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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
- 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
*UPDATE* Work has been completed. The Weekday Masses will move back to the church beginning on Tuesday, June 20*
As a safety precaution, the entrances to the 1954 and 1962 wings of the building are closed until further notice due to work projects. The parking lot behind the cafeteria is closed also.
Weekday Masses will be held in the Day Activity Center (DAC) meeting room from Tuesday, June 13 through Friday, June 23 during the summer maintenance projects. Due to the parking behind the cafeteria being closed, please park along the DAC or in front of church for weekday Mass. We apologize for the inconvenience.
To enter the school, please use the main office entrance. To enter the church, please use the Daisy Lane entrance or the entrance facing the parish offices.
WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named Bishop Charles Thompson, of Evansville, Indiana, as Archbishop of Indianapolis.
The appointment was publicized in Washington, June 13, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Archbishop-designate Thompson, was born April 11, 1961, in Louisville. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in accounting from Bellarmine College, a master of divinity degree from St. Meinrad School of Theology, and a licentiate in Canon Law from St. Paul University in Ottawa. He was ordained a priest for the Louisville Archdiocese in 1987 and was ordained and installed as Bishop of Evansville on June 29, 2011.
As a member of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, he is currently a member of the Administrative Committee, the Committee on Priorities and Plans, and the Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations.
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has been a vacant see since November 7, 2016. The Archdiocese comprises 13,758 square miles and it has total population of 2,621,455 people of which 223,815 or nine percent, are Catholic.
Holy Family School is looking for a Full-Time 7th-8th grade science teacher for the 2017-18 school year. Interested candidates should contact Principal Jerry Ernstberger at email@example.com or by calling the school office at (812) 944-6090.
We are also looking for an After hours custodian. This position will come in daily after school has been released. This position will start in late July.
Sisters and brothers,
You have been so generous and welcoming to the young men of our archdiocese who are studying for the priesthood! I wanted to let you know that on the weekend of June 17-18 we will be given the opportunity through a special collection after Holy Communion to continue our support. While we do not have any men being ordained for the priesthood this year, we do have 21 men who will become permanent deacons. Next year, God willing, we will have a total of 25 men in seminary formation with one – Deacon Jeffrey Dufresne – being ordained to priesthood. Below you will find a downloadable file with the pictures and names of our current seminarians. PLEASE pray for them and encourage any young man you know to consider priesthood.
Thanks, Fr Dan
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.