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Holy Family Parish

Sunday, November 15, 2020

November Family Faith Zoom Meetings This Week!

Our November Family Faith Zoom Meetings begin 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

https://zoom.us/j/95710544030?pwd=d05TK3hTcTZMVjJOSkorV1FRTG9tQT09

Meeting ID: 957 1054 4030

Passcode: xmd7Fh


Sunday, November 15 at 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

https://zoom.us/j/99608727221?pwd=NFpxbzFYNW9Yd0IvUXFPbis0dEhPZz09

Meeting ID: 996 0872 7221

Passcode: HD65Si


Wednesday, November 18 at 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

https://zoom.us/j/92104796959?pwd=b1hRY1BBWTRGNTBncTlJWHlVb3FFQT09

Meeting ID: 921 0479 6959

Passcode: 93Jd2n


Thursday, November 19 at 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

https://zoom.us/j/95510735608?pwd=VlFCdSt5bGxQVEl5MzZJU2lZK3FaZz09

Meeting ID: 955 1073 5608

Passcode: b4gPNJ

Mass Readings for Sunday, November 15: Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

In this weekend's Gospel, Jesus uses the Parable of the Talents to teach us to use our own God given talent to help others and grow his kingdom.


In this parable, the master is leaving his house to travel, and, before leaving, entrusted his property to his servants. According to the abilities of each man, one servant received five talents, the second had received two, and the third received only one. In this case, a one talent is an amount of money. In our present day currency, one talent would be worth over 1 million dollars!


Jesus uses talents in this parable as money form, but God gives us talents in the form of abilities. He made some people to be amazing singers, so they could worship and lead others in that same worship. And He made some people good listeners so they could listen to the needs and struggles of others and help them. And He made some people strong and handy, so they could lend a helping hand to those that needed it, just like Jesus did.


God gave all of us talents, but they aren’t all the same. Each one of us has different talents and different ways to use them. And even though they are different, they aren’t better or worse than each other. God just wants to see us use them instead of hiding them. That’s why He gave them to us! He wants us to use those talents to bring more people to him and to grow His kingdom.


This week, as a family, consider each of your individual talents. How can you work individually or together to grow God's kingdom? It can be as simple as reading someone a story or picking something up that they dropped. It doesn't have to be big, it just has to be for God!

Link to Mass Readings for Sunday, November 15

Translated in English and Spanish

Parables of Jesus: The Parable of the Talents
The Parable of Talents

Activities for Family

God’s Kingdom Comics

Materials

  • Paper
  • Writing/drawing utensils
  • markers


Think about the talents God has given to you! How does it help you to help others?


Draw a comic strip showing how you can use your talents to grow God’s kingdom (similar to a super hero comic book). Share your comic with your family!

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Family Form Week of November 15

As a family, complete and submit this Family Form by Friday, November 20. This form counts towards attendance and participation in our Family Faith Program.

God Bless our Communicants!

After two years of preparation, plus an additional six months due to the pandemic, Holy Family Parish is most proud of our children who received First Communion this weekend! On Saturday, November 14, 27 children received this sacrament in the presence of family and friends. In recent weeks, they also received First Penance.


During these difficult times, we are most grateful for celebrations like these! Thank you to parents and families for their spiritual support in guiding and teaching your children in receiving the sacraments. God bless our Communicants!

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Family Faith Registration 2021 is Open!

Registration for Family Faith 2021 open! We hope you will join us in growing your family's faith during our next year that starts in January 2021. To register your child for Family Faith Religious Education 2021, please complete and submit this form. Kindly note the following:


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

OR

$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).
Family Faith Registration 2021

Complete a separate registration form for each child.

Uplift Video of the Week!

Amazing Grace

November 29 begins the season of Advent. During these four weeks of Advent until Christmas, Catholics prepare for Jesus' birth!


In this music video, the musical group, Pentatonix, release their newest video of the song, Amazing Grace. This famous five-member a capella singing group is most known for their exceptional remake hits of popular songs and holiday favorites. You will most likely hear this song on TV and radio as the holiday season approaches!

[OFFICIAL VIDEO] Amazing Grace - Pentatonix

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