The Holy Family Stewardship Committee is planning to host a mini health fair on this Sunday, May 21 between the 8:30 and 10:30 am masses. There will also be a brief AED training session for all of the Liturgical ministers. We hope you will join us!
Holy Family parish staff will be once again be hosting a YARD SALE from the parish office building!
The dates will be Friday, May 19th, from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm, and Saturday, May 20th, from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. If you have any items you would like to donate, you may leave it in the breezeway of the office building or directly in the garage. Please mark them “FOR YARD SALE” so that we know that is what they are intended for. Beginning in early May, if you have a little time to give to help keep up with marking the items donated you can contact Theresa or Carol in the parish office.
We would love any help we can get! We could also use some help that day if you are available. Proceeds from this event go towards improving the Parish Office Building so that we don’t have to take from the general budget.
There will be an information meeting on May 21st after the 10:30 Mass for all parents and youth who will be asking for the sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of 2018. Please contact Sara Raelson or Father Dan Atkins if you need information.
The First Annual Summer Send-Off, sponsored by the Holy Family PTO and Marketing Committee, is coming up on Friday, May 26! All school and parish adults 21 and over are invited to this night of fellowship, music, beer, food and fun! This will be in the in the back parking lot of Holy Family from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.
The cost will be $5 at the gate and $3 per 16 oz beer. Each PRE-REGISTERED paying adult will receive a 16oz reusable cup and one free beer ticket on the night of the event. All proceeds raised from this event will be used for supplies to help beautify our Learning Garden!
*In the event of rain, the money will not be refunded*
Maker Fun Factory
3 Fun Filled evenings, June 19 to 21
For children entering K -5th grades
Click on the VBS Information and Registration for details.
*Please note that we are looking for high school and adult volunteers to help out throughout the week*
What makes your family unique? What do you like to do as a family where everyone is involved and feels valued? Family First Fridays are an initiative by the parish and school to encourage our families to spend time together, to pray together, and express their faith together. A fun monthly initiative to put family first on the first Friday- hence Family First Friday. Each month we will offer a suggestion on how this can occur and we encourage you to incorporate certain things into your normal Friday family routine. We at Holy Family know it is important for all our families to be holy in their own particular way and this is our way to help you live that out.
We want you to focus on the uniqueness of your family when you participate in these exercises. How your immediate family can share their faith in a manner that fits your talents and treasures.
We have supplied a list of 3 suggestions for each Friday. One is a dinner prayer suggestion or a prayer suggestion as you spend the night together out of the house. Two are if you stay home: a gospel passage suggestion as a family and a YouTube video suggestion about Catholic Social Teaching. The goal is for you and your family to spend time together and empower you as a parent to speak about faith with your kids.
I hope you find this resource useful. We are always here to help you if you need it. Let us give praise for the Holy Family and ask Jesus, Mary and Joseph to pray and bless our families to be more like their family, full of love.
Peace and God Bless.,
Holy Family School and Parish Faculty and Staff
Below are some suggestions for this spring:
May 5, 2017 – As May is the famous Month of Mary, the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, and when we have a Mary crowning ceremony, pray the Rosary together as a family. Discuss and pray for all the mothers in your life, their importance to you, and how they have shaped your life.
Finally you could go visit a Marian shrine such as the Shrine of Our Lady of Einsiedeln in the Abbey Church of St. Meinrad Archabbey, or the Marian Center in Louisville.
June 2, 2017– In the summer we can make plans or get too busy with work or sports. Make time today and once in July to intentionally share the day with your family. Go on a walk, pray, and give thanks for the blessing of a family. Do not take phones, or take photos, or pay attention to any technology, just be together walking in the park and adoring God’s creation.
Pray that God will keep your family strong and help it through whatever may befall it. Reflect on a Sunday Gospel and discuss Father’s Homily on the ride home from Church. Pray for the fathers in your life, that they may be like St. Joseph, strong and steady, listening to the word of God.
*From Providence eVision – April 26, 2017*
With the change in service hour parameters now requiring students to serve organizations outside of school, the number of students participating in Deanery service opportunities is gaining attention. On Good Friday, more than 60 of our students participated in the Holy Family Food Fast and Shantytown to help build their awareness of homelessness and hunger in our community. WHAS 11 TV did a brief news story on the event, which included sleeping outside in cardboard boxes, fasting for 24 hours and delivering meals and Easter baskets to the needy.
Sophomore Thomas Gaines, a member of Holy Family parish, took part in some of the events, including building cardboard box homes for the group to sleep in. He said he signed up because he was interested in the activities, especially sleeping in the boxes overnight, but he had to leave early because he had a big track meet the next day. Still, he learned about some of the struggles of those less fortunate and “that it takes a lot of effort to keep the school grounds clean from waste,” he said.
Junior Jessica Lancaster, a member of Holy Family parish, said she wanted to take part because it was a new experience. It also helped that her friends were attending, but she also liked that it was for a good cause. She attended with her brother, Alex, a freshman, and got a lot out of it.
“I had never slept in a box outside or even fasted for 24 hours,” Jessica said. “During this experience, I was reminded of how nice it is to sleep in my own bed. I also realized how lucky I am to have parents that provide food and shelter for me. I think my favorite project was filling the boxes with food and loading them up into people’s cars. I think, one day, when I am older, I would love to help deliver food to people’s homes for Easter.”
We are starting a new phase at VBS this year and you won’t want to miss out! New songs! New games! New activities! You and your kids will have so much fun connecting with Jesus. YOU are the key, and we need to know we have the parent-power to make it happen!
Please sign up if you want to help. This will greatly help us plan which time frame will work best. (if either works for you please sign up for both time slots).
VBS is for children ENTERING Kindergarten through ENTERING 5th grade. You don’t have to have a child in those grades to help. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pre-schoolers as participants or as tag-a-longs.
Click on the link below to sign up:
Mark your calendar! Come to the HOOTENANNY!!!! The Marian Guild is having a new event on Monday, May 1st, at 7:00 PM in Marchino Hall. Bring your family, friends, and kissing cousins and join in the fun. You’ll have a grand ole time listening to music, starring Fr. Dan and his troupe of fellow parishioners. Doors open at 6:15 PM with open seating; no reservations needed. A free-will offering is suggested. Chances will be sold on a quilt, 50-50 drawing, and a food basket. Refreshments will be available at a nominal fee. So join us for fun, an event you won’t forget, and a night to remember.
Wednesday, April 12:
- Music Rehearsal for Good Friday Service – 6:30 pm
- Leave the Light On – Reconciliation – 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 13:
- Music Rehearsal for Holy Thursday Mass – 6:00 pm
- Holy Thursday Mass – 7:00 pm
Friday, April 14:
- Music Rehearsal for Good Friday Service – 2:00 pm
- Good Friday Service – 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 15:
- NO 8:00 AM MASS
- Music Rehearsal for Easter Vigil – 6:30 pm
- Easter Vigil – 8:30 pm
Sunday, April 16 – Easter Sunday
- Masses at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, and 6:00 pm