There will be an optional Altar Server Training for any youth grades 5-8 that would like to become a server, have a refresher training, or be added back into the schedule if you missed the training in August. This will be held Sat., Dec 16 at approx 830am which is immediately following the 8a mass. If you have questions, please call Karen at the parish office 812-944-8283 ext 0.
Our Lady of Providence High School physics and earth-science instructor Laura Swessel will begin taking registrations for her new STEM CLUBS at 6:00 a.m. on Mon., Nov. 20. These clubs are available to students in grades 1 through 9, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first thirty (30) registrants per age group who respond will be accepted, based on receipt of payment no later than Tues., Nov. 29. After this date the remaining spots will be offered to the next families in line. Registration emails received prior to 6:00 a.m. on 11/20/17 will not be considered. Space is limited. To register, email Mrs. Swessel at email@example.com.
Please see this PHS STEM Club Flyer for more information.
For security reasons and the protection of our children on Tuesdays and Fridays, when we have all school Masses the Daisy Lane and east entrances to the church will be locked at the beginning of Mass. If you arrive after 8 am you will need to go to the main school entrance.
WASHINGTON—In the aftermath of the recent and horrific attacks in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the First Baptist Church of Southerland Springs, Texas, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, urged national leaders to engage in a true debate about solutions to gun violence.
The full statement follows:
“For many years, the Catholic bishops of the United States have been urging our leaders to explore and adopt reasonable policies to help curb gun violence. The recent and shocking events in Las Vegas and Southerland Springs remind us of how much damage can be caused when weapons—particularly weapons designed to inflict extreme levels of bloodshed—too easily find their way into the hands of those who would wish to use them to harm others.
Violence in our society will not be solved by a single piece of legislation, and many factors contribute to what we see going on all around us. Even so, our leaders must engage in a real debate about needed measures to save lives and make our communities safer. The USCCB continues to urge a total ban on assault weapons, which we supported when the ban passed in 1994 and when Congress failed to renew it in 2004.
In addition, the bishops have supported:
- Measures that control the sale and use of firearms, such as universal background checks for all gun purchases;
- Limitations on civilian access to high-capacity weapons and ammunition magazines;
- A federal law to criminalize gun trafficking;
- Improved access to mental health care for those who may be prone to violence;
- Regulations and limitations on the purchasing of handguns; and
- Measures that make guns safer, such as locks that prevent children and anyone other than the owner from using the gun without permission and supervision.
While acknowledging the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and related jurisprudence, we live in a fallen world with daily advances in modern technology. Some weapons are increasingly capable of easily causing mass murder when used with an evil purpose. Society must recognize that the common good requires reasonable steps to limit access to such firearms by those who would intend to use them in that way.”
Youth Ministry is in need of a coach/coaches for the 2017-2018 CYO Basketball team. The season starts in late November and will end late January/early February. This valuable ministry depends on the support of adults who are willing and able to give of their time. Please consider helping out these young men!
If you are interested, please contact Sara Raelson at (812) 944-8283 ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you love the smell of fresh pine during the Holiday season? Is there anything more beautiful than a full, fragrant wreath hanging on your door or window? Help send a little Holiday cheer this year by purchasing a wreath for a loved one and having our Youth Group deliver it to their door. Proceeds from the sale of our wreaths and will help our Youth attend the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis. All order forms must be returned by Tuesday, October 31st and must be picked up at Holy Family on Sunday, November 26th from 11:30-2:30. Checks should be made out to Holy Family.
EXCITING NEWS! Holy Family has a brand new Faith Formation website! This site is different from our regular website, which shares information about our parish. The purpose of this site is to provide all of you access to Catholic faith formation opportunities anytime, anywhere. Now anytime you find yourself with some extra time you can go to www.holyfamiliesna.weebly.com to learn about your Catholic faith. There are sections for children and families, teens, young adults, and adults. Each month will have a theme and there will be information right on the page or links to other places of learning. We sincerely hope that you will take some time to learn more about your Catholic faith at a time that is convenient for YOU!
If your high school son or daughter attends public high school we have just what they need to continue their faith formation and/or prepare for their Confirmation year. It is Holy Family’s policy that all students preparing for a sacrament must have attended either Catholic school or CFF religious education classes for a full year prior to making the sacrament. Also, Confirmation classes are NOT the same as CFF classes so it is highly encouraged that the students attend both and continue throughout high school and beyond. Our faith journey is lifelong and so, too, should be our formation. Please contact Theresa Shaw at email@example.com, or 944-8283 x2 for more information.