Website to wind down
Final touches are being made to our new site, holyfamilyforall.org. We will not be updating this site much longer. Remember our Twitter feed,
twitter.com/holyfamily4all for the latest information.
ACTION HERO OF OUR ACTION PARISH
On Jan. 28, the Vatican released this image, found on a street near the Vatican. The values in our black bags make all the difference, too.
SEATTLE COMES EAST TO NJ
(NOT JUST THE SEAHAWKS)
The latter half of January saw three leadership development programs take off at Holy Family...One, the Women's Justice Circles, was founded in Seattle
and received acclaim from the USCCB's office of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Circles started in Spanish at both Sacred Heart and St. Joseph...On Jan. 23, (above, pictured) more than 25 front-line staff of
Catholic Charities received training on the relationship between their work and community organizing. Carlos Rojas, Alexi Motta, Ana Bonilla and Msgr. Kerrigan led the five-hour event, the first part in a national grant
strategy to form a community of those served by Catholic Charities... Another women's group, the Saints Martha and Mary group, began last Monday with 20 women in attendance. This group combines a mix of activities and reflection to build community
and leadership...And to keep it all going, a new furnance has been installed at Sacred Heart Church after the old one broke and sent temperatures into the 30s in the church.
Progress being made on new website...
check out future homepage
HOLY FAMILY SPRINGS TO LIFE
BUT BUILDINGS BALK IN OPENING WEEKS
As the Christmas decorations came down (above) around Holy Family Parish after the Jan. 12 feast of the Baptism of the Lord, the Parish has much to be grateful for in its first few weeks.
The parish was born on schedule on Jan. 1, right in the midst of the Christmas festivities.
A new Mass at 7pm in Spanish was added, and nearly 100 people attended its debut...The Polish community held a post-Christmas gathering on Epiphany Sunday, and had a big planning
meeting the following week...Holy Family hosted a powerful National Migration Week service Jan. 6, with $1000 forwarded to Catholic Relief Services' efforts for Syrian refugees in Lebanon...
But the cold snap took its toll on three parish buildings: the church boiler at Sacred Heart has been in and out of service; several rooms were damaged at St. Ladislaus School by two broken pipes, and the
rectory at Sacred Heart experienced a roof leak and damage to a guest room. Repairs are in progress at all three sites...Thomas Szallai and Carol Meszaros were named the first trustees of the new parish by Msgr. Kerrigan...The new domain
name was chosen for the new parish: HolyFamilyforall.org. The site will be up soon.
Boiler for the church at Sacred Heart is in the midst of repairs. The hope is to nurse it through the winter.
(left to right)Holy Family's Ana Bonilla, St. Sharbel's Tony Chedid, Transfiguration's Theresa Chae stand with Msgr. Kerrigan after the Jan. 6 National Migration Week service
at the parish.
Sacred Heart youth group SHOUT will resume in the fall. Thank you for your support.
Note: Meetings are in the parish hall after the 11:45am Mass on alternate Sundays.
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