Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 2/05/21

Holy Family Parish Mission THIS WEEK! Sunday Night through Thursday Night, February 7 to 11 in the church @ 7p.

No more waiting. I pray, plead, petition you to join with your fellow parishioners in-person or on-line. Even if you can only come to one night, come! But I ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 1/29/21

Catholic Schools Week – Jan 31 to Feb 6

Congratulations and prayers for our students, staff, and parents as we rejoice in another year of (mostly) in-person Catholic education. It is a gift to the parish and greater community. Holy Family Catholic School & Preschool has been providing quality ... Read More »

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 1/18/21

A “Year of St Joseph” was declared by Pope Francis on December 8, 2020. Pope Francis is right that we could all learn a great deal from this Silent Saint. Lessons that would greatly benefit holy marriages, holy families, holy communities. To keep St Joseph before us more ... Read More »

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 1/15/21

December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We recall in a special way the profound intervention of Almighty God in the particular life of Mary. This past year on December 8, 2020, Holy Father Pope Francis also declared a “Year of ... Read More »

Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 1/08/21

What of your Baptism? Do you give it much thought? Obviously, only a few among us remember our Baptisms, and so it is possible for many of us to give little or no thought to that moment that changed each of us forever. You don’t likely remember it ... Read More »

Epiphany of the Lord

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 12/29/20

Epiphany comes from the word meaning ‘to reveal.’ It might be worth thinking about what is revealed in our readings and solemnity this weekend. Certainly, Magi (or kings) from the east arrived in Jerusalem seeking the newborn ‘King of the Jews”, a very Gentile title, proclaimed by Gentile ... Read More »

Christmas & Feast of the Holy Family

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 12/23/20

Behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Advent

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 12/03/20

Haiti Homes for Christmas Challenge:

As I talked about last week, I would love to see members of Holy Family to provide a new home for Christmas for a family in need in Haiti in cooperation with Cross Catholic International. To do so, we would need to raise $8,580. ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Advent

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 11/25/20

During my Quarantine a few weeks ago, I spent more sustained time in the parish rectory than probably any since my arrival in 2018. Even during the spring Shutdown, I was in the parish office daily at least half days. Yet in both instances, the quarantine and shutdown, I ... Read More »

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 11/20/20

During my quarantine “staycation retreat” at the rectory a few weeks ago, I engaged in much extra prayer and reading. One of the things I read through was the articles on ‘Cultivating a Grateful Heart’ in the November issue of The Word Among Us – Daily Meditations for Catholics ... Read More »


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