Pet Blessing 2016


On Saturday, October 15th, Holy Family members gathered for our annual Pet Blessing. This custom is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. 

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Haiti Update: Hurricane Matthew

On Thursday afternoon. October 6th, Father Mike was able to contact Father Jean Michelin in Haiti. Father Michelin and his family are safe following Hurricane Matthew, but there have been some deaths and injuries sustained among the parishioners of the seven churches he serves.  At the time of our communication, they were still assessing the damage.
Father Michelin reports that a number of his schools were significantly damaged, including reports of some damage to the St. Andre School in Mithon, which was built by the Diocese of Indianapolis. Father Michelin has sent several photos of school damage. Father Michelin has asked for our prayers as they assess damage and begin recovery efforts.

Newsletter: October 6, 2016

Holy Family newsletter: October 6. 2016

Youth Fall Conference Registration

To register for the conference, click on the link(s) below, print, and submit your registration form(s) to the Diocese. Youth forms must be signed by the Youth Director, youth leader, or clergy from your church before mailing.

Second Helpings


On Sunday, September 25th, Holy Family welcomed two representatives from Second Helpings in Indianapolis. Nora SpitznogleDirector of Programs (shown at left), and Adriane Rios, Manager of Volunteer Services, led our Christian formation hour for adults and all children and youth in second grade and higher. 
Each day, Second Helpings volunteers and staff rescue prepared and perishable food from wholesalers, retailers and restaurants — preventing unnecessary waste. That rescued food is used to create 4,000 hot, nutritious meals each day that are distributed to 80 social service agencies that feed people in need. The Second Helpings Culinary Job Training program trains disadvantaged adults for careers in the food service industry. This helps eliminate hunger at its source. More than 600 adults have graduated from this program, and Second Helpings alumni are now working in Central Indiana as cooks, executive chefs, business owners and culinary instructors.
During the presentation, Holy Family congregation members were introduced to the services provided by Second Helpings and suggested potential new ways that they may connect in order to offer support.
During the month of September, Holy Family congregation members collected pasta and spices to donate to Second Helpings. The donated items, as well as those who work with Second Helpings, were blessed by Father Mike during our 10 AM service. For more information about Second Helpings, please visit their website.

Prayer Sendoff

The Holy Family Congregation prays over seminarian, Patrick Burke during the 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday, September 18, 2016.  Next Sunday, Patrick will begin a new phase of his training to become an Episcopal Priest by completing a field education assignment at All Saints Episcopal Church in Indianapolis.  Unfortunately for us, Patrick’s field education experience will take him away from Holy Family for nearly one year and perhaps beyond that.  Please continue to pray for Patrick, his wife Cheryl and their daughter Lexi, as they adjust to this major trasition in their lives. – Father Mike+