Pet Blessing 2020

 
On Sunday, October 4th, Holy Family resumed in-person worship following many months of participating solely in virtual worship through prepared video services. The outdoor services were broadcast over AM radio in the parking lot and featured the blessing of the animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. Despite the rain, participants joyously honked their car horns during the sign of peace and waved to maintain social distancing protocols. For more information about worship at Holy Family, please contact Father Bruce Gray. bgray@hfec.org

For more photos of the 2020
Pet Blessing and outdoor worship, click HERE.

 

Drone photo courtesy of Stephen Beard



Christian Formation Fall Kickoff

 
 
 
On Sunday, September 13th, all ages of Sunday school/Christian formation classes met online via Zoom to begin the fall semester. For more information regarding upcoming virtual meetings and in-person gatherings, please contact Jolene Johnston at jjohnston@hfec.org or see the Holy Family newsletter.


New Daughters of the King

  
Welcome, New Daughters of the King
 
 
Early this spring, four women embarked on a journey like no other. Through a national study with time for prayer and reflection, these women prepared themselves, during a pandemic, for membership into The Order of the Daughters of the King. This process was also unique as they met online through Zoom to learn, grow, and pray together. Deacon Cathy Scott led the study with the help of the current chapter officers. On Thursday evening, Monique Anderson, The Reverend Cathy Gray, Katie Hamon, and Katie Swec (pictured above) took a vow and joined the Hannah Chapter at Holy Family.
 
 
From left to right: The Reverend Cathy Scott (Holy Family Deacon and Hannah Chapter Chaplain), Katie Hamon, Ruth Everett (chapter Vice President), The Reverend Cathy Gray, Monique Anderson, Kristine Canter (chapter President), and Katie Swec.
 
Welcome, ladies!!

 



Patriotic Porch Drop

To celebrate the Fourth of July, Holy Family’s Children and Youth Ministry students were treated to a surprise porch drop goodie bag filled with sidewalk chalk, a beach ball, microwave POPcorn, freezer POPsicles, temporary tattoos, glow sticks, suncatchers, and a US flag. The bag also included a handout with a prayer for our country from the Book of Common Prayer, a patriotic Spotify playlist, and helpful links to inspire patriotism in kids. During this time of physical separation, Holy Family enjoys finding ways to keep people feeling connected as a #holyvillage. For more information about Holy Family please contact the following: Ruth Everett (Youth Ministry) or Jolene Johnston (Children’s Ministry). 
 

To view photos of families in action with their patriotic goodie bags, please click HERE.



Racial Justice Demonstrations

 
The Reverend Cathy Scott, Holy Family’s Deacon, and other parishioners recently attended racial justice demonstrations in Indianapolis and Fishers. 
 
A message from the Right Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows at the Processional for Racial Justice hosted by Faith in Indiana on May 31, 2020:
 
‘I see you Indy Diocese, Indianapolis, and friends of many faiths and none—speak out, stand up, may justice roll down.”
 

Statement from Mayor Scott Fadness on the Fishers Equity Awareness Demonstration at the Nickel Plate AMP on June 1, 2020:

“Tonight, I witnessed our next generation come together to clearly voice their collective anger, frustration, and disappointment at previous generations’ inability to right the wrongs of the past. The conduct of these young people and their commitment to creating a better society for all gives me a glimmer of hope in this dark chapter of our nation. Our city is on a journey to create an environment where all people are treated with dignity. Tonight is a reminder that we must be willing to commit ourselves to that end.”
 
For more information for making a bold witness regarding racial injustice, please contact Deacon Cathy. cscott@hfec.org

For photos from these events,
please click HERE.



Daughters of the King Online

 
Despite the limitations imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Hannah Chapter of Daughters of the King at Holy Family has continued to remain a thriving community of faithful and connected women. In April, the current chapter officers hosted an online “Discover DOK” question and answer session for members of the congregation who were interested in learning more about the order. Following a period of discernment, four women have begun the National Study under the direction of Holy Family’s deacon, The Reverend Cathy Scott, who also serves as the chaplain of Hannah Chapter. In addition to prayer and study, Holy Family Daughters recently converted their birthday party to a ZOOM celebration. Chapter officers delivered goodie bags (contact-free) to the porches of all members which included a birthday napkin, noisemaker, individually-wrapped birthday cupcake, chocolates, and a birthday card with ZOOM information. Nearly two-thirds of the chapter’s members were able to attend the virtual birthday bash online which celebrated all Daughters. Hannah Chapter continues to look for ways to pray, serve, and evangelize during this uncertain time. For more information about the Hannah Chapter of Daughters of the King at Holy Family, please contact chapter secretary Jolene Johnston. jjohnston@hfec.org
 


Ash Wednesday 2020

 
Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. – Book of Common Prayer

More photos from Ash Wednesday are available here.



Shrove Tuesday 2020

On February 25th, Holy Family held its annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper youth group fundraiser. Guests enjoyed several different types of homemade pancakes and other treats. Special thanks are extended to those who prepared the food and to those who attended to support the youth. For more information about Holy Family youth group projects, please contact Youth Directors Ben and Bethany Paden.  youthministry@hfec.org
 

To view more photos from the

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper,

please click HERE.



#GetLernt: Cooking

Holy Family’s youth group got together on Sunday, February 16th to “get lernt” on making a spaghetti dinner. Complete with vegetables (no plain, buttered noodles here), Holy Family’s young adults learned how to put together a properly sauced Italian dish worthy of Nonna’s recipe book. They experienced how to dice and add fresh ingredients, cook to perfection on the stove, and time everything to be ready at the same moment. Excitement is high for next month when youth leaders attempt to pass on the skills of monetary frugality and budgeting. See you in March! For more information on youth group events at Holy Family, please contact Youth Directors Ben and Bethany Paden. youthministry@hfec.org.
 

CLICK HERE to view more photos from this event.



Singoff at the OK Chorale

On Saturday, January 25th, members of the Holy Family choir performed a fundraiser concert, Funds received offset the cost of participating in a large choir ensemble performance at Lincoln Center in New York City in May 2020 under the composer Pepper Choplin. The concert featured a variety of vocal acts including Broadway numbers,  classical selections, sacred pieces, and a crowd sing-along. To make an online donation to support the choir’s trip in May, please click HERE.

Click each link below to view videos from this performance.