Save the date and get your reservations in! The Marlins are coming to Holy Family on April 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM, hosted by the Holy Family Marian Guild. This is a fund raiser to support our work of providing comfort meals, scholarships and other church needs. A donation of $15.00 is appreciated. Snacks will be available. Doors will open at 6:00 PM. For reservations call Evelyn Lilly @812-944-8902 or Mary Collings @812-945-7305. Raffle License #148711
We’ll be back at the New Albany Knights of Columbus on March 1st for another Fish Fry!
After school, head down to the New Albany Knights of Columbus (809 E Main St, New Albany, IN 47150) for the HFS Fish Fry! Come join us between 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm for some fun and fish! We will be having a 50/50 raffle there as well! Cash and checks are the only forms of accepted payments. Part of the proceeds will benefit the rising 8th Graders’ (current 7th graders) Washington DC trip in September!
On March 8th, we’ll be having another Fish Fry! This time, it will be back in the Holy Family cafeteria! Join us from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm for fun, fellowship, and fish!
We hope to see you at both events to support all of our Holy Family family!
Holy Family Parish to have extended Exposition and Adoration of the Eucharist for the whole season of Lent. The goal is to offer “Twelve Hours of Grace” from Monday to Friday each week of Lent. To do this, Holy Family would need approximately 100 people willing to commit to a dedicated prayer hour for each of the six-weeks of Lent following the morning 8a Mass until 8p (we will actually stop short at 2p on Fridays to permit the Stations of the Cross by the school and parish).
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament is spending time with Jesus. In “Adoration”, it is the presence of Jesus Christ – Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. An extra host (bread) is consecrated at Holy Mass and then placed in a receptacle called a monstrance which is then set upon the altar in the church. The monstrance allows the host to be displayed so all can see our Lord, hidden under the appearance of bread. Thus, the whole church becomes a sort of tabernacle, a dwelling place of God.
In order for our Lord to be exposed in a monstrance and present in this way, there must always be two people in the church for Adoration. Why two people? Two people are present to pray with our Lord (to adore, thank, ask, read, study, meditate, etc.), but they are also there to guard the Blessed Sacrament. There could be just one person, but what if that person got sick, had to go the bathroom or had an emergency. Two people is ideal, it is the buddy system and fulfills Scripture that God sent them out in pairs. There can be more than 2 of course, but 2 is the minimum. Whole families could come. Married or dating couples. Groups of friends. It gives a new layer of meaning “where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst.”
What does one ‘do’ during a holy hour? Largely, that is up to you. You may bring your own prayer books, use the books in the chapel, read the Bible, pray the rosary, or just sit and relax and enjoy the sweet peace that comes from being in the Presence of God. Many might spend part of the hour reading the Scriptures or reflecting on the readings for the coming Sunday. You can do or say nothing, and just be with Christ. You can intercede for your own concerns or bring them face-to-face to Christ for the sake of others. Many spend the time to review their life spiritually and morally to reflect with Christ how their Christian discipleship is going. I will put together some binders with possible prayers for people to use. An hour can sound like a long time or you may feel that you can’t pray well.
Don’t let this discourage you. The mere fact that you take time out at a specific time each week to spend an hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament pleases Him very much and is in itself a prayer of great Faith. Sometimes, the real fruit of Eucharistic Adoration comes after repeated hours spent. It can bring about a slow subtle change in your heart, your outlook, your life.
This Lenten Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration is an opportunity for a large majority of our parishioners to have a weekly scheduled time to be with the Lord in silent prayer. The Mass is wonderful and Exposition could never replace it, but we also know that Mass has its distractions and busyness. Exposition is an invitation to meditate and relate more intimately with Christ. It is an opportunity for our parish to be a place of prayer and worship. That is a gift!
Would you like to enter into a deeper relationship with Christ this Lent, but need to do it on a flexible schedule? Consider a self-study with access to video streaming to learn and see the places where the passion and death of Jesus took place. Filmed on location in the Holy Land, No Greater Love is a five-part video series and full-length book that reveals Christ’s amazing love for us. Best-selling author Edward Sri guides you through the last hours of Christ’s life in this biblical pilgrimage. While taking this study you will walk step-by-step with Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Mount of Calvary. Every step of the way, biblical experts reveal how Old Testament prophecies, messianic expectations, biblical symbolism, and historical context shed light on the mystery of Christ’s suffering and death. With these insights, Catholics can come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of God’s immeasurable and unconditional love—drawing closer to Jesus than ever have before.
Authored and presented by Edward Sri, No Greater Love also features: Fr. Mike Schmitz, Jeff Cavins, Jennifer Fulwiler, Curtis Martin, Teresa Tomeo, Fr. Josh Johnson, and Elizabeth Sri.
The cost of the study pack is $25+s&h and can be ordered by contacting Theresa in the parish office at 812-944-8283 x5 or email@example.com no later than March 1st. You may also click here to see more information on the study.
The 8am mass on Saturday, February 2nd will celebrate Candlemas and The Presentation of the Lord when the candles of our church will be blessed. This tradition dates back hundreds of years to welcome the Light of the World! Please join us and bring your candles from home for the blessing as well!
Come join the Holy Family Theatre Group this weekend for their presentation of “The Story of Us.” Bring the whole family on Friday, January 18! The show starts at 7:30 pm in Marchino Hall! There will be another show on Saturday, January 19 for the 21 years and over crowd.
For reservations, please call (812) 913-5293 or email HFTGreservations@gmail.com. This is a FREE event, but good will donations are accepted at the door.
The Indiana State Police, with the assistance of Dr. Richard Hogue, Ed.D. of Hogue & Associates, Inc., has provided the training aids in this section to assist worshipers in preparing to respond to the unpredictable possibility of an active shooter event.
There will be a presentation at Holy Family on January 29th at 6:30 pm in the church. All of our ushers, liturgical ministers, and staff will be invited to attend. This will also be open to any parishioners, staff, liturgical ministers from any parish in the deanery as well.
Our Lady of Providence High School will host Boys Basketball Deanery Night on Tuesday, Dec. 4. All Deanery students and teachers are invited. Deanery players and coaches get in free when wearing their jerseys or shirts indicating their schools.
The Providence boys’ basketball game vs. Meade Co., Ky., starts with the junior varsity contest at 6 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:30 p.m. Activities include a 3-point shooting contest at halftime and Deanery team recognition at halftime.
A special invitation to all Veterans of Holy Family Parish and School Community!
Celebration for Veterans Day, November 9, 2018
Holy Family Catholic School wishes to invite you to our special annual celebration to honor your contributions to American freedom and way of life. Through the years, over 200 veterans have been honored and many of them have been able to attend as well. If you’ve never been, you need to come!
A special presentation prepared by the students and faculty will be held in church on November 9 after the 8:00 am Mass. You and your family are invited to attend this special celebration of our parish and school veterans. Refreshments will be served afterward in the cafeteria. We hope you will share in our celebration! Please RSVP even if you cannot attend so that we can get your Veteran’s name in the program.
We will be listing all previous veterans in our written program and invite you to submit new names to our list.
New Honorees – please send us a photograph of you in uniform if possible. We will add your photo to our memorable slideshow that will be shown in the cafeteria after the program. We will return the photo to you.
Please return this RSVP Form by November 2 to the school office.
*Scheduling Change – The second session of the Financial Planning Series originally scheduled for October 30 has been moved to Tuesday, November 13.
The Holy Family Stewardship Committee would like to invite all parishioners to a series covering various topics related to financial planning. Topics include budgeting/debt, investments, and life insurance (topics are subject to change). The remaining sessions will be held on November 6 and 13 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 in the Day Activity Center (DAC). The sessions are not cumulative so you can attend one session or attend both of the remaining sessions! If you have any questions, please contact Tyler Ferree in the parish office at tcferree@holyfamilynewalbany.
Financial Planning Series Registration Form