106 South Main Street
Albion, New York 14411
Parish Office: (585) 589-4243
Fax: (585) 589-0734
LADIES OF CHARITY are accepting donations for their Lawn
Fete Theme Basket—Kitchen & Spices Items can be left for the
baskets at the Parish Office. Please be sure to make your
donations by July 30th. Thank You.
ANNUAL LAWN FETE NEWS
It’s hard to believe, but we are less than 1 month away, and the final planning stages are underway! There will be 1 more planning meeting on Monday, July 23rd at 6:30pm in the McCabe Room—all are welcome to join in! We are still looking for any crafted items, baked goods, children’s prizes, auction items, theme baskets, and volunteers to help make this day a success! As a reminder, due to recent changes, if you are planning to donate a Theme Basket with an alcoholic beverage, please substitute the actual beverage with a gift card. Please contact the Parish office with any questions, inquiries, donations or to purchase additional raffle tickets.
FULL TIME POSITION AVAILABLE
Looking for a dedicated, dependable
Parish and Cemetery - Buildings & Grounds Maintenance
Includes burials, paperwork & project planning
with Pastor & Finance Committee.
Applications available at:
HOLY FAMILY PARISH OFFICE
106 South Main Street, Albion, NY 14411 - 585-589-4243
“For the Least” Service & Justice Retreat for those in their 20s & 30s—July 27-29, 2018 Roll up your sleeves and put the Catholic faith into action in the community as we encounter Christ in our neighbors.
Weekend includes direct service with vulnerable in WNY, prayer, peer stories, reflections on working for justice, and small group time. Held on the shores of Lake Erie at Camp Pioneer in Angola. Registration is open until July 18 at www.havefaithbuffalo.com. ALL are welcome!
Due to a grant, this opportunity is very affordable. Only $40 for the full weekend including lodging and food! Sponsored by the Dept. of Youth & Young Adult Ministry in partnership with Charis.
CHRIST THE KING SEMINARY DINNER LECTURE SERIES - Dinner at 5:45pm; lectures 6:45 - 8:30pm. $35 per person per Dinner/Lecture (or $25 with coffee and dessert). July 18 Thomas Merton Part II—Theological & Spiritual Influences, presented by Rev. Joseph Gatto | July 25
LADIES OF CHARITY GIFT DISPLAY CASE
We’ve been busy doing some Spring Cleaning and rearranging the Holy Family Office. The Ladies of Charity Gift Case has been refurbished, Thanks to John & Linda Chrzan and Nick Adams for their handiwork. The gift case is stocked with many items to purchase for your upcoming special occasions. Stop in to visit during regular Office Hours.
PARISH LAWN FETE NEWS
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5
Noon to 5pm ~ Elks Grounds ~ 428 W. State St.
We are now in the home stretch of preparation for our Lawn Fete,
with only 3 weeks left to go! Can’t you already smell the Italian Sausage in the air?! What a
wonderful opportunity this event presents to spend time with your
family and friends. Between the delicious food, toe-tapping music,
numerous raffle prizes, 50/50 and Pull tabs, Silent Auction,
Children’s Games and Basket Raffles, there is something for
Grand Raffle tickets - If you know someone who would like to buy
tickets, please let us know by calling the Parish office, as we will be
happy to send some to them! CONGRATULATIONS to our first
EARLY BIRD DRAWING winner, Karen Dudek! The final 3
Early Bird Drawings will take place on July 16, 23 & 30.
Additional Raffles - Once again this year, we have a GREAT
variety of raffle prizes to take a chance on, including:
55” Vizio Smart TV with Chromecast ~ (2) Amazon Echo Dots
40” Masterbuilt Electric Smoker ~ (2) $250 Kwik Fill Gas Cards
(2) 26” Avalon Bikes ~ 3 beautifully handmade Afghans/Quilts. Theme Baskets will again be one of the highlights of the afternoon.
We are still looking for donations for our basket raffle! Perhaps a
few families or friends could create a basket together? Or maybe a
basket could be donated which pays tribute to the memory of a
loved one? Reminder - if you plan to make a basket with an
alcoholic beverage, please substitute the actual beverage with a gift
card. If you wish to donate a basket, please call
Sue Starkweather-Miller at 589-7224.
Silent Auction - Beginning at Noon the day of the fest. We have
received quite a few wonderful items thus far, but are still looking
for any items that you’d wish to donate! If you have something to
donate, we are happy to take it for you at the Parish office.
Festival Tree - Located near the entrances of the church. Please
take a ticket, and bring back a toy/prize for the children’s games!
There will be 1 more planning meeting on Monday, July 23rd at
6:30pm in the McCabe Room. All are welcome!
We are still looking for a few more volunteers to help us make this
day the success it can be! Call the office at 589-4243.
We are looking ahead to the 2018 Faith Formation program which begins in September. In the past few weeks some of the Catechists’ have spoken at Masses asking you to consider assisting us with our Parish program. This year we are in need of volunteers, especially Catechists and aides. Please consider joining this team in teaching the Good News of God to students and building up community with their families.
Call the Office for further information - 589-4243
Social Justice Committee
We urge you to read the July 2018 Western New York Catholic's 4 articles on immigration and family separations: Bishop Malone's “Let Build Bridges – Not Walls,” “Zero Tolerance” Family Immigration Policy Condemned by Catholic Leaders” and columns by Milagros Ramos and
Deacon Don Weigel, plus other Catholic press articles.
As Catholics, Bishop Malone says, we should study and act. Thank the President for stopping family separations. Urge him and Congress to finally approve a bill, that follows the justice, Christian and humane principles the Bishops have advised since 2003.
“Message Received” Vacation Bible School
When: June 25 - 29, 2018, 9 am - 11 am
Where: Holy Family Parish Center, 106 S. Main St., Albion
Who: Kids, ages 4 -12
For registration information, call the Parish Office at 589-4243
Fun! Friends! Bible Stories! Games! Music! Snacks!
God has a message for you! Can you hear it?
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