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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 »

From Your Pastor - July 2012

Posted by andrea clune on 7/11/12

Summertime and the living is easy! Join  us here at Holy Family for our Parish Picnic beginning at 12:30 Mass on July 15.  It's a great afternoon of fun, good food and games for kids. Join us till 5:00 pm. Also if you are traveling in the area, our ... Read More »

A Little Rest and Relaxation

Posted by jason gawaldo on 7/05/12

In a little more than a week, I’ll be heading to South Carolina for a family vacation.  Thirty-three years ago, my parents went to Myrtle Beach for their honeymoon, and our family has gone back nearly every summer ever since.  Over the course of the years, we have developed ... Read More »

A Father's Influence

Posted by jason gawaldo on 6/14/12

When I hear the word “father,” I think of my own dad, as I imagine most of us do.  I have vivid childhood memories of camping, sports, and yard work, side by side with my dad.  My dad never was overly expressive of emotions, but he did manage in ... Read More »

From Your Pastor - June 2012

Posted by andrea clune on 6/12/12

Summertime and the living is easy! If you are traveling in the area on vacation, a summer welcome to Holy Family Church here in Poland. Please join us for weekend worship at 4:00 pm on Saturdays or on Sundays at 7:30, 9:00, 11:00 or 12:30 pm. We welcome visitors ... Read More »

From Fanatic to Ecclesiastic: Trading Baseball Cards for Holy Cards

Posted by jason gawaldo on 5/17/12

I’ve been a huge baseball fan for most of my life, and growing up in Pittsburgh made me a diehard Pirates fan.  With that being said, my first clear baseball memory is Atlanta's Sid Bream scoring the winning run of the 1992 NLCS to end the Pirates’ last winning ... Read More »

Working for an Eternal Living

Posted by jason gawaldo on 5/01/12

On this feast of St. Joseph the Worker, I am reminded of my past jobs, particularly the part-time ones. 

My first job (chore?) was working (paying back a debt of nature?) for my dad doing yard work.  Mostly I cut the grass on the 14 acres of our used-to-be-a-farm, ... Read More »

From Your Pastor - May 2012

Posted by andrea clune on 4/23/12

Great time of year here at Holy Family Parish! We salute our young people who are graduating from college and high school. Congratulations to them and their parents. On Sunday, June 3 at the 11:00 a.m. Mass here we will be recognizing our high school graduates. Please join us ... Read More »