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
Penance
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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THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, a holy day of obligation, will take place this Thursday, August 15. We will celebrate Mass at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Vigil) and at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 12:00 noon & 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.

  

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
Pastor

 

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EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
August 4, 2019
          The readings for this Sunday force us to take a closer look at the whole concept of success. In the Gospel reading, the man is convinced that he is a success because he is a rich farmer. What should he do now that he has succeeded in harvesting more grain than he has storage room? Build a bigger barn, of course. The only thing is, the basis of his success is his grain. When he suddenly dies, his success remains here, and he goes on to God empty handed.
          The whole mind set that success is predicated on what we own is based on a fallacy that was very clear to the author of the first reading. He is sometimes called Qoheleth, or the Preacher. This book from the Hebrew Scriptures is the very insightful and difficult book called Ecclesiastes. “Vanity of vanities,” says Qoheleth, “All is vanity.” Qoheleth’s point is that the only real values are the spiritual values. The early Christians loved this book of the Hebrew Scriptures because it helped them remain focused on the reason for their existence.
          The general  concept of success is a fallacy. Success is not predicated on what we have, what honors we receive, what jobs we hold, etc. Success is predicated on how each of us has developed as a person.
          Let me take this one step, one infinite step, farther. Success is predicated on our ability to assume the person of Jesus Christ. St. Paul says in the second reading that our lives are hidden with Christ in God in such a way that when Christ appears we appear. The personality of a Christian is so entwined with the person of Jesus Christ that Christ and the Christian, and Christ in the Christian, must be one. That is success.
         
Therefore, success, true success, is never that which we have obtained. This is a completely different way of considering success. Success is not a present reality, it is a goal, the goal of Christian life. This goal will be reached when every aspect of our lives reflects the Person of Jesus Christ. That is success. All else is vanity.

                                             - Excerpted from Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Pellegrino, Diocese of St. Petersburg, FL
 
 

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BE PREPARED FOR THE WORD OF THE LORD!
Readings for next Sunday, August 11, 2019
NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Wisdom 18: 6 - 9
Psalm 33: 1, 12, 18 - 19, 20 - 22
Hebrews 11: 1 - 2, 8 - 19
Luke 12: 32 - 48
 
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