There will be no public Mass from June 8-12.
There will also be no confessions. Fr. Gries has been called away unexpectedly. He will still say private Masses for the scheduled intentions. The church will be open for private prayer from 8:30am-12:30pm, Monday-Thursday.
Parish Office Reopening
The office will reopen with limited hours starting Monday, June 15. Office Hours will be Monday to Thursday from 8:30a – 12:30p. Office is open for important parish business only that cannot be accomplished via email or phone only. Parish Staff will rotate days, so call ahead to see if the person you need will be present. Masks are strongly recommended of all visitors or parishioners. Staff will continue to work from home as possible during other hours of the week. Please call or email if you need something and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Reopening Protocols Update
Based on the first two weekends of public Mass, our Reopening Protocols have been updated to better serve the parish. Key changes include:
- The restriction to attend every other weekend by Last Name has been removed. The 125-person limit in the main sanctuary is still in place to maintain social distancing.
- Sanitizing spray is available by the east entrance. You are responsible for cleaning any pews you touch when coming to the church for private prayer. Mist lightly and let air dry.
- Volunteers will sanitize pews, door handles, and other commonly touched surfaces after every Mass (including weekdays).
- Though the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is lifted until at least August 15, we recommend attending Mass once per week if you are healthy. Weekday Masses typically have fewer people in attendance and may be a better option for some people. The flow chart below can help you decide when it is time to return to the church building.
Your Saint Vincent DePaul Society would like to thank you again for your prayers and support! While surrounded by stories of heartache, pain, and fear, it is easy to miss out on the stories of success and victory. Thanks to furniture donations by the families of Alysia and Tim Wade and Beverly and Darris Knear, and the help of High School Seniors David W, Jeremy G, and Evan S, we were able to help furnish the apartment of a working single mom of two that was moving out of Government Housing into her own place. We also provided pots and pans, plates, silverware, and several boxes of food to help them get off to a good start. At the point of tears, she thanks you for your generosity and prayers.
Registration for Boys Tennis is open on Catalyst Catholic's website. This is for boys crades 3rd-8th. Tennis is a deanery sport, so registration and all information is distributed through Catalyst Catholic.
Online registration for Volleyball is now open for girls in 3rd through 8th grade! Teams are organized by each parish. Season information can be found on Catalyst Catholic's website. Registration information is found on this flyer (links work best in Chrome or Firefox).
Elementary and Middle School Football registration is open! There are two teams - 3rd-6th graders, and 7th-8th graders. This is a deanery sport, so registration and all information is through Catalyst Catholic using the links below.
Visit catalystcatholic.org/camptonmission to register for the home-town mission this summer!
Mass will continue to be streamed on Sundays at 8am
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 this Sunday are here:
If you are not returning to Mass just yet, you can honor the Sabbath by live streaming Mass with us! The 8am Sunday Mass is live streamed on our Facebook page each week. You do not need a Facebook account to watch. Plus, it will be uploaded to YouTube and posted on holyfamilynewalbany.org/covid19 by 10am.
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