Lectio Evangelization

Come join Deacon Larry Brockman in a
10-session study of the Acts of the Apostles.

Tuesday mornings 10:30 AM till Noon from May 11 to July 13

The Church has been spreading the Gospel for 2000 years, but people in our modern world seem to have closed their ears and hearts to the good news of Jesus Christ. How can the Church go about evangelizing effectively in the modern world? Dr. Mary Healy of Augustine Institute suggests that we should step back and look at how the world was originally evangelized in the Acts of the Apostles as a roadmap to a New Evangelization.

Using the Lectio Divina approach of reading, reflecting, responding, and contemplating, the accompanying workbook presents classic artistry, penetrating questions, and personal reflection to take the teachings to a deeper level.

Each session will be conducted using Zoom. Each participant will need the workbook, available for just $10. Using the parish-wide Formed Membership, all participants will have free access to the weekly films presented by Dr. Healy on their own computer, laptop or smart phone.

Contact Deacon Larry for answers to questions: deaconlarry@earthlink.net.

Genesis Bible Study

Join Deacon Larry Brockman on Thursday Evenings at 7 PM from the comfort of your own home for study of the Book of Genesis. Without Genesis, the rest of the Bible is incomprehensible. Unveiling no less than the creation of the world and everything in it, including human life, as well as the birth of sin and the promise of a Savior, Genesis is packed with fascinating images and layered theological insights that require careful study.

In this powerful 28-session study from Catholic Scripture Study International, author Steve Ray, augmented by selfstudy videos by Fr. Kauth, you will uncover what you need to know about this crucial first book of the Bible .

Deacon Larry will break the study into three groups of nine or Ten consecutive sessions with breaks in between.

The first session is from May 6th through July 1 .

Each session will be conducted using Zoom. Participants will need a study guide (approximately $45 and available from Deacon Larry) and will be given information on how to stream the study videos without extra charge.

Contact Deacon Larry for answers to questions: deaconlarry@earthlink.net.

Our Catholic Appeal 2021

Thank you to everyone who has responded to Our Catholic Appeal . This appeal supports the work of the diocese – here at Holy Family and throughout the nine counties of the Orlando Diocese.

Envelopes for Our Catholic Appeal can be found in the back of the church or you can pick them up in the parish office between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You have the option of either a one-time pledge or monthly pledges.

Or you can donate online by clicking here.

Your gift supports every parish, ministry, and school in the Diocese of Orlando

https://www.cfocf.org/oca/give/

Holy Family’s Gift and Book Store is now open. Appointments are NO LONGER REQUIRED. Hours during Covid pandemic are below and are subject to change.

Please use the Cove Door entrance behind the Welcome Desk, as the PLC is closed. Maximum 5 guests in store at any time.

Facemasks are mandatory at all times.

Elva Clark
Manager

Regular Hours during Covid Pandemic (as of Jan. 7, 2021)

  • Saturday 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 9:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am-2 p.m.

New Year’s Week


The Holy Family Gift and Book Store provides Catholic faith-based, affordably-priced items suitable for all ages and interests.

Regular Hours of Operation (once Covid pandemic ends)

Sunday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. – Noon

Saturday: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

The Diocese of Orlando’s policy requires all children to be supervised by an adult at all times, for their safety and security.


Interested in volunteering your time? We’d love to have you join us! 
  • Part-time, flexible hours for adults. Requirements: At least 3 hours/bi-weekly minimum, please, though more hours are available! A diocesan background check is required – we’ll help set that up for you.
  • Would you prefer doing sales, inventory or both? We’ll work with you to ensure your support is aligned with your preferences and abilities.
  • Discounts available. We offer special pricing for our volunteers who wish to purchase from our Store.
Contact

Elva Clark at (407) 876-0833 or email Elva


Confirmation Gifts Are In. Check us out.
First Holy Communion gifts are in. Come check us out.

Holy Family’s Catholic Youth Ministry seeks faith-filled, committed, energetic adults to help build the young church. The ideal candidate is an active Catholic, has a servant heart and a love for young people. Adults that volunteer in youth ministry are invited to fill a variety of roles. Roles include, but are not limited to, the folowing:

  • planning and facilitating of gathered sessions
  • faith formation catechist
  • small group leader
  • technology, social media
  • cooking/serving dinners
  • chaperoning events on and off campus

Core Team members must fulfill diocesan requirements to serve youth.

If you’re interested, contact Gayle Zambito at gzambito@holyfamilyorlando.com.

All parishioners are welcome to return to the Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel for private prayer.

For over 25 years, Holy Family had been very blessed to have Perpetual Eucharistic Exposition in the Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel (the small building in the main parking lot next to the main church) 362 days of the year (not during the celebration of the sacred Triduum – Holy Thursday until after the final Easter Sunday Mass). Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the adoration chapel had to be closed for everyone’s safety. We are delighted to announce that the Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel will be open on March 15, 2021, BY RESERVATION ONLY.

For everyone’s safety, only FIVE people are allowed in the chapel at a time. An online sign-up reservation is required to participate via SignUpGenius. To make reservations, click here.

Once your reservation is made, the code to enter the chapel will be sent to you.

Face masks are required, and each participant is asked to please wipe down his or her area with the provided wipes and use hand sanitizer before leaving. It is important to follow these simple rules so we can continue to enjoy private prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Noel Oteyza at noteyza@hotmail.com or 407.314.5175.

Eucharistic Exposition vs Adoration

It is important to understand the difference between Eucharistic Exposition and Eucharistic Adoration. Eucharistic Adoration refers to our prayer before the host not exposed, as in the tabernacle. This may take place in our church at any time the church is open. Eucharistic Exposition refers to prayer before the host exposed in a monstrance.

During Eucharistic Exposition the church encourages us to do readings from Scripture; and pray parts of the liturgy of the hours. The church also encourages us to remember the celebration of the Mass and pray with the Eucharistic prayers from Mass. It is also appropriate to remember those who are receiving viaticum [communion for the dying]. Since Eucharistic Exposition is part of the church’s official liturgy, devotions should not be prayed during exposition.

The Church reminds us that adoration of Christ present in the sacrament, derives from the sacrifice of the Mass. The Eucharistic sacrifice of the Mass is the source and culmination of the whole Christian life. Therefore devotion towards the Eucharist should always lead to a more full participation in the celebration of the Mass.

There is no training needed to be with Jesus. You are welcome any time, day or night. And you may volunteer for an hour a week, an hour a month, or be part of the substitute list (overnight hours have a special need for scheduled adorers and substitutes). Be a part of something that will transform your life and the life of your Parish. Jesus is waiting for you!

Contact

Noel & Karyl Oteyza 407-532-3336 or email Noel


More Information About Perpetual Adoration

Devotions and Eucharistic Adoration: USCCB

http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/adoration/devotions-and-eucharistic-adoration.cfm

Perpetual Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/adoration/perpetual-exposition-of-the-blessed-sacrament.cfm

Eucharistic Adoration in the 21st Century

https://www.osv.com/OSVNewsweekly/Article/TabId/535/ArtMID/13567/ArticleID/22427/Eucharistic-adoration-in-the-21st-century.aspx

25 years at Holy Family

May 21, 2019 was the 25th anniversary since the start of Perpetual Eucharistic Exposition. One reason is that people are willing to adore the Lord at all hours of the day. See the article links below to read more about its history at Holy Family and the celebration of our 25th anniversary.

Perpetual Adoration History at Holy Family (released 2009 for 15th anniversary)

(UPDATED 5/21/19) – History of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration at Holy Family

Holy Family Catholic Community