February is the month in which we honor the Holy Family. I recently spent some time reflecting on this. Every day I say the words "Holy Family" when I am referring to this important apostolate. I must admit that I almost never really think about what I am really saying. The Holy Spirit inspired our founders to name this radio station after the Holy Family. This was no accident. I want to do a better job remembering that everything we do here is in honor of the Holy Family. This is OUR month to ponder this. Join me reflecting on this beautiful truth this month. We must all be reminded that the Church encourages us to look at the Holy Family for inspiration, example and encouragement. We all need to pray for grace of caring for one another in our own families, for each member of the parish family, and for all families of the Universal Church.
February is also a great time to pray for Holy Family Radio!
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Holy Family Radio wishes to thank all of our Business Supporters. They continue to provide financial and "in-kind" support to us on a regular basis. They are very important to our success. We encourage you to support them as well. Tell them that you appreciate all they do for WHYF. Please refer to Business Supporters our on our website when you need a product or service!
Wow, where did January go? I was just getting past Christmas and the New Year festivities and now Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day are upon us. Well, it just means that we are closer to Easter and Spring and warm weather again. It also means planning time for our Annual Fundraising Dinner. This year the dinner is on Friday, April 21st and we have booked the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel for the Gala. You will hear more about the Dinner over the next couple of months, but for now, get the date reserved on your calendar. You won’t want to miss this one!
There are a couple of additional surprises in store for this Spring, but you will have to wait until next month to find out about them. In the meantime, I will be visiting with several Knights of Columbus Councils to show our appreciation for their support over the years. These visits will continue well into the summer until we can get to everyone. By then, we will also be attending the Women Conferences and 50Plus Conferences. So come out and see us.
Spiritual Advisor's Corner
Father Timothy Sahd
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Lent begins later this month, and Christmas just ended. I feel like we just finished with one season, and now are beginning the heavy-duty season of Lent. Do we ever get a break?
That's Ordinary Time! It can seem so boring, but the purpose of Ordinary Time is to see the impact of Jesus' life and ministry (and His power through the Sacraments) through ordinary life. If we live the seasons of the Church with the Church, we can feel this power, and these times are special.
If we live our faith through the seasons of the big box stores or advertisements, we'd already be well past St. Patrick's Day and into Easter. That's exhausting. Let's live the life of the Church, meaning let's live Ordinary Time as best we can so that we can properly enter into Lent. If we live according to the calendar of the world, we'll already be past the "Back-to-School" days! When we live according to the Church calendar, we are properly preparing ourselves for the Sacred Feasts that are the highlights of our year: Easter and Christmas!
God bless you!
WHYF 2023 BENEFIT DINNER
FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2023
Sheraton Harrisburg - Hershey Hotel
Meet & Greet/Social Hour 6:00PM
Live Music and Door Prizes
Deadline for receiving reservations is Thursday, April 6, 2023
Please send reservations and payment to:
Holy Family Radio
PO Box 6028
Lancaster, PA 17607-6028
For more information:
Our Keynote Speaker will be Kevin Reilly. Kevin Reilly is an acclaimed keynote speaker, author, former broadcaster for the Philadelphia Eagles Network, and former professional football player. He has motivated thousands with his journey of overcoming illness and unbelievable obstacles. In 1976, Kevin was diagnosed with a rare tumor that led to the amputation of his left arm, ending his lifelong dream of playing in the NFL. Through perseverance and strength, Kevin achieved accomplishments many thought impossible: seeing success in the corporate world, broadcasting, and reaching thousands with his inspirational message.
Consider contacting your parish organizations about sponsoring a table at the Dinner.
We welcome Francis “Frank” Mottola! Frank is a returning volunteer at WHYF.
He has a Masters Degree in Cyber Security/Information Technology from East Stroudsburg University. Frank is a member of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, located in Harrisburg, PA, where he serves as member of the Knights of Columbus Holy Name of Jesus Council 14081 and a 4th-Degree member of the Father Vincent R. Capodanno Assembly 3167.
Frank volunteers as a Firefighter/Emergency Medical Rescuer (EMR) with United Hook and Ladder located in New Oxford, PA, and was also a Firefighter with Linglestown Fire Company #1 located in Lower Paxton Township. He is a Son of the Linglestown American Legion (Robert H. Hoke Post 272).
Frank works for New Enterprise Stone and Lime as a Quality Control Technician. In addition, Frank is the Owner/Operator of Mountain Eagle Enterprises Inc.
We are happy that Frank is bringing his diverse skills to Holy Family Radio.
The month of February is dedicated to the Holy Family, the special devotion which proposes the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as the model of virtue for all Christian households.
Prayer of the Month
Consecration of the Family to the Holy Family
Lord Jesus Christ, Who, being made subject to Mary and Joseph, hallowed domestic life by Your ineffable virtues; grant that we, with the assistance of both, may be taught by the example of Your Holy Family and may attain to its everlasting fellowship; Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen