DSA - Please click DSA to view the diocesan video regarding this most important program. Please click "Online Donation" to make your donation directly to the diocese. Be sure to enter Holy Family in the COMMENTS section of the form. 2013 Diocesan Support Appeal "The Greatest of These is Love"
ELECTRONIC GIVING PROGRAM
Many of you are already contributing to offertory through participation in our Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) program. Our electronic giving program also offers you the opportunity to donate to offertory through the use of Credit & Debit Cards or “Online Giving” directly from this website. Electronic giving offers convenience for our parishioners and provides donation consistency for Holy Family. Longtime parishioners will appreciate an alternative to frequent check writing and our younger members may prefer to donate via electronic means whenever possible. In addition to contributions to Offertory the online giving program may also be used for the payment of Columbarium or Cemetery Fees, Faith Formation Fees and Sacramental Fees. To participate, please click “Donate” to view plan options for on line electronic giving.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
The RCIA is starting the period of Inquiry. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church please call Patricio Morillo at 778-0600 Ext. 262. or send an email to email@example.com
There will be inquiry sessions on the following dates in Room 8 of our Family Center:
Monday May 13, June 3, June 17, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 5, August 19, September 9.
HOLY FAMILY LIBRARY
Description (Please Use Edit & Find in your browser to locate a specific book title, author or subject)
Dewey Decimal Classification-Religious [200 Series]
MOM'S PLAY & SUPPORT GROUP-Event Calendar
Volunteers are needed to package bread, bagels, and pastries donated to Bread Basket for the Poor by Panera Bread®. Volunteers meet in the church kitchen every Tuesday at 9:30 am and spend 45 minutes to an hour packaging the bulk baked goods into family sized portions. Once packaged, the baked goods will be taken to Catholic Social Services (CSS) and distributed to members of our local community. It is a great way to spend time with friends while helping others. A Volunteer is also need to deliver the Packaged Baked Goods to Catholic Social Services (CSS) at 621 W. 2nd St, Winston Salem, NC 27101. Packaged goods are available for pickup every Tuesday after 11:30 am. This volunteer should be able to lift 40 lbs and have reliable transportation capable of transporting several large boxes. For more information about dates or to sign up, please visit our sign up page at www.mysignup.com/BreadBasket_CSS or contact Lettitia Iruela at 336-399-1214.
ALTAR FLOWERS 2013
You may download an order form for the purchase of Altar Flowers by clicking on Publications Index and then on Altar Flowers 2013 - Order Form. The cost is $40.
PARISH ACTIVITY CENTER ROOM AND PICNIC SHELTER RENTALS
The Diocese of Charlotte has issued a new Special Events Insurance Application. This document is to be used to obtain insurance coverage for non-parish activities conducted at Holy Family by entities unable to supply Holy Family with a Certificate of Insurance with Bishop Peter J. Jugis named as the additional insured. The cost is $100.00 per 24 hour event and does provide host liquor liability coverage. Alcoholic Beverages were not previously permitted on the premises. This fee is in addition to our regular Parish Activity Center room rental and Picnic Shelter rates. *Note: You must be a registered member of Holy Family Catholic Church to have approval to rent our facility.
A copy of this form may be obtained at the church office or may be downloaded from our church website under the tab entitled “Publications Index” Parish Activity Center – Room Rental Form or Picnic Shelter Rental Form. Special events insurance must be in effect for any event held at Holy Family that is not parish sponsored and where the entire parish is not invited; this would include, but is not limited to Baptismal parties , Anniversary parties, Wedding receptions, and other Private meetings or events. Funeral receptions are covered by diocesan insurance, thus a separate policy covering this type of event is not required. The term "liquor" means any beverage served that contains alcohol.
ATTENTION GROUP LEADERS, COMMISSION CHAIRPERSONS & ORGANIZATION PRESIDENTS
Please review the following guidelines regarding the posting of your group’s activities at Holy Family Church, and share them with the folks you have chairing your activities.
RESPECT LIFE For help with an unplanned pregnancy, please call one of these numbers: 1-800-848-LOVE; Catholic Social Services, 727-0705; Salem Care Center, 760-3680; Birthright, 774-0456 or Her Choice, 748-8777. For post-abortion healing, 1-877-HOPE4ME.
Baptisms are performed on the first and third Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. and must be scheduled at least one month in advance. Please call the Faith Formation Office at Extension 214 to reserve space in the required Parent Preparation Class held on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. In preparation for this class please complete the Baptismal Form and bring it to the class.
COLUMBARIUM & CEMETERY
If you would like to reserve a columbarium niche or cemetery plot please contact Paula Griffin in the church office at 778-0600, Extension 218 for information or to obtain an application. Click here to download an application form. Parishioners have the option of acquiring the rights to interment in columbarium niches or cemetery plots with payment in full at the time of the reservation or through an Installment Payment Plan of $100/month. Fees are $1,500/$2,500 for a single/double niche or plot.
A Funeral Arrangements booklet has been prepared to assist you with planning for the interment of your loved ones in the Holy Family cemetery or columbarium. Whether you have already made funeral arrangements or are planning to visit the church to begin preparations, the necessary steps are explained in this booklet. We will be happy to answer any further questions you may have after reading this material. Booklets are available in the church office and the text is available on this website-please click here. In order to make arrangements for the interment of a family member now or at some time in the future please call Paula Griffin in the church office at Extension 218 during regular office hours Tuesday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
FREE ROSARY REPAIR SERVICE
Send your broken Rosaries in a padded envelope to: Betty and Dick Holden (November to April) 7930 Estero Blvd., Apartment 502, Fort Myers Beach, Fl 33931; (May to October) Crane Place, Simsbury, CT 06070. They will be repaired and returned within a week of receipt. Donations of old and broken Rosaries are also accepted which will be repaired and sent on to the missions. Include a note indicating if your Rosary is for repair and return or if it is a donation. In Florida, call 239-463-3993, in Connecticut call 860-658-6330; or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
HANDBOOKS, PLANNERS AND FORMS
Please visit our Publications Index to obtain handbooks, planners or forms you may need in connection with Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals, Rental of facilities and other church related activities.
NEED TO VIEW A PRIOR ISSUE OF THE WEEKLY BULLETIN?
To view prior issues of the Holy Family Weekly Bulletin click on Catholic Links on the left side of our home page or any page, then click on the Catholic Web link. This will take you to the Holy Family page at Catholic Web. Once there, click on the "Bulletins Tab" and select the date of the bulletin you wish to read. You may become a member of Catholic Web and have the bulletin emailed to you each week. Select "Become a Member" on the left side of the page.
MOVING FROM YOUR CURRENT RESIDENCE?
Please notify our Data Manager, Paula Griffin, by telephone at (336) 778-0600, Extension 218, or by E-Mail at email@example.com with updated address information, even if you are moving out of the parish, in order that we may correct our records.
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