Family Faith News

Holy Family Parish

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Welcome to Family Faith 2022!

It was wonderful to see your beautiful families and smiling faces this past week on our first Family Faith Zoom meetings of 2022! We hope we answered your questions regarding our program as we begin this year virtually, and hope to transition to in-person sessions.


As noted on the slide below that was shared during our Zoom meetings, here are a few reminders for parents:

  • Family Faith Newsletter link to Family Form questions - Each week, a google link to a survey with questions will be included in each newsletter. As a family, you will have an opportunity to respond to these questions. Surveys should be completed by Friday of that week. Your family's response will count towards attendance/completion of the activities.
  • Attendance at monthly Parent Zoom sessions - Our next scheduled Zoom meetings will be the week of February 20. More information and zoom links will be included in upcoming weekly newsletter as we are closer to this date. Please click on the button below to view our Family Faith 2022 Calendar.
  • Stay Connected - Since email is our primary way of communication, it is important that we have your updated email address. Please contact us if you have a change in email or phone number. In addition, check our parish webpage, Facebook, and Twitter for important updates! Below is the link to Family Faith updates on Holy Family Parish website.

If you have any questions or would like to share your updated email address with us, feel free to contact the parish office.

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Mass Readings for Sunday, January 30: Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This weekend's Gospel follows the events of last week's Gospel describing Jesus in his hometown of Nazareth's synagogue, identifying himself as the fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy of the Good News and saving us. However, as Jesus shares the truth of God's works, the people become angry and reject Jesus forcefully.


In last weekend's Gospel, Luke 4:14-21, Jesus' first public appearance is praised and seen by the people as fulfilling Isaiah's promise. The anointed one, Jesus the Messiah, has arrived and declared Himself. However, this week we hear the next part of Luke's Gospel, Luke 4:21-30, Jesus' teachings of truth cause the people to become angry, and reject Jesus. Humbly, Jesus does leave His town, understanding the people are not ready to accept His full teachings.


In this Reading, Luke is warning us early that Jesus’ ministry involves a great deal of pain. We know the events following of Jesus' suffering and death. However the Good News is His resurrection! As Catholics, we understand our learning and serving God may take tumultuous and difficult paths. But as we reflect on Jesus' life, we know these paths all lead to eternal life with God!

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Link to Mass Readings for Sunday, January 30

Translated in English and Spanish

021 - Rejection at Nazareth (English)
Jesus Rejected in Nazareth Poem

Activities for Family

Scrolls of Truth!

Just as Luke's Gospel describes, Jesus' message often caused people to question, but better understand God's teachings for us. This week's craft highlights scrolls of Jesus' truths!


Materials

  • 2 Paper towel or 2 toilet paper rolls
  • White or any color paper
  • Glue
  • Markers or decorating supplies
  • Ribbon


Procedure

1.) Use 2 paper towel or toilet paper rolls, glue, and paper to create a scroll by gluing the paper onto the rolls.

2.) Write a Bible passage sharing Jesus' message. Below are 3 examples of Jesus' teachings. Choose a passage below or another passage from your family's favorite Bible story:


For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16


But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. -Matthew 5:44-45


I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.-John 14:6


3.) Use ribbon to close the scroll. Share it with a family member!


Once your children have created this project, we welcome you to take a picture of your children with their work! Email the picture and your children's name to catherinek@holyfamilyforall.org. We will post pictures in next weekend's Family Faith Newsletter!

Weekly Family Form Survey

As a family, complete and submit this Family Form by Friday, February 4. This form counts towards attendance and participation in our Family Faith Program.

Project IMT

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"

- Martin Luther King Jr.

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Drop Everything! Matching Game

During our zoom sessions, this game was introduced. Below are pictures we received from families while they played! Enjoy playing Drop Everything! Matching Game as a family!
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Share Your Work!

Snap a Picture & Share Your Crafts With Us!

We welcome pictures of your children's projects and family engagement in Family Faith! Although the completion of this craft activity is not required towards participation, please feel free to email us a photo of the crafts that your children create! We will feature their work in our next Family Faith Newsletter! Send photos to catherinek@holyfamilyforall.org. Please include your child's name (as you would want it to appear in the newsletter) and session your child is registered in Family Faith.

Uplift Video of the Week!

A Sleeping Newborn, a Cuddling Husky...Cutest Video Ever!

This adorable newborn, Daisy, had a warm, relaxing nap with her family's husky, Millie, on her side. As you can see from Millie's gentle and caring gestures, she loves to take care of their new baby!


Check out this video! They both fall asleep in the cutest way!

Husky Stops Baby Crying In The Cutest Way!! [CUTEST VIDEO EVER!!]

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