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Christian Unity

Posted: 2/23/16 | by | Category: Marriage and the Family

Dear Parishioners, Two important events for disciples of Jesus took place this past week that I would like to share with you for our prayer. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Christian Churches around the world celebrated the Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25). During the eight day period, churches andContinue Reading »

Golden Rule

Posted: 2/23/16 | by | Category: Reflections, Spiritual Common Sense

Dear Parishioners, During his recent speech to Congress on September 24, Pope Francis paid special tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Here are some quotes: “I think of the march which Martin Luther King led from Selma to Montgomery fifty years ago as part of the campaign to fulfill his “dream” of full civilContinue Reading »

Reaching

Posted: 2/23/16 | by | Category: Holy Family Parish Life

Dear Parishioners, Reaching up, Reaching out, Reaching in! New Year means new ideas and new resolutions. Consider this an invitation to attend our Parish Council Meeting on Monday, January 11 at 7 pm. At our last meeting, our we proposed Reaching up, Reaching out, Reaching in! as a future parish mission and motto. At theContinue Reading »

Happy New Year

Posted: 2/23/16 | by | Category: Reflections, Spiritual Common Sense

Dear Parishioners, Happy New Year! In the Book of Revelation, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ promises us this: “Behold, I make all things new!” While we celebrated our liturgical New Year with the beginning of Advent, the seasonal feasts that are around our secular New Year, show us how God is making all thingsContinue Reading »

Works of Mercy

Posted: 2/23/16 | by | Category: Reflections, Spiritual Common Sense

Dear Parishioners, This past weekend, our pantry opened up its door once again to the poor and need in our community. The Church’s love for the poor is inspired by the Gospel of the Beatitudes, by the poverty of Jesus and by his attention to the poor.  This love concerns material poverty and also theContinue Reading »

GOD’s Promise

Posted: 2/23/16 | by | Category: Reflections

Dear Parishioners, Each year children gather with their families in St. Peter’s Square for “Bambinelli Sunday.” The children bring with them figures of the Christ Child—the “Bambinelli”—from their family’s Nativity scene. During the noontime Angelus prayer, the pope blesses the children and the figurines they have brought. Please bring your Nativity scene or Baby JesusContinue Reading »

Jubilee Year of Mercy

Posted: 2/23/16 | by | Category: Reflections

Dear Parishioners, Pope Francis has called for a Jubilee Year of Mercy “dedicated to living out in our daily lives the mercy which the Father constantly extends to all of us” (Misericordiae Vultus, 25). The Year of Mercy starts on December 8th – the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. This Holy Year will be aContinue Reading »

A season of Hope

Posted: 2/23/16 | by | Category: Holy Family Parish Life, Uncategorized

Dear Parishioners, My favorite Advent Song is one that we sing at our School Masses on Thursday. Come-Lord, come Lord Jesus. Give your people hope Come-Lord, come Lord Jesus. Lead your people home   Hearing so many songs of Christmas, it is important to learn Advent songs of longing and yearning for the coming ofContinue Reading »

Support the Mission

Posted: 2/23/16 | by | Category: Holy Family Parish Life

Dear Parishioners, Last week, we read a portion of an Open Letter to our Parish Council and other parishioners. We are stepping back and asking foundational questions about what challenges we face as a family and what opportunities are afforded to us as we live out our Christian lives with one another and in ourContinue Reading »