Unfortunately, there were errors in the weekly update video regarding the Blood Drive and the Blessing of the Animals. The information on the calendar on our website and the text below are accurate. Sorry for the confusion!
Our Faith Formation classes began last week. It was so great to see the kids and experience their enthusiasm again. Teachers and students got to know each other, visited the church, and began learning more about the treasures of our Catholic Faith. Please continue to keep them in your prayers.
Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our Faith Formation program over the last week. There was an wonderful outpouring of generosity! If you missed it this weekend, you can mail a donation to the parish office (201 Bach Street, LaPorte, IN 46350). Make the check out to Holy Family Parish and write "Faith Formation Donation" in the memo section. There are also a few things left on the Faith Formation donation page to help set up our classrooms this year: https://www.holyfamilylaporte.org/faith-formation-donation.html
"The parish is not principally a structure, a territory, or a building, but rather, "the family of God, a fellowship afire with a unifying spirit", "a familial and welcoming home", the "community of the faithful. Plainly and simply, the parish is...a Eucharistic community." Saint John Paul II
Welcome to Holy Family Parish! I cannot express the joy it gives me to type these words. As of July 1st, our three Churches have been officially united as one parish family. The above quote from Saint John Paul expresses beautifully what this means. We are a family, a home, a community centered on the Eucharist. As members of the family of God we are on fire with the Spirit, a Spirit that leads us to unity and holiness.
As you know, our three homes (St. Peter, St. Joseph and Sacred Heart) will maintain the names they have held for over a hundred years each. We continue to treasure the history and traditions of each of our family homes. As a parish, we are collectively now known as Holy Family. Each household in our parish family is now registered as members of Holy Family. We will be working to change over the signage at our Church locations. Everything from our letterhead and envelopes to website and social media will be rebranded to the new name.
The next set of envelopes you receive will feature pictures of each of our Churches and our new Parish Name. When you write checks, please make them out to, “Holy Family”. The online giving that was previously for Sacred Heart can now be used by all Parish Members. Its branding will be changed to, “Holy Family” along with the envelopes. You can start using online giving by going to our website and clicking on the online giving icon located towards the bottom of the homepage.
The exciting moment has arrived! Watch the video below as Fr. Ian and Fr. Nate reveal a new parish name for the LaPorte Catholic churches.
Many thanks to everyone for your work in the unification process. We are excited to continue working together to proclaim Jesus Christ, proclaim His Church and salvation in and through Him.
Welcome to Holy Family Parish
Holy Family Parish exists to unite all as a family of God and to assist each person in becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ.
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