Jesus summoned them and said to them, “You know that those who
are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them,
and their great ones make their authority over them felt. But it
shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great
among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among
you will be the slave of all. For the Son of Man did not come to
be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for
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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TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
October 21, 2018
We are a Eucharistic people. You hear that expression all the
time. But what does that really mean? We celebrate Jesus’
Presence in the Blessed Sacrament. We receive communion. We
adore his Presence in our tabernacles and during Eucharistic
adoration services. But that is just one part of the Eucharistic
dimension of our lives. To be a Eucharistic people, our
celebration of the Eucharist must encompass washing the feet of
the Lord’s people. Remember that was what Jesus did before He
gave His Body and Blood at the Last Supper. He washed the feet
of his disciples and then issued the Mandatum,
the mandate for them and for us: “What you have seen me do, you
also must do.” This was followed by the sacrament of the Lord’s
Body and Blood. We celebrate the Eucharist through service to
others and continually experience the Presence of Christ.
James and John had it all wrong. They wanted power, they wanted
authority. Instead, Jesus called them to sacrifice and service.
And when, after Pentecost, they sacrificed their lives for the
sake of the Kingdom of God, they were, in fact, among the great
gathered around Jesus’ throne. It’s the same for us. We
sacrifice for others and the sacrificial love of the Lord gives
us the authority to call ourselves Christian.
- Excerpted from
Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Pellegrino,
Diocese of St. Petersburg, FL