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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.

Bingo!

Join us on Friday, November 18 for an evening of laughter and bingo and who knows what else!! Take your chances and win a bingo or two! Then, come back on Saturday, November 19, and support our crafters and the mini-bake sale we will be hosting. Please consider showing your support by sponsoring a bingo. Check out the coupon below. $50.00 for a single bingo and $250.00 for a coverall bingo. ALL SPONSORSHIPS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 11!! We also do mini raffles during the event. If you are willing to make a basket or donate NEW items toward a basket it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your support!


Merry Nites 2022 Christmas Plant Sale

The Merry-Nites will be organizing the Christmas plant sale again this year. You may purchase poinsettia or cyclamen plants to be used to decorate the church at Christmas, then take them home after Liturgy on Christmas Day. Proceeds from the sale will go to our church.

The sale will be online this year, so you will be able to select and pay for the plants online. In addition, you may order from one of two suppliers: Gerten’s or Lynde’s. Utilize the appropriate website below to place your order. All orders must be placed by Thursday, October 20. If you need assistance or are unable to order online, you may contact Anna Grimes at (612) 599-5302 for assistance. Thank you for your support!

https://www.gertens.com/fundraising/holiday-poinsettias.htm (They sell poinsettias and cyclamen)

https://www.lyndegreenhouse.com/fundraisers-winter (They will only sell poinsettias) 


Our Faith and Saints

Craft Show/ Bake Sale

Join us Saturday, November 19, for our fall craft show and bake sale. Similar to last year, you may order apple or pumpkin pies, baklava, baked kibbe or meat pies in advance to ensure you get them. Then, come join us on Saturday to browse the craft sale and get some additional goodies to enjoy. Click on the button below to place your orders.


Caritas-Lebanon

Caritas-Lebanon is the major Catholic charity in Lebanon and the Middle East. Its president, Fr. Michel Abboud, participated in the NAM Convention. He addressed a strong speech and message to all Maronite communities in the U.S. He thanked them for their generosity; for every penny they offered for the half million families that the organization is assisting in Lebanon. Lebanon is still affected by a dramatic economic situation and is now under economic siege. People are facing a famine not seen since World War I. Holy Family Church continues to send support to Caritas-Lebanon through the Maronite Eparchy in Saint Louis. If you are able and would like to help, you may send your checks to Holy Family, with a notation to Caritas-Lebanon. Thank you for your support to your Maronite brothers and sisters in Lebanon, where the last Christian stronghold of the Middle East is still surviving in dignity. Prayers are always a very effective way of support and they are powerful.

   

Festival and the MYO:

With all of the "thank yous" we owe to everyone who made this festival such a success, a special thank you goes to our small, but very active and involved MYO. As they did for us last year, this year, they not only attended the event, they provided the entertainment, manned the beverage booth and helped out at the kids games or wherever was needed!! What a group! You are the best!!!

Festival Thank You from the Chair, Gloria Deeb-Reyes:

Our annual festival was held on September 10 this year and I am pleased to report that it was a huge success. I want to express my gratitude for the endless hours our dedicated parishioners put in to make this a success. There are many components attached to the festival that would be impossible for one person to do alone. I personally want to thank all those that stepped in to take over certain areas of the festival and to make sure that all was in place prior to the start of our day. Our volunteers on the day of the festival were awesome. Everyone pitched in to make it a success. I know it is hard work but I also hope that we had fun doing it. Every year we try to improve from the year before. This year we had an estate sale run by George Sonnen. George donated the proceeds from the sale to the church and covered the costs incurred himself. Many thanks for all your efforts. I also want to thank all our donors who so generously donated gifts of money or product to help offset the costs of the festival. Without these donations, our profits would be considerably less so I thank everyone for what you contributed. As a preliminary total, we grossed approximately $50,000. As chairperson of the event, I couldn’t be more honored to work with such a superb group of people. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart and may God bless you and keep you safe. Thank you.

Festival Raffle Results:

Thank you to everyone for helping to make this another successful raffle!! On September 11, immediately following the 10 AM liturgy, Abouna, assisted by altar server, Aliya Mason, drew the names of the two lucky winners. Elizabeth Nasser won the $1,000 prize and Carolyn Marker won the $500 prize. Congratulations to our winners!!


Faith Formation Program:

In-person Faith Formation classes are held from 6:30 PM to 8 PM on Wednesday at church. If you cannot attend on Wednesday evening, we may hold classes on Sunday, from 8:30 AM to 10 AM. Children in second grade must attend in order to make their First Communion. To register, call or text Gary Schwery at (651-252-8066), or email gschwery@comcast.net.  


MYA Corner:
 Welcome to the newly resurrected MYA (Maronite Young Adults) group! Care to join? Contact Annemarie Schwery or Eddie Mueller, the co-chairs, for further information.


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.


Church Bulletin:

If you have any information for the monthly bulletin, please have the details submitted no later than the 20th of the preceding month. Submit to the attention of Pat Anderson. You may do so by dropping it off at church, in the collection or by text directly to her at 612-210-6656



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Weekly Masses:
Wed-Thu-Fri 9 am. No live broadcast
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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
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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.

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