The Lord calls us to give value to his people by caring
for them. St. Damien of Molokai wrote about a leper who was
given a blanket someone had sent in answer to one of Damien’s
appeals for help. The man held the blanket close to himself and
cried. He asked Fr. Damien if he could be buried with it. You
see, to this man, this wasn’t just a blanket. It was proof that
there were people in the world who cared for him. I was thinking
about the congregation of sisters that St. Teresa of Calcutta,
Mother Teresa, founded. The poorest of the poor whom the
Missionaries of Charity care for die with the dignity which is
the right of every human being. They received this dignity
because the good sisters care.
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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FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
April 22, 2018
We have got to continue the mission of the Good Shepherd. We
have got to care for others. We can't close our eyes to someone
who needs help. We have to empower them to stand on their own
two feet, but no matter what their situation, no matter what
hard words or feelings may have been expressed, we can never cut
them off from our care. This particularly applies to the members
of our family. It is so sad to hear about people who exclude
members of their family from their love. “But he did this, she
did that, Father,” they may protest. Yes, and that was horrible.
But he or she has a right to dignity. He or she needs us to care
about them and for them.
God formed us into his children. Now we must bring the love of
our Father to all, just as Jesus did. We have to care. Then we
can be good shepherds.
Excerpted from Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Pellegrino, Diocese of St.