March 2022
OK, I know that everyone wears green and celebrates St. Patrick in March.... and yes, I understand that he is an important saint in our church. I, however, have another saint who is often overlooked in March. Of course, I am thinking of St. Joseph. He is sometimes called a "silent saint" because he is not quoted in the Bible. He IS a very important saint. I am honored to be named after him. He is a model for men who want to follow God's will. Traditionally, Christians wear red on his Solemnity (March 19th). Please wear green on March 17th, but this year join me in wearing red on March 19th in honor of the Patron Saint of the Universal Church. St. Joseph, pray for us!

Joe Nebistinsky
Station Manager
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Spiritual Advisor's Corner
Last month, we celebrated Catholic Schools Week at Seven Sorrows in Middletown, which is my home parish. Many schools celebrate by having a students-versus-teachers volleyball game. We had an 8th grade versus teachers (and priest) game in our school. It was a lot of fun, and of course the students thought they could beat the adults! They did a great job - the teachers won the first game, and the students won the second game. It came down to the deciding third set. The teachers were leading, 22-20, and the students were on a great run. However, there was a problem (for the students): It was 3PM. The end of the school day. The game had to end, and the teachers were declared the champions! 

There were lots of upset 8th graders. I never heard them say that they wanted to stay in school LONGER! Students from other grades, who were cheering them on, said the 8th graders were cheated!

It got me thinking about the end of time (or the end of our lives). At some point, which we do not know, we will be called home. We won't get to play out the game. We don't decide when the game ends, so we have to make sure that we are ready for that bell when it rings. Will we be winning, or will we come out on the losing side?

Our Savior gives us so many ways to come back to Him after we've sinned. The Sacraments include no judgement - just His Mercy and great love! But there is an end, and we don't know when it will come. That volleyball game was a great reminder to me to always be ready for that last bell to ring. In our faith, we can always be pulled to the "winning side" by seeking His forgiveness. In a sport, even if we work hard, we are not guaranteed victory. But when we rely on our God, even in the depths of sin and despair, He pulls us to safety, and therefore we are ready for that final bell. Thank you for your support of Holy Family Radio, which is a great reminder to so many of the presence of God's Kingdom among us, and also a reminder of what awaits us if we rely on Him here on earth!
Fr. Timothy Sahd
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March Madness – it’s that time once again! Whether your favorite team is in or not, there is one team that you should continue to back, Holy Family Radio! We have a lot going on the next couple of months, our Spring Pledge Drive, our Annual Benefit Dinner and our second ever Online Auction. We are looking from more team players (how about that sport’s analogy?) and could use your help. We need assistance in many ways. If you can answer a phone, consider the Pledge Drive. Know a business that would donate a door prize for the dinner? How about donations for the auction? Like public speaking? We are starting to go out to the area parishes to deliver a presentation on the radio station. We would love to have your help in visiting the parishes to deliver the address. We are a winning team that needs you to be a player. Come join us and help to make Holy Family Radio a champion among Catholic radio stations.
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March 2022

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Facts about St. Joseph
• Symbols associated with Joseph include the carpenter's square and lily. The carpenter's square not only symbolizes Joseph's trade but also the concept of truth. The lily represents purity and Joseph's celibate marriage to the Virgin Mary.

• In 1955, an additional feast day was declared by Pope Pius IX and is celebrated on May 1 as the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. This date is also International Workers’ Day and believed to reflect Joseph as the patron saint of workers.

• Joseph is the patron saint of the Universal Church, families, fathers, expectant mothers, travelers, immigrants, house sellers and buyers, craftsmen, engineers and working people among others.

• Although we know Joseph as a working carpenter, he is descended from royal lineage, the line of David.

Popular customs among Christians observing Saint Joseph's Day include: attending Mass, wearing red-colored clothing, and assembling home altars dedicated to Saint Joseph.
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March - Dedicated to St. Joseph

March is the month of devotion to St. Joseph, whose Solemnity falls on March 19th. In a society which seems to discourage the importance of marriage and fatherhood, St. Joseph, the spouse of the Virgin and the man given the responsibility of raising Jesus, is an incredible model of an obedient, faithful, Christian father.
There are many prayers to St. Joseph. Here is an old one:

Blessed St. Joseph, I consecrate myself to your honor and give myself to you, that you may always be my father, my protector and my guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me great purity of heart and a fervent love of the interior life. After your example, may I perform my actions for the greater Glory of God, in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Pray for me, Saint Joseph, that I may experience the peace and joy of your holy death. Amen.
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Joke of the Month
It had been a while since John had sought the Sacrament of Reconciliation. One day he wandered into an unfamiliar church and entered the Confessional. He was surprised how much things had changed. On the wall there was a fully equipped bar with beer on tap. On the other wall there was a dazzling array of the finest Cuban cigars. When the pastor came in, John began the ritual: “Father, forgive me it's been a long time since I've been to Confession, but I must first say that the confessional is much more inviting these days.
The priest replied, “You're on my side.”
Annual Benefit Dinner Update

Our Annual Benefit Dinner will be held on Friday, April 29, 2022. Bishop Ronald Gainer will be our Guest, along with our Special Keynote Speaker Dr. David Anders, Host of Called to Communion. Dr. Anders can be heard each weekday at 2:00 PM on Holy Family Radio.
Location - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Mechanicsburg, PA
Meet & Greet/Social Hour 6:00 PM
Dinner 7:00 PM
Live Music and Door Prizes
Tickets - $100 per person

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Holy Family Radio 
PO Box 6028 
Lancaster, PA 17607-6028 
Phone 717-525-8110 
Reservations due April 6, 2022
Dr. Anders is a Catholic catechist, speaker, and writer living in Birmingham, Alabama. He grew up in the Presbyterian Church (PCA) and attended a Protestant college and seminary. During his Ph.D. studies in Reformation History, he became persuaded of the truth of the Catholic Faith. He entered the Church in 2003 along with his wife, Jill, and (now) five children.
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