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GriefShare Support Group

September 9, 2019 - December 2, 2019

Starting Monday, September 9, Holy Family will be offering GriefShare. The group will meet from 4:00-6:00 pm for 13 week, but you are welcome to being attending at any point.

Who should come to GriefShare? GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video. After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video and what is going on in your lives. After the meeting, you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process, and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study. If you have questions, or you would like to register for GriefShare, contact Mary Denzin at Holy Family Office or mdenzin@hffdl.org.

 

Human Concerns Associate
(920) 921-0580 ext.128

7 Days of Service

September 21, 2019 - September 27, 2019

Evening of Service

In celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Catholic Charities is partnering with the Archdiocese to bring you, “Evenings of Service.” These events are part of the Archdiocese’s 7 Days of Service campaign which takes place during the week of September 23 to 29, 2019.

During the Evenings of Service, bring your donated items to create Care Bundles. Bundles support people who are in most need in the communities throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. You are invited to help make a difference in the lives of many and help Catholic Charities continue our mission to serve those in need by collecting the most essential items for our clients.

With your contribution, you can help write a story of hope, compassion, and the possibility of a brighter future. In preparation, Holy Family will be collecting items at all 4 sites starting Saturday, September 21, through the pack night on Friday, September 27, which is from 6:00 -8:00 pm in Holy Family Hall. Please drop off items in the collection containers or bring with you to the pack. Items to be collected are:

Bar Soap • Deodorant • Laundry Detergent
Shampoo and Conditioner • Toothbrush • Toothpaste

To register to help with the pack please go to https://archmil.regfox.com/7-days-of-service-care-bundles or contact Erin Cobb at Holy Family Offices.

Director of Human Concerns
(920) 921-0580 ext.139

Pet Blessing with Fr. Ryan

October 5, 2019

Calling all dogs, cats, ducks, horses, iguanas, or whatever you may have as a pet! We invite you to join us on Saturday, October 5, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, to have your pet blessed after the 8:00 am Mass at St. Mary Church. We will plan to meet in the parking lot or, in case of rain, in the gathering space of church. This will be directly after Mass as we won’t have Reconciliation that day, but please know that you will have time to go home to get your pet, if that is needed. It is preferred that we do not have pets in church during the Mass.

As you know St. Francis was known for the love that he had for all of God’s creatures. He paid tribute to God’s creation in the Canticle of the Creatures which he wrote, earning him the title of patron saint of the animals. It is common belief that eight hundred years ago, St. Francis was one of the first saints to bless the animals around him. He would bless birds that would land on his fingers. After catching a fish, he would bless it before releasing it back in the water. He would even bless the wolves that he spoke to as he walked through the woods.

This year, we hope many people will bring their pets forward for the Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis. If you are unable to bring your pet with you for any reason, please feel free to bring a photo of your pet with you. All animals are welcome after Mass and none will be excluded from this blessing.

Bella and I look forward to seeing you there.

Pastor
(920) 921-0580 ext.148

All Life Matters: Promoting a Culture of Life

October 7, 2019

Monday, October 7 at 6:30 pm
Holy Family Hall - 271 4th Street Way
Speakers:
Mary Ann Kuharski
Founding member and Director of PROLIFE Across AMERICA, known as “The Billboard People” for its positive and persuasive educational messages.  She will speak on the topic: Battling The Culture of Death by Creating a Culture of Life. Full bio at prolifeacrossamerica.org

Marie Fleisner
Catholic wife, mother, and grandmother, as well as Wisconsin Regional Coordinator for Silent No More ministry.  As someone who has experienced the suffering of abortion, Marie shares her story of loss and suffering, which ultimately became a story of forgiveness, hope and redemption through God’s merciful love.

There is no cost to attend but there will be a free will offering with all proceeds benefiting Charis Pregnancy Help Center.  All are welcome.  To register please contact Erin Cobb at Holy Family at 920-921-0580 ext 139 or ecobb@hffdl.org.
Director of Human Concerns
(920) 921-0580 ext.139

Holy Family Premiere of Unplanned

October 17, 2019

Thursday, October 17 at 6:30 pm in Holy Family Hall

Save the date! Our parish will be hosting a free showing of the movie “Unplanned” on Thursday, October 17 at 6:30 pm in Holy Family Hall. Father John LoCoco will lead a brief discussion after the movie.

From Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, the writers/co-producers of “God’s Not Dead,” comes a film that speaks to one of the most polarizing topics of our day. “Unplanned” brings us an eye-opening look inside the abortion industry from a woman who was once its most passionate advocate. After reading Abby Johnson’s best-selling book of the same title, Cary and Chuck were moved to bring this inspiring true story to the big screen, giving voice to a woman who has been on both sides of the abortion conversation. Unplanned is the most important movie you’ll ever see on the most controversial issue of our time.

Both theater and table seating will be available. Free refreshments and childcare will also be available.
This film is rated R, Children under 17 should either be accompanied by an adult or have written permission from a guardian to attend.

Contact Erin Cobb at Holy Family offices to register for childcare.

Director of Human Concerns
(920) 921-0580 ext.139

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Faith in Action

Join us for Faith in Action!

A variety of service projects will be available for individuals from grade school upward. For younger individuals, we ask that a parent accompany them. 

Please see the flyer for more information, and contact Kelly Brochtrup with questions. 
View faith-in-action.pdf