The Hebrews were brought into exile not just because they were
weaker than their neighbors, but because they deserted the God
who had formed them into His people. No, they had not stopped
worshiping in the Temple, but their faith in God was very much
just lip service. They joined in with the pagan customs of those
around them. They practiced pagan immorality. They even offered
their children for child sacrifice to the pagan gods. They
adopted pagan glorification of the material over the spiritual.
For all these sins, God let them be led into exile. Once in
exile, the people realized that there was no hope for them to
free themselves. They were captives of a powerful kingdom. They
realized that they were completely dependent on God to free
them. They needed Him to work his Power and Might for them.
Baruch prophesied that God would deliver them. And he did.
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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SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
December 9, 2018
The condition the Hebrew people were in is not all that
different than our human condition. So many people give lip
service to religion, but live as pagans. So many people join in
with the glorification of the material over the spiritual.
Immorality attacks us every day. Sometimes it is out in the
world. Sometimes it is within our families. Often it is within
each of us. We want to, we have to fight evil, but it is
stronger than we are, at least when we are left by ourselves. So
we call upon God to deliver us from evil. He is more powerful
than any thing that is attacking us. He frees us from all that
holds us captive.
Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Pellegrino,
Diocese of St. Petersburg FL