On Friday, March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation, Pope Francis, consecrated Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary during a prayer service at St. Peter’s Basilica. The Holy Father asked that all Bishops and Priests join in the Prayer of Consecration in their dioceses, parishes, and churches at Masses and Prayer services that day.
READ MOREHi everyone, it’s Matt from the Youth Faith Formation Office doing a youth ministry takeover of the Pastor’s Corner this week. Our high school and middle school teens have been up to some amazing things over the last month that I wanted to share with you.
As you might remember, after all of the Masses on Superbowl weekend, teens were at the doors of the Church collecting money for our Souper Bowl of Caring campaign.
READ MOREBack in February, our Parish Pastoral Plan Writing Team asked for parishioner feedback about what we can do as a parish to achieve this Vision: Holy Family strives to be a joyful, welcoming community of faith that encounters Jesus, and thinks with His mind and loves with His heart. We are pleased to have received 189 responses. Some people addressed issues related to Church teaching, which is beyond the purview of our parish to change. Yet, these matters are certainly worthy of our concern by both helping to dispel any misinformation there might be as well as by reaching out to those we encounter who feel unwelcome.
READ MOREWhat are you doing for Lent? One thing I’m thinking about doing is more spiritual reading. But, that won’t be easy as it’ll require reorganizing my routine. And, if you’re into a routine like I am, it takes great discipline to shift things around. I know I’ll benefit from it, but I need to work out the steps NOW before I begin to carry out my plan. How about you? What are you going to do for Lent... not just what are you going to give up for Lent – like eating sweets.