Family Faith News

Holy Family Parish

Sunday, February 20, 2022

February Family Faith Zoom Meetings this Week!

Our February Family Faith Zoom Meetings begin the week of Sunday, February 20. Our activities will focus on the season of Lent. Together with your children, please join the zoom session for the class that you are registered. These links will also be sent in an email reminder prior to the session. We look forward to see your family online!


Sunday Morning Session, February 20 at 11:30AM - 12:00PM

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84071954829?pwd=SUZsVzY5OTY5L0ZBS0tMNWtnRkJxZz09

Meeting ID: 840 7195 4829

Passcode: 89A9GJ


Sunday Afternoon Session, February 20 at 4:00PM - 4:30PM

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81770326643?pwd=SnZKT0JIM2ZESHRjL1ZCSWM2TVJmUT09

Meeting ID: 817 7032 6643

Passcode: wSx51T


Wednesday Session, February 23 at 5:30PM - 6:00PM

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88301446049?pwd=TFo3SW9WeXpYdWNYcVVaODFOMUpoQT09

Meeting ID: 883 0144 6049

Passcode: wRhMK7


Thursday Session, February 24 at 5:30PM - 6:00PM

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82943117098?pwd=K0JGeHpBWXlWVG9JbWFsc0xHdE8xUT09

Meeting ID: 829 4311 7098

Passcode: YRRca0

Mass Readings for Sunday, February 20: Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

In this Gospel, Jesus is reinforcing our Golden Rule: "Do to others as you would have them do to you." Luke describes to us how Jesus shares how we can respond to challenges as he did – by loving, doing good, blessing, praying and giving.


The words of Jesus can be challenging and difficult for us. Although we may be very familiar with these phrases and understand the meaning, trying to live them everyday may feel impossible for most of us, most of the time. But Jesus calls us to a new way of living, behaving, responding to our daily, human encounters.


Living this new way of Jesus is only possible with God's help. We know that for people, this could be impossible, but with God all things are possible. In other scripture passages, we are reminded of God's love to help guide us through difficult times:

  • A passage recorded by St John: “without me, you can do nothing”
  • A passage from the Acts of the Apostles and is attributed to St Paul: “I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.”
So with Jesus' words as our guide, and God's love as our support, let us carry on with our challenges confidently, courageously and cheerfully.
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Link to Mass Readings for Sunday, February 20

Translated in English and Spanish

Luke [6:27-38] Love for Enemies
Daily Gospel Reading Video - St. Luke 6:27-38 (English)

Activities for Family

Lenten Prayer Chain

This weekend's Family Faith Zoom meeting will focus on the upcoming season of Lent. Lent is a solemn time in which Catholics focus on prayer, fasting, and giving to others in preparation for the joy of Easter with Christ's resurrection.


A Lenten Prayer Chain is a visual way for our children to understand how prayer can be shared for others and ourselves. During this time leading up to Lent, and during Lent, children can create a Lenten Prayer Chain to show respect to God and consideration for others.


Materials

  • Scissors
  • Strips of colored construction paper
  • Markers and decorating materials
  • Stapler


Procedure

  1. Using colored paper, cut some long strips of paper. You will use these strips to build the Lenten Prayer Chain over the next few weeks.
  2. With your child, brainstorm and discuss the importance of prayer. Encourage children to pray using prayers given to us by Jesus (see link to Prayer Handout below), or by simply talking to God. Each day, have your child choose a prayer to say. Together with your family, say the prayer together.
  3. Following the family prayer, use a marker to write on the strip of paper the name of the prayer or who your family prayed for. Children can also draw a picture and decorate the strip. Once it is decorated, staple the strip into a loop.
  4. Each day following, add another loop onto the chain. The strips can be different colors, or purple to match the color of Lent.
Prayer Handout

Translated in English and Spanish

Make it Colorful!

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Cut and use Purple Strips! The Color for this Season of Lent

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Weekly Family Form Survey

As a family, complete and submit this Family Form by Friday, February 25. This form counts towards attendance and participation in our Family Faith Program.

2022 Bishop’s Annual Appeal

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

Our diocese has been blessed in recent years with an increased number of vocations and, thanks be to God, we presently have 21 seminarians studying for the priesthood. A large portion of our seminarians’ education is being funded by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, for which they are extremely grateful. Your gift also supports a wide array of diocesan programs that foster vocations and provide ongoing formation for those called to both ordained and lay leadership roles within the Church. Your generosity also ensures that our retired priests who have served so faithfully receive the care they deserve in their later years. Please be as generous as your mean allow.

2022 Bishop's Annual Appeal: Celebrating 40 Years-Continuing to Fan the Flame of Faith into Service

Project IMT

Answer to last week’s question:

CORE - Congress of Racial Equality launched the Freedom Rides in 1961.

“History has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own”

- Michelle Obama, First Black First Lady of The USA

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!

Narrating Her Own Snowboarding Run!

In this video, we join the ride of this adorable 4-year old as she snowboards down the hill! A family that loves to ski together attached a microphone to their daughter as she was making her way down a snowy hill. See the adorable result, including a few falls and unforgettable commentary including, "I Won't Fall... Maybe I Will!'

4-year-old Narrates Adorable Snowboarding Adventure: 'I Won't Fall... Maybe I Will'

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