PASTOR’S NOTES for September 29-30, 2018
It is hard to imagine, but the first quarter of school finished Friday. While I’m not quite old enough to remember starting school after Labor Day, finishing the first quarter by the end of September seems unusually early! After all that hard work by the students, I hope they get some needed rest and recharge, so they can tackle the next stage of the educational year.
While you are out of school for Fall Break, I pray you’ll pray. Remember, Mass doesn’t take a vacation, and no matter where you might be on vacation, there is a Catholic Church nearby. If you need help finding Mass try: https://masstimes.org
I am happy to announce a new resource available to everyone associated with Holy Family Catholic Parish and School. The resource is called FORMED.org. It has been described as a ‘Catholic Netflix.’ It is full of hundreds of study programs, audio talks, beautiful videos, ebooks, and even full-length Catholic Christian movies. All of which is completely free. This is a great way to further your own formation in the Catholic Faith. Feel free to hand this information out to others as well, even non-Catholics. Answers and understanding await.
FORMED provides four main categories of resources: Programs, Movies, Audio, eBooks. All of the content is completely orthodox and sound. It is produced by some of the most expert and exciting names in Catholic Evangelization, Apologetics, Catechetics, and Christian entertainment today. New content is regularly added. There are resources for all age levels across a wide spectrum of topics. There is something here for everyone. Just go to:
Visit WWW.HOLYFAMILYNEWALBANY.FORMED.ORG and use the Free Parish Code: FZ8T6T
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Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Andrew and Ashley (Sonne) Jerdonek, who were joined in the Sacrament of Holy Marriage here at Holy Family Saturday, September 29, 2018. Both were raised here in New Albany at Holy Family and Our Lady of Perpetual Help. As they begin their new married life together, please join me in lifting them up in prayer for a life full of health, happiness, and holiness.
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Required Information Session for the Sacrament of Confirmation Preparation Program for all sophomores will be this Sunday, Sept 30 at 4:30p in the Cafeteria.
Rosary Coast-to-Coast – We are inviting the entire parish to join Catholics across the country to call upon God in prayer through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary to heal our country and return it to Holiness. The parish will publicly recite the Rosary on Sunday, Oct 7 at 5:30p prior to the 6p Mass. Join us.
Holy Family, Pray for us.
~ Fr. Gries