For those who were commissioned as new Eucharistic Ministers during the Feast of Corpus Christi in June, we will be offering short training sessions after each of the 5 pm, 8:30 am, 10:30 am & 6 pm masses during this weekend (July 29/30.) Please come to the front of church, near the altar after mass and we will provide a 15-20 minute training session on how to serve your parish in this wonderful ministry.
There will be a couple of changes for the Weekday Masses this week:
Monday, July 24 – Deanery Teacher Mass at 8:00 am
Tuesday, July 25 – NO MASS
Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27 – normal Mass schedule
Friday, July 28 – NO MASS – Father Dan will be attending the Installation Mass for Archbishop Thompson
Registration is open for our Catholic Faith Formation classes, known as CFF, which begins on August 12th. These are religious education classes for grades K-12 public school students. Grades K-8 meet once a month on Saturday mornings and high school meets on Sundays. You can find the forms and schedule here and on the bulletin board outside of the cafeteria. For more information contact Theresa Shaw in the parish office. 812-944-8283 x2 firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Family Theatre Group has started planning our 34th season! If you are interested in joining this fun parish organization, now is the time. We would love to have you join us on stage, backstage with tech, helping with concessions, costumes, or even hair & makeup on show nights! Contact Stephanie Stratford (email@example.com) to request a registration form, or with general questions
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.
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.
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.
There is a typo on the front cover of the April 9 bulletin, in the box for “Parish Activities.” Under Sunday, April 16th, it shows that there are masses at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, and 6:30 pm.
*This should read that there are masses at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, and 6:00 pm.*
Please return your CRS Rice Bowls to school or church by May 1. You may place your rice bowls in the baskets at the entrances to church or send them to the school office. Thank you for your generosity to our brothers and sisters in need.
We have planned a parish Mission, “Finding God Wherever You Are” with Fr. John Graden as our preacher. It is a major spiritual event in the life of the parish and promises to be moving, intriguing, and a great opportunity for spiritual enrichment. Themes include Finding God in: prayer, life’s decisions and events, relation to others, and your own worshipping community. Everyone is definitely invited, encouraged, welcomed, and hoped for. Do yourself a favor and check it out on March 5-8.
A Description for Each Night:
Night 1: Finding God in Prayer
Asking the question, “Who is God for me?” The evening is spent considering how we find and encounter God in our daily life. What can we do to bring ourselves into the heart center of God’s love? How can we stay in touch with God’s presence?
Night 2: Finding God in Life’s Decisions and Events
We all struggle with the concept of God’s will; bad things happening to good people! During this evening, we will consider how we know what God really wants for us and how we deal with the happenings in our lives that challenge us.
Night 3: Finding God in Relation to Others
We do not live in isolation! We are part of the fabric of God’s creation, part of the Body of Christ. Any Christian spirituality must take our inter-related lives into account. How can we best be Christ for others and allow others to be Christ for us?
Night 4: Finding God in Worshipping Community
To “Live Jesus” we must learn to come together, to pray together in hope and joy. Eucharist comes alive for each of us in our worshipping community. It is here that God loves us and feeds us for our journey.