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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.

Congratulations to Abouna Emmanuel !

On September 13, he celebrates 36 years as a priest and eight years as the pastor of Holy Family. We are so happy you are with us.

We look forward to having you as our pastor for many more years to come. Thank you for all you do for us! God bless you!

ZOOM Sessions

Beginning on Tuesday, September 6, and for the following 5 weeks after that, Fr. Anthony Salim will present a Zoom series on the Syriac Church, the matrix out of which our Maronite Catholic Church emerged, as well as a discussion of how the Syriac Tradition continues to impact our Maronite Tradition. Each session will be two hours, from 7 pm to 9 pm CDT. (If you know any friends from out of our time zone who might be interested, please alert them to Central Daylight Time, and to adjust to their own time zone) This is one of the consequences of Father's workshop at the N.A.M. Convention and important for adults of our Maronite Church and friends. To express your interest and get on the list for the Zoom sessions, please send an email to Father Tony at: sergius1567@gmail.com.


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 tp 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.

   

MYO Corner:

The MYO had a great time at the summer camp as usual and now we are looking forward to doing our part to make the fall festival a success. Look for us there as we will be helping out wherever is needed. We look forward to seeing you! If there are any kids out there who would like to join the group, now is the time!!! Contact John Corey at 612.232.6377 with questions.

Fall Festival Raffle:

You’ve received your tickets. Please sell them, buy them and if you need more, contact the church office and they will be sent out to you. Sell more tickets so we make more money and the pool a little wider!! Drawings will be after the festival on Saturday, September 10. Two prizes, $1,000.00 and $500.00. Winners need not be present to win. (If necessary, please return any unsold tickets to the church office.)

Fall Festival News:

As you know, the fall festival will be on Saturday, September 10, from 11 am to 7 pm. Spread the word! (Once again, no one can use the Vikings game as an excuse to miss it.) Please take as many yards signs as you need and place them in high traffic areas. All we ask is that you return the sign holders and signs after the festival. There will be plenty of delicious food, a bake sale, and games and beverages for young and old. (All bake sale items will be baked at the church.) If you would like to help bake, please contact Gloria Deeb-Reyes [call or text her] at 612-747-6127.)

A new item this year is the "kids" food truck! That’s right! Next to the Bouncy House and Maze there will be a food truck with hot dogs, French fries, juice/lemonade and cool treats for the kids!

If you would like to volunteer at the fall festival, please contact the chair of the individual food booth, especially the General Food Booth or contact Gloria Deeb-Reyes (call or text 612-747-6127). Donations of games and toys for the kids' activities and liquor or beer for the adult games are welcomed and greatly appreciated. Donations of cash to help offset the cost of food and expenses is always needed and greatly appreciated. Feel free to sign up to sponsor a portion or a complete expense. See list below and use the donation coupon in the bulletin. Also, please say yes if asked to help work the event or feel free to volunteer before being asked. We cannot make this event the success it always is without your support! Thank you in advance.

Estate Sale.

There will also be an estate sale going on during the festival. Looking for furniture? Need to outfit a dorm room? Stop by the estate sale. Spread the word.

Fall Festival Silent Auction.

Baskets of new items are welcome as are donations of gift cards or cash to assist in putting a fun-themed basket together. If you have NEW or ANTIQUE items you would like to donate for use at the silent auction, please contact Carolyn Marker at 612-270-0451, and she will make arrangements for the items.

Bingo/Craft Sale:

The fall bingo and craft sale will be held after the fall festival. The date and event details will be announced in the October bulletin. You are invited to sponsor a bingo, $50.00/single bingo and $250.00/coverall bingo. Thank you in advance for your support!


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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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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