Thursday, February 26, 2015

Symbolon For Lent

Starting Week of March 1.
Please join us for Week 1- Who is Jesus?

  • Sunday March 1 at 6:45 - 8:15 PM in the Cafeteria. 
  • Monday March 2 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the St. Therese Room. 
  • Thursday March 5 at 10:00 - 11:30 AM in the St. Therese Room. 
The Same Episode will be offered on:
  Sunday, Monday & Thursday.
Each week in March we will offer a new Session. 

For More Details on Topics and Flexible Schedule - Click Symbolon Icon Below: 

If you cannot attend, consider using the On-Line Symbolon which you will also be able access via the Icon Below:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Matthew Kelly's - Best Lent Ever

INSTEAD, LET'S DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT!

Our parish is participating in Dynamic Catholic's new email program, Best Lent Ever, with Matthew Kelly, America's best-selling Catholic author. Each day during Lent, you will receive simple yet inspiring emails from Matthew Kelly that explore the genius of Catholicism and inspire you to become the-best-version-of-yourself.  
View Matthew's Daily Reflections at:
Sign up to receive your personal email each day at the bottom of his Page!

Monday, February 23, 2015

There will be NO FRIDAY afternoon confessions this Friday February 27th

NOTICE

There will be 
NO CONFESSIONS 
this Friday February 27th 2015!


Father Carroll will be attending the funeral Mass for Father Ogden at Saint Joseph's Church in Mechanicsburg.  Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Ogden and for consultation and peace for his family.

Father Louis Ogden
1958 - 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR SUNDAY FEBRUARY 22ND

Due to the first major snow storm (that actually happened) in 2015...there will be NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION tomorrow February 22nd.

In addition to NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION...the Knights of Columbus breakfast also scheduled for tomorrow has also been CANCELLED.

If the weather and road condition improves it is my hope to see all your smiling faces either at the 10:45 am or the 5:30 pm Mass!  Now if you can make it to the 8 am that's great but don't risk it if the roads are still bad in your neighborhood!

WINTER STORM WARNING

If you are planning on coming to tonight's 4:30 pm Mass I ask that you use great caution.  The parking lot is currently snow covered as well our the surrounding streets.  Do to the timing of this storm I cannot guarantee our lots will be cleared in time for Mass.  The Winter Storm Warning is in effect till 7 am tomorrow morning.  Once again please exercise caution and if you are able please consider coming to Mass tomorrow.  

Here is a recent look from our parking lot camera overlooking the Main Church lot!  Got to love technology!  


Friday, February 20, 2015

Men's Conference March 21


Warriors for Christ:
Men after God’s Own Heart
Men - Please mark your calendars for the March 21, 2015 for the Diocesan Men’s Conference at Bishop McDevitt High School. Bishop Gainer is the Keynote Speaker. The day includes Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, opportunity for Confession, excellent workshops, and Mass.  Cost is $30, including lunch.  Registration deadline is March 9.
 

To register on-line, go to www.hbgdiocese.org/men, or you can contact Jim Gontis at 717-657-4804, ext. 227.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

NO 8:30 AM MASS ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20TH

Since Saint Patrick School will be operating on a TWO HOUR DELAY tomorrow February 20th...as per our policy there will be NO 8:30 AM MASS tomorrow.  Please stay warm!  

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

MARK YOUR CALENDARS TODAY!!! SAINT PATRICK DAY CELEBRATION TUESDAY MARCH 17TH!!!

All ARE INVITED

TO OUR ST. PATRICK DAY CELEBRATION

ON SAINT PATRICK’S DAY TUESDAY MARCH 17TH

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THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT 5:30 PM

FOLLOWING MASS DINNER AND TALENT SHOW IN BRENNER HALL!

FATHER CARROLL INVITES ALL PARISHONERS TO COME TOGETHER FOR THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS AND STAY FOR THE DINNER AND TALENT SHOW

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Homily for the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2015



Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time
          “If I preach the gospel, this is no reason for me to boast, for an obligation has been imposed on me, and woe to me if I do not preach it!”  Saint Paul in writing to the people of Corinth shares with them that he has been given an obligation to preach the Gospel.  We share in that obligation, however we aren’t necessarily called to preach it…we are called to live it. 
          Living the Gospel is important especially in today’s day and age because when we live the Gospel we make the healing presence of Christ known to others in an often times broken world.  Our responsorial psalm, “Praise the Lord, who heals the broken hearted.”  It’s a true statement; the Lord has the power to bring healing.  He desires to heal us.  Our Lord wants to grasp us by the hand; in fact He reaches out to us.  The problem is individuals don’t stretch out their hands in return.  They pull back, which is why more people succumb to the weight of their burdens and can’t find the strength to get back up.
          Each one of us here struggles with something.  We all have our demons, our temptations.  Are we reaching out to the Lord especially in those times when we feel overwhelmed?  It is important for us to do that because in order for us to live the Gospel we ourselves must open our hearts to the healing power of Christ.  We need to reach out to Him and experience it.  Now that doesn’t mean our burdens and struggles will go completely away, for that might be a cross we might be asked to carry, however we will be able to get back up each time lifting that weight and continue on our journey. 
          This week I challenge each of us to invite others to encounter Christ.  Invite…don’t force.  Extend the invitation, especially to someone you know in your family or circle of friends who are struggling.  Invite them to Church which is the hospital for sinners or if they are unable to come ask them if they are open to a visit from the deacon/priest or minister for those not of the Catholic faith.  Those who are unable to come to Church are often times afraid to ask for a visit for two reasons…they don’t want to bother the clergy or because they have been away for so long. 

Once again the Lord desires to drive out our demons and heal our afflictions.  Open your hearts to His healing grace and in our encounters with others invite them to open their hearts to it as well.  The more we allow ourselves to trust in the Lord, the happier we will be in life.  

Monday, February 2, 2015