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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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