Pet Blessing 2015

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Pets 2015
Today on a sunny Sunday afternoon, Father Mike blessed many of the pets of Holy Family members and nearby neighbors. This year’s liturgy hosted dogs and cats. Pet blessings are typically held in early October in honor of St. Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment. Several conflicts pushed our event later in the fall.
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Anniversary Gift from the Vatican

Vatican gift
Fr. Mike and his family gathered at the 10:00 service on October 18th to bless a new chalice and paten into service at Holy Family.  The set was presented as a gift to the parish by the Galvin family.  During Fr. Mike’s sabbatical this past summer, he and daughter Kelsey made a pilgrimage to the Vatican in Rome.  While there, they purchased the set as a gift celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Holy Family Episcopal Church.  (Pictured from left; Rachelle, Kelsey, Abby and Fr. Mike Galvin)​

Making Way for Change

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Pack 6
This weekend a crew of volunteers from the congregation shared their helping hands and happy hearts to pack and move items out of our education wing in preparation for construction in that area. In typical Holy Family fashion, even the kids got involved and were very helpful with moving and lifting items. Thank you to everyone who came out to clear the classrooms in record time. More information about our City of God expansion project can be found by clicking HERE.
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Pastor Appreciation

Pastor cake
For Pastor Appreciation Sunday we celebrated Father Mike and Deacon Cathy with cake and lots of hugs. Bless you for your ministry and dedication!
Pastor cake only

2015 Diocesan Convention

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Convention 1
Youth Delegate Ethan Everett, Holy Family Delegate Ellen Everett,Father Michael Galvin, Holy Family Delegate Patrick Burke   
The 178th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, Part Two of a two-part convention this year, was held on October 23-24 at the Wyndham Indianapolis West, hosted by St. John’s , Speedway. More information about convention can be found by clicking HERE.
Convention 2
Holy Family Deacon Cathy Scott
Convention 3
Holy Family Brotherhood “Senior Brother” Joe Spangler
Convention 4
Holy Family member Ruth Everett and Youth Steering Committee members

Magic or Miracles?

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This week, children in our Sunday school and Youth Group programs finished their fall unit about the Miracles of Jesus. Children and teachers presented a few magic tricks to the group and shared in a meaningful discussion about why the miracles of Jesus were much more than just magic.
Following the discussion, the children got into small groups and planned out ways to present the bible stories we reviewed through charades. The stories included Jesus walking on water, calming the storm, healing the blind and paralyzed, filling the nets with fish, and feeding the five thousand.
Healing   Paralyzed

Deacon Profile: Cathy Scott

Our very own Deacon Cathy Scott was interviewed by the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis about her ministry and work at Holy Family. You may view her video by clicking on the image above.

Feeding the Five Thousand

Can sculpture
Our Miracles of Jesus unit continued with the story of the Feeding of the Five Thousand. The children brainstormed ways to help feed the “five thousand” in their community. As a final activity, the students used canned and boxed goods donations given by congregation members as well as those collected at the recent Fishers High School Choirs concert to create a sculpture of a boat, The boat stood in the Narthex as a reminder to bring more food donations before the items were delivered to the Delaware Township Trustee’s food pantry. In total, over seven hundred pounds of food were delivered to the food pantry to restock their shelves for families in need.