Family Faith News

Holy Family Parish

Sunday, April 24, 2022

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April IN-PERSON Family Faith Sessions This Week!

Our April Family Faith Meetings are scheduled for this week of April 24. Our Family Faith Sessions will be In-Person for families to join a combination of outdoor/indoor activities. Weather permitting, it will take place at Sacred Heart Church grounds, both along the sidewalk leading to the church and the Hall. Please come to this event with your family (do not plan to drop off your child or allow children to attend alone).


During our April Family Faith In-Person Session, we will share family activities related to the joy of the Easter Season, Divine Mercy Sunday, and our St. Isidore family garden project. Sessions will be approximately 60 minutes. Below are details about our April In-Person Session. We can't wait to see you then!


Structure of this In-Person Family Faith Event

This In-Person Session will be set up for families to participate in different activities through three stations. When families arrive, they will receive a sticker noting the station to begin. Throughout the session, families will rotate to different stations, participating in the various activities.


What are the Dates and Times of our In-Person Session?

Sessions will be approximately one hour:

  • Sunday Morning Session: Sunday, April 24 at 11:30AM-12:30PM
  • Sunday Afternoon Session: Sunday, April 24 at 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • Wednesday Session: Wednesday, April 27 at 5:30PM-6:30PM
  • Thursday Session: Thursday, April 28 at 5:30PM-6:30PM

*So that we can plan accordingly, please attend the session your family is registered.


What if it rains?

In-Person Family Faith will take place both outside and in the Sacred Heart Hall. If it rains or the weather is not permitting, we will have a Family Faith Meeting virtually through zoom (as in previous months). The morning of your session, an email will be sent confirming that day's Family Faith session will be In-Person if weather permits, or virtual (including the zoom link). If it rains and class will be take place virtually, please note that the family activities and learning that will be offered at the In-Person Session will be the same theme as activities taught during the virtual zoom meeting


What do we need to bring?

Nothing!! Be ready to participate and enjoy the time with your family!


Will there be any Zoom Meetings this week?

No, there will not be any Zoom Meetings this week. All sessions will be in person.


This is a FAMILY Faith Event

This In-Person Session is a FAMILY event. Please come with your family. Parents, do not drop off or allow children to attend this event alone.

mass readings for sunday, april 24: Second Sunday of Easter, Sunday of Divine Mercy

Jesus has Risen!...And this is only the beginning!


Last weekend, we celebrated the Good News of Jesus' resurrection through a blessed Easter Sunday. We share this special day together in Mass and with family. But as these next few weeks go on, do not let Easter lose its thrill. The empty tomb is only the beginning of the story, and there are important lessons to be gained from events immediately after the resurrection, as well as further down the road.


This weekend's Gospel focuses on Christ’s appearances after the resurrection and how the disciples perceived Him. Even though Thomas did not see Jesus, he did believe. John's Gospel reinforces our role in trusting God, as well as how we are encouraged to spread the Good News with others. We can be certain that Jesus is alive and worthy of our trust; because He takes away sin, we are to spread the news of His work with other people.

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Link to Mass Readings for Sunday, April 24

Translated in English and Spanish

Jesus Appears to Thomas

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 catherinek@holyfamilyforall.org. 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.

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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 75% of meeting our contribution goal for this year's Bishop's Annual Appeal! To date, pledges totaling $10,335.00 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:


https://diometuchen.org/baa

Project IMT

Answer to last week's question:
All men must register for the Selective Service between the ages of 18-26 years old.

We are inviting all youth, from ages 13-17, to a Coffee & Donut Youth Fellowship Hour after the 10 am Mass on Sunday, May 1. Hope to see you there!

Uplift Video of the Week!

Soldier returns from duty to surprise her daughter in her first grade classroom!

Tamie Norris just finished her tour of duty in Iraq and Jordan. She returned home to surprise her daughter Samantha, a first-grade teacher, in her Austin, Texas classroom. Check out this heart-warming video!

Soldier returns from duty to surprise daughter in classroom I GMA

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