The Best Form of Communication is Prayer
Our Adoration Chapel is located down the hall and to the left of the corridor that runs in front of Holy Family's Welcome Office. The Chapel also has an outside entrance to the left of the main doors. Holy Family has Perpetual Adoration from 9:30am Monday through 9:00am Saturday. Come inside and Rest in God's peaceful presence for a few minutes or as long as you want. You will be glad you did. If you are interested in learning more about Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the wonderful graces that are available to you or if you are interested in being a regular Adorer, or a substitute Adorer of the Blessed Sacrament, please contact Lynn Hamilton.
A Special Holy Hour is held in the Church following the 7:00pm Mass on Wednesday evenings.
Home Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who have received additional training and are scheduled to take Holy Communion to parishioners who are unable to come to church to receive the Eucharist because they are confined to their home or a special care facility.
This group meets on the first Saturdays of each month, beginning with Mass at 9:00am and followed by the rosary.
Those who devote their first Saturday of the month to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary are promised assistance at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation. Take part in this devotion with us this Saturday, March 7 and make these requirements on 5 First Saturdays in a row: Go to confession, receive Holy Communion, say five decades of the rosary, and keep Mary company for fifteen minutes meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the rosary.
· We are members of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Province
· We are ordinary people on a journey of transformation
· We become a leaven for the transformation of the world
· Carmelites feel drawn to the Lord Jesus Christ and are invited to a deep, constant, personal and living relationship with him
· We embrace Mary - Our Lady - and the prophet Elijah as models
· We find support in an international spiritual family
We are pilgrims following an ancient path. Those who are drawn by the Carmelite Tradition are often pilgrims to places unknown, trusting the testimony of others who have taken the same ancient path. (The Searching Heart -John Welch, O.Carm)
The Call to Carmel is a Vocation
“Carmel is not an organization, even a Christian organization, but a Christian community committed to leading an evangelical life. This vocation, like all vocations, requires not only careful discernment, but careful maintenance as the grace of a vocation implies a commitment to perseverance in that vocation.” (Provincial Statutes I, 4:1)
The Carmelite Spirituality is based on a commitment “To live a life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience,” inspired by St. Paul’s words and proposed by St. Albert as the foundation on which their way of life is constructed. (Con 14).
The Lay Carmelite Community is a spiritual way of life for those answering a special call from God to live their evangelical life under the direction of the Carmelite Order. Hoy Family Members meet on a regular basis and follow a rule of life and prayer. If you feel called to a deeper commitment of your Baptismal promises, feel free to visit the Holy Family Lay Carmelite community the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:30am - 1:00pm in the Mulroy Room.
We meet each day Monday-Saturday at 8:20am to pray the Liturgy of the Hours, followed by the Holy Rosary at 8:35am. Join us to pray for Holy Family Parishioners, the sanctity of life, world peace, for all priests, and for your own intentions.
This prayer group meets on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at 7:00pm in the Church. The mission of our prayer group is to promote and support family prayer in an effort to enrich and increase our spiritual growth in our relationship with God, our Father.
This group gathers to pray the Rosary before the 9:00am Mass in response to our Blessed Mother's request. Joins us to pray for all those on the Holy Family prayer line, all priests, world peace and for your own intentions.