“Faithful Citizenship Discussion”

This will be a discussion session on the USCCB Document “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.” Amid the current mudslinging and polarizing views of candidates and the parties these discussion sessions will help illuminate the key issues we as Catholics need to be aware of. These sessions will also help form your conscience on the party […]

Two Holy Family groups give someone in need a very “happy” day!

I wanted to share with everyone a recent email exchange between two parishioners demonstrating Holy Family’s Ministry in Action. — David Schraffenberger Christian Service Commission Chairman To: Daniel L Schoenfelder Subject: Food to Share Good morning Dan, I left chicken and cake in the fridge at In Heaven’s Eyes for Wednesday night’s Bridge Ministry. There […]

Sing a New Song, in a New Way

Through his blog post, Josh Buice’s entry titled “6 Reasons Why the Church is Not Singing” offers us exactly what the title implies. Josh is a Baptist Pastor, and while denominationally there are differences, as brothers and sisters in Christ, some of his thoughts on why church congregations aren’t singing can be impactful to Holy […]

Homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter

“Our hearts were made for you alone and they are restless, oh God, until they rest in you,” said St. Augustine in the fourth century.  Sixteen centuries later G. K. Chesterton, a convert to Catholicism and probably the most insightful Catholic author of the 20th century, put it a little more colorfully when he wrote, […]

Holy Family is starting a fraternity for high school men!

Did you know that 40% of children in this country will grow up without their dad? One of the consequences of this fatherless culture is the absence of brotherhood. Without a brotherhood centered on virtue, many young men end up seeking false definitions of masculinity: promiscuity, power, prestige, and popularity. To help address this need, […]

Catholic Faith extension learning

You’re Invited…to meet our newly-initiated sisters and brothers in the Catholic Faith AND learn a little more about our Faith yourself! The new Catholics of Holy Family and St Mary of the Knobs have been invited to continue meeting weekly through May to learn about their faith journey in the Catholic Church. These meetings and their […]

Homily for the 5th Sunday of Easter – April 24, 2016

from Father Dan Atkins Motivational speaker Joann C. Jones wrote in one of her reflections: During my second year of nursing school our professor gave us a quiz.  I breezed through the questions until I read the last one:  “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?”  Surely, I thought, this […]

Mass Announcements – April 24, 2016

Holy Family Parish was featured in the April 22nd issue of The Criterion, our Archdiocesan newspaper. Be sure to check out the story in the paper, or online. It is also linked on our website and social media. On Tues., April 26, the 8am morning mass will be held at 7am as I have to […]