Celebrating The Reverend Patrick Burke

 
On Sunday, January 13th, Holy Family welcomed The Reverend Patrick Burke to celebrate both worship services and preach the homily. Patrick served as Youth Director at Holy Family for many years and was recently ordained a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. During the worship service, Patrick blessed the water in Holy Family’s Baptismal font and sprinkled those in attendance with holy water. Following the 10 AM service, Patrick and his family were honored at a reception held in their honor.
 

View more photos from Father Patrick’s celebration HERE.



Epiphany Party 2019

 
On Saturday, January 5th, Holy Family held its first Epiphany party for members of the congregation. Due to conflicting events, the annual Christmas party needed to be rescheduled to a later time. Guests shared food and fellowship throughout the evening. For more information about fellowship gatherings at Holy Family, please contact Parish Administrator Cheryl Burke in the church office. admin@hfec.org
 
 

View more Epiphany party photos HERE.



Greening the Church 2018

On Sunday, December 23rd, Holy Family held its annual Greening the Church event. Members of the church decorated the sanctuary with Christmas trees, garlands, and other decorations and made preparations for three Christmas worship services. Following the decorating, congregation members enjoyed a spaghetti dinner prepared by members of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.  
 
 
 
 
 


Confirmation: December 2018

 
On Sunday, December 16th, The Rt. Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis, visited Holy Family. Bishop Jennifer celebrated both morning worship services, led an open discussion with congregation members during Christian formation hour, and shared fellowship during a reception following the services. Bishop Jennifer also confirmed or received three members of Holy Family during the 10 AM worship service. Bishop Jennifer spent time meeting with the vestry and finished her visit by contributing to Holy Family’s new podcast called Shortcut to Sunday. It was a busy and joy-filled day for all who attended. For more information about being confirmed in or received to the Episcopal church, please contact Deacon Cathy Scott or Father Bruce Gray.
 
For more photos from Confirmation and Bishop Jennifer’s visit, please click HERE.


Junior Daughter Cookie Exchange 2018

 
On Saturday, December 15th, several members and prospective members of the Junior Daughters of the King at Holy Family gathered with their mothers and other Daughters of the King for a cookie exchange. Participants made holiday crafts and watched a movie. For more information about Junior Daughters of the King at Holy Family, please contact co-directors Ruth Everett and Kristine Canter. mmjrdok@gmail.com  
 

View more cookie exchange photos HERE.



Breakfast with St. Nicholas

On Saturday, December 8th, the Holy Family chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew hosted Breakfast with St. Nicholas. Families enjoyed a variety of breakfast treats including chocolate and peppermint pancakes and participated in crafts and games. St. Nicholas himself joined the gathering to share his story and give the children chocolate coins. St. Nick had a few minutes to take photos with the children before he had to get back to his adventures. For more information about children’s activities at Holy Family, please contact Children’s Ministry Director Jolene Johnston jjohnston@hfec.org.
 

View more photos from Breakfast with St. Nicholas HERE.



Cookout, Campout, and Fireworks

On Saturday, June 30th, the Holy Family Brotherhood of St. Andrew chapter hosted its first cookout, campout, and fireworks viewing celebration. The event took advantage of Holy Family’s location in the Nickel Plate District with ample parking near the new Spark!Fishers Fourth of July celebration. The Brotherhood hosted a pitch-in picnic. Following dinner, many participants walked up Fishers Pointe Blvd. to watch the festival parade. The evening continued with a campfire on the church grounds, offered comfortable fireworks viewing, and provided camping amenities for those who wanted to stay overnight. On Sunday morning, coffee and donuts were available to early risers prior to the 8 AM worship service. For more information about Holy Family’s social gatherings, please contact the church office. admin@hfec.org 
 


Softball Season 2018

 
Holy Family’s softball team finished its first summer church-league season in second place. The team was filled with members of Holy Family’s congregation as well as friends and family members. The team shared fitness, faith, and fellowship with a variety of churches in the area. For more information about Holy Family’s softball team, please contact Father Bruce. bgray@hfec.org
 
Coach Stephen Canter


Celebration of New Ministry

 
On Thursday, May 26th, Holy Family held a Celebration of New Ministry to install The Reverend Bruce W. Gray as rector at Holy Family. Following the service, a reception was held in the parish hall. View more photos from the celebration by clicking HERE.


Pentecost Celebration 2018

 
On Sunday, May 20th, Holy Family celebrated the Feast of Pentecost at its 8 and 10 AM services. Many congregation members wore the color red which is the liturgical color for the day. During the 10 AM service, Father Bruce recognized and blessed Sunday school teachers as well as Confirmation and Adult Forum leaders. Finally, Father Bruce recognized graduating senior Ethan Everett. Jeff Waddell and Carly Roth, also graduating seniors, were not able to attend this blessing. Following the service, congregation members and guests enjoyed a pitch-in picnic with entrees grilled by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. More photos from Holy Family’s Pentecost Celebration are available by clicking HERE.