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Groundbreaking Ceremony By: Megan Cleveland
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utting the sod, turning the soil- Groundbreaking. It is an important ceremony that signifies the start of a new beginning. The ground is blessed and prayers are said as the first shovel (or shovels in our case) are pushed into the untouched ground. Groundbreaking can also mean that something new and innovative has developed. While Holy Family has not â€œdiscoveredâ€? something new, in a way this new expansion is groundbreaking in this capacity as well. We are growing from our original family. We are expanding our reach, developing new relationships and family members, and creating an environment beyond what we currently have to foster these relationships with each other and with God. What an exciting time to be a part of this family! Some are able to experience this growth in our parish for the third time. Being a fairly new church (38 years young), Holy Family is fortunate to have many of its founding members as an integral part of this parish. To be back at Holy Family during this time means so much to me; to be able to help create a home that is sustainable for many generations to come. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Together We Grow expansion is set for Sunday, March 18, at 6 p.m. We invite everyone to join in the celebration as Together we bless the ground, the expansion and the future of our parish. In true celebratory fashion, there will be refreshments after the ceremony, so bring a shovel, bring your good intentions for the future and take part in this exciting part of history. We look forward to celebrating with you!
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Parish Staff Father Philip Egan | Pastor Dee Carver | Maintenance Supervisor Megan Cleveland | Communications Coordinator, Editor, Writer, Photographer for Holy Family Matters Mike Jaromin | Administrative Assistant Mindy Lehman | Director of Religious Education Robert Lickteig | Youth/Young Adult Minister Peggy Petersen | Pastoral Associate Marie Relic | Business Manager Patty Rose | Director of Stewardship and Development John Winkels | Director of Liturgy and Music
Statement of Parish Funds on Deposit As of January 31, 2018
Building Fund (Parish Accounts) $210,598.09 Building Fund (Diocesan Account) $2,106,736.25 Emergency Reserves (Diocesan Account) $161,644.71 Sound System (Diocesan Account) $46,849.76 Sale of Land $1,155,052.64 Total Funds on Deposit $3,680,881.45 Holy Family Matters | February 2018
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Sharing more than religion Holy Family youth welcomed through sports at St. Charles Borromeo Academy
ince inception, Holy Family Catholic Church has had a covenant with St. Charles Borromeo Academy (SCBA), allowing families at our church the opportunity to attend their school. However, Holy Family parents have another option available through SCBA for their kids: sports. Parishioners at Holy Family or at St. Charles Parishes, regardless of if they attend school at SCBA, are able to sign up for many sports offered throughout the school year in the Kansas City Parochial School League. SCBA offers volleyball, boys and girls basketball, cross country, football, and track and field. Currently, boys and girls basketball season is underway. Holy Family has several young parishioners who play for various grade levels of the sport. Parishioner Cory Winnike coaches the 7th grade boys’ basketball team, along with young adult and youth minister, Rob Lickteig. In addition to Cory’s son, Adien Winnike, who attends SCBA, Jackson Gilbert is on the 7th grade team, representing Holy Family but attending Antioch Middle School. Cory began coaching with SCBA when his oldest son was in 2nd grade. Having coached in Iowa before moving to Kansas City, he has been coaching for the better part of 20 years, but being able to coach for his sons’ teams has been the most rewarding. “Coaching my sons’ was always something that I wanted to do and having them play for their school team has made it very enjoyable,” said Cory. He describes the dynamic between the boys on the team as unbelievable, whether they go to school together or not. They are constantly rooting for each other and wanting to see each other succeed. Rob jumped at the opportunity to coach, allowing him to be able to bond with students from Holy Family as well as SCBA. “I am glad I can help with [basketball] skills while setting a good example of a bond with God. It helps to build a different kind of relationship,” said Rob. Cory hopes that through sharing his family’s positive experiences with SCBA and the sports programs there, he is able to help the SCBA community grow. “We love the school and the friends that we have made through our experiences with SCBA and Holy Family,” said Cory. Holy Family parishioners at St. Charles 7th and 8th grade basketball practice. Top: Adien Winnike and Youth Minister Rob Lickteig Middle: Nick Tillsworth and Arvin Mahusey Bottom: Zach Mitchell
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Sharing our Faith
he new year breathes fresh hope into our spirit: hope that we will stick to our resolutions, hope that we will grow (personally, spiritually or otherwise), and hope that the upcoming year is going to be the year we present the best version of ourselves. These hopes energize us and encourage us, for at least a month or two. Holy Family aims to foster the, at the very least, spiritual side of your growth through many avenues to feed your soul. With the fast-paced speed of life, it can be difficult to dedicate time outside of Sunday to developing oneself in a spiritual manner. However, with technology at our fingertips, literally, it does not have to be. We are here to help! There are countless websites and applications (apps) designed to bring spirituality to our day, though the thought of sifting through the choices can be overwhelming. This condensed list of websites and apps are a few that worth checking out. They cover the spectrum of our faith and it is our hope one or two will help you on your personal journey.
Please note Holy Family is not endorsing any one specific or all of the following and suggest each person do their own research on what may best serve them. The Catholic Church may not officially endorse some of these apps or websites. Holy Family Matters | February 2018
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Sharing our Faith apps to grow your faith Please note we are only offering a list of a few free apps. There are many out there free and for a small fee, so please discern using your best judgement.
catholicapptitude.org A website dedicated to helping you find the best
Catholic Mega App: Come to the app daily for liturgy of the hours, daily mass readings, common prayers, and Order of the Mass. Need to learn more about your faith? Check out the many links to news services and recommended books. Catholic TV: Watch the daily Mass, pray the Holy Rosary, enjoy a wealth of CatholicTV programming, and keep updated on what’s going on at America’s Catholic Television Network. Discerning Hearts: A school of prayer and discernment for the New Evangelization. The best authors, teachers, spiritual leaders discussing topics that effect our everyday lives. EWTN: TV and radio live and on demand.
Holy Family App: Prayer wall, links to social media, our website, notifications of cancellations and all things with our parish. iBreviary TS Plus: iBreviary is the Catholic application that brings you the traditional prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours and all the texts of the Eucharistic Liturgy. Laudate: One of the most popular and most comprehensive free Catholic App. Mediation podcasts, daily readings, prayer groups, Stations of the Cross, Saint of the day and more. Loyola Press: See under websites for description. Pocket Rosary: Helps pray the rosary anytime, anywhere. Guides through the prayers and mysteries. Vatican.Va: Official app from the Holy See- content derived from their website. After you install, you must switch to be in English.
websites to grow your faith American Magazine: americamagazine.org Website version of the popular magazine. Subscriptions required for magazine, however loads of articles on website viewable for free. Busted Halo: bustedhalo.com Busted Halo is a media resource that utilizes a relevant and accessible voice to help people understand the Catholic faith, put it into practice in their everyday lives, and share it with others. Includes articles, videos, podcasts and radio. Catholic Mom: CatholicMom.com Geared towards families with resources dedicated to faith, fun, technology and beyond. Articles from different blogs gathered all in one place with free downloads Sunday Gospel Activities to keep your kids engaged each week. Catholic News Agency: catholicnewsagency.com Website dedicated to news surrounding the Catholic faith. Dynamic Catholic: dynamiccatholic.com Aims to refresh and revive Catholicism; often offers programs, such as Best Lent Ever, to receive daily emails with reflections. Loyola Press: loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-onlineprayer/about-3minute-retreats Great resources for prayer in family life (see also under apps). 3-Minute Retreats invite you to take a short prayer break right at your computer or phone. Redeem Online: redeemonline.com Utilizes video and articles to share the Catholic faith. Sign up for daily reflections. The Crux: cruxnow.com Articles covering the Vatican, church in the U. S. and the global church. Life Teen lifeteen.com Blog articles, resources and media focused to help deepen teen Catholics relationship with Christ. Word on Fire: wordonfire.org Bishop Robert Barron uses media to bring people to Catholicism. Blog articles, videos, homilies, study resources. Vatican News: vaticannews.va/en Among articles surrounding the pope and Vatican, there are resources with word of the day and saints of the day. Holy Family has a more comprehensive list on our website of resources to help keep you connected, through technology, to our Lord and to the Word as little or as much as you desire. Check out holyfamily.com/spiritual-links-and-apps/ Thanks to the parishioners who shared a few of your favorites apps and websites that “feed you daily”.
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Fasting in a
Fast-Paced World Often our lives seem to move at break neck speed, laced with stress and governed by calendars and schedules with barely a spare moment. With the arrival of Lent, Catholics are challenged to look at this way of living by fasting from moving at the speed of humankind and embracing moving at the speed of God.
an expression of sorrow for sin. Fasting was prescribed for this reason on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). In later Jewish tradition, and among observant Jews today, this fast was interpreted to mean complete abstinence from food on the Day of Atonement, not merely smaller meals or no eating between meals.
Fasting (as opposed to dieting) confronts our culture. Fasting, in a society that has plenty and is motivated by immediate self-gratification, is generally not perceived as a value. Yet, for Jews, Christians, and Muslims, fasting is part and parcel of practicing one’s faith in today’s culture.
Fasting as Prayer According to the Bible, fasting could also be done in conjunction with prayers of petition. David fasted while his child by Bathsheba lay mortally ill, in the hope that God would spare his child’s life (2 Samuel 12:15-17, 22). David’s fast was a prayer for God’s intervention.
Biblical Roots of Fasting The Bible provides a treasure-trove of reflections on the meaning of fasting. In both the Old and New Testaments fasting usually means total abstinence from food from morning until evening (see 2 Samuel 1:12; Jonah 3:7; Acts 9:9). This is still the case for Muslims today during the month of Ramadan.
Like any act of religious piety, fasting could be done mechanically. Joel called for a fast that was an expression of true repentance, of truly turning to God: “Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God. For gra-
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cious and merciful is he; perhaps he will again relent and leave behind a blessing” (Joel 2:13-14). Joel’s message is that external expressions of mourning are not enough; it needs to be internalized in our hearts. Fasting as Justice One of the best biblical descriptions of the meaning of fasting is provided by the prophet Isaiah. Speaking through the prophet, God says: “Is not this the fast that I choose: to lose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin?” (Isaiah 58:6-7) In this passage God does not speak of helping the poor in general but specifi-
Fasting as Mourning In both Old Testament times and Jesus’ times, fasting could be done for a number of different reasons. One motive was as an act of mourning. For example, after the death of King Saul, David and his men “mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and his son Jonathan” (2 Samuel 1:12). David likewise refused to eat after the death of his general Abner (2 Samuel 3:35), and after the death of his first child by Bathsheba (2 Samuel 12:18-21). Such fasting was an expression of grief and mourning. Fasting as Sorrow for Sin In the Bible, fasting is also understood as Holy Family Matters | February 2018
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LENT 2018 cally helping the oppressed: those who are poor, not because of misfortune but because they are the victims of injustice. This teaching about fasting is a call to eliminate the injustice that causes their hunger, rather than simply feed them. God demands not merely mercy, but a rooting out of injustice and a repairing of its effects. There is quite a difference between our being charitable to others and our making reparation for the harm we have done to them. Whose sins of injustice lie behind the suffering of the oppressed? It may be our personal, individual sins, or it may be the sins of the society of which we are a part. The relevant point is that we are to root out these sins and to repair the damage that our individual and collective sins have wrought. Isaiah’s prophecy provides food for meditation during Lent. When we are considering what special practices or penance we will undertake, do we think mainly in terms of ourselves? “I’ll give up TV, spending too much time online, alcoholic beverages or chocolates.” Or do we think of the needs of others: “I’ll give up some of my free time to help the
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single parent to care for his or her children, volunteer at a nursing home, tutor a child. I’ll go through my clothing and see what I could donate to a thrift shop. I’ll go without pay for a day and take time off from my regular job to volunteer at a local food bank or to take an elderly person to the doctor. Jesus and Fasting According to the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus fasted forty days and forty nights (Matthew 4:1). The Gospel of Luke states that he ate nothing, implying that Jesus abstained from food (Luke 4:2). Subsequently Jesus was tempted by the devil, but the cleansing that happened as a result of his fasting empowered him to stand up to the devil’s threefold temptation. Jesus, himself a prophet who followed in the footsteps of the prophet Isaiah, challenged his disciples in the Sermon on the Mount to be joy-filled when fasting (Matthew 6:16-18). Fasting is not a time for show and tell, but rather a time to ponder what works of remedial justice and healing mercy we could undertake as our fast: undoing any wrongs we have committed.
Fasting may be from making abusive use of our tongues through put-downs and other forms of verbal abuse. Or fasting may be from failing to use our voice to speak out about injustices in our society. Or it may be speaking up by contacting our legislator, requesting that he or she provide legislation for more affordable housing for the poor. Both Isaiah and Jesus teach us that the best way to mourn for our sins is to undo their harmful effects. That is what Lent is all about. Jesus reminds us that our fasting is not to be seen by others, but by God (Matthew 6:18). What type of fasting will God see us practice this Lent? Reflection Questions • What is the type of fasting God wishes of me? • What is the penance God asks of me? • What is God nudging me to do this Lent?” Copyright © 2017 Art Zannoni. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. Published by The Pastoral Center / PastoralCenter.com.
38 Years Young
Growing our Family, Remembering Our Roots
hile it may seem like another lifetime ago, the past 38 years have flown by for those involved in the founding of Holy Family Catholic Church. And, when put into perspective, 38 years really is young for such a worship space. Our new parishioners truly are blessed to be able to know and worship with many of the founding members, who still attend Mass and work with ministries regularly. As with many new journeys, it is important and necessary to remember the beginnings.
(We were a very young parish!), we settled on Holy Family. I am so glad we did. It epitomizes and, hopefully, reflects our vision of a family of ardent believers united in the body of Christ,” said Lisa.
St. Charles Borromeo Parish, with whom we share a Catholic school, was our beginning. It was the late 1970’s and the northland was growing, expanding into the great wide open. As can be read on our website in the parish history, St. Charles was a very vibrant church with very full Masses, holding seven weekend Mass services. On January 30, 1980, a decree was officially signed to establish the boundaries of a new catholic church, on the edge, at the time, of the northland growth.
“Fr. Pat had such depth and ability to bring people together,” said Rose, recalling the true family atmosphere from the beginning. This was clear due to the in-depth involvement of the parishioners in everything, including the ability to work with the architectural firm who designed the worship center.
Excited for the future and in the prospect to establish and create a dynamic worship space, many of the St. Charles parishioners who lived within the newly established boundaries jumped at the chance to become a part of the planning committees. Rose and George Delisio and Lisa Conaway were just a few of the many who felt called to assist in the development of this new church. “I remember that a couple of the suggested names for our new parish were Our Lady of the Lake and Our Lady of the Northland. But cooler heads prevailed and, given that it seemed the average age of the parish was three years of age Holy Family Matters | February 2018
For many involved, they still have very vivid memories of when Fr. Pat Rush was introduced to the new congregation, who himself, was a younger priest. His ardor was instrumental in creating excitement surrounding the start of something new for the group of Catholics.
The newly formed group worked with architectural students from Manhattan, Kan., as well as affiliating with the firm Burnham and Locker. As stated in Holy Family’s history document, land space and cost were a driving element to create the new church as a multipurpose worship space rather than a church. There were no kneelers and Holy Family’s altar had the ability to be closed in so it was not visible to the public, transforming the space into whatever was needed by the community. In the earlier years, Holy Family was converted into a dance hall a few times. George and Rose smiled as they remembered parishioners laying down the wooden dance floor (built by parishioner Bill Auffert) where the church seating occupied space on Sundays. Page 8
Cover Story times. After the first ground breaking ceremony, a picnic was held with a tremendous turnout, as almost every parishioner attended, including Fr. Pat’s dad. “Our early parish picnics had lots of games, more along the lines of a carnival, where we sold tickets, brought dishes to share and sold beer,” said Lisa. Indulging in her memories of the picnics with a smile, Rose shared a story of how she earned a second place finish in the egg toss, despite many parishioners trying to smash her egg. Even without a built church, the parish didn’t waste time developing their ministries. The early years included a partnership with the North Kansas City school district to hold Mass in New Mark Middle School. Potluck dinners were held at parishioners’ homes to develop relationships, and intimate prayer sessions were created and hosted in homes throughout the community. Even the Parish School of Religion was established before the building was erected, meeting in parishioners’ homes.
Images from left to right: Holy Family Church in 1982, Holy Family Church in present day, Holy Family Church proposed rendering for 2020 upon construction completion. Rendering proposed by SFS Architecture.
Another tradition kept throughout the years at Holy Family is one where the staff is able to celebrate each parishioner who make this church so successful as a welcoming place: our annual Appreciation Dinner. This tradition of good food, drinks and sometimes, yes, even dancing, was first held off parish grounds at The Elms in Excelsior Springs, Mo. This historic and beautiful setting allowed the parishioners to relax in each other’s company while appreciating all they did to help establish our Holy Family. (continued on page 12)
“I remember that a couple of the suggested
names for our new parish were Our Lady of the Lake and Our Lady of the Northland. But cooler heads prevailed...”
“We held some dances at the parish, but it was not a popular decision with all the parishioners,” said Rose, thinking back to a time when it was a highly disputable idea to create a church as a multipurpose space. The capital campaign fundraising for building the original Holy Family looked a little different than it does today. Lisa recalled visiting parishioners’ houses to hand out packets of information and to secure pledges. It was all hands on deck to get funds as the newly formed parish family held bake sales, sold cookbooks and participated in a large rummage sale within the Antioch Shopping Center (which has since been torn down to make way for new development). One steadfast from the beginning has been Holy Family’s parish picnic. A building notwithstanding, the parish community would meet out on the land where our church is now to get together for games, food, drinks and good Holy Family Matters | February 2018
Bulletin front cover for original ground breaking ceremonies. Page 9
A Deep Love and Respect A
doration Chapel- A place to be in the presence of and pray before the Blessed Sacrament. A way to step out of your hectic life and a stepping-stone to be closer to Jesus. Opening your heart, sitting in observance and reverence, and praying before the Blessed Sacrament, in silence, can be an intimidating thought. Just sitting in silence can be an alien concept. With music always present, social media always occupying our minds, and the entire world of knowledge and understanding at our fingertips, how often do we pause to sit and meditate? Meditation can be useful to help reduce stress, clearing our brains of the clutter that invades our days and nights, and giving it all to God. Something so deep and personal can also strengthen our spiritual bond. This year over 20 teen parishioners went to the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) held in Indianapolis, Ind. Excited, nervous and not sure what to expect, the teens loaded on a bus and took the long journey. Everyone who ventured before them told the teens to take the trip, to go to NCYC and experience something bigger than themselves with other teens who share their faith. They were surprised at what they found when they stepped off the bus and into the arena. Young parishioner Steven (Benton) Jenne is currently completing his freshman year at Staley High School and has plans to be confirmed this year at Holy Family. While he heard the older teens discuss how incredible the NCYC trip is, he still expected his experience to be a lot less exciting, filled with readings, communion, singing and all other activities associated with the traditional Mass. His weekend was filled with all of those important things; however, he was surprised how it was tailored to the individual interests of the teens. Another Staley High School freshman parishioner, Alexandra (Alex) Cole, who also expects to be confirmed this spring, had similar sentiments before going to Indianapolis. Alex found herself surprised by the interesting topics covered. After the teens realized that this trip was not going to be the ordinary Sunday worship they were used to, Holy Family’s youth minister, Rob Lickteig, announced they were, as a group, going to participate in Adoration. “It was 50/50- some were excited and others didn’t know anything about it and were a little confused,” said Alex about going to Adoration for the first time. “Rob told us we were going to pray long and hard, but we didn’t
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know how long it was going to be.” Benton had gone to an Adoration before with his grandmother, but he just sat there, going through the motions, not fully understanding what he was to be doing. “I was worried I was praying wrong,” said Benton. Those in charge at NCYC understood the trepidation- what if I am praying incorrectly? Of course, Jesus hears all prayers, spoken and in our hearts, but this fear can cripple someone to the point of not wanting to participate. Helping to alleviate the unspoken uncertainties, soft music was played along with questions and prompts on the video screen. For Benton, this was one of his favorite moments of the whole trip. It was a slower pace where he felt he could really let his guard down and actually speak with Jesus. “I got an understanding [of what it means to have a relationship with Jesus] and was not just spoken to about him,” said Benton. The prompts really gave him the confidence to just sit and listen, waiting for Jesus to speak to him. The acronym P.R.A.Y. was on the big screen for all the teens to bring with them into their meditations. It stands for: Praise (thank God), Repent (for your sins), Ask (for forgiveness), and Yield (do what you want with me and help me make this a reality). Alex decided she was going to pick the most important facets of her life to pray for at first, since she did not know how long they would be at Adoration. Worried about a lack of content throughout the entire Adoration time, as she moved onto particular people or things, she found herself with an abundance of prayers to fill her time. “I looked up and Rob was smiling at me. Everyone else’s head was down. Immediately I felt at peace; everything was right,” said Alex. She knew He was with her at that time. It was weird at first, she admitted, but turned into something amazing and worth it. Not really knowing what sort of journey to expect, Benton feels he can envisage his time before the Blessed Sacrament, with confidence that God is there with him. “Everyone expects a deep moment with God, but for me it was more of a great understanding, really,” said Benton. Coming home from NCYC, Rob and some of the other teens felt an urge to keep the connections made on the trip while back at Holy Family, hosting Adoration with some of the teens in youth group. Benton attended, but, as with the adoration he attended with his grandmother, it was a little more subdued than at NCYC. However, he felt that completing the Adoration at NCYC gave him a foundation and understanding of what he was capable of accomplishing during this time. He hopes to attend more if the youth group holds them in the future.
Youth group attends NCYC in Indianapolis, In. Top: Alex Cole and Amber Granberg Bottom: Benton Jenne and Alex Beffa Photos courtesy of Rob Licktieg.
Spending time with the Lord can become a virtuous hour we look forward to each week, a time to reflect on His word, to ask for graces for yourself and your loved ones, or simply to be present with Him, with no particular intentions necessary other than to keep Him company. In this fast paced-world, an hour can seem like a long time. The website OurCatholicPrayers.com, along with many other Catholic-based websites, propose to break the hour up into four 15-minute intervals, first with adoration, next contrition, then thanksgiving, and finally supplication. Of course, this is just a suggestion and there is not a wrong way to spend time with Our Lord. The important thing is that it occurs.
Holy Family hosts Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Blessed Sacrament should not be left alone during this time, so it is important Holy Family develops a group of adorers dedicated to this prayerful meditation. If you are interested in adding Adoration into your spiritual life, please email email@example.com.
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Cover Story Cont’d While a small community, with just 340 listed on the parish census, it was clear this community made up of mostly young families truly was establishing themselves as a larger family. With a grin, Rose and George musingly tell of a particular evening when Fr. Pat and a few other parishioners knocked on their door. The priest and parishioners’ intentions? In addition to visiting with friends, they began to ‘redecorate’ the Delisio’s house, throwing toilet paper over their balcony, covering their living room furniture. “We were a true family,” said Rose. “It was amazing; a marvelous and exciting time in our life to be a part of something bigger than us.”
George and Rose Delisio
As we begin the second, and more substantial, renovation and addition of our church, recalling the humble beginnings in which Holy Family began is critical in retaining our true family atmosphere. “What a wonderful journey we have been on, and I’m so glad I was able to be a part of it,” said Lisa.
Lisa Conaway Photo courtesy of LifeTouch
Story of a Church article appeared in the August 30, 1981 bulletin. Holy Family Matters | February 2018
Cover Story Cont’d Photo and bulletin images courtesy of George and Rose Delisio.
In addition to the bishop and priests blessing the land and digging in their shovels at the first ground breaking ceremony in 1981, George Delisio Jr. was able to participate in the event. Jokingly, George Sr. says it was actually he who was to be a part of this important event, but George Sr. went ahead and let his son hold the shovel instead.
From Our Youth Kayla Coonfare, 8th grade “I’d like to see some outdoor stuff, like tables to bring our work outside. Maybe bigger tables in the classrooms. There is nothing really about the church I would change because it’s what I’ve always known.”
Olivia Angulo, 4th grade “I had a dream about a statue of God with his hands together in a bowl, with water sprouting from his hands. There were flowers surrounding it- roses and daisies. In the classrooms I’d like to see more decorations of God, Jesus and Mary.”
Luke Reiland, kindergarten “I guess I’d like to see flowers. I like roses.”
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Holy Family Catholic Church Lent Calendar 2018
Daily Mass During Lent
Tuesdays at 12 noon Wednesdays at 12 noon and 6 p.m. (Stations of the Cross reflection before each 6 p.m. Mass) Thursdays at 8 am Fridays at 7 am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Thursdays 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Each Week at Holy Family
Men of Faith Bible Study: Tuesdays 6 - 7:30 a.m. in Parish Hall DivorceCare Support Group: Tuesdays 6:30 - 8 p.m. in room 102 Prayer Group: Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. in Chapel
Special Events / Masses
2/14: Ash Wednesday: Mass offered 6:30 a.m, noon, 7 p.m. 2/21: Stations of the Cross Reflection: 5:30 p.m. Mary’s Way of the Cross 2/23: Fish Fry sponsored by Men’s Club: 4:30-7:30 p.m. tickets available at holyfamily.com 2/28: Stations of the Cross Reflection: 5:30 p.m. 3/3-4: Anointing of the Sick after each Mass 3/4: Communal Reconciliation Service: 4 p.m. 3/7: Stations of the Cross Reflection: 5:30 p.m. Stations for Our Times 3/10: Journeying Forward Together: Widow/ Widowers group 3:30 p.m. in room 101
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3/10: Reconciliation: 3:30 p.m. in Reconciliation Room 3/10-11: Stewardship Weekend: Parish hall after all Masses to discover ministries. Knights Breakfast provided after Masses on Sunday. 3/13: Stations of the Cross: 12:30 p.m. presented by the St. Joseph’s Women’s Group 3/14: Stations of the Cross Reflection: 5:30 p.m. Walking Jesus’s Way to Peace 3/18: Ground-breaking Ceremony for Expansion: 6 p.m. Reception to follow 3/21: Stations of the Cross Reflection: 5:30 p.m. Way of the Cross 3/23: Fish Fry sponsored by Men’s Club: 4:30-7:30 p.m. tickets available at holyfamily.com 3/24-25: Palm Sunday Masses: Regular Mass Times; wear red, the color of Christ’s Passion 3/25-26: Children’s Station of the Cross at regular PSR times. All are invited to attend. 3/29: Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7 p.m. Adoration will take place until midnight in the parish hall. 3/30: Good Friday: Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion 7 p.m. 3/31: Easter Vigil 7:30 p.m. 4/1: Easter Sunday; Mass Times 7 a.m.; 9 a.m.; 11 a.m.
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For a complete list of our Lent events, SEE PAGE 14. For a complete list of parish activities and events, including weekly groups and prayer, please visit our website at holyfamily.com and check our bulletin.
February 14- ash wednesday Mass 6:30 a.m. | noon | 7 p.m. 17- dinner for eight: 7 p.m. 19- Parish Office Closed 20- Book Club: 7 p.m. rm. 103 21- Station of the Cross reflection: 5:30 p.m. church 21- Lent Evening Mass: 6 p.m. 23- Fish Fry: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Parish Hall 28- Station of the Cross reflection: 5:30 p.m. church 28- Lent Evening Mass: 6 p.m. March 1- Learn to cook like Grandma: 6 p.m. parish hall 3/4- Anointing of the Sick: After all Masses 3/4- children’s liturgy at all masses 4- Lent Communal Reconciliation: 4 p.m. Church 7- Station of the Cross reflection: 5:30 p.m. church
7- Lent Evening Mass: 6 p.m. 10/11- Stewardship Weekend 10- Journeying Forward Together Widow/widower group: 3:30 p.m. Rm. 101 11- Knights breakfast after all masses in parish hall 11/12- PSR Parent Gathering During PSR times 13- YOUTH TO Harvesters: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Meet in back lot 14- Station of the Cross reflection: 5:30 p.m. church 14- Lent Evening Mass: 6 p.m. 17- Dinner for Eight: 7 p.m. 18- groundbreaking Ceremony: 6 p.m. 21- Station of the Cross reflection: 5:30 p.m. church 21- Lent Evening Mass: 6 p.m. 23- Fish Fry: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Parish Hall 24/25- Palm Sunday Masses 29- Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7 p.m. 29- Adoration: 8 p.m. - Midnight in parish hall 30- Good Friday: Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion: 7 p.m. 31- HOly Saturday: Easter vigil: 7:30 p.m. April 1- Easter Sunday: 7 a.m. | 9 a.m. | 11 a.m. Masses
2- Parish Office Closed 3-6- No Daily Mass 7/8- stewardship weekend 7/8- Children’s Liturgy all Masses 8- Knights breakfast after all masses 12- adoration cancelled 14- Journeying Forward Together Widow/Widower group: 3:30 p.m. Rm. 101 14- Welcome Event: 6:15 p.m. 15/16- PSR Parent Gathering During all PSR times 21- DINNER FOR EIGHTy: 7 p.m. 25- Confirmation: 7 p.m. 26- Learn to Cook Like Grandma: 6 p.m. Parish Hall 28- Confirmation: 10 a.m. | 2 p.m. 29/30- PSR Prayer Service/ Party: All PSR Times May 8- Youth to Harvesters 5:30-8:30 p.m. meet in back lot 12- Journeying Forward Together Widow/Widower Group: 3:30 p.m. in Rm. 101 12/13- STEWARDSHIP WEEKEND 13- KNIGHTS BREAKFAST after all Masses 28- Parish Office Closed
LEARN TO COOK LIKE GRANDMA RECIPE
This cooking class meets regularly throughout the year to discuss, cook and share meals and cooking methods.
Easy Parmesan Broccoli Pasta (Meatless Recipe)
Serves 4 1-package of Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi Powder Mix (like McCormick Powder) 3 Tbsp-Butter 3 Tbsp- Olive Oil 1 large lemon squeezed for juice 2 cups of steamed broccoli florets (frozen or fresh) 8 oz. pasta of choice 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese Holy Family Matters | February 2018
Cook Pasta as directed on package. Drain well. Meanwhile, heat oil and butter in a large skillet on medium heat until butter is melted. Add season packet. Squeeze lemon juice over mixture and stir. Add steamed broccoli. Add cooked pasta and toss until mixed. Top with grated parmesan cheese.
If you don’t want to go meatless, add 1 lb. peeled and deveined shrimp to oil/butter mixture. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until shrimp is pink. P age 15
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Published on Mar 13, 2018
Published on Mar 13, 2018
Holy Family has grown and flourished these past 30 years; journey back with a few parishioners as they remember the beginning.