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I return to the thoughts and writings of young Fr. Michael Grosch of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Concerning the Lord’s call for us to recognize the time of fulfillment, repentance and acceptance of God’s Kingdom among us:
“Sometimes, we forget to look at our lives as part of God’s plan for history. Maybe when we first experience that closeness of God, or when we have those extraordinary moments of prayer or of a beautiful Mass, we feel God close to us, and it’s very clear that we live in blessed times. But then we get into our routine. And then it’s busy days and busy nights. There’s always something to do, always something to pay for, always something to repair. There’s always another meeting or appointment to get to. And we get so caught up in these things that we forget where we are in God’s plan! But you see, Christ doesn’t want us to sit idly by while he saves the world. He doesn’t want us to feel like we’re living in an ant farm. Instead, he is constantly inviting us to take part in his plan.
What happens in the Gospel today could be said of any one of us in our lives. Peter, Andrew, James, and John are just sitting around, doing their normal thing. They were living their lives, working hard so that they could put food on the table. They were exactly like you and me, and indistinguishable from anyone else around them. But then, Christ comes along and calls each of them by name. When he looked at them, he didn’t see just average people, passengers on the salvation train. He saw people who would play a beautiful and active role in his plan! And today, he does the same with us. God calls us to be his disciples and to be Fishers of Men! We are each called to be like ambassadors for Christ in our lives. This means that we go into those everyday, repetitive things like work, our family, shopping, getting gas, and all the other ordinary events of our day, and then we transform them into extraordinary opportunities for holiness! Christ calls each of us to aid him in his work of redemption by converting it from the inside out, like the leaven in bread.”
God bless us!St. Margaret Mary Alacoque pray for us!
Fr. Charles L. Persing,Pastor
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.
Monday: No MassTuesday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m.
Holy Day Vigil: 7:00 p.mHoly Day: 8:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Penance: Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. A parish penance service is held during both Advent and Lent at announced times.
For directions to the church and rectory located at 2800 Paxton Church Road in Harrisburg, click here to enter your starting address.
The parish office and St Margaret Mary School remian at 2848 Herr Street in Harrisburg.
Due to weather concerns, The Chapel of the Sacred Heart will close at 10:00 PM tonight, January 25th and reopen at 7:00 PM on Monday, January 26th.
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Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Phone: (717) 233-3062 • Fax: (717) 238-5633Church: 2800 Paxton Church Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 • Directions to ChurchParish Office: 2848 Herr Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103 • Directions to Parish OfficeSchool: 2826 Herr Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103 • Directions to School