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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.
You may continue to check this site for the most current information related to the installation events
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.
From the USCCB
What is the Fortnight for Freedom?
Each year dioceses around the country arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom. The Fortnight for Freedom is from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day.
How to Talk about Religious Freedom
In this time of increasing polarization in our culture, we can contribute to a better understanding of religious freedom in a way that respects all people.
This short guide aims help Christians speak with friends and neighbors about religious freedom and work to clear up misconceptions about it.
Pray, Reflect, Act
We are called to follow Christ as missionary disciples by seeking the truth, serving others, and living our faith in all that we do. Let us take a few moments each day from June 21 – July 4 to pray, reflect, and take action on religious liberty, both here in this country and abroad.
Check our Facebook page for daily reflections during the Fortnight for Freedom.
The Marian Guild will be holding their second Summer Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, July 3 at Beef O’Brady’s in Floyds Knobs. All Ladies of the Parish are invited. For reservations, or to request a ride, please call Evelyn Lilly at 812-944-8902.
Pope Francis has dedicated the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to be focused on the theme of “Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment.” It will be held in October 2018. “The theme, an expression of the pastoral care of the Church for the young, is consistent with the results of the recent Synod assemblies on the family and with the content of the post-Synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Its aim is to accompany the young on their existential journey to maturity so that, through a process of discernment, they discover their plan for life and realize it with joy, opening up to the encounter with God and with human beings, and actively participating in the edification of the Church and of society.”
For more information on the Synod, please click here.
Holy Family Parish is so happy to share the entire 2017 schedule of the New Albany Deanery Parishes’ Picnics and Festivals with you. All of the festivals are listed below, or you can download the entire schedule for the 2017 New Albany Deanery Picnics and Festivals.
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA
Saturday, June 17 (Noon-11 p.m.)
- Air-conditioned Chicken Dinner 2–8 p.m.
- Cakes, Quilts, Bingo, Children’s Play Land
- Midway Games/Booths from Noon to 9 p.m.
- Beer Garden, Gambling (Opens at 4 p.m.)
- Capital Prizes and Mini-Raffles: First: $5,000; Second: $1,000; Third: $500
- Music by DJ Mike Franklin from Noon-8pm
- Live music with 100% Poly from 8–11 p.m.
ST. JOSEPH TRI PARISH (at Harrison County Fair Grounds)
Sunday, July 9 (10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)
- Chicken dinner, homemade noodles, pies and more!
- Large children’s area!
- Games, booths, silent auction, Granny’s Attic flea market, quilts, raffle
- Big money raffle: First: $5,000; Second: $1,000; Third: $500; Fourth: $300
ST. BERNARD FRENCHTOWN
Sunday, Aug. 6 (10 a.m. -3 p.m.)
- Drawing for $10,000 – Only 300 tickets sold ($100 each)
- Country fried chicken/ham dinner, noodles and pies served in an air conditioned dining room until 2 p.m. Carry out available
- Silent auction, games for kids and adults, 50/50 raffle, handmade quilt raffle
ST. MARY LANESVILLE
Sunday, Aug. 13 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
- Chicken and ham dinner served country style in an air conditioned dining room
- $6,000 in cash prizes
- Over 30 quilts to be raffled
- Linen/craft booths, huge Granny’s Attic, numerous games
- Silent Auction
Mass schedule: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
ST. MARY OF THE KNOBS – ‘KNOBSFEST’
Saturday, August 19
- “100% Poly” 9 p.m. to midnight!
- Gambling and Beer Garden 6pm to midnight!
Sunday, August 20
- 10:30am to 3:00pm
- Home-cooked chicken dinners
- Booths, Capital Prizes, quilts
- Bingo, Kid’s Zone
ST. AUGUSTINE JEFFERSONVILLE
Sunday, Sept. 10 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
- Harvest chicken dinner
- Quilt raffle
- Bake sale
ST. MARY NEW ALBANY – Multi-Cultural Festival
Saturday, Sept. 16
- Begins with bilingual Mass at 4:00 p.m.
- American and Hispanic foods, music and dancing
- Raffles and games for all ages
ST. MICHAEL CHARLESTOWN – ‘SEPTEMBERFEST’
Sunday, Sept. 17
- Famous fried chicken dinner and traditional Mexican food from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Silent auction, games of chance, quilt raffle, money raffle
- Mexican music and dancing
- $500 Jay C/Kroger gift card raffle
- Mass schedule: 11 a.m. (bilingual)
ST. MICHAEL BRADFORD
Sunday, Sept. 24 (10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)
- Annual ham and chicken dinner with homemade dumplings from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Raffles, quilts, booths, bingo and more
- Silent Auction!
ST. JOHN PAUL II – Turkey Shoot, Fall Festival and Chicken Dinner (At St. Joe Hill Campus)
Sunday, Oct. 1 (10:30 a.m.) until ?
- Chicken dinner with homemade dumplings
- TV, Lawn tractor, iPad, Weber Grill raffles
- Booths, Quilts and Big Money raffles!
- Firing Range
ST. MARY NEW ALBANY
Saturday, October 7
- 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
- Stop by the corner of Spring and Eighth Streets for a bite to eat during the Harvest Homecoming Parade
- American and Mexican Foods
Want to support Youth Ministry and enjoy some delicious food at the same time? Make plans to eat at Beef O’Brady’s in Floyds Knobs this Thursday! You don’t have to mention anything or bring a flyer, simply enjoy a delicious meal and help send our youth to the Liturgical Leadership Conference, OBOC, at St. Meinrad this summer.
Dear Friends, on June 3rd Deacon Michael Bower will be ordained a priest for the Diocese of Layfayette. While we wish we could keep him here with us we know that his ministry will greatly enrich, strengthen, and comfort our Catholic sisters and brothers to the north. During his time Deacon Michael has blessed us with wonderful homilies, visits with our school children, companioning our young adults, and given us a new high school servers ministry – the Knights of the Holy Temple.
On Saturday, June 10th, he will return to Holy Family as Father Michael Bower to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving with us at the 5 pm Mass. We will have a reception for him in the cafeteria after Mass. I hope you will be able to join us. Cards and expressions of gratitude for Deacon Michael’s ministry time with us can be mailed to the parish office.
God bless you all!
The Marian Guild will be having their first “Summer Luncheon” at Tucker’s Restaurant, on Monday June 5th at 12:30 P.M. ALL ladies of the parish are invited. Reservations are appreciated, but not required. Please call Evelyn Lilly at 812-944-8902 to reserve your spot.