NOVEMBER 2022 Newsletter
Holy Family Radio has faced several technical issues in the few past weeks. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through these problems. I was recently reminded of an old prayer and have decided to add this to my daily prayers. It is the Memorare. The Memorare is a traditional Catholic prayer asking the Virgin Mary for her intercession to her son Jesus Christ. I have included the prayer below. I have also added a link to a short informative video about the prayer. Please consider joining me to pray this powerful prayer and ask Our Lady for her intercession for Holy Family Radio.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother;
to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Joe Nebistinsky
Station Manager
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Does anyone know where October went? It seems as though we just started it a few days ago and now it’s gone! We attended the Diocesan Women’s Conference, several “50Plus” conferences, and had our Fall Pledge Drive. Speaking of the pledge drive, it’s not too late to donate! Please go to our website – or phone us at 717-525-8110. Join us in our efforts to bring the Word of God to Central Pennsylvania!
I’m looking forward to November. There is one conference scheduled that we will attend in Carlisle. Currently, there is a plan to do some needed equipment upgrades. We will then take a short breather for Thanksgiving and some Black Friday shopping. Our quest for business partners will be continuing as always. If you own a business and would like us to promote that business, you can send a note through our website or give us a call.
As quickly as October flew by, November promises to be just as quick. We are almost into the Holiday Season and Advent. Join us in giving thanks this month and may God bless all of you!
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Staff, and Volunteers, thanks to all who donated to our Fall Pledge Drive "Answer the Call". Donations are still coming in. We appreciate your continued support!
Spiritual Advisor's Corner

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I've been driving through the mountains of Pennsylvania a lot recently, and noticed the brilliant colors on some of the changing trees. Others have just changed a pale brown color, while others are still green. But some are bright red and yellow, and are such great examples of the magnificence of God's Creation.

I'm sure that some trees, if they could, would get very sad looking at the trees with the brilliant colors, while they see the dingy colors that they give off. Some would grow rather jealous that people are ignoring their leaves to look at other trees.

This sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? Well, we do the same thing. We are very quick to point out the gifts that some other people have, and we grow easily jealous of them. But we fail to see the great goodness that Our God has given us. That is why it is wrong to compare ourselves with others, and why we need to give thanks to God for every gift that He gives us. He didn't create us to be the same; we each have different gifts, and while we can admire others' talents, we should never do so at the expense of thanking God for the good things He has given us. 

We don't need to tear someone else down in order to see that God has given us good things, too. He created you in His Image. He loves you and would not have died on the Cross if He did not die for you. You are His Gift to the World. Praised be to God for your birth and your life! 

Father Timothy Sahd
We are happy to announce our 2023 Benefit Dinner will be held at the Harrisburg Sheraton on Friday, April 21, 2023. Our Keynote Speaker will be Kevin Reilly. Kevin Reilly is an acclaimed keynote speaker, author, former broadcaster for Philadelphia Eagles Network, and former professional football player. He has motivated thousands with his journey of overcoming illness and unbelievable obstacles.

Drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 1973, Kevin Reilly played for the Philadelphia Eagles, where he captained the special teams, and the New England Patriots. 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.

Please plan to join us for this very special evening.

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O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care.

Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our heart and seek refuge in your motherly protection.

Look down with mercy upon us and touched the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.

Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and threaten the sanctity of family life. Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim that God's law is the foundation on which this nation was founded, and He alone is the true source of our cherished rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

 O Merciful Mother, grant us the courage to reject the culture of death and strengthen and the strength to build a new Culture of Life.
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Ludovico Carracci, “An Angel Frees the Souls of Purgatory” Wikimedia Commons
As Catholics, we believe that the Church is made up of the souls here on earth, the saints in heaven, and the souls suffering in Purgatory. The souls in Purgatory cannot pray for themselves and need our prayers and sacrifices to enter fully into the Beatific Vision. November is a set aside for the faithful to remember and pray for these brothers and sisters of ours.

How to celebrate: Visit the cemetery and pray for the dead. Not only is praying for the dead a spiritual work of mercy, but the Church also offers a plenary indulgence for those who do this during the first week of November.
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Joke of the Month
The pastor assigned his new Pastoral Associate to be chaplain of the parish's women's Bible Study Group. After meeting with the women for the first time, the young associate staggered back to the Rectory. "What's wrong?" the pastor asked him. "It was terrible", he said. "All they talked about were their aches and pains, their children's sicknesses and their husbands cholesterol, heart, and prostate woes. It wasn't a Bible class it was an organ recital."
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An All Souls Day Prayer | Litany For The Holy Souls In Purgatory

O Jesus, Thou suffered and died that all mankind might be saved and brought to eternal happiness. Hear our pleas for further mercy on the souls of:
My dear parents and grandparents,
My brothers and sisters and other near relatives,
My godparents and sponsors of Confirmation,
My spiritual and temporal benefactors,
My friends and neighbors,
All for whom love or duty bids me pray,
Those who have suffered disadvantage or harm through me,
Those who have offended me,
Those whose release is near at hand,
Those who desire most to be united to Thee,
Those who endure the greatest sufferings,
Those whose release is most remote,
Those who are least remembered
Those who are most deserving on account of their services to the Church,
The rich, who are now the most destitute,
The mighty, who are now powerless,
The once spiritually blind, who now see their folly
The frivolous, who spent their time in idleness,
The poor who did not seek the treasures of heaven,
The tepid who devoted little time to prayer,
The indolent who neglected to perform good works,
Those of little faith, who neglected the frequent reception of the Sacraments,
The habitual sinners, who owe their salvation to a miracle of grace,
Parents who failed to watch over their children,
Superiors who were not solicitous for the salvation of those entrusted to them,
Those who strove for worldly riches and pleasures,
The worldly minded, who failed to use their wealth and talent for the service of God,
Those who witnessed the death of others, but would not think of their own,
Those who did not provide for the life hereafter,
Those whose sentence is severe because of the great things entrusted to them,
The popes, kings, and rulers,
The bishops and their counselors,
My teachers and spiritual advisors,
The priests and religious of the Catholic Church,
The defenders of the Holy Faith,
Those who died on the battlefield,
Those who fought for their country,
Those who were buried in the sea,
Those who died of apoplexy,
Those who died of heart attacks,
Those who suffered and died of cancer,
Those who died suddenly in accidents,
Those who died without the last rites of the Church,
Those who shall die within the next twenty-four hours,
My own poor soul when I shall have to appear before Thy judgment seat.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them: For evermore with Thy Saints, because Thou art gracious.
May the prayer of Thy suppliant people, we beseech Thee, O Lord, benefit the souls of Thy departed servants and handmaids: that Thou mayest both deliver them from all their sins, and make them to be partakers of Thy redemption. Amen.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine on them. Amen.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
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