2021 archive of Parish News

2021 archive of Parish News

Easter Flowers for the Cemetery

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 2/18/21

Catholic Cemeteries of New Albany would like to offer an easy option in honoring your family member’s gravesite during the Easter Holidays. The cemetery will place an Easter Lilly, Tulip, or Hyacinth pot on the gravesite for you. Easter Lilies are $21.00 each and all other pots are $17.00 each. 

Orders will be taken from now until March 26. Flowers will be placed on the gravesite the week of April 4. They will remain on the gravesite until they look bad or end of April, whichever comes first. At this time if a family member has not removed them, cemetery staff will remove them for maintenance ... Read More »

Cemetery Spring Clean Up

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 2/18/21

The following message is from Teri Popp, Director of Catholic Cemeteries of New Albany:

Please make certain all decorative items are removed from the ground around monuments by March 15. After this time the cemetery will remove and discard. We cannot be responsible for storing items for you to ... Read More »

Holy Family Fish Fries

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 2/10/21

Join us for Lenten Fish Fries! They will be carry-out only this year to meet safety protocols. The order form has the full menu and prices, and can be printed and filled out before arriving if you wish. 

Partial proceeds will benefit next year's 8th grade trip to ... Read More »

Boy Scouts Troop #4036 - 2020 Recap

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 2/09/21

On Sunday, February 14, Holy Family celebrates Scout Sunday. Our parish's troop will be recognized at the 8am Mass and those students who received special honors this year will be acknowledged. 

The Troop continued to be active during the COVID pandemic and had a successful 2020. The pictures and ... Read More »

Parishioner Richard J. Duran Passes Away

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 2/05/21

Richard Joseph Duran, 72, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9 at Holy Family Catholic Church.

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Parishioner Regina Hottois Passes Away

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 1/25/21

Regina Lea Pflanz Hottois of New Albany, Indiana passed away from cancer at the age of 47 on Friday, January 22, 2021. Regina is survived by her loving husband of 21 years, Ryan R. Hottois of New Albany, Indiana and her adored children, Sophia Grace (17) and Gavin ... Read More »

Consecration to St. Joseph

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 1/18/21

Fr. Gries invites the parish to join him in the "Consecration to St. Joseph" leading up to the Solemnity of St. Joseph on March 19. We will be using the book of the same name by Fr. Donald H. Calloway, MIC. It involves 33 days of preparation, which ... Read More »

Parishioner Patty Blanckaert Passes Away

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 1/14/21

Patty (Ettel) Blanckaert, 72, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. She was a long-time member of Holy Family Catholic Church and former teacher's assistant at Holy Family Catholic School. Patty is survived by her husband, August Blanckaert, Jr.; children, Josh Haller (Tara), Sarah ... Read More »

Parishioner Gene Lilly Passes Away

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 1/14/21

Eugene "Gene" R. Lilly completed his earthly journey on January 13, 2021, surrounded by his wife of 63 years, Evelyn Kruer Lilly, and his children. He is survived by his wife; children, Jeffrey (Diane), Pamela Kraft (Joseph), Janine Kelty (Ralph), Patrick (Sarah), Mark (Brenda), and Amy Franklin (Corey); ... Read More »

Saint Vincent de Paul Requests

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 1/04/21

After delivering food and Christmas presents to almost 40 families right before Christmas, SVDP is low on items to help families in need. Our food pantry is very bare. We are in need of almost everything, so please grab a couple of extra items during your next trip to ... Read More »


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