MAY 2023
I wish to begin this Newsletter with a big THANK YOU for your support for our Annual Benefit Dinner. The Dinner was a fantastic success! It was a great time to connect with our listeners. Thanks for making it a great evening.

We never have time to rest around here, so we are busy with our Spring Pledge Drive. We are not preempting any of our EWTN programming during this Drive. We are hopeful that you will be generous in making a donation to Holy Family Radio. Don't forget that there are several ways you can help WHYF financially:

  • Leave a Perpetual Light to your children, your grandchildren and your generations after them. Name Holy Family Radio in your will or trust and leave a Perpetual Light Legacy for generations to come. Please contact us for more information.

  • If you wish to donate through the United Way, please inform them of our Designation Number: 275762 and our Tax Number: 23-3092346. Use the Link below.

  • Use Charity Mobile. 5% of your cell phone order goes to Holy Family Radio! Use the Link below.

  • You can always donate safely and securely at our website

During this month of May we honor Our Lady. Please ask for Her intercession for Holy Family Radio so we can continue our mission of spreading the Gospel in Central Pennsylvania. Thank you!

Joe Nebistinsky
Station Manager
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2023 Benefit Dinner Recap

Thanks to everyone who joined us at our Annual Benefit Dinner on Friday, April 21 at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel. The evening featured great food, fellowship and an outstanding keynote presentation. Special thanks to everyone who worked so hard on the Dinner. Here are a few photos from this memorable evening:
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 the Business Supporters on our website when you need a product or service!

The Board of Directors of Holy Family Radio wishes to thank everyone who attended our Spring Benefit Dinner on Friday, April 21 and made it such a wonderful event. Our Speaker, Kevin Reilly, certainly inspired everyone with his story of family, faith and years of fortitude in overcoming a tragic event in his life that left him with only one arm. Everyone was amazed when he continued to speak while he untied and then retied his bright yellow tie with his one hand and mouth. He left us with a strong and inspiring message of true faith.

After the Dinner, so many people said that there was something different and special about the evening but they did not know how to describe it. Even the head of the wait staff came out and said that the wait staff wanted to thank us for being such a happy and pleasant group to serve. Yes, it was a very special night for Holy Family Radio and we want to thank everyone who came to the Dinner and for making God’s Heart and our hearts sing. God bless.
Update from Russ Fry
WHYF Community Relations Coordinator

I was going to start this article with the observation that April showers bring May flowers, but the flowers were already here in April due to the unseasonable weather. I am looking forward to May as we continue visiting Knights of Columbus Councils. We visited four Councils in April and promoted the station and our locally produced show, “Knight Talk.” We received a warm welcome at the four councils and plan more visits in May.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Fundraising Dinner on the 21st of April. As the saying goes, a great time was had by all. Kevin Reilly is a tremendous motivational speaker and gave a great presentation. He received a standing ovation!
We are holding our Spring Pledge Drive in May. Be sure to tune in and get your pledge in early. With your help, we will do well this year. We have a many financial needs and hope that you will support us.
Spiritual Advisor's Corner
Father Timothy Sahd

Dear WHYF Family,

It's been a few weeks since we've begun to cut our grass here at the parish. For the entire winter, and even until we cut it, it looked worn out, shabby and full of weeds. It just looked bad.

But then we cut it. Wow, what a difference! It looked like we spent thousands of dollars on lawn pesticides and nutrients (we certainly didn't!). We could play the Masters on our grass! 

Our life can be like that, too. We can go through a lot of struggles, trials, and other pressures, and we can wonder how anything good can come out of it. But we turn the corner, and we can all of the sudden see all of the fruit of the struggle. The Resurrection is the fruit of the Cross. The struggle was necessary for the victory of the Cross. The grass needed to go through its regeneration period before it could be lush.

So please do not fear when life seems impossible to handle, or that we are overwhelmed. It will bear fruit in ways we couldn't even imagine. Our Savior lives by transforming evil into good, death into life, bread and wine into His Body and Blood, and our human lives into Divine Life! Thanks Be To God for that!

He is Truly Risen!
Fr. Sahd
Harrisburg Diocese Gets a New Bishop!
Holy Family Radio was at the press conference on April 25. You can listen to the entire event on our program CATHOLIC FOCUS or you can go to our website and listen any time.

The Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, Eleventh Bishop of Harrisburg, announced that Pope Francis has named the Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior as the Twelfth Bishop of Harrisburg.

Bishop-designate Senior succeeds Bishop Gainer, who, in keeping with Canon Law, offered his resignation to the Holy Father when he turned 75 years of age in August of 2022. Bishop Senior’s Mass of Installation will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Harrisburg.
Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for us.
Mother of Christ, pray for us.
Mother of divine grace, pray for us.
Mother most pure, pray for us.
Mother most chaste, pray for us.
Mother inviolate, pray for us.
Mother undefiled, pray for us.
Mother most amiable, pray for us.
Mother most admirable, pray for us.
Mother of good counsel, pray for us.
Mother of our Creator, pray for us.
Mother of our Savior, pray for us.
Virgin most prudent, pray for us.
Virgin most venerable, pray for us.
Virgin most renowned, pray for us.
Virgin most powerful, pray for us.
Virgin most merciful, pray for us.
Virgin most faithful, pray for us.
Mirror of justice, pray for us.
Seat of wisdom, pray for us.
Cause of our joy, pray for us.
Spiritual vessel, pray for us.
Vessel of honour, pray for us.
Singular vessel of devotion, pray for us.
Mystical rose, pray for us.
Tower of David, pray for us.
Tower of ivory, pray for us.
House of gold, pray for us.
Ark of the covenant, pray for us.
Gate of heaven, pray for us.
Morning star, pray for us.
Health of the sick, pray for us.
Refuge of sinners, pray for us.
Comforter of the afflicted, Help of Christians, pray for us.
Queen of Angels, pray for us.
Queen of Patriarchs, pray for us.
Queen of Prophets, pray for us.
Queen of Apostles, pray for us.
Queen of Martyrs, pray for us.
Queen of Confessors, pray for us.
Queen of Virgins, pray for us.
Queen of all Saints, pray for us.
Queen conceived without original sin, pray for us.
Queen assumed into heaven, pray for us.
Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us.
Queen of Peace, pray for us.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray. Grant, we beg you, O Lord God, that we your servants, may enjoy lasting health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enter into the joy of eternal happiness. Through Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.
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MAY 2023

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May – The Virgin Mary
“Therefore a certain Star has risen for us today: Our Lady, Saint Mary. Her name means Star of the sea; no doubt the Star of this sea which is the world. Therefore, we ought to lift up our eyes to this Star that has appeared on earth today in order that she may lead us, in order that she may enlighten us, in order that she may show us these steps so that we shall know them, in order that she may help us so that we may be able to ascend. And therefore it is a beautiful thing that Mary is placed in this stairway of which we are speaking, there where we must begin to climb. As the Evangelist says, Jacob begot Joseph, the husband of Mary, so immediately at the very moment of our conversion she appears to us and receives us into her care and enlightens us in her light and accompanies us along this laborious path.”
St. Aelred
After Mass on Sunday morning, a young boy suddenly announced to his mother, “Mom, I’ve decided to become a Priest when I grow up.”
“That’s okay with us, but what made you decide that?”
“Well,” said the little boy, “I have to go to church on Sunday anyway, and I figure it will be more fun to stand up and yell, than to sit down and listen.”

How do you identify the Catholics at a Star Wars convention?
When you say, “May the force be with you!”
The Catholics all respond, “And with your spirit!”

Two seminarians were debating on whether or not it was appropriate to smoke a cigar during the rosary.
Unable to agree on the matter, they decide to ask their superiors. The first seminarian goes to his spiritual director and gets his opinion. “Of course not, it’s disrespectful,” he says.
Later, the first seminarian sees the second one smoking a cigar with a rosary in his other hand. “Hey,” he says, “I thought we can’t smoke while praying!?”
The second seminarian says, “You asked if you can smoke while praying, I asked if I can pray while smoking.”
Prayer for Holy Family Radio
Gracious and loving Father,
your Son, the Incarnate Word,
gave us the joy and the duty
of proclaiming the Gospel
to all who will listen.
Bless Holy Family Radio in its apostolate
 of announcing the Good News.
Strengthen them for the work
of making the truths of our faith
more fully known and more faithfully lived.
 Through its programs,
may Your Saving
Word enter the minds and hearts of listeners
and produce an abundant harvest for Your Kingdom.
 We pray this through Christ our Lord

Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg
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