Our Devotionals and Prayers

Mother of Perpetual Help Devotion The Immaculate Heart of Mary, First Saturday Devotion The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, First Friday Devotion  

Juneteenth Letter from Cambria

June 19th, 2020 Juneteenth Dear Parishioners and Friends of Holy Family,   I write to you today in solidarity with our African American sisters and brothers as we celebrate Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when the last remaining slaves in Texas were freed, 2 ½ years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.   In my letter last week addressing Holy Family’s response to racial injustice, I promised to send you additional resources and ways to become engaged in the ongoing national dialogue about race. …

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Re-Opening Holy Family Church

May 29, 2020 Dear Parishioners and Friends of Holy Family, During these weeks of pandemic, which have merged with our Lenten and Easter observances, we have journeyed together and stayed strong as a community of faith, albeit a virtual one.  I know I am not alone in feeling that the learning curve of the pandemic has been, and continues to be, very steep for all of us.  In this time of great struggle, we celebrate the graces that we have …

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Holy Family’s response to the death of George Floyd

“What does the Lord require of you?
 To act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” 
-Micah 6:8 June 8, 2020 Dear Parishioners and Friends of Holy Family, Our community, our country and our world have cried out in anguish and pain at the injustice, callousness and brutality of George Floyd’s death.  Tragically, he is among many generations of known and unknown African American women and men, our sisters and brothers in Jesus Christ, whose lives …

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Walking with Moms in Need

Are you now, or were you at one time an expectant mother in need? Do you know expectant mothers who are in need of help and support during a difficult pregnancy? Do you have ideas for how our parish might support women during this precious time? Holy Family Parish has joined the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in their initiative of Walking with Moms in Need. This year-long initiative will focus on identifying the needs and resources needed to help …

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Racism and the Catholic Church

The Pieta by Tylonn J. Sawyer   Consideration of racism is grounded in fundamental scriptural beliefs: equal dignity of all people, created in God’s image; and Christ’s redemption of all. The Catechism of the Catholic Church spells this out: The equality of men rests essentially on their dignity as persons and the rights that flow from it: “Every form of social or cultural discrimination in fundamental personal rights on the grounds of sex, race, color, social conditions, language, or religion …

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Pentecost…Come Holy Spirit

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were.  Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.  Acts 2:1-3a   What is Pentecost?  Our friends from Catholic Central put this …

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June Discipleship Letter

Dear Parishioners, Greetings from the Holy Family Pastoral Care Ministry! I am writing at a challenging time for all of us. Life seems very different from a couple of months ago. The coronavirus has impacted everyone, and our ministry, which supports our seniors, has been forced to make dramatic changes to the way we operate It is our mission to bring the blessings of the Church to the elderly, the sick, and the dying in our community. We typically visit …

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