April 2021 Discipleship Letter

April 2021 Dear Parishioners, Did you know that Holy Family is a Fair Trade Congregation? In fact, our church was one of the first congregations in the nation to receive this official designation from Fair Trade Campaigns. The significant achievement stems directly from the tireless work of Parish Life Director, Cambria Tortorelli, who has long championed fair trade practices at Holy Family, alongside others in our church community who share her passion. Ahead of her upcoming transition from Holy Family, …

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Liturgical Ministries

As we continue to open up for Masses, we are in need of ministers! Click one of the ministries below to let us know which you’d like to join, or rejoin! This is a great opportunity to grow in faith and serve others. USHERS EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS VIDEO MINISTRY GREETERS

Week 6 – Discovering Holy Week (Young Adults)

Community Reflection “Then Jesus said to them, ‘All of you will have your faith shaken, for it is written: I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be dispersed. But after I have been raised up, I shall go before you to Galilee.‘” (Mark 14:27-28) Every year when Holy Week comes around, I feel as though I’m given a chance to restart and regroup. No matter how my Lent has been going, how many times I’ve missed Mass, ate meat …

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Lenten Prayer for the Fifth Week of Lent

Discovering Courage Gather in your Living Room, with a lighter a candle.  Prayer leader:  Let us pause for a moment and remember that we are loved by a God who is love.  Let us pray… In the name of the Father … All:  Amen.  Let us pray: God, help us on the road to courage that we might in this Lenten season use the everyday channels of grace you have given us to prepare us to fully celebrate the passion, …

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Week 5 – Discovering Courage (Young Adults)

Community Reflection “Now my soul is troubled. What shall I say: Father, save me from this hour? But it is for this very reason that I have come to this hour.” (John 12:27) As I’ve scrolled through headlines in my newsfeed this past year, I have often asked God the very same thing: “Save me from this hour.”  Like the faithful gathered around Jesus in Sunday’s Gospel, it is in these extreme moments where I often wish for the God …

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Lenten Prayer for the Fourth Week of Lent

Discovering Light Gather in your Living Room, with a lighter,  a candle and a laptop with wifi. Prayer leader:  Let us pause for a moment and remember that we are loved by a God who is love.  Let us pray… In the name of the Father … All:  Amen.  Listen to Christ be our light    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJq3bhdgQoc) Read this reflection Whenever we see the word light, especially when it is coupled with darkness we may be taken back to the very …

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March 2021 Discipleship Letter

Hello Holy Family Church, This is my first year at Holy Family and for me, Holy Family has drawn me in with an embrace of God’s love, the welcome of His Church. Our church, Holy Family, demonstrates the love of the People of God through service and a strong social justice program. Daily, I work in the Eden Center, the building right next door to the St. Joseph Center & Giving Bank. I see our Giving Bank staff and volunteers …

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Week 4 – Discovering Jesus, Our Light (Young Adults)

Community Reflection But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God. ~ Jn 3:21 I can’t remember the last time I went to mass in an actual building. It must have been around this time in 2020, before the world shut down and we walked together into this strange, dark time. Like Joe shared in his Ash Wednesday reflection, I also feel like this year has been one …

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Week 3 – Discovering Kinship (Young Adults)

Community Reflection “He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, as well as the money changers seated there…he said, ‘Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.’” (John 2:14, 16) In this week’s Sunday Gospel reading, we hear how Jesus goes to the temple area and drives out those making profits.  A common point I’ve heard others focus on when speaking about this passage is Jesus’ “righteous anger.”  We’re told …

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