November 2022 Discipleship Letter

Hello Parishioners and Friends, It is with pleasure and gratitude that I write to you. I am grateful for those of you who support our efforts in our office of Life, Justice, and Peace (Giving Bank). Your contributions allow us to continue to serve those most in need in and around our parish community as we are called to do so. Not only do we serve the many that come to our doors weekly for food items, but we are …

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Discipleship Letter September 2022

September 2022 Holy Family Fall Festival   “Planting Faith, Harvesting Love”   We are very happy to let you know that our annual Holy Family Fall Festival is back!   This long-standing tradition celebrates our strong sense of community. On October 15th, 4pm-9pm and 16th, 10:30am-7pm please join your fellow parishioners at the Holy Family Fall Festival. Don’t miss the fabulous food, fun NEW games and activities, awesome entertainment, beer garden, and the Raffle!   We do this because we …

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Discipleship Letter August 2022

August, 2022   Dear Holy Family Parishioners, We are blessed to have so many wonderful young people and their families in our parish. As I reflect on our Confirmation candidates, this amazing group of teens continues to surprise me.  They were engaged in liturgical ministry and enjoyed in-person retreats this year. These candidates have demonstrated a desire to know more.  I have seen teens help and guide other teens throughout the confirmation process. Each month they participate in providing the …

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July 2022 Discipleship Letter

Dear HFS Community,   We are incredibly grateful for the amazing year spent together.  The amount of hard work and dedication that has gone into this year has contributed to a year of learning, service, community and excellence. We are proud of our students, faculty, and staff who have persevered and all of the families and parishioners that have supported us.   As a newcomer, I personally have felt welcomed by the entire Holy Family community and feel blessed to …

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May 2022 Discipleship Letter

Dear Holy Family parishioners, Holy Family Church has enjoyed a long, vibrant history as a parish where ALL ARE WELCOME. Since its inception in 2016, Trinity Young Adult Ministry has served those in their 20s, 30s, and 40s at Holy Family and throughout the region by offering welcoming opportunities to grow as individuals and as a community. We are firmly rooted in the belief that growing in relationship with Jesus provides the foundation of abundant love necessary to find hope, peace, and …

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April 2022 Discipleship Letter

Dear Fellow Parishioners: I am happy to announce our Annual Auction, “An Evening at the Derby” on Saturday, May 14th, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.  We’re excited to be bringing the event back to an in-person event at Holy Family. Get ready to be transported back to a time when attending the Derby was the social event of the year. You will not want to miss this event! Mount your steed and gallop on over! To make this a truly successful …

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March 2022 Discipleship Letter

Dear fellow-parishioners, My name is Mary Schimmoller.  In October of 2021 I was blessed to become the Director of Holy Family’s Pastoral Care Ministry when Mary Ternan retired from this position after thirty years of loving service to our parish.  I coordinate the activities of the parishioners who minister to the elderly, the sick and the dying in our community. We bring Church to our people who are unable to attend Mass. Our Priests and our Ministers bring a sense …

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February 2022 Discipleship Letter

Dear Parishioners, Happy New Year! May 2022 be filled with God’s blessings for you and your loved ones. Thank you for your support of Holy family during 2021. It was a challenging year and unfortunately, we are still dealing with the Covid virus. However, with your help, we were able to continue our work of saving souls. Because of you, we did not retreat but expanded our ministries and outreach to all. We have many plans and ideas for this …

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January 2022 Discipleship Letter

According to the evangelist, Matthew, Jesus asked Peter to “build a Church”: “And Jesus said, ‘I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.’” (Matthew 16:18) Holy Family is a warm and welcoming parish, reaching out to those in need and calling all to Eucharist. We are just one of over 300 parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and one of …

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December 2021 Discipleship Letter

Dear Parishioners and Friends, Advent is a time of preparation, hope, watchful waiting, and joyful expectation to celebrate Christ’s first coming in Bethlehem and to prepare for His second coming. Advent is also a hectic time, very busy, stressful, and sometimes, by the time Christmas rolls around, we are happy that it is over. To help you prepare and capture the spirit of peace, serenity and joy of what Christmas should truly be all about, I invite you to attend …

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