Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

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 »

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 10/22/21

Have you ever noticed how Eternity can seemingly be compressed into an instant in our everyday life? Future deadlines, events, anticipations, and happenings that seen an eternity away can sneak up on us in an instant. What looks like it’s a long way off, is suddenly upon us in ... Read More »

Immediate Opportunities for Shared Mission of Christ at Holy Family

Posted by Maria Franxman on 10/15/21

In recent weeks, the Scripture readings and my preaching have been challenging us to consider how we are engaging the Mission of Jesus Christ as Disciples. Here are some current areas where Christ is calling us the Church to spread the Gospel in Word and Deed. (12 October 2021)

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 10/08/21

“Baptism, the Eucharist, and the Sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the ‘Sacraments of Christian initiation,’ whose unity must be safeguarded… The reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For ‘by the Sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to ... Read More »


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