2021 archive of Pastor's Notes

2021 archive of Pastor's Notes

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord

Posted by Maria Franxman on 12/23/21

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.” Matthew 2:1-2


Homage ... Read More »

Christmas & the Feast of the Holy Family

Posted by Maria Franxman on 12/23/21

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Posted by Maria Franxman on 12/17/21

The Fourth and Final week of Advent is upon us. Our last week to prayerfully, humbly, lovingly prepare for the Coming of Christ. School is out. Last minute preparations for gifts, decorations, parties are underway, but sometime this week before Christmas Eve, sit down and slowly read the Scriptures ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Advent

Posted by Maria Franxman on 12/17/21

Happy Gaudete Sunday of Advent! It is time to break out the Rose-Pink vestment and rejoice that we are past the halfway point of this season of preparation for Christ Coming anew at Christmas.

One thing I love about Advent is the way so many of you so easily ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Advent

Posted by Maria Franxman on 12/03/21

Teens of Holy Family Parish spent a weekend learning about faith and the Church, making new friends from all around the nation, and encountering the Lord in new and exciting ways. At the National Catholic Youth Conference, 18 young people at Holy Family and 135 students from the New ... Read More »

First Sunday in Advent

Posted by Maria Franxman on 11/24/21

Happy Advent and Blessed New (liturgical) Year! We light the first candle on our Wreathe. With Advent, not only do we begin our spiritual preparation for Christmas, we begin another new year in the Church. Just as the years of our calendar are numbered from the birth of Christ, ... Read More »

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Posted by Maria Franxman on 11/19/21

Kelli Reutman offered to take over his Pastor’s Notes for the weekend while Fr. Jeremy is away. Enjoy her perspective on recent events at the parish:

Back in September, when Holy Family launched the “Recommitment 2021” project, Fr. Jeremy preached a homily that convicted many of us in the ... Read More »

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 11/12/21

Holy Family Welcomes Fr Harry Tully. Fr Harry is one of the ‘retired’ priests in our deanery who stays quite busy covering for us pastors. Doing so is probably pretty close to a full-time job! I’m very grateful for his willingness and service, not just here at Holy Family, ... Read More »

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 11/05/21

Holy Family welcomes back Deacon Michael Clawson as our homilist this weekend. He is studying for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and hails from Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Brazil, Indiana. He is in his final year of studies at St Meinrad and has been participating in ... Read More »

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 10/29/21

At the start of Advent, Holy Family will host 40 Hours with Mary waiting for Jesus. This 40-Hours Devotion from Friday, December 3 through Sunday, December 5 will invite us to pause, reflect, and patiently pray with Mary for the coming joys of Christ’s birth. The Forty Hours Devotion ... Read More »


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