Family Faith News

Holy Family Parish

Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022

alleluia, the lord is risen!

Happy Easter! Through Jesus' resurrection, we know we are saved and have life after death. As signs of Spring this year have brought us signs of hope, especially during this pandemic, we know God lead us through most difficult times. May this Easter Season bring your family peace and health, and be a reminder of God's Good News!

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April Family Faith Sessions: In Person!

Our April Family Faith Meetings are scheduled for the week of April 24. During that week, 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 a new Holy Family Church family garden project. Sessions will be 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!


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.

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mass readings for sunday, april 17: easter sunday the resurrection of the lord the mass of easter day

In this weekend's Easter Gospel, we hear the story of Jesus' resurrection. His resurrection on Easter Sunday reminds us that we have been redeemed by Jesus, and given new life through Him. Because of that, we have hope for now and for the future, and we can share that hope with one another.


As Catholics, we celebrate that Jesus has risen. Because of that, we don’t have to fear the future. Our earthly bodies will pass away, but that’s not the end for us. We will gain Heaven and Eternal life, because of Jesus. That gives us Easter hope every day. He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

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Link to Mass Readings for Sunday, April 17

Translated in English and Spanish

The Passion - for kids
Jesus Resurrection: The Empty Tomb - John 20 | Easter Story for Kids (Sharefaithkids.com)

Activities for Family

share your easter family picture!

In our faith and in our program, we value and treasure our family. This week, we welcome pictures of your family or family traditions celebrating Easter Sunday or Holy Week. We will feature your family photo in next week's Family Faith Newsletter! (This photo will count towards participation this week.)


Email your photo 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.

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2022 Bishop’s Annual Appeal

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

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! To date, Holy Family has contributed $10,335.00 towards our $14,000.00 goal. This contribution was sent in by 77 parishioners. Kindly put in 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:
The Mississippi River & the Missouri River are the two longest rivers in the US.

Question for this week:
When must all men register for the Selective Service?

Uplift Video of the Week!

an easter hallelujah

Cassandra Star (age 10) and her big sister Callahan (age 19) sing this beautiful & meaningful Easter version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. Using this traditional hymn, Cassandra and Callahan update the lyrics for a most powerful description of Jesus' death and resurrection.

An Easter Hallelujah Cassandra Star & her sister Callahan

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