2021 archive of Pastor's Notes

2021 archive of Pastor's Notes

3rd Sunday of Easter (from Kelli Reutman)

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 4/15/21

Dear Holy Family Parishioners,

My name is Kelli, and I'm the Director of Communications at Holy Family. As we continue through the joyous Easter season, I would like to share something that has been bringing me great joy. Over the past year and a half, I have been discerning ... Read More »

Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter)

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 4/09/21

The Church has recognized the Sunday following Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday. There is a devotional chaplet (prayer) along with an image of Jesus associated with this title. But more than the prayer, the promise, or the portrait of our Lord, is the person of Jesus Christ and ... Read More »

Easter Sunday

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 4/01/21

Christus Resurrexit,Sicut Dixit, Alleluia!!! Christ has Risen, as He said He would, Alleluia!!!

As we experience the Good News of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ this Easter Sunday, let us collectively: rejoice that so many are able to gather together to pray, to sing, to offer Eucharistic ... Read More »

Palm Sunday

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 3/26/21

“Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come! Hosanna in the highest!” (Mk 11:9-10)

  Palms

With Palm Sunday comes the long reading of the Passion, this year from Mark’s Gospel, and the ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 3/19/21

Volunteers

Every week, Holy Family hosts 4 ‘Sunday’ Liturgies (Yes, one is Saturday evening!). Each requires lector(s), musician(s), server(s), cantor, ushers, cleaners, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, and our new Tech Team. Since the pandemic began a year ago, we have been hosting these liturgies with a very limited ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Lent (from Abbi Hamm)

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 3/12/21

Parishioners and Friends of Holy Family,

I pray that this Lent has been full of new experiences with the Lord and has allowed you to grow closer to His heart as you prepare to celebrate the Resurrection!

My name is Abbi Hamm and I am the Youth Minister ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 3/06/21

First Holy Communion – Caring Weekend

This weekend we will have members of this year’s First Holy Communion class presenting letters to members of the parish community as part of the “Caring Weekend”. There are also small displays about the family and community of the children on display at ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 2/26/21

“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me”(Matthew 16:24).

Finishing some thoughts on the Lenten Trifecta of Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving. Our last practice is Almsgiving. On the surface, almsgiving seems the same as tithing, contributing, or supporting the poor. Certainly, there ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Lent

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 2/19/21

“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me” (Matthew 16:24).

In the Lenten Trifecta of Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving, there is a stated and implied order, not just to our Lenten Journey, but our whole lives. We will hopefully embrace various ... Read More »

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 2/12/21

Whether this week, or just in the month of February here are some ideas you might consider as a Family: Look through your wedding album or watch your wedding video. Share stories from your wedding day with your children. Make a family timeline beginning with your first date ... Read More »

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