Family Faith News
Holy Family Parish
Sunday, November 8, 2020
November Family Faith Zoom Meetings Next Week!
Our November Family Faith Zoom Meetings begin next Sunday, November 15. We will discuss the season of Advent and how it relates to Christmas. Please join us together with your children. We will also provide updates to Family Faith 2021 registration.
Please join the zoom session for the class that you are registered for. These links will also be sent in an email reminder prior to the session:
Sunday, November 15 at 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Meeting ID: 957 1054 4030
Sunday, November 15 at 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Meeting ID: 996 0872 7221
Wednesday, November 18 at 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Meeting ID: 921 0479 6959
Thursday, November 19 at 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Meeting ID: 955 1073 5608
Mass Readings for Sunday, November 8: Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
In Matthew's Gospel this weekend, Jesus teaches us through this Parable of the Ten Virgins to always be prepared and ready for Him. One day, we will meet Jesus and our Heavenly Father. Since we do not know when this time will come, we pray and prepare so that we may always be ready.
In this story, the bridegroom is Jesus and we are the people waiting for them to arrive. The people who had enough oil in their lamps were "prepared," and went directly to the wedding feast. In the parable, Jesus called them ‘wise’, because they thought ahead, and not just about the moment. They were prepared no matter what was going to happen, and they were rewarded for it. These are the people we should strive to be like.
But the people who were not prepared were not ready to attend the wedding feast. Because they did not plan ahead and have enough oil in their lamp, they did not attend the wedding when it was time. By the time they made it to the wedding, it was too late and the doors were closed. These were the people Jesus called ‘foolish’ and said we shouldn’t be like. They didn’t think ahead at all. By the time they were ready, it was too late. They weren’t prepared and they missed out.
In this parable, Jesus uses the example of the wedding feast to represent being ready to greet Him in Heaven. We never know when it will be time to go to Heaven, so we need to make sure we are ready all the time, no matter what. We want to make the choice to accept and follow Jesus and have Him live in our hearts! We don’t know when it will be time, but we sure don’t want to miss it!
Activities for Family
Be Ready! A Paper Lantern
Create a paper to lantern to show Jesus we are ready! Using the materials listed and the steps below, have your child create a colorful lantern. To light the lantern, use a flameless tea light. Each evening, as a family, say a prayer to God together and light the lantern!
- Different color tissue paper
- Construction paper
- Clear plastic cup
- Flameless Tea Light
Cut up different color tissue paper into small pieces. Glue them to a clear plastic cup.
Fold the construction paper in half as shown in the picture. Using scissors, cut slits (do not cut to the end).
Use tape to secure the construction paper to the cup. Attach string to the top of the cup as a handle. Place a flameless tea light in the lantern.
As a family, complete and submit this Family Form by Friday, November 13. This form counts towards attendance and participation in our Family Faith Program.
Family Faith Registration 2021 is Open!
Registration includes 3 items:
STEP 1: Complete and submit this online registration form (see below).
STEP 2: Payment for family
$70 - 1 Child/1 Parent
$100 - Family (if more than 1 Child is registered)
STEP 3: Copies of Baptism/Communion Certificates for each child.
- To register for Family Faith Formation, you must be a parishioner of Holy Family Parish. If you would like to register as a parishioner, please call the Parish Office (732) 545-1681 ext 101.
- Complete a separate registration form for each child. Once you submit a form, there will be an option to complete an additional form if you would like to register another child.
- Online registration will end on Friday, December 11.
- Once an online registration form is submitted for each child (STEP 1), please call the office and make an appointment to drop off payment and your child's certificates of sacraments (if applicable).
Uplift Video of the Week!
Dancing together during this election vote!
As this week's election brought record number of voters, voting locations had long lines of people waiting to cast their vote.
In this Philadelphia voting location, voters broke the monotony of the long voting lines by breaking out into a group line dance to the Mississippi Cha Cha Slide!
Holy Family Parish
- Register online: holyfamilyparishnewbrunswicknj.flocknote.com
- Text holyfamilyforall to 84576 (or 202-765-3441 in Spanish)