Albion, New York 14411  
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WELCOME!!

You come to this Church not as a stranger, but as a friend: a friend of God and our parish community. Please let us know how we can serve you.

4Holy Family Parish Office will be closed Monday, July 4th. Wewill resume regular business hours Tuesday, July 5th.

Mission Statement
Nourished by the Word, strengthened by the Eucharist, guided by the Spirit, we the People of the Holy Family Parish, in union with the whole People of God, will strive toward the uncondiƽonal love and service of all people.

CELEBRATING OUR 169TH YEAR
HOLY FAMILY PARISHΐΐFOUNDED 2007
MERGER OF
ST. JOSEPH'S [1852 - 2007]

Parish Office Hours:
Monday.Thursday: 9:00 AM.3:00pm and Friday: 9:00am.Noon

Daily Mass: Mon.Ï Fri. 8:00am Sat. Vigil: 5:00pm Sunday: 8:00am and 10:30am

Eucharistic Adoration: Every Friday 8:30am.6:00pm in the Chapel

Confessions: Saturday 4.4:30pm in Sacristy

Faith Formation: Sunday: 9:15.10:15am

Baptismal Preparation Classes: are conducted for parents individually. Call the Parish office to register. Baptisms are scheduled with the Pastor, during or after weekend Masses or at a time mutually agreed upon.

Care of the Sick: Please call the Parish Office to have Communion taken to the sick/ homebound. Notify us of those desiring the Sacrament of Anointing

Joining Our Parish: New members are warmly welcomed. Make an appointment to register with the Pastor or secretary by phoning the Parish Office.

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program for those who wish to become Catholic or learn more about our faith. Christian Initiation of Youth program also available. Contact the Parish Office.

Marriages: Engaged couples are to make wedding arrangements at least six months in advance. When you wish to set a date, please call Farther Dick. Pre.marriage sessions are required.

REMINDER:
Please be mindful of the Presence of Jesus at 1st Saturday Adoration in Church. Conversation should be minimal and respectful of our Lord’s Presence.

 

The personal question/action for today: What motivates my actions Ï is it self-serving (fleshly) desires or is it a willingness to serve others in the name of the Lord Jesus, following the lead of the Spirit? Is there a particular aspect of my life to which I cling and which prevents me from being a full follower of the Lord Jesus? What fruit of the Holy Spirit.charity, joy, kindness, generosity, etc., would enable me to more fully commit myself to the service of others in the name of the Lord Jesus?

A message from our Pastor

 

4It’s always wonderful to share in a get-together on Father’s Day, whether it’s with parishioners, my priest classmates, or with family. For years the Baccalaureate of Albion High School took place on the third Sunday of June, often Father’s Day, and that meant I would have to spend the day in Albion. This year I was able to be together with my “disc-jockey” brother, Nick and a lot of the Csizmar Family and their friends. And it was just a delightful time eats, sharing wonderful conversation (except for the discussions on politics), and playing euchre. I left there feeling regenerated.

One of the topics of conversation you might guess was the weather, the disappointment people have with cold Sundays, even though there was some sun. When there was no sun, one had to quickly find a jacket. And people just want warm, sunny Summertime weather in late June.

So that can be one of special prayers we can beg our Lord to grant us as June winds down bee-you-te-full weather.

And when that wonderful time happens, maybe you can find some time to take a walk and just spend some quiet time with the Lord, or take a drive out of town and just thank God for the splendor of creation around you.

With gratitude & prayer,
Father Dick

This was posted 2 years ago. So sad the world hasn’t changed its’ ways. 

7aWe live in a world of violence . violence which touches every corner of the planet. The world needs a voice in the great human-wide quest to discover the truth and the meaning of
life; a voice which doesn't claim to have the absolute answers to ultimate questions, but one which discovers those answers together with others. This being so, why not look into the eyes of others, not so much as to see the reflection of ourselves in their eyes but to understand that behind these eyes there is someone to be understood, someone to be valued, and a higher purpose to be achieved by doing so.

Traveling light means speaking the word of peace . not of violence; it means leaving behind all the excess baggage of our own petty prejudices and preferences; it means living out the words we speak with sincerity and brutal honesty. It is not enough for us, as human beings, just to live.

We also must give words to what we are living.  But just speaking words of peace are not enough... talking about "love" or "praying for peace" is not enough. We must transform those words into action. And when we do that we become healthy laborers in the harvest.

 

1Next week we will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection to support the Universal Church and the work of the Holy See, including helping Pope Francis to carry out his charitable works. These works benefit our brothers and sisters on the margins of society, including victims of war, oppression, and disasters. Please be generous.

 

To watch Mass via Livestream click on the image below.

live stream

PLEASE NOTE: Recorded Masses are now available on our parish YouTube channel. These Masses may be edited due to copyright restrictions. They can be accessed by going to YouTube.com and typing Holy Family Parish Albion NY in the search bar. Right now the image is a blue circle with an H in the center. If there are accessing issues, please send an email to holfampar@yahoo.com.

 

THE CATHOLIC FAITH, ON DEMAND

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You can sign up at Formed.org.  Log onto www.formed.org and set up an account under Holy Family Parish.  Click sign up/I belong to a parish/14411. In the box for selecting parish (Holy Family Parish) give your name and email.

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Interested in online giving? It is safe, simple and convenient. If you have questions or would like to sign up for onlinegiving please call Liturgical Publications at 800-950-9952 or click Here.

MASS INTENTIONS
10Now would be a good time to consider a Mass Intention for a loved one. We have many Masses available for booking at this time. Those wishing to honor a loved one during the celebration of Mass, living or deceased, or for prayerful remembrance of anniversaries, birthdays, and other special intentions, may request a Mass Intention. If you are interested please contact the Parish Office for a Mass Request form. A $15.00 stipend for each Mass should accompany your request.

Use this form to ask for a Mass Intention!

SANCTUARY LAMP INTENTIONS

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June 19.July 2, 2022
Laura Dibley by Family
June 26 . July 9, 2022
IMO Larry Radzinski
by Lorraine Fortune & Helen
Kozody
July 3 . July 16, 2022
This candle is available

The practice of requesting a Sanctuary Light Candle to be offered for loved ones, living or deceased, is a beautiful and wonderful part of our Catholic tradition. You may request to have one of the Sanctuary Lamps lit by calling the Parish Office. Like our Mass Requests, the donation to light a Candle is $15. These candles burn for 14 days.

For your convenience

Our 10:30 Mass can be streamed at anytime in the McCabe Room. Please be sure to contact the office ahead of time so the equipment can be set up.

An elevator and nearby rest room make this an option for those who wish to attend Mass but have difficulty getting into the church.

Rather than miss Mass because of active little ones, parents may wish to bring their youngsters to the Resource Room where they can share in the service with them without the constraints of a pew. There is room to move around and a library of children's bible stories for them to enjoy.

All are welcome. Please suggest this to family and friends who may be looking for an opportunity, even temporarily, to attend Mass at Holy Family.

 

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Please pray for all our loved ones who have journeyed into the hands of the God: Fr. Robert Beiter, Fr. Barry Allaire and Msgr. Richard Cahill and all our loved ones called home to God.

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PLEASE PRAY FOR:

David Albanese, Gary Armida, Ron Ayrault, Bob Blackburn, Greg Blodgett, Nicholas Bloom, Ann Boe, Amy Bowers, Carolyn Budynski, Michael Brune, Alexandria Renee Bush, Chris Cioffi, Justin Cooper, Mary Coveney, Ryan Cunningham, Fran D’Agostino, Dr. Dominic DeVicenzo, Brittany Dodd, Nancy Donahue, Barbara A. Dunham, Paul Fancher, Patty Foote, Brian Froman, Leah Gaddis, Robert Gadsby, Rita Galbreath, Joyce Gehl, Betty Geiger, Margaret Golden, Maryann Hildreth, Steve Karas, Adrienne Kirby, Sue Kirsch, Gloria Kuhn, Herman Lorenz, Debbie Magliocco, Mark & Susan Mazzatti, Janice McMullen, John McNall, Gert Metz, Jacoby Miller, Kevin Miller, Marian Moore, David Nayman, Byron Neal, Gloria Neilans, Elizabeth Aldaco Novak, Tom O’Hearn, Rita Lang Owens, Isabelle Parvis, Alan Penna, Kim Peltz, Mary Ann Peterson, Carol and Fred Pilon, Linda Rebadowd, Danielle Ries, Carol Riviere, Roberta, Wendy Sanders, Bill Sargent, Carolyn Sisson, Gary Spitz, John Stirk, Mark Swindon, Lynn Tomasino, Betty Tower, Richard Tower, Sue Toke, Lisa Vergiza, Maureen Watt, Pat Weber, Chris Wing, and Nancy Zambito.

What's Happening

Wed. June 27 - Parish Council - 7pm, Lyceum
Tues. July 5 - K of C Mtg. - 7pm, B6
Wed.. July 6 - Lawn Fete Mtg. - 6:30pm, Lyceum

 

REMINDER
Please come and join us every 1st Saturday of the Month to honor our Blessed Mother and her Son in Adoration by saying the Rosary at 4pm

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  • There is a Nursery located in Rm. B.2 of the Parish Center for Families of babies and small children. The 10:30 am Mass may be viewed there via Livestream.–
  • The 2nd group of student preparing for Confirmation in October 2022 will be meeting over the summer. An Information Session will be held this Sunday, June 26th at 9:15am in the Parish Center.

13COMMUNITY KITCHEN Thursday night meals will resume in a new location, at Harvest Christian Fellowship Hall, 560 East Ave. If you are interested in helping prepareBmeals on Thursdays, please call the Parish Office.

 

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BANNS OF MARRIAGE
Announcing the Marriage of
Amanda Britzzalaro & Christopher Ducrocq
Saturday, July 2, 2022

 

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LAWN FETE
2022

AUGUST 7th Noon.5pm
It’s Here… It’s Time… It’s Summer!!!
To work towards another successful event, we will need your help this year, more than ever! The planning hasbegun. Once again, this year, we will hold our Annual
Lawn Fete here, on the Parish grounds.

This year our Grand Raffle ticket has 17 chances to win for $10.00. A 60” Samsung smart TV has been donated for the raffle and chances for 2 Kwik Fill gas cards - $250. each will also be raffled. We hope to have additional prizes donated for the raffles.
We are also planning to do our Theme Basket Raffle.

We need your help with your amazing Basket Creations for this event. The Office is accepting Basket items for us to create baskets or you can drop off your Basket Creations for the Raffle. The planning stages are underway, soplease join us and bring your ideas to our next meeting

July 6th at 6:30pm in the Lyceum.

Roe v. Wade Overturned: Now The Hard Work Begins

by Will Wright

 

18There is a lot to say and a tremendous amount of apologetic materials to discuss the issue of abortion. However, the gravity of today requires some comment.

The Supreme Court has Aborted Roe v. Wade

Today, June 24, 2022 is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. How fitting then that the constitutional abomination of Roe v. Wade has officially been overturned this morning!

Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) was a decision of the U.S. Supreme Court which created, out of whole cloth, the fictional “right” for pregnant women to choose to intentionally end the life of her unborn child.

Of course, all rights are predicated on the right to life. If this right is infringed, then all other rights become absolutely meaningless.

A Moral Imperative, Not a Political Cudgel

Ending abortion as a practice is a moral imperative, not a political cudgel to be wielded. This fight is not primarily about policies; it is about objective and clear right and wrong. Abortion is the intentional killing an innocent human being. There is no gray area here. There are no special cases. There are no circumstances under which abortion, as the intentional and direct killing of a pre-born human person, is moral.

We must not be sucked in to the false notion that we are “forcing our beliefs” on anyone. Of course, I think it is providential that Roe v. Wade is overturned on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart. Of course I believe that this the will of God, in our Lord Jesus Christ and by the intercession of our Blessed Mother. Of course it is. However, this fight has full force purely on the natural and scientific level. Being pro-life is being pro-science.

The Roe v. Wade decision would not venture to say when life begins. We know this fact of biology today with certitude: life beings at conception. From the first moment of fertilization of a human egg by a human sperm cell, a new human being has been made. This new person has distinct and unique DNA from the mother or the father. They are a unique, unrepeatable human person with inestimable worth. Simply growing bigger or developing or changing location from inside to outside the womb does not change the ontological nature of that specific human being.

Do not allow someone to say that you are motivated in this regard by your “overzealous” religious fervor. Say with truth and clarity that you are following the science and good philosophy.

Mother Teresa on “Roe v. Wade”

On the subject of the ruling of Roe v. Wade, St. Teresa of Calcutta (“Mother Teresa”) had the following to say:

Your opinion stated that you did not need to “resolve the difficult question of when life begins.” That question is inescapable. If the right to life in an inherent and inalienable right, it must surely exist wherever life exists. No one can deny that the unborn child is a distinct being, that it is human, and that it is alive. It is unjust, therefore, to deprive the unborn child of its fundamental right to life on the basis of its age, size, or condition of dependency.

It was a sad infidelity to America’s highest ideals when this Court said that it did not matter, or could not be determined, when the inalienable right to life began for a child in its mother’s womb.

America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships.

It has aggravated the derogation of the father’s role in an increasingly fatherless society.

It has portrayed the greatest of gifts—a child—as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered domination over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters.

And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners.

Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign.

Reforming After Deforming

Of course Mother Teresa is correct. Roe v. Wade has deformed our great nation. Now that it has been overturned, it is time to reform. This is where the hard work begins! Now, each state will be responsible for evangelizing the culture to be a culture of life.

Each state MUST ensure that women have a real choice for life by opening and supporting crisis pregnancy centers, making a adoption a viable option, supporting domestic violence shelters for women and children, supporting social programs and outreach to those who need assistance, providing solid postnatal care for women with minimal means, and providing education and empowerment for new fathers.

Only by supporting life, in an incarnational way, will we help to create a culture of life in the United States. There is an immediate need to step up to the plate and get involved in the pro-life efforts of your state.

Do not think that this is the final victory. It is important. It is a step. But it is not the end of the war. We can take a moment, in gratitude and humility, to thank God for the victory of this battle at the federal level. But there remains tremendous work to be done in each state and local community.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

Further Resources:

Fr. Rob Galea Explores YouTube

 

28The University of St. Thomas-Houston MAX Studios, in partnership with the Word on Fire Institute, launched an innovative video series to demonstrate how to bring the light of the Gospel to the digital world. Harnessing the expertise of major Catholic influencers who evangelize effectively on social media platforms, each episode of the series, The New Evangelization and New Media, spotlights today’s most interesting and compelling Catholic influencers to share their experiences with technology and media to get to the heart of our culture and reach their specific audience.

Check out the trailer for the series!

EPISODE TWO – FR. ROB GALEA EXPLORES YOUTUBE

In episode 2 of The New Evangelization and New Media video series, Fr. Rob Galea talks all about everyone’s favorite video platform, YouTube. Fr. Rob Galea is an ordained Catholic priest and is currently serving in Sandhurst Diocese, Victoria after moving to Australia from Malta, his home country. He is a singer and songwriter with an international fan base, has written songs for World Youth Day 2016 and 2019, and has performed for Pope Francis. Apart from a series of recordings and CD releases, Fr. Rob has 73,000 subscribers on YouTube where he features many of his songs and homilies. He was a contestant in Australia’s 2015 The X Factor and is the founder and serving director of FRG Ministry.

The UST MAX Studios team caught up with Fr. Rob while touring in the U.S. This episode was filmed on location in Chicago.