Family Faith News

Holy Family Parish

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Family Faith 2022 Update: Family Survey Results!

Thank you, families, for your input and suggestions regarding the return to In-Person Family Faith Sessions for the remainder of our 2022 year through the survey given at our April Family Faith Sessions. The results are in!

It seems clear that the majority of our families prefer to return in-person as much as possible. Below are the survey results:

  • 55% of families voted for CHOICE A on the survey (Virtual Session if rain, snow, heat or cold. In-Person Session when weather permitting)
  • 24% of families voted for CHOICE C on the survey (We don't prefer any Virtual Sessions. Only In-Person Sessions)
  • 19% of families voted for CHOICE B on the survey (In-Person Session on Sundays, Virtual Sessions on Wednesday and Thursday)
  • 2% of families voted for CHOICE D on the survey (We don't prefer any In-Person Sessions. Only Virtual Sessions)

Based on your responses, Family Faith Monthly Sessions for the remainder of the year will take place IN-PERSON, WEATHER PERMITTING. This means the sessions will be in-person, unless it rains, snows, too hot, or too cold. To ensure families know whether to attend class in-person at Sacred Heart Church or log in virtually, an email will be sent the morning of the session confirming how to attend class (In-Person 1 Hour Session or Virtual 30 Minute Session).

We look forward to see our families at May's Family Faith Session scheduled for the week of May 22! Please check these weekly Family Faith Newsletters for further updates.

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mass readings for sunday, may 15: Fifth Sunday of Easter

As we continue through the Easter Season, we hear the Gospel messages begin to transition. During the weeks following Easter, Gospel Readings focused on Jesus' visits to the disciples, demonstrating everlasting life. In last week's and this week's Gospel, John shares Jesus' words and teachings, such as love, to his apostles prior to ascending to heaven. Jesus is preparing His disciples, who will soon carry out and teach His ways to others around the world.

This farewell address by Jesus instructs us to love one another. The essence of God is love, and God cannot but transmit love. We are asked to transmit this love to others, because we have been gifted with a relationship with Him. By showing love, we are revealing God to the world.

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Link to Mass Readings for Sunday, May 15

Translated in English and Spanish

[HiBible]E.234"Jesus who gave a new commandment"(John 13:34-35)
Easter 5C John 13:31 35 (LUMO)

Activities for Family

Spread Jesus' Message of Love - Your Choice!

This week, Jesus shares His important message of LOVE to us through His words in John's Gospel. As current-day disciples of our faith, we can spread Jesus's message to others.

Below are 3 ways to spread God's word:

  1. Sidewalk Chalk! - Use sidewalk chalk to share a message to the world.
  2. Messages of Love! - Create small messages spreading Jesus' love. Leave it for family members to find throughout your home!
  3. Create a Coloring Sheet of Jesus' Message of Love! - Use black marker or pencil and white paper to create a coloring sheet for a sibling or friend to color!

Choose one way and snap a picture of your work! Send it to

Weekly Family Form Survey

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

Join Us in Celebration!

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2022 Bishop’s Annual Appeal

Celebrating 40 Years— Continuing to Fan the Flame of Faith into Service

Holy Family Parish is at 85% of meeting our contribution goal for this year's Bishop's Annual Appeal! To date, pledges totaling $11,937.00 has been donated towards our $14,000.00 goal.

It is not too late to donate to this year's Bishop's Annual Appeal. We are grateful for the donations our parishioners have made! Kindly put your donations in an envelope labeled, "Bishop’s Appeal" and drop it in the collection baskets during Mass. Each gift, no matter how big or how small, is certainly welcome & greatly appreciated.

Donations from the Bishop's Annual Appeal benefits various ministries and areas throughout our Diocese. We truly appreciate your generosity and prayers. For more information about this year's Bishop Annual Appeal and ways to donate, click on this link:

Project IMT

Congratulations to Cris, a youth that has been with us since Day 1 of NeXt Level, who is graduating from East Brunswick High School & committed to NJIT on Decision Day!

We are so proud of Cris, and grateful for all of his dedication and hard work to NeXt Level & Project IMT.

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! Completion of the craft activities do count towards participation, so 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 Once I receive your email, I will always send a reply email confirming I received it.
  • Include your child's first and last name (as you would want it to appear in the newsletter) and session your child is registered in Family Faith.
  • If you prefer we DO NOT include the photo in the next Family Faith Newsletter, please note that in your email.

Uplift Video of the Week!

College Athlete Walks Onstage At Graduation After Spinal Cord Injury

In 2018, college football player, Justus Edwards, suffered a spinal cord injury during and game and was told he might never walk again. However, after months of therapy, Edwards defied the odds and walked on stage to accept his degree from Berry College in Georgia. What an amazing moment!

College Athlete Walks Onstage At Graduation After Spinal Cord Injury

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