Letters from Fr. Jerry
State of the Parish
As we end 2020 I am happy to report that Holy Family Church has been financially stable. Thanks to the amazing and wonderful support and generosity of you, our people, we have come into the New Year in relatively good shape. We have also benefitted from careful managing of our expenses and a welcome Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan from the government, which I am pleased to report has been forgiven. We did have to repay an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) of ten thousand dollars, but we understand this may be reimbursed.
We continue to offer Masses regularly with our normal winter schedule. We remain at the mandated 25% capacity limit which allows us to seat 379 at the very most. I am happy to report that we have not needed to turn anyone away. The general dispensation from Sunday Mass attendance continues to be in effect as a safety precaution. Masks, social distancing, and hand washing have enabled us to operate safely.
Sacramental Confession (Reconciliation) continues to be offered twice weekly, and funerals and baptisms continue to be celebrated.
We have offered Faith Formation supporting families who are doing teaching in home with online resources. To keep our students safe we have done limited face-to-face youth groups and activities.
We have welcomed a new parish administrator – Mr. Bob King. He has already established himself and is doing a fine job of supervising our parish staff, monitoring our budget, and providing Guiding Lights – a vision for a parish that serves.
We have installed and are operating our new video camera system. It enables us to livestream, and archive for later viewing, our 4:00 pm Saturday Mass, daily Masses, and any other service we wish – baptisms, weddings, funerals, prayer services, children’s programs. It has been a valuable addition – especially in this COVID pandemic world. It will continue to serve our homebound and out-of-towners for many years to come.
Given the many disruptions that the pandemic has caused, we are doing remarkably well. We look forward to the widespread distribution of the vaccine and moving next year back to normal and even better things in Christ Our Lord.
Fr. Jerry Hagen Bob King
Pastor Parish Administrator
Letters From Bishop Powers
January 7, 2021
Dear Fathers, Parish Director, and Parish Life Coordinators,
May God bless us all today as we realize the need for His intervention in our divided United States. I can’t believe any of us were not shocked as we watched the disturbing events unfold at the United States Capitol yesterday. I share with you the statement by Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in response to yesterday’s events:
“I join people of good will in condemning the violence today at the United States Capitol. This is not who we are as Americans. I am praying for members of Congress and Capitol staff and for the police and all those working to restore order and public safety.
“The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of this great nation. In this troubling moment, we must recommit ourselves to the values and principles of our democracy and come together as one nation under God. I entrust all of us to the heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. May she guide us in the ways of peace and obtain for us wisdom and the grace of a true patriotism and love of country.”
Today and in the days to come, let us join in prayer for our Country. Let us accept our Lord’s invitation to go to prayer asking our Father to give us the grace and strength to help bring forth “Thy Kingdon come, Thy Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” I also invite all to prayerfully recite and reflect on our Pledge of Allegiance as we pray for “One Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
I also offer the following “Prayer for our Nation”:
Almighty God, our Rock and our Salvation, we beg You
to pour out your Holy Spirit upon our fractured nation.
Heal the divisions that separate us and remove all obstacles to authentic unity.
May you guide this great country of ours and lead our citizens
to embrace one another as neighbors and fellow countrymen and women,
created in your own image and likeness.
Give us a fresh opportunity for renewal and true solidarity
for the common good of our homeland.
May we return to our true identity as a people of faith and charity,
Help us to always remain One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with
Liberty and Justice for All. AMEN
-Pedro de la Cruz ©www.CatholicPrayerCards.org 1-888-244-2788 email: [email protected] Card #597
May God bless us all and our Nation.
Most Rev. James P. Powers
Bishop of Superior
Saturdays 4:00 P
Sundays 8:00 A & 10:00 A
Tuesday-Friday 8:30 A
Saturdays 9:00 - 9:30 am
Saturdays 3:00 - 3:30 pm
Communal Penance in Advent & Lent
Holy Family Mass Live Streams
Daily Mass Live Stream Begins At 8:25 AM, Tuesday through Friday
Weekend Mass Live Stream Begins at 3:45 PM on Saturdays
- Father Gerald Hagen, Pastor
- Bob King, Parish Administrator
- Michelle Zanoni, Receptionist & Bulletin Coordinator
- Kathy Pecka, Parish Secretary
- Diana Maki, Bookkeeper
- Jamie Klappa, Director of Faith Formation
- Holly Dionne, Circle of Caring Ministry (Co-Coordinator)
- Lyn Baumgartner, Circle of Caring Ministry (Co-Coordinator)
- Todd Rucinski, Director of Maintenance
- Misty Valadez, Housekeeping
The exterior entrance of the adoration chapel is closed for the winter, the adoration chapple is acessible through the church when the building is open.
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