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  • THIS WEEK TUESDAY, JULY 31 5:00 pm - Mass WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 5:00 pm - Mass THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 8:00 am - HFS Faculty Attend Mass 9:00 am - HFS Faculty Back to School Retreat - Church 6:00 pm - Rosary - Chapel FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 Teacher Field Trip 12 noon - Mass SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 HFS Parent Work Day 7:30 am until 11:30 am 3:00 – 3:30 pm - Confession Daily Chapel SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 5:00 pm - Holy Family School New Parent Orientation - Church

    SCHOOL BEGINS THIS WEEK Holy Family School

    will begin the new school year on Wednesday, August 8th.

    Please pay attention to the school zones and keep our children safe!

    Reverend David E. Allen, Pastor

    Deacon Minos Ponville, Jr. Jennifer LeJeune, Religious Ed. Director

    Michelle Cagle, Office Manager Karen Ardoin, Bookkeeper/Secretary

    Michael Comeau, School Principal Leigh LeBlanc, Pre-K3 Director

    Church Office Address: 474 N. Jefferson Avenue Mail to: P.O. Box 290, Port Allen, LA 70767

    Church E-mail address:

    MASSES: Saturdays: 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass

    Sundays: 8:00 & 10:30 am Tuesday - 5:00 pm (Novena following)

    Wednesday - 5:00 pm, Thursday - 8:00 am, Friday - 12:00 noon

    Phone: (225) 383-1838 Additional Information on Website: Fax: (225) 383-1839

    Are You Interested in Becoming Catholic? Do You Know Someone Who is Interested?

    Do You Just Want to Learn More About Your Faith? Were You Baptized But Need Other Sacraments?

    Come and check out what the Catholic Church believes and teaches.

    Inquiry gatherings that will be held at 6:30 PM August 9, and August 30 in Marian Hall

    All are welcome!

    If you have questions or want more information, please call Deacon Minos at

    the Church Office, 225-383-1838, or email

    Port Allen, Louisiana 70767

    A Family of Faith

    Holy Family Catholic Church

  • WEEKLY MIRACLE This week marks the beginning of a kind of “liturgical detour.” We have been listening to Saint Mark’s Gospel during this liturgical year (Year B). Today we begin to hear a long section from John’s Gospel, starting with the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. This miracle story is a prelude to the Lord’s statements that we will begin hearing in a few weeks, in which Jesus refers to himself as the “bread of life.” Each week we witness a miracle at Mass. We do not see a multiplication of loaves before us. What our eyes of faith allow us to see is the miracle of the transformation of common elements—bread and wine—into the Lord’s Body and Blood. Once we have received the Lord, the multiplication begins, for in the Eucharist we are strengthened to multiply our efforts to feed the poor, shelter the homeless, and bring comfort to the despairing. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.

    READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Jer 13:1-11; Dt 32:18-21; Mt 13:31-35 Tuesday: Jer 14:17-22; Ps 79:8, 9, 11, 13; Mt 13:36-43 Wednesday: Jer 15:10, 16-21; Ps 59:2-4, 10-11, 17-18; Mt 13:44-46 Thursday: Jer 18:1-6; Ps 146:1b-6ab; Mt 13:47-53 Friday: Jer 26:1-9; Ps 69:5, 8-10, 14; Mt 13:54-58 Saturday: Jer 26:11-16, 24; Ps 69:15-16, 30-31, 33-34; Mt 14:1-12 Sunday: Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Ps 78:3-4, 23-25, 54; Eph 4:17, 20-24; Jn 6:24-35

    The eyes of all look hopefully to you, and you give them their food in due season. — Psalm 145:15

    A VOCATION VIEW Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 29, 2018

    In the Gospel many people hunger for a small amount of food. In our day there are too many people for the small number of priests, sisters, brothers and deacons. We too must trust in the Lord by praying for vocations and responding if we feel God is calling us to a Church vocation. If so, call or email Father Andrew Merrick at 225.336.8778,, or visit,


    Ruth Stanley, Oscar Bourgoyne, Eve Riviere.

    COLLECTION REPORT for July 15 General Collection – Identified Givers - $ 6,905.00

    Unidentified Givers - $ 894.00 Total General Collection - $ 7,799.00

    Total Mission Appeal Collection - $ 3,490.54 Total Jubilee: The Next Step Collection - $ 1,417.00

    CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to the following little ones who were welcomed into our community of faith through the sacrament of Baptism this past weekend:

    Griffin Michael Hebert son of Adam & April Hebert

    Lane Thomas Kemp son of Garrett & Mallory Kemp

    Raylee Olivia Lee daughter of Richard, IV & Ashley Lee

    Jake Ory Persick son of Jared & Rebekah Persick

    Grant Tyler Weber son of Thomas & Mallory Weber


    ORIENTATION MEETING On Sunday, August 5, 2018, we will be holding our annual “New Family Orientation and Informational Meeting” at 5:00 pm in Holy Family Church. We invite all new families to join us for this brief meeting to discuss important dates, procedures and any forms that will need to be completed. In the meantime, if you should have any questions regarding this meeting, please contact Annette Fitzgerald at or (225) 344-4100 ext 211.


    The next session of “Prayerful Strokes” is scheduled for Sunday, August 26th at 3:00 pm in Jubilee Hall. Please check out the next bulletin for more information about the upcoming session and how to register.

    “He has made everything beautiful in its time...” Ecclesiastes 3:11


    EDUCATION/SACRAMENTAL PREP PROGRAMS Parish School of Religion K - 8th grade (students in public and non-Catholic schools) First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Preparation (students, 2nd grade or higher, in public, non-Catholic, and Catholic schools) Confirmation Preparation 9th grade (Students in public or non-Catholic high schools) Confirmation Preparation 10th & 11th grade (Students in public, non-Catholic and Catholic high schools)

    If you have a child that falls into one of these categories and need to register them or are unclear about any of this,

    contact Jennifer LeJeune at or 336-4463.


    CURRENTLY USING AT MASS? It was written by our Choir Director, Boo Gabriel! Thank you, Boo, for your talent and musical gift!!

    Prayerful S rokes

  • SENIOR AFTERNOON TEA SOCIAL On Sunday afternoon, July 22nd, Holy Family Church invited all seniors to an Afternoon Tea Social. Tables were beautifully set with a delightful array of vintage china, table cloths, colorful flowers, and various teas to choose. Those in attendance enjoyed hot tea along with fresh baked scones followed by tiered trays of delectable, bite sized treats, all baked and served by the volunteers. It was a delightful feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds! Participants were able to commemorate their tea experience with a picture taken with Her Majesty, the queen. An English tea would not be complete without pictures with the queen! We are very grateful to all of the volunteers who helped to set-up, bake, serve, and clean. Thank you all for your willingness to help! Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the afternoon. It was absolutely grand!

    CONFESSIONS: Saturdays: 3:00 to 3:30 pm or any day by appointment. BAPTISMS: Couples should contact the parish office during pregnancy to register for a Baptism

    Seminar (usually held every other month, even numbered months). Godparents also must attend a Baptism Seminar.

    MATRIMONY: Couples must contact priest at least SIX months before making other arrangements. SICK CALLS: Parishioners are urged to contact priest to inform him of persons who are ill. SACRAMENT OF THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK: Offered at daily Mass or privately to those

    who are facing surgery or illness. Call the office. NEW PARISHIONERS: Are requested to contact the Parish Office to register as parishioners. ADORATION: Tuesday & Wednesday - 5:30 - 8:30 pm; Thursday & Friday - 9:00 am - 12 Noon

    2018 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL “Shipwrecked…Rescued by Jesus!”

    On July 9-13, 150 castaways, plus over 115 volunteers, attended the 2018 Holy Family and St. John the Baptist Vacation Bible School. Each day everyone discovered lifesaving, life-changing experiences that helped us learn all about Jesus, who is always there to rescue us! At “Shipwrecked”, castaways rotated through Bible Discovery, Arts/Crafts, Music and Movie Time. All were treated to delicious Tropical Treats. On the last day,

    there was a big Sail Away Finale for family and guests which ended with a preview of the catchy tunes performed by grades K-5th and a hotdog lunch. A special THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered at this year’s VBS and who donated food to be divided between St. John the Baptist and Port Allen food banks. “Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

    OUR MISSION STATEMENT Holy Family Parish is a loving, caring community of devoted and committed Catholic Christians. Our mission purpose is to spread and deepen the Kingdom of God among all people. Our aim is to carry out this mission through our strong tradition of faith and family