For all members of our Parish, below is the training video provided by Cardiac Science on how to use the AED in the back of church. We encourage all Liturgical Ministers to watch the video to learn how to properly use this machine in case of an emergency.
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.
Due to a meeting, Fr. Dan will have to reschedule next Tuesday’s (4/25) morning mass to 7:30 a.m. The school mass will be moved to Wednesday, April 26.
Triduum Singers Rehearsals
The dates and times for the services and their rehearsals are the following:
Wednesday, April 5th @ 6:30pm-Rehearsal for Holy Thursday Mass
Wednesday, April 12th @ 6:30pm-Rehearsal for Good Friday Service and Easter Morning 10:30 Mass
Thursday, April 13th @ 6:00pm-Rehearsal for Holy Thursday Mass
Thursday, April 13th @ 7:00pm-Holy Thursday Mass
Friday, April 14th @ 2:00pm-Rehearsal for Good Friday Service
Friday, April 14th @ 3:00pm-Good Friday Service
Saturday, April 15th @ 6:30pm-Rehearsal for Easter Vigil Mass
Saturday, April 15th @ 8:45pm-Easter Vigil Mass
Sunday, April 16th @ 10:00am-Rehearsal for Easter Mass
Sunday, April 16th @10:30am-Easter Mass.
If you have any questions please contact Paul Stiller.
Phone: 812-944-8283 ext. 225
From Monsignor Stumpf, administrator of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis:
“The recent presidential directives regarding undocumented immigrants have led a number of individuals in parish leadership to ask for some guidance in responding to these changes. After reviewing materials from the USCCB and in consultation with our attorneys, the leadership of Catholic Charities, and the leadership team of the Archdiocese, the attached materials have been prepared to inform and assist you.”
Below is a short video on the Bishops’ work on behalf of refugees and immigrants:
The 7th Grade at Holy Family School has decided to focus on service based projects during Advent over gift/fund based projects. In this spirit, they have completed their Advent service project by creating an “Advent Service Countdown” calendar.
The calendar has really turned out well and we would like the outreach of their service project to be not only completing the calendar themselves, but to hopefully inspire others to complete acts of service as well. We have been able to shrink the calendar to fit on an 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of paper.
On October 9, 2016 Archbishop Tobin was named to the College of Cardinals by Pope Francis. Less than two weeks later, on October 22, Pope Francis appointed him the new Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey. Below is a Letter from Archbishop Tobin and a link to the Archdiocese of Newark’s Facebook Page, where you can watch the press conference introducing Archbishop Tobin.
Anyone who had a picture taken during one of the photo sessions for the new pictorial directory will receive 1 free copy per family. However, if you did not have a picture taken during one of the sessions or if you want an extra copy, you must pay $15 per directory. There will not be any extra directories to sell, so you must fill out the pre-order form below. Please return the completed form to the Parish Office by October 31.
We are in the process of creating our 2016 Pictorial Directory and need all parishioners to please call the office with any updates by Oct 31. This includes family changes, kids leaving home, landline changes, cell phone numbers and email addresses. We need you to please call Karen at the parish office to verify we have your correct information. 812-944-8283 ext 0 (if you verified your info at your photo session, no need to call unless you have had a change.)