Time is running out to register for Sacramental Preparation courses
Registration closes on Saturday, October 10th for the First Communion and First Reconciliation Sacramental Preparation classes. Those hoping to receive a Sacrament (First Communion, First Reconciliation) in the 2020-2021 school year must have been enrolled in the 2020 Summer Program, enroll in this year’s yearly program, or attend St. Mary Springs Academy. To register, please click here or contact Jessica Derks at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please note: First Communion and First Reconciliation take place in second grade. If your child needs to receive any of the Sacraments (including Baptism), but is not in the specified grade levels, please contact Faith Formation by calling (920) 921-0580 or email Sabina at email@example.com.
Holy Family hiring for Elementary/Middle School Formation Coordinator
Holy Family Catholic Community is currently seeking to fill its full-time Elementary/Middle School Formation Coordinator position.
The Coordinator will primarily facilitate classroom Catechetics and Sacramental programs. This position requires flexibility, problem solving and pro-active planning with regular evening and weekend work. The Coordinator will report directly to the Christian Formation Director and work collaboratively with the Christian Formation Team. It will also supervise multiple volunteers.
Primary duties will include: organizing and recruiting volunteers and working with committees and the Christian Formation Team to plan and execute Catechesis for grades 1-8. The program consists of a school-year program, summer program and Vacation Bible School, plus preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion, and other duties as assigned and discerned.
A bachelor’s degree in Catholic Theology/Catechetics/Education or related field, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office, work with online registration, and Excel in electronic communications are required.
Annual salary starts at $35,568.
For more information on the position and how to apply, please click here.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word Online
Join Holy Family Catholic Community each Friday as Fr. Edward Sanchez leads children through the upcoming weekend’s Gospel with “The Children’s Liturgy of the Word” video series. The goal of the videos is to help children develop a deeper understanding of God’s Word and of Mass. A new installment is published every Friday morning on the Holy Family Catholic Community Facebook page, click here, visit the Holy Family website, hffdl.org, and our YouTube channel, click here.
Eucharistic Procession and Rosary Rally set for Sunday
Holy Family Catholic Community will hold a Eucharistic Procession and Rosary Rally to pray for the United States at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, October 11th following the noon Spanish Mass at St. Mary Church, 59 E. Merrill Ave. Holy Family is holding the procession and rally in conjunction with Unite Our Nation and Rosary Coast to Coast Eucharistic
The procession will begin at St. Mary Church and end at Veterans Park, located on the corner of Western Avenue and Main Street. Those who are not able to walk in the procession are invited to park at Veterans Park to participate in the Rosary and Benediction, as well as to hear a brief talk from Fr. Edward Sanchez.
Holy Family “Faithful Citizenship” series underway
Throughout the month of October, Holy Family Catholic Community will offer a structure to parishioners to help guide their discernment as the November elections approach with its video series “Faithful Citizenship.”
Holy Family will post a video each Monday to the Holy Family Facebook page, website, and YouTube channel exploring one of the four principles of Catholic Social Teaching — Dignity of the Human Person, Subsidiarity, the Common Good, and Solidarity — and how this “moral framework” provides a firm foundation in fulfilling our civic duties.
On Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., the parish will host a Facebook Live in which a member of the Priest Team will answer viewers’ questions about that week’s principle. During the livestream, viewers will have the opportunity to send their questions and the priest will answer as many as they can. For those who do not have Facebook, Holy Family will post the Q&A to its website and YouTube channel the following day.
Blessed Bites accepting Donations
Every Monday, those in need can get a to-go meal at St. Mary Church from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — or until the meals are gone — through Holy Family’s Blessed Bites program. This week, the parish is collecting canned green beans and canned corn for the program’s meals. To learn more about donating, please contact the Parish Office at 920-921-0580. If you’re interested in donating a meal or specific item, please fill out the form at hffdl.org.