Holy Family Church, Mendota Heights, MN

Weekend Liturgies are broadcast live on Facebook

Weekend liturgies are broadcast live on Facebook (CLICK HERE) even if you don't have a Facebook account.
Saturday 4 pm: Mass.
Sunday 10 am: Mass.

Holy Family's Upcoming Events:

Please note that most in-person meetings that have been suspended, are back to normal. Masks are encouraged.
Most of our fundraising breakfasts and dinners are now Drive-Thrus and Take-Outs with pre-orders on Signup.
Liturgies and religious events continue to be broadcast live on our Facebook page
with normal church physical attendance at the same time.

For other events, please consult the Bulletin or Calendar or the Upcoming Events Page.

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NAM 2022 News - July 13-17
57th National Maronite Convention
Sponsored by the National Apostolate of Maronites

The NAM Convention will be held from July 13 – 17, 2022. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with fellow Maronites from all over the country without having to go anywhere! To assist you in planning your attendance at the convention, we will have representatives from the NAM Committee at Holy Family on May 14 & 15 and one weekend in June to assist in the registration process. Please check the schedule here or at the back of the bulletin for a complete schedule of events. Not sure you can attend? Be a sport! Take a chance! Buy a raffle ticket (or more!) from Church for only $10.00 and see if you can win $375.00 to pay your way to the full Convention!!!

We will be sharing information here about the convention as it becomes available.  You may view/share this beautiful brochure about this very special event.  For the official NAM-2022 page, and to register click here...

Together we can make it a great convention.  

May 22: Saint Rita of Cascia

On Sunday, May 22, the church celebrates the Feast day of Saint Rita of Cascia (in central Italy). Saint Rita of Cascia (born Margherita Lotti, 1381 - May 22, 1457) was an Italian Augustinian nun, widow and saint venerated in the Roman Catholic Church. Rita was married at an early age. The marriage lasted for 18 years, during which she is remembered for her Christian values as a model wife and mother who made efforts to convert her husband from his abusive behavior. Upon the murder of her husband by another feuding family, she sought to dissuade her sons from revenge before their calamitous deaths.

She subsequently joined an Augustinian community of religious sisters, where she was known both for practicing mortification of the flesh and for the apparent efficacy of her prayers. St. Rita is venerated due to various miracles attributed to her intercession, and is often portrayed with a bleeding wound on her forehead, which the Roman Catholic Church claims she experienced as a partial stigmata.

The Roman Catholic Church, under the pontificate of Pope Leo XIII, officially canonized Rita on May 24, 1900, while her feast day is celebrated every May 22. At her canonization ceremony, she was bestowed the title of Patroness of Impossible Causes while in many pious Catholic countries, Rita came to be known to be as patroness for abused wives and heartbroken women. May her prayers be with us. 

Scholarship Available

May 26: Feast of the Ascension of the Lord

On Thursday, May 26, the Church celebrates the liturgy of the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord to Heaven, which falls 40 days after the Resurrection of the Lord. On this occasion, we remember that the Ascension is an essential part of our faith and we pronounce it in every single liturgy in the Creed, the profession of faith when we say: "He Ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, and He will come again in great glory to judge the living and the dead and His Kingdom will have no end".

The Evangelist Matthew, in Chapter 28 of his Gospel, describes the last sermon of the Lord on the mountain before his ascension to Heaven in the Great Commission: 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." In this paragraph, Jesus defines in few words the mission of the church on earth. 

Reminder: Liturgy will be celebrated Thursday May 26th at 6:00 PM.


MYO Corner:

The MYO would like to thank the Holy Family Society, Men’s Club, Knights of Columbus and the entire parish for their ongoing support. Mother’s Day is coming and there will be treats for sale!

MYA Corner:

Welcome to the newly resurrected MYA (Maronite Young Adults) group! Watch this spot in the coming months for information from and about this exciting young group of the parish! Care to join? Contact Annemarie Schwery or Eddie Mueller, the co-chairs, for further information.

Men’s Club Scholarship: Higher Education Scholarship

All parish high school seniors and current students pursing a higher education are eligible up to a $500 scholarship. This scholarship is available through the Holy Family Men’s Club who is sponsoring members of our parish community seeking post high school programs. The criteria are clearly defined in the application form and all who meet the criteria are welcome to apply. Application Forms Available in the Church Narthex or Church Office.

Family Sponsored Breakfasts:

Please consider hosting a breakfast. It’s not only fun but an opportunity to support your Church and interact with your church community. If your family is small or you want assistance in doing one, please contact either Vicki Whebbe (651-295-8100) or Pat Anderson (612-210-6656). If not, you can still support church by an additional donation of the cost you would have spent on sponsoring or partaking in a breakfast. Thanks to all for your continued support. God bless you.


A Post-Pandemic Message - Relief for Lebanon

The Maronite Bishops around the World are waging a constant campaign of support and relief for our brothers and sisters in distress in Lebanon, the country of origin for the majority of the families in our church community. They are urging the Maronite communities around the world to show whatever support available by sending their donations to Caritas-Lebanon, the major Catholic charity in Lebanon and the Middle East. Every penny counts. Lebanon is affected by a dramatic economic situation and is still under economic siege. People are facing a 100 years ago WW1 famine and starvation style crisis, topped by the pandemic. Responding to this call, Holy Family Church continues to send support to Caritas-Lebanon through the Maronite Eparchy in Saint Louis. If you can, you may send your checks to Holy Family with the notation: Caritas-Lebanon. Thank you for your support to your Maronite brothers and sister in Lebanon, where the last Christian strong-hold of the Middle East is still surviving in dignity. Prayers are always a very effective way of support and they are powerful.

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Holy Family Schedule and Services

Weekly Masses:
Wed-Thu-Fri 9 am. No live broadcast
Sat 4 pm, Sun 10 am. Service IS broadcast live on Facebook

Office hours:
Tuesdays through Saturdays 2:00 PM - 5:00 pm

Faith Formation for children:
Wedsdays 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM September through May
See Announcement on the Home Page...

MYO Youth gathering (Age 12-17) :
Sundays at 6:30 PM 

Choir practice:
Every Thursday 6:30 to 8:00. September through May

Monthly Meetings:
New members are always welcome.

Holy Family Ladies Society: First Fridays, October through May 
Immediately following 9 am liturgy.

Men’s Club: Third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm, September through May.

Merri-Nites: Fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Zoom/Meeting sites vary.

Please keep safe. Your safety is our priority. 

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