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Confirmation Candidates In Their Own Words

Posted by jason gawaldo on 1/29/13

In about seven weeks, the 8th graders of our parish will receive the Sacrament on Confirmation.  This will complete their initiation into the Church and will begin a lifetime of developing a deeper understanding of our faith coupled with active involvement in the Church.  As part of the preparation ... Read More »

From Your Pastor-February 2013

Posted by andrea clune on 1/28/13

Welcome to Catholic Schools Week! We are observing it here at Holy Family with several special events: Beta Club on Monday at 1:00 pm In the Church, Dare Graduation at 9:30 am in Gallagher Hall. On Wednesday at 8:30 am Bishop Murry will be the celebrant at our school ... Read More »

From your Pastor-January 2013

Posted by andrea clune on 12/28/12

January 1, 2013 is upon us! Happy New Year. Blessings to all as we begin a new year in this Year of Faith. May this year be a time for all of us to grow in wisdom, age and grace! May the good Lord smile upon us all!

From your Pastor-December 2012

Posted by andrea clune on 12/16/12

Holy Family Parish in Poland, Ohio wishes you and yours a blessed Christmas and Christmas season. Remember that there are 12 days of Christmas! Here at Holy Family are Masses on Christmas eve are at 4pm, 8pm and Midnight. On Christmas day the Masses are at 10am and 12noon.  ... Read More »

From Your Pastor-December

Posted by andrea clune on 11/30/12

December - a beautiful month for our faith, family and friends. With all of the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations, do not forget about Advent as we prepare the way of the Lord. Please consult the parish bulletin for our spiritual, educational and social events. May the good ... Read More »

From your Pastor-November 2012

Posted by andrea clune on 11/17/12

Happy Thanksgiving!  Join us on Sunday, November 18 at 7:00pm at Poland United Methodist Church for a Thanksgiving Prayer Service. The Poland Christian congregations are gathering in praise of God from whom all blessings flow! On Thanksgiving Day  itself our Mass here at Holy Family is at  9:00am. All ... Read More »

The Real First Thanksgiving

Posted by jason gawaldo on 11/13/12

Are you ready for this?  You’ve been lied to your whole life about Thanksgiving.  It’s true.  Typical of popular American history, our textbooks have fed us half-truths about the actual events. 

Here’s how the story goes in our textbooks.  The first Thanksgiving happened in early autumn of 1621 at ... Read More »

From your Pastor-October 2012

Posted by andrea clune on 10/01/12

October is Respect Life Month. Please try to participate in these parish projects this month: the baby bottle campaign sponsored by Men and Women United for Life, our parish Respect Life committee's Shower of Love and the St. Mary's Guild's new blanket collection. Details are in the parish bulletin ... Read More »

From your Pastor-September 2012

Posted by andrea clune on 9/05/12

Back to school! Welcome back Holy Family school students and students in our religious education program. On behalf of our school principal, Ms. Kathy Stoops, and our DRE, Mr. Jason Gawaldo, we thank our parents for entrusting your children to us.   Our parish youth choir makes its debut this ... Read More »

From your Pastor-August 2012

Posted by andrea clune on 8/06/12

Dear Friends,         The dog days of August are upon us. We rejoice in this 90+ degree weather. Don't forget that our Holy Family Church has AC working overtime for your comfort this summer. Also for your comfort: new pads on the pew seats, backs and kneelers. ... Read More »