Mass on Monday, December 9th, 6:30 a.m.
Not a holy day of obligation this year.
A Big Heart Open to God
The exclusive interview with Pope Francis, Sept. 30, 2013
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Church of the Holy Family at 11804 S Saginaw St, Grand Blanc, MI 48439 US - News and Events
News and Events
For the latested up-to-date information on activities and events, click the button on the left of the screen labeled Bulletins. You will find a link to view last Sunday's bulletin. You may also view several previous bulletins and have the option of signing up to have a copy of the bulletin sent to your e-mail address each week.
St. Mary Cathedral Centennial
100 years of prayer in this house of God: the centennial anniversary of St. Mary Cathedral. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of St. Mary Cathedral church and the closing of the diocesan Year of Prayer, there will be Mass at the cathedral at 6:00 p.m., Monday, December 9th, 2013. A reception will follow in the Cathedral Hall, and all are warmly invited and encouraged to attend.
The cathedral is located at 219 Seymour Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933.
As we begin the holiday season with Thanksgiving, it seems only fitting that we take a moment to recognize in gratitude those who have exemplified Stewardship in our parish. Twice a year, at the Mass for Thanksgiving and the Feast of the Holy Family, we remember the benefactors of our parish who have been generous to our parish through Memorial Gifts. As you read through the gifts in the Memorial Booklet, we hope you too will take a moment to say a special prayer in appreciation for our benefactors.
The Memorial Booklet was an insert in the November 24 bulletin. A pdf file of the pages can be viewed by clicking this link.
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Job Openings -
check the link "Job Openings" from the list on the left
Family Promise and the Interfaith Hospitality Network
Click this link for more information and a form to volunteer.
Cell Group Teachings
To listen to or read Fr. Jonathan's November Cell Group teaching on "The Saints," follow the links on our Cell Groups page.
Gather III Parish Hymnals
Please help defray the cost of our new parish hymnals. Donations of $20 may be given (indicating New Hymnal Donation in the memo section of your check) and an “in memory/honor of” template will be adhered to the inside cover of a hymnal.
Order form is available here. They may be dropped in Sunday offertory baskets, dropped off at the parish office or placed in the mail.
Holy Family School Panther Draw 2013
Please help support our school by buying a $10 raffle ticket. You could be a winner of one of many cash prizes, including the Grand Prize of $10,000! Holy Family students need your support so that field trips, art smart, robotics, technology and new textbooks are part of their learning every day. Tickets are available in the school office and by calling 694-9072. Raffle tickets make excellent presents! Drawing to be held December 19th, 2013.
Ding, dong! Calling all individuals who are looking to be a part of a handbell choir. Holy Family will be starting this new addition to our music ministry as soon as we have members willing to join. All are welcome. Please contact Dr. Simon Lee at (810) 649-4891, ext. 205, or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a part of this new and exciting handbell choir!
Donations to Purchase Handbells
Powers Catholic High School is willing to sell us their bells for only $5,000. (new sets cost $15,000 - $20,000. We are asking for your help to raise the funds necessary to make this purchase. If you would like to make a donation, please write a check payable to “Church of the Holy Family” and be sure to include “Handbells” in the memo line. You may give the donation to Dr. Lee or the parish secretary or place it in the collection basket. Soon you should be able to enjoy hearing the bells at one of our Christmas Masses!
Toy, Blanket and Coat Drive
Now through Monday, December 16th
Please help us make Christmas merrier for others.
Click this link for more details.
The Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Adult Ed Room (#7) at Holy Family School
December 14 & 28, January 18 & 25
For more information, click this link.
2013 Christmas Project
Adopt a Child Angel Tree Program
Tags available starting November 23/24
All gifts due back Sunday, December 8, 2013
Click this link for more information.
Christmas Basket Distribution
We need volunteers to assist in distributing Christmas boxes for the needy on Saturday, December 21st, at the Fr. Bush Parish Center from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. All help (15 and older) would be appreciated. We are also in need of dollies and hand trucks. Please call Brian Holyfield to sign up at 771-7279 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at Outreach.
Advent by Candlight
Thursday, December 5, 2013
All women of the parish are invited to hostess a table at our annual Advent by Candlelight experience. Advent by Candlelight is an evening to share food, fun, prayer, and song with other women who are family and/or friends. (All guests must be 16 years or older.) This special evening is a wonderful way to prepare our hearts and homes to celebrate the coming of Jesus.
There is still time to sign up for a table. Call the Religious Education office at 694-9072, ext. 101 to reserve a table.
Holy Family Parish Christmas / Holiday Dinner Dance
Sponsored by the
Knights of Columbus Council 6742
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
in the Fr. Bush Parish Center
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person
Join us for an evening of fun and merriment. The price of admission covers a fully catered meal, open bar, dancing, and more. Tickets are available from in the parish office.
Pancake and Egg Breakfast
Sunday, December 8th
from 9 a.m. to noon
Fr. Bush Parish Center
$5 for adults, $3 for children
Sponsored by Knights of Columbus
All are welcome!
Bless the Baby Jesus
Wed., December 11th, for Mass at 5 p.m.
and “Bless the Baby Jesus” at 5:45 p.m.
(immediately following the 5 p.m. Mass).
Bring the baby Jesus from your nativity set and have your family and baby Jesus blessed at a special celebration. A dinner reception will follow in the Fr. Bush Parish Center. To reserve a seat at dinner for each family member, call 694-9072, ext. 101, by Monday, December 9th.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Spiritual World
Wednesday, Dec. 11th, from 7 – 9 p.m.
in the Fr. Bush Parish Center
Presented by Monsignor Ron Browne.
Are you spiritually fit for eternal life?
As human beings we are comprised of mind, body and soul. We know what to do and what to avoid in order to have a healthy mind and body. How about our soul? What do you need to do to nourish your soul so that it is being fed the good? What spiritual junk food do you need to avoid so that you are not polluting your soul with the bad and the ugly? The spiritual world exists as much as the physical world and just as there is good and bad in the physical world there is good and evil in the spiritual world that effects not only our soul but also our mind and body.
Please join us for what is sure to be a dynamic, eye opening talk about our spiritual health. How do we combat evil from entering into our soul and how do we assure that we are taking in the good?
Monsignor Browne is a priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Leave 'Em to the Elves!
Saturday, December 14th
6 to 9 p.m. in the Fr. Bush Parish Center
Holy Family Elves (our high school youth) would like to invite your children ages 3 to 10 for an evening of fun, food, crafts and games. Let our “elves” take care of your little ones while you finish your Christmas to-do list. Cost is $10 per child/$25 per family. All proceeds will go toward the 2014 summer youth mission trip. Call the Religious Education office for more information.
The last day to register is December 9th.
High School Youth Advent Lock-in
Saturday, December. 14th, from 9:30 p.m. until
7:30 a.m. on December 15th.
After volunteering at “Leave ‘em to the elves,” join us for a night of food, fun, and faith. Sign in starts at 9:30 p.m. in the Fr. Bush Parish Center and the doors will lock promptly at 9:45 p.m. Cost is $10 person, plus a snack/drink to share, or $15 without a snack/drink.
The last day to sign up is December 4th.
Jennifer Giddings, Coordinator of H.S. Youth Ministry, may be reached in the Religious Education office at 694-9072, ext. 153, or by email at email@example.com
Eight Great Dates
Back by popular demand!
Beginning Friday, January 10th, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Center, and for seven consecutive Fridays, through February 28th, we will be offering this opportunity to married couples who want to enrich their marriages and learn how to make their happy marriage even better. You’ll begin with a delicious romantic candlelight dinner for two. There are no group discussions! These evenings are for you and your spouse alone. See the bulletin for more details.
We’ll be taking registrations for the Eight Great Dates series until December 13th in the Religious Education office (810-694-9072, ext. 101). The cost is $260 per couple and includes dinner and dessert for two and the material for all eight evenings. A deposit of $130 is required at registration with the balance due by February 7th, 2014.
SAVE THE DATE
Holy Family School Dinner & Auction
A Roaring Twenties Night!
February 1, 2014
See flyer for more details!
Tickets are on sale now!
55 & Over - Lunch Time
Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Brief meeting at 11:15 a.m., salads 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., and we will eat by 12:00 noon. Each senior clears their own area. Bingo follows and we leave the hall by 2:00 p.m. You are always welcome to come early and visit with your friends.
Priestly Vocations Prayer Chalice Program
The Priestly Vocations Prayer Chalice Program is a seven-day program which offers families or individuals an organized time of prayer specifically for vocations to the priesthood. A designated priest's chalice is available to travel weekly between parishioner's homes based on a prearranged schedule. If you feel called to host the chalice and pray for vocations, please the parish office.
9:30 a.m. in the Adult Education Room #7 of Holy Family School
All women are welcome to attend!
The meeting format consists of reading the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel together, followed by reflection and discussion of how the Gospel applies to our daily lives. We stay “on-task” with the guidance of The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer, by Fr. John Bartunek. We always leave feeling renewed and ready to be better wives, mothers and children of God.
Meetings require no preparation. You are welcome to come as you are, and come when you can – and not to worry when you can’t! There is no member roster, attendance-taking, book to purchase, or cost to attend. Bibles are provided for the meetings.
For more information, contact the parish office, 810-694-4891.
Prayer for Our Country
Every Friday at 3 p.m. in Church
Help put God back in America! If you are concerned about the direction our country is taking, please join us in church every Friday at 3 p.m. We will pray for help to reverse the drift away from God and freedom, to give us the courage to reject the culture of death, and the strength to build a new culture of life and to stir the hearts of our leaders so we remain one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all. The more voices, the stronger our prayer.
Promise to Protect / Pledge to Heal
If you have been abused or victimized by someone representing the Catholic Church… Please believe in the possibility for hope and help and healing. We encourage you to come forward and speak out. Every arch/diocese/eparchy in the United States now has a victim assistance coordinator who is available to obtain support for your needs, to help you make a formal complaint of abuse to the arch/diocese/eparchy, and to arrange a personal meeting with the bishop or his representative, if you desire. The victim assistance coordinator for your arch/diocese/eparchy is: Adrienne Rowland, LMSW, ACSW, 1-888-308-6252 / firstname.lastname@example.org.