Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 9/16/21

National Migration Week 2021 is observed by the Church from September 20 to 26. It culminates with the Vatican’s celebration of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees on September 26. National Migration Week has been celebrated for nearly half a century as an opportunity to reflect on the ... Read More »

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 9/10/21

Do you have a favorite Crucifix? Maybe it was one handed down from a grandparent or received as a gift at a key moment in your Catholic Christian life. Maybe it is very simple or very ornate. Perhaps, it was picked up when you visited the Holy Land or ... Read More »

Parish Annual Report

Posted by Maria Franxman on 9/03/21

God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work.  ~ II Corinthians 9:8

The past 2020-21 year has been described in many ways. Yet I’ve been pondering how the ... Read More »

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 8/27/21

An all too familiar conversation I have with parents is one around the faithfulness of one or more of their children. This is not a conversation of judgment or even disappointment. It is a conversation of heartbreak and sadness. Often this a parent who Loves Christ and the Church. ... Read More »

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 8/20/21

“This saying is hard; who can accept it?” (John 6:60). Part of the reason the Church gives us the Bread of Life Discourse every three years, is the recognition that we must come to terms with this ‘hard saying’ and challenging teaching. The Eucharist as Jesus’ True Presence is ... Read More »

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Posted by Maria Franxman on 8/13/21

Kneelers have been placed near the Sanctuary for the reception of Holy Communion. Our Sunday Gospels of late are coming from John, chapter 6, known as the Bread of Life Discourse. The Solemnity of Mary’s Assumption interrupts the John 6 reading, but also gives us an additional lens by ... Read More »

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 8/06/21

You may have noticed that kneelers have been placed near the Sanctuary for the reception of Holy Communion. First, Holy Mother Church has deemed it perfectly acceptable to receive Communion in the hand, and it can (& should) be done with great faith and reverence. For most of us, ... Read More »

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Maria Franxman on 7/30/21

Good Luck and blessings to all those in New Albany and in the New Albany Deanery beginning school this week.

I earnestly pray this year is one that allows greater normalcy in the classroom and in the world. May God make this another wonderful year of learning, growth, excellence ... Read More »

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 7/23/21

This Sunday, we begin a five-week consecutive read of the 6th chapter of the Gospel of John. This particular chapter is called the “Bread of Life” Discourse. It opens with one of the miracle accounts of the multiplication of loaves and fish, and will move to Jesus Christ’s profound ... Read More »

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 7/16/21

Join me in welcoming Fr. Dan Dorsey to Holy Family Catholic Church this weekend! Fr. Dorsey is the President of the Glenmary Home Missioners. He will help us see how the Glenmary Missioners provide the Bread of Life to so many of our sisters and brothers, who while impoverished ... Read More »

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