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16 Apr 2014

Join us for The Triduum Masses

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Come, worship God with us on:
- Holy Thursday (April 17th) Mass at 7 p.m.
- Good Friday (April 18th) Service at 3 p.m.
- Easter Vigil, Holy Saturday (April 19th) Candlelight vigil at 9 p.m.
- East Sunday (April 20th) Masses at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., or 6 p.m.

Please come and join us. Whether you are a member of parish, a Catholic who has been away for awhile, or a visitor from another denomination who just wants to see what goes on when Catholics celebrate the Easter mysteries.

14 Apr 2014

2014 Youth Soccer League PreK-2nd Grade

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  • PK – K and 1st and 2nd grade teams will be made.
  • Games will be played at 1pm and 2pm on the following Sundays: April 27, May 4, 11, and 18.
  • Please return this form to the school office. Deadline to Register is Wednesday, April 16th.

Cost is the one time $50 Athletic Fee. The Athletic fee is for the entire school year for one or all sports offered for this age group. For more information regarding soccer contact Syd Whitlock at sydwhitlock@gmail.com or 502 643-3657 for information regarding your athletic fee payment contact Dave Kristiansen at davekris1960@gmail.com.

Download the form here.

9 Apr 2014

Marlins Swing into Spring 2014

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MARLINS CopyofIMG_0009Holy Family Marian Guild is thrilled to present Swing Into Spring, The Marlins Variety Show on April 28, 2014. Starring: The Marlin brothers Gary, Jace, Rick and Robert. They have been entertaining audiences for over 25 years at conventions, fairs, festivals and corporate events all over the United States and Canada. The Marlins are a gem of Southern Indiana and will be sharing their variety show that has them traveling all over the country. The brothers perform a variety of musical, dance and comedy routines while singing and playing over 20 instruments.

The show will be held in Marchino Hall, behind the church, at 129 W. Daisy Lane in New Albany. Dinner is provided by Beef O’Bradys of Floyds Knobs. Doors open and dinner begins at at 6:00PM. the show begins at 7:00PM. Raffle drawings will be held at intermission. (Raffle License 132925) Tickets are $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door. This is a family event and children are welcomed. (Children under 12 years of age are $15.) Please call Evelyn Lilly, 9448902, or Marty Collings, 945-7305 before April 23rd.

8 Apr 2014

Homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent – April 6, 2014

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By Deacon Benjamin Syberg

“When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come with her weeping, he became perturbed and troubled… And Jesus wept…”We have found ourselves near the end of our Lenten Journey with Jesus. In just one short week, we celebrate Palm Sunday. Next Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week. In two weeks, we celebrate Jesus’ own resurrection from the dead. And so, this Sunday, Jesus is trying to get us ready for that. He wants us to listen up. He wants us to give Him our undivided attention. Today, in the Gospel, Jesus, raises a man from the DEAD. This is a highpoint; the ultimate sign, the perfect roadmap that prepares us, for the glory of the Resurrection.

And yet, and yet this incredible Gospel passage, full of rich meaning, symbols, power, glory. This incredible moment in Jesus’ life, this tipping point, this plateau, it, shows more than just Lazarus’ resurrection. Jesus does something today that, in the gospels, He doesn’t do very often. In the center of today’s craziness, with people all around Him, with the importance of this moment, we are told… that Jesus wept. Jesus, the Son of the Living God, wept. Jesus, Almighty God, cried. This is unbelievable. And I would like to say speak on this, today this reality that we have heard, THAT JESUS WEPT. Read the rest of this entry »

8 Apr 2014

Safe & Sacred Training required of ALL Volunteers

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SAS_logo_greyPlease read this important action item from the Archdiocese for parents and volunteers!

in_the_news_archindy_logoAs part of our ongoing commitment to the care and protection of children, every priest, deacon, and employee of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis was requested to complete our online Safe and Sacred training program by February 28, 2014. A letter from Archbishop Tobin regarding this important training can be found in (on the OCE website, www.archindy.org), Public Resources, Public Downloads, Misc or click SAFE.

Volunteers who have contact with children should complete the training in April 2014. The course is available in English and Spanish 24 hours per day, 7 days per week at www.safeandsacred-archindy.org.

It only takes about 45 minutes to complete and can be done in parts over a series of days. Thank you in advance for your participation in this training and your commitment to the protection of children. Please contact Human Resources at hr@archindy.org if you have any questions.

ALL volunteers are required to complete the training, and ALL parents are strongly urged to complete this as well even if you’ve had VIRTUS training. All Holy Family teachers, staff and many parents have already completed the Safe and Sacred training.

4 Apr 2014

Providence High School Easter Egg Hunt

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The Providence Alumni Association and Providence Girls Soccer team will hold an Easter Egg Hunt at Our Lady of Providence Jr.-Sr. High School on Saturday, April 19, for children ages 3-9.

Activities include photos with the Easter Bunny starting at 9:30 a.m. in the Providence Activity Center and an Easter egg hunt on the front lawn at 10:30 a.m. In case of rain, activities will be held in the Koetter Gym.

Download the flyer here (PDF).

4 Apr 2014

April 2014 Calendar Available

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At the end of each month, we publish the Calendar of events for the coming month in the bulletin. Here is the April 2014 Calendar (PDF).

As always, please check the online calendar (LINK) to confirm that events are still happening.

3 Apr 2014

2014 Funding Q&A: How many Ministries does Holy Family provide & how are they funded?

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Through the coming weeks, we would like to share with you information that pertains to Holy Family Parish and it’s funding. At the end of this time, we will give you the opportunity to ask us questions via email, at Mass, and on Facebook.

1. How many Ministries does Holy Family provide & how are they funded?

While our most noticeable ministry is the school, we also:

  • offer the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist, Reconciliation, Matrimony, Anointing of the Sick, and information about Holy Orders
  • prepare children and adults to enter into our faith through RCIA and RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults/Children)
  • educate our youth about our faith through Catholic Faith Formation classes and Youth Ministry
  • prepare engaged couples for life as a married, catholic couple
  • offer retreats
  • plan and implement our liturgies
  • assist grieving parishioner families with funeral liturgies and comfort meals.

The list goes on!

In order to fund these numerous ministries, Holy Family relies on these sources of income:

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31 Mar 2014

Homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent – March 30, 2014

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“Once I knew only darkness and stillness…my life was without past or future…but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness and my heart leapt to the rapture of living.” Those words by Helen Keller, made blind and deaf by a fever in infancy, could well be the testimony of the man blind from birth in today’s gospel. Once I knew only darkness and stillness…”

We need a way of seeing in the dark, whether it be physical, psychological or spiritual darkness. Human beings can live with only so much confusion and fear. We have a deep need to make sense of our lives. There have been human beings of great vision throughout the ages who have offered us ways of seeing in the dark – philosophers, sages, prophets and moralists. Their wisdom still lights our way today. Read the rest of this entry »

31 Mar 2014

Mass Announcements – March 30, 2014

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  • We want to recognize and welcome our new parishioners who joined us since the first of the year:
    • Kyle & Morgan Ott
    • Lisa & David Lockard
    • Ryan & Lauren Wigginton
    • Mary DeNicola
    • Carrie & Gigi East
    • Jean Remson-Maloney
    • Kyle Bir
    • Terrance and Yokonda Byrd
    • Ben & Amanda Schneider
  • We will offer training for any high school and adult parishioner who wants to learn how to become a lector, sacristan, usher, greeter, or Eucharistic minister after the 10:30 am Mass on this Sunday.
  • Our Lenten opportunities this week include:
    • Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria, Mike Keucher our third-year seminarian will continue with a series of three presentation on the lives of five different Saints and how they still shape our lives today.
    • Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Father Dan will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
    • Friday at 5:45 pm Communal Stations of the Cross will be prayed.

27 Mar 2014

Fish Frys for Lent

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fishfrySt. Joe Hill is doing fish fries each Friday of Lent from 5:30 till 7:30

St. Michael’s in bradford will host a fish fry every Friday during Lent (except Good Friday) from 4:30 – 7 PM. The cost is $9 for adults and $4.50 for children 11 and under. It is an all you can eat buffet that includes the following: Hand Breaded Fish Sandwich, Baked Fish, Fried Shrimp, Cheese Pizza and Baked Potato, Hushpuppies, Slaw, Baked Beans, Mac and Cheese, Dessert and Beverage. Pan Fried Oysters are also available but sold separately. Please use all or any information from this email.

St. Joseph in Corydon is hosting a fish fry on Friday, April 11 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

St. Mary’s Navilleton – April 18, 4pm to 7pm in Parish Hall

Our Lady Athletics will be hosting fish frys on April 11th from 4 -7. At the door: $8 for fish dinner, sides, & drink. $3 pizza dinner. $2 beer. Advanced orders will receive a discounted cost. Call 812-944-1184 for more info or to purchase tickets.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Fish Dinner with salad bar and drink $8.75. Shrimp and oysters also available. 809 E. Main Street. Call 944-0891 for more information.


26 Mar 2014

Movie Night Monday, March 31st – NOAH

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noah_movie_posterMEN’S CLUB MOVIE NIGHT – NOAH – The Holy Family Men’s club would like to invite the parish, men and women, to a Night at the Movies. The New Albany 16 Regal Cinemas at 300 Professional Court New Albany, IN 47150 will be showing Noah on Monday 3/31/2014 at 7 p.m.

Noah is rated PG-13, and has several action-packed and violent scenes, so we do not recommend anyone under the age of 13 to attend.

Meet us at The New Albany 16 Regal Cinemas at 300 Professional Court New Albany, IN 47150 on Monday 3/31/2014 at 7 p.m.

25 Mar 2014

Saints Among Us: Mothers Theresa & Theodore

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Tonight: Mothers Teresa and Theodore! – We have another Lenten opportunity for spiritual and educational growth tonight, Wednesday, Mar. 26 at 7:00pm in the cafeteria. Mike Keutcher our Seminarian will be presenting three Wednesday evenings on the lives of 5 different Saints, how they were prevalent during their own lifetime and how they still shape our lives today.

25 Mar 2014

Ladies of the Parish, You Are Invited…

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All ladies of Holy Family Parish are members of Marian Guild. Come join us for fun and fellowship with a great group of ladies. The Marian Guild promotes social and fundraising events for the ladies of the Parish.

You can be involved as much or as little as you prefer to be. The meetings are held once a month during the school year, on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 PM in the school cafeteria. Our big fundraising event is “Swing into Spring” in April.

The proceeds are used to fund scholarships, comfort meals and other needs of the Parish and community. Contact Christie Gulley at 812-948-1357 or christieg228@yahoo.com.

23 Mar 2014

Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lent – Mar. 23, 2014

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Sometimes it can be helpful, even enjoyable to let ourselves eavesdrop on gospel conversation.  We can learn a lot from the people who meet Jesus and what he says to them.  Come with me to the well at Shechem today and let’s listen in…

The midday sun was beating down unmercifully.  She was hot.  Hot and angry.  “Why won’t he marry me?“  She knew the answer even before her mind has finished the question.  If she were married to him, though, she wouldn’t have to come to the well in the heat of the day.  She could come with the respected and respectable women to draw water from the town well in the cool of the morning.  Perhaps in time they would let her share in the news and gossip.  But it was the heat of the day.  She was thirsty. Hot and angry and thirsty.  She was in no mood to talk.  Especially to a Jew. Read the rest of this entry »