The 63rd Anniversary of Holy Family’s Dedication as a parish will be celebrated during the weekend Masses on September 23 & 24. If you are a founding member of the parish, we invite you to attend the 10:30 Sunday morning Mass on the 24th to be recognized and thanked. If you have relatives who were founding members but who are no longer with us, we invite you to bring a photo (8×10 or smaller, please) to place on a table in front of the altar that weekend for them to be remembered and honored as well. Thank you!
Men of all ages are invited to attentd the 12th Annual Indiana Catholic Men’s Conference, which will be held Saturday, September 30 at the Indiana Convention Center. Join men from across Indiana, Archbishop Charles C. Thompson and nationally known Catholic speakers, Msgr. Charles Pope, Deacon Larry Oney, and Brian Patrick. Bring your son, father, and/or a friend for this wonderful spirit filled day. For more information or to register, go to www.indianacatholicmen.com.
Holy Family Parish in New Albany had the largest turnout, with 31 youths and their parents participating in the Mass and breakfast.
Sara Raelson, youth minister of the parish for the past five years, says she felt “humbled” by the generosity of the Knights.
“I was humbled, really, that they want to invest in this experience,” she says. “I think it meant a lot to the kids. Sometimes they kind of feel that their involvement [in the Church] isn’t appreciated. … That these adults wanted to have this Mass and breakfast for them, and put themselves out there and say, ‘We value you, and we value what you’re going to bring to our Church and our faith,’ was really amazing.”
Raleson says the $100 per youth can affect whether or not a person is able to attend NCYC.
“We have a cost of about $550 per kid,” she explains. “They have to do fundraising. If they don’t reach that total, they won’t be able to go.
“This [donation] made the experience reachable for some of these kids. We have a couple sibling groups. One family is sending three kids. The cost can add up for some families. [The kids] were all really grateful.”
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The Marian Guild will be having their monthly meeting on Tuesday September 5 at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria. Christina Kendall will be the guest speaker. She has traveled to Israel and will share her experience with us. This should be a very interesting talk, so BOTH men and women of the parish are invited to attend. Desserts and refreshments will be served. Please come for an enjoyable evening of fellowship.
All women of the parish are invited to a Day of Reflection at Mt St Francis on Saturday, September 16. This is put on by fellow HF parishioners. It is day filled with prayer, worship, reflection, discussion, and fellowship. If you are interested or want more information, please call Karen at the parish office. There are also sign up forms at the entrances to church.
To sign up for the day of reflection, please click here.
The Installation Mass of Archbishop Thompson will be held at 2:00 pm today. If you would like to watch it, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis will be streaming the ceremony on the link below.
The Marian Guild will be having their third and final summer luncheon at Beef O’Brady’s in Floyds Knobs on Monday, August 7 at 12:30 PM. Reservations are appreciated, but not required. Please call Evelyn Lilly at 812-944-8902 to make a reservation or if needed, to obtain a ride. All ladies of the parish are invited.
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- Installation Mass, July 28: Due to the large number of people that need to be accommodated, the Mass is by invitation only, however, it will be live-streamed on this website
- Evening prayer, July 27: This event at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral will be open to the public
- Archbishop Thompson will celebrate Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. on July 30 at Our Lady of Perpetual HelpChurch (1752 Scheller Ln., New Albany, IN 47150) in the New Albany Deanery in the southern region of the archdiocese after his Installation. This Mass will be open to the public.
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On Sunday, July 23rd we will offer our second information session about preparation for Youth Preparation for Confirmation. It will take place after 10:30 Mass. At the meeting you will receive a description of the new program and a tentative schedule. Please plan to attend if you wish to be Confirmed next spring. If you have any questions between now and then please contact Sara Raelson or Father Dan.