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2015 Lenten Appeal
We have begun the holy season of Lent, a great period of penance and interior renewal in preparation for Easter. True renewal and interior conversion can happen if we are sincere with ourselves and use the spiritual tools of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. In these next forty days, through the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy and hearing God’s Word, Jesus will present Himself to us in all the wonderful simplicity of the Gospel. Your contribution to the Bishop’s Annual Lenten Appeal helps to provide the base of support for the pastoral, education and charitable services that are provided throughout the Diocese of Harrisburg. Please keep in mind that your generous contribution to the Bishop's Annual Lenten Appeal can result in a significant financial benefit for our parish.
Christian writer, Charles F. Banning wrote, “In the Arabian Knights you will remember the story of the magnetic islands. These islands were so magnetic that when ships came near them they were wrecked. They were not drawn upon the rocks and dashed to pieces, nor was there any sudden explosion. These islands were simply so magnetic that they drew all the nails and bolts out of the ship and it fell to pieces.
This is the test which self-sacrifice applies to every life. When a life has been lived on a principle of selfishness, as the years go by, sacrifice applies this test and that life falls to pieces and comes to sorrow. As the sieve of life moves constantly, the little things slip through and there is nothing left of a selfish life. I challenge you to name any person who has attained any permanent degree of happiness who has not lived a life of self-denial.”
“Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” Jesus
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 remain at 2848 Herr Street in Harrisburg.
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Email: email@example.com • 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