Holy Name
of Jesus Church
6150 Allentown Boulevard
Harrisburg, PA 17112-2603

Phone 717-652-4211
Regular Weekend Mass Schedules
Saturday 8:30 a.m. & 5.00 p.m. (vigil)
Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m.,
12:00 noon & 6:00 p.m.
Daily, Holy Day & Holiday Mass Schedules
Are Listed in the Bulletin Click Here
Penance
Saturday 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. & 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
 
"God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
(Philippians 2: 9-11)
 

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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. Quinlan
Pastor

 

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TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
September 15, 2019
          The Pharisees and scribes, still suspicious of Jesus, complain about him associating with sinners. So he tells them these three parables.
         
In the first story, the parable of The Lost Sheep, the shepherd leaves behind the 99 sheep to search for the 1 lost sheep. When he finds it, the shepherd rejoices not alone as in Matthew's version, but with friends and neighbors. In the same way, God rejoices more over 1 sinner who repents—like the outcasts who have come to hear Jesus—than over the 99 righteous like the Pharisees and scribes.
         
The second story, about a poor woman who will not stop searching until she finds her lost coin, makes the same point. Why are the Pharisees complaining? They should rejoice when the lost are
found.
         
Finally we come to what is probably the most memorable parable in the Gospels, the story we know as The Prodigal Son. Just as in The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coin, this story (found only in Luke) is really about the seeker. The loving father is at the center of this parable. Even though his son runs off with his father's inheritance and squanders the money, the father waits for him, hoping for his return. Upon his son's return, the father, “full of compassion,” runs out to embrace and forgive him before the son can utter one word of repentance. At this point the rejoicing
begins.
         
The parable does not end there. Rather, it makes one more point about the older son's reaction. This son who never left, just like the Pharisees and scribes who feel they are righteous, refuses to enter his father's house to join in the rejoicing. He has served his father. He has obeyed him. Perhaps it was not out of love. The father's response teaches us that God's care and compassion extend to the righteous and sinner alike. When we are lost, God doesn't wait for our return. He actively seeks us out. And when the lost are found, how could we not celebrate and rejoice?
 
     
                                                                                                      - Excerpted from Sunday Connection, Loyola Press
 
 

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BE PREPARED FOR THE WORD OF THE LORD!
Readings for next Sunday, September 22, 2019
TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Amos 8: 4 - 7
Psalm 113: 1 - 2, 4 - 6, 7 - 8

1 Timothy 2: 1 - 8
Luke 16: 1 - 13
 
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