As priest, pastor and shepherd of Holy Family Parish, and on behalf of this faith community, may I extend a warm welcome to those who are spiritually searching for a place in God's vineyard! Perhaps the scripture passage, Jeremiah 29:11-14, will offer you an encouraging word. Look it up. Stop by for mass some weekend, we will leave the sanctuary lamp on for you!
- Fr. Philip M. Egan
*Devices are available for those who are hard of hearing, just ask staff for assistance when you arrive at church!
Weekend Mass: Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m., both in the main church.
Reconciliation: By appointment only
Adoration: Adoration will be held in Room 212 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays.
Submit your prayer intentions below! They will be printed out and placed at the foot of the altar.
St. Joseph's Women's Group Scholarship
Applications are now being accepted for our 2021 annual scholarship. The St. Joseph's Women's Group has always encouraged the youth of our parish to pursue their dreams while making their faith a priority. This scholarship recognizes students who have done an exceptional job of supporting their faith and school communities while continuing to deepen their personal relationship with God. In 2021, they hope to award three $500 scholarships.
The application deadline for SJWG Scholarship is April 30, 2021, with winners being announced by May. Detailed information in regard to the application process can be found here, and the application can be found here. They encourage all confirmed Holy Family graduating high school seniors to apply.
Questions: Call Carolyn Novak, Scholarship Chairman (816-429-7928) or Mary Flakus (816-527-3255).
A Year of St. Joseph
In December, Pope Francis released a new Apostolic Letter “Patris Corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”) recalling the 150th anniversary of the declaration of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. The Holy Father also proclaimed a “Year of St. Joseph” from December 8, 2020, to December 2021.
Holy Family is excited to spend the coming months celebrating St. Joseph as part of the patronage of our parish, growing in our understanding of this great saint, and living our faith under the example of St. Joseph’s virtues.
Check out the Year of St. Joseph page weekly for St. Joseph prayers, quotes from saints on St. Joseph, monthly themes based on the virtues of St. Joseph, and exploring St. Joseph through sacred art.
There will also be various events throughout the year including a study of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter, St. Joseph Feast Day activities, parish Clean-Up Day on the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, and much more. Stay tuned! St. Joseph, Pray for Us!
Prepare for the Spirit!
Each Wednesday leading up to Pentecost we will release a series of short catechesis points on the Holy Spirit with a link to a video to watch for more!
During this Easter season, we anxiously await the advocate Christ promised to send...The Holy Spirit! One way to prepare is to understand the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of Catholics. The Holy Spirit prompts us to fulfill Christ’s calling in our lives.
Watch this short video by Jeff Cavins to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_l8vGBboV8.
Holy Family App
On your phone, please download the Holy Family app! Through this app you will be able to sign up for events, seek information about sacraments or ministries and get up-to-date information on any of our ministries. Once downloaded, go to "More", then down to "Message Settings", then scroll down & toggle any of the ministries which you want to receive notifications. You're now subscribed to Holy Family push notifications for your phone!