Friday is the anniversary of Roe vs Wade and I offer the following reflections from our Bishops:
“Twenty-five year ago, Pope St. John Paul, II wrote that the Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus’ saving message to the world (Evangelicum vitae 1). In taking on human flesh, dwelling among us, and sacrificing His very life for our redemption, Christ reveals the profound dignity of every human person. This God given dignity does not change with our state of life, abilities, level of independence, or any other varying circumstance.
Rather, it is rooted in the permanent fact that each of us is made in the image and likeness of God, created to share in the very life of God Himself. The human person is a “manifestation of God in the world, a sign of His presence, a trace of His glory” (EV 24) and we must reflect this truth in how we act and how we treat one another.
The truth of the Gospel of life is at the foundation of who we are as followers of Christ. In His earthly life, Jesus provided the perfect model for how we are to love our neighbor and live out the Gospel call: “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me” (Mt. 25-40).
Our Knights of Columbus Council #3625 are sponsoring a Sub Sale and orders are being taken beginning this weekend, January 16, 2021.
You have a choice of Italian, Ham/Cheese or Turkey/Cheese for $7.00 each. The subs are made fresh the morning of Saturday, February 6, 2021 with quality meats and cheese. You may pick-up your sub order between 10 am and 12 Noon at the entrance of the Parish Center.
There are order forms in this weekend’s bulletin which you can drop into the collection basket. If you prefer you may contact Ron Benkovic at 717-939-9914 or Ivo Fisic at 717-602-2691 to place your order.
Thank you for your continued support of our Knights of Columbus Council #3625.
In today’s Gospel, the first disciples meet Jesus and ask where He is staying. “Come, and you will see.” Jesus dwells in every place where all are welcome and cared for; Jesus makes His home where everyone is assured a place; Jesus stays wherever compassion and forgiveness are readily offered. Jesus’ “place” includes not only our homes, also our neighborhood, schools, and places of work.
May our homes become fitting dwelling places for Christ to “stay”, where all are received with humble generosity and honor as we would welcome Christ Himself.
In Christ’s Pease, Fr. Dave
Loving and Generous Father, it is You who call us by name and ask us to follow You. Help us to grow in the love and service of our Church and give us the grace and courage of Your Holy Spirit to shape its future. Grant us faith-filled leaders who will embrace Christ’s mission of love and justice. Bless the Church of Harrisburg by raising up dedicated and generous servants from our parishes, schools, families, and friends who will serve Your people as priests, deacons, and consecrated women and men. Inspire us to know You better and open our hearts to hear Your call. We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Diocese of Harrisburg: Office of Vocations 717-657-4804 Ext. 282