2018
That is why we feel so disjointed when our human limitations
take over and we give in to evil. We lose our sincerity, our
integrity, when what we do is opposed to whom we are. But when
we respond to that call of Christ within us to be Christian in
all our actions, then our actions reflect our inner life, the
life of Jesus Christ we have been called to embrace. Then we
become who we are.
[George] Weigel concludes that people who are determined to live
the truth of whom they are, people who are determined to live
vocationally, are the most dynamic force in history. Their lives
don’t just become history, they become His Story, the story of
God at work in the world. And that is what Catholicism is about.
We want to change the world into God’s world. We are willing to
do what we need to do to be whom we have been called to be.
The call of Faith, our vocation as Christians is urgent, just as
the call to faith was urgent for the first disciples, for the
people of Corinith, and for the people of Ninevah. Faith has
consequences. Faith is dynamic. Faith is counter cultural. Faith
changes the world. Faith is manifested in the integrity of men
and women who live who they are.
May we have the courage to be Catholic.
Excerpted from Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Pellegrino, Diocese of St.