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
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

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Weekly Message:

July 26, 2015
         For the next five Sundays we set aside our reading of the gospel of Mark to devote attention to John 6 and the Bread of Life discourse. The fourth gospel differs from the others in many respects and one is the way in which the evangelist teases out the implications of Jesus’ actions through long discussions in which the participants are being asked to consider in depth the symbolism behind his deeds. The multiplication of the loaves and fishes is the only miracle story that John shares with the other gospels, though he calls them signs because of his desire to highlight not so much the power of Jesus but his identity. The signs point to who he is as the one sent by the Father. John’s account of this differs in some small ways. He tells us these events take place just before the feast of Passover and thereby invites us to make a connection with that founding story of the Israelites when God fed them in the wilderness. He also notes that the boy brings five ‘barley loaves’ which was the bread of the poor. Finally, we are told that twelve baskets of scraps are gathered up so that nothing may be lost. Here it is possible to see a symbolism referring to Jesus’ desire to gather to himself the new people of God.
It is not given to us to perform miracles like Elisha and Jesus but perhaps that is as it should be. In a world where there is
so much need, we have a great deal to give. It may not seem likemuch to us but when it is shared it becomes more than we canever imagine. The miracles worked by Jesus and Elisha neededsomeone to come along and offer what they had. God still needsus to do the same and still guarantees that if we do, things willhappen! That we are reading from John over the next few weeksis an invitation to realize that while all the gospels proclaim Jesus,they do so differently. This means that we need to read themdifferently so that we can get the most from what the evangelist istrying to say. Very early on in the tradition of the church, John’swas called the ‘spiritual gospel’ because from the beginning itwas recognized that he was challenging us to think very deeplyabout the mystery of the Word made flesh. 
- Excerpted from Let The Reader Understand: The Sunday Readings of Year B by Sean Goan 
Readings for next Sunday, August 2, 2015
Exodus 16: 2 - 4, 12 - 15
Psalm 78: 3 - 4, 23 - 24, 25, 54
Ephesians 4: 17, 20 - 24
John 6: 24 - 35

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