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.
Reopening Churches & Resuming Public Liturgies
Leadership of Holy Family is studying the guidance provided by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis regarding reopening the church and Masses to parishioners. Per Archbishop Thompson's permission, it is our hope to reopen the church for Private Prayer starting Wednesday, May 13 @ 8:30a. We hope to begin Masses with parishioners on Tuesday, May 19 @ 6p. Please note, there will be numerous new protocols for all activities. Fr. Gries plans to release those protocols with the Sunday, May 10 email notes & posts from the parish. Strict adherence to the protocols will be required by ALL parishioners. Lack of cooperation could slow the reopening.
We will continue to share updates through this email, our Facebook page, and at holyfamilynewalbany.org/covid19.
KoC Fish Fry Tonight!
Knights of Columbus in New Albany is having a fish fry today, from 11:00–1:00 and 4:00–7:00. The menu includes first, fries, slaw, and drinks. It is drive-thru and carryout only.
Job Opportunity: High School President
Our Lady of Providence High School is currently accepting applications for the position of president. The position of president is an administrative position. Qualified applicants will have spent the majority of their career in the corporate or non-profit world in a leadership role. The president of the school is the chief executive, advancement, and financial officer of the institution and is responsible for all facets of its operation. The president leads and articulates the school’s mission and vision, creates and implements strategic plans, and builds and nurtures relationships. The president reports to and is evaluated by the superintendent of Catholic schools for the archdiocese with inputs from the Board of Trustees. The president works in close partnership with the principal who is the chief operating officer of the school.
The full job description and application information can be found here: https://archindy.applicantpro.com/jobs/1398455.html
Live Rosary - Fridays in May
Each Friday in May, we will be live streaming a Rosary on Facebook Live. May is a month that Catholics show their love and devotion to Mary in a particular way. The stream will begin at 6pm on the Holy Family Parish Facebook page.
Pope Francis is encouraging families to "rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home in the month of May." He has provided two prayers to Our Lady that can be prayed at the end of the Rosary during this month. Read his letter and access the prayers here.
Virtual May Crowning
If you would like to watch the May Crowning ceremony from this morning, the video is available on Facebook and YouTube. There is also a video of the 8th-grade girl reading petitions, each connected to flowers that represent Mary's attributes, which can be watched here.
Join us each Sunday on Facebook Live for Mass!
Liturgy guides with the readings and music for each Sunday will be available at holyfamilynewalbany.com/covid19. Download or view them on your phone to follow along while live streaming. Guides for the 5th Sunday of Easter are here:
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 holyfamilynewalbany.org/covid19 by 10am each Sunday.
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
Virtual Middle School Bible Studies
Our Monday night Bible studies open to 6th-8th graders are continuing! Abbi and the students are having lots of fun catching up and praying together. Students who have not participated before are invited to join!
Summer Daze is a series of service and social events put on by Catalyst Catholic in collaboration with deanery parishes. It's open to rising 6th graders through outgoing 8th graders. The cost is $25 per day and your children can attend as few or many as they like. Full info and registration can be accessed on this page.