Pentecost 2021

 
On Saturday, May 22nd, Holy Family held its annual Pentecost outdoor worship service and parish picnic. Households brought their own food and drinks for the picnic event in order to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols. Children enjoyed watching the Holy Spirit catch their red streamers in the wind and shared personal portions of “Happy Birthday to the Church” birthday cake with all who attended. For more information about worship at Holy Family, please contact The Reverend Bruce Gray at bgray@hfec.org.

For more Pentecost photos, please click HERE.

 



Celebrating 2021 High School Graduates

 
On Sunday, May 16th, Holy Family celebrated its 2021 high school graduates. The seniors were presented with bibles as well as prayer shawls made by members of Holy Family’s Prayer Shawl Ministry. Both items were blessed by Father Bruce during the 10 AM service. Pictured above with Father Bruce are Hannah Tannas, Mikaila Blake, and Zach Clar. Aaron Lackner was not able to attend the presentation. Father Bruce also blessed all teachers during the service which was also the last day of Sunday school for the spring term. For more information about teens and Youth Ministry at Holy Family, please contact Director Ruth Everett. youthministry@hfec.org
 
 


Earth Day Holy Hike 2021

 
On Sunday, April 25th, Children’s Ministry and Youth Group households enjoyed a Holy Hike at Flat Fork Creek Park in Fishers led by Deacon Cathy Scott. The focus of the walk was thanking God for all creation in honor of Earth Day. Participants enjoyed the various trails, walkways, and treehouses at the park and stopped at various points to pray together. Prior to the walk, several families joined together at the picnic shelter to enjoy lunches that they brought for themselves. For more information about Holy Family’s Children’s Ministry and Youth Group activities, please contact the Directors.
 
Jolene Johnston, Children’s Ministry jjohnston@hfec.org
Ruth Everett, Youth Group youthministry@hfec.org
 

View photos from the Earth Day Holy Hike 2021 HERE.



Gospel at Hogwarts 2020

Following many postponements and cancellations of events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Holy Family was finally able to host its Gospel at Hogwarts 2020 event in April 2021. Students attended an outdoor, in-person event at Holy Family to visit Diagon Alley to “shop” for school supplies. They walked through shops such as The Leaky Cauldron,  Potages Cauldrons, Madame Malkin’s, Ollivanders, Flourish and Blotts, and Honeydukes then visited with Hagrid around a campfire. On the following evening, students entered the Zoom of Requirement for an evening of scripture and magical stories followed by more conversation with the Professors. Plans are already underway for the next event in November 2021. For more information about this free community event, please contact Children’s Ministry Director Jolene Johnston. jjohnston@hfec.org
 

View Gospel at Hogwarts 2020 photos HERE.



Walking Through Lent: Nickel Plate, Part 2

 
 
Holy Family held its final Lenten weekly hike as part of the 2021 Walking Through Lent series. This week the walkers traveled the new Nickel Plate Trail, using the same trail where the program began back in February. Special thanks to Holy Family parishioner Bob Murray for organizing this Lenten series.

View more pictures from this walk HERE.



Youth Group Campfire Compline

 
On Sunday evening, the Holy Family youth group met in person to share in evening prayer together. Socially-distanced and wearing masks, the youth and adults sat around the fire and brought a beautiful day to an end with Compline. Deacon Cathy Scott came back to visit and discussed new beginnings. Inspired by her trip to Iona, she utilized rocks to show the release of burdens and welcome positivity into their lives. The group was also able to witness the start of a beautiful sunset and also watch a fox wander through the outdoor worship area. For more information about Youth Group, contact Director, Ruth Everett, at youthministry@hfec.org.
 

For more photos from the Campfire Compline, please click HERE.



Walking Through Lent: Holland Park

 
 
Holy Family continued weekly hikes as part of the 2021 Walking Through Lent series. This week the walkers traveled the paths at Holland Park. The walks continue next week, meeting at the Holy Family parking lot at 10 AM on Saturday, March 27th. All are welcome!

View more pictures from this walk HERE.



Walking Through Lent: Heritage Park

 
Holy Family continued weekly hikes as part of the 2021 Walking Through Lent series. This week the walkers traveled the paths at Heritage Park at White River. The walks continue next week, meeting at Holland Park at 10 AM on Saturday, March 20th. All are welcome!

View more pictures from this walk HERE.



Walking Through Lent: Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve

 
Holy Family continued weekly hikes as part of the 2021 Walking Through Lent series. This week the walkers traveled the paths at the Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve. The walks continue next week, meeting at Heritage Park at 10 AM on Saturday, March 13th. All are welcome!

View more pictures from this walk HERE.



Walking Through Lent: Cheeney Creek

 
Holy Family held a hike today as part of the 2021 Walking Through Lent series. The walkers traveled the paved trail at Cheeney Creek Natural Area. The walks continue next week, meeting at Ritchey Woods at 10 AM on Saturday, March 6th. All are welcome!
 

View more pictures from today’s walk HERE.