Parish News & Announcements
While Masses are suspended, we will not be publishing a traditional bulletin. Please share this information with those who may not follow us online. You can also sign up for our weekly email here to get this content directly in your inbox.
Like and follow us on Facebook to be notified when we go live. We will begin the stream 5 minutes before the scheduled time so you pray in silence before we begin.
Not on Facebook? No problem! All our live streams are now available even without an account. Go to our Facebook page and click on the "Live" tab (on the left on computers). The video will also be available on this page by 10am each Sunday.
Join us on Facebook Live for a Divine Mercy Chaplet on April 19 at 3pm. Fr. Gries will begin with Eucharistic Exposition, pray the Chaplet and a Perfect Act of Contrition, and close with Benediction.
Divine Mercy Sunday was established by St. John Paul II in 2000 when St. Faustina was canonized. Learn why this feast is important.
Making protecting our volunteers a priority, we donned gloves and masks (made and donated by an anonymous parishioner) and used great social distancing practices to load boxes of food and hams this last Saturday for 34 families in Floyd County that were in desperate need of food; not for an Easter feast but for survival. Neighbor after neighbor thanked the delivery coordinator Ruth Kaiser and the delivery drivers for this timely donation. A special thanks again to Holy Family school alumni Sophia Abell and her family for 50 beautiful easter baskets and an anonymous donor for large chocolate bunnies to help the youth celebrate Christianity's most precious feast. Again thank you for your prayers and donations and for our delivery volunteers.
Given the necessary COVID-19 containment measures, we will not be collecting the physical Rice Bowls this year. You may return your gift directly to CRS online, by phone, or by mail. Or, mail a check to Holy Family marked Rice Bowl. Please have all donations turned in by April 29. Click here for full instructions.
All 6th-8th graders are invited to a virtual Bible study with our youth minister, Abbi Hamm, each Monday at 6pm!
Easter Flower Memorials
Thank you to the Holy Family parishioners who made contributions for the Easter Flowers in honor and memory of loved ones. Persons named who are especially remembered are: James Fessel Sr., James Fessel, Dorothy Fessel, Mike Fessel, Charlene Fessel.
Parishioner William (Bill) Schmidt passes away.
Eternal Rest grant unto Bill, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and the souls
of all the faithful departed
through the mercy of God,
rest in peace.
Your continued financial support is needed and appreciated during this time. If you are able to continue to give your weekly donation during this time, please consider signing up for our online giving program through Faith Direct.
You may also mail your weekly envelope to our office:
Holy Family Parish
129 West Daisy Lane
New Albany, IN 47150
Catalyst Catholic Updates
CJ Smith Internship applications now being accepted
Catalyst Catholic is excited to announce applications are now being accepted for the CJ Smith 2020 Summer Intern. Applicants must be a Catholic young adult who will have finished their first year of college by the summer of 2020 or who have been out of high school for a full year. Recipients should be pursuing work or studies related to ministry or helping professions like teaching, counseling, social work, etc. The recipient of this internship would be directly involved in youth and young adult programs in the New Albany Deanery. They would work alongside the staff in planning and facilitating our summer programming, learning the processes involved in ministry work from a dynamic standpoint. More information and applications can be found online at www.catalystcatholic.org/cjsmith. Applications are due by May 1, 2020.