2022 archive of Pastor's Notes

2022 archive of Pastor's Notes

Second Sunday of Advent

Posted by Maria Franxman on 12/02/22

Advent is a great season to discuss and pray and teach the Faith to your children with. They understand viscerally the idea of waiting and preparing as they look forward to Christmas (presents!) and the culmination is a wholly Christian event – the Birth of Christ. The season is ... Read More »

First Sunday of Advent

Posted by Maria Franxman on 11/23/22

Just outside Bethlehem just a half mile from the Church of the Nativity is a small field and garden, known as the Shepherd’s Field. This Catholic site, under the care of the Franciscans, is located in an area called Siyar el-Ghanam (Place for Keeping Sheep). It is largely surrounded ... Read More »

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Posted by Maria Franxman on 11/22/22

During this Month of November, we remember all of our beloved dead. You may have noticed our Display of Remembrance at the front of the church. I hope you have taken a moment to add the names of your own beloved dead. One of the beauties of human life ... Read More »

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 11/11/22

During this Month of November, we remember all of our beloved dead. You may have noticed our Display of Remembrance at the front of the church. I hope you have taken a moment to add the names of your own beloved dead. One of the beauties of human life ... Read More »

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 11/03/22

Welcome to Fr Adrian Burke, OSB Saint Meinrad Archabbey and School of Theology

Fr Adrian has been a fully professed Benedictine monk since 1993. He serves the monastery and School of Theology as a teacher, spiritual director, and retreat master. This weekend he will be sharing the important ministry ... Read More »

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 10/28/22

Solemnity of All Saints Tuesday, November 1st Mass times are 8a, noon, and 6p

 

It is quite easy to think of this as ‘their’ feast day. You know, other people, all those “holy people” who went before us. And of course that is in part true. That is ... Read More »

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 10/20/22

With some folks rolling off the Parish Pastoral Council, I am looking for new colleagues. If you or someone you know would bring a faithful, Spirit-filled, mission-oriented, community-minded, Catholic-Christian perspective to these committees with some practical skill sets, I’d be open to your name. Both of these groups currently ... Read More »

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 10/13/22

With some folks rolling off the Parish Pastoral Council, the Parish Finance Council, and the Liturgy Committee, I am looking for new colleagues. If you or someone you know would bring a faithful, Spirit-filled, mission-oriented, community-minded, Catholic-Christian perspective to these committees with some practical skill sets, please reach out ... Read More »

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 10/07/22

Some Thank You’s are in order. Several parishioners have dedicated tremendous time and energy to make Holy Family run smoothly. Many of them have done so behind the scenes and some have been well known. Yet, they deserve a thank you for their dedication, hard work, and magnanimous offering ... Read More »

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 9/30/22

Friday October 7th is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Pius V instituted the feast of Our Lady of Victory in order to commemorate the victory at Lepanto, which he attributed to the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1571, Pope Pius V organized a coalition of forces from ... Read More »

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