This Addict Is a Saint

I am amazed each time I have the privilege of meeting with a parishioner who wants to become more involved in their Church by volunteering.  I am awed by their generosity, their openness to the Spirit of God’s call, and often by their remarkable faith journey. But it is just as often that I am startled by their humility.  Again and again when I  suggest that a person consider bringing Eucharist to the home-bound or becoming a Catechist, I receive …

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Volunteers/Catechists Needed

Holy Family is in need of Catechists, those willing to share faith with children, teens and adults. Recruiting catechists is one of the most difficult challenges that catechetical leaders face! We catechists know that the invitation to become a catechist, while flattering, can also be intimidating. We’re not sure if we are qualified or capable of forming others in the faith. As a result, we often come into this ministry with a bit of reluctance, maybe a little fear!  Fear …

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Grace

Grace, Gratitude, Generosity & Mercy

Historically, the Roman Catholic tradition has defined grace as the God-given gift of salvation granted to humanity. Our parish has embraced an expanded definition to include the time we spend honoring God in prayer and worship, sharing love with family, friends, and our faith community…

9/11 Remembered

One Light, One World Cambria Smith and Fr. Jose Parathanal, on behalf of the Holy Family community, received this light in remembrance of the many whose lives were taken on September 11, 2001. Our thoughts turn to the somber events when so many innocent lives were lost in the brutal assault on the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the further attacks in Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.  On the tenth anniversary may we remember our beloved dead and …

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