Feast of St. Mary

On Sunday, August 16th, we celebrated the feast of St. Mary, Mother of Jesus.  The feast day is held on August 15th but was transferred to the closest Sunday. Father Steve used a variety of classical paintings as slides during his homily.
Mary icon
This icon was also on display on the altar. Our hymns and prelude paid homage to the mother of Our Savior.
Our altar flowers featured the lily, a symbol of virginity and purity.
Holy Family also welcomed guest musicians Brenda and Ron Iacocca. Brenda sang “Ave Maria” while Ron accompanied on the organ.

Tools 4 School 2015

Tools 4 school 2015 blessing
Father Steve Giovangelo blessed our Tools 4 School supply drive donations this Sunday during the 10 AM service.
Tools 4 school 2015
These supplies will be delivered to students in IPS School 57 by Deacon Cathy. Bless your generosity!

Mission Trip Team 2015

Holy Family Mission Trip Team 2015 – Philadelphia, PA
This year’s Mission Trip Team gathered this morning at sunrise to load up vans to travel to Philadelphia, PA for a week of service. Deacon Cathy Scott prayed with the team and family members.
We pray to you, Lord, who made Your home with the outcast and the poor. Help us be Your hands and feet as we seek to serve in Your name. Give us the wisdom to understand the needs and stories of others. Help us always realize that our Holy Family extends beyond our walls and, sometimes, beyond our own comfort level. Open our hearts to love, our arms to embrace, and our eyes to see the Kingdom of God in our midst. Amen.

Outdoor Chapel: Taizé

On Saturday, July 11, we used our new outdoor chapel for the first time for a Taizé service. It was a beautiful evening, finally free from rain.
Music was provided by two members of our youth group.
Cross 1
During the service, congregation members were given a chance to spend time with the cross while we sang songs.
Cross 2
Cross 3