Parish Mission Statement
"We hold to the truth, handing on the Catholic and apostolic faith."
Did you know Holy Family has a Facebook page?
Holy Family Church offers a wide variety of ministries and ways to get involved.
As a priest I often hear people talk with people about friends or family members who don’t practice their faith as part of the Church community.
We are offering a couple of gatherings this summer to help each one of us to learn HOW TO REACH OUT TO PEOPLE AND TO INVITE THEM BACK INTO THE COMMUNITY OF FAITH.
These gatherings are for EVERYONE IN THE PARISH and I would like to see YOU there if you really want some help on HOW TO SHARE OUR FAITH.
Just ask yourself this question: Does Jesus want you to make the time for this? I can’t imagine His answer would be “no.”
YOU CAN attend either of the following two dates: July 20 (Sunday/Noon until 2pm with lunch provided) or July 29 (Tuesday, 7pm – 9pm)
The PROGRAM IS ENTITLED:
"The Essential Keys on Sharing the Faith with Family/Friends from Pope Francis and Others" and will share some insights on sharing the faith from Pope Francis, Fr. Robert Barron and others.
The keynote will be presented by Sr. Sally Russell from the Archdiocesan Office of Evangelization.
Please attend yourself and invite someone else (they do not need to be members of the parish or even Catholic). The event will be FREE.
Clarification on Walking With Purpose **** Please Read*****
WWP 101 versus Walking With Purpose 7 Priorities that Make Life Work: I would like to clarify that the book that goes with the upcoming WWP Women's Ministry is titled Walking With Purpose 101, "Choosing the Better Part" it is completely different from the book Walking with Purpose 7 Priorities That Make Life Work. I recommended the Walking with Purpose 7 Priorities That Make Life Work so you could get an idea of Lisa's style and because I found the book beneficial.
In Walking With Purpose 101 you will get the Study Guide, "Choosing the Better Part", the book "The Better Part" and you will need your bible. I would like to suggest that if you are on the fence come to the Connect Coffee and the first Chapter so basically the first two weeks. Nora and I will have copies of the first chapter and what you need for the connect coffee. If you like it then sign up if not a problem. However, I do need an idea that you are coming to the first two weeks so that I can have materials ready.
MOVIES AND MUNCHIES: Bring your kids for free movies on Wednesdays. See the flyer for the list of upcoming movies and dates.
WEE ONES BIBLE CAMP: July 14-18, 9:45am–11:45am. In this camp designed for 3, 4, and 5 year olds, kids explore the Bible as a book filled with not only great drama but also with a plan for living out God's word. Through the media of stories, songs, finger plays, games, dramatizations, and sensorial activities, students can sense God’s love for them. Children will prepare for a short performance at the end of camp on Friday. Cost is $25. Click to download the registration form.
HANDICAP RAMP FOR HOLY FAMILY CHAPEL
Holy Family will be working on a project to help our Holy Family Chapel to be handicapped accessible. This idea came into being in response to knowing that a good number of parishioners do not go to daily Mass or other events in the old chapel because of their inability to go up the steps. The idea for a ramp was presented to and approved by the parish Development Committee, the Corporators of the Parish and the Pastoral Council in February. We are using funds raised from the memorial brick sale to finance this project, but a bit more is needed to cover all costs. If you would like to donate to the Chapel Ramp project, please contact the parish office or send a check designating your donation to this fund.
Thank you – Fr. Andy
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